P.T. Selvakumar serves the Tamil film industry as a director, producer, and a press relation officer.Selvakumar had no ambition of being a film director specifically. Instead, he used to be a journalist before getting in touch with the film directors. In his career in journalism, he got in touch with S. A Chandrasekhar, a famous film director from the Tamil industry. Chandrasekhar entrusted him as the PRO (press relation officer) of his son Vijay Chandrasekhar, an actor in the Tamil industry.
In 2003, Selvakumar got into the production work and produced a Tamil film titled Banda Paramasivam, directed by T.P Gajendran. A remake of this movie was later made in Bollywood, which was titled Housefull 2, starring ,
, and several other stars. The film got unveiled in 2012.
Next, Selvakumar moved to try out film direction and to start with he hired four Tamil actors which included, Nakul, Shiva, Santhanam, and Premji Amaren; he also appointed Priyamani, but till then the film did not gain any official announcement. Later the film was officially announced with entirely a new star cast which had
, Sathyan as actors in addition to Premji, and
as the female lead, in the list.
Finally after the announcement, the shooting commenced from October 2012. The script was based on the 2009 film,
, an American black comedy and the Tamil version was titled, Onbadhule Guru. It got released in March 2013. The film was reviewed poorly by the critics, but then also the film was on the screens of about 200+ cinema houses and made a collection of about 75 lakhs in just five days. Worldwide, the film made a collection of about 1.5 crores. The critics also commented on its story line stating that it had been just a mixing of comic scenes with no proper construction of basic story line.
Till date, Onbadhule Guru, had been the only movie directed by P. T. Selvakumar. But he had produced three films, all in the Tamil industry. He had financed T.P Gajendran’s Banda Paramasivam; he also produced Chimbu Deven’s Puli, which had a star cast composed of Vijay, Sridevi,
, in 2015, and this film received optimistic views from its audience. The latest of the lot which he had produced was Ramprakash Rayappa’s
, which got released in 2016.