AR Murugadoss

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About AR Murugadoss A. R. Murugadoss (Tamil: ஏ.ஆர்.முருகதாஸ் ) is an Indian film director and writer.A. R. Murugadoss is an acclaimed Tamil director in Kollywood, the Chennai–based Tamil film industry. He has done five films. He has directed top stars like Ajith Kumar, Vijaykanth, Surya, Chiranjeevi and Aamir Khan. Four of his five films have been classified hits and Ghajini in Tamil especially received rave reviews for his style of directing. His latest venture is Ghajini in Hindi with Aamir Khan and Asin. The movie had a big opening and broke many records, and it's an all time blockbuster. It's the first Bollywood movie to cross the 200 crore barrier in the collection category. It's said that SRK have requested him a good script for his next project. His native place is Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu. He studied B.A in Bishop Heber College, Trichy during 1987-1990. In the College he had the great affinity towards Tamil films and friends. During his college days, he was active in cultural events, particularly in performing stage mimic shows imitating 'Kirubanantha Variar' and famous personalities of cine field. As a student, he was a calm and humble person but his multiple talents during college days and inter-college cultural competitions was often appreciated by all levels of students and teachers. His respect to the College and his close friend circle was expressed by using their names and the College Name in his second hit movie, 'Ramana'. He is a simple person with great talents and often recalls with his old friends the way he travelled to reach his present position.He is an ardent David Beckham fan. Mr. Murugadoss currently resides in an independent house in AVM Avenue, Virgambakkam, Chennai. Right from his school days, Murugadoss was inclined towards writing short stories and novels. Encouraged by people close to him, he moved from Kallakurichi to Chennai. He started his career by working with writer Kalaimani, and then worked as an assistant director with S. J. Suryah for films like Vaali and Khushi. His first movie as a director was Dheena, a Tamil film starring Ajith Kumar. It was a commercial mass-entertainer and was a blockbuster. But it didn't give him so much reputation. His next one was Ramana starring Vijayakanth and this movie came out as one of the biggest hits of Vijayakanth. Ramana had a political backdrop and it helped Vijayakanth who was then an emerging politician. After the huge success of this mega hit political flick, Chiranjeevi, the Telugu Superstar, who was an emerging politician then, invited Murugadoss to remake this movie in Telugu and it was a super hit movie. His third movie was Ghajini starring Surya and Asin. Ghajini is a thriller with romantic elements. This movie became the biggest box-office hit for actor Surya. Again Chiranjeevi invited him to direct his first telugu movie "Stalin" which was a disaster and he for a moment decided not make movies with big stars again.

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5. Krishna Vamsi 4244
6. shankar 2155
7. Karimuddin Asif 1799
8. Rajkumar Hirani 1756
9. AR Murugadoss 1543
10. Bala 1522
11. Yash Raj Chopra 1505
12. Chowdary 1329
13. Karan Johar 1102

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55. Rajkumar Hirani 1756
56. Glauber Rocha 1702
57. Yahya Saade 1664
58. Pino Solanas 1613
59. AR Murugadoss 1543
60. Bala 1522
61. Nasser al-qasabi 1506
62. Yash Raj Chopra 1505
63. Steven Spielberg 1487

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