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Director of ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum’, Sangeeth Sivan, Passes Away; Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh Pay Tribute to a ‘Soft-spoken, Gentle, and Wonderful Human Being

Renowned Indian filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan, who made significant contributions to both Malayalam and Hindi cinema, has passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mumbai. The exact cause of his death has not been officially confirmed. Throughout his career, Sivan excelled in both directing and cinematography. His 1992 Malayalam film Yodha, starring Mohanlal, is considered a classic in the industry. He also ventured into Hindi films, directing comedies such as Kya Kool Hain Hum (2005), which featured Tusshar Kapoor in a leading role.
Tusshar Kapoor took to social media to express his grief, tweeting, “Don’t have words to describe what I’m feeling right now… A mentor of sorts, someone who introduced me to comedy with #KyakoolHainHum is no more! Sangeeth ji, I had the honor of working with you again recently, but it will take me a long time to get over this sad news! RIP sir, you will be missed!” Riteish Deshmukh also paid tribute to.

Sangeeth Sivan, writing, “Deeply saddened and shocked to know that Sangeeth Sivan Sir is no more. As a newcomer, all you want is someone to believe in you and take a chance… can’t thank him enough for Kya Kool Hai Hum & Apna Sapna Money Money. Soft-spoken, gentle, and a wonderful human being. I am heartbroken today. My deepest condolences to his family, loved ones, his wife, kids, and brothers.

I will miss you Da! And your infectious laughter! Rest in Glory,” on his social media handle. Sangeeth Sivan, the elder brother of renowned cinematographer Santosh Sivan and producer-director Sanjeev Sivan, had relocated to Mumbai early in his career to pursue filmmaking. The Indian film industry mourns the loss of this versatile talent, leaving behind a legacy in both Malayalam and Hindi cinema.

Ziya Khan


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