Sundar C.

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Sundar C.
Sundar C at Muthina Kathirikai Audio Launch.jpg
Sundar C at the audio launch of Muthina Kathirikai
Born Vinayaga Sundara Vadivel Chidambaram Pillai
(1968-01-21) 21 January 1968 (age 49)
Erode, Tamil Nadu, India[1]
Occupation actor, film director, producer
Years active 1995 – present
Spouse(s) Kushboo (2001–present)

Sundar C. is an Indian film director, producer and actor. He has directed over 25 films in Tamil and Telugu languages. Initially, he worked as an assistant director to Manivannan and became a director with the family drama Murai Maman. His notable films include Ullathai Allitha, Arunachalam and Anbe Sivam.[2] He made his acting debut in 2006 with the film Thalai Nagaram.[3][4] He made his directorial debut in Telugu with the film Something Something.

Career[edit]

Sundar started his career assisting director Manivannan and made his directorial debut with Murai Maman (1996). Sundar revealed that he initially wanted a leading action hero to play the lead role in his film and approached Sarathkumar, but the producer was unavailable to sign the actor. Subsequently, the director chose Jayaram to play the lead role in the film and also said that he tapped into his innate sense of humour, as Jayaram was very famous for his humour in Malayalam.[5] Murai Maaman did well at the box-office and Sundar went on to direct many humour themed films like Ullathai Allithaa (1996), Mettukudi (1996) and Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga (1999). In 1997, he directed his high-profile project till date, Arunachalam with Rajinikanth. He also occasionally directed action and thriller films like Unnai Kann Theduthe (2000), Rishi (2001) and Chinna (2005).[6][7]

In 2003, he directed two films Winner and Anbe Sivam. The former was successful and the comedy scenes from that film became hugely popular. However the latter despite being critically acclaimed, the film was under performed but became a cult classic.[8] After directing Rendu (2006), Sundar took a break from directing in order to concentrate on acting career. He made his acting debut as lead actor with Thalainagaram (2006) which was well received. Except Thalainagaram, his other films as lead actor received negative reviews and performed poorly at box-office. He then made a comeback as a director with Nagaram Marupakkam (2010).

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Ref.
1995 Murai Maman Cameo
1997 Arunachalam Cameo
2006 Thalai Nagaram Subramaniam (Right) [9]
2007 Veerappu Pulippandi [10]
2008 Sandai Kathiresan (Kaththi) [11]
2008 Aayudham Seivom Saidai Sathya [12]
2009 Perumal Perumal [13]
2009 Thee Sarathy (Samy) [14]
2009 Aiyantham Padai Prabhakaran [15]
2010 Guru Sishyan Eeti [16]
2010 Vaadaa Vetrivel [17]
2010 Nagaram Marupakkam Selvam [18]
2012 Murattu Kaalai Kaalaiyan [19]
2014 Ninaithathu Yaaro Himself
2014 Aranmanai Ravi
2016 Aranmanai 2 Ravi
2016 Muthina Kathirikai Muthupandi

Director and writer[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes Ref.
Director Writer
1995 Murai Maman Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1995 Murai Mappillai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1996 Ullathai Allitha Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1996 Mettukudi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1997 Arunachalam Green tickY Red XN Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film
1997 Janakiraman Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1998 Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1999 Unnaithedi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1999 Suyamvaram Green tickY Red XN Tamil Directed by ten directors
1999 Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2000 Azhagarsamy Green tickY Red XN Tamil
2000 Kannan Varuvaan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2000 Unnai Kann Theduthey Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2001 Ullam Kollai Poguthae Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2001 Rishi Green tickY Red XN Tamil
2001 Azhagana Naatkal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2003 Anbe Sivam Green tickY Red XN Tamil
2003 Winner Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2004 Giri Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2005 London Green tickY Red XN Tamil
2005 Thaka Thimi Tha Green tickY Red XN Tamil
2005 Chinna Green tickY Red XN Tamil
2006 Rendu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2010 Nagaram Marupakkam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2012 Kalakalappu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2013 Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Simultaneously made in Telugu as Something Something
2013 Something Something Green tickY Green tickY Telugu Simultaneously made in Tamil as Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru
2014 Aranmanai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Director
2015 Aambala Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2016 Aranmanai 2 Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2017 Nandini Red XN Green tickY Tamil
TBA Madha Gaja Raja Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Delayed
TBA Sangamithra Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Pre-production Anushka Shetty

Singer[edit]

Year Film Song Composer Notes
2008 Sandai "Vaadee En Kappakezhungu" Dhina
2010 Guru Sishyan "Subbaiyaa Subbaiyaa" Dhina Sung with Sathyaraj

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sundar C, profile". cinemaprofile.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Films of Sundar C". screenindia. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sundar C. is on a roll". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hat trick?". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 28 March 2008. 
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z15UluasxU
  6. ^ http://www.bbthots.com/reviews/2000/uktheduthey.html
  7. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/chinna-tamil-movie-review-7541.html
  8. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/fr/2003/01/17/stories/2003011701310200.htm
  9. ^ "Movie Review : Thalainagaram". Sify. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Veerappu Review". Behindwoods. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Review: Sandai is illogical". Rediff. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Aayudham Seivom Tamil Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Perumal Movie Review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Movie Review : Review -Thee". Sify. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Aindham Padai is below average". Rediff. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Cinema Plus / Film Review : Viewer's woes – Guru Sishyan". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "What's special in 'Vaada'?". IndiaGlitz. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Nagaram Marupakkam Review – Tamil Movie Review by V.S. Rajapur". Nowrunning.com. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Movie Review : Murattu Kaalai". Sify. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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