Vastavam web: Shankar Shanmugam, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in South India, has completed 25 years in cinema.It is not an exaggeration to say that audience flock to theaters just by watching the name of Shankar on the movie poster, which shows his star image.Shankar made his debut as director in 1993 with Arjun’s Gentleman. Shankar believes in quality rather than quantity. Most of his films career were blockbusters at the box office. ‘Gentleman’.. ‘Kadhalan'(Premikudu).. Indian(Bharateeyudu).. ‘Mudhalvan(Oke Okkadu).. ‘Anniyan'(Aparichitudu).. ‘Sivaji’.. ‘Enthiran'(Robo) are the blockbusters churned out by the ace filmmaker.
There are some average films and flops in his career, the majority of his films are moneyspinners at the box office. The way he mixes the social message with commercial elements has struck a chord with the audience for a long time. Shankar is not only a successful director but a tasteful producer as well. He has produced several successful films under S. Pictures banner. Shankar is now keenly awaiting the release of his highly anticipated tentpole film 2 Point 0 which is gearing up to hit the screens in November this year. The Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer is billed as costliest India film ever. Next year, he is planning another big budget social drama with Kamal Haasan and this is going to be the sequel to Indian.