Kalaipuli S.Thanu elected as president of Tamil Film Producers Council

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Kollywood Producer council election results have been announced and the winner is Kalaipuli S Thanu. He became the President of producer council and will take charge very soon. Totally Five members contested in this year election, eventually Thanu won this by a Good margin.

The election for the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council took place today the 25th January 2015 at Kandasamy College, Anna Nagar, Chennai. Five groups contested the election. As per the order of the High Court of Madras, Justice Dr.A.K.Rajan had been appointed as the returning officer for the election conducted today. The polling started by 8:00 am and ended up by 3:00 pm.


Kalaipuli S.Thanu, Al. Alagappan, Mansoor Ali Khan, Henry and Getup Rajendran are the five who had contested for the post of the President. Pl.Thenappan, K.S.Srinivisan, K.Rajan and S.Kathiresan are the four persons who had contested for the post of Vice President. T.T.G.Thiyagarajan and A.Venkatesan had contested for the post of Treasurer. Since ‘Amma Creations’ Siva and Radhakrishnan had won unoppossed for the post of Honorary Secretary there way no need for the election for the post of Secretary. 73 persons had contested for the post of Executive Committee members where 21 seats are vacant for the post.


Actors like Vijayakanth, Sarathkumar, Radhika, Radha Ravi, Satyaraj, Powerstar Sreenivasan, Srikanth, T.Rajendar, Nazar, Uthayanidhi Stalin, Jayachithra, Poornima Bakyaraj, Ramarajan, Chinni Jayanth, Karunaas, Prakash Raj, Priya Raman and directors like Bakiyaraj, Parthiban, S.A.Chandrasekaran, ‘Pasanga’ Pandiaraj, R.C.Sakthi, Ameer, SaranR.K.Selvamani, Kasthuriraja, Selvaraghavan, Vikraman, Gautham Menon Myskin and few other actor and directors had cast their votes since they are also producers.

Muktha Srinivasan, A.V.M.Saravanan, KR, Kalpati S.Agoram, UTV Dhananjeyan, Pyramid Natrajan, Kanal Kannan, FEFSI Vijayan, Sivasakthi Pandiyan, Anbalaya Prabhakaran, Ibrahim Rowther, Gnanavel, L.K.Sudesh, Cameraman Natraj, Kovai Chezhian, Chandraprakash Jain, Kaja Mohideen, Pushpa Kandasamy, V.C.Guhanathan, G.K.Tamilkumaran, Listin Stephen, C.V.Rajendran, Music Director Gangai Amaran, A.M.Rathinam, ‘Sivaji Films’ Ramkumar, Dr.Mohan and many others had cast their votes.


There are totally 970 producers eligible to vote and 770 producers had cast their votes. Kalaipuli.S.Thanu secured 565 votes and had won as the President of Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council. The opposite candidates, Al. Alagappan received 127 votes & Mansoor Ali Khan received 21 votes. S.Kathiresan got 488 votes and Pl.Thenappan got 355 votes and both have won as Vice Presidents. T.T.G.Thiyagarajan has won as the Treasurer securing 621 votes defeating A.Venkatesh who got 128 votes.


After a pitched battle for control over the all-powerful Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), Kalaipuli S Thanu and company came up trumps. In the election presided over by the court appointed former high court judge A K Rajan, Thanu won the president’s seat by a rousing 565/770 margin. Most of the members of his faction also managed to secure key posts.
A clearly relieved Thanu, said that he would restore the unity and working of the TFPC to its glory days. “As it worked and functioned in the time of doyens like A V M Saravanan, this council will regain that unity. We will work towards that with the support of everybody. The margin that I have won by means that people have faith in the team behind me,” said Thanu, who is entering this power corridor of film politics for the fourth time.

Thanu also said that he would work towards making his campaign resolutions come true, from the first month onward. Some of the things that Thanu and company have promised are - establishment of an anti-piracy unit with retired cops, provisions to release Tamil movies on home DVD within a month of its release and also reducing the digital processing rates charged by UFO, QUBE and other companies. “One thing that we are looking forward to is his promise that small films will get enough leeway to release without having to fear big ticket releases,” said a producer at the election site, KN College in Anna Nagar.

The council has been seeing turbulent times since 2013 - when Thanu’s group was defeated by rival producer Keyar. Thanu filed a case in the Madras High Court that the election had been rigged in October 2013, which was eventually struck down. Following this, a no-confidence vote was held in 2014, during which Keyar didn’t secure the necessary votes. This led to another petition in the HC last October, which directed retired justice A K Raja to preside over the election process in a fair manner and “interim manage the running of the TFPC.”

Kollyinsider wishes Thanu for winning the election in a commendable way.


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