First Tweet Of John Mahendran After The Departure Of His Father Legendary Mahendran !! HEART BREAKING !!

Vetaran Filmmaker J Mahendran, known for infusing realism in Tamil cinema and for giving superstar Rajinikanth his career breakthrough with Mullum Malarum, died in Chennai on Tuesday at the age of 79, report news agencies PTI and IANS. He had been critically ill and was undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital for over a week, Mahendran’s publicist told IANS. On Monday night, he was brought back home. “He died early this morning at his residence. He was brought home from the hospital last evening after being treated for a week. The cremation services will take place this evening,” the publicist told IANS.

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Born in 1939, Mahendran began his career as a scriptwriter and made his debut with the 1966 Tamil film Naam Moovar. He went on to write a few more films before taking the directorial plunge with the critically-acclaimed 1978 film Mullum Mallarum, featuring Rajinikanth in the lead. Later, Mahendran and Rajinikanth worked on films like Kaali and Johnny.

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Megastars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan paid their last respects by visiting his home. The director’s popularity peaked with his movies Uthiri Pookkal (1979) and Nenjathai Killathey (1980). Uthiri Pookal, starring Vijayan, Ashwini and Madhu Malini, is still considered one of the best Tamil films to be made. Mahendran had directed 12 films in his illustrious career with Arvind Swamy starrer 2004 film Saasanam being his last.

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Other celebrities who attended the last rites of J Mahendran include the likes of Karthik Subbaraj, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Ilaiyaraaja, Bobby Simha, Vijay Sethupathi, Vetri Maaran and others.

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Later John Mahendran, son of the ace filmmaker posted his first tweet after the departure of his father which is heart breaking. John Mahendran is also an Indian film director and screenwriter who has worked on Tamil and Telugu and language films.

In his tweet John expressed his grief by writing “அப்பா…இனி நீங்கள் கால் வலியில் துடிக்க போவதில்லை..முதுகு வலியில் கஷ்டப்பட போவதில்லை..ஆனால் வாழ்நாள் முழுவதும் நீங்கள் எங்களுடன் இல்லாத வலியில் நாங்கள் துடிக்க போகிறோம்.”

This tweet from his broke many hearts as they consoled the filmmaker with their kind words :

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Let us all pray for his good soul to rest in peace.

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