KOCHI: Legendary Malayalam filmmaker I V Sasi passed away in Chennai on Tuesday where he was undergoing treatment. He was 69 and is survived by wife Seema, son Ani and daughter Anu.
As the news of his death came out, the entire Malayalam film fraternity expressed their condolence on the demise of the legendary director.
While Mammootty said, “The departure of this dear man weakens me.” Mohanlal said, “A great artist who celebrated the life of common man on screen, he is the master who made the cinema artists including me and the viewers, students of cinema. Respect to my dear sir.”
“My friend for 45 years I.V.Sasi is no more. The industry & I mourn a great technician. My support & love to my sister Seema Sasi & family,” Kamal Hassan wrote.
My friend for 45 years I.V.Sasi is no more. The industry & I mourn a great technician. My support & love to my sister Seema Sasi &family— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) October 24, 2017
“The man who rewrote the course of mainstream Malayalam cinema I V Sasi is no more. We have been discussing a film together, it’s my personal loss!” said Resul Pookutty
The man who rewritten the course of mainstream Malayalam cinema #IVSasi is no more.We been discussion a film together,it’s my personal loss!— resul pookutty (@resulp) October 24, 2017
Prithviraj Sukumaran said, “One of the greatest filmmakers of mainstream Indian cinema bids goodbye. We will miss you Sasi sir! So many personal memories.”
“Sasi sir has gone silent. A true artist, he gave us huge movies. Thank you,” said Murali Gopi.
‘”RIP I.V.Sasi sir! You will be truly missed!” wrote Nivin Pauly
“RIP Sasi uncle! He created an Era of his own in Malayalam Cinema. Have fond memories of him from my childhood,” wrote Dulquer Salmaan.