V. Z. Durai

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V. Z. Durai (born Peer Moideen) is a Tamil film director.[1]


Durai revealed that he had approached S. S. Chakravarthy to make the film Mugavaree (2000) with Ajith Kumar after failing to get noticed for a long period and getting rejected by four producers for the script. Durai had no prior experience in films as an assistant, with Chakravarthy being supportive and maintaining a close link with the film from shoot until post-production, while also playing a part in roping in Jyothika for the film.[2][3] Prior to the release of the film, Ajith, who has happy with the final product, gifted a car to the director.[4] The success of the film led to the producer and the director signing another film together, Kadhal Sadugudu, featuring Vikram and Priyanka Trivedi. In 2005, he directed the gangster film Thotti Jaya, starring Silambarasan and Gopika. Durai's fourth film was Nepali, which starred Bharath and Meera Jasmine. He took a five-year hiatus and directed 6, which cast Shaam and Poonam Kaur. He again took a five-year hiatus before directing Yemaali in 2018.


Year Film Language Cast Notes
2000 Mugavaree Tamil Ajith Kumar, Jyothika [5]
2003 Kadhal Sadugudu Tamil Vikram, Priyanka Trivedi [6]
2005 Thotti Jaya Tamil Silambarasan, Gopika [7]
2008 Nepali Tamil Bharath, Meera Jasmine [8]
2013 6 Tamil Shaam, Poonam Kaur
2018 Yemaali Tamil Samuthirakani, Sam Jones, Athulya Ravi
2019 Iruttu Tamil Sundar C.


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  2. ^ "Stories sculpted out of unfulfilled desires". The Hindu. 2002-09-06. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  3. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  4. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/mugavaree-director-vzdhorai-talks-about-his-experience-working-with-ajith.html
  5. ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Review of Mugavari". Rediff. 2000-03-06. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  6. ^ "Kadhal Sadugudu". The Hindu. 2003-04-18. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  7. ^ "Thotti Jaya — Tamil Movie Review". Thiraipadam.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  8. ^ "Nepali Movie Review — Behindwoods.com Bharath Meera Jasmine Prem VZ Durai Music — Srikanth Deva stills picture image gallery". Behindwoods. 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2016-12-01.