Renowned Malayalam filmmaker Siddique Ismail has passed away. Siddiqui, 63, was admitted to Amrita Hospital in Kochi last month. His liver treatment was going on here. Meanwhile, he had a heart attack on Tuesday evening. Siddiqui is best known in Bollywood for directing Salman Khan’s film ‘Bodyguard’.
Siddiqui’s mortal remains were kept at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kadavanthra for the last respects till 11:30 am on Wednesday. His last rites will be performed on Wednesday at 6 pm. Earlier, the hospital issued a statement saying that he was being given oxygen through the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine, but he suffered a heart attack during treatment and died.
Siddiqui gave many superhit films in South but in Bollywood he acted in only one film. This was Salman Khan’s ‘Bodyguard’ released in 2011. It was a remake of the Malayalam film, which released in 2010, under the direction of Siddique himself.
The entire Malayalam industry is saddened by the news of Siddique’s demise. ‘Sita Ramam’ fame actor Dulquer Salmaan has shared a post expressing grief over his demise. He wrote, ‘The most beautiful and kind person. Talented writer/director. Incredible humor was hidden behind his soft nature. He gave us some of the most iconic films. No one will ever be able to fulfill his deficiency.
Talking about his career, Siddiqui has given many superhit films in South including ‘Ramji Rao Speaking’, ‘Godfather’, ‘Vietnam Colony’, ‘Kabuliwala’ and ‘In Harihar Nagar’. He has worked not only as a filmmaker, but also as an actor and producer. Together with his friend Lal, he gave many hit films. The pair of both was famous as ‘Siddiqui-Lal’.