Muktha Srinivasan is a famous film director in the Tamil language. His actual name is V. Srinivasan, but he is popularly known as Muktha Srinivasan. He entered into this industry in the year 1947. He initially worked as a Senior Assistant to T. R. Sundaram as a coach of dialogue delivery to the artists. He also worked with M. Karunanidhi, the Chief Minister in the Tamil historical fiction film named Manthiri Kumari. He also worked with many artists like
Anjali Devi, T. R. Mahalingam, S. Balachandar, Madhuri Devi, and L. V. Prasad. He was also an assistant of the director named K. Ramnoth.
He directed the film "Mudhalali", which was his first film in the year 1957. The film won an award presented by the then President of India, Dr.
Rajendra Prasad. In the year 1962, he then started the work of production along with Muktha V. Ramaswamy, his brother under the named Muktha Films. He was one of the contributors to the formation of the Tamil Film Producer Council. He served the council and the South Indian film chamber of commerce as a president. He was also a member and a Board Member of the Award Films Committee and Film Censor Board respectively.
He directed three films named "Paanjali", "Thamarai Kulam", and "Naalu Veli Nilam" in the year 1959. He was the director and producer of the films named "Panithirai", and "Idayathil Nee" in the years 1961 and 1963. He directed films like "Poojaikku Vandha Malar", "Then Mazhai", "Magane Kel", "
Bommalattam", "Ninaivil Nindraval", "Ayiram Poi", etc. from 1965 to 1969. In the year 1971 and 1972, he was the director and producer of the films named "Arunodhayam", and "Thava Pudhalvan". In the year 1973, he directed the film "
Suryakanthi" and served as a producer and director of the film named "Anbai Thedi". He worked for many films like "Cinema Paithiyam", "Perum Pugazhum", "Andharangam", "Balaparitchai", "
Avan Aval Adhu", "Andaman Kadhali", "Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum", "Sivappu Sooriyan", "
Simla Special", "Iru Medhaigal", "Thambathigal", "
Kodai Mazhai", "Chinna Chinna Aasaigal", "
Rajapandi", "Ethir Kaatru", "
Pathayeram Kodi", "Kangalin Vaarthaigal", etc. during his career.
He received many awards like National Award, Best Film "Balaparitchai", Best Science Fiction Film "Avan-Aval-Adhu", Best Film "keezh vanam sivakkum", Best Film Director "ParitChaikku Nermaachu" from the state government of Tamil Nadu. He is a follower of Mouna-Viradham. On holy days, he would stay silent and survive on water. He spun his clothes in the early days of his life with a hand machine called Raatai Chakkaram. He was appointed as the General Secretary of the Tamil Maanila Congress when started by Gk Moopanar in the year 1996. The Tamil Maanila Congress and the Indian National Congress were merged with Mr. Gk Vasan. At present, he is working under Mrs.