Noted Malayalam director I V Sasi passed away today. He was 69. He was married to actress Seema and had two children. His first directorial was Ullasam and since then he has directed close to 170 films in 34 years.
He started his career as a art director. He launched the career of Malayalam greats – Mohanlal and Mammotty. He also introduced Jose. He worked with Kamal Haasan in films like Guru, Allauddinum Arputha Vilakkum, Karishma and Eeta. He also directed Rajinikanth in the films Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum, Kaali and Ellam Un Kairasi. He directed the Hindi films Patita, Anokha Rishta, Pratishodh and Karishma.
He won the The Nargis Dutt award for the best feature film on National Integration for his film Aaroodam.
Many celebrities have expressed their condolences on social media
RIP Sasi uncle ! He created an Era of his own in Malayalam Cinema. Have fond memories of him from my childhood. 😞😞
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) October 24, 2017
RIP I.V.Sasi sir! You will be truly missed! pic.twitter.com/96ukV7bNWo
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) October 24, 2017