Mr. Vasanth debuted as Director with 'Keladi Kanmani', regarded by many as one of the 10 best Tamil features in the history of Tamil films.
He has directed 10 more features which includes . Keladi Kanmani- 240 days . Aasai- 285 days . Nerukku Ner-175 days . Rhythm -150 days . Sathum podathey-100 days
In 2009 Mr. Sm vasanth directed 'Sahitya Academy' prize winning novel 'Visaaranai Commission for' Doordarshan. The film won wide critical acclaim in the international film festivals for its novel treatment
Present day star actors Suryaa, Simran and Jyotika were introduced by him. He has also introduced 15 other talents to the tinsel town.
Apart from feature films he has directed Short films, Documentaries, Corporate films and Advertisement films for Multi National brands proving that he is a film maker par excellence. Awards won by the Director:
He won the Tamilnadu State award thrice for his films . Keladi Kanmani . Aasai . Satham podaathay.
He won the National award for the film 'Thakayin Meethu Nanku Kankal' in the year 2006. The film was selected for screening in the Indian Panorama. The film also won the Indo-Russian International award.
He was conferred the title 'Kalaimamani' by the Tamilnadu Govt. Renowned Tamil Director K. Balachander, in an interview with Times of India, mentioned two of his films in the top 20 Tamil films ever made.
He has served as National award jury member in 52nd national awards and as Indian panorama jury member.