TSBK Mouli (TSBKM) A Writer, Actor & Director of Stage Plays, Shot Skits, TV Serials & Feature Films

TSBK Mouli

TSBK Mouli (TSBKM) A Writer, Actor & Director of Stage Plays, Shot Skits, TV Serials & Feature Films

TSBKM always had a love for fine arts & exhibited his talents in early teens in 1960s through school shows and Annual Day Functions of colony cricket club in Ambattur. TSBKM had acted as Hero in stage plays while his Heroine was .Arattai Arangam.Visu” as casting Lady Artist was a taboo in those days. While doing his B.Tech., he proved his mettle as a Writer, Actor & Director through Inter Collegiate Dramatic competitions when his skits .PAITHYAMEVA JAYATHE., .PREFER HELL.and .A DAY IN THE STUDIO.won several prizes for his college. His ally in those dramas was Y G Mahendra. Veteran dramatist YGP.s UAA inducted him to Main Line Theatre in 1968.

His First full length script written by him for UAA was the epic .FLIGHT NO 172, The genre of the play created a fresh dimension to Tamil Humour. His next play HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA hilariously narrated the sudden switch in the lives of multiple characters, once they hear that the World is coming to an end within the next 15 days. Apart from UAA, he had produced his own creations under his banner MOULI & FRIENDS 18 full length stage plays, 20 shot skits, over 5000 stage shows in every nook and corner of India. His mentionable super hits include ORU P U L L A N G U Z H A L A D U P P U O O D H U G I R AT H U, ORU VAARISU U RU VA AGI R AT H U and AMMI MIDHIKKA POLICE VANDHATHU. Soon his talents caught the eyes of K Balachander and his impeccable portrayal of Manmadha Naidu in the former.s film NIZHAL N IJAMAAGIRATHU was a standing example. He also started writing film scripts for veteran directors like Shri Madhavan with top stars like Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan for Films like Hitler Umaanaath. He wrote, acted and directed his first film IVARGAL V I D H Y A A S A M AANAVARGAL, a visual adaptation of his successful stage play in the year 1980 followed by MATRAVAI NERIL, VAA INDHA PAKKAM etc. which saw a different caliber of humour in socially relevant subjects. He has written and directed 21 films in Tamil including PAMMAL K SAMBANDAM with “Padmasri” Kamal Hassan and NALA DAMAYANTHI with Madhavan ( Maddy). Telugu film industry also got the pleasant taste of Mouli.s Stamp of socially relevant films with uncanny humour in the mid 80s. His first Telugu directorial venture was the super hit film PATNAM OCHHINA P A T H I V R A T H A A starring Andhra Super Star Chiranjeevi. He went on to direct 24 hit films in Telugu including the much-acclaimed ASHWINI, the first ever film on a sports subject starring the Indian sprinter Ashwini Naachappa.

This writer S. Shivpprasadh had released the Tamil Dubbed version of this film in Kerala which was a super hit. TSBKM.s contribution to the electronic media is also very significant. When Chennai Doordharshan ruled monopoly his creations brought great interest and respect for .Tuesday.plays with daring subject lines and untried technical effects. His telefilm titled “AMMAVAASAI IAS” produced by CDDK was a show case of how as dry a socially relevant subject like Family Planning could be handled with rip roaring humour, without disturbing the nobility of the theme, for the easy reach of common man. Its repeat telecast crossed the 100 mark. The epic play Flight 172 in the electronic media raised the bar on TV productions in those days and its DVDs are a pride of possession in many households world over. Quite befitting his social outlook, significant portion of the proceeds of sale of Flight 172 DVDs have gone to the cause of cancer patients. He inducted .Arattai Arangam.Visu into writing drama scripts through his own story for Kumari Sachu.s Play DHEVIYAR IRUVAR in the mid 1970s. He introduced present many popular creators and technicians including the Ace Cinemotographer P C Shriram, Music Directors Ramesh Vinaayakam, Maragatha Mani, his own younger brother .Creative Director S.B.Khanthan.. etc. His film Oru Vaarisu Uruvaagirathu got the State.s special film award in 1984. He was awarded the Kalaimaamani title by Tamil Nadu Government in 1985. Five of his Telugu films and short films won many Nandhi Awards from the Government of Andhra. Mylapore Academy bestowed upon him the Life Time Achievement Award in 1991. Mouli today is a house hold name through his portrayal as Chokkalingam in 1000 plus episodes of Nadhaswaram, the epic making TV Serial in Sun Tv and now in another super hit TV Serial Kula Deivam in the same slot and channel. He is blessed with a caring house wife Smt Vijayalakshmi and two children namely Sidharth and Dr. Shravanthi Shyam.

TSBKM who was an executive in Ponds India Ltd, turned Creative personality and an actor of 100 films, finds his flourish from his roots – Vedha Adhyaanam under his legendary father .Brahmashri T S Balakrishna Sastrigal.

s.shivpprasadh@gmail.com