The heart hurts and cannot cope; Dulquer Salmaan on hearing the news of Sunil Babu’s demise.

Film art director and production designer Sunil Babu passed away. Sunil was taken to a private hospital in Ernakulam due to a heart attack. It ended here. Sunil was admitted to the hospital due to mild swelling in his leg.

Sunil Mallapalli is a native of Pathanamthitta. Sunil was one of the busy art directors of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages. Wife Prema Arya is daughter. Sunil’s last film will be Waaris starring Vijay.

In Bollywood he was also a part of films like MS Dhoni, Paa, Ghajini, Lakshya, Special Chaubeez, Seetharamam and Thuppakki. He has also worked for the English film Rose.

He has worked in about 100 films in different languages. Art director Sabu enters the film scene as Cyril’s assistant. He also won the State Film Award for Best Art Director for his art direction in the film Ananthabhadram directed by Santosh Sivan. Also worked for films like Bheeshmaparvam, Urumi, Chhota Mumbai, Aami, Premam, Notebook, Kayamkulam Kochunni, Pazhashiraja and Bangalore Days.


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Many in the film industry have mourned Sunil’s demise. My heart aches, there is someone who is always working so hard. Thanks Sunileta for all the memories. You have breathed life into our films. Can’t match it. Actor Dulquer Salmaan wrote, “Praying for your family and everyone who loves you.”