Sarkunam is an Indian film director. He has mainly worked in Tamil film industry. He debuted with the movie Kalavani in 2010 followed by
Vaagai Sooda Vaa in 2011, Naiyaandi in 2013 and
Chandi Veeran in 2015. He is known for the work in the movie Vaagai Sooda Vaa for which he even won the National Film Award in the category of Best Feature Film in Tamil. In 2014, he founded "A Sarkunam Cinemaz" his own production company. He started his career as an assistant director in Tamil movies. He has worked with Tamil director A.L Vijay. He made his debut with the movie Kalavani in 2010. The movie was produced by Nazir. The film was a romantic comedy based on a village life. The movie featured
Ganja Karuppu, Oviya, Ilavarasu,
Saranya Ponvannan, in lead roles. The movie was a huge hit in the theaters and grossed Rs 50 million. The movie was further remade in the Kannada language as Kirataka. His next movie Vaagai Sooda Vaa was again a romantic comedy. The movie starred Vimal, Ponvannan, Bhagyaraj, and
Thambi Ramaiah in lead roles. The film was based on the story of a village in Tamil Nadu during the time of the 1960s. The movie received positive reviews from the audience and critics. The movie won the National Film Award in the category of Best Feature Film in Tamil in the year 2012.
Sarkunam in an interview once said that Vaagai Sooda Vaa was his dream project and his first script. After his two movies based on the theme of the village, his third film was Naiyaandi. The film starred
Nazriya Nazim and Dhanush in lead roles. The story of the movie was based on the love affair between a shop owner and a BDS student. The movie was inspired by the Malayalam movie Meleparambil Aanveedu, in 1993. The movie made a good collection in the theaters but was not much appreciated by the critics. The actress of the movie Nazriya Nazim had filed a complaint against Sarkunam on the charges of that a body double was used for her scenes and wanted the movie to be shown to her before the release. In 2015 he came up with Chandi Veeran, starring Anandhi and Atharvaa. The movie was produced by Bala. The movie showed some similarities like his first movie Kalavani. In 2014, he founded his own production company named "A Sarkunam Cinemaz." He introduced his brother A. Nandha Kumar as a producer in the film industry.