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IV Sasi

Renowned Malayalam filmmaker I.V. SasiVeteran, best known for his films Avalude Ravukal and Devasuram passes away in Chennai today. He officially started working as a director in 1975 with the film Utsavam.

Sasi has also directed few movies for Mohanlal including "Ineyengillum" and "Devaasuram". 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.

Sasi blurred the divide between the commerce and art in Malayalam films and was instrumental in moulding several superstars of the industry such as Mammootty, Mohanlal and veterans like late Jayan and Sukumaran. 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. I.V. Sasi has changed the scenario of Malayalam cinema from 1970's with his unbelievable presentation and technical skills.

Sasi gave Mammootty his first break as a hero in Trishna (1981).

IV Sasi is also the only filmmaker to bring Mammotty and Mohanlal together for over a dozen films. While he directed the first color cinema in Malayalam, Itha Ivide Varae (1977), he also made the first Cinemascope movie, Alavuddinum Athbhudhavilakum (1979). His last big hit with Mammootty was Inspector Balram (1991) that saw the superstar repeating his hit character in Avanazhi (1986) directed by Sasi.

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"I was always in love with cinema", Sasi wrote on his Facebook wall when he announced the project.

Sasi's magic last worked in 2003 when "Balram Vs Tharadas" met with reasonable success. The most notable one to create waves and stands the test of time came out in 1993.

Filmmaker Siddique remembered IV Sasi as great filmmaker who made mega hit films with great technical perfection.

Director IV Sasi had over 150 films in his repertoire and they included Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films.

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