Shankar remains one of the most successful directors in the
history of Indian films. The director, who is widely referred to
as the director with a Midasí Touch, had his Nanban releasing in
January this year. Starring Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth and Ileana,
the Tamil remake of Bollywood super-duper hit 3 Idiots proved to
be an average grosser at the box-office, unlike Shankarís
Rajini-starrers Sivaji: The Boss and Enthiran: The Robot.
Shankar has also made many films under his home production ĎSí
Pictures. Some of the significant hit films by him as a producer
are Balaji Sakthivelís Kaadhal and Kalloori, Vasanthabalanís
Veyil, Cimbudevanís Imsai Arasan 23-m Pulikesi and Arivazhaganís
Eeram. However, films such as Arai Enn 304-l Kadavul,
Ananthapurathu Veedu and Rettaichuzhi proved to be unprofitable
Following the debacle of Thamira-directed
Rettaichuzhi in 2010, Shankar had put on hold making films under
his home banner. Now, after more than two years ago, he has
announced that ĎSí Pictures would be making films again. Shankar
is introducing a debutant director in author Raju Murugan. It
turns out that Shankar loved a script narrated to him by Raju
some time back and decided to make him the director.
Sources close to Shankar say that depending upon the success of
the as-yet-untitled film to be directed by Raju, ĎSí Picture
would continue to produce films. Shankar is also said to be
toying with the idea of directing a film for his banner.