Atlee Kumar referred to mononymously as Atlee, is an Indian movie director who makes Tamil-language films. He is most popular for his directorial debut, Raja Rani, delivered by Fox Star Studios, for which he was awarded the Vijay Award for Best Debut Director. He had recently filled in as an associate director with S. Shankar in the movies Enthiran (2010) and Nanban (2012). His next adventures as an executive, screenplay and author Theri (2016), Mersal (2017) and Bigil (2019), all highlighting on-screen character Vijay. Here’s a list of some more things you probably didn’t know about him. So, let’s have a look!
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Atlee Kumar
1- He Started His Career As An Associate Director
He started his profession as an associate director in Enthiran (2010) under chief S. Shankar and kept on working with him in his next task Nanban (2012), a change of the Hindi film 3 Idiots. In 2013, he made his directorial debut with Raja Rani. The film was created by Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss and was a rom-com including Arya, Jai, Nayanthara, Nazriya Nazim, and Sathyaraj. Raja Rani earned more than 500 million from the South Indian film industry inside four weeks and won him the Vijay Award for Best Debut Director. Kumar’s next directorial venture, Theri, turned into the second-most noteworthy netting Tamil movie of 2016.
2- He Started His Own Production Company
He began his very own production house called A for Apple Production and mutually delivered his first movie with Fox Star Studios; the movie was Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae, a frightfulness parody movie composed and coordinated by Ike Radha and featuring Jiiva, Sri Divya, and Soori. His next film, Mersal, featuring Vijay, Nithya Menon, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, and S. J. Surya, with music by A. R. Rahman and delivered by Sri Thenandal Films, was discharged on Diwali 2017. Pundits lauded Vijay’s presentation, A. R. Rahman’s soundtrack, the cinematography, the social message, and Kumar’s bearing; Mersal also demonstrated a business achievement, earning ₹251 crores (US$39.5 million) worldwide to turn into the fifth-most elevated netting Tamil film and Vijay’s most elevated netting film of his career. Kumar’s next film, Bigil, will be his third coordinated effort with Vijay and is set to be discharged on Diwali 2019.
3- His Real Name And Early Life
The real name of Atlee is Arun Kumar. ‘Atlee’ was his epithet and which for the most part called by his family and family members at home. The young director chose to picks ‘Atlee’ over his unique name Arun Kumar while going into the cine field. Atlee was born in Madurai and he was moved to Chennai during his Childhood. He raised and finished his schooling in Chennai and later completed his college in the same city. The ‘Raja Rani’director did his Visual Communications at Sathyabhama University, Chennai.
4- He Is Fan Of Kollywood Movies
Since childhood, Atlee is the greatest adherent of Kollywood movies and he was additionally a hardcore fan of Superstar Rajinikanth. Subsequent to finishing his college in Visual Communications, Atlee coordinated many short movies alongside his companions. A portion of his short movies in particular ‘Mugaputhagam’ is generally mainstream on Youtube.
5- He Gets Married With
Atlee’s hitched to on-screen character Krishna Priya in November 2014. He had known her for almost eight years. Priya was a prominent on-screen character in Tamil television programs and serials, who included in Vijay TV Kana Kaanum Kalangal. She likewise took an interest in Vijay TV’s reality TV dramas Jodi No.1 and Boys versus Girls appears. Priya also worked in numerous Tamil movies list Naan Mahan Alla and Singam.
6- Back To Back Success
Atlee made his very own image in Kollywood after consecutive blockbuster movies in Tamil. His first film ‘Raja Rani’ commended 100 days in theaters and his next adventure with Ilayathalapathy Vijay has hit 100 crore assortment at Box office. After immense achievement, Atlee turned out as the Most Wanted Celebrity of Kollywood.
7- His Close Friend
Kollywood’s most recent shocking actor Sivakarthikeyan and Atlee are a dear companion for long even before entering into the film industry. Sivakathikeyan being a part of many short movies which coordinated by Atlee. Soon, they will work together on the next project.
8- He Wants To Recreate Bollywood Hit Movie ‘ 3 Idiots’ In Tamil
Director Atlee Kumar attempted to recreate the Bollywood hit film ‘3 Idiots’ in the Tamil variant. That was additionally an exceptionally successful movie in the South Film Industry.