In a saddening news, Malayalam director K.K. Haridas died on Sunday. The filmmaker on Sunday passed away due to a heart attack at a hospital in Kochi. KK Haridas started his career as an assistant in the 80s and is best known for his films Vadhu Doctoranu, Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam and Kinnam Katta Kallan. Before becoming a director, he was associated with more than 48 films.
Haridas was born to Kunjukunju and Sarojini in Mylapra village in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India. Haridas was married to Anitha and the couple has two children—Haritha and Suryadas. Music composer Kannur Rajan is his brother-in-law.
RIP KK Haridas!
In recent times, the South Indian film industry has lost quite a few filmmakers. Recently, Tamil film director and producer Muktha Srinivasan, 88, passed away in Chennai. He had directed several films and with biggest stars, including Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Sivaji Ganesan and later Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. Srinivasan was one of the founders of, and served as President for, the Tamil Film Producer Council. He served as President of the South Indian film chamber of commerce He was Chairman of Film City, owned by the state government of Tamil Nadu. He was also Member of Award Films Committees and a Board Member of the Film Censor Board.
The film industry also lost veteran movie director C.V.Rajendran.Rajendran has directed popular movies in Tamil like Galatta Kalyanam, Sumathi En Sundari and Raja starring Sivaji Ganesan and J.Jayalalithaa who later became Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister. Rajendran started his career in films by assisting his cousin C.V.Sridhar in films like Kadhalika Neramillai. Rajendran introduced actor Prabhu, son of Sivaji Ganesan, in films with Sangili which was the Tamil remake of Hindi film Kalicharan. Rajendran has made films in all four South Indian languages and has worked with most of the top stars. Rajendran has also produced couple of films – Once More and Vietnam Colony. Rajendran also has the credit of directing former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in couple of films.