Director K. Balachander

K. Balachander
K. Balachander
09-07-1930
Nannilam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
80
Neerk Kumizhi ( Tamil )

Director K. Balachander Movies List

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Poi ( Tamil )
Artist : K. Balachander , Uday Kiran , Vimala , Adithya Menon , Krishnamoorthy
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : Vidyasagar
Released Year: 2006
Parthale Paravasam ( Tamil )
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : AR.Rahman
Released Year: 2001
Agni Sakshi
Agni Sakshi ( Hindi )
Director : K. Balachander , Partho Ghosh
Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
Release Date: 14-03-1996
Kallki ( Tamil )
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : Deva
Released Year: 1996
Duet ( Tamil )
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : AR.Rahman
Released Year: 1994
Jathimalli ( Tamil )
Artist : Mukesh , Yuvarani , Kushboo
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : Maragathamani
Released Year: 1993
Vaaname Ellai ( Tamil )
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : Maragathamani
Released Year: 1992
Azhagan ( Tamil )
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : Maragathamani
Released Year: 1991
Artist : Ganesh , Kumaresh , Vaishnavi
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
Released Year: 1990
Director : K. Balachander
Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
Released Year: 1989
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K. Balachander Biography

Kailasam Balachander is an Indian producer, director and screenwriter for film. He has directed films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam,. He is known for his distinct filmmaking style the films he scripts and directs analyse unusual or complicated interpersonal relationships and social themes. In his career, he has contributed to the Tamil film industry in South India, and has introduced hundreds of actors, actresses into Tamil cinema including Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Prakashraj and Vivek.

Known amongst actors as a tough taskmaster, K. Balachander was able to extract from these actors some of their finest acting performances for his films. Prior to his involvement in Indian cinema, he worked as a school teacher in Muthupet, Tiruvarur District, and as a playwright.

Balachandar has always been ahead of his time, be it films or a TV serial. Initially into theatre, he presented plays like Edhir Neechal, Navagraham etc. It was M. G. Ramachandran who had asked him to write dialogues for the film Deiva Thai.

His notable films were Tamil productions such as Apoorva Raagangal (1975), which deals with a father-son relationship and inter-generational romance that culminates in a complex dilemma Avargal (1977), which follows the life of a divorcee as she traverses various relationships in reverse, i.e., from divorce, to marriage, to falling in love Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980), a drama that charts the travails and struggles of being unemployed in a large and harsh city 47 Natkal (1981), which traces the adversities of a newly-wed Indian woman living with an abusive, expatriate husband in a Parisian suburb and Sindhu Bhairavi (1985), about the intellectual collision and subsequent romance between an eminent Carnatic musician and his ardent female critic, Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981, Hindi), about cross-cultural romance in India, for which he received two Filmfare nominations - for direction and best story.

His telugu films Maro Charithra and Rudraveena are seen as one of the best movies ever made in Telugu film Industry. He directed the story about a woman breadwinner taking care of her family in several languages, the Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), the Telugu film Anthuleni Katha (1976), and produced the Kannada film Benkiyalli Aralidha Hoovu (1980). In a recent interview to Maa TV Channel, the doyen of Telugu film industry Dadasaheb Phalke winner Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), when asked if there was any unfulfilled wish - has expressed his desire and interest to act in a film directed by Shri K.Balachander! That salutes Balachander to the hilt!

His more recent films include Parthale Paravasam (2001) and Poi (2006). To him goes the credit for discovering new talent in acting, direction, and other technical areas, many of whom have made a mark in their respective fields. Rajnikanth, a discovery of Balachandar and Kamal Hassan, whom he moulded into a great actor, prove this.

His serials, Kai Alavu Manasu, Kadhal Pagadai, Premi, Jannal Anni and others have been successful. This medium helps to reach out to the public. Thats why I am into making serials, says Balachandar. He strongly feels that the three different medium of entertainment — theatre, cinema and television are bound to co-exist. One cannot destroy the other and at any given time the public will see what it wants.

After nearly 40 years, and as a homage to his dear friend Nagesh, KB recently returned (and was Reborn as he himself claims) to theatre through the play Pournami. Starring Renuka and Poovilangu Mohan among others, the story is about a homemaker whose husband gets caught in Pakistan under the suspicion of being a terorist. The play, riddled with KBs signature humor, intelligent dialogues and political overtones, has been very well received and signals a clean return to the theatre for KB.

List of awards & nominations received by K. Balachander

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Best Screenplay (Original)
Award : Tamil Nadu State Film Awards in 1992
Movie : Vaaname Ellai
Year : 1992
National Film Awards (India)
Best Screenplay
Award : National Film Awards (India) in 1981
Movie : Thanneer Thanneer
Year : 1981

Popular Co-Stars of K. Balachander

Kamal Hassan
38 Movies
Rajinikanth
12 Movies
Nagesh
12 Movies
Madhavi
8 Movies
Jayasudha
8 Movies

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K. Balachander Fans Reviews (54)

K.B Sir...A legend, his movies keep lingering long in our minds. The story would be simple, sometimes may be a true story of our lives but the protoginosit, usually the women characters acted by top actress like Suhasini Madam, Revathi Medam and Saritha Madam is something a common woman would like to identify with. But the achievements and idealism of these women charters in Balachander's movies are above our normal life and gives us, especially the women to stand up for self actualization and idealism

Archana, Mumbai on 28-06-2019

KB Sir, Your films can not be compared with films of anybody. Your films are always unique. All artists either new face or already acted person have acted differently in your films. You have used them in a different way. No one can forget your contribution to South Indian Cinema as well as Indian Cinema. You are a great inspiration for lot of people. Your cinema is motivating everybody in day today life. Your cinema shows how to overcome struggles in life. Thank you.

R. Srinivasan, Chennai on 29-05-2018

I am 48 years. I have seen all his movies. No chance .No one can even go closer.. I want only his plessing.

P s kumar, Coimbatore on 27-05-2017

என் இலக்கை அடைவதற்கு உன் இலக்கை அடையால படுத்திக்கொண்டேன்

manoj, ramanathapuram on 24-10-2016

Sir ennaku oru chance koduka sir

periyasamy , tiruchendur on 16-09-2016

I like. Mr. K. B sir

G. Natarajan, Rasipuram on 07-07-2016

Im a short film maker my ambition is to become as a director .my role model is kb sir .i wish to be like a great successful director like him .he is a legend .many of the successive directors r in field .but he is the only one director who is in the peak always .i feel so sad for his pass away ,....salute sir ....

kowshika pady , on 16-05-2016

sor i have one story. andha story kelunga nalla irundha enna assistata join pannikinga

MK Vijay, puttur on 27-04-2016

without modern day google map, he idendify the paramakudi town and zoom Mr kamal and the histry begins

DHARMARAJ,PARAMAKUDI, on 15-03-2016

Hai sir unga flim all super sir i am very poor family sir enaku oru chance kodunga sir please sir thank you sir 8608513517

Arun vijay, Madurai on 02-03-2016

F; NeerKumizhi - Aadi Adangum Vazhkayada.... F; Iru Kodugal : "Achcha" F; Ehiroli : "Laxmi. Neeya santhegapadure... Shivaji shows the second thiruvulachitu to KRV "Vendam' F; AVL 1 TDR KADAHI : Deivam thanda veedu" and "Kadavul Amaithu vaitha medai " F; Apoorva Ragangal : "' Kelviyin Nayagane " F; Mnmda Leelai : "Kerkave undan Kural shorgam " Sir , Your songs , Screen Play both are great. A great Loss to Tamil Film Industry.

A SHAIK MIAN, Mumbai - India on 20-01-2016

proudly say, am the fan of great K.B.Sir.. he's a legend in tamil cinema... we miss you lot sir.. no replacement for his place..

murali, chennai on 25-12-2015

Cinema legend and popular director...... Ungal maraivu Tamil cinema vin urakkam

marutha muthu, ramanathapuram on 31-08-2015

I have love feel songs cell.9047964042

D.AYYANAR , D.AYYANAR ,s/o R.Dhanajodi/ sa on 15-08-2015

He is the LEGEND....

K.RAJA, manavalanagar, THIRUVALLUR on 16-02-2015

WE LOST TAMIL FILM INDUSTRY'S PETHA MAHAN

V.RAMANUJAM, SALEM on 07-01-2015

We have lost a great director...his movies has moulded me into a better women and I've learned how a women should stand in life...tq sir.....May your soul rest in peace

Navamalar Alagasan, Malaysia on 28-12-2014

It was a period, watching films for fun and excitement only. After KB's Films we started to understand what 'films' are and 'for' and why we have to watch them. I.e. Iru Kodugal, Kaviya thalavy Arangetram, Sinthu Bairavi...etc...His place must have been in Hollywood to tell them they can films with WAR and Violence. Hats off to KB Sir. You mean GENIUS! Yogaratnam fro UK

SB Yogaratnam, UK on 27-12-2014

thiru K.B. iyya I missed u.

shantha, gundur on 25-12-2014

I Missed k.p sir.....l love k.p sir

kanch, coimbatore-annur-rayerpalayam on 25-12-2014

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