A. Sarkunam

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A. Sarkunam
Born (1975-04-23) 23 April 1975 (age 42)[1]
Occupation Film director, writer, producer
Years active 2010–present

A. Sarkunam (Tamil: சற்குணம்) is an Indian film director, working in the Tamil film industry. He worked as an associate with director A.L Vijay.[2]


Sarkunam made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Kalavani (2009). Featuring Vimal and Oviya in the lead roles, the film released to positive critical response and went on to become a sleeper hit.[3][4] His next film was the period piece Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011) again starring Vimal which also received positive reviews.The film earned the prestigious National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.[5][6] Sarkunam said that Vaagai Sooda Vaa was his first script and dream project.[7] He then made a romantic comedy film titled Naiyaandi[8] with Dhanush and Nazriya Nazim in the lead.[9][10] His fourth film Chandi Veeran, produced by Bala and starring Atharvaa and Anandhi was released in 2015. This Film also got good reviews and it had many similarities with his first film Kalavani.[11]

In 2014, he started new production company "A Sarkunam Cinemaz" and introduced his brother A. Nandha Kumar as a producer. Their first production was Manjapai, which marked the directorial debut of Sarkunam's former assistant N. Raghavan.[12]


Year Film Credited as Notes
Director producer Writer
2010 Kalavani Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
2011 Vaagai Sooda Vaa Green tickY Red XN Green tickY National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
2013 Naiyaandi Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
2014 Manjapai Red XN Green tickY Red XN associated with N. Linguswamy's Thirupathi Brothers
2015 Chandi Veeran Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
2017 Dora Red XN Green tickY Red XN associated with Hitesh Jhabak


  1. ^ Iflicks: Latest Tamil cinema news | Kollywood latest news | Tamil movie stills. Iflicks.in (23 April 1975). Retrieved on 2016-07-04.
  2. ^ "Sarkunam's movie succeed at box office – The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  3. ^ M Suganth, Sarkunam's movie succeed at box office. The Times of India, 19 July 2010.
  4. ^ Kalavani – Tamil Movie News – "Please do not compare me with Mani Ratnam!!!" – Kalavani | Sarkunam | Mani Ratnam. Behindwoods.com (15 July 2010). Retrieved on 2011-09-26.
  5. ^ In quest of victory! – Times Of India Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (8 May 2011). Retrieved on 2011-09-26.
  6. ^ National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
  7. ^ "Director Sargunam and Vimal – Tamil Cinema Director and Actor Interview – Sargunam | Vimal | Vaagai Sooda Vaa | Kalavani | Amala Paul". Videos.behindwoods.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Dhanush film title changed to 'Naiyaandi'". Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dhanush joins 'Naiyaandi' unit in Tanjavur". Sify. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nazriya Nazim is Dhanush's heroine!". Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Atharavaa-Sargunam film gets a title and buyer. Sify.com. Retrieved on 4 July 2016.
  12. ^ A Sarkunam Cinemaz's Manja Pai Movie Details Archived 4 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine.

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