Filmmaker Raman Ashok Kumar, often known as Ashokan, handed away at a personal hospital in Ernakulam on Sunday. He was 60. Mr. Ashokan, who was an IT entrepreneur in his later years, was admitted on the hospital for the previous few weeks with a number of well being points. Starting his profession as an assistant director to filmmaker J. Sasikumar within the Nineteen Eighties, he later struck out as an impartial director with Varnam, starring Jayaram, Ranjini and Suresh Gopi in 1989.

He adopted this up subsequent 12 months with Saandram, a co-directorial with Thaha, which had Suresh Gopi and Parvathy as a newly married couple whose honeymoon journey is marred by a harmful man who’s on their pursuit.

But Ashokan is finest remembered for Mookkilla Rajyathu, some of the memorable comedies in Malayalam cinema, which was additionally co-directed with Thaha. The 1991 film had Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh and Thilakan, esc aping from a psychological asylum and struggling exhausting to slot in outdoors.

Speaking to The Hindu, filmmaker Thaha stated that he had grown shut with Ashokan throughout their early days in Madras, though they hailed from the identical city, Varkala.

“He had already gained some expertise by that point as an assistant to Sasikumar, whereas I used to be simply beginning out. We used to remain collectively and used to debate loads about our plans to make motion pictures. He obtained the provide to make Varnam at the moment, wherein I labored as an affiliate director. It was throughout that point we determined to make motion pictures collectively. After these two motion pictures, he obtained busy with commitments in Singapore and later shifted base there after making Acharyan. He had a large circle of mates within the cinema area, and he might simply have executed extra motion pictures. But, he didn’t,” stated Mr. Thaha. 

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