Mari Selvaraj

Writing

2023

Maamannan

- Director
2023

Maamannan

- Writer
2021

Karnan

- Director
2021

Karnan

- Story

Directing

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Bison Kaalamaadan

- Director

Mari Selvaraj, born on March 7, 1984, in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India, is a distinguished film director and author in the Tamil film industry. His journey in cinema began in 2006, initially aspiring to be an actor but later transitioning to the role of an assistant director under the mentorship of director Ram.

Selvaraj’s directorial debut came with the critically acclaimed “Pariyerum Perumal” in 2018, a film that not only won multiple awards but also set a high standard for socially conscious storytelling in Tamil cinema. Following this success, he directed “Karnan” in 2021, starring the prominent actor Dhanush, which was both a critical and commercial triumph.

His works are known for their deep social commentary and have been praised for addressing complex issues with sensitivity and insight. Beyond filmmaking, Selvaraj has contributed to Tamil literature, with his collection of short stories “Thamirabaraniyil Kollapadathavargal” published in 2013, and has written for the Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan.