K. S. Adhiyaman

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K. S. Adhiyaman
"Photograph of KS Adhiyaman - 2016".jpg
Born (1965-10-03) 3 October 1965 (age 56)
OccupationDirector
Years active1992–present

K. S. Adhiyaman is an Indian film director and producer, who has directed Hindi and Tamil films.[1]

Career[edit]

Adhiyaman apprenticed under director K. Vijayan for eight films in the late 1980s, before deciding to become a film maker.[2] After beginning his directorial career with a relatively unnoticed film in Thoorathu Sondham (1992), Adhiyaman wrote the dialogues for Suresh Menon's well received films Pudhiya Mugam (1993) and Paasamalargal (1994) and subsequently bagged the opportunity to make another film. Thotta Chinungi, a relationship drama featuring an ensemble cast of Raghuvaran, Karthik, Revathi, Devayani, Rohini and Nagendra Prasad, won critical acclaim and performed well at the box office. He then featured as an actor in Thalaimurai (1998) directed by Saravana Pandian and won acclaim for his performance, while making another family drama titled Swarnamukhi which had Parthiban and Prakash Raj in leading roles.[3]

Adhiyaman then chose to direct his first Hindi film and began remaking Thotta Chinungi in Hindi as Aap Mere Hai Sanam in early 1998.[4] Notably, the film featured an ensemble cast of several leading actors including Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and Madhuri Dixit while several music composers also worked on the film. The film languished in development hell and was eventually released in 2002 as Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam earning mixed reviews and below average collections, with a critic noting Adhiyaman's "overly simplistic direction lacks both pace and creativity."[5][6] He then began making a project titled Mujhse Shaadi Karogi in 2002, a romantic drama featuring Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles. The project's title was changed to Dil Chura Ke Chal Diye and then to the eventual title Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar and the film was completed within a year, though the producers delayed the film's release indefinitely.[7][8] Delays meant that Adhiyaman chose to remake the film and release it swiftly in Tamil as Priyasakhi (2005) with R. Madhavan and Sadha playing lead roles. Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar was finally released in August 2006, with the films earning mixed reviews in both languages.[9][10][11] In between the ventures, he also started a film titled Hot featuring Neha Dhupia and Parvin Dabbas, but despite completing shoot has not released.[12]

Adhiyaman made another family drama film titled Thoondil starring Shaam, Sandhya and Divya Spandana. Extensively shot in London, Thoondil began shoot in mid 2006 and progressed slowly before releasing to average reviews in February 2008, with reviewers calling it "melodramatic" and noting that it "starts promisingly and turns unsatisfying".[13][14] Adhiyaman initially planned to remake Thoondil in Hindi with Vivek Oberoi and Bipasha Basu, as well revealing he was set to remake the 2004 Tamil film Ghilli in Hindi with Harman Baweja and Deepika Padukone.[15] He then announced that he was set to remake the Malayalam film Chinthamani Kolacase with Sunny Deol in Hindi as Judgement and would incorporate real life events of the death of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar into the script.[16] Neither of the three films eventually materialised. In early 2010, he began a comedy film titled Amali Thumali featuring Nakul, Shanthnu and Swati Reddy in lead roles. The film was initially titled Nanba and had a tagline of 2 Idiots, and thus the media mistook this film for Shankar's Nanban, the remake of the 2009 Hindi film 3 Idiots.[17][18] The film was later renamed Amali Thumali.[19] Despite filming scenes in locations including Fiji in 2012, the film is yet to be complete and have a theatrical release.[20][21] In 2014, it was reported that the director was considering directing a Tamil project featuring Nivin Pauly, Amala Paul and Nazriya Nazim in lead roles.[22]

In August 2018, Adhiyaman was reported to be making a horror film titled Angel starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Payal Rajput and Anandhi in the lead roles.[23]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Story Dialogues
1992 Thoorathu Sondham Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Red XN Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1994 Paasamalargal Red XN Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1995 Thotta Chinungi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer
1998 Swarnamukhi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1998 Thalaimurai Red XN Red XN Red XN Tamil Credited as Actor
1998 Bobbili Vamsham Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Hindi
2005 Priyasakhi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2006 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Hindi
2008 Thoondil Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2010 Tumse Milkar Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
2020 Angel Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil

References[edit]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Archive News". The Hindu. 10 November 2006. Archived from the original on 2 December 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. http://www.indolink.com/tamil/cinema/Reviews/articles/Thalaimurai_141015.html
  4. Chandra, Anupama (2 March 1998). "After successive flops and press obits, Madhuri Dixit returns to the top". India Today. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. Reviewed by Kuljinder Singh Updated 31 May 2002 (31 May 2002). "Films - review - Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam". BBC. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  6. "Movies: The Rediff Review: Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam". rediff.com. 24 May 2002. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  7. "Movies: Adhiyaman's run". rediff.com. 21 May 2002. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  8. "Shilpa Shetty bares her heart". Rediff.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  9. Share on FacebookShare on Twitter. "Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  10. "Review". Sify.com. 22 July 2005. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  11. "Salman and Shilpa don't arouse interest - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  12. ByBollywood Hungama. "Diana Hayden is Sahara Sr VP". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  13. "Surya-Jyothika wedding will be low key". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  14. "THOONDIL MOVIE REVIEW - Behindwoods SHAAM SANDHYA DIVYA Director Adhiyaman Vivek Actress Gallery Tamil Movie Pictures Tamil Movie Stills Thoondil Movie Stills". Behindwoods.com. 5 December 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  15. "Sify.com". Sify.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  16. "Sify Movies | Bollywood, Kollywood, Track Kabali News, Reviews". Sify.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  17. "Shantanu & Nakul: 2 Idiots". Behindwoods.com. 17 February 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  18. "Retail Plus Chennai". The Hindu. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  19. http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/71652.html
  20. "3 Idiots v/s 2 Idiots!". Sify.com. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  21. "Romancing Fiji Islands". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  22. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  23. https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2018/sep/21/udhayanidhi-ks-adhiyaman-film-titled-angel-7985.html

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