Tamil filmmaker Mani Nagaraj has died of cardiac arrest

Tamil filmmaker Mani Nagaraj has breathed his last after suffering cardiac arrest. He had previously worked as an assistant to director Gautham Menon.

Director Mani Nagaraj breathed his last today, August 25.

Tamil director Mani Nagaraj breathed his last today (August 25) morning after suffering cardiac arrest. More details regarding his last rites and funeral are awaited. Mani Nagaraj was waiting for the release of his next film, Vasuvin Garbinigal. Produced by Xavier Britto, the film is the official Tamil remake of the Malayalam film, Zachariayude Garbhinikal.


Mani Nagaraj died this morning from cardiac arrest. He had previously worked as an assistant director to Gautham Vasudev Menon. He made his directorial debut with GV Prakash-starring Pencil in 2016. His next film, Vasuvin Garbinigal, stars Neeya Naana Gopinath, Seetha, Vanitha Vijayakumar and Anikha Surendran in the lead roles. The director was working on this film, which is scheduled for release soon.


Editor TS Suresh took to Twitter to offer his condolences to Mani Nagaraj’s family members. He wrote: “Shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of director Mani Nagaraj, former associate of Gautham Vasudev Menon. He was the one who taught me the basics of post-production. A good friend and great teacher gone too soon. Rest in peace, Mani Ji. We will miss you (sic).”

Lyricist Parvathy wrote, “So sorry to hear of the passing of Pencil director Mani Nagaraj. Heartfelt condolences @gvprakash and everyone associated with him (sic).”

Vasuvin Garbinigal’s team also offered their condolences.

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