Selvaraghavan is a director with a difference. Clearly, his movies have always managed to stay unique and have often been praised by critics and loved by movie buffs which is a rare feat any filmmaker would love to accomplish. Read on to know more about the director and his best works.
Though Selvaraghavan has only directed a handful of movies, each
movie of his have been looked upon with keen interest, thanks to
his first film Thulluvadho Ilamai, which earned him the
much needed recognition. The film also broke all stereotypes of
Another reason which is directly proportional to the number of
films he has directed so far is the number of films that has failed
to materialize under Selvaraghavan's directorial. Yes, according to
reports, as much as eight films have been shelved so far including
a couple of Hindi movies due to various reasons.
Today, we bring to you some of his best works till date and his
movies that have been shelved which otherwise could've easily given
us more brilliant films from the famed director.
Check out the slides below to know more about those
shelved projects and of course his best films till
Best Film(Kaadhal Kondein)
Without a doubt, this is one of his best till date. The story
explores the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused
in his childhood. The film was remade in Telugu, Kannada, Bengali
and also in Bangladesh.
Best Film(7G Rainbow Colony)
This film yet again narrated a love story and was about how an
average looking guy manages to woo a North Indian girl.
Selvaraghavan later went on to say that the film was loosely based
on his real life incidents. It was remade in Telugu, Bengali, Oriya
and in Kannada.
This is one of the boldest film directed by Selva. With a
complicated screenplay, the movie spoke about a boy who goes on to
become a notorious gangster. The film got an universal critical
acclaim for the music and picturization and was a box office
Best Film(Mayakkam Enna)
Mayakkam Enna depicts the story of an aspiring wildlife
photographer and his struggles in life. The film also gave an idea
about how passionate one can get while working on something they
like. The movie garnered positive reviews from critics and was also
a box office success.
Best Film(Aayirathil Oruvan)
This film deals with the fantasy world of a lost Chola dynasty.
A genre rarely attempted in Tamil cinema, Aayirathil
Oruvan tasted success at the box office. Taking us back to
1279 A.D, Aayirathil Oruvan is definitely one of
Dropped Film(Hindi version of Kaadhal Kondein)
Selvaraghavan was initially considered to remake the movie in
Hindi which was said to be produced by Boney Kapoor in 2004.
Unfortunately, the project did not materialize for reasons
Dropped Film(Hindi version of 7G Rainbow Colony)
Like Kaadhal Kondein, Selvaraghavan had also shown
interest to remake 7G Rainbow Colony in Hindi with Vivek
Oberoi in the lead in 2007. But once again, the venture did not
In 2004, he began pre-production on a gangster film titled
Kasimedu for producer Salem A. Chandrasekharan which
would feature Ajith Kumar, Dhanush and Bharath in the leading
roles. The film however was later cancelled.
Dropped Film(Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam)
Selvaraghavan started a production company named White Elephants
along with Yuvan Shankar Raja and Arvind Krishna, the
cinematographer. The team began shooting with Karthi and Sandhya in
the lead roles. The film was stalled in early 2007 and was
Dropped Film(Vishal-Trisha movie)
Selvaraghavan began the pre-production work on a film featuring
Vishal and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles in late 2008. However,
the actor and director called off the project months later after
having creative differences.
This prestigious project had Vikram and Swati Reddy in lead
roles. After filming in some of the dangerous caves in Himalayas,
the film was momentarily shelved in 2010 and it never took off
again after the producer Singanamala Ramesh walked out.
Postponed Film(A Bilingual Featuring Rana Daggubati)
This was once again a prestigious project announced by Selva in
2010 and was said to be set in 50 B.C. The film has not been
officially called off and is said that the movie has been postponed
after Selvaraghavan and Rana thought it was too early to work on
In December 2013, Selvaraghavan began pre-production on a new
venture titled Alaivarisai produced by Varun Manian,
which would feature Silambarasan and Trisha in the lead roles. The
film has been on hold since May 2014.