Renowned Malayalam filmmaker I.V. Sasi passed away on Tuesday in Chennai. Media reports say that the director breathed his last at his residence in Saligramam. He was undergoing treatment for quite some time now.
He has over 150 movies to his credit now. Sasi was known for his work in the Malayalam Film Industry between 1970-2000. He has also directed some Bollywood movies in the 1980s. The veteran director has won the 1982 Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for his movie ‘Aaroodam’. He has also received multiple state awards for his work. He was also the recipient of the JC Daniel Award in 2015.
Sasi began his career as an art director with ‘Kaliyalla Kalyanam’ in 1968. His first directorial venture was ‘Ulsavam’ which released in the year 1975. Some of his best known films are ‘Avalude Raavukal’, ‘Devaasuram’, ‘Guru’, ‘Eeta’, ‘Angaadi’, ‘Anubhavam’, ‘Ayalkari’, ‘Inspector Balram’, ‘1921’, ‘Vellathooval’, ‘Balram vs Tharadas’, ‘Sradha’, amid others.