Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu (M.S. Sathyu) (born 6 July 1930) is a film and stage director, stage designer, and art director who has worked in Indian cinema and theatre. He is best known for his directorial debut Garm Hava (1973) which is considered one of the landmark films of Hindi Cinema. He was awarded Parma Shri in 1975 for his contributions to Indian cinema and theatre.
M.S. Sathyu on Art House Cinema
Kanneshwara Rama is a 1977 Kannada film directed by M.S. Sathyu. The film is based on the Kannada novel Kannayya Rama written by S.K. Nadig and has Anant Nag, Shabana Azmi and Amol Palekar in prominent roles.
Garm Hava (Garam Hawa) (Eng: Scorched Winds) is a 1973 Hindi film directed by M.S. Sathyu. It is based on an Urdu short story by Ismat Chughtai with screen play by Kaifi Azmi. The film deals with the struggles of a Muslim family in the aftermath of partition, in a country which was their own. It remains as one of the most remarkable films on the partition of India.