‘Crazy’ Mohan, prominent theatre artiste in Tamil theatre, and ace scriptwriter for Tamil films, suffered an acute heart attack in Chennai, and was declared dead at 2 p.m., after efforts to resuscitate him at Kauvery Hospital, failed. He was 67.He started writing stage plays and established his own drama troupe called “Crazy Creations” in 1979. In addition to dramas and tele-serials, he has worked as a dialogue writer on a number of comedy films. He has written over 30 plays, worked on over 40 films (and played cameo roles in each of these films), and written 100 short stories.
The first feature film he worked on was K. Balachander’s Poikkal Kudhirai for which he wrote the dialogues. The film itself was based on Mohan’s drama Marriage made in Saloon. In 1989, he also began producing television comedy series. Serials he produced include Here is Crazy, Kalyanathukku Kalyanam with over 600 episodes and Vidathu Sirippu, with the latter winning the Best Comedy Serial award from Mylapore Academy in 2005. He has also written 100 short stories.Mohan is also a distinguished artist who has sketched/painted nearly 60 aesthetic paintings, including portraits of spiritual leaders and eminent personalities, Raja Ravi Verma’s portraitures and portraits of Gods and Prophets.
Crazy Mohan was popularly associated with Kamal Haasan and the duo together have given some of the most famous comedy dramas like Aboorva Sagodharargal, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Sathi Leelavathi, Thenali, Panchathanthiram, Kadhala Kadhala, Avvai Shanmugi, Vasool Raja MBBS and Pammal K Sambantham. He also wrote Indian. Other famous films written by Mohan include Vietnam Colony and Magalir Mattum. Crazy Mohan also appeared in some of them, playing extremly funny cameos. He is one of the best writers of our times and his death is a great loss to Tamil cinema and we will be missing him badly.