As we commemorate the seven-month mark since the lamented passing of the esteemed veteran actor, comedian, director, and producer – Manobala, it is fitting to embark on a retrospective journey, reflecting upon the profound contributions he made to our illustrious Kollywood industry.

On his death anniversary, we pay homage to the indelible mark he left on the cinematic landscape. From his multifaceted roles as an actor and comedian to his directorial and production endeavours, Manobala's legacy continues to resonate the Tamil film fraternity.

Renowned actor and director, Manobala, embarked on his illustrious career in the late 1970s, marking his debut in the Tamil film industry with "Panathukkaga" in 1980.

Commencing as an actor, he adeptly transitioned into behind-the-scenes roles, cultivating a profound understanding of filmmaking. With over 600 films to his credit, encompassing both acting and directing, Manobala has become a revered figure in Tamil cinema.

His journey began with modest roles in films like "Sattam Oru Iruttarai" (1981) and "Moondram Pirai" (1982), where his impeccable timing and comedic prowess captured audiences' admiration. Renowned for his versatility, Manobala seamlessly oscillates between comedic and character-driven roles, earning accolades in notable films such as "Nayakan" (1987) and "Super Deluxe" (2019).

In addition to his acting prowess, Manobala has made significant contributions as a director, notably with his critically acclaimed debut, "Jannal Oram" (2013). His role as a writer and producer has further enriched Tamil cinema, with scripts for hits like "Amaidhi Padai" (1994) and successful productions under his banner, Manobala Pictures.

His dedication to fostering emerging talent is evident through his production company, contributing to the industry's growth. His latest production, "Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum," continues to garner praise, solidifying his enduring impact on Tamil cinema. From his early days as an assistant director to his multifaceted success, Manobala stands as a stalwart in the hearts of Tamil cinema enthusiasts, lauded for his indelible mark on the industry.

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