Home Movie Makers Pvt Ltd is a name synonymous with maintstream television entertainment in South India. Founded by Sujataa Vijaykumar, the media organisation has earned steep reputation for itself for consistent quality and commitment, chiefly in the production of serials.
Sujataa is an alumnus of the renowned Film Institute, Chennai and has also learnt at South Indian Film Chamber of commerce. During her two-year diploma where she specialised in acting, she studied with illustrious persons such as Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi. Incidentally, Rajinikanth and Nasser were her seniors in the institute. She achieved critical acclaim with her telefilm, Cleopatra for Sun TV during 1999 starring Abbas, Nizhalgal Ravi and Radha Ravi among others. Her serial ‘Marumagal’ which starred Khushboo Sundar and Manjula Vijayakumar on Star Vijay was received warmly across the Tamil diaspora. On her return to Sun TV, she produced a weekly serial, Janani, again with Khushboo and Venu Aravind playing the leads, directed by Sundar K. Vijayan. The daily serials Kungumam and Manaivi (2004-06), with Khushboo and Kausalya playing the leads topped TRPs in the region. Manaivi, directed by the award-winning C.J. Bhaskar won 7 awards from Mylapore fine arts.
Sujataa’s next venture, Lakshmi (2006-08) which starred southern sensation, Meena and dancer/actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy for the first time in small screens. Lakshmi received the Tamil Nadu State awards for the best editor and best serial categories. Sivasakthi (2008) starred Shamitha in the lead, directed by Sundaramurthy. Madhavi (2009) directed by Tiruchelvam starring Sara Alambara was recognised with 5 awards from the Mylapore Fine Arts, including one for best director.
Today, her serial Uthiri Pookkal starring Chetan is running successfully in Sun TV. With unbridled focus and passion, it is just another feather in Sujataa’s cap. She has also ventured into movie production, with Veerappu (2007) starring Sundar C. in the lead. She has also been behind introducing several talented actors to the big screen. The multi-faceted Sujataa cherishes an ambition of directing a serial soon in the near future.For her continued contribution to Sun TV, she was honoured with the award, ‘Sun TV’in thoongal’ in Sun Kudumbam awards.