Malayalam film director Rajan Shankaradi dies at 63

Renowned Malayalam filmmaker and actor Rajan Shankaradi took his last breath on August 01, 2016. The 63-year-old man died due to cardiac arrest in Aluva Tas Road at 07.00 PM after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. He was rushed to the Karothukuzhi Hospital soon, but doctors pronounced him dead.

Rajan is a close relative of the deceased legendary actor Shankaradi.

Rajan Shankaradi started his career as an Independent filmmaker in 1986 through the movie “Guruji Oru Vaakku” which had Superstar Mohanlal, Ratheesh and Nedumudi Venu in the lead roles. The film was well received by critics, but it emerged as a commercial failure in theaters.
The biggest hit in Rajan’s career came on 1998 when “Meenathil Thalikettu” featuring Dileep, Thilakan, and Sulekha in prominent roles emerged as an industry hit in the Mollywood box-office. The film showcased the story of a 22-year old young man who is still studying in his high school.
At one point in time, he gets compelled to marry a girl, and this formed the major crux of the film. Upon the release, it was well received by audiences in Kerala, and the success of this film played a crucial role in taking Dileep’s star value to a new level.
Rajan’s last movie as a director was “Cleopatra” which reached the theaters on 2013. Unfortunately, this film was a colossal flop in the box-office, and it failed to make any impacts in the career of the director.

Apart from working as an Independent Director, Rajan has also worked as an associate director in movies like “Pathram”, “Kauravar”, “Runway”, “Pothen Vava”, “Lelam” and “Dhruvam”.
At this juncture, we convey our deepest condolences to his family members.
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