Legendary director Mahendran is critical!
Legendary director & path breaking filmmaker Mahendran is critically ill. Let's pray for his speedy recovery. He has directed Superstar Rajinikanth in the all-time classics like Mullum Malarum and Johnny and shared screen space with Thalaivar in Petta recently.
Legendary Tamil director and actor J. Mahendran is hailed as one of the lucky gems of Tamil cinema and one of the few talented filmmakers. Unfortunately the veteran actor is severely ill and has been hospitalized at Apollo Hospital, Chennai. Mahendran’s close friend Producer G. Dhananjayan tweeted on his account to break the news to the world.
The tweet from G. Dhananjayan reads as "Legendary Director & a path breaking filmmaker #Mahendran sir critically ill. Let's pray for his speedy recovery. I am hoping & praying he will recover from the treatment now".
He has directed Superstar Rajinikanth in the all-time classics like Mullum Malarum and Johnny and shared screen space with Thalaivar in Petta recently.
Superstar Rajinikanth once spoke very highly of the director, he said Mahendran was a huge influence when it comes to mannerism and style. Mahendran made his mark as a screenwriter in his initial days, till date he has written nearly 26 scripts for films.
Mahendran’s debut film as a director made a lasting impression on Tamil cinema, his next movie was a short story by Pudumaipithan named ‘Uthiripookkal’ this movie puts the director on the front page as one of the great filmmakers of Tamil Cinema. Mahendran's movie 'Nenjathi Killathe' won 3 national film awards and was awarded the best regional film.
Recently, Mahendran moved into acting from direction, his recent movies include Nimir, Boomerang and Theri.
The team of MDK times, Wish you a speedy recovery Sir.