K. R. Sachidanandan
K. R. Sachidanandan
|Died||18 June 2020, Thrissur|
|Occupation||Advocate,Writer, theatre artist, producer, director|
|Years active||1991– 2020|
K. R. Sachidanandan (1972 – 18 June 2020), professionally credited as Sachy or Sachi, was an Indian writer, poet, theatre artist, film script writer, producer (in association with Biju Menon, Shajoon Karyal, P Sukumar and Suresh Krishna under the banner of Thakkali Films) and director who was well known for his works in the Malayalam film industry. His collaboration with writer Sethu produced popular movies such as Chocolate (2007), Robinhood (2009), Makeup Man (2011) and Seniors (2012). He is noted for his engaging and entertaining style of script writing. His directorial debut was Anarkali starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and produced by Rajeev Nair under the banner of Magic Moon Productions. Sachy was associated with 2 movies in 2017; Ramaleela with Dileep, and the Biju Menon starring Sherlock Toms directed by Shafi.
1 Personal life
2 Early career
3 Film career
3.1 Script writer
3.1.1 Combination with Sethu (Sachy-Sethu)
3.1.2 Solo script writer
4.1 Scripted with Sethu
4.2 As solo writer
Sachy was born and brought up at Kodungalloor in Thrissur District, Kerala. He completed his degree in Commerce from SNM College, Maliankara and an LLB from Govt. Law College, Ernakulam. He practised as a lawyer in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for 8 years in the High Court of Kerala. He died at 9:30 PM IST on 18 June 2020 after being put on life support following a Cardiac arrest at Jubilee Mission Hospital, Thrissur. The Cardiac arrest was due to the complications following hip replacement surgery a few days before his death.
During his time at college, Sachy was active in his college film society and theatre, directing several plays.
Combination with Sethu (Sachy-Sethu)
He started of his venture in Malayalam Industry by collaborating with writer Sethunath. Their debut movie Chocolate was a success which led them to pair up for several movies. The next work together was Robin Hood which was directed by Joshiy, and later they teamed up for another comedy Makeup Man in 2011 directed by Shafi. They were successful again with comedy-mystery Seniors directed by Vysakh, but the duo split after Doubles (2011) failed to do well at the box office.
Solo script writer
After his split with Sethu in 2011, Sachy continued his solo career as a writer, script-writing the thriller Run Baby Run with director Joshy which was one of the highest grossing Malayalam movies that year. He later teamed up with director Shajoon Kariyal for the movie Chettayees (2012) starring Biju Menon, Suresh Krishna, Miya and Lal which was not successful at the box office . After Makeup Man Sachy associated with Shafi for the comedy thriller film Sherlock Toms starring Biju Menon which also was a failure. But debutant Arun Gopi’s Rama Leela, starring Dileep and became a hit.
Sachy's friends were said to include Biju Menon, Shajoon Karyal, P Sukumar and Suresh Krishna. These friendships led him to be co-produce the movie Chettayees with them under the banner of Thakkali films.
His first directorial venture Anarkali was released in 2015. The movie was produced by Rajeev Nair under the banner of Magic Moon Productions. The direction of photography was handled by Sujith Vasudev while the music was composed by Vidyasagar. and starred Prithviraj, Biju Menon, and Mia George.
Scripted with Sethu
Prithviraj Sukumaran, Roma, Jayasurya, Samvrutha Sunil
Prithviraj Sukumaran, Narain, Bhavana
Jayaram, Kunchakko Boban, Biju Menon, Manoj K Jayan, Padmapriya
Jayaram, Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Manoj K. Jayan
Mammootty, Nadiya Moydu, Tapsee Pannu
As solo writer
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