Ace filmmaker IV Sasi passes away

Steve Phelps
October 26, 2017

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. The filmmaker had been ailing for sometime. IV Sasi is considered a path-breaker who made films much ahead of his time in the 70s and 80s and changed Malayalam cinema.

"He will remembered for ever for his contribution to the popular Malayalam cinema industry", the chief minister said. V Sasi, the audience got super hit movies in Malayalam and Tamil film industry.

He has made around 150 films in various languages including Hindi.

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In 1982, his film Aaroodam bagged the National Film Award for the Best Film on National Integration. He even served as the festival director of the second edition All Lights India International Film Festival, which was held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. No doubts, the IV Sasi brand of movies rocked at the box office and went on to become milestones in the film industry.

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He was survived by his wife Seema, a popular actress of yesteryears, daughter Anu and son Ani. In a career that spanned over four decades, he directed blockbuster movies like Ee Nadu, Itha IvideVare, Angadi, Vartha, Devasuram, Avanazhi and Avalude Ravukal.

"My friend for 45 years I.V.Sasi is no more. My support and love to my sister Seema Sasi and family".

The director also pioneered many technological innovations, taking regional cinema into many new horizons.

Sasi's successful collaboration with Jayan saw many commercial successes though none of them managed critical acclaim.

Sasi's magic last worked in 2003 when "Balram Vs Tharadas" met with reasonable success. The mortal remains of the director will be kept for the public to pay homage at his house in Saligramam, Chennai.

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