Durai (director)

Born (1940-02-25) 25 February 1940
Residence Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film editor
Website www.directordurai.net

Durai (born 25 February 1940)[1] is a Tamil film director who was mostly active during the 1970s. As of 2014, he has directed 46 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. Though known for his work in commercial cinema, he made films women-centric like Avalum Penthaane and Pasi,[2][3] which won two National Film Awards. He served as a jury member of the 58th National Film Awards (India) in 2011.[1] As of 2011, he was the vice president of the South Indian Film Writers' Association.[1]

Partial filmography



  1. 1 2 3 4 "National Film Awards 2010". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. Kannan, Dr. R. (2000). Women in Films: An Incisive Study Into the Issues and Trends. Publications Division, Madurai Kamaraj University. p. 24.
  3. Bowker (1983). Variety's Film Reviews: 1978-1980. Bowker. ISBN 978-0-8352-2795-7.

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