IV Sasi, renowned National Award-Winning Malayalam director dies at 69

25 October, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Earnest Huff
  • Malayalam filmmaker IV Sasi dies at 69 in Chennai

I.V. Sasi has changed the scenario of Malayalam cinema from 1970's with his unbelievable presentation and technical skills. He was conferred with JC Daniel Award in 2015 and also received the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Aaroodam which released in 1982. He has even directed Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. His projects Devasuram, Aalkootathil Thaniye, Adiyozhukukal, Athirathram went on to become superhits, earning him a cult following. Be it Rajinikant, Kamal Haasan, Mammootty, Mohanlal or any of the top heroes of South Indian cinema, IV Sasi called the shots for them in his multi-starrer, larger-than-life movies which has numerous combination scenes of Mammootty and Mohanlal and other leading heroes of the time. Sasi blurred the divide between the commerce and art in Malayalam films and was instrumental in moulding several superstars of the industry such as Mammootty, Mohanlal and veterans like late Jayan and Sukumaran. He started his directorial career officially in 1975 with the film "Ulsavam", and his last film was "Vella Thooval" in 2009. The director with his characteristic white hat, as actor Jagadeesh recalled, directed over 150 movies in various languages.

He has directed Hindi and Tamil movies too. He is survived by his wife Seema and two children. IV Sasi has a career span of 32 years.

While Mammootty said, "The departure of this dear man weakens me". The industry & I mourn a great technician.

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"The demise of I V Sasi, who has given us evergreen hits and has directed the most number of movies in Malayalam, is a loss that can not be compensated".

"RIP Sasi uncle! He created an Era of his own in Malayalam Cinema". We are sure that people are surely going to miss this legend for his good work. "Have fond memories of him from my childhood", wrote Dulquer Salmaan.



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