I. V. Sasi
|I. V. Sasi|
Sasi at the 62nd Filmfare Awards South
|Born||Irruppam Veedu Sasidaran
28 March 1948
Kozhikode, Kerala State, India
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.
I. V. Sasi, born on 28 March 1948, is married to Malayalam 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 lives with his family in Chennai.
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 served as the festival 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.
- 1982: The Nargis Dutt Award for the best feature film on National Integration - Aaroodam
- 1976: Best Art Director - Anubhavam
- 1984: Second Best Film - Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
- 1988: Best Popular Film - 1921
- 1989: Best Director - Mrigaya
- 1977: Best Director - Itha Ivide Vare
- 1978: Best Director - Eetta
- 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2016 : Lifetime Achievement Award by Ernakulam District Pravasi Association Riyadh(EDPA) for his eternal contribution to the Malayalam Film Industry on Metro Fest 2016
|11||1977||Itha Ivide Vare||Malayalam|
|18||1978||Ee Manohara Theeram||Malayalam|
|22||1978||Ithaa Oru Manushyan||Malayalam|
|23||1978||Vadakakku Oru Hridayam||Malayalam|
|24||1978||Njan Njan Mathram||Malayalam|
|27||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|
|33||1979||Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi||Tamil|
|44||1980||Ellam Un Kairasi||Tamil|
|54||1982||John Jaffer Janardhanan||Malayalam|
|55||1982||Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam||Malayalam|
|76||1986||Ankhon Ki Rishta||Hindi|
|108||2002||Ee Naadu Innale Vare||Malayalam|
|110||2006||Balram vs Tharadas||Malayalam|
- I.V.Sasi 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 on of the movie and credit had gone Vijaya Nirmala
- "Cinema is Sasi's wife: Seema". The New Indian Express.
- "Winners of 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards South" Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. Filmfare. June 27, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.