Popular comedian Cheenu Mohan passes away, Veteran character and drama actor Cheenu Mohan passed away on Thursday due to a massive heart attack. Known for his association with Crazy Mohan in stage plays, Cheenu Mohan recently made a comeback to films with Karthik Subbaraj’s Iraivi.
Crazy Mohan posted on Facebook: “It is with Heartfelt pain, We in Crazy Creations mourn the untimely passing away of CHEENU MOHAN this morning due to massive heart attack.
He made millions forget their worries and laugh their heart out. As a trouper since inception of Crazy Creations in 1979, he reveled in well knit friendship with each and every one in the troupe. Cremation to take place on 29.12.18 in Anna Nagar. We pray for his AATHMA to get POORNA SHANTHI and NARGATHI.”
Mohan acted in small roles in Varusham Padhinaaru (1989), Mani Ratnam’s Anjali (1990) and Thalapathi (1991). He made his comeback in films with a supporting role in Karthik Subbaraj’s Iraivi, starring SJ Surya, Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Anjali, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Pooja Devariya. He also starred in recent films like Vada Chennai, Aandavan Kattalai and Kolamaavu Kokila.
Cheenu Mohan was a part of Crazy Mohan’s theatre group for a long time. Whoever follows his plays can never forget “Jurassic Baby”. The drama revolves around the life of a young couple Mythili and Maadhu (Uma and Crazy Balaji) who have no children. Life takes a turn when they meet a Malayali vaidya (Crazy Mohan) who comes home with a herbal concoction. Uma consumes it on a regular basis, and delivers a baby.
But what happens is, they get a much bigger baby (Cheenu Mohan) than the usual one. Horrified Balaji and Uma give us some hilarious moments to watch. Cheenu Mohan aced the role of the ‘grotesque child’ with unnatural behaviour and appearance. Just imagine the sight of a grown man behaving like a baby? Even today, the drama gets telecast on Doordarshan aka Podigai.
Creative director of Crazy Creations, S B Kanthan, said, ‘Our friendship is over four decades old. He had a great penchant for humour. He was extremely witty. Madhu and me spent a lot of time together with Mohan. Not just our plays, we often meet and go out for films and dinners. He was very kind.’