I was thinking about it for a long time, and at last decided it is the time. I am going to include quiz on Tamil movies time-to-time. During these quiztioning, I would enable comment moderation so that the answers would be revealed after a significant number of people have commented. Some may be very easy, but, it would give me a chance to gauge your expertise, to plan accordingly for future questions. Here we go..
1) Who are the only two actresses to have acted in the movies directed by the great Mani Ratnam, K. Balachander, and Bharathiraja AND acted with Kamal, Rajini, Satyaraj, Vijayakanth, Prabhu and Karthik?
2) X and Y were working as assistant directors to a director, whose son is a famous star now. X and Y were good friends, and made a deal that, whoever gets to direct a movie first, the other would work with him as an assistant director. X was the first to get lucky, and Y worked with him for his first two movies. Y was given a chance to direct by the producer of those two movies (who had a fall-out with X) and never looked back since. The career of X, unfortunately, went the other way after Y left him. Y has also famously produced some quality movies directed by his assistants. That is probably because he knows about the struggles of a young and aspiring assistant director, since he himself was one. Who are X and Y?
3) A and B were assistant directors to a very famous director and close buddies as well. They co-directed their first movie together. Probably differences started arising then, and they parted ways. Tamil cine industry's top two stars embraced each of them; in a movie in which A and B were assistant directors, the two top stars had acted together. A and B have gone on to direct some memorable movies, but the aforementioned stars never acted under the other director. A and B took into acting as well, and did character/negative roles. B has been much more successful than A, and can be labeled as a mass-director. Some of his movies have been record-breakers. Who are A and B?
4) Who are the only two directors to have directed Sivaji, Kamal, Rajini, Vijayakanth, Satyaraj, Prabhu, Karthik and Vadivelu?
PS: For qns. 2-4, all are discrete answers.