The election for the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council took place today the 25th January 2015 at Kandasamy College, Anna Nagar, Chennai. Five groups contested the election. As per the order of the High Court of Madras, Justice Dr.A.K.Rajan had been appointed as the returning officer for the election conducted today. The polling started by 8:00 am and ended up by 3:00 pm.
Kalaipuli S.Thanu, Al. Alagappan, Mansoor Ali Khan, Henry and Getup Rajendran are the five who had contested for the post of the President. Pl.Thenappan, K.S.Srinivisan, K.Rajan and S.Kathiresan are the four persons who had contested for the post of Vice President. T.T.G.Thiyagarajan and A.Venkatesan had contested for the post of Treasurer. Since ‘Amma Creations’ Siva and Radhakrishnan had won unoppossed for the post of Honorary Secretary there way no need for the election for the post of Secretary. 73 persons had contested for the post of Executive Committee members where 21 seats are vacant for the post.
Actors Vijayakanth, Sarathkumar, Radhika, Radha Ravi, Satyaraj, Powerstar Sreenivasan, Srikanth, T.Rajendar, Nazar, Uthayanidhi Stalin, Jayachithra, Poornima Bakyaraj, Ramarajan, Chinni Jayanth, Karunaas, Prakash RajPriya Raman and few other actors had cast their vote since they are also producers.
Directors, Bakiyaraj, Parthiban, S.A.Chandrasekaran, ‘Pasanga’ Pandiaraj, R.C.Sakthi, Ameer, SaranR.K.Selvamani, Kasthuriraja, Selvaraghavan, Vikraman, Gautham Menon Myskin and few other directors had cast their votes since they are also producers.
Muktha Srinivasan, A.V.M.Saravanan, KR, Kalpati S.Agoram, UTV Dhananjeyan, Pyramid Natrajan, Kanal Kannan, FEFSI Vijayan, Sivasakthi Pandiyan, Anbalaya Prabhakaran, Ibrahim Rowther, Gnanavel, L.K.Sudesh, Cameraman Natraj, Kovai Chezhian, Chandraprakash Jain, Kaja Mohideen, Pushpa Kandasamy, V.C.Guhanathan, G.K.Tamilkumaran, Listin Stephen, C.V.Rajendran, Music Director Gangai Amaran, A.M.Rathinam, ‘Sivaji Films’ Ramkumar, Dr.Mohan and many others had cast their votes.
There are totally 970 producers eligible to vote and 770 producers had cast their votes. Kalaipuli.S.Thanu secured 565 votes and had won as the President of Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council. The opposite candidates, Al. Alagappan received 127 votes & Mansoor Ali Khan received 21 votes. S.Kathiresan got 488 votes and Pl.Thenappan got 355 votes and both have won as Vice Presidents. T.T.G.Thiyagarajan has won as the Treasurer securing 621 votes defeating A.Venkatesh who got 128 votes.