Director K Subash, who made films like Chathriyan, Nesam, Pavithra and wrote scripts for Hindi movies such as Chennai Express, passed away in Chennai today.
He was 57 and died at a hospital at Vadapalani. Subash started his career as an assistant to Mani Ratnam in Nayagan. He made his directorial debut with Kaliyugam with Prabhu.
His second film Chatriyan starring Vijayakanthwas a blockbuster. He made Ayul Kaidhi,Vaakumoolam and Uthama Purushan in the same period. He directed Pavithra withAjithkumar.
He directed another police drama Abhimanyu with Parthiban in lead role. He directed Ninaivirukkum Varai and Eazhaiyin Sirippil with Prabhu Deva.
In 2000, he had planned a film starring comedian Vivek in a lead role titled Enakkenna Korachal?, though the film never materialized.
He again directed Sabhash with Parthiban. He directed 123 with Prabhu Deva and his brothers which was Subash’s last directorial in Tamil. He announced a project called Aayiram Poi Solli with Prabhu and Ramya Krishnan, the film was shelved after shooting few scenes while another film titled Sarvadhikari with Arjun also failed to proceed after its launch.
He remade Telugu film Khadgam as Insan in Hindi with ensemble star cast featuring Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan. The film failed at box office and Subash opted against directing films and instead provided screenplay for Hindi filmSunday. Subhash had provided the story for Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express.
Subhash has worked as the chief associate to Bollywood director Raj Kumar Santoshi in many films.