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Shiv Mohaa or Arun Kumar (his name before entering the film industry) is a Film Director of Tamilian descent. This former engineer embarked on a directorial journey in tinsel town with his romantic thriller ‘ Zero’, being his first movie, based on supernatural occurring. It also claims to entail the journey of humanity when the universe was created. When asked further about the movie he says that Zero denotes the beginning of everything and portrays the incident when the universe was created and that marked the beginning of everything hence the title Zero.

Having studied filmmaking from Loyola College Mohaa has worked as an assistant in three films- ‘Akku’, Kulir 100 degree, and ‘ Maryan’. It was in college that Mohaa realized his true calling. He used to write stories initially and thought films would be an ideal platform to showcase his talent and on the pretext of which he entered the tinsel town. Initially receiving opposition from his family his firm stance on his decision even made them reconcile with his choice.

Inspired by renowned writer-director ' Shankar', Mohaa has admired his art of story-telling and tries bringing home the same through his works. Even though Zero has been his initial venture, yet it has been acknowledged by artists and directors alike for its unique concept and the profoundness with which Mohaa narrated his story. Though many criticized it for the dark title yet the work of the director and the actors impressed many in its audiences owing to the positive manner in which Zero was conveyed in the movie.

The film has been instrumental in marking Mohaa’s career off on a remarkably positive note, receiving praises from the fraternity and media alike for the unique script and the remarkable storyline displayed by the actors’ performances. The movie has been a positive start for this engineer turned director.

Karu Pazhaniappan Tamil Actor

Karu Pazhaniappan

Karu Palaniappan is a Tamil film director hailing from Karaikudi in Tamil nadu. Karu Palaniappan had the reading habit from his childhood, which made him shine in the competitions like essaying, elocution, etc. He got rewarded for his talents in school using trophies and certificates. He did his under graduation in the American college located in Madurai of Tamilnadu. His specialism in under graduation is “English Literature.” He did his post-graduation in Thiyagaraja College in the same Madurai city. He got an internship in the Tamil magazine namely “Ananda Vikatan.” Initially, he worked under the film director Parthiban, where he gained a lot of movie making skills. With Parthiban, he functioned for two projects namely “Pullakuttikaran” and “Housefull.” He also had his close association with director Dharani. Palaniappan engaged effecitvely with Director Ezhil in three movies which are “Poovellam Un Vasam,” “Pennin Manadhai Thottu” and “Thullatha Manamum Thullum.” He made his first directorial debut through the movie “Parthiban Kanavu,” in the year 2003 which was a big hit. He won the Best Director award from the Tamilnadu State Awards (2003). Parthiban kanavu movie was a family entertainer and it contained the elements of love, sentiments, etc. His second film was “Sivapathigaram” which got released in the year 2006. Actors Vishal and Mamta Mohandas got directed by him in the movie. The film was the story of a youngster who takes violence as a tool to curb politicians who do illegal activities. In the year 2008, He directed the movie “Pirivom Santhippom” which cast film director Cheran as the hero and Actress Sneha as the heroine. This project was another family entertainer. The next film Karu Palaniappan directed was “Mandhira Punnagai” in the year 2010, in which he acted as a hero. The film had many controversial elements in it. In the year 2006, he made a movie namely “Sadhurangam,” but it faced problems during that time due to various reasons and got shelved. Finally, it got released in the year 2011 which had Actors Srikanth and Sonia Agarwal in it. Srikanth played a journalist role in the film. In the year 2013, Palaniappan directed a movie namely “Jannal Oram” which cast actor cum director Parthiban. Other celebrities who acted in the motion picture are Vimal, Vidarth, Poorna, etc. Palaniappan is a very different kind of director in the Tamil film industry. His opinions over any subject have a different plane of thinking. His mind is creative, and it creates fresh concepts, but he takes a long gap between one movies to another.

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Agathiyan

Agathiyan is a famous film director in the Tamil film industry. He won awards like the National Film Award for Best Direction and National Film Award for Best Screenplay in the year 1996. He won both these awards for his work in the Tamil film named ‘Kaadhal Kottai’. Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan, his daughter, has also made her career in acting. She made her debut in acting in the film named ‘Chennai 600028’ in Tamil language in the year 2007. Karthika, his eldest daughter, is a host on Makkal TV. She is married to a Tamil director named Thiru, who directed films like ‘Samar’ and ‘Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai’. He worked as an assistant director in many films and finally entered into the film industry as a director almost a decade back. His father was an agriculturist. He packed his bag and went to Chennai to try his luck as a movie director. Because of this, he lost the support of his family. He used to do various odd jobs to earn money. He worked as an assistant for any person who offered him some food and shelter. A producer of small budgeted films, Anbalaya Prabhakaran, gave him a chance to work as a director and writer for the film ‘Madhumathi’. It was a teenage love story. The film brought back Agathiyan to the same position where he was in the beginning. He was credited as a director and writer in the year 1991 for the film ‘Mangalyam Thanthuna Nae’ in the Tamil language. He wrote the story for the film ‘Pondatti Rajyam’ in the year 1992. In 1996, he directed and wrote three films namely ‘Vaanmathi’, ‘Kaadhal Kottai’ and ‘Gokulathil Seethai’. He was also the director and writer of the film named ‘Vidukathai’ in the year 1997. In 1998, he wrote the film ‘Santhosham’ in Tamil. He was the director and writer of three films in the year 1999. They are ‘Kaadhal Kavithai’ in Tamil, ‘Sirf Tum’ and ‘Hum Ho Gaye Aapke’ in Hindi. In the same year, he worked as an actor in the film ‘Poovellam Kettuppar’ in Tamil. He also acted in the film ‘Vinnukkum Mannukkum’ in the year 2001. In 2002 and 2004, he directed and wrote films like ‘Kadhal Samrajyam’, ‘Ramakrishna’ in Tamil and ‘Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu’ in Telugu. He directed, wrote and produced the Tamil film ‘Selvam’ in the year 2005. He also acted in the film ‘Agaram’ in the year 2007. He worked as a director and writer for the Tamil film ‘Nenjathai Killadhe’ in 2008. In the year 2011, he acted in two films named ‘Avargalum Ivargalum’, and ‘Maithanam’ in Tamil. He won three National Film Awards like National Film Award for Best Direction, National Film Award for Best Screenplay, and National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for the film ‘Kaadhal Kottai’, directed and written by him. He bagged the Filmfare Award for being the best Tamil director for the same film in the year 1997.

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