Malayalam filmmaker J. Sasikumar is no more

Renowned Malayalam filmmaker J. Sasikumar (86), who holds the record of making 141 films in his career spanning over three decades, died here on Thursday.

Born Nambiathuseril Varkey John in Alappuzha, Sasikumar was credited with having made the highest number of films with the same lead actor and same lead team, and the highest number of films in a year.

The director also holds the record of having worked with Prem Nazir, the late popular hero, in 84 films. Winner of the Kerala State government’s J.C.Daniel award for lifetime achievement in cinema for the year 2012, Sasikumar’s  first film Kudumbini hit the silver screen in 1964.

Some of his notable movies include Thommante Makkal, Love in Kerala and Choola. He had also acted in small roles in movies like Vishappinte Vili and Velakkaran before foraying in to direction.

Sasikumar had lived in Chennai for most of his life before shifting to Ernakulam  a year back. He is survived by two daughters. 

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