KV Anand no more: Indian cinema celebrities react to the demise of the acclaimed DoP-filmmaker
Right from the time the news of his demise broke in, celebrities and fans alike have taken to social media to share their condolences
The Indian film industry woke up to the news of the untimely demise of National Award-winning cinematographer and director KV Anand. The 54-year-old filmmaker suffered a massive cardiac arrest in the early hours of Friday, and passed away.
Right from the time, the news broke in, celebrities and fans alike have taken to social media to share their condolences.
Kamal Haasan traced the journey of KV Anand from a photojournalist to an acclaimed cinematographer and filmmaker, and said,
பத்திரிகைகளில் புகைப்படக் கலைஞராகத் தன் வாழ்க்கையைத் தொடங்கிய கே.வி.ஆனந்த் தளராத தன்முனைப்பினால் தன்னை ஒரு சிறந்த ஒளிப்பதிவாளராகவும், இயக்குனராகவும் நிலைநிறுத்திக் கொண்டவர். அவரது மறைவு சினிமாவிற்குப் பேரிழப்பு. அஞ்சலி.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 30, 2021
Rajinikanth, whose Sivaji was shot by KV Anand, wrote:
மதிப்பிற்குரிய கே.வி.ஆனந்த் அவர்களின் மறைவு மிகுந்த அதிர்ச்சியும், வேதனையும் அளிக்கிறது. அவரை பிரிந்து வாடும் அவரது குடும்பத்தாருக்கு என்னுடைய ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்கள். அவருடைய ஆத்மா சாந்தி அடையட்டும்.— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2021
Actor Prithviraj, who made his Tamil debut with KV Anand's directorial debut, Kana Kanden, said,
Rest in peace K. V. Anand sir! You played a way more important role in my career than you will ever realise. Indian cinema will miss you forever! Heartbroken! pic.twitter.com/IbAOvflFfm— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) April 30, 2021
Harris Jayaraj, a frequent collaborator of Anand, said,
unfortunate and extremely shock to hear this devastating News. RIP my friend KV Anand.— Harris Jayaraj (@Jharrisjayaraj) April 30, 2021
Mohanlal, who starred in Thenmavin Kombathu, Minnaram and Chandralekha, Anand's only Malayalam films, said,
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. K.V. Anand sir you will be missed forever. Prayers for the departed soul. Pranams— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) April 30, 2021
Actor Vishal wrote that KV Anand served as the cinematographer for his debut film Chellame and shared,
Deeply Shocking & Completely Shattered to hear the news that India’s most renowned Cinematographer #KVAnand passed away, this is not a News that can be easily digested, completely numb & have no words beyond this, may his soul #RIP— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) April 30, 2021
Deepest condolences to his family#RIPKVAnand
Absolutely shocked.. #RIPKVAnand sir.. Gone too soon!— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) April 30, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to his near and dear ones
Director Karthik Subbaraj said,
Deepest condolences....— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) April 30, 2021
Rest in Peace KV Anand sir...
Actor Gautham Karthik shared his condolences, and said,
Actor Kathi wrote,
Rathna Kumar, the director of Meyaadha Maan and Aadai, wrote:
2021 is even more Cruel. Day in Day out all we hear is Heartbreaking Losses. Rest in peace @anavenkat sir.— Rathna kumar (@MrRathna) April 30, 2021
In the commercial space the energy you transpire on screen & the exciting positive vibe we experienced as an audience will be really missed.
Kalyani Priyadarshan shared her condolences,
Incredibly shocked and saddened... his work from the very beginning in thenmavin kombatthu directly influenced my love for cinema as a child, and shaped who I became today... My heart is heavy as I pray his soul rests in peace. #RIPKVAnand sir pic.twitter.com/BqF6a1TEIn— Kalyani Priyadarshan (@kalyanipriyan) April 30, 2021
Cinematographer PC Sreeream wrote,
Music composer Devi Sri Prasad shared,
OMG..Totally Devastated with this news..
1 of d greatest Cinematographers of our country Sri #KVAnand Sir..
Fell in Love with his work ever since #KadhalDesam
U wil always be remembered sir
Rest in peace Dear #KVAnand sir
Kajal Aggarwal, who acted in KV Anand's Maattran, shared,
Singer KS Chitra wrote,
Saddened to hear about the sudden demise of K.V.Anand sir who was one of the finest cinematographers and directors in Cinema industry. I had the privilege working in some of his films. I join his family, friends and fans in praying for the departed soul.#KVAnand #RIPKVAnand pic.twitter.com/silaUsmU8g— K S Chithra (@KSChithra) April 30, 2021
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