KOCHI: Noted director Rajesh Pillai passed away on Saturday at a private hospital in Kochi . The director has been undergoing treatment for liver cirrhosis for quite some time now.
His new film Vetta, starring Manju Warrier and Kunchacko Boban, reached the theatres Friday. The director had had to undergo treatment in hospital several times in the course of the film’s shoot.
Rajesh Pillai debuted in film direction in 2005 with the film Hridayathil Sookshikkan. Following that, he directed Traffic in 2011 and it became super hit. Mili, starring Nivin Pauly and Amala Paul, was the film he directed before Vetta. In between the above films, he also completed the Hindi remake of Traffic. Megha Rajesh is his wife.