Popular Kollywood filmmaker and cinematographer KV Anand who directed superhit movies like Kana Kandaen, Maattrraan, Kavan, Kaappaan, etc., breathed his last on Friday at around 3 am in Chennai. According to publicist Riaz Ahmed, Anand suffered a massive cardiac arrest.
The sudden death of 54-year-old KV Anand has come as a huge shock to the Tamil film industry. Condolences have been pouring in from all quarters for the Anegan director.
KV Anand started his career as a freelance photojournalist and later worked as an assistant cinematographer in movies like Gopura Vasalile, Amaran, Thevar Magan, and Thiruda Thiruda.
His first movie as cinematographer was Thenmavin Kombath and he won a National Film Award for Best Cinematography for his work in the film. Some of his super hit movies as a cinematographer are Nerukku Ner, Mudhalvan, Boys and Sivaji: The Boss, etc. In 2005, Anand turned film director with the critically acclaimed Kana Kandaen. Later, he directed many films like Ayan, Maattrraan, Anegan, etc. His last film was Kaappaan which starred Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya, Sayyeshaa and Poorna.
Condolences poured in over the director's death. Here are some condolence tweets posted by movie artistes.
Tollywood Stylish Star Allu Arjun took to his Twitter and wrote that KV Anand was a wonderful cameraman, brilliant director. Here is Bunny's tweet.
Just woke up to this sad news that Dir KV Anand garu is no more. Wonderful cameraman , brilliant director and very nice gentleman . Sir you will always be remember & missed . Condolences to the near , dear & family .— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 30, 2021
Rest in Peace Sir . #KVAnand pic.twitter.com/V6ombIxZcy
Legendary Film-maker , a gentleman and a dear friend @anavenkat #KVAnand ( 54) passes away today early morning at 3 AM due to cardiac arrest— sridevi sreedhar (@sridevisreedhar) April 30, 2021
May His Soul rest in peace 🙏💐 #RIPkvanand pic.twitter.com/VFKRZbQUmG
Unbelievable and shocked to see how unpredictable life could be. You will be missed sir. Om Shanthi #KVAnand— 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘪.𝘗.𝘚 (@moulistic) April 30, 2021
Whatever #KVAnand did, he excelled and reached the pinnacle..— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 30, 2021
He was a Top press photographer for India Today and Kalki..
He was a National Award winning Cinematographer
His movies were commercial Blockbusters and meaningful.. Considered one of the Top Tamil Dirs#RIPKVAnand
#KVAnand is a good friend of @Suriya_offl with whom he had worked in three films #Ayan, #Maattraan, and #Kaappaan.— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) April 30, 2021
Worked with @shankarshanmugh in #Mudhalvan, #Nayak, #Boys, and #Sivaji.
A frequent collaborator of @Jharrisjayaraj & @sureshsubha. Devastating news for all of them
Most of us would've seen Ayan, Mudhalvan & Sivaji multiple times, and would continue doing so on TV & online. Such is the joy & entertainment level of those films! As the director of Ayan & cinematographer of the other two, #KVAnand sir would be remembered forever! #RIPKVAnand pic.twitter.com/W09BQTd4ER— Kaushik LM (😷 #StaySafe) (@LMKMovieManiac) April 30, 2021