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Hari (director)

Hari is a Tamil lm director, best known for his action- ers identied it as a standard masala entertainer.[15][16]
masala lms. As of 2014, he has directed thirteen Following its success, the lm was remade in Hindi
(as Singham), Kannada (as Kempe Gowda) and Bengali (Shotru).[17][18] After directing Venghai, a lm with
Dhanush and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead, he made a
sequel to Singam, with Suriya reprising his role as Du1 Background
raisingam. It was named one of the biggest box oce hits
of 2013,[19][20] with Sify stating that it was the biggest
Hari was born in Katchana vilai near Nazareth in theatrical earner of the year.[21] He worked for the secTuticorin District, Tamil Nadu, India. His father, Gopal ond time with Vishal, in a lm titled Poojai,[22] which had
Nadar, is a vessels merchant.[2] Later his family moved Shruti Haasan as the female lead.[23]
to Chennai, where Hari was schooling and had a graduate degree in Commerce.

3 Personal life


He is married to former actress Preetha Vijayakumar,

daughter of Vijayakumar, and has a son.[24] During the
He rst joined as an assistant and gained experience shooting for Seval, Preetha gave birth to their third
working with directors Natraj in Valli, Nassar in son.
Avatharam and Alex Pandian. Later he assisted K. Balachander in his lm Kalki and worked as an associate director with Saran in lms Amarkalam and Parthen Ra- 4 Filmography

5 References

His rst lm, in 2002, was Thamizh with Prashanth and

Simran. Film critic Balaji commented that it was one of
the few movies in recent times where a lot of importance
seems to have been attached to the script. In spite of the
imsy story and routine screenplay where a youth grows
to be a 'dada', the dialogs elevate the quality of the movie
and make it very enjoyable.[7] His second lm Saamy under Kavithaalaya banner starred Vikram. It was named
the years biggest hit,[8] grossing 160 million.[9] Its success led to remakes in Telugu (Lakshmi Narasimha),[10]
Kannada (Ayya)[11] and Hindi languages (Policegiri).[12]
His next two lms Kovil with Silambarasan and Arul
also starred Vikram. In 2005, he made Ayya starring
Sarathkumar, which introduced Nayantara to Tamil cinema. His next lm was Aaru with Suriya in 2005.
In 2007, he directed two lms, Thaamirabharani with
Vishal Krishna and Vel with Suriya. In 2008, he directed
Seval with Bharath. Ayyappa Prasad from stated that Hari panders to the taste of his rural
audience all the way, but the movie is bound to disappoint
city-dwellers since neither the story nor its treatment appeal to anyone with an IQ quotient higher than the least
educated village wastrel.[13]

[1] Chennai Box Oce: July 9 to 11. 13 July

2010. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
[2] 06-06-03. 4 August 2003. Archived
from the original on 4 August 2003. Retrieved 10 March
[3] 14-06-03. 4 August 2003. Archived
from the original on 4 August 2003. Retrieved 10 March
[4] Hari Tamil Director | Movie Director Hari Story | News,
Gossips, Specials, Rumers, Shooting spot, Sneak Previews, New Releases. Retrieved 10 March
[5] Hari Tamil Celebrity HARI | Tamil Celebrity Actor, actress, Directors, Important Person Interviews. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
[7] Balaji Balasubramaniam. Balajis Tamil Movie Reviews. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
[8] D Govardan, TNN 26 August 2003, 01.52am IST (26 August 2003). Tamil lms enter hit zone in 2003 Economic Times.
Retrieved 26 March 2014.

In 2010 Hari directed his tenth lm, Singam with Suriya,

marking their third collaboration. The lm was one of
the top box oce lms of the year,[14] although review1

[9] Reel of fortune. The Hindu. 29 December 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
[11] Tamil lm Raam to be remade in Kannada The Times
of India (in German). 26
March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
[12] PTI (28 March 2013). Sanjay Dutt to complete shoot
of 'Policegiri': Producer Economic Times. Retrieved 26 March
[13] Seval Review Tamil Movie Review by Ayyappa
Prasad. 30 October 2008. Retrieved
10 March 2014.
2010 Tamil Movie Slide Shows
Endhiran | Nandalala | Myna | Singam | Paiyaa | Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa | Naan Mahaan Alla | Uthama
Puthiran | Angadi Theru. 28 May
2010. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
[15] Singam Review Tamil Movie Singam Review. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
[16] Movie Review : Singam- Review. Retrieved
10 March 2014.
[17] Roshmila Bhattacharya, 7 July 2013, DHNS: (7 July
2013). Singam returns. Retrieved
26 March 2014.
[18] Clash of remakes in lm industry The Times of India (in German). 20 May
2011. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
[19] The Biggest Box Oce Hits in Tamil cinema, 2013 Movies. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
[20] Top 10 Tamil grossers of 2013 The Times of India. 1 January 1970. Retrieved
26 March 2014.
[22] Haris lm with Vishal titled Poojai The Times of India. Retrieved 26 March
[25] Director Hari becomes dad again Tamil Movie News. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2014.

External links
Hari at the Internet Movie Database


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