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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 Kovil 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 Rakthapasam 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 Santhippu 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 Aanandhakkaneer 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 K. 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 Anandkumar 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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73 news items

 
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.

FilmiBeat

FilmiBeat
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:21:30 -0800

According to the latest buzz, Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming film will be directed by P Vasu and will be bankrolled by Ramkumar and Prabhu Ganesan under their home banner Sivaji Productions. According to some reports, P Vasu had met the Lingaa star ...
 
Galatta.com
Tue, 18 May 2010 20:39:23 -0700

After the awesome opening for Thala Ajith's recent release Aasal, actor-producer Prabhu now wants to make another film with Ajith. Reports suggest that Sivaji Productions has expressed their interest to produce another Ajith movie and the actor has ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:50:45 -0700

The building now functions as the headquarters for Sivaji Productions, managed by Ramkumar. He recalls, “I remember M.G.R. coming here and having dinner with us as he used to live on Walltax Road, quite a distance from the studios which were all in ...
 
TruthDive
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:07:30 -0800

Superstar Rajinikanth's next project will be with Sivaji Productions, home banner of actor Prabhu and the film will be directed by P. Vasu. The team is exactly the combination of the hit movie 'Chandramukhi'. Reports say Vasu had met Rajinikanth few ...
 
Bollywood Life
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:07:31 -0800

As Superstar Rajinikanth celebrates his 64th 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 today his biggest release ever, Lingaa, is set to hit screens ...

IndiaGlitz

IndiaGlitz
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:01:57 -0800

Ajith usually doesn't make public appearances and the last time he was seen in an audio launch was for Saran's 'Asal'. Well, that too, because it was produced by Sivaji productions and Superstar Rajinikanth made his presence for his good friend, Prabhu.
 
BehindWoods
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 04:44:10 -0800

Asal is produced by Sivaji Productions and rumors are on that the film will be released for Pongal. But the Sivaji camp has other ideas, it is believed. As almost a practice most of the late actor Sivaji's films were released on Republic Day and there ...
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