‘Theri’ actor Chelladurai passes away at 84

‘Theri’ actor Chelladurai passes away at 84


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Veteran Tamil actor Chelladurai passed away on Thursday evening after suffering from a cardiac arrest. The actor was 84 and breathed his last in Chennai. Chelladurai was famous for playing comic roles in several Tamil films including Theri, Kaththi, Maari, Sivaji, Raja Rani among many other films. He played several character-based roles that are etched in people’s minds. Actor Kathir took to his Twitter page and paid condolence to the actor.
Director of Maari, Balaji Mohan also tweeted while remembering Chelladurai. He wrote, “RIP Chelladurai Ayya.” Here are a few tweets below:

Tamil film industry got another blow as noted director and cinematographer KV Anand passed away on Friday morning following a cardiac arrest. He was 54. Starting his career as a photojournalist, Anand later moved to the movie world as a cinematographer and then as a movie director.
After shooting pictures for leading Tamil magazines, Anand in the early 1990s joined cinematographer PC Sreeman as his assistant. Anand made his movie debut as a cinematographer in the Malayalam movie Thenmaavin Kombath for which he had won a national award.
His first Tamil movie was Kadhal Desam and later went on to work in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi movies. He had worked with Director Shankar in the popular movies Mudhalvan and Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji.
It was in 2005 Anand turned into a movie director in the film Kana Kandaen. He had directed movies like Ayan, Ko, Maattraan, Kaappaan and others.
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