K V Anand, a Tamil film director, and filmmaker passed away early Friday morning from a cardiac arrest, sources close to his family reported.
“He died at the hospital at 3 am from a heart attack. He was 54 years old,” said Riaz K Ahmed, a well-known filmmaker and movie star.
Anand began his career as a cinematographer in the Malayalam movie ‘ThenmavinKombath’ in 1994 and after ten years working as a cinematographer made his debut in the Tamil flick ‘Kana Kanden’ (2005). ‘ThenmavinKombath’ won Anand’s national award (Best Cinematography). Veteran actor and head of MakkalNeedhiMaiam, Kamal Haasan said Anand began his life as a film journalist and established himself as a respected film director due to his tireless efforts.
“His demise is a great loss to the film industry. I sympathize with him,” Haasan said.
“Anand’s color palette was different and his camera works wonders on the screen. In Sivaji, he made a new attempt to portray Rajinikanth differently (in the song ‘OruKoodai Sunlight’) which became popular among Raji’s fans,” said the film industry tracker, said Bharat Kumar.
‘Ko,’ ‘Ayan,’ ‘Maatraan,’ and ‘Anegan’ and ‘Kavan’ and ‘Kaappan’ were Anand’s some of the Anand’sdirectorials.
Text by: Sreyoshi Sill, IBTN9