Tamil director Lokesh Kanagaraj celebrates his 38th birthday

With 'Vikram', he made a cinematic universe popularly known as Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU) as the movie made references to 'Kaithi'.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 14, 2024 | 4:53 PMUpdatedMar 14, 2024 | 4:53 PM

Tamil director Lokesh Kanagaraj celebrates his 38th birthday

Tamil director Lokesh Kanagaraj is celebrating his 38th birthday on Thursday, 14 March.

Lokesh created a separate fan base for himself with his path-breaking films in the Tamil industry.

His debut flick Maanagaram (2017) was applauded for the strong script.

Also, the Tamil film kept the importance of every character, intertwining them and weaving their stories together.

Formation of LCU

Lokesh Kanagaraj’s second venture Kaithi (2019) gave him a break and also to Karthi, who did not deliver a hit for a long time.

Kamal Hassan-starrer Vikram (2022) made Lokesh the status of hit director by becoming a blockbuster hit.

The movie also did well in the neighbouring states, including Kerala.

With Vikram, Lokesh Kanagaraj made a cinematic universe, popularly known as Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU), as the film had some references to Kaithi.

Vijay’s Leo (2023) is the latest movie of Lokesh Kanagaraj, which is also part of the LCU.

The filmmaker was appreciated for brilliantly blending the characters, while the human sacrifice part did not go down well with critics and audiences alike. However, Leo was a blockbuster and earned around ₹500 crore.

Lokesh claimed that with his cinematic universe, he was campaigning against drug abuse and was aiming to see a drug-free society.

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Upcoming projects

Recently, Lokesh Kanagaraj announced that he would take a break from social media since he was busy working on his next movie with Rajinikanth, tentatively titled Thalaivar 171. It’s not sure if the movie will be part of LCU.

Rajinikanth is now shooting for his 170th movie titled Vettaiyan.

Lokesh Kanagaraj’s fans are waiting for Kaithi 2, which he announced much earlier.

The director did two films with Vijay — Master (2021) and Leo. Master was a standalone movie.

Kaithi 2 will be done after he wraps Superstar Rajinikanth’s Thalaivar 171.

Birthday celebrations

Meanwhile, Lokesh Kanagaraj is seen celebrating his birthday with a group of friends in the industry.

The pictures of his birthday bash are now trending on social media.

Actors Shivakarthikeyan and Arun Vijay posted their pics from the birthday celebrations held on the intervening night of 13 and 14 March.

Lokesh’s fans are also celebrating his birthday by discussing their favourite film.

Marking his birthday, the title of the album Lokesh Kanagaraj created with actor-singer Shruthi Haasan will be launched at 6 pm on 14 March.

Gallery: Tamannaah Bhatia and Raashi Khanna’s stills from ‘Aranmanai 4’