He was a popular face in small screen. His mega-serial Anni for KB's Minbimbangal was a big hit eventually providing him a platform to venture to big screen.
This director Samuthirakani made an impact with his debut venture Unnai Saran Adaithen. The movie won him critical acclaim and even had a decent run.
However he followed it up with a miserable show in Neranja Manasu starring Vijayakanth. As a result he had no producer approaching him.
Thankfully, Samuthirakani is now back to television from where he made his beginning.
He is directing the game show Thanga Vettai produced by Radhika and anchored by Ramya Krishnan.
Samuthirakani says, 'it is a show based on a new concept. It is challenging as well as interesting. I am happy to work in it'.
But what happens to his dreams? 'I am biding my time to make it to films again'.