Sunday, April 3, 2016

Rajesh Pillai

The unexpected demise of Malayalam film director  Rajesh Pillai, who rose to the heights of much popularity by the trend setter film 'Traffic' was a shock to all.Even though he directed only a few films, they were all well noted films and he proved his well polished  skill and ability through them.He died in a Hospital at Kochi on the next day of his latest release 'Vettah'.
Rajesh Pillai was born on 10th July 1974 at Viyapuram,Harippad as the son of Parents Raman Pillai and Subhadra.His father is retired Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science in Kerala University.

Rajesh Pillai became an independent director in 2005 with the film 'Hridayathil Sookshikkan' in which Kunchacko Boban,Bhavana,Nithyadas,Bhanupriya etc acted.The film was not a success at the box Office.
His second  film 'Traffic ' which was released in 2011 became a big success and turned to be a trend setter film.Transplanting of human organ was the theme of the film.The film as well as the director  received many awards from several organisations.Rajesh Pillai received award for Best direction from 'South Indian Int'l movie awards,Jai Hind Film Awards,Nana Film Awards' and many more.'Mathrubhumi Film Awards' selected 'Traffic' as the Path breaking movie of the year.Amritha Film Awards conferred 'Trend Setting Film Director Award' to Rajesh Pillai for that film.
In 2015 'Traffic' was remade in Hindi.
In the year 2015 Rajesh Pillai directed the Malayalam film 'Mili' which was a heroine centered movie.Nivin Pauly and Amala Paul acted in main roles of this film which was an average grosser at the box office.
'Vettah' his latest film was released on 26th February 2016 and is a psychological thriller in which Kunchacko Boban and Manju Warrier are the main leads.Manju Warrier portrayed the character as a Police Officer, Sreebala I.P.S. in this film.
On February 27, 2016 Rajesh Pillai died in a hospital at Kochi due to non alcoholic liver disease.