Subha (writers)

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Subha (Tamil: சுபா) is the name used by the writing partnership of D. Suresh and A.N. Balakrishnan, who write stories, detective novels and screenplays in Tamil.[1][2]

Work

The duo began co-authoring stories when they were in college together,[3] and have been publishing their work since 1979. They have published more than 450 short novels and more than 400 short stories. Most of their detective novels feature the characters Narendran and Vaijayanthi of Eagle Eye Detective Agency, and their coworker John Sundar. Other characters created by Subha are Selva and Murugesan, who also feature in their detective stories, and John Sembaruthi, who is a character in some of Subha's novels set in the army.

They have also written screenplays and dialogues for Tamil films and television serials. The movies Kana Kandaen and Ayan were based on their published novels and were scripted by Subha together with director K. V. Anand.[4][5] They co-authored the script for Ko, a political thriller movie, and Maatraan, a family thriller with K.V. Anand. The script for 180, a bilingual movie in Tamil and Telugu, was co-authored by Subha with director Jayendra. I (dialogues), Anegan, Yatchan, Thani oruvan were co-authored by Subha.

Suresh and Balakrishnan run their own publishing company, Thanga Thaamarai Publications, which, in addition to their novels, brings out some non-fiction titles.

Personal life

After college, Suresh and Balakrishnan both worked in banks, which they eventually quit in order to become full-time writers.[4] They live with their families in adjacent apartments in Chennai.

Bibliography

  • Vaa Vennila
  • Vettai Maan
  • Sirikkum Penne
  • Thudikkum Ithayam
  • Bhoomikku Puthiyavan
  • Aatta Nayagan
  • Vetri Pathai
  • Anbin Valimai
  • Accha Maligai
  • Therkku Roja
  • Marakkatha Nenjam
  • Puthirai Oru Punnagai
  • Ennai Vittu Pogathe
  • Bhoomiyil Maraithavan
  • Anbudan Un Adimai
  • Ithayathil Idam Kodu
  • Oru Chinna Puyal
  • Yuir Moochu
  • Kalaiyatha
  • Kanavu Rajjiyam
  • Nettraya Nila
  • Naayagi
  • Naan Venduma
  • Iraval Ithayam
  • Achcham Thavir
  • Ula Varum Nila
  • Ithaya Vaasal
  • En Peyar Aakash
  • Ethirigale
  • Anbulla Achchame
  • Panimalaiyil
  • Karuppu Seithi
  • Kuttram Purinthavan
  • Ulagai Vendravan
  • Kurukku Pathai
  • Bharathiyin Nithingale
  • Tholaintha Pakkangal
  • Ninaivil Oru Mayilliragu
  • Yaaro Ivar Yaaro
  • Kaatrodu Vaa
  • Meniyellam Siragugal
  • Kaatrodu Sila Kaladi Chuvadugal
  • Nenjinile Oru Nesa Thee
  • Neeyuma?
  • Nee Nee Neemattume
  • Innum Oru Kathali
  • Iruthi Yaththirai
  • Kadaisi Pournami
  • Karuppu Kaatru
  • Jeyuthu Konde Iruppen
  • Theerpu Naal
  • Nathikari Gnabagam
  • Ethir Kaatru
  • Aruge Oru Aabathu
  • Thoondil kayiru
  • Kathirukiren
  • Oru Thuli Ratham
  • Desathoroki

Filmography

Movie Year Notes
Artham 1989 Malayalam
Ethir Kaatru 1990
Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar 1998 dialogues only
Kana Kandaen 2005 Co-authored & Dialogues
Chanakya 2005 Dialogues
Rendu 2006 screenplay
Inba 2008 Dialogues only
Ayan 2009 Co-authored
Ko 2011 Co-authored & Cameo
Velayutham 2011 Dialogues only
Nootrenbadhu 2011 Co-authored
Maatraan 2012 Co-authored
Arrambam 2013 Co-authored
I 2015 Dialogues only
Anegan 2015 Co-authored
Yatchan 2015 Co-authored
Thani Oruvan 2015 Co-authored
Kavan 2017 Co-authored
Velaikkaran 2017
Sangamithra 2018 dialogues only; filming[6]

References

  1. ^ Suganth, M (4 February 2011). "Tamil writers in demand". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Chakravarthy, Pritham (2008). The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction. Chennai, India: Blaft Publications. p. 178. ISBN 978-81-906056-0-1. 
  3. ^ "Story writer Subha interview". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Rangan, Baradwaj (12 August 2011). "Pen Pals". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Suriya's 'Maattrraan' to address a social issue". news18.com. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jayam Ravi Shruti Haasan Sangamithra dialogues to be written by Subha". India Glitz. 23 May 2017. 
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