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Veteran south Indian film director IV Sasi dead

Veteran south Indian film director IV Sasi dead”

The celebrated filmmaker has directed more than 150 films and was once the superstar among the directors.

Sasi, born as Iruppam Veedu Sasidaran on 28 March 1948 at Kozhicode started his film career with "Uslavam" at the age of 27.

Over a period of four decades, IV Sasi had made over 100 films in Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil.

Later, he directed them in separate films in 1980, Kaali and Guru, respectively. From then on, he didn't have to look back and went to etch a place of his own in the history of Malayalam cinema as one among the most successful film-makers of Mollywood.

IV Sasi donned the cap of a director with the film Ulsavam.

In 1982, I V Sasi won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Aarodaam - a National Award win he shared with the film's producer. He has also directed the superstars of the Tamil industry, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. Sasi has played major role in establishing Mammootty as a lead actor with blockbuster movies.

He is best known for films like Avalude Ravukal, Anubhavam, Aalkkoottathil Thaniye, 1921, Mrigaya and Balram vs Tharadas among others.

Vellathooval, which had hit the theatres in the year 2009 is the last film of IV Sasi.

Sasi is survived by his wife Seema, a popular actress who featured in many of his films, and a son and daughter. IV Sasi was planning to make a comeback to Mollywood films with a big budget project named Burning Wells.



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