Published: Wed, October 25, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Noted Malayalam Film-Maker IV Sasi Dead

Noted Malayalam Film-Maker IV Sasi Dead

On Tuesday morning, Renowned Malayalam director I V Sasi passed away. Sasi started his career began as an art director in 1968 for Kaliyalla Kalyanam. The celebrated filmmaker has directed more than 150 films and was once the superstar among the directors. He was remembered by Mollywood for his wide-ranging knowledge of filmmaking right from art direction to cinematography and was described as a 'man of the masses.' Avalude Ravugal (Her Nights) 1978 starring his wife Seema was reportedly the first Malayalam film to receive "A" certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification. In fact, he was responsible for Mammootty and Mohanlal's growing stardom.

"Vellathooval", released in 2009, was Sasis last movie, which he directed after a long gap.

Calling him the "master of Malayalam movie industry", Mohanlal said, "Portraying the life of commoners, IV Sasi was a man who made wonders on the silver screen".

‪I. V. Sasi is survived by his wife, actress Seema and two children.

In 1982, his film Aaroodam bagged the National Film Award for the Best Film on National Integration. His films were known for their uniqueness and always contained a stamp of his directorial style. He has also worked with Mammootty for multiple movies including "Thrishna" and "Mrugaya".

The veteran Malayalam Director I.V Sasi is no more. Actor Kamal Haasan wrote, "My friend for 45 years IV Sasi is no more". The industry and I mourn a great technician. I grew up watching his movies and must say he was an icon who created movies that stood the test of time. What a remarkable innings he had in the Indian cinema industry. We will miss you Sasi sir! "Have fond memories of him from my childhood", wrote Dulquer Salmaan.

Overall, you can say that he is the most awesome personality and never stopped working well.

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