The director turned actor Cheran is elated after winning two National awards for his films Aadum Koothu and Thavamai Thavamirundhu.
To add more to his happiness, one of the Australian Universities has included his film Thavamai Thavamirundhu in the syllabus of its media course. Cheran said, "The University sought my permission to add the film as a part of their syllabus. I was overjoyed, and gave my approval immediately". He further said, "The officials from the university told me that the movie dealt with an off-beat theme, and portrayed the Tamil culture from a different perspective. It is a lesson for every human being, they said".
Thavamai Thavamirundhu featured Cheran, Padmapriya, Raj Kiran and Saranya in the key roles. The film was scripted and directed by Cheran himself.