Telefilms / Teleserials / Theatre
"Om Shanti – Once Upon a Time in Bollywood"
August 23-25 at the Long Center, Austin Tx
Every fairytale you fell in love with always began with “Once upon a time”, and so does this one. Om Shanti is a tale that tells the story of Om, a court dancer madly in love with the princess, Shanti; and a land called Bollywood, whose soul was song and dance until “the incident” changed everything. A saga on stage: of celebration, friendship, hope, love, life, after-life, revenge, and more, all rolled into one big fat musical – Bollywood style!
Rejected and feared by many, India's transgender community holds a complex place in society. Here is a story of two childhood friends and when one of them is a transgender and well educated tries to help the other in crises and faces one of her own... Society sometimes goes with preconceived notion rather than looking at the reality in an objective manner, she understands that fact. Change is not something that happens overnight in the society. Society’s perspective will change if the community changes. Directionfx is very proud to announce its second short film Endru Thaniyum (When will it End?) has been selected as Best Social Short film in New York International Film Festival.
You Can - Short Film
'You Can' explains the importance of self-confidence. It is about how a small incident changes a life of a physically challenged man. However your life is self-confidence is the seed to growth. It germinates motivation and hope. Every ounce of hope moves us a touch closer to inner tranquility. Quantifying human efforts by the absolute measure of its success is the norm. To aspire, to stride forward even in an alien environment , to be aware of the self, to attempt to surge ahead, are all building blocks of the way to the podium. As they say, it is always a small step for a man, but a giant stride for mankind. Believe. Beware. Be aware. You can. Model in tv commercials/ads (for consumer durable products: Shampoo, pressure cooker etc – company name of the products also helps as in lakme shampoo etc) Enacted in a documentary for a well-renowned corporation house in South India (SPIC Ltd)
Model in tv commercials/ads (for consumer durable products: Shampoo, pressure cooker etc – company name of the products also helps as in lakme shampoo etc)
Enacted in a documentary for a well-renowned corporation house in South India (SPIC Ltd)
Some virtues in this world are timeless. The classic battle of good and evil is by far the noblest of themes that elucidate the concept of eternity. Theernthathu Kanakku is one such novel attempt treading along this noble theme. Set in the 1970s, this play depicts the beliefs and values instilled in a culture that based its life entirely on the balance of good and evil in almost every aspect of the society. A murder mystery involving a spinster, a vagabond Sridharan, and his loyal wife Parvathi, get entangled in an intense courtroom drama orchestrated by the defense lawyer Mr. Bashyam, whose irrevocable faith in the ‘dharmic’ is thoroughly tested by the proceedings. Script was written by Kalaimamani Delhi Kumar a well known actor/play write from South India. Staged in Austin on March 2009.
Kalki is a musical (More of a mini movie on stage) in association with a new dance group in Austin. It is about a group of friends – talented individuals with very distinct personalities – but with a unified goal of making a mark in the entertainment industry. The story revolves around the the obstacles that can prevent them from getting there.
Played the lead actor in "Washingtonil thirumanam" ("Marriage in Washington" directed by Chitralaya Gopu, a reputed director of tamil tinsel of South India), a teleserial, predominantly shot in the USA. The story depicts a bold attempt to conduct a south Indian wedding at Washington, USA,. The serial was broadcast in the year 1996 on Doordarshan, the national channel in India.
"Dhik Dhik Dhik"
Enacted the role of a Police Officer in a television serial "Dhik Dhik Dhik" A. C. Thirulokchandar, a doyen of South Indian Film world, aired on SUN TV, the premiere satellite network in South India.
Portrayed the role of a sober, melancholic hero in "Gyanam" (Wisdom), A video short film (documentary) on the subject of Suicide. The film has participated in numerous International film festivals.
Part of the creative team of a music video "Memories", which portrayed a love triangle between 3 college students(a Student Project for Syracuse University Media Management Students).
PIGS ( Poor Indian Graduate Students)
Was cast as a young, energetic and sometimes confused college student from India studying in the USA in the satire called PIGS -- Poor Indian Graduate Students (a Student Project for Syracuse University Media Management Students). Part of the creative team and also directed the project.
Played a challenging dual-role of two diagonally contrasting personalities in "Sukshamam" (Subtlety) a 1 Hour Tele-film telecasted on January 2003 in Doordarshan, India.)
Been part of various movie production teams assisting in story discussions and selecting the lead cast for their films.
Written and directed a few Tamil Plays that was staged in Austin as part of the Austin Tamil association's Deepavali and New Year Celebrations.
Vel Vasu Vinod:
Vel Vasu Vinod (3 character names): Its about 3 graduate students who come to UT Austin, from three different locations from India and live as roommates. Their lifestyle and approach is widely different but their goal is the same. A comical display of how they go about achieving their goals is what the play is all about. This play was also staged as part of UT Austin Tamil Association's Deepavali Celebration.
Vaanga Cinema Edukkalam (Come. Lets make a Movie):
A full length spoof on movie-making in general and Indian movie making in particular. Its about a guy coming to city from a village with noble intentions of producing a well-scripted movie. The kind of people he has to deal with henceforth and his experiences and mental agony going through the routine is the main plot of the play.
Thevai Oru Kudumbam (In need of family):
The story is about a bachelor trying to settle down in his life who wants to find a good match for him. The story happens in Indian backdrop. A Guy goes through a traditional Indian arranged marriage system. Things do not go the way he thought would, and when he falls in love with a girl, he ends up getting caught in a web of tangles with the girl’s family. It is a full-length comedy play.
Fund-raising efforts for Child Care Center under Art of Living(Austin) on June 4th 2007. It was a pro-bono staging of 2 consecutive plays in the same evening
Munusamy MLA Aagiraan (Munusaamy becomes MLA):
This is a full length political satire. The story revolves around how a street side rowdy gets to become a MLA and what he does to his State. Even though this was a comedy play for the most part, it was scripted to deliver a strong social message in the end. The audience acknowledged the same.