IV Sasi... we will miss you sir: Mollywood grieve their loss

IV Sasi... we will miss you sir: Mollywood grieve their loss

IV Sasi... we will miss you sir: Mollywood grieve their loss

Director IV Sasi had over 150 films in his repertoire and they included Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films.

I. V. Sasi had problems in breathing and passed away around 11.15 am on his way to the Surya hospital in Chennai. He also had some Tamil and Hindi movies to his credit. Actor Mohanlal has worked with director IV Sasi in numerous films and he is credited with introducing superstar Mammootty to the cinema with his film Thrishna. He started his career as an art director for Kaliyalla kalyanam (1968), Sasi made his directorial debut with Utsavam (1975).

Some of his well-known blockbusters include "Alkoottathil Thaniye", "Kanamarayathu", "Aksharangal" and "Vadakaykkoru Hrudayam", "Itha Ivide Vare", "Angadi", "Ee Nadu", "Vartha", "Devasuram" and "Avanazhi". 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.


"My friend for 45 years I.V.Sasi is no more".

"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". The industry & I mourn a great technician. Sasi also won Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration in 1982 for "Aaroodam". I grew up watching his movies and must say he was an icon who created movies that stood the test of time. He is also one of the rare directors who had maximum films between 1970 and 1990. We had been in discussions on a film together, its my personal loss!"Mammoottys son Dulquer Salmaan wrote on Facebook, "RIP Sasi uncle!" Actor Mamukkoya remembered Sasi as a man who breathed and live cinema. What a remarkable innings he had in the Indian cinema industry.

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