Birthday: 1988

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V Sekhar Tamil Actor

V Sekhar

V Sekhar is a veteran Indian film director who was born in Tamil Nadu. He is also a screenwriter by profession. The veteran has directed about 18 Tamil films like ‘Kaalam Maari Pochu’, ‘Naan Petha Magane, ‘Viralukketha Veekkam’, ‘Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana’ starring big names from the Tamil movie industry. He has also directed a few TV shows namely ‘Pirantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda’ which aired on Sun TV, and ‘Veetukku Veedu’ which aired on Raj TV. He was primarily active in the 90s and early 2000s. Sekhar has made immense contribution to the popularity of family drama films and TV shows. He always puts a personal touch in his films which are loved by the viewers, especially the middle-class audiences. V Sekhar usually uses mediocre backdrops in his movies, and mostly portrays middle-class households through his films. He has strictly maintained that his screenplay doesn’t change from the very first draft. In his interviews, he has confessed that for him, the story is the backbone of the movie. He doesn’t usually give up until the actors get all the expressions right and portray the character they’re assigned as he wants them too. Usually, his films have a chunk of comic relief, the right amount of emotions, and the screenplay has a social message woven into it. His movies are known to have the right amount of sentiment intertwined with the perfect amount of comedy. He has also worked with known comedian actors such as Vivek, Vadivelu, and Goundamani. His latest venture was the 2014 film ‘Saravana Poigai’, a love story with a village backdrop, which stars actress Arundhati, and V Sekhar’s son Karl Marx in the lead role. V Sekhar himself wrote the story, dialogues and the screenplay of the film. The South Indian film industry was left in a shock when the veteran director was taken into police custody on 12th August 2015 by the Idol Wing of the Economic Offences Wing as a suspect in the infamous ‘Idol smuggling racket’. He was apparently involved in the illegal transportation of 8 Panchaloha idols worth 80 crores and had also provided shelter to the men who were also part of the business. Apart from being a good director, he is also a loving and caring father. He helped his son, actor Karl Marx to follow his passion of acting even after completing a degree in management initially.


A C Tirulokchandar

A. C. Tirulokchandar was born on 11th June in the year 1930 in Arcot, Vellore. He passed away on 15th June 2016 in Chennai at the age of 86. In the early 1960s till the late 1980s he worked as a film director and a screen writer in mostly Tamil films, yet he did diversify in his field and directed some films in Hindi and Telugu. In 1950, while Manthiri Kumari was being shot, as the shooting progressed on its sets, A.C. Tirulokchandar was working as a junior assistant in his early career days. Like most artists, he started at the bottom of the ladder but as the shooting of it progressed, Tirulokchandar became a close friend of M.G. Ramachandra. It was through this friendship he also got to meet the producer A.V. Mejyappan who soon noticed Tirulokchandar’s talent and gave him his first break as a director in the film Veerathirumagan, which was released in the year 1962. As his debut film turned into an overnight success he soon became a part of the AVM banner. Under them, he made a Hindi movie titled Main Bhi Ladhki Hoon and Nannum Oru Penn in Tamil simultaneously. The latter film won him the National Film Award under the category of being the Best Feature Film in Tamil at the 11th Nation Film Awards. He soon after also won the Filmfare Awards under the category of The Best Film. These awards made him the permanent fixture as one of the directors of AVM films. He was soon seen as the fifth son of A.V. Mejyappan and found a friend in A.V.M. Saravanan. He continued to direct films produced under the AVM banner. He made a romantic comedy film in 1966 titled Anbe Vaa. M.G. Ramachandran was the lead in this movie. He was even in his later years given the task of directing the first ever bilingual suspense thriller ever made again under the AVM banner, in 1967. Its title in Telugu was Ave Kallu and in Tamil was Adhey Kangal. Some of his other acclaimed Tamil films are Aval, Dheerga Sumangali, Thirudan, Vasandatil Oru Naal, Anbe, Bharata Vilas, Aaruyire and Bhadrakali. While he continued to become an acclaimed director and well respected in his field, his job didn’t just go till directing, as he was often seen selecting the colour schemes of the outfits worn by the actors and the set in the film were also designed by him.

A C Tirulokchandar Tamil Actor