Malayalam director Naranipuzha Shanavas dies at 37

Naranipuzha Shanavas

Naranipuzha Shanavas, best known for directing the recently released Malayalam movie Sufiyum Sujathayum passed away on Tuesday.

Shanavas breathed his last reportedly after suffering a cardiogenic shock. He was 37.

He was on the sets of a film when his health took a turn for the worse. He was admitted at the KG Hospital in Coimbatore.

His film Sufiyum Sujatayum was released on Amazon Prime Video on 3 July 2020, thus becoming the first Malayalam film to be released on OTT platform. The movie touches on inter-religious love.

Shanavas had made his directorial debut with the 2015 film Karie. The highly acclaimed film was based on caste violence.