K. Shankar - Bio and Creative Works

K. Shankar

Age (at death)
India, British Raj, Dominion of India
Place of Birth
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Kannan Shankar was an Indian film editor, screenwriter and director. He directed more than 80 films in South Indian languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada as well as in Hindi. - Wikipedia

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MOVIE • 1996 • Screenplay, Director

Vetri Vinayagar is 1996 Tamil Hindu devotional film directed by K. Shankar[1][2] and produced by M. Sarojini Devi. The film script was written by K. P. Arivanantham. Its music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan. The film stars K. R. Vijaya, Radha Ravi, Urvasi, Nizhalgal Ravi, and Delhi Ganesh.[3] The film was dubbed in Hindi as Jai Ganesh Deva and Telugu as Om Ganapathi.

MOVIE • 1985 • Director

Raja Rishi is a 1985 Indian Tamil film directed by K. Shankar and produced by N. Sakunthala. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Prabhu Ganesan, M. N. Nambiar and Nalini in lead roles. There is a touching scene where moved by the penance of Sage Vishvamitra, formerly King Kaushika; God Shiva grants him the status of brahmarishi and totally compassionate, Rajarishi sings the Gayatri Mantra.

MOVIE • 1969 • Director

An evil man kills Vengaiyan's father and enslaves all his people. Vengaiyan is ignorant and wild but Jeeva helps him evolve into a valiant and wise man, who then swears to right his people.

MOVIE • 1968 • Director

Sekhar is separated from his twin, Anand, after getting abducted and grows up to be a criminal. When Sekhar is injured in an encounter, the police ask Anand to impersonate him and bring down his gang.

MOVIE • 1964 • Director

Prince Bhanu Pratap returns from a decade in a foreign country, together with his friend Kapil. His father, the King (Raja)has married again after Bhanu Pratap's mother passed away, and has a son by his new wife Maharani (Queen) Kalavanti. The Queen's brother Narpat Singh has designs upon the throne and enrols his sister the Maharani in his plot, by promising to unseat Bhanu Pratap and install her son as the heir. Prince Bhanu Singh has been tipped off, so he starts to behave like a CLOWN prince, instead of acting as the CROWN prince, in an attempt to flush out the schemers. This is a complex story of Royalty in India, in the post Independence (from the British) era, before democracy took root. It is a story of love, Indian values and to some extent superstitions and the conflict between values, superstition and modern views of the world they lived in.

MOVIE • 1962 • Director

Paadha Kaanikkai (English: Offering to the feet) is a 1962 Tamil-language drama film directed by K. Shankar. The film features Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, M. R. Radha and Kamal Haasan in lead roles. The film, produced by G. N. Velumani, had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and was released on 28 September 1962.

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