Suseenthiran

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Suseenthiran
Born Sureshkumar Nallusamy[1]
1978
Pazhani, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation film director, screenwriter
Years active 2009 – present
Spouse(s) Renuka Devi

Suseenthiran is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He rose to fame with the film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, which marks his directorial debut.

Career[edit]

Suseenthiran, who originally hails from a small village called Kanakkan patti in Pazhani,[2] was always "crazy about films" like his father and his uncle, who had made a film years ago, that never got released.[3] Though his family did not want him to become a director and "waste" his life on films, he was sure that he would be a filmmaker one day. To achieve his dream, he came to Chennai, when he was 18 years old and needed 12 years to make his first film. Susindran had worked as assistant director to prominent filmmakers as S. D. Sabha and Ezhil,[4] before turning an independent director.

His maiden venture, titled Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, was released in 2009, receiving rave accolades.[5] According to Susindran, the film is based on real life incidents as his father was a kabadi player and Susindran got to know about the insults and pains the player went through, which he wanted to showcase in a film.[6] Also he was said to be inspired from success of the 2002 Bollywood film Lagaan, which was based on cricket.[7]

Following the success of his debut film, he started his next project Naan Mahaan Alla by August 2009. This film, starring Karthi and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, opened to highly positive reviews and emerged a commercial success as well. During this film's final stages of post-production, he started working on his third film, titled Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai.[8][9] Suseenthiran revealed that Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai was planned to be his second directorial, but since no producer was willing to fund the film with an offbeat theme, he chose to make a film featuring a known lead actor first. Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai, based on Bhaskar Sakthi's novel, likewise fetched critical acclaim. It was screened at 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in Contemporary World Cinema category.[10] Suseenthiran finished his fourth venture, titled Rajapattai, starring Vikram and Deeksha Seth in the lead.His fifth flick Adalal kadhal seiver which was released in August 2013 received a highly positive response.This movie contains a strong message of premature love and teen pregnancy.The climax of the movie made many to cry and it was emotional.

For 2013 Diwali his film Pandiyanadu was released along with Aarambam and All in AzhaguRaja, Vishal as hero and lakshmi menon as heroine and bharathiraja in a special role. The film came without any high expectation as vishal's previous movies were not up to a mark. But Suseenthiran again proved his excellency in this film and a very important movie for vishal in his career.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
2009 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2010 Naan Mahaan Alla Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2011 Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Screenplay only
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
2011 Rajapattai Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Screenplay only
2013 Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Screenplay only
2013 Pandianadu Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2014 Jeeva Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
2015 Nerukku Ner Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ tamilfilmdirectorsassociation.com/profile.php?sno=1641
  2. ^ "'I was in no way influenced by Chak De India'". Rediff. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ "'I was sure that I would be a filmmaker one day'". Rediff. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Youngsters join hands to sizzle on the screen". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  5. ^ "What inspired Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  6. ^ "'I was in no way influenced by Chak De India'". Rediff. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  7. ^ "What inspired Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Suseenthiran back with a bang". The Times Of India. 2010-07-25. 
  9. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/58819.html
  10. ^ "Tamil film selected for Toronto film festival". NDTV. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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