The South Indian film industry was left in shock on May 3, 2023, when the news of the demise of veteran actor-filmmaker Manobala broke. He was 69 years old at the time of his death. Manobala was a well-known personality in the Tamil film industry and had worked in over 500 films, carving a niche for himself as a talented actor and director.
Manobala had a long and illustrious career in the film industry. He made his acting debut in 1979 with the Tamil film ‘Kolilakkam’ and went on to become one of the most sought-after character actors in the industry. Manobala was known for his versatile acting skills and had the ability to play both comic and serious roles with equal ease.
His memorable performances in films like ‘Vetri Vizha’, ‘Marupadiyam’, ‘Kadhal Kottai’, ‘Ninaithen Vandhai’, and ‘Sathuranga Vettai’ will always be remembered by his fans.Apart from acting, Manobala was also a successful filmmaker. He had directed several hit films, including ‘Oorkavalan’, ‘Pudhu Vasantham’, ‘Azhagan’, and ‘Kadhala Kadhala’. Manobala had a keen eye for storytelling and was known for his ability to handle complex themes with ease.
The news of Manobala’s demise has left the film industry in a state of mourning. Many actors and filmmakers took to social media to pay their tributes to the late actor. Superstar Rajinikanth, who was a close friend of Manobala, expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of his dear friend.
He tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of my dear friend Manobala. He was not just a talented actor and director, but also a wonderful human being. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.”The loss of Manobala is a huge loss to the film industry, and his contribution to the world of cinema will always be remembered.
He will always be remembered as a talented actor, director, and a kind human being. The film fraternity and his fans will miss him dearly.