Vietnam Veedu Sundaram is a very famous scriptwriter, dialogue writer, actor and director from Tamil Nadu. He is the director of the famous movie “Vietnam Veedu”, which gave fame to the great actor Shivaji Ganesan and went on to earn huge success. Hence, the name “Vietnam Veedu” got attached to Sundaram’s name itself.

Vietnam Veedu Sundaram was born in the year 1945, and from very young age he was curious to know things. He didn't read much in school due to his family situation. So, he was forced to work to earn a living by hard labor even at that young age. He did some odd things and later learnt to be a machine operator, while he got a chance to work with certain stage artists. So, he got an interest to tell interesting stories and direct his own scripts. Slowly he grew to that level and “Vietnam Veedu” gave him a superb start.

Vietnam Veedu Sundaram directed many other movies after that. His films are known for showing family values in a good light. He also acted in few movies such as Appu and Kannamoochi Yenada. His famous television serials are Rishimoolam, Metti Oli 'Thirumurugan' directed Metti Oli and it i >> Read More... , Avargal, Pondaatti thevai, Bhairavi and Pillai Nila Pillai Nila is a successfully running teleserial i >> Read More... . His unique style of speech and showing emotions on the face has made him a favorite among television watchers. For his performances as an actor as well as writer and director, he has got number of awards and both the movie world as well as the television world and respects Vietnam Veedu Sundaram as one of its pioneers and takes his advice before making any important step. That shows the level of command he had on these visual fields.
Chithra Lakshmanan Tamil Actor

Chithra Lakshmanan

Chithra Laksmanan was born on January 22, 1948. He is a journalist-turned actor, producer and director. When his friend, P. Bharathiraja became a director, Chithra has the chance to work with him as an associate director. He worked in over 25 Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. His very first project as a film producer is from the 1983 Tamil film, Mann Vasanai under the direction of P. Bharathiraja. Later, he produced many films with several actors, producers and directors like Kamal Hasaan, Karthik, Prabhu, Sathyaraj and many more. Then in year 1987, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. G. Ramachandran governed the 100th day function of the Tamil crime film, Jallikattu which he produced along with Chitra Ramu, under the direction of Manivannan. He was also the producer of the films, Vaazhkai and Chinnappadass. He was debuted as a director in the 1988 Tamil film, Soora Samhaaram which stars Kamal Hasaan. Subsequently, Chithra directed the 1997 Tamil drama film, Periya Thambi with actor, Prabhu. He also produced and directed the 1999 Tamil film, Chinna Raja which stars Karthik in the main lead role. Chithra works in the Tamil Film Producers Council for a span of four years as a Secretary. He also works in the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, FFI or the Film Federation of India and in Tamil Film Directors Association as an Executive Committee Member for several years. In 2002, he was also one of the Jury in the National Film Awards and he was also voted to be an Executive Committee Member in the Tamil Film Producers Council in 2011. Chithra became an actor as Munusamy Guide in 1985 Tamil film, Japanil Kalyanaraman and since then, he got the chance to work in over 50 films like Periya Thambi, Unnai Ninaithu, Bose, Giri, London, Kusthi, Dhanam, Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Saguni, Isakki, Settai, Pattathu Yaanai, Ya Ya, Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham, Nimirndhu Nil and a lot more. He was debuted as a television actor in Sun TV’s Ganga Yamuna Saraswathi along with M. S. Bhaskar. Then he appeared as the father of Reshmi (played by Sabarna) in Sondha Bandham in 2012. Then he was casted in the mega serial, Idhayam on Sun TV, followed by the Tamil super hit serial, Anantham. In 2011, Chithra published the first part of the book, 80 Years of Tamil Cinema. The book is all about the Tamil Cinema’s History comprising of some very rare photos and latest information about the growth of Tamil cinema from the year 1931 to 2011.


Santhana Bharathi

Santhanabharathi is a famous actor, director of Tamil movies and television serials. His face and acting style fits any character from humorous ones to villainous ones. Hence, Santhanabharathi is well accepted by directors of movies as well as television serials. He has done number of memorable performances and directed some wonderful films.Santhanabharathi originally wanted to be a director. He was doing the homework for that and din't get the right opportunity, even after working for a superb director like Sridhar. At that time, he joined with his friend Vasu and started looking for offers. Finally, they got a movie by name “Panneer Pushpangal” in the year 1981. That movie is a super hit movie and well known even today among movie watchers. Everyone loved the story, loved the characters and the way it was filmed. Santhanabharathi, along with his friend Vasu started directing many other movies with the name “Bharathi vasu”.Santhanabharathi started directing films of his own, after doing five films together with his friend Vasu, who also went on to become a popular director on his own. Santhanabharathi’s films such as Guna, Mahanadhi, Chinna Maaple are well known for their different treatment, as he made best use of his friends Kamalahasan and Crazy Mohan who always gave their best performance to his movies.Santhanabharathi started acting very early in his career. His popular movies as an actor include Michael Madhana Kama Rajan, Kuselan, Varalaaru and Anbe Sivam. He also started acting in television serials and his popular serials are Poonjolai and Uravugal thodarkathai. Today he focuses entirely on acting in movies and television serials, however he has repeatedly conveyed that his first love is direction only!

Santhana Bharathi Tamil Actor