Murugadoss Arunasalam, commonly known by his stage name A.R.Murugadoss, is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter who predominantly works in the Tamil Film Industry. He is best known for his action Tamil films and Telugu films and for remaking them in Hindi cinema.
This includes the Suriya, Asin Thottumkal-starrer Ghajini (2005) and its Hindi remake of the same name (2008) starring Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal who was the part of both the movies, along with the Vijay-starrer Thuppakki (2012) and its Hindi remake Holiday (2014) starring Akshay Kumar. His 2002 Tamil film Ramanaa was remade in Hindi as Gabbar Is Back (2015) starring Akshay Kumar as well. Murugadoss won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for his 2014 Tamil action-drama film Kaththi.