Director Vasanthabalan was an assistant to director S Shankar in the latter’s popular movies, like ‘Indian’ and ‘Jeans’, before venturing in to independent directing in 2002. His second movie, ‘Veyil’, released in 2006, won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in Tamil and also the Film fare award for the Best Director Tamil.
His next film, ‘Angaadi Theru’, released in 2010 also was critically acclaimed and fetched him the Film fare Award South and Tamil Nadu State Film award for the Best Director. ‘Kaaviya Thalaivan’, released in 2014 also received positive reviews.
His upcoming action film is ‘Jail’, starring GV Prakash Kumar pairing debutant Abamathi with Radhika Sarath Kumar, Yogi Babu and Robo Shankar in key roles. The movie is produced by Sridharan Mariadhasan and cinematography is by Ganesh Chandhra. The movie is expected to be released soon.
The latest news is that Vasanthabalan’s next movie is with ‘Kaithi’, ‘Master’ fame Arjun Das and the movie is a remake of the 2019 released Bollywood movie, ‘The Lift Boy’. But the director has totally denied the news that he is making a remake.