Suseenthiran

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Suseenthiran
Born
Sureshkumar Nallusamy

(1978-03-31) 31 March 1978 (age 44)
OccupationFilm Director, Screenwriter, Lyricist, producer, Actor
Years active2009 – present
Spouse(s)Renuka Devi

Suseenthiran is an Indian film director, lyricist and screenwriter in Tamil cinema. He rose to fame with his directorial debut Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009).[1]

Career[edit]

Suseenthiran, who originally hails from a small village called Amarapoondi in Palani, Dindigul,[2] was always "crazy about films" like his father and his uncle, who had made a film years ago, that never got released.[3] Though his family did not want him to become a director and "waste" his life on films, he was sure that he would be a filmmaker one day. To achieve his dream, he came to Chennai, when he was 18 years old and needed 12 years to make his first film. Suseenthiran had worked as assistant director to prominent filmmakers as S. D. Sabha and Ezhil,[4] before turning an independent director.

His maiden venture, titled Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, was released in 2009, receiving rave accolades.[5] According to Susindran, the film is based on real life incidents as his father was a kabadi player and Susindran got to know about the insults and pains the player went through, which he wanted to showcase in a film.[6] Also he was said to be inspired from success of the 2001 Bollywood film Lagaan, which was based on cricket.[7]

Following the success of his debut film, he started his next project Naan Mahaan Alla (2010). This film, starring Karthi and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, opened to highly positive reviews and emerged a commercial success as well. During this film's final stages of post-production, he started working on his third film, titled Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai (2011).[8][9] Suseenthiran revealed that Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai was planned to be his second directorial, but since no producer was willing to fund the film with an offbeat theme, he chose to make a film featuring a known lead actor first. Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai, based on Bhaskar Sakthi's novel, likewise fetched critical acclaim. It was screened at 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in Contemporary World Cinema category.[10] Suseenthiran finished his fourth venture, titled Rajapattai (2011), starring Vikram and Deeksha Seth in the lead.[11] Nearly two years after Rajapattai, Suseenthiran bounces back with Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer (2013) that has a neatly told story and a finale that touches an interesting emotional acme.[12] In 2013, Suseenthiran prepares a commercial film with a simple story about settling scores, but the director ensures that his narration is interesting and entertaining at the same time. Suseenthiran earns appreciation for not taking the audience for granted with over the top heroism and highly illogical scenarios. He is also slowly proving to be one of the versatile directors in the circuit.[13] Pandiya Naadu (2013) has won rave reviews from critics as well as the audiences.[14]

Vishnu Vishal and Suseenthiran jointly made their debut with Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu and both are back once again with a super hit movie, Jeeva (2014) a sport drama. Suseenthiran has garnished the love, passion, and cricket in the right proportion to serve a fulfilling experience.[15] His next project was an action thriller movie Paayum Puli (2015) featuring Vishal, his second after Pandiya Naadu.[16] Then next, Vil Ambu (2016) is directed by Ramesh Subramaniam and presented by Suseenthiran.[17][18] He has joined hands for the third time with his protégé Vishnu Vishal in Maaveeran Kittu (2016) a tale about a fight against the caste system.[19][20] In 2017, his film Nenjil Thunivirundhal is a big disappointment considering his body of work in the initial stages of his career.[21] He has made simultaneously shot in Telugu as C/o Surya.[22] In 2018, he has directed Genius, a film on how a young boy is pressured by his dad since childhood to always be the school topper and when he grows up, by his boss to reach targets.[23] In 2019, Suseenthiran has also written the script for a sequel Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 but is busy with various other projects.[24] He also directed two sports films with Kennedy Club and Champion.[25][26]

His next film was Eeswaran (2021) starring Little Super Star Silambarasan released on the occasion of Pongal. At a time when fans are longing to witness that energetic Simbu on screen, which has been missing for years, Suseenthiran failed to please the star’s fans and family audience.[27]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
2009 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2010 Naan Mahaan Alla Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2011 Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai Green tickY Green tickY Red XN National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Rajapattai Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2013 Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Pandiya Naadu Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2014 Jeeva Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
2015 Paayum Puli Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2016 Vil Ambu Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Maaveeran Kittu Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2017 Nenjil Thunivirundhal Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Simultaneously shot in Telugu as C/o Surya
2018 Genius Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2019 Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Kennedy Club Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Champion Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2021 Eeswaran Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2022 Veerapandiyapuram Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Kuttram Kuttrame Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Direct television premiere on Kalaignar TV
Angelina Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Delayed
Actor
Other roles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All you want to know about #Suseenthiran".
  2. ^ "I was in no way influenced by Chak De India". Rediff. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  3. ^ "I was sure that I would be a filmmaker one day". Rediff. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Youngsters join hands to sizzle on the screen". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 11 April 2008. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  5. ^ "What inspired Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu". Behindwoods. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  6. ^ "I was in no way influenced by Chak De India". Rediff. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  7. ^ "What inspired Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu". Behindwoods. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Suseenthiran back with a bang". The Times of India. 25 July 2010. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers". IndiaGlitz.com. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Tamil film selected for Toronto film festival". NDTV. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  11. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (24 December 2011). "Rajapattai - Road much travelled - The Hindu". The Hindu.
  12. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (17 August 2013). "Climax wins the heart". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Pandianadu (aka) Pandiya Nadu review". www.behindwoods.com. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  14. ^ Seshagiri, Sangeetha (5 November 2013). "Box Office: 'Pandiya Nadu', 'All in All Azhaguraja' Collections". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Jeeva review. Jeeva Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  16. ^ "Paayum Puli (Aka) Payum Puli review". 4 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Vil Ambu Review & Rating - TamilGlitz". 12 February 2016.
  18. ^ "'Vil Ambu', a film on how society influences commoners". Business Standard India. 7 April 2015.
  19. ^ "Maaveeran Kittu review. Maaveeran Kittu Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  20. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (2 December 2016). "'Maaveeran Kittu' review: Caste and effect". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  21. ^ "Nenjil Thunivirundhal review. Nenjil Thunivirundhal Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  22. ^ https://www.greatandhra.com/movies/reviews/c-o-surya-review-mixed-bag-85534
  23. ^ "Genius review: This film doesn't go beyond the usual cliches!".
  24. ^ "'Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2': Makers of the film give us a sneak peek into the Soori starrer - Times of India". The Times of India.
  25. ^ S, Srivatsan (22 August 2019). "'Kennedy Club' movie review: There's no winner in this kabaddi outing". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  26. ^ Kumar, Pradeep (13 December 2019). "'Champion' movie review: Relegation material". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  27. ^ "Eeswaran Movie Review: Simbu excels in this largely satisfying rural drama".

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