Vinu Chakravarthy

Vinu Chakravarthy

 Usilampatti, Madras Presidency Madurai District, British India
 Gopurangal Saivathillai (1982)

About Me

Vinu Chakravarthy was born on December 15, 1945, in Usilampatti to Adimoola Thevar and Manjuvani Ammal. He studied at Wesley School, Royapettah and graduated in commerce from A. M. Jain College. He was eldest son among other 3 son's and a daughter. On completion of his education, he worked as a Reserve Sub-Inspector at the Ice House police station for six months before joining the Southern Railways where he worked for four years. He was working as a script writer for Kannada director Puttanna Kanagal when he was noticed by film producer Tiruppur Mani who, in 1977, gave him a role in the Kannada film Parasangada Gendetimma which was later remade into Tamil. Since then, Chakravarthy has made over 1,000 films in four South Indian languages - 900 in Tamil, 30 in Malayalam, 5 in Telugu and one in Badaga language. The 2007 released Tamil movie Muni was his landmark 1000th movie.

Chakravarthy criticised popular television and film producer Ekta Kapoor for her depiction of Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture, a recent biographical film on the actress. He also expressed displeasure over Ekta Kapoor's choice of casting. He also said Silk Smitha had wide expressive, inviting eyes, which Vidya Balan does not have.