Ram is an Indian film director, who works in Tamil cinema. After assisting Hindi directors Rajkumar Santoshi and Govind Nihalani and working under Balu Mahendra, he made his directorial debut with Kattradhu Thamizh (2007), which fetched him strong critical acclaim. He launched his second film Thanga Meengal in 2011 with director-producer Gautham Menon’s Photon Kathaas producing it and is slated for release in July 2013.
By mid-2006, Ram began working on his directorial debut, initially being titled as Tamil M.A., which was later changed to Kattradhu Thamizh to get exempted from the entertainment taxation.
Shortly after the film’s release, Ram was expected to commence his second project, which was tentatively titled Saddam Hussain and was to feature Dhanush and Bhavana in the lead roles. The project was shelved and Ram took a sabbatical, beginning to pen a new story titled Thanga Meengal instead. Thanga Meengal discusses how a common man’s life is twisted and turned by globalization and today’s educational system.