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Veteran Tamil director-actor Visu passes away

Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanthan, popularly known as Visu in the Tamil film industry, passed away due to kidney failure on March 22. He was 74.

The actor-director was a prominent figure in Kollywood in the 80s and 90s. He began his career working as an assistant under legendary filmmaker K Balachander. Visu’s first movie was Pattina Pravesam (1977). He got his first break with hit comedy movie Thillu Mullu, which starred Rajinikanth.

As a director, Visu was known for his message-driven family dramas. He has helmed several blockbusters like Samsaram Adhu Minsaaram, Penmani Aval Kanmani, Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi, Ketti Melam, Vaai Sollil Veerandi, Rajathandhiram, Dowry Kalyanam, Sakalakaala Sambandhi, Naanayam Ilatha Nanayam and Pattukottai Periyappa.

Source: The Indian Express

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