Arivazhagan Venkatachalam is a Tamil director and screen-writer extensively known for his first superhit film, ‘ Eeram’ (2009). The Tamilian film fraternity devours him for his explicit directorial ventures. He created two consecutive, exceptional hits, namely Eeram (2009) and ‘ Vallinam’ (2014), in the dawn of his career as a director. He has become a venerable personality in the entertainment industry for his competence and perfectionism.

Upon receiving a gold medal from the reputed MGR Government Film Institute, Venkatachalam worked under the affluent director ‘ Shankar’, the man behind the creation of popular and evergreen Tamilian films like ‘ Gentleman’ (1993) and ‘ Kadhalan’ (1994).

Under the banner of S Picture Productions, Arivazhagan directed his debut movie and titled it Eeram, which is a romantic thriller. The plot reveals the trials and tribulations of a detective investigating the murder of an innocent woman, but, eventually, finds himself tangled in his own past. The film served as a sensational hit at the box office, and the cast lineup did perfect justice to the characters. Sindhu Menon and ‘ Aadhi’ got provided with the lead roles in Eeram.

After procuring enough glory from the success of Eeram, Venkatachalam proceeded towards directing his second project Vallinam after a long interval of five years. Fulfilling his aim of targeting the younger audience, he took up a project involving a script orbiting around the life of a youngster and the common clique problem in colleges. Casting established youth icons like ‘ Nakul’, Atul Kulkarni and Mrudhula Bhaskar in central roles; Vallinam ascertained its rarity without any promotion. Albeit film critics complained about its lengthy and tedious duration, the viewership challenged such a notion by accepting the film heartily. Aascar film V. Ravichandran carried out the production of the movie Vallinam.

Another film directed under his supervision is ‘ Aarathu Sinam’ (2016), which is his most recent endeavour. Aarathu Sinam did not get extraordinary recognition at the box-office, but the director got critically applauded for his efforts. Produced under the banner of Sri Thenandal Films, the film belongs to the genre of crime. It is the remake of the infamous Malayalam film ‘Memories’ (2013), directed by the directorial tycoon Jeethu Joseph.

Consisting of a cast ensemble inclusive of celebrated actors like ‘ Arulnithi’, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aishwarya Dutta, the film is considered to be a progressive attempt towards making a decent crime thriller. Venkatachalam’s excellent visual sense and efficiency got reinstated after the filming of Aarathu Sinam got completed. Arivazhagan is married to Heera Selvaraj and resides in the posh city Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Prabhu Solomon Tamil Actor

Prabhu Solomon

Prabhu Solomon is a Tamil Director, writer and producer. He shot to fame with the film Mynaa (2010), a Romantic Tragedy. Prabhu made his debut in 1999 with Kannodu Kanbathellam and did not have a very successful career until Mynaa happened in 2010. He was born on 7 May 1969 in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. He completed his education at St. Paul’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School and got his Masters degree from Chennai in English Literature. The only access to movies for him in his early days was the only cinema in the town. Prabhu started his career in 1991 as a stunt double and junior artist and he continued it for three years. It was his strategy to be associated with the film industry. His first project as the stunt double was in 1994 when he became stunt double for Sarath Kumar in Namma Annachi. He was waiting for an opportunity like this. Getting recognized and making contacts was accomplished when he met Sundar C on the sets of Namma Annachi. Sundar C was the assistant director of the film back then. Prabhu worked in many of Sundar’s movies He became an assistant director for Sundar’s film, Murai Maman (1995) and later worked in the award winning movie Kadhal Kottai (1996) and worked with Agathiyan. His first film as a director commenced when he got associated with Anbalaya Films Production House. He completed Murai Mappillai and for his film Kannodu Kanbathellam he cast Raghuvaran and Bhanupriya in the lead roles.   For his next movie, he had a cast ensemble of Sonali Bendre, Suchindra and Arjun. This film received a good response. His other two releases Urise (2001), the Kannada film and remake of Bharathi Kannamma did not do any business at box office and were flops. He had tasted failures quite often over the period. Mynaa, the romantic film set in the background of Kuranagani of Theni District in Tamil Nadu, brought him back to the limelight. His next flick was Kumki. It was the debut film for Vikram Prabhu, son of actor Prabhu and Grandson of actor Sivaji Ganesan. After a break, he came back with a bang with the movie set in the backdrop of 2004 Tsunami incidents. He collected real life stories and assembled them in his script. Kayal did great and was critically acclaimed. He had worked very hard on the scenes that were shot underwater. It is the costliest film in his production so far.    

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