We fall short of words to describe this immensely talented, inquisitive, and courageous young director, Deeraj Vaidy. The latest youth icon says that he was passionate about writing and also wanted to work for out of the box ideas. It was this passion which thrust him into short filmmaking. The 24 years old director says that when he came to Coimbatore from Chennai, he did enough work on short documentaries and recalled that they were low and sometimes a zero budget project. He was doing great with his short films on various unspoken and unfolded topics of society. But this was never going to satisfy this budding talent. At the final year of the degree, he thought of pursuing filmmaking as his career. His decision was becoming more firm and strong with time as well as the awards which his short film projects brought to him. The young director believes the most in self-learning and says that doing assistantship under another director was never his option. The curious director did not do haste while making this decision. He gave himself nine months before making it fully to the show biz world. For these nine months, he was working with a leading software company. The director’s first project was closed in mere six months and now as we all know waiting for his project Jil Jung Juk.

He bagged actor Siddharth for this one and said that the actor has always been his first choice for the role. He believes Siddharth never hesitates to experiment with his roles and movies. The role of the movie surely has the demand of such character in the lead role. Siddharth is also producing the film, and Deeraj feels grateful for this gesture. Deeraj never forgets to mention his friends and colleagues who helped him in every thick and thin situation of life. These friends are his crew now. The director says that he will not be able to imagine any project without these people, and he constantly needs their support. Also, Deeraj is happy with the response he is getting for the teaser, trailer, and songs of the upcoming movie Jil Jung Juk. Previously he was concerned about the movie’s delayed schedule due to floods in Chennai, but now he is optimistic about his project. Deeraj says he will be soon sneaking out after the release of his movie Jil Jung Juk so that e can think and work on another project.

Kris Thirukumaran Tamil Actor

Kris Thirukumaran

Kris Thirukumaran is a professional south Indian film director. He is also a screenplay writer, dialogue writer, and story writer. He has worked in projects in the Tamil movie industry. Kris Thirukumaran is known for his Tamil movies Maan Karate and Gethu. Kris Thirukumaran was once an assistant director of the national award-winning, talented and versatile film director A.R. Murugadoss who mostly directs in Tamil but also directed in the Bollywood industry. He says that working as an associate to the famed director was very inspiring and reveals that he learned a lot from this man. Kris Thirukumaran entered the entertainment field as a film director in the Kollywood industry with the movie Maan Karate. He directed this debut movie and released it in the big screens in the year 2014. Maan Karate is a comedy, romance, a drama film starring comedian turned actor Sivakarthikeyan and the bubbly actress Hansika Motwani in the lead roles. Apart from being the film director, Kris Thirukumaran was also the screenplay writer of this project. After this debut project, Kris Thirukumaran took a break of two years and returned in the year 2016 with another movie. This project was the inception of the Tamil movie named Gethu. This film was of action and drama genre, and it had actors Udhayanidhi Stalin and actress Amy Jackson as the protagonist pair. The producer of this film was Udhayanidhi Stalin and the music was directed by the popular Harris Jayaraj. The director Kris Thirukumaran was also the dialogue writer, story writer and screenplay writer for this Tamil film. Although he did the direction and writing, both the movies Maan Karate and Gethu directed by Kris Thirukumaran were average grossers at the box office and did not make the blockbuster chart. These movies received mixed reviews from the critics. For his next project, Kris Thirukumaran has readied a script and is about to direct. He consulted his mentor and inspiration director A. R. Murugadoss for the casting of this project to which A. R. Murugadoss suggested actor Vijay Sethupathi. This film will be the third film of Kris Thirukumaran, and he has talked with actor Vijay Sethupathi for this project. Kris Thirukumaran is also said to have teamed up with the national award winning actor Dhanush from the Tamil film industry for an upcoming project. This project is kept away from the media for now, and sources revealed that the pre-production work for this film is already done.


Sarath Mandava

Sarath Mandava is a film enthusiast who has committed himself to films and his development along with it. He started out as a Visual Effects Supervisor and supporting actor in the 2009 movie ‘Someone Like You’. It was after working in ‘Someone like you’, that he realized that his passion for films ran much deeper than a mere appearance on the screen and the credit list. Sarath pursues much more regarding his contribution in films and ends up trying out every field associated with the pre-production and post production department of films, including writing, assistant direction, acting, directing, producing, cinematography and even receives special mention for various movies for which his advice and help was critical. He uses the experience that he gained after assisting ‘John Apparao 40+’ which was released in 2008, in all the movies that he works in later, amassing experience with each work. In 2012, he composed the story of the sequel to the blockbuster film ‘Billa’, calling it ‘Billa2’. Apart from writing the story, he also wrote its screenplay and even acted in it as ‘Ram’, a prominent character with a good share of screen presence. He is a multi-tasker in the true sense, since apart from acting and writing the same film, he was also the first assistant director of ‘Billa2’. In 2013, he became the chief producer of the movie ‘Podugadu’, which grossed well at the box office. All the decisions that he made in his life were highly helpful in boosting his career as it is evident from his next work- ‘Ko2’, a film which became his directional debut. He also wrote the script of this film which had a prequel names ‘Ko’ that featured the highly popular Tamil actor Jeeva in the role of a reporter. ‘Ko2’ was a film which was no less glorious than its predecessor, ranking highly among the audience for its action-filled plot and strong visual effects.The film was released in 2016. In the same year, he also cinematographed a movie titled ’TulasiDalam’. Before this, he had handled the camera for the 2010 film ‘Broker’. He has pushed himself to all limits, proving his capabilities.

Sarath Mandava Tamil Actor