Filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan passes away

Sangeeth Sivan has directed over a dozen films, including Yodha, Nirnayam, and Johnny
Filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan passes away

Veteran writer-director Sangeeth Sivan passed away on Wednesday at the age of 65. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Mumbai where he was undergoing treatment.

Sangeeth Sivan has directed over a dozen films, both in Malayalam and Hindi languages, with Yodha (1992), Nirnayam (1995), Gandharvam (1993) and Daddy (1992) being his most noteworthy works. He made his directorial debut in 1990 with Vyooham, headlined by Tamil actor Raghuvaran. Notably, most of his significant directorial ventures in Malayalam had his brother Santosh Sivan attached to them as the cinematographer.

Sangeeth Sivan is best remembered for Yodha, an action comedy, which also marked the Malayalam debut of AR Rahman. The Mohanlal-Jagathy Sreekumar starrer enjoys a cult status among the Malayali audience even three decades after its release. His 1993-released film Johnny won the Kerala State Award for Best Children's Film.

Sangeeth Sivan has also helmed a handful of Hindi films over three decades. His last directorial credit was Bhram (2019), a Zee5 series starring Kalki Koechlin and Bhumika Chawla. He was recently working on the Hindi remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Romancham (2023), with Shreyas Talpade and Tusshar Kapoor as the leads.

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