M. Saravanan (film director)

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M. Saravanan
Born (1977-01-01) 1 January 1977 (age 45)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2009–present

M. Saravanan (Tamil: சரவணன்) is an Indian film director, best known for directing the film Engeyum Eppodhum (2011).[1]


Saravanan began his career as an assistant director under director A. R. Murugadoss. In 2009, he made his directorial debut with the Telugu film Ganesh starring Ram,.[2][3] In 2011, he directed his first Tamil film Engeyum Eppodhum which featured Jai, Anjali, Ananya and Sharvanand, and was produced by his mentor A. R. Murugadoss in association with Fox Star Studios.[4] The film gained very positive responses from critics and audience alike, emerging a sleeper hit.[5] He was honoured with an award by the Human Rights Organization for directing Engeyum Eppodhum with a "very relevant social message which is the need of the hour".[6]


Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Writer
2009 Ganesh Just Ganesh Green tickY Green tickY Telugu Screenplay only
2011 Engeyum Eppodhum Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2013 Ivan Veramathiri Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2015 Valiyavan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2016 Chakravyuha Green tickY Green tickY Kannada The plot is loosely based on the director's own earlier Tamil film Ivan Veramathiri.
TBA Raangi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Filming, female-centric film with Trisha


Film Award Category Result Ref
Engeyum Eppodhum Edison Award 2012 Best Debut Director Won [7]
6th Vijay Awards Best Director Nominated [8]
Best Story, Screenplay Writer Nominated
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Best Director Nominated [9]
Best Debut Director Won


  1. Subha J Rao (1 October 2011). "Fact meets fiction". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  2. "Sharwanand about his Journey". Sify.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. "Journey film review - Telugu cinema Review - Sharwanand, Jai, Anjali & Ananya". Idlebrain.com. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. S Viswanath. "Engeyum Eppodhum". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  5. "Half century for Engeyum Eppothum". Behindwoods. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  6. "Award for Engeyum Eppodhum director". Behindwoods. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  7. "Vijay and Richa win big at Edison awards". Behindwoods. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  8. "6th Annual Vijay Awards". India Glitz. 9 June 2012. Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  9. "SIIMA Awards 2012 Telugu Nominations". IndiaGlitz. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  10. "SIIMA Awards 2012 Winners". South Indian International Movie Awards. Retrieved 18 April 2020.

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