Film Industry in Disbelief After Manobala’s Death at Age 69.

Today, 69-year-old director and actor Manobala died at his home. He produced several famous Tamil films. Manobala has played almost 700 Tamil character parts. He typically plays comedies and interviews celebrities on YouTube. He recently had a small heart attack. Angio therapy is underway at a private hospital.

Recovered, he returned home. Illness took him today. Manobala, from Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur, loved films from infancy. He viewed films at a relative’s home in Chennai to become an assistant director.

He befriended Kamal Haasan. He became Bharathiraja’s deputy director. Aranmanai, Don, Thuppakki, Seemaraja are among his Tamil flicks. Everyone spoke about his Pithamagan role.

He collaborated with most Tamil cinema stars. He and actor Sivakarthikeyan are close. He handles young filmmakers inexplicably. He admires youth. Tamil cinema suffers greatly.