Tamil politician Seeman
Seeman is a Tamil politician and the chief-coordinator of the political party, Naam Tamilar Katchi in Tamil Nadu.
He is an ardent campaigner for the self determination of the Sri Lankan Tamil people and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
He is an advocate of the rule of Tamils in their homeland, Tamil Nadu and to spread the importance of Tamil language, only by which unity of Tamil people is possible.
Prior to his involvement in politics, Seeman has worked as a filmmaker and actor.
Seeman was born in Sivagangai district in Tamil Nadu to Mr. Senthamizhan and Mrs. Annammal Senthamizhan in a Tamil family. He married Kayalvizhi, daughter of K. Kalimuthu (former Speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from AIADMK party) in September 2013 in the presence of Pazha Nedumaran and others.
The ceremony was held according to Tamil traditions at the YMCA grounds, Nandanam, Chennai.
Seeman is known to be a campaigner for the rights of the Sri Lankan Tamil people and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam braving several counts of intimidation and detention. He is also a devout follower and an acquaintance of the LTTE founder and leader Velupillai Prabhakaran who he affectionately refers to as "Annan" (Elder brother).
He believes that Prabhakaran is the national leader of all Tamils, and the icon for Tamil liberation.
His support for the Tamil cause and hardline speeches were responded with numerous arrests and police crackdowns by the then ruling Congress-DMK alliance. He was detained twice without trial under the National Security Act by the ruling DMK-Congress regime, first for speaking in favor of the LTTE and again for protesting the killing of a Tamil fisherman by the Sri Lankan Navy.
Seeman along with several other Tamil activists gathered on 18 May 2009, coinciding the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War at Madurai to form the Naam Tamilar Iyakkam, as a social outfit. It subsequently turned into a political party named Naam Tamilar Katchi.
In November 2009, while on a speaking tour in Canada, Seeman was arrested by the Canada Border Services Agency on account of giving a hate-filled incendiary speech at an event in Toronto. In the speech, he called for restarting the civil war in Sri Lanka, and allegedly said "No Sinhala can live," going on to state that the LTTE should have bombed 100 Sinhala schools for every 1 Tamil school which was attacked.
Seeman took up film direction as a career after being inspired by the films of his mentor, Bharathi Raja and the work of Manivannan. Seeman started his career by directing Panchalankurichi, a village action film starring Prabhu and Madhubala.
He collaborated with actor Prabhu again in Iniyavalae, a romantic film also featuring Suvalakshmi, Gouthami and Keerthi Reddy. Two further films announced in the period, Anandham with Karthik and Karma Veerar with Sarathkumar, failed to materialise. His third film was Veeranadai with Sathyaraj and Kushboo; after that he took a long break from films.
In 2006, he came back with a successful film Thambi with actor Madhavan. The film carried the message that violence does not pay, and is not the answer to the problems of today. Seeman turned actor with the film Pori where he played the role of a Malaysian Business man.
The same year he directed the love story Vaazhthugal again with Madhavan and Bhavana, with every single word used in the movie being written in pure Tamil. However, the film was not successful at the box office and only received negative reviews.
Since then Seeman has only acted in films including critically acclaimed roles in Pallikoodam and Evano Oruvan. In 2009, Seeman was among the 10 directors who starred in Rasu Madhavaran's Mayandi Kudumbathar, a huge entertainer in the box office.
In 2013, Seeman played a lead role in Director and his mentor Manivannan's Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA (sequel to the critically acclaimed Amaidhi Padai), the latter's 50th and last film as a director
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