Director Rajiv Menon

Rajiv Menon
Rajiv Menon
20/04/1963
Cochin, Kerala, India
3
Minsara Kanavu ( Tamil )
7.3/10
Rating: 7.3/10 from 9 users

Director Rajiv Menon Movies List

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      Sarvam Thaala Mayam
      Director: Rajiv Menon
      Music Director: AR. Rahman
      Release Date: 01-02-2019
      Kandukonden Kandukonden
      Director: Rajiv Menon
      Music Director: AR. Rahman
      Release Date: 05-05-2000
      Minsara Kanavu
      Minsara Kanavu ( Tamil )
      Director: Rajiv Menon
      Music Director: AR. Rahman
      Released Year: 1996
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          Popular Rajiv Menon Songs

          Sarvam Thaala Mayam ( Sarvam Thaala Mayam )
          Singers: Arjun Chandy , Haricharan
          Lyricist: Madhan Karky
          Peter Beata Yethu ( Sarvam Thaala Mayam )
          Singers: Arjun Chandy , G. V. Prakash Kumar
          Lyricist: Arunraja Kamaraj
          Duration: 3:43 Minutes

          Rajiv Menon Biography

          Rajiv Menon from India is a cinematographer and film maker. He is well known for directing the hit Tamil film Minsaara Kanavu (1996). Apart from making feature films he also runs his advertising production house (Rajiv Menon Productions), film equipment rentals (Mindscreen Pvt Ltd) and film school (Mindscreen).

          Rajiv was born in Cochin, Kerala to the popular Tamil and malayalam film playback singer Kalyani Menon. He had the chance to travel across India at a very young age as his father, a naval officer, got transferred often. He later joined the film school to study cinematography. Menon did his schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya on the IIT Madras campus. Many ad films later, he started off as cinematographer with Prathap K. Pothan`s Telugu film, Chaithanya. He got into limelight with his second film that is Mani Ratnam`s Bombay before directing Minsaara Kanavu (Sapnay in Hindi) and Kandukondain Kandukondain, apart from a few documentaries for Shyam Benegal and a short film for Girish Karnad.

          His versatility as a cinematographer has received much praise, and throughout his career, he has worked with accomplished filmmakers like Mani Ratnam (Bombay, Guru), Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad (Cheluvi). His latest contribution has been Mani Ratnam`s Guru.

          Menon`s first directorial venture Minsaara Kanavu was not only a popular hit but also fetched Prabhu Deva his first National Award for Choreography. Also, A R Rahman received National Award for Best Musicand K.S Chitra won national award for the song "hoo lalala". His second directorial venture was the multi-starrer Kandukondain Kandukondain. In addition to directing the film, he also penned the story and screenplay. The song from this movie "Sandhana Thendril" won singer Shankar Mahadevan his first National Award.

          He has also setup Rajiv Menon Productions and Mindscreen Film Institute, which supplies equipment for documentaries, advertising films and cinema. One of his recent ventures was Guru, an Indian film directed by Maniratnam. He has acted in a Malayalam film called `Harikrishnans` and has appeared for a few seconds in his own movie "Minsara Kanavu".

          His recent work includes a wonderful audio-visual delight about seven great carnatic musicians. This documentary was made for the event of releasing the coffee-table book "Voices Within" by the contemporary musicians T.M Krishna and Bombay Jayashree. The book brings out the personality of seven great Gurus of Carnatic Music with some very rare photographs presented in great print quality. The documentary by Rajiv Menon captures the qualities of these music stalwarts with his gifted inimitable style.

          Falling in love with ad-making at a young age, Menon started his career in the field of ad-photography, and then went on to make a number of TV commercials. Rajiv Menon has been a well respected and notable personality in the Indian Advertising circuit. He entered the field during the early days (1980`s) when competition was nill.It was the time when A R Rahman decided to do music on his own.They become friends and his creativeness combined with A R Rahman`s musical Jingles fetched attention from all spectrum towards them. A R Rahman did his first Jingle in a national wide ad with him(Allwyn Trendy Watches).So far, Rajiv has done many ads with A R Rahman`s Jingles.Noteworthy ones are for Airtel,Colgate, Palmolive, Titan,Asian Paints, Raymonds, Coca Cola.

          Rajiv Menon`s production house was ranked No.3 by Economic Times Mumbai in 2006. The next year`s ranking saw the company move to No.2. Rajiv Menon`s production house is set up in Chennai and his agency clients range from Ogilvy and Mather, Lintas, Rediffusion, Hindustan Thompson Associates, to even smaller ones like Rubecon and Situations Advertising. Besides that he also made an advertisement for Coca Cola with Vijay and Shriya in 2001. After that the pair acted in Azhagiya Tamil Magan which was released in 2007.

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          Rajiv Menon Fans Reviews (6)

          Sir,you directed a two good movies in Tamil cinemas.please give another one movie very quickly.Thank you sir

          Balaji, Dharmapuri on 04-02-2017

          Awesome films sir we and many more fans are waiting for your next film please sir a small request sir give it to ilayathalapathy vijay

          suresh v, bangalore on 06-04-2017

          I like meenan two movies(perupukalalu,priyuralupilichindi. Sir pls direction another movies

          vatyam.dev, bapatla on 25-02-2013

          Sir agar me aap ki kisi film me kaam kar saku tho me duniya ka sabse khush nasib insaan houga

          mahesh sethi, mumbai on 11-03-2013

          Sir pls pls continue direction in Tamil movie pls sir, because my favorite director your only please,

          Saravanan. S, Chennai on 14-06-2017

          i like cinematography. so i like rajiv menon like a kandukonden kandukonden film i see many times.rajiv sir camera handling technic is brilliant job my ambition is studying cinematography course our institute.that`s it

          sathish.m, nellai on 26-05-2011

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