Gentleman 1993

Gentleman Interesting Facts

The directorial debut of Shankar.

The biggest hit of Arjun's career.

Director Shankar wanted Kamal Haasan to play the lead role, but he refused because of the politics shown in the story.

For the female role, Shankar considered either Madhuri Dixit or Divya Bharti. But Dixit declined the offer whilst Bharti passed away before she could be signed.

Initially actor Arjun too had his reservations to take up this project but proceeded as there was dearth of offers coming his way.

Gentleman marked the beginning of a famed collaboration between A. R. Rahman and director S. Shankar.

The track "Ottagathai Kattiko" soundtracked a BBC fashion show.

Producer Kunjumon had to distribute the film on his own since no distributors were willing to buy this film as they felt "it looked like a dubbed film" eventually it became a big commercial success.

In the 2019 Tamil film Hero, Arjun reprises his role as Sathyamoorthy (whose name is similar to Krishnamoorthy), a man who takes away money from the rich to build a school that is free for everyone.

Awards Won

Filmfare Awards South 1994

Winner Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Best Film K.T. Kunjumon
Best Director S. Shankar
Best Music Director A.R. Rahman

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India 1993

Winner Creative Award Best Director S. Shankar
Best Actor Arjun Sarja
Best Music Director A.R. Rahman


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