Master Ajay is a 12-year-old stage actor from a Government home who shot to fame for his work in the Tamil movie ‘
He plays the role of ‘Cheziyan’, a school boy who is arrogant and cheeky. Cheziyan gets in trouble with his teacher for kissing his classmate on her birthday. When asked to apologize, he offered to kiss the teacher on her birthday instead. The teacher slaps the kid for his insolence which causes him to faint with blood oozing out and eventually led to him getting into a coma. This triggers a chain of unexpected events that goes beyond everyone’s control. He has been critically acclaimed by many publications and major movie reviewers for his performance in the movie.
While the actor in real life is said to be shy and humble with an infectious smile, ‘The Hindu’ calls his impishness irresistible and the ‘Times of India’ calls him charming and winsome. The movie ‘Kuttram Kadithal’ was released in October 2014 and since then Ajay’s performance as Cheziyan, an arrogant schoolboy has been praised in both national and international platforms.
The movie itself has won the National Film Award for Best Regional Film, Best Tamil Film Award at 12th Chennai International Film Festival, Sri Sankara Doss Swamigal Award from the Government of Pondicherry. This film was even picked to be screened at the 16th Mumbai International Festival, where it competed with four other films in the ‘The New Faces of Indian Cinema’ category. It was the only Tamil Film to be chosen to compete in the 16th Zimbabwe International Film Festival.
It was also the only Tamil film selected for the Indian Panorama section of the 45th International Film Festival of India. The movie explored many different issues like corporal punishment, adequacy of our school systems and how one unexpected event can influence people from diverse lifestyles.