S.A. Rajakannu is a veteran producer and director who introduced many significant talents to Tamil cinema In 1970 through the films he produced. He introduced the director Bharathiraja, with the film 16 Vayathinile and so on. He also produced many films that have leading actors including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in the lead roles. The 77-year-old producer passed away yesterday. It was speculated that the producer passed away due to health-related issues yesterday and his funeral will be held today.
Popular actor Radikaa Sarathkumar who has been acting in many characters and supporting roles in recent years has shared her condolence for the producer of her first film Kizhakey Pogum Rail on her social media page. The actress said "S.A. Rajakannu my first producer for my debut film Kizhakey Pogum Rail, who is a big part of my journey in films. Have great respect and wonderful memory of him always. Pray for his soul to rest in peace”(sic)
#SARajkannu my first producer for my debut film #kizhakeypogumrail, who is a big part of my journey in films. Have great respect and wonderful memory of him always. Pray for his soul to rest in peace 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/DNgbfbhmQh— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) July 12, 2023
Award-winning director Bharathraja said "the demise of the producer S.A. Rajakannu who brought light into my life by introducing me as a director with the film “16 Vayathinile” is shocking and saddening." He said this a loss in his family and ended the statement saying “Deepest Condolences”. Many fans and movie buffs have shared their condolences on the demise of the producer on social media.
"16 வயதினிலே"திரைப்படத்தின்— Bharathiraja (@offBharathiraja) July 11, 2023
வாயிலாக என்னை இயக்குனராக
அறிமுகம் செய்து, என் வாழ்வில்
ஒளி விளக்கு ஏற்றிச் சென்ற
திரு. S.A.ராஜ்கண்ணு அவர்களின்
மறைவு,பேரதிர்ச்சியும், வேதனையும், அளிக்கிறது.
அவரின் மறைவு எனக்கும்
என் குடும்பத்தினருக்கும் பேரிழப்பாகும். ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல். pic.twitter.com/OGMSc2DnQv
ரசிகர்களின் மனதை விட்டு அகலாத பல மகத்தான திரைப்படங்களைத் தமிழுக்குத் தந்த கலையார்வம் மிக்க தயாரிப்பாளர் எஸ்.ஏ.ராஜ்கண்ணு மறைந்துவிட்டார். என் திரைவாழ்வின் முக்கியமான திரைப்படங்களான 16 வயதினிலே, மகாநதி ஆகிய படங்கள் அவரது தயாரிப்பில் உருவானவை. அவரது குடும்பத்தாருக்கும்… pic.twitter.com/MZPjVay0rc— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 12, 2023
The producer S.A. Rakakannu under this production house Sree Amman Creation has bankrolled many projects from 16 Vayathinile that had Kamal Haasan, ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth, Sri Devi and others in important roles They then made many films including Kizhakke Pogum Rail, Kanni Paruvathinile. Arthangal Ayiram is a film that was also directed by the Producer. His other films were Valibame Vaa, Ponnu Pudichirukku and Enga Chinna Rasa and he also produced the critically acclaimed film starrer 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan titled Mahanadhi.