Happy birthday Shankar!

It is time for double dhamaka for director Shankar. The ace filmmaker of Tamil cinema is celebrating his 50th birthday besides completing 25 years in cinema today.

Director Shankar is a man behind vigilante movies. From a humble beginning in Gentleman, he rose to stardom doing big-budgeted movies covering various genres from social awakening scripts to romance to political renaissance.

Having worked with the likes of Kamal Haasan, Rajnikanth, Vijay, Vikram to Arjun, the ace filmmaker of Indian cinema has brought repute to Kollywood setting a benchmark and breaks it himself with every movie of his.

Made his start 25 years ago, Shankar made all heads turn and look at him with Gentleman, that spoke of the flawed education system. He followed it up witha romantic-action thriller in Kadhalan. His next Indian was with Kamal Haasan and the need to rout out corruption hogged all limelight. The whole nation looked up to him. He followed it up some pathbreaking films like Jeans, Mudhalvan, Boys, Anniyan, Sivaji, Enthiran and Nanban. On 17 August, the man behind such big ventures turns 50. Adding jewel to his crown is that he turns 25 in filmi career.

Now Shankar is working round-the-clock for Ai, a movie with Vikram. The twoncome together after a successful outing in Anniyan in 2005. Amy Jackson is the female lead.

In his official portal, shankaronline.com the filmmaker has written, ‘Its been a year since we started shooting for Ai and technically it is taking its own time for Vikrams physical change, scanning, molding and for preparing prosthetic make up materials, but I believe its worth the wait.’

Man of few words, he lets his movies do all the talking. Here’s wishing him a happy birthday!!!!!