Filmmaker IV Sasi passes away

IV Sasi

He is most popular for films like Avalude Raavukal, Devaasuram, Guru, Eeta, Angaadi, Anubhavam, Ayalkari, Inspector Balram, 1921, Balram Vs Tharadas, Sradha among others. He was remembered by Mollywood for his wide-ranging knowledge of filmmaking right from art direction to cinematography and was described as a 'man of the masses.' Avalude Ravugal (Her Nights) 1978 starring his wife Seema was reportedly the first Malayalam film to receive "A" certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification. Seema, who played the title character of a teenage sex worker in the film, was Sasi's find and he would go on to marry her in 1980. This was the most fruitful period in his career as his films not only made moolah at the box office, but were also critically acclaimed. In fact, nearly every film of that era directed by Sasi went on to become a blockbuster.

Mohanlal from IV Sasi's film Devasuram. Leading from the front then were Kamal Haasan, Mammootty and Mohanlal. He followed this up with Ee Nadu, John Jaffer Janardanan (1982) that established Mammootty as a hero.

He had also directed Hindi films during this period.

IV Sasi is also the only filmmaker to bring Mammotty and Mohanlal together for over a dozen films. I V Sasi has directed more than 170 odd films over a span of 34 years and has constantly delivered super hits and some of them classified as classics or good cinema. The upcoming movie will be made in English to cater the global audience, while it will be dubbed in multiple languages including Hindi, Portuguese, Italian, French, Russian, Arabic, German, Greek, Spanish and Nigerian, among others. He directed Rajesh Khanna in Anokha Rishta in 1986. He has also worked with Mammootty for multiple movies including "Thrishna" and "Mrugaya". He was one of those directors who could effortlessly combine commercial elements with powerful stories. It is not just in Malayalam cinema that IV Sasi made a mark. Have worked with this dynamic director. The most notable one to create waves and stands the test of time came out in 1993.

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