Young Mollywood filmmaker Shanavas Naranipuzha died on Wednesday, December 23. The director was aged 37, and he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Coimbatore after suffering a heart attack.
The director suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, December 22, and was put on a ventilator at a hospital in Coimbatore. On Wednesday evening, a ventilator-supported ambulance carried Shanavas to Aster Medicity, Ernakulam. Despite efforts to save his life, the director said Adios to the physical world on December 23.
Shahnavas Naranipuzha shot to fame after the release of 'Sufiyum Sujathayum', a Mollywood movie that was released during the coronavirus lockdown. The film was the first Mollywood movie to have its release on an OTT platform, and upon its premiere, it garnered positive reviews from all corners.
Sufiyum Sujathayum narrated the story of a young Sufi who falls in love with a Hindu girl. The film starred Jayasurya, Aditi Rao Hydari, Siddique, and Dev Mohan in prominent roles.
After the release of Sufiyum Sujathayum, Shanavas was widely considered a promising filmmaker in the making, as the film was loaded with magical frames filled with a sort of mystic beauty. Before the release of Sufiyum Sujathayum, Shanavas had directed a film named Kari which received critical acclaim.
When he suffered a heart attack, Shanavas was apparently busy with the pre-production works of his new movie.
On Wednesday morning, several local media outlets in Kerala reported the death news of Shanavas Naranipuzha. However, at around 10.00 AM, Vijay Baby, who produced Sufiyum Sujathayum made it clear that Shanavas' heart is still beating. He also urged media outlets not to publish fake news regarding the death of an alive man.
However, despite prayers and efforts to save his life, the young filmmaker took his last breath by evening, leaving the memories of his magical frames in Sufiyum Sujathayum.