The other sides were noble, sensitive, artistic, and with other qualities demanding admiration, like unbending courage or the will to fight to the last. His portrayal of them was intended to earn the audience's sympathy. Manohar dominated his productions and took on the principal roles himself. His favourite and successful vehicles were Ilankesvaran i.e. "Lord of Lanka", Chanakya sapatam i.e. "Chanakya's Vow", Vengai marban i.e. "Tiger-chested", and Kataka Mutarayan. Ilankesvaran in 1956 was an honorific for Ravana. It was the most famous. It had over 1000 performances in India and Sri Lanka.
R. S. Manohar died on 10th January 2006 in Chennai.
Selcted Filmography of R. S. Manohar
Vannakkili, Kaidhi Kannayiram, Vallavanukku Vallavan, Vallavan Oruvan, Iru Vallavargal, Ayirathil Oruvan, Ulagam Suttrum Valliban, Pallandu Vazhga, Adimai Penn, Kaavalkaaran, Idayakkani, Athisaya Penn
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