Veteran filmmaker KP Sasi dies at 64

Veteran documentary filmmaker and cartoonist KP Sasi breathed his last on Sunday. He was 64.

Sasi started working as a cartoonist while being a student at JNU during the late seventies. He started experimenting with films on 8mm during the early eighties. His documentaries include “A Valley Refuses to Die”, “We Who Make History”, “Living in Fear”, “In the Name of Medicine” and “Voices from a Disaster”.

Sasi’s feature films include Ilayum Mullum, on the social and psychological violence on women in Kerala.

“Ek Alag Mausam (A Different Season) is a 2003 Hindi language movie directed by Sasi and starring Nandita Das, Anupam Kher, Renuka Shahane, Rajit Kapur, Arundathi Nag, Sreelatha and Sally Whittaker.

His father K. Damodaran (25 February 1912 – 3 July 1976) was a Marxist theoretician and writer and one of the founder leaders of the Communist Party in India.