Thenandal Murali, the Tamil producer who produced Vijay-starrer Mersal (2017) and president of Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai after he suffered a heart attack on Tuesday.
The producer’s health is currently stable.
On Tuesday morning, Murali suffered a heart attack and was rushed to Apollo Hospital on Greams Road in Chennai.
“At about 8.30 pm, the hospital performed an angioplasty on him and placed two stents. Now, he is safe,” a source told Silverscreen India on condition of anonymity.
In November 2020, Thenandal Murali, also known as Murali Ramasamy, won the TFPC elections defeating his competitors, Tamil actor and filmmaker T Rajendar and producer PL Thenappan, by a wide margin. While Murali had secured 557 votes, Rajendar and Thenappan got 388 and 87 votes, respectively. More than 100 candidates were contesting for several posts.
Murali had been producing films under the banner Thenandal Studio Limited, which was founded by his late father and filmmaker Rama Narayanan. The banner has been producing films since 1985 and has backed over 30 Tamil films, including Dhilluku Dhuddu (2016), Viswanathan Ramamoorthy (2001), and Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela (2000). The banner has also produced and distributed devotional films like Palayathu Amman (2000) and Kottai Mariamman (2001). The banner has also distributed over 50 films, including Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Kaashmora (2016), and Kaatru Veliyidai (2017).
On May 4, Murali, along with members of TFPC, visited newly-elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, and his son, actor and politician Udhaynidhi Stalin, to congratulate them on their victory in the recently-concluded state Legislative Assembly elections.
Several members of the film fraternity wished Murali a speedy recovery on social media.
— sureshkamatchi (@sureshkamatchi) May 11, 2021
Producer Thenandal Films Murali sir got heart attack today morning & admitted in Greams Road Apollo Hospital..
Wish him speedy recovery..
Get well soon Murali sir… pic.twitter.com/YUj9gIhxVK
— Karthik Ravivarma (@Karthikravivarm) May 11, 2021