Tamil actor-director Manivannan dead
Manivannan passed away at his residence in Nesapakkam, the friend told us. He is survived by his wife, son and a daughter.
"I can't believe he is no more. He was perfectly fine when I met him recently during the release of his 50th directorial film," the friend said.
Southern actor Siddharth took to Twitter to mourn the death of the multi-faceted talent.
"The great Manivannan Sir is no more. Many lives in cinema are what they are today because of him. Writer, director, actor… gone too soon. RIP," he posted.
Manivannan's 50th directorial outing was Tamil political-satire 'Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA', which recently released to a lukewarm response. It was the sequel to highly successful Tamil film 'Amaidhi Padai'.
Other noted films directed by Manivannan include 'Pudhu Manithan', 'Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi' and 'Jalli Kattu'.
It was as a character actor that Manivannan won the hearts of millions. Known for playing hero's uncle or father in most films, Manivannan will be remembered for his roles in Tamil films such as 'Mudhalvan', 'Sangamam' and 'Ullathai Allitha'. He worked in over 400 Tamil films.
He started his showbiz career as a writer. He penned dialogues for projects like 'Tick Tick Tick' and 'Kathal Ovium'.
most watched right now
New Delhi, April 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 351.61 points up to stand at 22,628.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 104.10 points up to stand at 6,779.40. Apollo Tyres and Crompton Greaves Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.64% and 6.88% along with ... More New Delhi, April 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 351.61 points up to stand at 22,628.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 104.10 points up to stand at 6,779.40. Apollo Tyres and Crompton Greaves Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.64% and 6.88% along with IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd. and Oriental Bank with an increase of 5.75% and 5.70% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Future Retail with a decrease of 3.36% and 2.55% along with Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 1.91% and 1.87% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 297.32 points at 13,494.62 while the banking sector is up 255.43 points at 14,625.65 and the realty sector is up 40.59 points at 1,492.84. The Indian currency is down 0.02% at Rs 60.37 per dollar.
Date 17-04-14, Duration 3:13, Views 195