IV Sasi, the veteran filmmaker, bagged the JC Daniel Award of 2014, for his contribution towards the Malayalam Cinema. The award was ascertained by the 5-member jury led by the previous award winner, writer MT Vasudevan Nair.
The jury also included actor Madhu, film producer PV Gangadharan, Cultural Affairs Secretary Rani George, and Chalachitra Academy Chairman, filmmaker T Rajeevnath. More details regarding the award function and venue will be announced soon.
Kerala Government instituted the award in 1992, in honour of legendary filmmaker JC Daniel, the father of Malayalam Cinema. It has been considered as the most prestigious award in the field of Malayalam cinema.
IV Sasi entered the movie industry as an art director. He made his directorial debut with the movie Utsavam in 1975. His most popular works include the iconic movies Avalude Ravukal, Angadi, Athirathram, Devasuram etc.
He is married to the veteran actress Seema, whom he introduced to the movie industry with the movie Avalude Ravukal. The couple has a son Ani, who is an aspiring filmmaker and a daughter named Anu, who has acted in Sasi's directorial venture Symphony.