Balanathan "Balu" Mahendran is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and cinematographer widely regarded as part of the first in a wave of directors and screenwriters from the Chennai film industry who revitalised Tamil cinema. He initially developed an early interest in photography.
A cinematography graduate and a gold medalist from the FTII in Pune. He started his film career as a cameraman for the Malayalam film Nellu in 1974, which earned him the best cinematographer award from the Government of India. He has been chosen as the best cinematographer for as many as ten films. He pioneered innovative camera style for colour in South India.
Being a Tamilian, his first film as a director was Kokila, a Kannada film, which earned him a National Film Award. Azhiyatha Kolanagl (1979) was his first directorial venture in Tamil. He is considered as one of the few film makers in Tamil who can tell a story visually. He writes the script for his films, handles the camera and edits the
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I love all films and photoghraphy
k.vel , villupuram on 14-12-2015
ஐயா நான் SRM sivaji Ganesan film tech -ல் முதலாம் ஆண்டு படிக்கிறேன் உன் unit -ல் என்னை ஒரு tea boy ah vathu எனக்கு ஒரு வாய்ப்பு குடுக்கும் முன்பு ஏன்??? ஐயா நீ இந்த உலகத்தை விட்டு சென்றாய்
jagan, chennai on 19-02-2015
Balu Mahendra is very good Directory, i like hes all film particularly moonram pirai & vanna vanna pookkal.
kajen, srilanka on 12-11-2011
p.manivannan, phot g on 09-05-2012
hai my guru plz make with new filmof this generation then i like ningal kettavai and i become a future director i remake with ningal kettavai. . .
karthi, chennai on 26-08-2011
பாலு மகேந்திரா கலை வரலாறு பற்றி பல முறை ஒரு சில காலம் வரை தொடர்ந்து அவர் ஆதிக்கம் செலுத்தி வந்தார் என்றும் அவர் பெயர் வாழும்
parthipan, namakkal on 25-03-2016
Sir I need a chance to make ur movie .... And I now a Hindi ... Tamil. .....and English also and I finished my actor course also sir
Bharath vaishnav, chennai on 30-11-2015
ippa irukura padam ellam avara pathuthan edukuranga unmaiyave
so ippo irukura padatha like panravanga ellam avar padatha like panra matri
annathanaprabu.v, agaram,vellore on 08-12-2015
When tamil &telugu cinema are doing dramas
pradeep shakthi, on 04-04-2014
respected please you can come now and give good filimsfor the young genaration ..
Rajaselvam Ramalingam, Chennai Tamilnadu on 24-08-2012
My ambition was I cant able to live without him(great balu mahendra sir)...thats it
Ramesh Maruthanayagam, Chennai on 29-01-2013
santhoshkumar.r, denkanikotta on 09-02-2014
want new flim illyaraja,femiler actors
karthike, coimbatore on 04-04-2011
Legent of indian film industry. Heartly wish 4 ur long life....!
K. RAJKUMAR, Salem on 06-09-2012
i want a film from u pairing with ilayaraja. the upcoming film of yours should be in such a manner how a film should be, photography, dialogue deliveries,casting,bgm etc... world should realise a living legend " balu magendra " is back after 6 years from "adhu oro kanakalam "
surender, on 12-05-2011
Its a very bad time of cinema of losing such a director!!!!!
taralyasasha, karur on 15-02-2014
I like all films but particular @@@ moonram pirai. Viidu superub movie
KARTHIK RENU, sangarapuram on 07-01-2015
Balu Mahendra was a legend in the Indian film world. The film world has lost a great personality.
Thilliar Varnakulasingham, New Zealand on 06-03-2014
Balu Mahendra was a legend. He was a great achiever. He created history. He lived ahead of time. He was an outstanding director and a cinematographer. His death is a great loss to the film industry in India. May his soul rest in peace.
Thilliar Varnakulasingham, New Zealand on 17-02-2014
I really love nireshana movie in Telugu very much.
and I saw the film nireshana more than 30times
u are very great director sir
hats off to you for giving such wonderful movie
govind , guntur on 17-02-2016
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