Famous Tamil director, screenwriter and actor RNR Manohar, who has appeared in more than 50 films, died in a private hospital in the city on Wednesday. He was 54 years old.
Sources say he was not feeling well and had been treated in a private hospital for 20 days.
Manohar, who entered the film industry with “Mainthan” in 1994 as a screenwriter and associate director, became an actor in 1995 with the film “Kolangal”. Interestingly, he was also the screenwriter of “Kolangal” which won the Tamil Nadu government award for best story.
It was with ‘Maasilamani’, which starred Nakul and Sunainaa in the lead, that Manohar became a director. He later also directed Nanda star ‘Vellore Mavattam’.
Several celebrities in the film industry have expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the late director.
Music director D Imman on Twitter said: “Rest in peace RNR Manohar Sir. My sincere condolences to his friends and family. I had the privilege of working with him on his directorial project ‘Maasilamani’ with Nakul and Sunaina lead under Sun Pictures Production. An efficient director and a kind person. ”
Actor Vishal also expressed his regret. He said: “Really shocking to know that he is no more, was a very energetic individual, may God give all strength to his beloved family and friends. It was a pleasure to have worked with. him recently. “