Renowned Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away

Irruppam Veedu Sasidharan was born in Kozhikode in March 1948 and began his career in the role of an art director. He started his directorial career officially in 1975 with the film "Ulsavam", and his last film was "Vella Thooval" in 2009.

Actor-director Joy Mathew said Sasi was a creator and made memorable movies when technology that's available now was never there. His most noted films so far include Alkoottathil Thaniye, Kanamarayathu, Aksharangal and Vadakaykkoru Hrudayam. He also played a pivotal role in catapulting actors like Mammootty and Mohanlal to the status of iconic superstars that they are known today.

More news: Nintendo Switch now supports GameCube controllers

IV Sasi had worked with Mammotty in films like Thrishna and Mrugaya which were phenomenal hits and established Mammokka's stardom. 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, it's my personal loss!" He directed Rajesh Khanna in Anokha Rishta in 1986.

He has made more than 150 movies in his unique style. In fact, Mammootty has done some of his finest work in Sasi's films.

More news: Paulo Dybala Says He's Lucky To Watch Lionel Messi

What made Sasi stand out from the rest was his masterful and gripping storytelling ability. Sasi's last commercial success was also with Mohanlal in 1997 (Varnappakittu) written by Babu Janardhanan. Have worked with this dynamic director. But most importantly, he was one of the few directors who transcended the fine line that separated critically acclaimed films and mass movies. Unfortunately, the film was a huge disaster and Sasi would go on to remark that if he had stuck to Damodaran's original screenplay (SN Swami was roped in to alter it), it would have turned out differently.

Sasi was at his prime between 70s and 90s, during whichhe also directed popular Tamil actors like Kamal Haasan andSuperstar Rajinikanth.

More news: Black man attacked at white nationalist rally faces felony charge


Popular
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 'surprise' visit today

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 'surprise' visit today

    In September, India worked with Afghanistan and identified priorities and projects where Kabul needed New Delhi's assistance. The rescue operation was carried out by the Pakistan military on an intelligence tip from the United States.
    Iran FM briefs parliament on Trump's threat to nuclear deal

    Iran FM briefs parliament on Trump's threat to nuclear deal

    What exactly that will look like is still being determined, but it could include greater congressional oversight. Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose the sanctions on Tehran that were suspended under the agreement.
    Oil Stable After OPEC Suggests Extraordinary Measures

    Oil Stable After OPEC Suggests Extraordinary Measures

    The United States is not participating in the supply cut, and its crude output has risen 10 percent this year to more than 9.5 million bpd.
  • Shin Megami Tensei V For Nintendo Switch Announced

    Shin Megami Tensei V For Nintendo Switch Announced

    There's still no information or release date for Shin Megami Tensei V but Atlus will be announcing more in the near future. Afterwards, the students find themselves surrounded by demons in a wasteland before being seemingly devoured by them.
    Benfica vs. Manchester United live stream

    Benfica vs. Manchester United live stream

    On the other hand, Benfica are bottom of the group with zero points and a -6 goal difference from their opening two games . Shouldn't be a surprising if Chris Smalling is paired up with Victor Lindelof against a young Benfica attack.
    Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

    Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

    The online backlash was mainly regarding the effects this feature could cast on users with eating disorders. For now, we don't know whether Google will bring this feature back.
  • California prepares for the 'big one' with natural disaster  drill

    California prepares for the 'big one' with natural disaster drill

    Survival kits - stocked with water, food and a radio, among other items - can be crucial after a major temblor. Seismologists regard it as one of the most potentially risky natural disaster regions in the country.
    Amazon gives teens shopping independence

    Amazon gives teens shopping independence

    If parents want to give their teen more autonomy, they can skip the approval step altogether and just set spending limits. Parents are shown the item, how much it costs, and similar details, as well as any note about it the teen may have made.
    Who was Packers' player of the game vs. Cowboys?

    Who was Packers' player of the game vs. Cowboys?

    But the defense was flagged for two holding penalties, the one accepted setting Green Bay up with a first down at the Cowboys' 26. And then the pass, a strike in the end zone. "Can i use the "F" word", he said immediately saying he was just kidding.
  • Trump denies account of solider's widow over his condolence call

    Trump denies account of solider's widow over his condolence call

    Special Forces - or Green Berets - killed in Niger when they were attacked October 4 by militants tied to the Islamic State. Myeshia Johnson told ABC's " Good Morning America " in an interview Monday she has nothing to say to the president.

    Food Delivery Is Now On The Menu On Facebook

    You can also select which service you want to use for takeout or delivery if the restaurant offers multiple options. Launched on Friday, the Order Food section can be found in the Explore menu for desktop and mobile users.
    'India will play to win against Colombia'

    'India will play to win against Colombia'

    Finally, the defense of this team was as shaky as advertised. "We're not just facing the team, but also the environment". Left winger Brayan Gomez had a couple of shots at the Ghana goal but could not test goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim properly.

CONNECT