About us

Bagavan Productions is an Award-winning production and distribution company based in Toronto founded by filmmaker Lenin M. Sivam.


Lenin M. Sivam


Lenin M. Sivam was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and raised in Toronto, Canada. A talented storyteller who writes, directs and produces most of his films. Sivam is widely acclaimed for “revolutionizing Tamil Cinema” through his offbeat, realistic and powerful depiction of the Tamil Diaspora.  His first short, A Few Good People, won the Best Short Film of the Year Award from the Independent Art Film Society in 2006. After several years of making short films, Sivam first achieved international recognition with his feature film debut “1999” in 2009, which won critical acclaim winning several film awards both in Canada and around the world establishing Sivam as an emerging Canadian filmmaker to watch for.  Sivam’s success continued with his next film, A Gun & A Ring (2013), which was well received both critically and commercially and made its world premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2013 and shortlisted for the coveted Golden Goblet Award.