Who Is Atlee? Everything About The South Indian Director, Who Has Directed SRK’s Jawan

Atlee Jawan

South Indian movies have demonstrated their ability to overthrow Bollywood after RRR’s Oscar victory. Following the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan, a film for which he collaborated with South Indian director Atlee, fans anticipate box office pyrotechnics once more. Even though Shah Rukh has millions of followers worldwide, the director has a devoted fan base in the South. Continue reading to learn more about this gifted director from South India.


What Is The Real Name Of Atlee?


Arun Kumar is the actual name of Atlee. He is most well-known for his contributions to Tamil films. Atlee has established a name for himself in the industry despite having only six films to his name, particularly among A-list actors. He is one of Tamil cinema’s most in-demand filmmakers.


Best Movies From Atlee As A Director


1. Raja Rani

After serving as an assistant director on S Shankar’s Enthiran and Nanban, a remake of the Hindi film 3 Idiots, Atlee made his directorial debut with Raja Rani. This movie oddly included Nayanthara, Nazriya, Arya, and Jai as its stars.

The film’s plot is about a coupdiscoveringver love for one another after being coerced into an arranged marriage. They both need to get past the hurt from their previous relationships.


2. Theri

Theri, an intense action thriller starring Thalapathy Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Amy Jackson, came next in his career. The movie was a financial success. It really progressed to become the second-highest-grossing Tamil film of 2016. The film tells the tale of a father who works as a baker and lives a calm life with his daughter, but when he meets a gangster, his previous career as a police officer comes to the fore.


3. Mersel

Another action-thriller starring Vijay, Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu was Mersal, which he directed in 2017. The Tamil film became the most successful in Tamil cinema, grossing Rs 250 crores globally. Due to popular demand, Mersel was screened in Grand Rex, France’s largest movie theater in Europe.

The film’s plot centers on a doctor who is detained after being accused of killing one of his colleagues. He quickly learns that his lookalike, who wants to expose fraud in the medical field, is the real villain.


4. Bigil

His next film was a  sports action drama titled Bigil. He once again paired along with Vijay. This was his third collaboration with him. The movie also starred Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Vivek, and Kathir. Bigil mostly garnered positive reviews and became the highest-grossing movie in 2019.

Strangely similar to Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De India, Bigil is a story of a former footballer turned coach who aspires to fulfill his late father’s dream of creating a women’s football team and leading them to victory.


Best Movies From Atlee As A Producer

Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae

5. Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae

In 2017, Atlee put on a producer’s hat. He founded A for Apple Productions, their production company, with his wife Priya Atlee. Their debut movie, Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae, was a horror comedy they co-produced with Fox Star Studios.


6. Andhaghaaram

Jiiva, Sri Divya, and Soori played the lead characters in the film. Their second project is the supernatural horror thriller Andhaghaaram.



Jawan SRK

Atlee is prepared to make his Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan after three straight blockbuster successes with Thalapathy Vijay. Do you know that Vijay appears in a cameo in Jawan, his third film with Nayanthara?


The Reason Behind Atlee’s Popularity

Atlee Wife

With only four films to his credit, Atlee has a sizable fan base. He has a reputation for bringing out the best in the actors he works with. He typically creates family entertainment for the general public. Even the dramatic moments in his films are full of surprises. Fans also adore his storytelling technique, which has an exciting script.

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