Blue Sattai Maran Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Pudupettai, Chennai
Age: 54 Years

Blue Sattai Maran

Other name(s)Ilamaran, Blue Shirt Maran [1]The Times of India
Real nameC. Elamaran [2]The Times of India
Profession(s)Film Director, Social Commentator, Film Critic
Famous forHis unbiased and critical reviews on his Tamil Talkies YouTube Channel
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1969
Age (as of 2023)54 Years
BirthplacePudupettai, Chennai
HometownPudupettai, Chennai
Educational QualificationSchool Dropout

Note: He was thrown out of the school while he was in class 8 due to his incorrigible behaviour. [3]The News Minute
ControversiesAccused of Blackmailing
In 2019, following Blue Sattai Maran's scathing criticism of the Tamil movie "Charlie Chaplin 2," wherein he accused the filmmakers of treating the audience disrespectfully, a police complaint was filed against him by the film's director, Shakthi Chidambaram. Chidambaram alleged that Maran attempted to extort money and engage in blackmail. According to Chidambaram's report, Maran approached him with an offer to promote the film in exchange for payment. When Chidambaram declined the proposition, Maran proceeded to deliver a derogatory and negative review of the movie. [4]Cinema Express

Criticised for his comment on Iravin Nizhal
In 2022, R Parthiban's Tamil-language movie 'Iravin Nizhal' gained recognition as the world's inaugural single-shot non-linear film, garnering praise from viewers. Nevertheless, Blue Sattai Maran contested the claim that the film held this distinction and provided unfavorable evaluations of the movie. Maran's remarks were poorly received by Parthiban's supporters, leading to the symbolic burning of an effigy representing Blue Sattai Maran as an expression of their dissent. [5]The Times of India

Received Death Threats
In 2023, prior to the premiere of Rajinikanth's "Jailer," Blue Sattai Maran delivered unfavorable critiques of the film. This stance was met with disapproval from certain Rajinikanth fans, who even issued death threats to Maran. [6]Chennai Memes Maran turned to platform X to disclose these incidents and penned,

"Tamil Nadu Police, please take action against the person who is making death threat in this audio and also take action against the administrators who are responsible for instigating violence in this twitter space discussion.”

He added,

"CM Stalin Sir, I hope you will maintain law and order by taking action against the persons who make death threat and the administrators of this twitter space. The same person who made death threat and instigated others to involve in violence in a public place has spoken in this audio.”
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
SiblingsHe has three brothers.

Blue Sattai Maran

Some Lesser Known Facts About Blue Sattai Maran

  • Blue Sattai Maran is an Indian film director, film critic, and social commentator. He is popular for his unique style of film reviews in Tamil cinema. He is also known for donning a signature blue shirt throughout his film review sessions.
  • He grew up in Pudupettai, Chennai, where he studied up to class 8.
  • After he was thrown out of his school, his father presented him with two options: either enrol in a different school or join his uncles in the film distribution business based in Madurai. Due to his profound love for films since childhood, he opted to join his uncles.
  • In 1976, at the tender age of 7, Maran embarked on a cinematic adventure by watching the 1957 film “Manaalane Mangaiyin Baakkiyam.” During an interview, he shared how he was captivated by the image of a snake on the movie’s poster and the allure of the magical elements within. He also expressed that the film took him on a whirlwind journey of emotions.
  • Blue Sattai Maran stepped into the Tamil film domain at the age of 15, engaging with his uncles’ film distribution enterprise.
  • Before long, Sattai and his three siblings embarked on their own journey into the film distribution realm, establishing their own company. Yet, they couldn’t sustain their presence within the industry.
  • Subsequently, Maran attempted his hand at several business ventures, all of which met with failure.
  • Later, he got involved in the production team of various Tamil films such as “Vel” (2007), “Seval” (2008), and “Lingaa” (2014). Additionally, he joined Ram Babu Productions, contributing to the team’s efforts across 23 Kannada films.
  • He also briefly served as an assistant to a well-known Tamil star’s personal manager. During his tenure as an assistant to the personal manager, he keenly observed the financial influences behind press releases concerning films or actors. Reflecting on the experience during an interview, he remarked,

    The manager gave me two envelopes and some money to give to two Tamil newspapers. They were press releases. They read: ‘After the ‘super hit’ (movie name), the ‘actor’ will next be seen in ‘upcoming movie’. I just couldn’t take it! I turned to the manager and asked if he has a heart and how he can call this movie a super hit. For that, he told me not to worry and that the papers will change it.”

    Additionally, he emphasized that not a solitary word underwent editing in the press releases. He went on to add,

    I was furious. It was such a bad film and these papers were doing this!”

  • During his tenure as a personal manager’s assistant, he received an intriguing proposal from two family friends to establish a YouTube channel focused on cinema. It was during this period that the concept of providing candid film reviews sparked within his mind. The two friends, both software professionals, took charge of technical aspects such as the green screen. Maran also enlisted the help of his friend Adhavan to direct the show, with the main challenge being finding a suitable host for the reviews. Despite reaching out to over 50 potential hosts, none of them expressed interest in the venture. Since they had already leased a small office in Vadapalani and paid rent for four months from their own pockets, Maran made the decision to take on the hosting role himself.
  • On 27 January 2012, he launched a YouTube channel called “Tamil Talkies,” dedicated to showcasing his film reviews. The channel boasts an impressive subscriber count of 1.63 million.

    Blue Sattai Maran's YouTube Channel

    Blue Sattai Maran’s YouTube Channel

  • In 2021, Blue Sattai Maran worked as a director and actor for the Tamil-language political satire movie titled “Anti Indian.” In the film, he portrayed the character Basha, a painter, and was also involved as a writer. The film achieved moderate success at the box office.

    Anti Indian film poster

    Anti Indian film poster

  • In an interview, Blue Sattai Maran disclosed that he initially grappled with nervousness when confronted with the camera, often experiencing speech impediments while conducting reviews. He expressed,

    I couldn’t even say ‘Welcome to But I managed to do something.”

  • In his initial analysis, Maran explored a film starring Ajith, widely acclaimed for his fervent fan base. He contrasted the actor’s work in “Billa 2” with “Naan E,” a movie released concurrently.
  • In 2019, his assessment of the Tamil film “Petta” was taken down due to allegations of copyright violations. Regardless, Maran maintained that this removal was strategically executed before the weekend to prevent any potential influence on ticket sales.
  • Maran acquired the nickname ‘Blue Sattai’ due to his consistent choice of wearing the same shirt in every video appearance. In an interview, when disclosing the rationale behind this wardrobe choice, Maran mentioned,

    When we decided to do it, I knew I had to do reviews every week. So this meant 52 shirts in a year. It was too expensive, and plus I’m not worth all that effort. So we made it a uniform. Now seven years later, I wear the same Derbin shirt every week. I have only one of it. It was Rs.1500 when I bought it.”