Atlee who is the protégé of veteran director Shankar made his directorial debut in Raja Rani. There was an overwhelming response for this. After this he continued to direct the superhit film Theri which had Vijay in the lead role.
Apart from this he has also produced the film Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae under the banner A For Apple Productions. This film had Jiiva in the lead role.
Recently he directed the superhit film Mersal which had Vijay in the lead role. For the first time Vijay had donned triple roles. This was a great Deepavali treat for Vijay’s fans.
Recently it was mentioned that Atlee will be directing a Telugu film and talks are being held with a leading actor for the lead role. At this juncture Atlee while speaking in a function has mentioned that his next film will be a Tamil film only and not a Telugu film.