Veteran director Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanthan, popularly known as Visu in the Tamil film industry has passed away. He was an actor, director and writer who also hosted live-debates on television.
M.R. Viswanthan started his career as an assistant under the legendary filmmaker K Balachander. He acted in 60 films as well as directed 25 films such as Samsaram Adhu Minsaram, Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi, Neenga Nalla Irukanum etc. He has also worked as a screenwriter for reknowned movies like Thillu Mullu, Netrikann etc.