Filmmaker-writer Karthik Subbaraj, who is celebrating his 38th birthday today, was discovered on the show. His transition from a software engineer to Tamil movie’s top filmmaker is the stuff stories are made of. He quit his high-paying job and passed up an opportunity to settle down in France to pursue his passion for cinema. It was a great leap of faith, which paid off handsomely.
Karthik quit his job after he was selected as a participant of Naalaya Iyakunar. And he never failed to impress the judges and audience week after week with his short films. Later, he emerged as the winner of the first season. Two years later, he made his first feature film titled Pizza. And today ‘A Karthik Subbaraj Film’ is a brand in itself that draws the audience to the box office, irrespective of which star is playing the lead role. If the star headlining his movie is Rajinikanth or Vikram, it is a bonus.
On his birthday here’s every film by him, ranked. Karthik has made five feature movies so far, excluding the short segments he helmed for anthologies Bench Talkies and Putham Pudhu Kaalai. And his latest movie Jagame Thandhiram is yet to release, so it is not taken into account.
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