VishnuvardhanPublished: January 24, 2015
Vishnuvardhan Kulasekaran, often credited simply as Vishnuvardhan, is an Indian film director. A one-time associate of Santosh Sivan he made his directorial debut in 2003 with Kurumbu, which did not fare well at the box office. His next film was Arinthum Ariyamalum, which was the first script he had written and was supposed to mark his directorial debut. He said that no big hero wanted to star in it and nobody wanted to produce the film. After he had signed the principal cast, he decided to start his own production studio SJ Films with Malaysian radio jockey, Punnagai Poo Geetha. Geetha and Vishnu then collaborated once more in the critically acclaimed Pattiyal which also proved to be successful. The film, which starred Arya, Bharath, Pooja and Padmapriya, was recognised for its outstanding music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. ishnu stated that to make the film adaptation of his nephew’s story more convincing, he had to interact with real gangsters and study their lifestyle. Vishnu’s most recent film, Billa, a remake of the yesteryear classic, starring Ajith Kumar, Nayanthara and Namitha, was an all-time blockbuster. His Sarvam starring Arya and Trisha which received mixed reviews did averagely at the boxoffice whereas his next debut film in Telugu, Panjaa did not do well at the box-office.Arrambam, 2013 Tamil movie again starring Ajith Kumar, Nayanthara and Arya declared as blockbuster of the year 2013.
Vishnuvardhan and his brother used to participate in extra-curricular activities like dance and drama in school. When director Mani Ratnam was looking for children to cast in his film Anjali, his school suggested his name and he shot for a dance sequence in the film with his brother and other children. He later appeared in Sathriyan and Iruvar by Mani Ratnam again. While in college, Santosh Sivan, cinematographer of Mani Ratnam’s films, called Vishnuvardhan to act in his directorial The Terrorist. Vishnuvardhan is married to costume designer Anu Vardhan, a granddaughter of Tamil actor and singer N. S. Krishnan. Anu has worked as the costume designer in all of Vishnuvardhan’s films.
|Place of Birth||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|School||St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai|
|College||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Active from||1990 (Child Artist)|
|Debut movie||Anjali (Tamil)|
|Known For||Arinthum Ariyamalum,Billa,Arrambam|
|Date of Marriage|
He worked as an assistant to Santosh Sivan