Legendary director Mahendran passed away early this morning at Chennai. This news has indeed taken the entire Kollywood film fraternity by shock who are expressing their condolences on social media. His mortal remains has been kept for the film industry and the public to pay homage right now at his residence in Pallikaranai. Mahendran is known for delivering timeless cult classics like Mullum Malarum and Johnny.

He was seen as an actor through films like Theri, Nimir, Seethakaathi, Petta, and others. Apart from the film related commitments, Mahendran was also a master lecturer at BOFTA Film Institute, teaching the nuances of filmmaking for the next gen directors and writers. Mahendran's father and writer John Mahendran took to the social media space to share this news.

A new video has now been shared on social media by popular PRO Nikkil Murugan that shows Mahendran's mortal remains. This 26 seconds video is sure to put the viewers into mixed feelings. We will have to pray for the departed soul to rest in peace. The final rituals and cremation are said to happen this evening. For now, check out the video: