Malayalam director Mohanroop passes away, last rites conducted in Kerala
Malayalam film director Mohanroop, who created magic through his debut film Vettah in 1984, was interred in his parish church near Thrissur in Kerala on Wednesday (March 2), his family member said.
Mohanroop, who breathed his last on Tuesday (March 1), was bid a final goodbye by his family and friends, with hardly anyone turning up from the film industry. He was 56.
Talking about his uncle’s death, Mohanroop’s nephew Harish told IANS, “His wife had passed away a few years back. His son is doing his engineering in the capital city. Since my uncle was frequently travelling, his daughter is in a boarding school near here. Ever since his wife passed away, he was more or less alone in his home.”
“His first film was successful and if you look back at his career, he did not do many films … A handful of commercial films, and he did so many documentaries. (Before his death) He was working on the script of a Tamil/Malayalam film on the topic of atrocities towards animals, but now everything is over,” he said.
“Also, very few people from the industry came,” Harish rued.
Mohanroop’s Vettah was one film which featured present-day superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal together, and it received a warm reception upon its release.