A.S Thomas aka Vimal Kumar was born in April, 1906 at Fort Kochi. After passing his intermediate, he set out for Bombay. During his 26 years of stay in Bombay he learnt music and film direction. He directed the Hindi film called “Kaliyuga” and composed the song for it. Later when he reached his native he composed for the film called ‘Thiramala’. He also assisted P.R.S Pillai in directing the movie. The lyrics were written by P. Bhaskaran and they were well appreciated. He went on to direct a couple of more films and compose music for them as well.