A. C. Tirulokachandar was an Indian film director and screenwriter who worked mainly in Tamil films from the 1960s to 1988. He also directed a few films in Hindi and Telugu. His 1969 Tamil film Deiva Magan was the first South Indian film to be submitted by India in a contest for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He directed the pair Sivaji Ganeshan and Jayalalitha in 5 films - Deiva Magan, Dharmam Engey, Engirundho Vandhaal, Enga Mama, Avanthan Manidhan. He directed Rajesh Khanna in Babu in 1985 which became a hit.