Director K.Balachander

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Director K.Balachander Movies List

Showing 1 to 10 of 86 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 86 movies
Poi ( Tamil )
Director: K.Balachander
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Released Year: 2006
Parthale Paravasam
Parthale Paravasam ( Tamil )
Artist: Madhavan , Simran , Sneha , Lawrence , Vivek
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
Vaaname Ellai ( Tamil )
Director: K.Balachander
Music Director: Maragathamani
Released Year: 1992
Azhagan ( Tamil )
Director: K.Balachander
Music Director: Maragathamani
Released Year: 1991
Oru Veedu Iru Vaasal
Artist: Ganesh , Kumaresh , Vaishnavi
Director: K.Balachander
Music Director: Ilayaraja
Released Year: 1990
Puthu Puthu Arthangal
Director: K.Balachander
Music Director: Ilayaraja
Released Year: 1989
Showing 1 to 10 of 86 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 86 movies

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

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K.Balachander Fans Reviews (53)

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

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

sir I wish to recall my association with you at Annamalai University in the year 1950 when you were in B,Sc and I was in intermediate.Recently my last brother Dr.A.Rajamanoharan with my immediate younger brother Padmashri.Dr.A.Rajasekar has met you at your residence and you patiently answered all his deeply set themes of your films in his mind for the last forty years. Ever since he met you he feels that his life"s ambition is fulfilled and now he is talking to every one he meets about your grateness and the unparalal accomplishments you have achieved in your career. I feel proud that I have known him 63 years ago and brought him to Neyveli to be the chief guest for the All india public Sector drama competetion for the prize awarding function. My regards to you. Neyveli Dr.A.Rajendran dr. y

Dr.A.Rajendran, Kurinjipady on 30-11-2013

i salute u sir u r the great director. I like ur film very much bcoz u r most of the film story wil be heart touching now we are miss the great director were no one else is there to replace u sir .

Ashwini.S, bangalore on 24-12-2014

This is a place to post your comments about KB sir... ungaluku nijamave thiramaiyum aarvamum irundha cinema vaii thedi neengal poirupeenga.. ipdi cinema namala thedi varumnu irukamteenga... please dont make fun asking a chance over here please guys... post your true comments

prem, coimbatore on 09-01-2014

hai, sir i am from chennai now i am working in LIC, I would like to say somthing. i have an lot of talents of acting performances.please kindly call me and test my talent and give me an opurtunity to develope my skills

bharath, chennai on 28-11-2010

Great director

deva, chennai on 05-11-2014

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


hello sir i am m.phil tamil dep so i will project was k.b sir life so any other books

s.irudayaraj, trichy on 28-09-2011

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

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

looking 4 that film or film song in youtube or in google!name of the film rajell senekamkall with nellkall ravi

suresh, germany on 26-03-2011

He is the LEGEND....

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

KB Sir .. Really You have lived very valuable life as Great Human being who helped to many successful people today. May your soul rest in peace.

Ganesh, Chennai on 24-12-2014

I have no words to say and i am very proud to born in the same period.


hi.. I am Harun my ambisson flim director pls help me sir. my mail ID==> mobile no:8144330998. i am having interest to work with you assistant director so please help me sir

Harun KS, Tiruvannamalai on 17-03-2013

naku mee thara sagayaguduga pani kavala meru naku okka sans & nenu memi okka thara susathanaku okkan sans kavala.

M.R. Baskar suri Iyar, kanchipuam on 28-07-2012

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

என் இலக்கை அடைவதற்கு உன் இலக்கை அடையால படுத்திக்கொண்டேன்

manoj, ramanathapuram on 24-10-2016

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

marutha muthu, ramanathapuram on 31-08-2015

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