Malayalam film director Rajesh Pillai passed away on 27 February at PVS hospital in Kochi. The 41-year-old, whose last film Vettah released yesterday, was battling liver cirrhosis. He was admitted to the PVS hospital last week.
According to reports, the director had been hospitalised a number of times during the shooting of Vettah. The film, which opened to audiences on 26 February, stars Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith Sukumaran and Manju Warrior.
Rajesh Pillai made his debut in 2005 with the Kunchacko Boban-Bhavana starrer Hridayathil Sookshikan. The film was a flop but Pillai made an impressive comeback in 2011 with the super hit thriller Traffic. The film, touted to be a path-breaking project, and was later remade in Tamil as Chennaiyil Oru Naal and in Kannada as Crazy Star before it found its way into a Bollywood remake, also titled Traffic.
His third film Mili, which released last year, was also a success at the Box Office.
The director's body will be placed at Cochin Town Hall at 8:30 am tomorrow to allow fans to pay tribute before he is laid to rest.
May his soul rest in peace!
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