Personal details of Actor S. J. Surya
Became a thorough professional with the movie Kalvanin Kadhali(2000).
Full Biography of Actor S. J. Surya
S. Justin Selvaraj or S. J. Surya is an Indian film director, writer, actor, and producer in Kollywood, the Tamil film industry. His screen name is S. J. Surya. After his schooling in the little village of his birth, Vasudevanallur near Tenkasi, he took a B.Sc. degree in physics at the Loyola College, Chennai. But that one lingering passion—cinema, the movies, the magic on celluloid when the lights go out—persisted.
Justin wanted to be a part of this magical world. A stint of about six years as apprentice under various directors like Vasanth, and he was ready for his first film.Surya\'s first film was Vaali (1999), with Ajith and Simran playing the lead in Tamil; it was a huge blockbuster and remains his biggest hit to date. The film told the story of a deaf and mute brother setting his eyes on his younger brother\'s wife. He told the story of vaali at the shooting of aasai, ajith was impressed with the story.
After facing problems he finished the film and it was a great success and mass hit movie.
Surya followed that with the multi-lingual Kushi, which was a huge money-spinner in Tamil and Telugu but did not fare too well in Hindi. After a hiatus for nearly two years, he came up with another blockbuster, New in which Surya played the lead role as well as directing and producing the film. The film\'s opening is considered to be one of the biggest in Tamil cinema in recent years, with over 1.1 crore collected on its first day at the box office.The film\'s music by his friend and noted composer A. R. Rahman had created waves in the audio market. However, the movie was banned by the Madras High Court in August 2005, a year after it collected huge revenues in theaters.
His fourth venture in Tamil as a director was Anbe Aaruyire, which was initially titled Best Friend. This movie was not as big a hit as Vaali, Khushi and New had been. He planned two Tamil movies,one titled Anbulla Caroline with A. R. Rahman, Santosh Sivan, Silambharasan and Asin as the crew and another titled \"Puli\" with Vijay, A.R.Rahman under Swargachithra Appachan Production ; however, the both projects were dropped after some problems. He said he would return to the project soon, after sorting out schedules and cast.
S. J. Surya\'s biggest budget project in his career to date is Puli, with Pawan Kalyan in the lead; it was released on September 10, 2010 in more than 1200 theaters with 600 prints. The film was made on a budget of 42 crores. Academy Award-winner A. R. Rahman created the music for the movie. The soundtrack received positive reviews and became a hot seller. However, the film received very bad reviews from various critics.
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