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Malayalam film director Mohanroop's last rites conducted

Thrissur (Kerala): Malayalam film director Mohanroop, who created magic through his debut film "Vettah" in 1984, was interred in his parish church near here on Wednesday, his family member said.

Mohanroop, who breathed his last on Tuesday, was bid a final goodbye by his family and friends, with hardly anyone turning up from the film industry. He was 56.

Talking about his uncle's death, Mohanroop's nephew Harish told IANS: "His wife had passed away a few years back. His son is doing his engineering in the capital city. Since my uncle was frequently travelling, his daughter is in a boarding school near here. Ever since his wife passed away, he was more or less alone in his home."

Mohanroop's "Vettah" was one film which featured present-day superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal together, and it received a warm reception upon its release.

"His first film was successful and if you look back into his career, he did not do many films... A handful commercial films, and he did so many documentaries. (Before his death) He was working on the script of a Tamil/Malayalam film on the topic of atrocities towards animals, but now everything is over.

"Also, very few people from the industry came," Harish rued.

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