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Ayyappanum Koshiyum filmmaker Sachy dies at 48


Sachy was brought to hospital on Tuesday after having suffered a cardiac arrest and brain damage.

Photo: Courtesy Sachy on Facebook

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Malayalam writer-director Sachy, aka KR Sachidanandan, who was hospitalized in Thrissur after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, 16 June, died yesterday. He was 48.

Sachy was being treated in the critical care unit of Thrissur’s Jubilee Mission hospital where he was admitted on Tuesday. 

According to a report on TheNewsMinute.com, Dr Benny Joseph, chief executive officer of the Jubilee Mission hospital, confirmed the filmmaker's death.

Sachy was brought to the hospital after having suffered a cardiac arrest which also cut off blood supply to his brain, resulting in some brain damage.

A screenwriter, Sachy made his directorial debut with the Malayalam film Anarkali (2015). His latest release, Ayyappanum Koshiyum (2020), starring Prithviraj and Biju Menon, was a blockbuster that is being remade in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

The film tells the story of its title characters, Ayyappan Nair and Koshy Kurian, who lock horns over an incident following which their egos take them on a wild trip.

While Biju Menon played Ayyappan Nair, a policeman with an unblemished record, Prithviraj was seen as retired army havildar Koshy Kurian, who had put in 16 years of service.

The film also featured director Ranjith as Prithviraj’s father. Gowri Nandha and Anna Reshma Rajan played the female leads.

At the box office, Ayyappanum Koshiyum is said to have collected over Rs30 crore after its release in February.