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Scriptwriter ‘Crazy’ Mohan dead
Tamil Nadu

Scriptwriter ‘Crazy’ Mohan dead

S.Murari

‘Crazy’ Mohan, humorist, playwright and scriptwriter for several comedy films of actor Kamal Haasan died in Chennai on Monday after a massive heart attack. He was 66.

Mohan was admitted to Kaveri Hospital in Alwarpet in Chennai with chest pain around noon and was put on intensive care. Kamal rushed to the hospital around 2 p.m. The hospital announced his death 15 minutes later.

A mechanical engineer (I did not want to take electrical because I didn’t want to shock my grandma), Mohan started an amateur drama troupe called Crazy  Creations and staged several plays before moving into films through Kamal with whom he had a good rapport.

He wrote the script for Kamal’s hugely successful comedies like Vasool Raja , MBBS, Pancha Thanthiram, Sathi Leelavathi, Apoorva Sahotharargal and Indian. In all, Mohan wrote dialogue for nearly 40 films, mostly Kamal’s.

He staged several plays which had successful runs before the advent of soap opera that tied women to homes.

He had also written nearly one hundred short stories for various Tamil magazines over decades.