Saturday, 15 June 2013

Tamil actor-director Manivannan is no more with us

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
Tamil actor-director Manivannan passed away in Chennai following a cardiac arrest on Saturday. He was 59.

With over 400 films as an actor and nearly 50 films as director, Manivannan was one of the most experienced personalities in Kollywood. He had also ventured into Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi film industries as well with a few movies.





Manivannan's last film as an actor and director was the Satyaraj-starrer Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA, which released on May 10, 2013.

Noted personalities from the industry took it to Twitter to pay their respects to Manivannan after the news of his demise spread.

"RIP Manivannan sir..my husband's guru..learnt the finer nuances of being a producers director from him..great soul..we will miss u Sir..," tweeted Khushbu, whose husband Sundar C. was an assistant to Manivannan.

Actor Siddharth posted: "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".

Actor Priyamani tweeted: "Can't believe manivannan sir is no more!!haven't had the opportunity to work with him but what a versatile actor/director!RIP sir!"

Another Twitter user Ravi Chandran posted: "Good actor-Director. Great loss to Tamil Film Industry.His casual way of delivering dialogue needs spl mention."

Known for his comic and character roles, he had acted alongside many stars including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and the young stars of current lot.

Manivannan (31 July 1954 – 15 June 2013) was a popular Tamil actor and director. With over 400 films to his name, Manivannan is one of the most experienced actors in the field. He normally plays the role of a dad or a senior comedian.

List of Movies in which he acted ::


  • Kalavadiya Pozhudugal (2013) - 
  • Udhaya Neram (2013) - 
  • Madha Gaja Raja (2013) - 
  • Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA (2013)
  • Naan Rajavaga Pogiren (2013)
  • Sooran (2013)
  • Bakthan (2012)
  • Sadhurangam (2012)
  • Velayudham (2011)
  • Vengayam
  • Ilaignan
  • Thillalangadi
  • Pollaachi Maappillai
  • Puli Vesham
  • Aayutham Seivom
  • Naalai Namadhe
  • Mayandi Kudumbathar
  • Ellam Avan Seyal
  • Kuruvi
  • Bommalattam (2008)
  • Seena Thana 001
  • Sivaji
  • Aathi
  • Thambi
  • Majaa
  • Ji
  • Rendu
  • Kodambakkam
  • Vishwa Thulasi (2004)
  • Sullan (2004)
  • Engal Anna (2004)
  • Arasatchi (2004)
  • Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003)
  • Alaudin (2003)
  • Parthiban Kanavu (2003)
  • Vaseegara (2003)
  • Priyamana Thozhi (2003) ....
  • Pammal K. Sambandam (2002)
  • Panchathanthiram (2002)
  • Youth
  • Red (2002)
  • Ennavale (2001)
  • Paarthale Paravasam (2001)
  • Engalukkum Kaalam Varum
  • Dumm Dumm Dumm
  • Asathal
  • Sonnal Than Kathala
  • Mitta Mirasu
  • Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)
  • Mugavaree (2000)
  • Sanditha velai
  • Rhythm (2000)
  • Simmaasanam
  • Budget Padmanabhan
  • Vaanavil
  • Maayi
  • Pottu Ammam
  • Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven (2000)
  • Chinna Durai (1999)
  • Veerathaalaattu
  • Pattali
  • Hello
  • Periyanna
  • Poomagal Oorvalam
  • Oruvan
  • Chinna Raja
  • Nilave Mugam Kaattu
  • Nenjinile
  • Simmaraasi
  • Mudhalvan (1999)
  • Mugam (1999)
  • Rajasthan (1999)
  • Padayappa (1999)
  • Sangamam (1999)
  • Thodarum (1999)
  • En Aasa Raasaave
  • Desiya Geetham (1998)
  • Priyamudan (1998)
  • Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar (1998)
  • Ninaithen Vandhai (1998)
  • Veeram Velanja Mannu (1998)
  • Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1998)
  • Poonthottam (1998)
  • Unnudan (1998)
  • Color Kanavugal
  • Gurupaarvai
  • Kadhal Kavithai
  • Sandhippoma
  • Kaadhale Nimmadhi
  • Once More (1997)
  • V.I.P (1997)
  • Janakiraman
  • Periya Idathu Maappillai
  • Periya Manushan
  • Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
  • Nerukku Ner
  • Pistha
  • Pudhayal
  • Nesam
  • Vallal
  • Kaadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997)
  • Kadavul (1997)
  • Porkaalam (1997)
  • Avvai Shanmughi (1996) .... Mudaliyar
  • Ullathai Allitha
  • Manikkam (1996)
  • Purushan Pondatty (1996)
  • Poomani (1996)
  • Maanbumigu Maanavan (1996)
  • Mettukudi (1996)
  • Viswanath (1996)
  • Selva (1996)
  • Senathipathi (1996)
  • Tata Birla (1996)
  • Thirumbi Paar (1996)
  • Parivattam (1996)
  • Amman Koil Vasalile (1996)
  • Villadhi Villain (1995)
  • Aavathum Pennala Azhivathum Pennala (1996)
  • Kalloori Vaasal (1996)
  • Kadhal Kottai (1996)
  • Gokulathil Seethai (1996)
  • Gopala Gopala (1996)
  • Subash (1996)
  • Nethaji (1996)
  • Maaman Magal (1995)
  • Murai Mappillai (1995)
  • Rani Maharani (1995)
  • Deva (1995)
  • Thondan (1995)
  • Gangai Karai Pattu (1995)
  • Aanazhagan (1995)
  • Thai Maaman (1994)
  • Thozhar Pandian (1994)
  • Raasa Mahan (1994)
  • Veerappathakkam (1994)
  • Amaidhipadai (1994)
  • Government Mapillai (1992)
  • Pattathu Rani (1992)
  • Pudhu Manithan (1991)
  • Chirai Kadhavukal (1991)
  • Vazhkkaichakkaram (1990)
  • Manidhan Marivittan (1989)
  • Kodi Parakuthu (1988)
  • Ragabanthangal (1982)
  • Nizhalgal (1980)
  • Nooravathu Naal

List of Movies in which he was the director 


  • Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA (2013)
  • Aandan Adimai (2001)
  • Gangai Karai Pattu (1995)
  • Thozhar Pandian (1994)
  • Raasa Mahan (1994)
  • Veera Padhakkam (1994)
  • Amaidhi Padai (1994)
  • Moondravadhu Kann (1993)
  • Government Mapillai (1992)
  • Therku Theru Machan (1992)
  • Pudhu Manithan (1991)
  • Santhana Katru (1990)
  • Vazhkkaichakkaram (1990)
  • Manidhan Marivittan (1989)
  • Ullathil Nalla Ullam (1988)
  • Ganam Kortaar Avargale (1988)
  • Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi (1987)
  • Jallikattu (1987)
  • Kalyana Kacheri (1987)
  • Puyal Padum Pattu (1987)
  • Theertha Karayinile (1987)
  • Ini Oru Sudhanthiram (1987)
  • Muthal Vasantham (1986)
  • Palaivana Rojakkal (1986)
  • Vidinja Kalyanam (1986)
  • Anbin Mugavari (1985)
  • Nooravathu Naal (1984)
  • 24 Mani Neram (1984)
  • Ambigai Neril Vandhal (1984)
  • Ingeyum Oru Gangai (1984)
  • Janavary-1 (1984)
  • Kuva Kuva Vaathugal (1984)
  • Ilamai Kalangal (1983)
  • Veetile Raman Velile Krishnan (1983)
  • Jothi (1983)
  • Gopurangal Saivadhillai (1982)
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE !!

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