J Mahendran's Body Kept for Public Homage
J Mahendran dies at 79.PR Handout

The death of veteran filmmaker J Mahendran has left Kollywood in the state of mourning. After brief illness, he died at his residence on Tuesday, 2 April.

The multifaceted talent identified himself as a screen writer before become a full-time filmmaker. Writing was his strength and it is only through this skill he created his niche for himself in the film industry. Mahendran was first noticed by MG Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR, when he made powerful speech criticising the movie. Years later, the latter helped him to find feet in the industry by giving him opportunities to work.

Naam Moovar marked his entry to film industry as a screen writer. It took over 12 years for him to become a filmmaker with Mullum Malarum. Since then, he directed over 10 films and wrote script-dialogues for above 25 movies in Kollywood. His death has created a void in the film industry.

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2019-04-0213:24 (IST)

Kamal Haasan, Shankar, Vairamuthu pay their Homage

Kamal Haasan, actor and founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam, ace filmmaker Shankar, lyricist Vairamuthu among many others who paid their tribute to J Mahendran, who fied due to age-related ailments on 2 April.

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  • Kamal Haasan's Homage to John Mahendran
    Kamal Haasan Pays Homage to John Mahendran.PR Handout
  • Director Shankar Pays Homage to John Mahendran
    Shankar Pays Homage to John Mahendran.PR Handout
  • Sasikumar
    Sasikumar takes last glimpse of John Mahendran.PR Handout
  • Vairamuthu pays Homage to John Mahendran
    Vairamuthu Pays his Homage to John Mahendran.PR Handout
2019-04-0212:23 (IST)

Rajinikanth Condoles J Mahendran's Death

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth paid his tribute to veteran Tamil filmmaker, J Mahendran, who breathed his last on Tuesday. 

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  • Rajinikanth Mourns J Mahendran's Death
    Rajinikanth pays homage to J Mahendran.Nikkil Murugan Twitter Account
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    Rajinikanth pays homage to J Mahendran,Nikkil Murugan Twitter Account
  • Rajinikanth Meets J Mahendran's Family
    Rajinikanth expresses his condolence message to J Mahendran's family.Nikkil Murugan Twitter Account
2019-04-0212:16 (IST)

Suseenthiran Pays His Tribute to J Mahendran

Suseenthiran has paid his tribute to J Mahendran. 

Suseenthiran on J Mahendran
Suseenthiran on J Mahendran.Suseenthiran Twitter Account
2019-04-0211:47 (IST)

TFPC Expresses Its Condolence

The Tamil Nadu Film Producer Council has mourned the death of J Mahendran. Here is the Press Release.

TFPC Condoles J Mahendran's Death
Here is the press release of TFPC over J Mahendran's passing away.PR Handout
2019-04-0211:37 (IST)

Radhikaa Sarathkumar and Varalaxmi pay tribute

Actor-director Santhana Bharathi, Thalaivasal Vijay, Radhikaa Sarathkumar and Varalaxmi pay tribute to the legendary director.

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    Actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Pays Homage to Filmmaker J Mahendran.PR Handout
  • J Mahendran Passes Away
    Celebs pay homage J Mahendran who dies on 2 April.PR Handout
2019-04-0211:20 (IST)

Celebs Mourn Mahendran's Death

A.R.Murugadoss: It is deeply saddening to hear the demise of one of the pioneer filmmaker #Mahendran sir. You and your films live forever in our hearts sir. Rest in peace.

BOFTA Dhananjayan: Director Mahendran sir, a legend & trend setter for Tamil Cinema passed away. We are going to miss him badly. RIP the legend.
You can pay your tributes to him in person at Director Mahendran sir, No.86. Second phase. Chettinad enclave. S. Kolathur, Narayanapuram. Chennai -100