Tamil Filmmaker and Actor Visu passed away.
Many Tamil celebrities such as Karthi, Radikaa Sarathkumar and Mohan Raja have mourned the death of veteran Tamil filmmaker Visu.
Actor-Filmmaker Visu who was known for making blockbuster family dramas such as Samsaram Adhu Minsaram and Dowry Kalyanam died in Chennai on Sunday from cardiac arrest. He was 75.
As per a statement by his daughter Lavanya, the veteran had suffered a cardiac arrest following which he was rushed to a hospital on Sunday afternoon. He died shortly after that. She also revealed that the funeral will be held on Monday.
Viswanathan’s first tryst with acting began on stage in his school days. Before foraying into the Tamil film industry, he was part of YG Parthasarathy’s theatre troupe and later, he went on to start his own troupe as well.
Although he began his career in Tamil cinema as a writer for films such as Pattina Pravesam and Thillu Mullu among others, he soon shifted his focus towards the direction and acting.
Two of his films - Samsaram Adhu Minsaram and Neenga Nalla Irukkanum – won the coveted National award. His 1990 film Varavu Nalla Uravu won the Tamil Nadu state award for Best Writer.
Visu was immensely popular for hosting popular Tamil debate show Arattai Arangam on Sun TV which was aired for several years and dealt with various social issues. He later went on to host Makkal Arangam, another popular talk show on Jaya TV. In 2016, Visu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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