Producer S. A Rajkannu Passed Away!! Celebrities Failed To Pay Tribute
Written by keerthiga Published on Jul 14, 2023 | 22:42 PM IST | 139
The Tamil film industry mourns the loss of a legendary figure, Producer S. A Rajkannu, who recently passed away at the age of 80 (July 11, 2023) . Rajkannu, a renowned film producer, played a significant role in shaping Tamil cinema’s history, with iconic films like “16 Vayathinile” and “Mahanadhi” to his credit. While many celebrities and industry veterans offered their heartfelt condolences and paid tribute to the producer, it is disheartening to note that some prominent figures failed to acknowledge his passing. In this article, we remember the remarkable contributions of S. A Rajkannu to Tamil cinema and discuss the significance of paying tribute to those who have left an indelible mark on the industry.
S. A Rajkannu’s demise has left a void in the hearts of Tamil cinema lovers, and several celebrities expressed their grief and offered tributes to honor his memory. One of Rajkannu’s notable achievements was introducing director Bharathiraja through the film “16 Vayathinile.” This iconic movie, featuring Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, and Rajinikanth, marked Bharathiraja’s entry into the industry and propelled him towards becoming a prominent director. Recognizing Rajkannu’s pivotal role, Bharathiraja expressed his condolences and acknowledged the producer’s significant contributions.
Other luminaries such as Radhika Sarathkumar, Kamal Haasan, and Raadhika Sarathkumar, who have worked closely with Rajkannu, paid tribute to him for his invaluable contributions to Tamil cinema. They remembered his passion for filmmaking and his ability to nurture talent, which led to the success of many iconic films. Rajkannu’s keen eye for talent also paved the way for actors like Revathi, Goundamani, Pandiyan, K. Bhagyaraj, Radha, Karthik, and many others, who flourished under his guidance. Their tributes celebrated Rajkannu’s legacy and the impact he had on their careers.
However, it is unfortunate that not all prominent figures in the industry stepped forward to pay their respects to S. A Rajkannu. Despite his immense contributions to Tamil cinema and the profound influence he had on multiple actors’ careers, a few celebrities failed to acknowledge his passing. While it is disheartening to see this lack of tribute, it is essential to focus on celebrating the life and achievements of Rajkannu rather than dwelling on those who did not pay homage.
S. A Rajkannu’s filmography boasts an impressive array of classics that have stood the test of time. Films like “16 Vayathinile” and “Mahanadhi” hold a special place in the hearts of Tamil cinema enthusiasts. Rajkannu’s vision and determination to produce movies that were ahead of their time are commendable. “16 Vayathinile,” in particular, challenged societal norms and showcased Sridevi’s exceptional talent at a young age. The film’s critical and commercial success is a testament to Rajkannu’s daring spirit and belief in unconventional storytelling.
Furthermore, “Mahanadhi” emerged as a significant turning point in Rajkannu’s career, as it helped him overcome financial difficulties. The film, featuring Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, and Poornam Viswanathan, not only achieved box-office success but also garnered critical acclaim. Rajkannu’s relentless pursuit of quality cinema paid off, and he managed to clear all his debts with the film’s success. His astute judgment and commitment to promoting artistic endeavors played a pivotal role in shaping Tamil cinema’s trajectory.
Here some celebrities reactions:
#SARajkannu my first producer for my debut film #kizhakeypogumrail, who is a big part of my journey in films. Have great respect and wonderful memory of him always. Pray for his soul to rest in peace 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/DNgbfbhmQh
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) July 12, 2023
வாயிலாக என்னை இயக்குனராக
அறிமுகம் செய்து, என் வாழ்வில்
ஒளி விளக்கு ஏற்றிச் சென்ற
திரு. S.A.ராஜ்கண்ணு அவர்களின்
மறைவு,பேரதிர்ச்சியும், வேதனையும், அளிக்கிறது.
அவரின் மறைவு எனக்கும்
என் குடும்பத்தினருக்கும் பேரிழப்பாகும். ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல். pic.twitter.com/OGMSc2DnQv
— Bharathiraja (@offBharathiraja) July 11, 2023
ரசிகர்களின் மனதை விட்டு அகலாத பல மகத்தான திரைப்படங்களைத் தமிழுக்குத் தந்த கலையார்வம் மிக்க தயாரிப்பாளர் எஸ்.ஏ.ராஜ்கண்ணு மறைந்துவிட்டார். என் திரைவாழ்வின் முக்கியமான திரைப்படங்களான 16 வயதினிலே, மகாநதி ஆகிய படங்கள் அவரது தயாரிப்பில் உருவானவை. அவரது குடும்பத்தாருக்கும்… pic.twitter.com/MZPjVay0rc
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 12, 2023
S. A Rajkannu’s demise marks the end of an era in Tamil cinema. As we remember his remarkable contributions, it is important to pay tribute to his illustrious career and the indelible impact he had on the industry. While it is disappointing that some celebrities failed to acknowledge his passing, it is crucial to focus on celebrating Rajkannu’s legacy and the extraordinary films he produced. The Tamil film industry owes a debt of gratitude to S. A Rajkannu for his pioneering spirit, unwavering dedication, and invaluable contributions to the world of cinema. May his soul rest in peace, knowing that his work will forever be cherished by generations to come.
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