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V. Gowthaman
Indian film director

V. Gowthaman

V. Gowthaman
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Intro Indian film director
Is Film director
From India
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
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V. Gowthaman (Tamil: வ. கவுதமன்) is a Tamil film director and actor. He has directed few Tamil films. These include Magizhchi, Kanave Kalaiyadhe. He has also directed the famous thriller biography serials of Auto Shankar and Veerappan in the name of Auto Sankar and Santhanakkaadu in Makkal TV. He is preparing to direct a new film based on Neela Padmanaban's novel. He has participated in Jallikatu demonstration in Chennai.


Gowthaman made his directorial debut with Kanave Kalaiyadhe (1998) starring Murali and Simran. After a long gap he directed a tele series for Makkal TV based on the life of serial killer Auto Shankar and "Santhanakaadu" based on Veerappan. He made his comeback as a director with Magizhchi (2010) in which he also made his debut as an actor. Gowthaman was working with the screenplay of the movie for 12 years. The film, received good reviews for its content and went unnoticed due to its low key release.

He went on to direct a short film called "Vetti" which received controversy as the police felt that it was insulting against national flag.

Politics and activism

Gowthaman have organized and participated many protest favoring Tamil people interests. He has been part of Jallikattu protest, Cauvery water dispute, farmer related issues, katchatheevu reinstatement and other issues.

He floated a new party Tamil perarasu Katchi and contested in 2019 by-election held in Vikravandi constituency in Tamilnadu.

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