By: Settu Shankar Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Ace cinematographer cum director Jeeva died of severe cardiac arrest in Russia last night. The 44-year-old filmmaker was in Russia shooting for Dhaam Dhoom starring Jayam Ravi and Kangna Ranaut. He is survived by wife Annesha, the costume designer of Jeeva's films and three children. The mortal remains of the director is expected to be flown back to India tomorrow.
An origin of Tanjore (Thiruthuiraipoondi), Jeeva came to Chennai in the late eighties and worked hard to get a place in Tamil film industry. He had worked in over 40 films including Gentleman and Indian.
So far, he had directed 3 films 12 B, Ullam Ketkume More and Unnale Unnale. All the three films earned lots of accolades for the style and different treatment and has proved his prowess as director. Dhaam Dhoom is his fourth venture.
He had worked as a director for more than 40 commercials and 10 feature films in Hindi. Hera Pheri, Yeh Tera Ghar Mera Ghar, Run, Kushi, Hulchul are a few of his cinematography work in Hindi. He had been associated with the veteran film director Priyadharshan for most of his films.