Malayalam filmmaker KR Sachidanandan aka Sachy has reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, 16 June. He is being treated at a private hospital in Thrissur.
According to a statement released by Jubilee Mission Medical College, he was admitted to the hospital after undergoing a hip surgery in another hospital in Thrissur. "Mr. Sachidanandan was received today early morning at Jubilee Mission Medical College from another hospital on 16th June 2020 after sustained a cardiac arrest, few hours post total hip replacement surgery.
Currently he is being treated in critical care unit with mechanical ventilation and other supportive measures. A multi disciplinary team is involved in his care. He is presently neurologically obtunded. CT Brain is suggestive of Hypoxic Brain Damage. His recovery can be prognosticated only after 48-72 hours post insult," The Indian Express quotes the hospital's press release.
Sachy was a lawyer before he decided follow his dream to work in film industry. He started his career as a writer with Mollywood flick Chocolate which he co-wrote with Sethu. They together worked for four other films – Robind Hood, Makeup Man, Seniors and Doubles.
Thereafter, he started working independently and penned films like Run Baby Run, Chettayees and directed director with Anarkali.
Even after turning independent filmmaker, he kept writing movies like Ramaleela, Sherlock Toms and Driving License. His Ayyappanum Koshiyum, which was released earlier this year, has become a hit at the box office.
His Ayyappanum Koshiyum is now being remade in Hindi and Telugu languages. John Abraham has acquired the Hindi rights, while Rana Daggubati and Ravi Teja are expected to be starring in the Tollywood version.