K. P. Jagan

K.P. Jagan, also known as Jagannaath, is an Indian Tamil film actor and director. He directed four films: Pudhiya Geethai (2003), Kodambakkam (2006), Raman Thediya Seethai (2008), and En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom (2017). He made his acting debut with Mayandi Kudumbathar.

K. P. Jagan
K. P. Jagan @ Jagannaath
Born
Jagannaath

B.Komarapalayam.
Other namesJagannaath
OccupationDirector, Actor
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Thadsaginy

Career

The project was titled Geethai and was set to feature Vijay in the lead role with Esha Deol as heroine. However the film eventually featured two lead actresses with Meera Jasmine being signed on to be a part of the project after the success of her 2002 film, Run.[1][2] Amisha Patel also accepted to be a part of the film, replacing Deol, after getting the entire script translated in English for her to read.[3] Before release, the film's title was changed to Pudhiya Geethai.

The film opened to mixed reviews. The critic from The Hindu stated that "the end is predictable, but the conviction with which the climax drives home the message makes it interesting."[4] Another reviewer stated the film had "nothing new", describing it as "real melodramatic soap-opera that moves hearts of viewers and at the same time gives a message for the audience."[5] The film was average at box office.[6][7]

Jagan's third directorial Raman Thediya Seethai was announced in 2007 and the photo session was held at the time of launch.[8] Gajala was selected as one of the leads[9] and Remya nambeesan from Kerala was selected and she joined in second schedule.[10] Vimala Raman of Poi,[11] Karthika Adaikalam of Thoothukudi and Navya Nair were selected since the story needed five heroines Pasupathi[12] and Nithin Sathya were selected to play important roles.

Director Jagan said that "There are 78 scenes whereas there are 94 locations in the film"[13] and added that "in most of the scenes there would be a small flashback and if this is taken into consideration then there are more locations in the film rather than scenes".[14]

Rediff wrote: "There's a delicate balance between portraying a genuinely touching story and going overboard with emotions. And that's where Global One Studio Productions' Raman Thediya Seethai (Rama's Hunt for Seetha), directed by Jagannaath, manages to be different".[15] Behindwoods wrote:"The director needs to be appreciated for delivering a film without kissing or glamorous scenes. However, he could have tried to make the subject a bit more interesting".[16] Sify wrote:"RTS is riveting cinema and exhibits emotional depth and is a clean feel-good family entertainer".[17]

After the film's good response at box office, Jagan announced that his next directorial titled Roja Malli Kanakambaram would be produced by him and was to feature Nithin Sathya along with newcomers[18][19] and was supposed to feature Malayalam actor Dileep in important role[20] but financial problems led the film to be shelved.[21]

Personal life

Jagan was married in 2009.[22]

Filmography

Director

Actor

Story and dialogue writer

References

  1. "Meera.MEERA the film actress of Molywood,Kerala". Archived from the original on 6 July 2004. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  2. "The Hindu : Meera musings". hindu.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  3. "The Hindu : And now it's southward ho!". hindu.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. thmrn. "The Hindu : Pudhiya Geethai". hindu.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  5. HostOnNet.com. "BizHat.com - Puthiya Geethai Review. Vijay, Meera Jasmine, Amisha Patel, Kalabhavan Mani, Sharath Babu". movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  6. "Kaaka Kakka shocks Gautam Menon!". rediff.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  7. "The Hindu : Big budget survivor". hindu.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  8. "'Raman Thediya Seethai' says, Cheran! - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  9. "Gajala in 'Raman Thediya Seethai' - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  10. "Remya joins 'Raman Thediya Seethai' - Malayalam Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  11. "Vimala Raman to pair with Cheran - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  12. "Pasupathy, after a break, for a break - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  13. "Locations beat scenes in 'Raman Thediya Seethai' - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  14. "More locations, lesser scenes - Behindwoods.com Raman Thediya Seethai Navya Nair Ramya Nambisan Vimala Raman Gajala Karthiga Nithin Sathya Pasupathy hot images picture gallery". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  15. "Review: Raman Thediya Seethai". rediff.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  16. "RAMAN THEDIYA SEETHAI MOVIE REVIEW - Behindwoods.com Cheran, Pasupathi Vimala Raman Ramya Nambeesan Navya Nair Gajala Karthika Nithin Sathya Direction Jagannaath Music Vidyasagar Production Moser Baer Entertainment Global One Studios Production hot images tamil picture gallery images". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  17. "Movie Review : Raman Thediya Seethai". sify.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  18. "Director Jagannaath turns producer - Malayalam Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  19. "Jagannaath: Spreading fragrance - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  20. "Dileep's Kollywood movie - Malayalam Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  21. "Finance stopped my film: Jagannaath - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  22. "Jagannaath @ K.P.Jagan enters wedlock - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
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