Manivannan filmography

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S.S. Manivannan (31 July 1954 – 15 June 2013), popularly known mononymously as Manivannan, was an Indian film actor and director. In a career spanning three decades, Manivannan went from being a story and dialogue writer for veteran director Bharathiraja from 1980–82 to a successful director who thrived in experimenting with different genres, before becoming an actor.[1] With over 400 films to his name, Manivannan was one of the most experienced actors in the field and has directed exact 50 films.[2] Manivannan was mainly a supporting actor in films and often played the comedian or the villain's role.[1]

The following is Manivannan's filmography. He has worked as a director, script and dialogue writer and as an actor. Manivannan has acted in over 400 films and directed 50 films throughout his career.[3]

As director and writer[change | change source]

Year # Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Writer
1980 1 Nizhalgal Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1981 2 Alaigal Oivathillai Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1981 3 Seethakoka Chilaka Red XN Green tickY Telugu
1982 4 Aagaya Gangai Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1982 5 Kaadhal Oviyam Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1982 6 Gopurangal Saivathillai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1983 7 Jothi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1983 8 Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1983 9 Ilamai Kaalangal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 10 Kuva Kuva Vaathugal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 11 January 1 Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 12 Ingeyum Oru Gangai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 13 Ambigai Neril Vanthaal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 14 24 Mani Neram Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1984 15 Nooravathu Naal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1985 16 Anbin Mugavari Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1985 17 Khooni Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1985 18 Darja Donga Green tickY Green tickY Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Marma Manithan
1986 19 Vidinja Kalyanam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1986 20 Palaivana Rojakkal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1986 21 Muthal Vasantham Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 22 Ini Oru Sudhanthiram Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 23 Theertha Karaiyinile Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 24 Puyal Padum Pattu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 25 Kalyana Kacheri Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 26 Jallikattu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1987 27 Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1988 28 Ganam Kortaar Avargale Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1988 29 Ullathil Nalla Ullam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1989 30 Manidhan Marivittan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1989 31 Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi Green tickY Green tickY Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Kadhal Oivathillai
1989 32 Hum Bhi Insaan Hain Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1990 33 Vazhkai Chakkaram Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1990 34 Sandhana Kaatru Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1991 35 Pudhu Manithan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1992 36 Therku Theru Machan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1992 37 Government Mappillai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1992 38 Agreement Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1993 39 Moondravadhu Kann Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1993 40 Alimayya Red XN Green tickY Kannada
1994 41 Amaidhi Padai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1994 42 Veera Padhakkam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1994 43 Rasa Magan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1994 44 Thozhar Pandian Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1995 45 Gangai Karai Paattu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1997 46 Nesam Red XN Green tickY Tamil dialogues only
2001 47 Aandan Adimai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2013 48 Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA Green tickY Green tickY Tamil

As actor[change | change source]

1970s-80s[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Kallukkul Eeram Assistant director
1980 Nizhalgal Also writer
1982 Ragabanthangal
1984 Nooravathu Naal Also director
1988 Kodi Parakuthu G.D.
1989 Manidhan Marivittan

1990s[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Vazhkkaichakkaram Also director
1991 Chirai Kadhavukal
1991 Pudhu Manithan Also director
1992 Government Mappillai Also director
1992 Agreement Also director - Telugu film
1994 Amaidhi Padai Manimaran Also director
1994 Veera Padhakkam Also director
1994 Rasa Magan
1994 Thozhar Pandian
1994 Thai Maaman Paramasivan
1995 Aanazhagan
1995 Gangai Karai Paattu Also director
1995 Villadhi Villain MLA Kuppusamy
1995 Thondan Minister
1995 Deva Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
1995 Rani Maharani
1995 Murai Mappillai Kai Ezhuthu Gounder
1995 Maaman Magal
1996 Nethaji
1996 Subash
1996 Gopala Gopala
1996 Gokulathil Seethai
1996 Kadhal Kottai Kaliyaperumal
1996 Kalloori Vaasal
1996 Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale Sivalingam
1996 Amman Kovil Vaasalile
1996 Parivattam
1996 Thirumbi Paar Chokku
1996 Tata Birla Ramanathan
1996 Senathipathi Nagappan
1996 Selva
1996 Viswanath
1996 Mettukudi
1996 Maanbumigu Maanavan
1996 Poomani
1996 Purushan Pondatti Velmurugan
1996 Manikkam
1996 Ullathai Allitha Vishwanathan
Kasinathan
1996 Avvai Shanmughi Mudaliar
1997 Dharma Chakkaram
1997 Porkaalam
1997 Kadavul God
1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai
1997 Vallal Virumaandi
1997 Vidukathai Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
1997 Nesam
1997 Pudhayal
1997 Pistha
1997 Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen a broker
1997 Nerukku Ner
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
1997 Periya Manushan Johnson
1997 Periya Idathu Mappillai Manian Gounder
1997 Sishya
1997 Janakiraman
1997 V.I.P
1997 Once More Vijay's maternal uncle
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Velayudham
1998 Sandhippoma
1998 Kadhal Kavithai Vishwa's father
1998 Gurupaarvai
1997 Color Kanavugal
1998 Unnudan
1998 Poonthottam
1998 Veeram Vilanja Mannu
1998 Ninaithen Vandhai Gokulan's uncle
1998 Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar Mani
1998 Priyamudan
1998 Kalyana Galatta
1998 Nilaave Vaa Dubai
1998 Aasai Thambi
1998 Desiya Geetham
1998 En Aasai Rasave
1998 Veera Thalattu
1998 Kannathal Mohana Sundaram
1999 Thodarum
1999 Thulladha Manamum Thullum Mani
1999 Annan Rasappan
1999 Sangamam Aavudapillai
1999 Padayappa
1999 Rajasthan
1999 Mugam Muthannan
1999 Mudhalvan Mayakrishnan
1999 Simmaraasi
1999 Nenjinile Mani
1999 Nilave Mugam Kaattu
1999 Chinna Raja Mani
1999 Oruvan
1999 Poomagal Oorvalam
1999 Periyanna
1999 Anantha Poongatre
1999 Hello
1999 Minsara Kanna Mani
1999 Pattali
1999 Kannodu Kanbathellam
1999 Kadhalar Dhinam Manivannan
1999 Chinna Durai

2000s[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
2000 Pottu Amman
2000 Maayi
2000 Vaanavil Ramasamy
2000 Budget Padmanabhan
2000 Simmasanam
2000 Rhythm
2000 Sandhitha Velai
2000 Mugavaree CD Shop Owner
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Sivagnanam
2000 Penngal Sodalai
2001 Mitta Miraasu
2001 Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala Roja's father
2001 Asathal
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm Sivaji
2001 Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Mannangatti
2001 Paarthale Paravasam Nellai Amaran
2001 Ennavale Subramani
2001 Lovely Mahadevan
2001 Kasi
2001 Piriyadha Varam Vendum Dhaadi
2001 Kabadi Kabadi
2002 Red Narayanan
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam
2002 Raajjiyam
2002 Panchathanthiram
2002 Youth Sandhya's father
2002 Kubusam Telugu film
2002 En Mana Vaanil
2003 Priyamana Thozhi
2003 Vaseegara Mani
2003 Anbe Anbe
2003 Parthiban Kanavu Sathya's father
2003 Alaudin
2003 Enakku 20 Unakku 18
2004 Relax Rekha's father
2004 Arasatchi
2004 Engal Anna
2004 Sullan Mani
2004 Vishwa Thulasi
2004 Kodambakkam
2005 Rendu
2005 Anjaneya
2005 Ji Kaasi
2005 Majaa Govindan
2006 Aadhi Mani
2006 Thambi
2006 Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum JP
2006 Sivappathigaram Sathyamoorthy's father
2007 Mudhal Kanave
2007 Sivaji Arumugam
2007 Cheena Thaana 001
2007 Rameswaram
2007 Puli Varudhu
2008 Thodakkam
2008 Sadhu Miranda
2008 Nenjathai Killadhe
2008 Kuruvi Singamuthu
2008 Aayutham Seivom VBR
2008 Raman Thediya Seethai Manikkavel
2008 Ellam Avan Seyal Veeramani
2008 Bommalattam
2009 Mayandi Kudumbathar Mayandi
2009 Naalai Namadhe

2010s[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Pollachi Mappillai
2010 Thillalangadi
2011 Ilaignan
2011 Puli Vesham
2011 Kalavadiya Pozhudugal
2011 Vengayam
2011 Sadhurangam
2011 Velayudham Rathnavelu
2013 Naan Rajavaga Pogiren Kamaraj
2013 Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA Manimaran
2014 Ninaithathu Yaaro Guest appearance
2014 Sooran
2017 Madha Gaja Raja Delayed

Television[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Karthik Subramanian (15 June 2013). "Master of character roles Manivannan passes away". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  2. "Manivannan's death a huge loss: Tamil film fraternity". Business Standard. IANS. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. "Master of character roles Manivannan passes away - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20.

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