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Happy Birthday Karthik Subbaraj

Saturday, March 19, 2016 • Tamil Comments

"How could a shortfilm maker match the mainstream expectations? Is he able to befit the tastes of silver screen audience?" were the questions poured in front, when Karthik Subbaraj kind of directors stepped into the industry. They have no answers other than their passion, skill and excellence in filmmaking. Yes, they are now the powerful attraction of Tamil cinema which keeps evolving progressively.

Karthik, an engineer who used to get high pay, had come out chasing passion for cinema. Started with crispy short films which have catchy titles, he made his Kollywood debut with ‘Pizza’, a flick which redefined the meaning of horror flicks and the way they are made in Tamil cinema. "Word of mouth" was the major reason for the glorious success of ‘Pizza’ as it was loved by audience of all centres. Flawless screenplay and elegant execution along with a perfect performer like Vijay Sethupathi, the film received a big appreciation and critical acclaim.

His next was a mixture of "Hot-n-Cold" raw materials called as ‘Jigarthanda’. The film explored different shades of characterization and its exhibition. Karthik’s unmatched portrayal of antagonist ‘Assault Kumar’, the character which also had the shades of a hero, fetched actor Bobby Simhaa, his first National award. ‘Jigarthanda’ is essentially a musical thriller that paved way for a new genre.

With two blockbuster films got released still, Karthik Subbaraj is busy with his third film ‘Iraivi’ which is expected to hit the screens this summer. The film with a mouth-watering star cast has already created huge expectations with the teasers and posters making the right impact.

Even after becoming a star director, Karthik tries to open up a healthy platform for short films through his Stone Bench banner. The young talent’s continuous effort to elevate the young short film makers into the right place shows his eagerness to bring forward a healthy change in Tamil cinema.

Such a highly talented filmmaker who can also be called as a visionary celebrates his birthday today. Indiaglitz wishes the courageous director a very happy birthday and wishing more for a healthy and prosperous year ahead!

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