S.A. Chandrasekhar is an Indian film maker, writer and director. He was born in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. He is married to an eminent Carnatic singer, Shoba. His son is the popular Kollywood actor Vijay. He has directed over 75 movies in Tamil and his hits include Mutham, Vetri, Manithan and Naan Sigappu. He also showed his directorial mettle in the Telugu industry through Chiranjeevi starrer Chattaniki Kallu Levu. He was also seen as a supporting actor in Naan Sivappu Manithan. He has worked as an assistant director with M Rajesh in
Touring Talkies. Pandhayam is a Tamil film directed by Chandrashekar, which starred
Nithin Sathya and Vijay (guest role). The plot was based on the story of a criminal and thug. Masanam (essayed by
Prakash Raj) becomes the minister, and Shaktivel falls in love with the minister’s sister (essayed by Sindhu Tolani). The series of events leads to a dramatic climax. Chandrashekhar had earlier announced to the media that Touring Talkies will be his last film, and it was to be released in 2015. He had informed that it was the right time for him to step down from the Tamil Cinema and take time out for his family. In Touring Talkies, Chandrashekar himself had acted alongside a Bengali actress, Papri Gosh. Its music was composed by Ilayaraja. Nenjierukkum Varai is another film directed by Chandrashekar, which stars Deepa, Narain, Nassar,
Thalaivasal Vijay and Livingston.
The scores are by
Srikanth Deva. The plot is about a slum boy, Ganesh (essayed by Narain), who does the job of an auto driver to earn a living. Bhuvana (essayed by Deepa) starts liking Ganesh’s straightforwardness and honesty. She confesses her love to him. Ganesh doesn’t approve of her love as he thinks a rich girl like Bhuvana is not a suitable bride for him, but later realizing that her love is true, he too falls in love with her. Chandrashekar has done many flicks with his son, Vijay. Maanbumigu Maanavan is one of the many such films. It is a Tamil action thriller starring Swapna Bedi and Vijay in main roles. In the movie, Vijay plays the role of Sivaraj, a college student, who initially leads a peaceful life as a youngster. Later events take a turn when he gets into a stiff fight with Madhan, a rowdy. Chandrashekar has also written the screenplay for films like Thamizhan (2002). It is a political drama produced by G Venkateswaran and directed by Majith. It starred Vijay and Bollywood queen,
Priyanka Chopra in lead roles.