I. V. Sasi


Irruppam Veedu Sasidaran 28 March 1948 – 24 October 2017, better known as I V Sasi, was an Indian film director who made over 150 films in various Indian languages He is well known for his work in Malayalam cinema of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, although he directed a few Tamil and Hindi films as well In 2015, he was awarded the J C Daniel Award, the highest award in Malayalam cinema

Contents

  • 1 Early and personal life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Death
  • 4 Awards
  • 5 Selected filmography
    • 51 Malayalam
    • 52 Tamil
    • 53 Hindi
    • 54 Telugu
    • 55 Trivia
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early and personal life

I V Sasi was born on 28 March 1948 in West Hill near Kozhikode, as the son of IV Chandran and Kausalya He married Malayalam film actress Seema on 28 August 1980 He met her on the set of his film Avalude Raavukkal Ever since, she has been his favorite heroine They have worked together in more than 30 movies He has two children, daughter Anu and son Ani Anu has acted in Symphony, directed by her father Anu got married to Milan Nair on 10 December 2010 Ani completed Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai and is an budding director himself I V Sasi lived with his family in Chennai

Career

I V Sasi started his film career as an art director Later, after working as an assistant director in some films, he directed his first film at the age of 27 Though his name was not mentioned in the credits, the film turned out to be a huge success He started his directorial career officially with his first film Ulsavam Soon he carved out a name for himself in the Malayalam film industry His films were known for their uniqueness and always contained a stamp of his directorial style 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 His Malayalam film Avalude Raavukal permanently established his name in the industry This film was later dubbed into many other Indian languages including Hindi It was the second film in Malayalam to be rated as "Adults only" even though it was a drama

I V Sasi introduced actor Mammootty as a hero in his film Thrishna Mammootty-I V Sasi combination was one of the most successful and bankable ones in Malayalam cinema One of Mohanlal's first breaks as a co-hero Ineyengillum was also directed by I V Sasi He also introduced actor Jose Other collaborations such as MT Vasudevan Nair-I V Sasi, Padmarajan-I V Sasi, and TDamodaran-I V Sasi are well remembered He worked with Mammootty on more than 35 films He went on to direct one of Mohanlal's biggest hits, Devaasuram, which was scripted by Ranjith He has directed films in several other languages, such as Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil He has directed Kamal Haasan in films like Guru, Allauddinum Arputha Vilakkum, Karishma and Eeta He introduced Rajinikanth to Malayalam film industry with Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum 1979, and also made the Telugu-Tamil bilingual film Kaali with Rajinikanth in the lead role He has directed Hindi movies as Patita Mithun Chakraborty, Anokha Rishta Rajesh Khanna and Smita Patil, Pratishodh 1980, Karishma etc His most critically acclaimed Hindi film was Anokha Rishta with Rajesh Khanna in the lead which was remake of Kanamarayathu His biggest blockbuster in Tamil was Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi starring K R Vijaya , Seema and Jaishankar in 1979,which was remade in Malayalam as Ezhamkadalinakkare

He has directed Malayalam movies in many genres His war-themed movie 1921, written by screenwriter T Damodaran, was the first Malayalam movie to be nominated in the Italian Film Festival His Ina was the first Malayalam movie about child marriage In 1982, he shared The Indian National film Awards' "The Nargis Dutt award" for the best feature film on national integration for his film Aaroodam with its producer Rosamma George Ezhamkadalinakkare is the first Malayalam film to shoot in North America, with Manhattan being one of its locations The song "Suralokajaladhaara" was filmed near in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

IV Sasi served as the director of the second edition All Lights India International Film Festival, which was held at Ramoji Film City, the world’s largest film studio at Hyderabad, India from 24th to 27th Sept 2016

Death

I V Sasi died at his home in Saligramam, Chennai on 24 October 2017 at the age of 69 at 10:30 am, due to a massive heart attack He suffered from various ailments during his final years, like diabetes and high blood pressure He survived a major stroke in 2006 and was undergoing treatment for cancer at the time of his death He was cremated with full state honours at Chennai Porur Crematorium He is survived by his wife, two children, children-in-law and grandchildren

Awards

National Film Awards

  • 1982: The Nargis Dutt Award for the best feature film on National Integration - Aaroodam

Kerala State Film Awards

  • 1976: Best Art Director - Anubhavam
  • 1984: Second Best Film - Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
  • 1988: Best Popular Film - 1921
  • 1989: Best Director - Mrigaya
  • 2015: J C Daniel Award

Filmfare Awards South

  • 1977: Best Director - Itha Ivide Vare
  • 1978: Best Director - Eetta
  • 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award

Other awards

  • 2016 : Lifetime Achievement Award by Ernakulam District Pravasi Association RiyadhEDPA for his eternal contribution to the Malayalam Film Industry on Metro Fest 2016

Selected filmography

Malayalam

  • Utsavam 1975
  • Anubhavam 1976
  • Aalinganam 1976
  • Ayalkari 1976
  • Abhinandanam 1976
  • Aasheervaadam 1977
  • Anjali 1977
  • Akale Aakaasham 1977
  • Angeekaaram 1977
  • Abhinivesham 1977
  • Itha Ivide Vare 1977
  • Aa Nimisham 1977
  • Aanandam Paramaanandam 1977
  • Anthardaaham 1977
  • Hridayame Sakshi 1977
  • Innale Innu 1977
  • Oonjaal 1977
  • Ee Manohara Theeram 1978
  • Anumodanam 1978
  • Avalude Ravukal 1978
  • Amarsham 1978
  • Ithaa Oru Manushyan 1978
  • Vadakakku Oru Hridayam 1978
  • Njan Njan Mathram 1978
  • Eeta 1978
  • Iniyum Puzhayozhukum 1978
  • Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum 1979
  • Manasa Vacha Karmana 1979
  • Anubhavangale Nanni 1979
  • Ezhamkadalinakkare 1979
  • Aarattu 1979
  • Ivar 1980
  • Angaadi 1980
  • Kaanthavalayam 1980
  • Karimpana 1980
  • Meen 1980
  • Ashwaradham 1980
  • Orikkal Koodi 1981
  • Thushaaram 1981
  • Thrishna 1981
  • Hamsa Geetham 1981
  • Ahimsa 1981
  • Ee Naadu 1982
  • Ina 1982
  • Thadakam 1982
  • John Jaffer Janardhanan 1982
  • Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam 1982
  • Innallenkil Naale 1982
  • America America 1983
  • Iniyengilum 1983
  • Naanayam 1983
  • Kaikeyi 1983
  • Aaroodam 1983
  • Uyarangalil 1984
  • Athirathram 1984
  • Lakshman Rekha 1984
  • Aalkkoottathil Thaniye 1984
  • Adiyozhukkukal 1984
  • Aksharangal 1984
  • Kanamarayathu 1984
  • Rangam 1985
  • Anubandham 1985
  • Angadikkappurathu 1985
  • Idanilangal 1985
  • Karimbinpoovinakkare 1985
  • Abhayam Thedi 1986
  • Koodanayum Kattu 1986
  • Vartha 1986
  • Aavanazhi 1986
  • Ithrayum Kalam 1987
  • Adimakal Udamakal 1987
  • Vrutham 1987
  • Nalkavala 1987
  • Abkari 1988
  • Anuragi 1988
  • 1921 1988
  • Mukthi 1988
  • Aksharathettu 1989
  • Mrigaya 1989
  • Varthamanakaalam 1990
  • Arhatha 1990
  • Midhya 1990
  • Bhoomika 1991
  • Inspector Balram 1991
  • Neelagiri 1991
  • Kallanum Polisum 1992
  • Apaaratha 1992
  • Devasuram 1993
  • Padhavi 1993
  • Arthana 1993
  • The City 1994
  • Varnapakittu 1997
  • Anubhoothi 1997
  • Aayiram Meni 1999
  • Sradha 2000
  • Aabharanacharthu 2002
  • Ee Naadu Innale Vare 2002
  • Symphony 2003
  • Balram vs Tharadas 2006
  • Vellathooval 2009

Tamil

  • Allauddinum Arputha Vilakkum 1979
  • Pagalil Oru Iravu 1979
  • Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi 1979
  • Guru 1980
  • Kaali 1980
  • Illam 1987
  • Kolangal 1995

Hindi

  • Patita 1980
  • Karishma 1984
  • Anokha Rishta 1986

Telugu

  • Kaali 1980

Trivia

  • IVSasi and Hariharan were very close friends when Hariharan was very busy in work he recommended him to Vijaya Nirmala to do a movie He directed some movie for others before get into full own direction Kavitha is one of the movie and credit had gone Vijaya Nirmala

References

  1. ^ "I V Sasi dead" addieu 24 October 2017 
  2. ^ "Cinema is Sasi's wife: Seema" The New Indian Express 
  3. ^ http://wwwmathrubhumicom/movies/interview/43461/
  4. ^ Sanjith Sidhardhan 14 April 2012 "Mollywood goes to America" The Times of India Retrieved 8 May 2016 
  5. ^ Deepa Soman 24 August 2015 "'Two countries' song shot near Niagra Falls" The Times of India Retrieved 8 May 2016 
  6. ^ "Malayalam director IV Sasi dies at 69" OnManorama Retrieved 2017-10-24 
  7. ^ http://englishmathrubhumicom/mobile/movies-music/movie-news/malayalam-director-i-v-sasi-passes-away-in-chennai-12334344
  8. ^ https://wwwndtvcom/entertainment/i-v-sasi-national-award-winning-director-dies-at-69-1766372
  9. ^ http://englishmanoramaonlinecom/entertainment/entertainment-news/2017/10/24/iv-sasi-hitmaker-mammootty-filmshtml
  10. ^ "Winners of 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards South" Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine Filmfare June 27, 2015 Retrieved July 4, 2015
  • I V Sasi on IMDb
  • The Hindu Friday Review - Director's Special
  • IV Sasi at MSI

External links

  • I V Sasi on IMDb


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