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Sivaji Productions
Film production
Film distribution
Industry Entertainment, Software
Headquarters Chennai, India
Key people
Ramkumar Ganesan
Prabhu Ganesan
Products Motion pictures (Tamil)
Motion pictures (Hindi)
Website http://www.sivajiproductions.com

Sivaji Productions is a film distributing and producing company of Tamil and Hindi language films.[1]

History[edit]

Sivaji Productions company is owned by Prabhu Ganesan and his brother Ramkumar Ganesan. It is named after their father, the thespian Sivaji Ganesan. Notable films released under their banner includes Chandramukhi and Delhii Heights.

Sivaji Productions was started in 1956 by Dr. Sivaji Ganesan and his brother Sri V.C. Shanmugam. It was first started as a distribution company and distributed many of Dr. Sivaji's movies. In 1958, Sivaji Productions co-produced its first film Amardeep which was a Hindi remake of Amardeepam. Its first solo production was Vietnam Veedu in 1969 with Dr. Sivaji in the lead role.

Since then, Sivaji Productions has produced about 18 films till date. The last being Chandramukhi-the biggest blockbuster of 2005 and the longest run film in South India.

After Sri V.C. Shanmugam’s death in 1986, Dr. Sivaji's son Mr. G.Ramkumar took over Sivaji Productions.

Sivaji Productions has also ventured into the production of television serials. It has produced two serials, Kokila engey Pogirral in Tamil and Seethama Maeyamma in Telugu and is currently producing a Tamil serial called Thavam for Kalaingar TV.

In 2009, they began work on a project with Ajith Kumar, titled Asal. It didn't go well at the box office, but Prabhu confirmed that he will do another movie with Ajith and it is Billa II, directed by Chakri Toleti.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Director Cast Notes
1958 Amar Deep Hindi T. Prakash Rao Dev Anand, Vyjayanthimala, Padmini, Pran Co Production with venus Pictures
1962 Rakhi Hindi A. Bhimsingh Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Waheeda Rehman Co Production with Prabhuram pictures
1964 Puthiya Paravai Tamil Dada Mirasi
1970 Vietnam Veedu Tamil P. Madhavan Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, Nagesh, srikanth Was a super hit film that ran for over 100 days in Chennai, Kovai, Trichy and Salem
1974 Thanga Pathakkam Tamil P. Madhavan Sivaji Ganesan, K.R.Vijaya, Cho Ramasamy, Srikanth Celebrated over 100 days in Chennai(3), Madurai, Trichy, Selam, Kovai, Vellor, Tanjore, Kumbakonam, Tirunelveli, Erode & Over 175 Days in Chennai and Trichy
1977 Annan Oru Koyil Tamil K. Vijayan Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha, Sumitra

Super Hit film ran for over 100 days in Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore, Tanjore and Kudandhai

1979 Thirisoolam Tamil K. Vijayan Sivaji Ganesan, K.R.Vijaya, Thengai Srinivasan Sivaji’s 200th film
One of the all time BlockBuster that ran over 200 days in Tamil Nadu and Grossed over 5 Cr revenue for the first time ever in the history of Tamil Cinema
1980 Ratha Paasam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Thengai Srinivasan, Manorama
1982 Vaa Kanna Vaa Tamil D. Yoganand Sivaji Ganesan, sujatha, nagesh,jai ganesh One of the Super hit Film that ran over 100 days.
1983 Sandhippu Tamil C. V. Rajendran Sivaji Ganesan, Sridevi,Prabhu Another Silve Jubilee film and was a big grosser after Thirisoolam. Ran for over 175 days in Chennai,Madurai and crossed 100 days in all major towns in Tamil Nadu.
1985 Neethiyin Nizhal Tamil Bharathi-Vasu Sivaji Ganesan, Prabhu,K.R.Vijaya
1986 Anandha Kanneer Tamil K. Vijayan Sivaji Ganesan, Lakshmi,Thengai Srinivasan, Visu
1986 Aruvadai Naal Tamil G. M. Kumar Prabhu, Pallavi, R.P. Viswam, Vadivukarasi, Rasi
1987 Anand Tamil C. V. Rajendran Prabhu, Radha,Sowcar Janaki
1989 Vetri Vizha Tamil Pratap Pothan Kamal Hassan, Prabhu,Amala, Khusboo
1990 My Dear Marthandan Tamil Pratap Pothen Prabhu, Khusboo,S.S.Chandran
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil Rajkapoor Prabhu, Kanaka,Senthil, R.P.Viswam, Silk Smitha
1992 Mannan Tamil P.Vasu Rajnikanth, Vijayshanthi,Khusboo
1993 Kalaignan Tamil G. B. Vijay Kamal Haasan, Bindiya, Shivaranjani
1994 Rajakumaran Tamil R. V. Udayakumar Prabhu, Nadia,Meena Prabhu’s 100th film
2005 Chandramukhi Tamil P.Vasu Rajnikanth, Prabhu,Jothika, Nayanthara
2007 Delhii Heights Hindi Anand Kumar Jimmy shiergill, Neha dhupia, om puri
2010 Aasal Tamil Saran Ajith Kumar, Prabhu Ganesan, Sameera Reddy, Bhavana,suresh

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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98 news items

Rediff

Rediff
Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:35:32 -0800

Do you feel Sivaji productions has changed after the success of Chandramukhi (based on the Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu)? No, we are the same production house, which is a pop-and-mum retail shop. It has been 34 years and I am still here.

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:56:16 -0800

Dushyanth was helping his father in making films with their famed production house Sivaji Productions. Apparently, he has roped in his uncle Prabhu for a lead role apart from Kalidas Jayaram, son of veteran Jayaram. Ashna Zaveri would be romancing Jr.

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:16:53 -0800

There was widespread speculation that Vijay would star in the remake of Mannan, the yesteryear Rajinikanth film directed by P Vasu. Social media was abuzz with the news that KS Ravikumar will helm this project, which will be bankrolled by Sivaji ...

IndiaGlitz.com

IndiaGlitz.com
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:33:23 -0800

Over the years, we have become familiar with Sivaji Productions, from the house of the stalwart, Sivaji Ganesan. Now comes yet another production venture from the same family, named 'Eeshaan Productions'. This production house is making up to roll out ...

Bollywood Life

Bollywood Life
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:05:25 -0800

As Superstar Rajinikanth celebrates his 65th birthday today we look at some of the biggest successes in his 40-year career. He started his exciting career with Apoorva Rangangal in 1975 and went to become a superstar in the 90′s. Rajinikanth's ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:01:10 -0700

I spent a couple of years in Sivaji Productions, our production house, and then got interested in facing the camera.” Wasn't that always on the cards, considering that he hailed from an illustrious family closely linked with the movie world? “When we ...

Kaumudi Online

Kaumudi Online
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 05:33:45 -0700

My next project will be with the banner of Sivaji Productions. I am getting a good encouragement from the Tamil film industry. Director Raj Kumar Hirani of 3 Idiots called me after seeming my Cadbury ad. As a beginner, I was so happy for his appreciation.

Nowrunning

Nowrunning
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 01:33:45 -0800

Directed by debutant Amudeshwar, the film is produced by Dushyanth for Sivaji productions and has music by D. Imman. Pooja Kumar of Uttama Villain and Viswaroopam fame also plays an important role in the film. Meen Kozhambum Man Paanayaum: ...
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