Renowned Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away at 69 years of age

by Dominic Parks October 26, 2017, 0:43
Renowned Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away at 69 years of age

Well, some of you may know that Filmmaker and director I V Sasi who is known as a Malayalam filmmaker in the industry died in Chennai on Tuesday.

Irruppam Veedu Sasidharan was born in Kozhikode in March 1948 and began his career in the role of an art director. His first directorial was Utsavam where he made an unconventional choice of casting a villain for a hero's role.

Though he stayed away from what he loved the most after his movie Vellathooval in 2009, Sasi was preparing for his dream project in the meantime. This was the most fruitful period in his career as his films not only made moolah at the box office, but were also critically acclaimed. IV Sasi has a career span of 32 years.

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Mohanlal from IV Sasi's film Devasuram. The MD of Aries Group said he discussed about the film with Sasi even two days before the latter's death. It would take a gap of 11 years before the superstars joined hands again (Harikrishnans, 1998) if one were to not count Mammootty playing himself in an extended special appearance in Mohanlal-starrer No. 20 Madras Mail (1990). During 1970-2000, the director was in his prominence and directed numerous films in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. His last big hit with Mammootty was Inspector Balram (1991) that saw the superstar repeating his hit character in Avanazhi (1986) directed by Sasi. He has also worked with Mammootty for multiple movies including "Thrishna" and "Mrugaya".

What made Sasi stand out from the rest was his masterful and gripping storytelling ability. Have worked with this dynamic director. His first film was a huge success but his name reportedly wasn't mentioned in his credits. He directed more than 150 movies in Malayalam but he was known to Telugu audiences for his Megastar Chiranjeevi and Rajinikanth starrer "Kaali" (1980).

The Hindi film Karishma was a remake of Bharatiraja's Tik Tik Tik and IV Sasi proved he could adapt his South Indian style to newer platforms in Hindi cinema.


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