Thrissur: Film director Mohanroop (53) was found dead in his Thrissur Mission quarters on Tuesday morning.

Mohan Roop’s first movie was `Vettah’ in 1984 starring Mammooty, Mohanlal and Sreenivasan cast together. 

Hailing from Varkala, his second movie `Nullinovikaathey’ brought actors Shivaji and Rajiv to the acting arena and music director Rajamani, cameraman Salu George into the world of cinema.

His other movies include Varshangal poyathariyathe, Excuse Me Eethu Collegila, Sparsham, Shilpi, Kannkal Ariyamal and Thoothuvan.

The song `Elakozhiyum sisharathil’ by Mohan Sitara duo in the movie Varshangal poyathariyathe was one of the evergreen hits in Malayalam.  Even Kalabhavan Mani and Premkumar became known in the cine field through the movie Excuse Me Eethu Collegila.