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Born (1972-07-12) July 12, 1972 (age 42)
Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film Director
Years active 2003 - present

Vasanthabalan is a Tamil film director.[1] He has made critically acclaimed films including Veyil and Angadi Theru.


The director began his career with Album, which failed at the box-office. His second film, produced by S Pictures company, Veyil became a blockbuster and was shown as the Indian representative at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.[2] Post Veyil, the director struck gold again with Angadi Theru which showcases a romantic tale set in the famous Ranganathan Street in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The film won critical acclaim and was a commercial success as well. It was shortlisted for India's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[3] His latest release is Aravaan, a period film based on the novel Kaaval Kottam that reflects the life of people of South Tamil Nadu in the 18th century.


Year Film Language Notes
2002 Album Tamil
2006 Veyil Tamil Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Director - Tamil
Winner, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Screened in 2007 Cannes Film Festival
2010 Angaadi Theru Tamil Winner, Vijay Award for Best Director
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Director - Tamil,
2012 Aravaan Tamil
2014 Kaaviya Thalaivan Tamil Positive reviews from critics


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