I. V. Sasi

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I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi.jpg
Native name ഇരുപ്പം വീട് ശശിധരൻ
Born Irruppam Veedu Sasidaran
Kozhikode, Kerala State, India
Occupation Film director
Spouse(s) Seema
Children Anu, Ani

Irruppam Veedu Sasidaran, better known as I. V. Sasi, is an Indian film director who has made over 150 Indian films in various languages and genres. He is known for his South Indian films of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, primarily Malayalam films, although he directed Hindi films during the 1980s as well.

He is also the winner of J. C. Daniel Award for the year 2015.

Family[edit]

I. V. Sasi is married to Malayalam actress Seema on 28 August 1980.[1] 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 lives with his family in Chennai.[2]

Career[edit]

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.

One of Mohanlal's first breaks as a co-hero Ineyengillum was also directed by I. V. Sasi.He introduced Mammootty as a hero in his film Thrishna. He also introduced Jose. Other collaborations such as M.T. Vasudevan Nair-I. V. Sasi, Padmarajan-I. V. Sasi, and T.Damodaran-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 was the one who introduced Rajinikanth to Malayalam film industry through Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum in 1979. Other films with Rajinikanth include the Telugu-Tamil bilingual film Kaali and Ellam Un Kairasi. He has directed Hindi movies as Patita (Mithun Chakraborty), Anokha Rishta (Rajesh Khanna and Smita Patil), Pratishodh (1980), Karishma etc. 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. I.V. Sasi is the festival director of the second edition All Lights India International Film Festival.The event will be held at Ramoji Film City, the world’s largest film studio at Hyderabad, India from 24th to 27th Sept 2016.

Awards[edit]

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

Filmfare Awards South

  • 1977: Best Director - Itha Ivide Vare
  • 1977: Best Film - Itha Ivide Vare
  • 1978: Best Director - Eetta
  • 1981: Best Film - Trishna
  • 1982: Best Film - Eenadu
  • 1988: Best Film - 1921
  • 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award[3]
  • 2016 : Lifetime Achievement Award by Ernakulam District Pravasi Association Riyadh(EDPA) for his eternal contribution to the Malayalam Film Industry on Metro Fest 2016

Selected filmography[edit]

No. Year Title Language Notes
1 1975 Utsavam Malayalam
2 1976 Anubhavam Malayalam
3 1976 Aalinganam Malayalam
4 1976 Ayalkari Malayalam
5 1976 Abhinandanam Malayalam
6 1977 Aasheervaadam Malayalam
7 1977 Anjali Malayalam
8 1977 Akale Aakaasham Malayalam
9 1977 Angeekaaram Malayalam
10 1977 Abhinivesham Malayalam
11 1977 Itha Ivide Vare Malayalam
12 1977 Aa Nimisham Malayalam
13 1977 Aanandam Paramaanandam Malayalam
14 1977 Anthardaaham Malayalam
15 1977 Hridayame Sakshi Malayalam
16 1977 Innale Innu Malayalam
17 1977 Oonjaal Malayalam
18 1978 Ee Manohara Theeram Malayalam
19 1978 Anumodanam Malayalam
20 1978 Avalude Ravukal Malayalam
21 1978 Amarsham Malayalam
22 1978 Ithaa Oru Manushyan Malayalam
23 1978 Vadakakku Oru Hridayam Malayalam
24 1978 Njan Njan Mathram Malayalam
25 1978 Eeta Malayalam
27 1978 Iniyum Puzhayozhukum Malayalam
28 1979 Allauddinum Arputha Vilakkum Malayalam
28 1979 Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum Tamil
29 1979 Pagalil Oru Iravu Tamil
30 1979 Manasa Vacha Karmana Malayalam
31 1979 Man Ka Aangan Hindi
32 1979 Anubhavangale Nanni Malayalam
33 1979 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi Tamil
33 1979 Ezhamkadalinakkare Malayalam
34 1979 Aarattu Malayalam
35 1980 Patita Hindi
36 1980 Ivar Malayalaam
37 1980 Angaadi Malayalam
38 1980 Kaanthavalayam Malayalam
39 1980 Karimpana Malayalam
40 1980 Meen Malayalam
41 1980 Guru Tamil
42 1980 Ashwaradham Malayalaam
44 1980 Ellam Un Kairasi Tamil
45 1980 Kaali Tamil
46 1981 Orikkal Koodi Malayalaam
47 1981 Thushaaram Malayalaam
48 1981 Thrishna Malayalam
49 1981 Hamsa Geetham Malayalam
50 1981 Ahimsa Malayalam
51 1982 Ee Naadu Malayalam
52 1982 Ina Malayalam
53 1982 Thadakam Malayalam
54 1982 John Jaffer Janardhanan Malayalam
55 1982 Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam Malayalam
56 1982 Innallenkil Naale Malayalam
57 1983 America America Malayalam
58 1983 Iniyengilum Malayalam
59 1983 Naanayam Malayalam
60 1983 Kaikeyi Malayalam
61 1983 Aaroodam Malayalam
62 1984 Uyarangalil Malayalam
63 1984 Athirathram Malayalam
64 1984 Lakshman Rekha Malayalam
65 1984 Aalkkoottathil Thaniye Malayalam
66 1984 Adiyozhukkukal Malayalam
67 1984 Karishma Hindi
68 1984 Aksharangal Malayalam
69 1984 Kanamarayathu Malayalam
70 1985 Rangam Malayalam
71 1985 Anubandham Malayalam
72 1985 Angadikkappurathu Malayalam
73 1985 Idanilangal Malayalam
74 1985 Karimbinpoovinakkare Malayalam
75 1986 Abhayam Thedi Malayalam
76 1986 Ankhon Ki Rishta Hindi
77 1986 Koodanayum Kattu Malayalam
78 1986 Vartha Malayalam
79 1986 Aavanazhi Malayalam
80 1987 Ithrayum Kalam Malayalam
81 1987 Adimakal Udamakal Malayalam
82 1987 Vrutham Malayalam
83 1987 Nalkavala Malayalam
84 1987 Illam Tamil
85 1988 Abkari Malayalam
86 1988 Anuragi Malayalam
87 1988 1921 Malayalam
88 1988 Mukthi Malayalam
89 1989 Aksharathettu Malayalam
90 1989 Mrigaya Malayalam
91 1990 Varthamanakaalam Malayalam
92 1990 Arhatha Malayalam
93 1990 Midhya Malayalam
94 1991 Bhoomika Malayalam
95 1991 Inspector Balram Malayalam
96 1991 Neelagiri Malayalam
97 1992 Kallanum Polisum Malayalam
98 1992 Apaaratha Malayalam
99 1993 Devasuram Malayalam
100 1993 Padhavi Malayalam
101 1993 Arthana Malayalam
102 1994 The City Malayalam
103 1995 Kolangal Tamil
104 1997 Varnapakittu Malayalam
105 1997 Anubhoothi Malayalam
106 1999 Aayiram Meni Malayalam
107 2000 Sradha Malayalam
108 2002 Ee Naadu Innale Vare Malayalam
109 2003 Symphony Malayalam
110 2006 Balram vs Tharadas Malayalam
111 2009 Vellathooval Malayalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinema is Sasi's wife: Seema". The New Indian Express. 
  2. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/43461/
  3. ^ "Winners of 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards South". Filmfare. June 27, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.

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