Vetri Mahalingam is the budding writer and director in Tamil cinema. Kandu Kondan Manickam, a small village in Virudhunagar district is the native of Vetri Mahalingam. Vetri Mahalingam is the director of the movie
, which has
and Vijaya Lakshmi in the lead. He discontinued his schooling in his tenth standard, due to his strong love for cinema. After a long and a strong attempt, he joined as an assistant to the veteran director Bharathi Raja. He worked with Bharathi Raja for three films. Then, he directed a short film called Pencil, which got awards internationally. He also directed a movie, Arumbu Meesai Kurumbu Paarvai with new faces. As this movie was full of new faces, the movie did not reach the public, says Vetri Mahalingam.
His latest hit was Vennila Veedu, which was a commercial success movie. At present, he has committed in directing a film with his own story. This film is a commercial movie that attracts the youngsters. He says that if the films are taken with perfection, then nothing could stop the success of the film. The story base should reach the audience well, only then the film gets success, tells Vetri Mahalingam. He adds that the success of the movie does not depend upon the budget, but on the characterization and the perfection of the movie. His latest movie has a small historical incident and he is shooting that perfectly and freely. This movie is produced by My Tower Films K. C. Prabhat. He is expecting this film very much to get a good career.
Vetri Mahalingam is the serious fan of Abdul Kalam and he says that Dr. APJ made all of us proud and he also says that Dr. Kalam is the only man, who made the people to love, even the death.