Renowned filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan passes away

Sangeeth Sivan, a prominent director-screenwriter, left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry. His sudden demise at the age of 65, following a cardiac arrest, has left the film fraternity in shock. Santosh Sivan, his cinematographer-brother, confirmed the sad news.

Sangeeth Sivan Legacy of Influential Films

Both the Malayalam and Hindi film industries owe a debt of gratitude to Sangeeth Sivan. His filmography boasts several influential works, and among them, Mohanlal’s portrayal in “Yodha” stands out. As his second feature film, “Yodha” showcased Sivan’s storytelling prowess and established him as a promising filmmaker.

A Filmmaking Family

Sangeeth Sivan hailed from a family deeply rooted in cinema. His father, Sivan, was also a filmmaker, and the creative genes ran strong in the family. Sangeeth shared a close bond with his brothers, Santosh and Sanjeev Sivan, both of whom have made significant contributions to the industry. Together, they celebrated their love for storytelling and left a lasting legacy.

Bollywood Ventures

Sangeeth Sivan made his foray into Bollywood with the film “Zor,” featuring Sunny Deol. His journey continued with projects like “Sandhya” and “Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne.” Despite varying degrees of commercial success, Sivan’s commitment to storytelling remained unwavering.

Sunny Deol’s Tribute

Sunny Deol, who collaborated with Sangeeth Sivan in “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2,” expressed his shock and grief. He shared pictures of the director, himself, his brother Bobby Deol, and other team members. In a heartfelt message, Sunny wrote, “Shocked to hear about the passing away of my dear friend @sangeethsivan. Can’t believe that you are no longer amongst us, but you will always be in our hearts and memories. Om Shanti, my friend. May your family find the strength to overcome this loss.”

Riteish Deshmukh’s Emotional Farewell

Actor Riteish Deshmukh also mourned Sangeeth Sivan’s demise. He posted a photo of the director and penned an emotional note. Riteish recalled how, as a newcomer, he yearned for someone to believe in him and provide an opportunity.

Sangeeth Sivan did just that by casting him in films like “Kya Kool Hai Hum” and “Apna Sapna Money Money.” Describing Sivan as soft-spoken, gentle, and a wonderful human being, Riteish expressed his deepest condolences to the filmmaker’s family. He fondly remembered Sivan’s infectious laughter and bid him farewell with the words, “Rest in Glory.”

“Yamla Pagla Deewana 2”: A Triumph

Among Sangeeth Sivan’s Bollywood projects, “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2” stood out. The comedy film featured the Deol family and resonated with audiences despite the challenges faced by some of his other ventures.

As we honor Sangeeth Sivan’s memory, we recognize the impact he had on the world of cinema. His storytelling legacy will continue to inspire generations of filmmakers and artists. Rest in peace, Sangeeth Sivan .


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