Tamil film director SR Prabhakaran made heads turn in his debut, Sundarapandian, starring Sasikumar and Lakshmi Menon as the lead pair, with 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi making a major breakthrough as the antagonist. The film went on to become a box office hit, including receiving a huge positive response from fans and critics alike. That said, tragedy has struck SR Prabhakaran as his mother Rajalakshmi passed away on Friday due to health reasons in their native Madurai. She was 66. Many in the film industry and the fan community have been expressing their condolences for SR Prabhakaran's huge personal loss. His mother's last rites will be performed on Saturday in Madurai. 

SR Prabhakaran, who has since gone on to work with Udhayanidhi Stalin and Nayanthara in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal in 2014, teamed up with Vikram Prabhu and Manjima Mohan for the action drama, Sathriyan, released in 2017, under the prestigious Sathya Jyothi Films banner. SR Prabhakaran has made a name for himself in the Tamil film industry for making films that cater to both the rural and urban audiences, with the plot centered mostly in prominent towns in and around Tamil Nadu. 

Currently awaiting the release of Kombu Vatcha Singamda, starring Sasi Kumar and Madonna Sebastian, the film is once again a rural entertainer for SR Prabhakaran and has been produced under Inder Kumar's REDHAN The Cinema People banner. Kombu Vatcha Singamda, which was initially slated for a 2020 theatrical release, had been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic, and marks SR Prabhakaran's reunion with Sasi Kumar after their Sundarapandian. With Kombu Vatcha Singamda's release on hold, the director also announced last year the launch of Pangajam Dreams Productions, with the first film under his production banner said to be a crime thriller, starring Tanya Ravichandran in the lead role. 

The loss of his mother will come as a huge personal loss to SR Prabhakaran and we here at Galatta extend our heartfelt condolences to him and the bereaved family.