I.V. Sasi always earned popularity as one of Malayalam’s most prolifically successful mainstream movie directors. That apart, some of his films did show avant-garde traits but weren’t eager to grasp such labels.
Hasrat Mohani was not just a maverick when it came to publicly championing the radical thinking of Tilak. He also wrote verses expressing deep love for Krishna, and often went to Mathura to celebrate Janmashtami.