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Seenu Ramasamy

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Seenu Ramasamy
Ramasamy at Dharma Durai Success Meet.
13 October 1973, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
Years active2007-present

Seenu Ramasamy is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and poet who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He is known for directing quality films like Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010),[1] Neerparavai (2012),[2] and Dharma Durai (2016).,[3] Kanne Kalaimaane (2019) and Maamanithan (film) (2022).


He made his directorial debut with Koodal Nagar (2007).[4] He garnered acclaim for the film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru, which went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.[5][6] A critic noted that "A well-crafted screenplay, clearly defined characters, a smooth, realistic flow of scenes, and fine performances from its entire cast, makes 'Thenmerku Paruvakaatru' one of the more watchable films of recent times".[7] His next film Neerparavai (2012) also released to positive reviews with a critic stating that "Neer Paravai is a beautiful record of the lives of a community, their hopes and dreams, and the harsh reality of their lives. Go and see it".[8] Ramasamy's next film Idam Porul Yaeval got stuck in production.[9] His next film Dharma Durai (2016) received polarized reviews from critics,[10][11] but was a box-office success.[12] His subsequent film Kanne Kalaimaane (2019) released to mixed reviews with a critic stating that "Though Kanne Kalaimaane tries to be an ambitious film, despite much potential for drama, it lacks a strong script that most Seenu Ramasamy films have".[13]


Seenu Ramasamy has written “Kaatral Nadanthen”.[14]


Year Film Cast Director Actor Role Notes
2007 Koodal Nagar Bharath, Sandhya, Bhavana Yes Yes Bus Conductor
2010 Thenmerku Paruvakaatru Vijay Sethupathi, Vasundahra, Saranya Yes Yes Doctor National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Vijay Special Jury Award[15]
2012 Neerparavai Vishnu, Sunaina, Nandita Das, Saranya Yes Yes Doctor
2013 Idam Porul Yaeval Vijay Sethupathi, Vishnu, Aishwarya Rajesh, Nanditha Yes No Unreleased
2016 Dharma Durai Vijay Sethupathi, Aishwarya Rajesh, Tamannaah, Srushti Dange Yes Yes Librarian Asiavision Awards for best director
2019 Kanne Kalaimaane Udhayanidhi Stalin, Tamannaah Yes No
2022 Maamanithan Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie Yes
TBA Idimuzhakkam G. V. Prakash Kumar, Gayathrie Yes completed


  1. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (17 January 2015). "Cycling against the wind". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  2. ^ "It was an honour to direct Nandita Das". Rediff.
  3. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (13 August 2016). "The regions I show are an integral part of my stories". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "In the capital of Pandya kings". The Hindu. 9 March 2007 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ Saravanan, T. (15 October 2014). "An eye for realism". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ "Seenu Ramasamy". The Hindu. 16 October 2016 – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Thenmerku Paruvakaatru". The New Indian Express.
  8. ^ "Review: Go watch Neer Paravai!". Rediff.
  9. ^ "'Idam Porul Eval': Will the film release this year?". Sify. Archived from the original on 23 May 2020.
  10. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (19 August 2016). "Dharmadurai: terrific story that loses its way". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  11. ^ "Dharmadurai Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Dharmadurai by Times of India" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  12. ^ "RK Suresh and Seenu Ramasamy talk about 4 years of Dharmadurai". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Kanne Kalaimaane review: The Seenu Ramasamy film leaves you wanting more". 26 February 2019.
  14. ^ Shankar (3 December 2011). "இயக்குநர் சீனு ராமசாமியின் 'காற்றால் நடந்தேன்'- கவிதை வெளியீடு!". Oneindia (in Tamil). Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  15. ^ Staff Reporter (26 June 2011). "Legends steal the show at Close Up Vijay Awards". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.