Vijayasarathy, who regularly wrote Kannada film reviews for IANS, had also acted in over 100 Kannada films and many tele-serials.

On Friday, he watched the latest Kannada release "Myna", in which he had a role. Later he complained of uneasiness and was admitted to a leading private hospital in the city, where he passed away.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter.