Rajesh Pillai, Indian film director, Died at 41


Rajesh Raman Pillai was born on July 10, 1974, and died on February 27, 2016.

He was an Indian film director.

He was widely known for his work in Malayalam cinema.

Pillai was credited for setting a new trend in Malayalam cinema with his thriller, Traffic (2011).

Rajesh Pillai made his directional debut with Hridayathil Sookshikkan (2005) which turned out to be a commercial and critical failure.

Then Rajesh’s second film Traffic, written by brothers Bobby and Sanjay was released in 2011.

Though the film has its narrative in a hyperlink format was encourage by an actual event that happened in Chennai.

And the film was a renowned success and was widely regarded as one of the defining movies of the Malayalam New Wave.

Following that, the director then announced his next movie titled Motorcycle Diaries to be out in August 2012,

However, Rajesh Pillai put the project on hold and started the work of Mili, which was a heroine-centric film with Amala Paul in title role opposite Nivin Pauly.

Not surprising the film was released in January 2015 and received positive reviews from critics and became an above average grosser at box office.

His other films such as Vettah, a psychological thriller starring Kunchacko Boban, Manju Warrier, Indrajith Sukumaran and Kadhal Sandhya, scripted by Arunlal Ramachandran, and is touted to be the first ever mind game movie in Malayalam was released on 26 February 26, 2016, a day before Pillai’s death.

Rajesh Raman Pillai Suffered from a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Rajesh Pillai passed away at 41 yrs old in Kochi.