Vikraman Biography

    Vikraman is a reputed Tamil  filmmaker. He is also one of the most successful Tamil directors.

    Early career
    Vikraman made his debut with the movie Pudhu Vasantham, a story of four unemployed friends who are musical experts. This movie released in 1989 was successful. Its hero Murali went on to become a famous romantic actor who donned the mike-wielding singer role in subsequent movies. The music director S. A. Rajkumar became famous immediately for his melody. Its producer was R.B.Choudari.

    The trio of Vikraman-S.A.Rajkumar-R.B.Choudari came commercially succesfull. But a flop in Pudhiya Manargal forced him to go back. He is an assistant to actor cum director R. Parthiban in Puthiya Pathai Movie, which was Parthiban's debut film as a director and an actor. Noted director KS Ravikumar was his assistant Film Director in his early days

    Second phase of his career
    Vikraman was recalled once again by R.B.Choudari to make a film with Vijay in 1996. Vijay, whose never had an A class hit, got a huge turnaround with this movie Poove Unakkaga. He gave a huge hit to Vijay which made Vijay a star in A centres as well. His next movie Suryavamsam with Sarath Kumar and Devayani was a mega hit in 1997.

    His next movie Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen made in 1998 gave a fresh lease of life to Karthik and Roja who were once dominating the film industry. In 2000, he made a movie Vanathai Pola, another blockbuster which gave back the superstardom to Vijaykanth. It also won National Film Award for wholesome entertainment and also many state awards including the best picture award for the year 2000.

    However, his next movie in 2003, Priyamana Thozhi produced by the prestigious AVM banner was a colossal flop. Its bilingual Vasantham in Telugu (directed by Vikraman himself) was one of the top grossers of 2003 and also gave a fresh lease of life to its hero Venkatesh who had to face two duds in 2002. But he had to face another dud in 2004 in Cheppave Chirugali, a Telugu remake of his Unnai Ninaithu.

    Taking a 2 year break, he had started work again for a Tamil movie called Chennai Kadhal with a young hero Bharath in the lead. The movie was an utter flop at the box office.

    Mariyadhai is the another Tamil film that stars Vijayakanth, who performs two roles, actresses Meena , Meera Jasmine and Ambika play in the lead roles directed by Vikraman. The film Mariyathai almost took mariyathai(Respect) of every technicians who worked in that movie.Inspite RAJ TVs promotions this film too went out as fast as it came.Another flop in vikraman's career.

    Although he has been criticised for being a bit too sentimental, he was also praised for dealing with issues relating to family or love. If it was religion separating two lovers in Poove Unakkaga, it was a story of a son hated by the father who moves on to increase his father's prestige in Suryavamsam, or a story of a family of four brothers who want to stay united at any cost in Vanathai Pola, everything were dealt in a serious manner and also an ideal but a possible solution was given.

    He is also known for depicting love failure in his movies, though that is not dealt with in a pessimistic way. He is also known to make movies without vulgarity or crass comedy. He is also called "Amoga Raasi" (lucky charm) director as all the heroes and heroines who starred in his films have become big stars afterwards.

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