"A part of me went with you today," Prithviraj's emotional note for Sachy
Reported By 20 Jun 2020
Malayalam screenwriter and filmmaker Sachy passed away on Thursday night. The 48 years old directed was admitted to another hospital for a total hip replacement surgery post which he suffered a heart attack. He was on ventilator support for two days and breathed his last at around 9.30 p.m on June 18.
Soon after his demise, Sachy's close pal and actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who worked with him in Ayyappanum Koshiyum early this year, wrote, "Gone," in Malayalam. It is a known fact that Prithviraj and Sachy shared a close bond. After attending the funeral of the filmmaker, Prithviraj took to his social media page to pen a lengthy emotional note.
"Sachy..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." wrote Prithviraj.