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Tamil cinema script writer Crazy Mohan passes away

Actor Crazy Mohan was declared dead at 2 PM today. Huge loss to film industry #RIP

Crazy Mohan is an Indian actor, comedian, screenwriter and playwright. An engineer by profession, Mohan started writing stage plays and established his own drama troupe called “Crazy Creations” in 1979.

The first feature film he worked on was K. Balachander’s Poikkal Kudhirai for which he wrote the dialogues. The film itself was based on Mohan’s drama Marriage made in Saloon. He went on to write dialogues for several comedy films, particularly starring Kamal Haasan, which include Sathi Leelavathi, Kaathala Kaathala, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Apoorva Sagodharargal, Indian, Avvai Shanmughi, Thenali, Panchathanthiram and Vasool Raja MBBS. The 2006 film Jerry had a story and screenplay by Mohan and featured Mohan’s entire theatre team, including its director S. B. Khanthan. He has also acted in supporting or cameo roles in the films he wrote the dialogue or script for.

In 1989, he also began producing television comedy series. Serials he produced include Here is Crazy, Kalyanathukku Kalyanam with over 600 episodes and Vidathu Sirippu,  with the latter winning the Best Comedy Serial award from Mylapore Academy in 2005. He has also written 100 short stories.

Mohan is also a distinguished artist who has painted nearly 60 aesthetic paintings, including portraits of spiritual leaders and eminent personalities, Raja Ravi Verma’s portraitures and portraits of Gods and Prophets.

The Tamil Nadu state government awarded him with ‘ Kalaimamani ‘ title for excellence in the field of arts and literature.

Mohan is a donor and philanthropist for over 39 years. He has contributed donations towards heart surgeries, kidney transplants from the proceeds from the sale of his drama tickets. The proceeds from the sales of his book- ‘Crazy about Ramana’ are re-directed towards educating Indian cultural and values to poor children studying in Government schools.