In an unfortunate turn of events, popular Tamil director Siva's father, Mr Jayakumar passed away today (November 27). He breathed his last in Chennai. It is said that Jayakumar was ill for the past few months. The exact cause of death and other details are yet to be known. Director Siva's official PR team, D'One shared the news to the media and more details are awaited. The official PR note read, "Regret to inform the demise of Mr.Jayakumar father of Director @directorsiva in Chennai Today. Funeral details will be shared shortly". The funeral details are expected to be known soon. This is indeed an irreplaceable loss for director Siva and we hope he gains the strength to overcome this tough situation. Director Siva's fans and well wishers are sharing their condolence messages on social media. We at Galatta Media express our heartfelt condolences to director Siva and prays for the departed soul to rest in peace.

Siva who started his cinema career as a cinematographer made his directorial debut with Gopichand's Souryam (2008). He made his Tamil debut with Karthi's Siruthai which became a blockbuster hit at the box office. However, he turned out to be one of the leading directors of Tamil cinema after working with Thala Ajith in four movies - Veeram, Vedalam, Vivegam and Viswasam.

When Vivegam received negative reviews, Siva and Ajith made a striking comeback with Viswasam which turned out to be a huge blockbuster in Tamil Nadu. After Viswasam's release, Siva became one of the most sought after directors in Tamil cinema and he is currently busy directing Superstar Rajinikanth for Annaatthe. 

The film features an ensemble star cast that includes Khushbu Sundar, Meena, Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj, Soori, Sathish and others. Produced by Sun Pictures, Annaatthe will have music composed by D Imman, cinematography by Vetri and editing by Ruben. The shooting of the film has been currently stalled due to the pandemic. Considering the grand scale of the film, the makers are waiting for a safer situation to resume the shooting. Annaatthe will be Siva's next directorial and the fans are eagerly looking forward to the film. Annaatthe is touted to showcase Superstar Rajinikanth in a newer dimension and it is going to be exciting to see him in a rural action entertainer after a long time.