Director -actor Manivannan passes away

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Saturday, Jun 15, 2013

Director -actor Manivannan passes away

Director - actor Manivannan passed away today following heart attack.  He was aged 58. 

Manivannan had been very popular among Tamil directors.  This afternoon at around 12 pm, Manivannan passed away following heart attack. 

Manivannan was born in Sulur village in Coimbatore district.  Manivannan had done more than 400 movies. 

Manivannan had directed 50 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi.  Moreover, he was actor Sathyaraj’s college mate.  Manivannan directed about 25 movies starring Sathyaraj. 


From movie ‘Kallukkul Eeram’, Manivannan had been assistant director to Bharathiraja.  Then, he worked as writer for Bharathiraja’s movies. 

Manivannan was dialogue writer for movies as ‘Alaigal Oivathillai’, and ‘Kadhal Oviyam’.  Then, Manivannan debuted as director through movie ‘Gopurangal Saaivathillai’. 

Manivannan gave subsequent silver jubilee movies.  Lastly, he directed movie ‘Amaidhipadai 2’ this year.  The movie turned out his 50th movie. 

Through Rajini’s ‘Kodi Parakkuthu’ Manivannan debuted as actor.  He had done nearly 600 movies.  After movie ‘Amaidhipadai 2’, Manivannan signed up for three upcoming flicks.  But, Manivannan passed away today.  Already, Manivannan had undergone surgery on heart and spinal cord.  That proved reason for Manivannan staying away from cinema for few years. 


Manivannan is survived by his wife, daughter Jothi and son Raghuvannan.

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