Indian Director K Balachander Dead at 84

K Balachander
Bollywood Life

Kailasam Balachander, a well-known Tamil filmmaker, died Tuesday in hospital. He was 84.

He worked as director, screenwriter and producer with credits including “Aval Ora Thodar Kathai,” “Avargal,” and “47 Natkal” and earned numerous National Film Awards, seven Filmfars awards and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor.

He was also known as a significant talent spotter and was responsible for discovering Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth, among others.

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  1. Ram S says:

    Tamil arts and media has been very good at spotting, nurturing and then taking them to excel. It is something to be envied. Don’t think much has been studied about this formally. In this art Mr.Balachander is a king. The whole country has benefited due to all the spillover effect. Aval Oru Thodarkathai is a great movie. The meaning of one of the songs in it “Deivam thandha veedu…” is very philosophical coming from an alcoholic. A movie to be seen. His movies have been controversial also for their times but they were masterpieces.

  2. Parthi says:

    Legend in India !!!! RIP

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