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A. L Vijay, credited by his mononym Vijay, is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry. A disciple of Priyadarshan, he debuted as director with films like Kireedam and critically acclaimed Madrasapattinam. Vijay later directed big budget films Deiva Thirumagal and Thaandavam, starring Vikram in both films. Prior to directing films, Vijay was a successful advertisement filmmaker with his banner Venus Ad Films, completing more than 100 ad films. His State Bank of India commercial won CNBC’s Best Corporate Advertisement Award in 2009. Vijay has claimed that "advertisements teach you how to translate a story idea onto screen with maximum impact in minimum time" and is influenced by the ad works of Priyadarshan, Prahlad Kakkar and Babu Shankar. In 2003, he began his career in feature films by joining Priyadarshan as an assistant director in his films.
Friday, June 17, 1983, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2007 KireedamDirector and Screenplay 2008 Poi Solla PoromScreenplay, Director, and Dialogue 2010 MadrasapattinamWriter and Director 2011 Deiva ThirumagalDirector and Writer 2012 ThaandavamStory and Director 2013 ThalaivaaWriter and Director 2015 Idhu Enna MaayamStory, Director, and Screenplay 2016 Devi(L)Dialogue, Story, Director, and Screenplay 2017 VanamaganStory, Screenplay, Director, and Dialogue 2018 SometimesProducer and Dialogue 2019 Devi 2Story, Screenplay, and Director 2019 WatchmanStory, Director, and Screenplay 2021 ThalaiviiDirector 2021 Chithirai SevvaanamPresenter, Story, and Producer 2021 Kutty StoryDirector and WriterLimited to the 15 most popular items