|Years active 1981-Present|
|Name M.R.Viswanathan |
|Full Name M. R. Viswanthan|
Born July 1, 1945 (age 74) (1945-07-01) Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Director, producer, writer, stage actor, film actor, television host
Siblings Kishmu, M. R. Rajamani, Kuriyakose Ranga
Movies Samsaram Adhu Minsaram, Manal Kayiru, Dowry Kalyanam, Penmani Aval Kanmani, Varavu Nalla Uravu
Died 22 March 2020 (aged 74)
Director visu at humour club
M. R. Viswanathan (born 1 July 1945), best known by his stage name Visu, was an Indian writer, director, stage, film and television actor and talk-show host. Visu initially worked as an assistant to director K. Balachander until becoming a director himself. He later began acting, with his first film being Kudumbam Oru Kadambam directed by S. P. Muthuraman.
- Director visu at humour club
- Director visu interview censor asked me to make 87 cuts for my film
A philanthropist, Visu had been supporting the needy through his own foundation. He became known for hosting live debates on television, namely Visuvin Makkal Arangam on Jaya TV and Arattai Arangam on Sun TV.
"Growing up in a joint family, I observed how each person had a difference of opinion. It wasn't bad; just that we were different. I wondered, ‘Wouldn't other joint families have similar issues?’ So I started writing scripts that reflect the day-to-day scenario in a joint family". – Visu in 2016.