M. Muthaiah is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has worked in Tamil films. His genre had been consistently working on a film project that had mainly village themes. His films captured the boundaries of village landscape and propagated to the viewers the lifestyle of the village area. He entered the film industry with a movie
Kutti Puli (2013), and the film was a commercial hit at the box office. The movie featured M. Sasikumar and
Lakshmi Menon in the lead.
The film had the screenplay, and story by M. Muthaiah. This complete film ran for 60-days in Tamil Naidu in 16 theatres. His every film’s story highlighted some of the realities of village life. For everyone curious about life in rural India, one can watch Muthaiah's movies that get coverage in contemporary mainstream cinema.
His next film 'Komban' released in 2015 which was produced by Studio Green. M. Muthaiah was lucky to be a part of Studio Green, based in Chennai which hired directors like Pa. Ranjith, Siva, Hari, Suseenthiran, Venkat Prabhu, Karthik Subbaraj, Hari, etc. M. Muthaiah directed the film 'Komban' with K. E. Gnanavel Raja, S. R. Prakashbabu, and SR Prabhu as the producers. The film starred Karthi, Rajkiran, and Lakshmi Menon in lead roles. To present Karthi as a village lad, the director asked the actor to have a long mustache and beard to match the character he was playing.
The film was an average success. In 2016, he wrote the story and directed 'Marudhu' that starred Vishal and Sir Divya in the lead roles. The movie was a big blockbuster. G. N. Anbu Chezhiyan produced the film, who is also a renowned film financier in Kollywood. It was a kind of story that would take you back to the days of MGR's films, where an honest village lad would not tolerate any injustice done to anybody in the village and, it also focused the same cat and mouse game between the hero and villain. As usual, the film had set-up in a backdrop of a village. His fourth project was '
Kodiveeran' which was produced by M Sasikumar.
The film also stars Sasikumar in lead role. The film was produced by
Sasi Kumar production house that always produced the low-budget films, and backs the original script, direction, and screenplay. His upcoming film is '
Devarattam' which is a caste-based film and is in production stages now. The film will have
Gautham Karthik in lead role. Other cast and crew are yet unknown. KE Gnanavel Raja will produce the film.