Vetri Maaran is an Indian film director, screenwriter and film producer, who works in the Tamil film industry. As of 2016, he has won four National Film Awards and one Filmfare Award. Vetri Maaran made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Polladhavan. His second feature film Aadukalam won six National Film Awards. He produces films under his production company, Grass Root Film Company. His movie Visaaranai was selected as India's official entry to Academy Awards.