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Writer-actor Crazy Mohan is no more

Monday, June 10, 2019 • Telugu Comments

The Tamil film industry and comedy fans are in a state of shock.  Veteran actor-playwright Crazy Mohan has passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Chennai on Monday afternoon.  IndiaGlitz's sources at the Cauvery Hospital in Chennai had shared the news that the doctors took the last resort step and injected necessary medicines straight to the heart.  However, unfortunately, his body did not respond.  

The 67-year-old multifaceted personality is one of the most celebrated in the stage drama circuit known for his tongue twister dialogues and simple themes that connected well with all sections of the audiences.  The characters Seenu (played by the late Mohan), Madhu (played by his younger brother Balaji) have featured in over 30 of his plays which Mohan wrote and have been staged over 6500 times all over the world.  He was also one of the first to capitalize the television medium in the eighties and nineties.

Crazy Mohan was introduced to Tamil cinema by the legendary director K. Balachander through 'Poikaal Kuthurai' for which he wrote the dialogues (the film was based on Crazy's play "Marriage Made in Saloon').  As a writer, he then made several memorable movies with Kamal Haasan such as 'Apoorva Sagodharargal', 'Michael Madhana Kamarajan', 'Panchathanthiram', 'Avvai Shanmughi', 'Vasool Raja MBBS' and 'Tenali.  Rajinikanth, an ardent fan of Crazy Mohan, booked him as the dialogue writer for his super hit 'Arunachalam'.  His last film is the recently released 'Devi 2' starring Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah and upcoming stage play has been titled 'Gumaala Gokulam'.

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