'Crazy' Mohan dead: Tamil comedy, theatre giant dies of heart attack

Playwright, screenwriter and actor Crazy Mohan passes away at 67

Playwright, actor and screenwriter Crazy Mohan died on Monday at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital, after suffering a massive heart attack. Reports of him being in a critical state had been doing the rounds since late Monday morning, and he was declared dead at 2 pm according to the report. He gradually shifted to theatre and opened his own group called Crazy Creations in 1979. He also wrote dialogues for Rajinikanth's Arunachalam and SS Rajamouli's Naan Ee.

He also tweeted: "I think Crazy Mohan would like his epitaph to read - R.I.P-roaringly amusing". Venba is a classical Tamil poetry form, the Thirukkural being a good example.

Many South Indian celebrities like Siddharth, Kamal Haasan, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Rahul Ravindran, RJ Balaji and many others paid last respect on social media. Other famous films written by Mohan include Vietnam Colony and Magalir Mattum.

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Born in 1952, as Mohan Rangachari, he began his career with Crazy Thieves in Paalavakkam for Natakapriya in 1976, which was a run-away hit and gave him the nom de plume "Crazy" Mohan. Crazy Mohan also appeared in some of them, playing extremly amusing cameos. "If we have nearly completed over 1,000 dramas this year with Chocolate Krishna, that is what I will call the success of Crazy Creations". Mohan went on to become a permanent fixture of the Tamil theatre circuit along with his brother "Maadhu" Balaji.

Recalling his friendship with Cheenu after his demise past year, Mohan had said in an interview, "I was a judge in one of his inter-collegiate drama festivals where he was participating".

Here are some of the scenes that will remind us of Crazy Mohan's impeccably timed wisecracks.



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