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Manobala is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 8 december 1953 at Sulur (Inde)

Manobala

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Birth name Manobala
Nationality Inde
Birth 8 december 1953 (65 years) at Sulur (Inde)

Manobala is a Tamil director, producer and comedian actor who predominantly plays supporting roles. Manobala has directed 40 films, 19 television serials and 9 tele-films during his career as a director.

Usually with

Santhanam
Santhanam
(37 films)
Mayilsamy
Mayilsamy
(35 films)
M. S. Bhaskar
M. S. Bhaskar
(29 films)
K. S. Ravikumar
K. S. Ravikumar
(11 films)
Nassar
Nassar
(24 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Manobala (201 films)

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Kanchana 2
Kanchana 2 (2015)
, 2h48
Directed by Raghava Lawrence
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Taapsee Pannu, Raghava Lawrence, Anjali, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini, Pooja Ramachandran
Roles Arnold
Rating56% 2.8050552.8050552.8050552.8050552.805055
The film begins with a couple visiting a friend's home for dinner. To their surprise, the hosts are not home and the place is haunted. In the present, Raghava (Raghava Lawrence) works for the channel Green TV as a cameraman where his crush Nandini (Tapsee Pannu) also works. When Green TV drops down to second position in the ratings, Nandini advises to shoot a horror program to bring their channel back to the No.1 spot. After the board members agree on this plan, Nandini decides on a location with a house with an intense haunted look, without knowing the fact that it is actually haunted. She sets out with Raghava, his watchman Mayil (Mayilsamy), Dr. Prasad (Sriman) and the anchor Pooja (Pooja Ramachandran) to complete the task.
Vai Raja Vai, 2h5
Directed by Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Genres Thriller, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Sunny Leone, Mayilsamy, Taapsee Pannu, Vivek
Roles Mano
Rating56% 2.8082052.8082052.8082052.8082052.808205
Karthik (Gautham Karthik) is a middle-class boy who works at an IT company, gifted with an extrasensory perception. He has a girlfriend, Priya (Priya Anand). During school days, he scores good in the exams using his power, so his father asks him suppress this power and forget its existence. Then, he meets Pandian aka Panda (Vivek) at his office and befriends with him. Panda, who is a gambler, gets to know about Karthik's power and asks him to play cricket gambling by using his power. Rande (Daniel Balaji) is in charge of the cricket gambling under an unknown man known as Kumar. Karthick wins 1 crore in the gambling and uses 10 lakhs for his elder sister Gayathri's (Gayathri Raguram) marriage. Panda , Karthick and Sathish goes on a vacation to Goa to spend the gambling money. There Rande threatens Karthick to play Roulette in the Casino Royale ship. Initially Karthick hesitates but Rande threatens him by kidnapping Priya. Karthick accepts to play. By this incident Priya comes to know about Karthick's power.To train Karthick, Shreya (Taapsee Pannu) comes to help. Karthick plays the game and tricks Rande to take his place in gambling . The officials of the casino suspect Rande and arrest him . Karthick, with his money won in the gambling with Panda, Sathish and Priya, escape and go back home. Shreya helps Rande to escape from guards by the saying of Kumar. Rande traces Karthick and takes him to his place. There Karthick using his power to fight Rande's sidekicks and threatens Rande with his own gun. At that time a Rolls-Royce Phantom comes and is revealed that the unknown man Kumar is Kokki Kumar(Dhanush) and ask Karthik to play for him in Politics.
Nannbenda
Nannbenda (2015)
, 2h31
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayantara, Santhanam, Soori, Sherin, Pooja Ramachandran
Roles Senthamarai
Rating37% 1.8742951.8742951.8742951.8742951.874295
Sathya is an unemployed youth from Thanjavur, who goes to Trichy every month to meet his friend Sivakozhundhu and spend his day with the latter's salary. One such time, he meets Ramya and falls in love with her. He believes that if he sees a girl three times a day casually, she will be her lucky lady. He meets Ramya twice and goes all over Trichy with Sivakonzhundhu in search of her. He decides to stay there that night. Just before 12'o clock, he sees Ramya celebrating her birthday in the hostel opposite to Sivakozhundhu's room. The next day he proposes to her in her bank.
Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum, 2h24
Genres Thriller
Actors Dinesh, Nakul, Bindu Madhavi, Sathish, Urvashi, Manobala
Roles College Principal
Rating70% 3.5429153.5429153.5429153.5429153.542915
A deadly bomb will be activated if a computer geek restores a part of Chennai city's mobile networks, which are down due to a solar flare.
Kaaki Sattai, 2h37
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Sivakarthikeyan, Sri Divya, Prabhu, Vidyulekha Raman, Manobala, Kajal Agarwal
Roles Jyothi Lingam
Rating57% 2.852032.852032.852032.852032.85203
Mathimaran (Sivakarthikeyan) is a police constable who only reports to work and goes home daily without contributing anything useful to the society as his boss, Inspector Sathyamurthy (Prabhu) doesn't want to get on the wrong side of the upper levels of the police, who are corrupt and politically influenced, and is also unwilling to rock the present system due to past experience. Mathimaran and his fellow policemen never get any cases as a result, much to his irritation.
Premam
Premam (2015)
, 2h44
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Actors Nivin Pauly, Sonia Agarwal, Vivek, Sai Pallavi, K. Bhagyaraj, Anupama Parameshwaran
Rating64% 3.217283.217283.217283.217283.21728
Palakattu Madhavan (Vivek) is a lazy and irresponsible man. Embarrassed that his wife Lakshmi (Sonia Agarwal) earns more than he, he quits his own job out of spite. He then adopts the old woman Pattu Maami (Sheela) as a surrogate mother because she offers to pay cash for the opportunity.
10 Endrathukulla, 2h24
Directed by S. D. Vijay Milton
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Vikram, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Pasupathy, Jackie Shroff, Rahul Dev, Abhimanyu Singh
Roles Manikandan
Rating52% 2.6069552.6069552.6069552.6069552.606955
A driving instructor (Vikram), who calls himself by various names such as "James Bond", "Mani Ratnam", "Sunil Gavaskar" etc. (but never reveals his actual name), is assigned by a local goon Doss (Pasupathy) to deliver a "package" to one Pooran Singh (Abhimanyu Singh) in Mussoorie. The "package" is Shakeela (Samantha Ruth Prabhu), an orphaned woman who has failed her driving test 14 times. The driving instructor is constantly irritated by Shakeela's antics during the journey to Mussoorie, but soon falls in love with her after finding out that she is an orphan. At Mussoorie, he learns from Pooran Singh that Shakeela is to be "delivered" to one Daksha Bhai (Rahul Dev), an upper-caste landlord from an Uttarakhand-based village. He "delivers" Shakeela to Daksha Bhai and is invited to stay at his ancestral mansion for a couple of days. During the stay, he finds out why Shakeela has been "delivered" to Daksha Bhai.
Massu Engira Maasilamani, 2h32
Directed by Venkat Prabhu
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Nayantara, Suriya, Amy Jackson, Premgi Amaren, Pranitha Subhash, Radhakrishnan Parthiban
Roles Arnold
Rating60% 3.0485753.0485753.0485753.0485753.048575
The film starts with the murder of ex-commissioner by an escaped prisoner Kamal Ekambaram (Riyaz Khan). The story then shifts to Masilamani aka Massu (Suriya) and his friend Jet Li (Premgi Amaren) who are small-time con artists. Massu falls for Manini (Nayantara) and they subsequently fall in love. While trying to escape after a heist gone wrong, Massu and Jet meet with a car accident, post which Massu starts seeing dead people, with whom he can communicate. Jet had died in the accident and is now a ghost, too. Massu forms a group of loitering ghosts to earn money by performing fake exorcisms and extorting money from scared rich people, while promising the ghosts that he would fulfill their last wishes in return. Meanwhile, Manini who thought Massu was working in a finance company gets to know about the fake exorcisms and leaves him in a heist.
Aambala
Aambala (2015)
, 2h26
Directed by Sundar C.
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Hansika Motwani, Vishal, Prabhu, Vaibhav Reddy, Madhuurima, Ramya Krishnan
Roles AC
Rating44% 2.2281352.2281352.2281352.2281352.228135
Saravanan (Vishal) is a person in Ooty who runs a business of gathering people for politicians. One day he met Maya (Hansika) and fell for her. However, Rajshekar (Santhanam) also falls in love with her. Saravanan convinced Rajshekar to not fall for Maya by talking about the expenses high class people require. Rajshekar is a police inspector. Due to several mishaps caused, he was fired and started working as a hotel doorman. He was shocked to find Saravanan and Maya going out together. He asked Saravanan how he made Maya to fall in love with him. As Saravanan finished his story it was revealed that it was Saravanan who indirectly caused those mishaps to Rajshekar. Rajshekar enraged hired Kumaran (Vaibhav), who is a specialist in breaking other's love. Kumaran then sends Andrea Jeremiah who shows an edited photo of her and Saravanan together and how a child mistook Saravanan for her father. This causes a conflict in the relationship of Saravanan and Maya. Due to love failure Saravanan consumed alcohol and was unconscious. Kumaran who was also at the bar helped Saravanan and dropped him at his house. Saravanan's mother, Thulasi (Tulasi) who was ashamed of Saravanan's behaviour send him to meet his father Aalavanthan (Prabhu) and his younger brother Shakti (Sathish) at Madurai.There they meet Alavanthan and rejoins him. They also come to know that Kumaran is also the son of Alavanthan's ex- lover. Alavanthan reveals to his sons that they have 3 aunts (Ramya Krishnan), (Aishwarya), (Kiran Rathod). Alavanthan wants his sons to marry the daughters of their aunts so that their family could reunite once and for all. At first Saravanan hesitates but when he finds Maya is also a daughter of his aunt he agrees to the plan. The village people mistook them as police posted to their village, which helps the trio to sneak into their aunts house. There their uncles help them to create affection to their daughters. Their aunts daughters also starts to reciprocate love to the trio. Their elder aunt (Ramya Krishnan) decides to participate in the MLA election in their provinces, but villan Pasupathy current MLA of the provinces and ex-servant of Alavanthan's family provokes her by saying that if he lose to her he will work at her home as servant but if she loses her daughter Maya will be married to his son. Saravanan then helps his aunt to win the elections. However a few days before the elections Saravanan's aunts find out that saravanan's father is their brother Alavanthan who was seen as the murderer of their father. their hatred towards Alavanthaan results in them getting Saravanan and his brothers caught in police and Alavanthaan is hurt by his sisters' harsh words at him. He suddenly got a heart attack and is admitted in the hosipital. As Saravanan and his brothers are stuck in jail, his aunt had lost many of the peoples hope for voting her due to Pasupathy's evil plans in causing misunderstandings. Then Sarvanan uses RDX, to stop Pasputhy's evil plans. Then when Pasaputhy tries to bribe people with money, Sarvanan and Kumaran cause some mishap and the tables turn giving Periya Poonu the edge. There Pasupathy comes with a mob and tries to kill the whole family and take Maya, but Sarvanan and Maya unite in a different location, and then fights Pasupathy and his son giving the victory. It was also revieled that Pasupathy killed Aalavanthan's father not Aalavanthan. There Aalavanthan and the whole family unite, and Maya weds Saravanan.
India Pakistan, 2h40
Genres Romantic comedy
Actors Vijay Antony, Pasupathy, Jagan, Urvashi, M. S. Bhaskar, Manobala
Roles Idichapuli
Rating58% 2.91152.91152.91152.91152.9115
The story starts with Karthik, a young advocate (Vijay Antony) at the shopping centre Landmark. A young girl introduces herself as a software engineer and chooses the same film DVD as Karthik. A romantic film called "Kadhaluku Mariyadhai" (Respect for true love). Karthik ends up with a crush on the girl and reveals it to his friend Das. His friend Das (Jagan) who is a house agent helps Karthik settle down in a place that he calls his office. He finds out that he has to share his "office" with another young lady advocate Melina (Sushma Raj). Karthik is surprised to see that this is the same girl he had met at Landmark and introduced herself as an engineer. He accuses her of cheating him but she calls herself "a student passed in merit" and teases him of "passing in attempt". They argue with each other and end up in an agreement that whoever is able to handle a case first gets the whole office to themselves. Das sends Dina to be a handy helper to Melina and Karthik who end up fighting as to who Dina has to attend to first.Melina and Karthik put efforts to find a case and end up in embarrassing and foolish situations. An old couple seeks Karthik's justice for divorce but Melina locks him up in his room and goes to enquire the old couple's case. But Karthik gets out with Dina's help and rushes to enquire intervening Melina. They start fighting and end up in losing the case.
Tenaliraman, 2h26
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Vadivelu, Meenakshi Dixit, Thambi Ramaiah, Radha Ravi, G. M. Kumar, Manobala
Roles Education Minister
Rating55% 2.773162.773162.773162.773162.77316
The movie opens to a prologue, where King Parasbaram (Radha Ravi), ruler of a small rival kingdom and the nine ministers of the great Empire of Vikata Nagaram are on their way to a Chinese consulate's mansion. They are warmly welcomed by General Wang (Wilson Ng) and courtesan Hong (Vivienne Tseng) once they reach there. The Chinese consulate, headed by Chao Gong Gong (Nickson Cheng), wishes to engage in trade with the people of the Kingdom of Vikata Nagaram and reap the benefits. Thus, the ministers strike a deal with Parasbaram and the ministers to help them, promising them a huge share of the benefits. One of the ministers, Nandivarma Rayar (Joe Malloori) objects to this, saying that he doesn't want to betray the King and his people for money. Chao Gong Gong realising that he is of no use to the plan, has courtesan Hong kill him with a poisoned needle from her hair.
Aranmanai
Aranmanai (2014)
, 2h41
Directed by Sundar C.
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Hansika Motwani, Raai Laxmi, Sundar C., Vinay Rai, Andrea Jeremiah, Nithin Sathya
Roles Eshwari's husband
Rating52% 2.6127652.6127652.6127652.6127652.612765
Eshwari (Kovai Sarala),her husband (Manobala) and her son,(Nithin Sathya), Eshwari's brother (Chitra Lakshmanan),his daughter Maya (Raai Laxmi), another older brother's son Murali (Vinay Rai) and his newly wedded wife Madhavi (Andrea Jeremiah) have gathered to sell their Palace off to Ayyanar, who had leased the property for five years. Meanwhile, Paalsamy (Santhanam) sneaks into the Aranmanai under the guise of a cook, finds his grandmother's photograph in the palace and he too decides to catch hold of the palace.