Harry Productions pays homeage : Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Manobala

In the realm of filmmaking, where creativity knows no bounds, we often find ourselves privileged to collaborate with extraordinary talents. At Harry Productions, our journey through the world of cinema was recently enriched by the presence of the legendary Indian actor, director, and comedian, Manobala, in our upcoming VFX project. However, on May 3, 2023, we received the heartbreaking news of his passing, marking the end of a remarkable chapter in Indian cinema. Today, we pay tribute to this exceptional talent, explore his cinematic achievements, and bid farewell to a cherished member of our team.

A Life Marked by Excellence:

Born as Balachander on December 8, 1953, in Marungur, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, Manobala's illustrious career spanned nearly four decades. He was not merely an actor; he was a multifaceted artist, a director, producer, and a comedian. His contributions to Indian cinema left an indelible mark, and his name will forever be synonymous with creativity and entertainment.

A Valued Member of Our Team:

Manobala's association with our VFX project was an exhilarating moment filled with anticipation and excitement. Throughout his illustrious career, he showcased remarkable versatility, effortlessly transitioning from behind the camera to the front. His unwavering dedication to his craft and infectious enthusiasm enriched our project, making it an even more memorable endeavor.

A Journey From Director to Actor:

Manobala's journey in the film industry was an enthralling tale of growth and evolution. He embarked on his career as an assistant director in the early 1970s, and with a reference from none other than Kamal Haasan, he made his mark in Bharathiraja's "Puthiya Vaarpugal" in 1979. His directorial ventures, including "Agaya Gangai," "Pillai Nila," and "En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan," were acclaimed for their creativity and storytelling.

Mastering the Art of Comedy:

Manobala's transition to acting ushered in a new phase marked by comedic brilliance. With over 700 films to his name, he entertained audiences with his unique body language, impeccable dialogue delivery, and an innate sense of timing that set him apart. His memorable roles in movies like "Chandramukhi," "Pithamagan," "Thamizh Padam," and "Kavalai Vendam" earned him a special place in the hearts of cinephiles.

A Producer's Touch:

Beyond his on-screen roles, Manobala ventured into film production. His debut production, "Sathuranga Vettai," not only showcased his prowess as a producer but also earned him the prestigious Best Debut Film Producer award at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA).

A Final Farewell:

As we bid adieu to Manobala, we reflect on the profound impact he had on the world of cinema. His journey is a testament to his passion, dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence. His contributions to our VFX project were invaluable, and we were privileged to witness his creative genius at work.

A Guardian Angel for Our Project:

In his passing, we find solace in the belief that Manobala's spirit will forever guide our team and our upcoming VFX project. His wisdom and vision will continue to inspire us as we navigate the intricate world of filmmaking, and his legacy will serve as a guiding light on our path to success.

A Heartfelt Collaboration:

Amidst our grief, we hold dear the unique bond shared between our Managing Director, Vinod Senthil T., and the late Manobala, transcending professional lines and leaving a profound impact on Vinod Senthil's heart. In the world of filmmaking, where the deepest impressions often arise from the bonds we forge, Vinod Senthil and Manobala's partnership was a testament to this connection, enriching their lives beyond work. As we commemorate Manobala's remarkable legacy in cinema, we also celebrate the enduring personal connection that touched our hearts, reminding us that true greatness lies in the impact we have on each other's lives, beyond talent and achievements. In honoring Manobala, we pay tribute not only to his contributions to the film industry but also to the lasting impressions he left on those who knew him personally, forever grateful for the warmth, camaraderie, and inspiration he brought into their lives. Guided by Manobala's spirit and the lessons he imparted, we find solace in the enduring bond between Vinod Senthil and our late colleague—a testament to the profound connections that can be forged in filmmaking, as we continue to honor his memory by carrying forward his legacy of creativity and camaraderie, forever missing you, sir.

We Miss You, Sir:

In the midst of our grief, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Manobala for gracing our lives with his presence and talents. We will cherish the memories of his humor, his wisdom, and his unwavering dedication to his craft. As we embark on our cinematic journey, we pledge to honor the incredible legacy he leaves behind.

Manobala, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. Your laughter, your wisdom, and your exceptional talent will be dearly missed. May you rest in peace, knowing that your journey in the world of cinema has touched the hearts of millions. You will forever be our guardian angel, watching over us as we strive to make our project a testament to your extraordinary spirit.

Thank you for the inspiration, the laughter, and the magic you brought to our lives.


About Us

Harry productions is a new age cinema house which is adapting to the technology of the future still holding on the beauty of the cinema from the past. Our passion is VFX and how it can be used for storytelling while keeping the aesthetics and soul of the cinema intact. Characters in the story can explore prosthetics and bring the creativity of the actors and give them chance to make the most imaginative narratives to be a reality.