Last week has been a bad one for the Malayalam film industry. Malayalam films comedian and TV anchor Subi Suresh died on 22 February due to liver disease. After this, director Joseph Manu James also died on 24 February. Joseph (31) passed away a few days before the release of his directorial debut Nancy Rani. He was suffering from hepatitis and was undergoing treatment.
Aju Varghes, who worked with him in this film, paid tribute to Joseph and wrote on social media, “Gone very quickly brother.” Ahaana Krishna, who plays the lead in Nancy Rani, wrote on Instagram: “Rest in peace Manu! This should not have happened to you.”
Joseph started his career as a child actor with the 2004 film I am Curious. The director of this film was Sabu James. Apart from this, Joseph had also worked as an assistant director in the Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada film industries. His last rites were performed on Sunday. He is survived by wife Naina and siblings. nancy queen Based on the story of a fan of Malayalam big star Mammootty, played by Ahana. Ahana wants to become an actor but due to a traumatic incident, her chance is snatched away. This Film Apart from Ahana, it also stars Arjun Ashokan, Sreenivasan, Arju Varghese and Lena in key roles.
Nancy Rani, which is slated to release this year, recently wrapped up its shoot and is undergoing post-production. Joseph was admitted to the hospital after suffering from pneumonia. After this he died of hepatitis. Earlier, Malayalam comedian Subi Suresh, who was admitted to Kochi hospital due to liver ailment, also passed away. She was admitted in ICU for a few days. He was to undergo liver transplant surgery soon but before that his condition deteriorated and he was put on ventilator. With his death, the Malayalam film industry was plunged into mourning.