M S Manimaran is a screenwriter and director from Tollywood, Tamil film industry. He was born and brought up in Walajapet in Walajapet, a town near Vellore. Manimaran debuted his film career as a director with Udhayam NH4 (2013), which was a romantic thriller starring Tamil industry big name Siddharth and newcomer
, the film was a box office success with earning 17 crores in its first week and more than 42.8 crores in the first 30 days of its release with a budget of 8 crores.
Manimaran started his film career as an associate of the famous National Award winning Aadukalam director Vetrimaaran, who also penned the story and dialogues for Manimaran’s debut film. The second box office release for him was in the consecutive year 2014 but not as a director but as a writer in Poriyaalan, which means Engineer in Tamil. The film was critically acclaimed for its screenplay and a gripping thriller story, written by Manimaran and produced by Vetrimaaran.
The third and the latest installment from Manimaran released in the year 2016, Pugazh in which he wrote as well as directed the movie. The story depicts the rivalry between a gang of boys living in a small town and the political party over acquiring a playground. The movie raises the issue of shortage of enough playgrounds to encourage the youngsters in the cities.
The film received mixed reviews from the audience as well as viewers with a Below Average box office performance, but Manimaran surely is a talent to look for in the next few years in Tamil film industry.