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Mahalingam Sasikumar (born 28 September 1974) is an Indian film director, actor, singer and producer. He worked as an assistant director for director Bala in Sethu (1999), also worked for director Ameer in his first two films Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) and Raam (2005). He is best known in the Tamil film industry for his debut film Subramaniapuram (2008), which became a blockbuster. He has been praised for his crystal-clear screenplay and realism.It was during the initial phases of Ameer's Paruthiveeran (2007), that he began his groundwork for Subramaniapuram and left the production to focus on his film. The low-budget film received attention for its original script, direction, screenplay, editing and accurate sets and costumes resurrecting Madurai from the 1980s. He was praised by Rajnikanth for his film making style and also insisted him to direct many films.

Early life

Sasikumar studied at St. Peters School Kodaikanal and then went on to study business administration in Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai. He began working in films through his uncle Kandasaamy when he was 20, who produced Sethu (1999). Sasikumar worked as an assistant director for the film, where he made the acquaintance of Ameer, who also assisting and went on to make a name for himself. He assisted director Ameer in Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) and Raam (2005). It was during the initial phases of Ameer's Paruthiveeran (2007) that he began his groundwork for Subramaniapuram and left the production to focus on his film.


He directed, acted and produced the film Subramaniapuram in 2008, his debut directorial venture. Subramaniapuram centres on a set of vagabond youths in Madurai during the 1980s and their lives that gets entangled in politics and crime, eventually leading to tragedy. Subramaniapuram, shot in 85 days, received critical acclaim and became a box-office grosser.

2008–2018: Beginning as an actor, director and producer

Sasikumar acted in Subramaniapuram as Parama and in Naadodigal (2009) as Karuna, directed by Samuthirakani. Story revolves around four men and two women who live their life with utmost Joy and a Goal to Achieve. Among the actors Sasikumar is the pick of the lot, he is hero material and has given an amazingly candid performance. He also acted in Poraali (2011), Sasikumar plays the lead role in the film & also he is the producer of the film. Followed by Malayalam film, Masters (2012) as Milan Paul alongside Prithviraj. Prithviraj and Sasikumar will appear as bosom friends in this movie, who try different ways to fulfill their social responsibility. Masters is somewhat different from the usual crime thriller, but it leaves us with a feeling that it could have been better. It was followed by drama film, Sundarapandian (2012). The cast includes Lakshmi Menon and Vijay Sethupathi. In 2013, he acted in Kutti Puli, with his previous movie pair Lakshmi Menon. The film is released to positive reviews. In 2014, a romantic action film Bramman. The film will definitely be a huge disappointment to fans.In 2013, Sasikumar began work on Bala's Tharai Thappattai and portrayed Sannasi, a nadaswaram player who heads a Karagattam troupe. To look the part, he had to train for a month with folk singers and dancers brought in by Bala, while he also grew long hair for the role. The film's production progressed over two years, while the team were forced to have a three-month break in 2015 after Sasikumar had dislocated his hand while shooting for the film's climax. The soundtrack has been composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film has garnered a lot of expectations in being promoted as the 1000th film score of Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack consists of seven tracks: five songs and two theme scores. The film is released on 14 January 2016 to mostly positive reviews. Vetrivel, Appa, Kidaari and Balle Vellaiyathevaa follow up. In 2017, he acted in Kodiveeran. This is the second time that this actor and director joining hands after Kutti Puli. Kodi Veeran is produced by M. Sasikumar's Company Productions. In 2018, Asuravadham. After a series of underwhelming films, the film has received mixed reviews from critics and audience.


He starts the year with Rajinikanth's' Petta (2019) directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The next project is Suseenthiran's Kennedy Club. Sify relieves: "Sasikumar is not at all convincing as a Kabbadi player and maintains the same age-old". The film is an average sports drama. Sasikumar was roped in to star in Gautham Menon's Enai Noki Paayum Thota (2019), which stars Dhanush and Megha Akash . In the film, Sasikumar acted as Dhanush's elder brother.
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