Tamil actor-director Manivannan dead

Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Popular Tamil actor, writer and director R. Manivannan died here Saturday following a cardiac arrest, said a family friend. He was 58.

Manivannan passed away at his residence in Nesapakkam, the friend told IANS. 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".

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Yahoo Cricket

Latest News

  • Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman
    Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said on Friday that he identifies as a woman, becoming the most high-profile American to come out as transgender. The 65-year-old Jenner made the declaration in a wide-ranging interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, nearly 40 years after his record-breaking Olympic gold-medal win in the decathlon that gave him the unofficial title of "World's Greatest Athlete." At the outset of the taped interview, …

  • PETA claims victory for animal rights in demise of SeaWorld Trainer Barbie

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mattel Inc said on Friday it has ended production of its SeaWorld Trainer Barbie doll, a move cheered by an animal rights group that has been a leading critic of SeaWorld for its treatment of killer whales. Mattel spokesman Alex Clark said production of the doll ended when a licence agreement with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment expired last year. SeaWorld, which operates parks in San Diego, San Antonio, and Orlando, Florida, has seen other …

  • Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer
    Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami has been resolved, according to attorneys. A lawyer for photographer Jeffrey Binion declined to comment further and wouldn't say when the agreement was reached or if it involved a financial settlement. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County circuit court, dates back to a 2013 run-in between Binion and Bieber outside a Miami-area recording studio. Binion claimed …

  • German ambassador, Saif Ali Khan launch 'Kal ho naa ho' song remake

    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) German ambassador Michael Steiner along with actor Saif Ali Khan, his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and Javed Akhtar launched a remake of the famous music video "Kal ho naa ho" featuring Steiner's wife, Eliese, former foreign minister Salman Khurshid and the ambassador himself. The project titled "Lebe jetzt!", which means "Kal ho na ho" in German, was launched on Friday at the German embassy here. Karan Johar, who directed the film "Kal Ho Naa Ho", and Sonu Nigam, who …

  • Ensemble cast numbs pain of life in 'Anesthesia' at Tribeca
    Ensemble cast numbs pain of life in 'Anesthesia' at Tribeca

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - An ensemble cast led by actors Sam Waterston, Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart numb themselves to the challenges and disappointments of life in "Anesthesia," an indie drama about how a violent act connects the lives of disparate people. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week and is set in New York City, shows the pain and loneliness of some of the city's occupants. Waterston is the kind, gentle Columbia University philosophy …

  • Red legacy of Victorian novelist still defines British streets

    By Robert Cole LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Trollope is best known as a British novelist whose chronicles of the minor dramas, snubs and triumphs of Victorian country life still win readers worldwide. Trollope, courtesy of his day job in the 19th century Post Office, was responsible for giving Britain its bright red post boxes. Royal Mail, the stock exchange-listed postal operator, is legally obliged to operate at least one post box within half a mile (just under a kilometre) of 98 percent of …

  • Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist

    By David Alire Garcia TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's …

  • Pia Sukanya: Radhika Apte is very instinctive and you believe everything she does
    Pia Sukanya: Radhika Apte is very instinctive and you believe everything she does

    Debutante director Pia Sukanya is gungho about her first film, BOMBAIRIYA starring Radhika Apte …

Loading...