Saturday 20 June 2020 4:14 AM UTC
KOCHI June 20: Actor Prithviraj, who has been a very close friend of noted director and scriptwriter Sachy, who passed away, has penned an emotional tribute to his dear friend.
Sachy died on 18 June 2020 following a cardiac arrest at Jubilee Mission Hospital, Thrissur. The cardiac arrest was due to the complications following the hip replacement surgery done at Wadakkanchery, Thrissur, a few days before his death. Sachy was born and brought up at Kodungalloor in Thrissur district of Kerala.
There has been a lot of messages. And the odd calls that I’ve attended. Asking me how I’m holding up. Consoling me. I guess people who know you and me..know us as well. But there’s one thing most of them told me that I had to silently refute.
That you “Went on a high!”. As someone who knew all your ideas and dreams..I know Ayyappanum Koshiyum was not your “high”. It was the beginning that you always wanted. Your entire filmography was a journey to get to this point, from where you would unleash. I know.
So many untold stories. So many unfulfilled dreams. So many late night narrations on Watsapp voice messages. So many phone calls. We made this grand plan. For the years ahead. You and I. And then you left.
I don’t know if you have confided in anybody else on your vision for cinema and how you foresee your filmography to be in the coming years. But you have in me. And I know that the next 25 years of mainstream Malayalam cinema and the rest of my career would have looked a lot different if you were around. But forget cinema.
I’d trade all of those dreams just to have you around. Just to get one of those voice notes again. Just for that next phone call. You used to tell me that we’re alike. We are. But I hope right now..you feel a lot different than I do. Because grief of this magnitude last hit me in another June, 23 years ago.
It has been a privilege knowing you Sachy. A part of me went with you today. And remembering you from now on..will be remembering that part of me as well. Rest well brother…Rest well genius. See you on the other side. You still haven’t told me the climax to the sandalwood story.
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