Joseph Manu James death: The well-known Malayalam filmmaker died on 24 February while undergoing treatment for hepatitis at a private hospital in Kerala.
His untimely demise has shocked the entire Kerala-based film industry. Joseph Manu James, who recently wrapped up the shooting for his directorial debut movie, Nancy Rani, could not complete his work. The movie is in pre-production mode.
James was an Indian filmmaker who dominantly worked in different fields. He reportedly worked in several movies as an assistant director.
Besides his successful career in the entertainment industry, the Kottayam native was a beloved son, a loving husband, and a proud Father.
Joseph Manu James Death And Obituary: How Did 31-Years Old Malayalam Director Die?
The prominent Malayalam director Joseph Manu James died of hepatitis. He was hospitalized after being diagnosed with pneumonia and undergoing treatment at a Rajagiri hospital in Aluva city, Kerala.
His funeral reportedly took place in Ernakulam on 25 February 2023. Following the untimely death of the talented director, several people have paid their tribute.
The Nancy Rani movie team involves Aju Varghese, Ahaana Krishna, Sunny Wayne, and Arjur Ashokan.
Varghese wrote on social media, “gone too soon, Prayers.” Likewise, Ahanna Krishna paid tribute to the filmmaker while wishing peace to Manu.
Joseph Manu James Family – Meet His Parents, Sibling, Wife, And Children
Joseph Manu James was born on 11 June 1991. He grew up in Kottayam, Kerala, India, with his family. Likewise, he was the beloved son of James Joseph and Cicily James.
The late director was a brother to his two siblings – sister Minna James and brother Philips James. His brother, Philip, is also involved in the showbiz industry and is a director and editor.
The late director completed his formal education at the Labour India Gurukulam Public School. He holds a degree from Manalam College of Engineering in Ettumanoor. Further, he attended Christ University.
In 2020, Joseph relocated to Houston from Kerala and studied at HCC Stafford TV Studio and Houston Community College Central EDUC. The 31-year-old earned degree in filmmaking from the University of Houston.
Talking about his marital life, Joseph Manu was happily married to his wife, Naina Manu James. The couple tied the knot in January 2018. The James couple doesn’t seem to have any kids together.
Joseph Manu James Career Explored
Manu ventured into the film industry in 2004 as a child Actor in the movie “I Am Curious.” He became an assistant director and worked in several movies in the Kannada and Malayalam communities.
In 2014, the talented celebrity worked as an assistant director for Reliance Entertainment. The following year he left the position and began working with MTV India as a field director, bass guitarist, and program presenter.
He joined the United States-based Rockstar Film Company in 2016 as a filmmaker. Besides, the Kottayam native has also worked as a Journalist at the indo-American Press Club – the group of journalists with Indian ancestry employed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Recently he made his directorial debut with the movie Nancy Rani, which starred Ahaana Krishna, Aju Varghese, and Dhruvan.
Nancy Rani follows the story of a young and cheerful girl Nancy Rani with big ambitions to become an Actress. But when she gets the chance to pursue acting, tragedy strikes.