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A. L. Vijay

Film Director from India

A. L. Vijay is a Tamil film director. Earlier he worked as an assistant and close associate of director Priyadarshan. His father A. L. Azhagappan was the president of Tamil Nadu Producers Council and appeared in the film Eesan. His brother, Udhaya, has also starred in Tamil films. Prior to directing his last first film, Vijay was a successful ad filmmaker with Venus Ad Films and had completed more than 100 ad films, with his SBI commercial winning 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. He made his directorial debut with Kireedam in 2007, a remake of the 1989 film of the same name directed by Sibi Malayil and written by A. K. Lohithadas. Vijay's version featured Ajith Kumar in the lead role with Trisha Krishnan, Rajkiran, Saranya and Vivek also a part of the cast, while the cinematographer was Tirru, music was composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and the film  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Vijay Anand,Vijay Azhagappan
Date of birth
1983-10-09
Nationality
India
Parents
A. L. Azhagappan
Siblings
Udhaya
Profession
Screenwriter, Film Director

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