Cheran (director)

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Cheran
Cheran (Tamil film director).jpg
Cheran speaking to students of Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women
BornCheran
Pazhayurpatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India  IND
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1997-present
Parents
  • Pandian
  • Kamala
Website
www.directorcheran.com
 
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Cheran
Cheran (Tamil film director).jpg
Cheran speaking to students of Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women
BornCheran
Pazhayurpatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India  IND
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1997-present
Parents
  • Pandian
  • Kamala
Website
www.directorcheran.com

Cheran (Tamil: சேரன்) is a Tamil film director from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. He has won the Indian National Film Award thrice for Vetri Kodi Kattu (2000),[1] Autograph (2004),[2] and Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005),[3] and is a five-time Filmfare Award winner as well.

Early life[edit source | edit]

Cheran was born in Pazhaiyurpatty near Madurai. His father Pandian was a Projector Operator in Vellalur touring theatre. His mother Kamala was a primary school teacher. He has two sisters. His childhood dreams were all about the celluloid world. During his school days he would enact in dramas.

Career[edit source | edit]

He came to Chennai to pursue his career in films. He worked as an Assistant Director to Director K. S. Ravikumar. It was Producer Henry who gave a break to his film career. He made his directorial debut in Bharathi Kannamma through Producer Henry. The film met many controversies. In spite of it, the film was a big box office hit and gave a break to the sinking career of actor Parthiban. He became an over night star director. He gave a hat trick of successful films Porkkaalam, Pandavar Bhoomi, and Vetri Kodi Kattu. His movies concentrate strong social messages as the story base line. This director turned actor in Director Thangarbachan’s film Solla Marandha Kadhai. His fame rose to dizzying heights in the film Autograph produced and directed by him. The film was screened four times at the Montreal Film Festival, Canada, an honor which he shares with Kamal Haasan and Maniratnam.[4] He was thrilled by the standing ovation he received, when the show was over. With memorable films like Thavamai Thavamirundhu, he has also proved his acting versatility. An energetic all rounder, he received National Award thrice for his films Vetri Kodi Kattu, Autograph, and Thavamai Thavamirundhu.[5]

Filmography[edit source | edit]

YearFilmRoleDirectorActorProducerNotes
1990Puriyaadha PudhirNoYesYesApperentice to Sarath Kumar (Uncredited role)
1991Cheran PandiyanNoYesNoBus Conductor (Cameo Appearance)
1997Bharathi KannammaYesNoNoFilmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
1998Desiya GeethamYesNoNoFilmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
PorkkaalamYesNoNoTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
2000Vetri Kodi KattuYesNoNoNational Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer
2001Pandavar BhoomiYesNoNoFilmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2002Kadhal VirusHimselfNoYesNoCameo appearance
Solla Marandha KadhaiSivadhanuNoYesNo
2004AutographSenthilYesYesYesNational Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
Filmfare Best Director Award (Tamil)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil
2005Thavamai ThavamirundhuRamalingam MuthiahYesYesNoNational Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare
2006Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai IrukkirathuNoNoYes
2007Maya KannadiKumarYesYesNo
Aadum KoothuGnanasekaranNoYesNo(direct-to-video)
2008Pirivom SanthippomNadesanNoYesNo
Raman Thediya SeethaiVenugopalNoYesNo
2009PokkishamLeninYesYesNoNominated - Vijay Award for Best Director
2011Yuddham SeiJ. KrishnamoorthiNoYesNo
MuranNandaNoYesYes
2013Chennaiyil Oru NaalSatyamoorthyNoYesNo
Moondru Per Moondru KaadhalGunasekarNoYesNo
JK Enum Nanbanin VaazhkaiYesNoYesPost production
Yemito Ee MaayaYesNoYesTelugu film
Post production
Appavin MeesaiNoYesNoFilming

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