Holy Cow presents an incisive analysis of a burning issue – that of the ban on cow slaughter. Deeply disturbed by the rising trend of communalism in the country, Sathyan was working on this film, when death suddenly stopped him in his tracks. The film was completed by Sandra CV, his daughter.
Sathyan Odesa passed away in 2014. His filmography includes the documentaries Ithrayum Yathabhagam, The Haunted Mind, Mortuary of Love and The Blazing Course. He had won a number of awards including the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi award for his musical documentary, Balikurippu. Balikurippu also won the Special Jury Award at the 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, in 2013. He had also won the Kuruji Cultural Forum award in addition to 15 others.