Vincent Selva

Vincent Selva
Occupation Film director
Years active 1998-present

Vincent Selva is a noted film director and screenwriter associated with Tamil film industry. This director is best known for his debut flick, Priyamudan starring Vijay, Kausalya. Other directors such as Mysskin and S. P. Jananathan worked under him.


Vincent Selva got associated with film scene in the 1990's.

He made his film debut as a director through the film Priyamudan. The romantic film released in 1998 was a major hit at box office and had been remade to Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. This is the first movie where Vijay played an anti-hero role, and it was one of his early major hits.

In 1999 he released his second film, Iraniyan, a fictional biography of freedom fighter "Vattakudi Iraniyan". The movie starred Murali and Meena in the lead roles and opened to mixed reviews.

In 2002 he directed a another film starring by Vijay in Youth, which was well received by critics and audience. The movie starred the Fair & Lovely girl, Shaheen Khan in the lead role with Vijay.

In 2005 he remade the Bollywood film, Gayab to Tamil titled, Jithan. The movie met with commercial success. After the film, he directed the same actor Jithan Ramesh in Madurai Veeran, but it was received negative reviews. Perumal, Thulli Vilayadu and Inga Enna Solluthu are other releases.

In 2016, he made a comeback with the sequel of Jithan and the movie titled Jithan 2 was a major setback. The talented and multiaward winning director Mysskin known for his off beat movies worked as an assistant under him. S. P. Jananathan has also worked under him as an assistant. He is currently working on the project Virumaandikkum Sivanaandikkum.


Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Writer
1998 Priyamudan Green tick Green tick Tamil Remade as Preminche Manasu in Telugu; as Nata in Kannada and as Deewana Main Deewana in Hindi
1999 Iraniyan Green tick Green tick Tamil
2002 Youth Green tick Green tick Tamil Remake of Telugu film Chiru Navvuto
2005 Jithan Green tick Green tick Tamil Remake of Hindi film Gayab
2007 Madurai Veeran Green tick Green tick Tamil Remake of Telugu film Nuvvu Nenu
2009 Perumal Green tick Green tick Tamil
2013 Thulli Vilayadu Green tick Green tick Tamil
2014 Inga Enna Solluthu Green tick Red X Tamil
2016 Jithan 2 Red X Green tick Tamil
2016 Virumaandikkum Sivanaandikkum Green tick Green tick Tamil


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