Throwback Thursday - Jai Shankar’s first movie, first thriller, first hit

Jai Shankar’s first movie, first thriller, first hit

Features 11-Jan-2018 3:48 PM IST Murugan Comments

It was during this time, when Tamil cinema was going through a stereotypical phase of literature based stories, love stories and family drama. But Jai Shankar became a pioneer of being the South Indian James Bond for his movies were completely based on thriller and suspense genre.

The actor made his debut through the film ‘Iravum Pagalum’, which was directed and produced by Joseph Thailath Jr. He started a production company named ‘Citadel Films’, which indeed was inspired from a famous novel ‘The Citadel’ penned by A.J. Cronin.

In fact, he wanted to adapt the same novel into Tamil movie, but co-founder of his production house suggested him not to go for it. Instead, a new script was crafted, which turned to be a super hit Thriller movie. It marked the debut of Jai Shankar, who was till then a drama artist.

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