Popular Malayalam film-maker Babu Narayanan passed away this morning. The director along with Anil Kumar, has directed a good number of popular Malayalam movies of the 90s. Reportedly, Babu Narayanan breathed his last at a private hospital in Thrissur. Reportedly, the film-maker who was 59-years-old was suffering from cancer.
After working as an assistant to veteran film-maker Hariharan, Babu Narayanan made his debut as a film-maker with Anagha that released in 1989. The movie features Parvathy Jayaram, Murali and Nedumudi Venu in the lead roles. After that, he also made a film named Ponnaranjaanam.
It was after these films that he collaborated with director Anil. The director duo of Anil-Babu, has delivered some of the big hits of the Malayalam film industry and they have also worked with the top stars of Mollywood. Their first film together was Manthrikacheppu, which had released in 1992. Inchikkadan Mathayi And Sons, Welcome To Kodaikkanal, Pattabhishekam, Pakalpooram, Kaliyoonjal, Mayipeelikkavu, Mannadiyaar Pennine Chenkota Chekkan, Sthreedhanam, etc., are some of the prominent movies of the director duo.
Their last film together was Parayaam, which had released in 2004. Later, Babu had made a comeback to film-making with the 2014 movie Noorah With Love, which had featured Mamtha Mohandas in the lead role.
Babu Narayanan's daughter Sravana had made her debut in films recently. She had played the role of the leading lady in the film Thattumpurathu Achuthan, directed by Lal Jose and featuring Kunchacko Boban in the lead role.