Sundar C at the audio launch of Muthina Kathirikai
|Born||Vinayaga Sundara Vadivel Chidambaram Pillai
21 January 1968
Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||actor, film director, producer|
|Years active||1995 – 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. He made his acting debut in 2006 with the film Thalai Nagaram. He made his directorial debut in Telugu with the film Something Something.
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. 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).
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. 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).
|2006||Thalai Nagaram||Subramaniam (Right)|||
|2008||Aayudham Seivom||Saidai Sathya|||
Director and writer
|1997||Arunachalam||N||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film|
|1998||Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar||Tamil|
|1999||Suyamvaram||N||Tamil||Directed by ten directors|
|1999||Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga||Tamil|
|2000||Unnai Kann Theduthey||Tamil|
|2001||Ullam Kollai Poguthae||Tamil|
|2005||Thaka Thimi Tha||N||Tamil|
|2013||Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru||Tamil||Simultaneously made in Telugu as Something Something|
|2013||Something Something||Telugu||Simultaneously made in Tamil as Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru|
|2014||Aranmanai||Tamil||Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Director|
|TBA||Madha Gaja Raja||Tamil||Delayed|
|2008||Sandai||"Vaadee En Kappakezhungu"||Dhina|
|2010||Guru Sishyan||"Subbaiyaa Subbaiyaa"||Dhina||Sung with Sathyaraj|
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