P. Vasu is one of the directors who gave huge commercial hits in 80s and 90s. P.Vasu who has acted in his direction with all the leading actors like Rajini, Vijayakanth and Sathyaraj has received a good reception.
He has given mass hit films like Mannan, Sethupathi IPS, Natigan, Chinna Thambi. P.Vasu has directed almost 64 films and is included in the list of indispensable directors. He has also directed many films in languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada etc.
Initially, Vasu worked as an assistant director in films like Shivaji and MGR. He was an assistant director in MGR’s film ‘Meenava Nanban’. An interesting incident that happened during that shoot is now going viral on the internet.
Latha acted opposite MGR in the 1977 film Meenava Nanban directed by Sridhar and composed by MSV Mushikika. MGR did not sing while a song sequence was being shot in this film.
Vasu saw it. But Sridhar said that the tag is OK. But Vasu stood behind MGR and told Sridhar through his gesture. Understanding that Sridhar again asked why to tell MGR that it is one more.
MGR pretended to ask that the camera was not right and had to take it again and looked at Vasu and said ‘What is Vasu now okay?’ asked MGR. That’s what made Vasu shine. Vasu also said ok sir. Somehow MGR understood Vasu’s gesture and corrected his mistake.