K BALACHANDER

  • K Balachander cremated; Rajinikanth, M Karunanidhi pay last respects to the legendary director 13 hours 22 minutes ago

    Chennai: Legendary Tamil filmmaker K Balachander was cremated here on Wednesday amid members from film fraternity and thousands of his fans. Police and volunteers had a tough time in controlling the surging crowds. Men and women stood in long queues to have a last glimpse of the thespian, who died at...
  • Kamal Haasan to miss his mentor K Balachander's last rites; will meet the filmmaker's family and pay respects tonight Yesterday

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will miss saying a final goodbye to his mentor, veteran filmmaker K. Balachander, who will be cremated here Wednesday afternoon. Balachander died here Tuesday following prolonged illness. He was 84. "We had planned to cremate Balachander on Thursday, but it has now been advanced to today (Wednesday). Between...
  • Rajinikanth: K Balachander was not only my guru but also my father; he was like a God in human form Yesterday

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth, who is shocked over the death of legendary filmmaker K Balachander, said he always treated him like his father and not just as his mentor. Balachander, 84, died at a private hospital here Tuesday following prolonged illness and age-related ailments. Popularly known as KB, he was instrumental in launching...
  • R Madhavan, Prakash Raaj, Varu Sarathkumar mourn the death of filmmaker K Balachander on Twitter 2 days ago

    Veteran director K. Balachander, who was admitted to a private hospital recently, passed away on Tuesday. He was 84. There who's who of the South Indian film industry mourned the veteran filmmakers loss on Tuesday. Popularly referred to in the Tamil film industry as 'Iyakunar Sigaram,' Mr. Balachander received the Dadasaheb Phalke...
  • Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander passes away 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker and doyen of Tamil cinema, K Balachander is no more. The 84 year old was admitted to Cauvery hospital in Chennai in the second week of December for treatment of urinary infection. The director was said to be critical and was in the Intensive Care Unit...
  • Filmmaker Balachander critical but stable December 17, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who was admitted to Cauvery hospital, has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is undergoing treatment for urinary infection. "Veteran film director K. Balachander has developed urinary tract infection and has been admitted to the ICU for further treatment. He is critical but...
  • Kamal Haasan wishes guru K Balachander a speedy recovery December 16, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has wished his guru K. Balachander, who has been hospitalised due to fever and some age-related ailments, a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the veteran filmmaker's health is improving, doctors have said. Balachander, 84, was admitted to Cauvery Hospital here Monday. Haasan is currently busy with the post-production work of...
  • Nageswara Rao was a great human being: Balachander January 23, 2014

    Chennai: Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander recalls late actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao as not just a cinematic legend, but as a great human being who "cared, loved and respected" others. Nageswara Rao died in Hyderabad Wednesday after battling intestinal cancer. He was 89. "We have lost an icon. There's no doubt that...
  • Uthama Villain: K Balachander to work in Kamal Haasan's film January 18, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander will essay an important role in Kamal Haasanstarrer Tamil comedy 'Uthama Villain', which will go on floors soon after the release of 'Vishwaroopam 2'. Balachander, known for shaping Kamal's career, worked with the actor in over 30 films since 1973 Tamil drama 'Arangetram'. "It's true that Balachander...
  • K Balachander wishes Aamir Khan good luck for 'Dhoom 3' December 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actorfilmmaker Aamir Khan, who was recently in the Tamil Nadu capital for the opening ceremony of the 11th Chennai Film Festival (CIFF), took out some time to spend with veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander, who wished him luck for his forthcoming release "Dhoom 3". "It was a courtesy meeting....
  • Noted Tamil film lyricist Vaali dies at 82 July 19, 2013

    Chennai: Veteran Tamil film lyricist Vaali died at a private hospital here today. He was 82. Vaali was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for respiratory problems for a month and was on ventilator support. Born as T S Rangarajan in the temple town of Srirangam, Vaali penned lyrics for stars across...
  • Telugu film 'Pavitra' audio release function at Vizag April 7, 2013

    Shriya Saran is all set to play the lead in 'Pavithra'. Janardhana Maharshi, who was won the National award for his 'Devasthanam' will direct the film. The film is coproduced by K Sadhak Kumar and G.Maheswara Reddy. Recently the audio of the film was released in Vizag. An elated Shriya says,...
  • Why people flocked to Rajinikanth when he was not a star January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Did you know that passengers would let buses go empty and wait for the one where Rajinikanth was on duty as the superstar, who was then a bus conductor, amazed people by issuing tickets and returning the change in his trademark style? Critic Naman Ramachandran's biography on Rajinikanth recounts the...
  • Rajinikanth keeps 62nd birthday simple December 13, 2012

    Superstar Rajinikanth, known for his unassuming attitude and charming aura, celebrated his 62nd birthday on December 12 with close friends and family at his residence here. "Though early in the morning he stepped out on to his balcony to wave to his fans outside his house, he spent the rest of...
  • Rajinikanth: Man who devised his own success mantra December 12, 2012

    Over the past 30 years in Tamil cinema, we have seen a lot of actors come by and try their hands at making it large, and it can be said that Superstar Rajinikanth has come closest to winning the heart of many with his films. With his screen presence and...
  • Asin's new TVC is inspired from Rajnikanth's film December 11, 2012

    Asin, who has been the brand ambassador for Mirinda for the past seven years has just released a new ad film for the brand. The ad, which introduces two new flavours of the drink has been directed by Gautham Menon and is based on K Balachander's film 'Moondru Mudichu' which...
  • Rajinikanth encourages Shiva for 'Thillu Mullu' August 26, 2012

    Though 'Thillu Mullu' is a lighthearted film, director Badri, who is remaking the cult hit, is not ready to take things light. Apparently to prove this, he and the new version's hero Shiva, recently called on K Balachander, the director of the original version; Superstar Rajinikanth, the lead actor; and Kamal...
  • Ninaithalae Inikkum: Digitalised version ready now July 25, 2012

    Watching Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth together on screen remains a fantasy for many till date. With both actors not giving filmgoers any hope of seeing them in a movie together, we have no hope but to look forward to reruns of their films. In that sense, there is news to rejoice....
  • Tamil film 'Ninaithale Inikkum' gets digitilised July 21, 2012

    These are the times when old movies are either being remade or released after digitization. Close on the heels of the success of 'Karnan', a Sivaji Ganesan classic, K Balachander's 'Ninaithale Inikkum' is now following the suit. The highlight of the film is that it has Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, the...
  • Column: Is the National Award losing its charm? July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Once upon a time the most glamorous, eagerlyawaited and coveted award was Filmfare. It was the oldest, truly defined higlitz event that captured the seductive magic of starpower. This was a time way before Facebook and Twitter or the whossleepingwithwho brand of journalism invaded our lives. Stars were...
  • Dhanush: I only suggested Priya Anand's name June 3, 2012

    You would have read in these columns a couple of days ago that Siva Karthikeyan and Priya Anand would work together for a film to be produced by Dhanush, titled 'Edhir Neechal'. Now it is emerging that Priya was handpicked for the role by Dhanush. If sources are to be believed,...
  • 58th National Film Awards: Meet the winners September 9, 2011

    New Delhi: From Arbaaz Khan and Arindam Chaudhuri to Anant Mahadevan and Aishwarya Narkar, they all said that receiving a National Film Award from President Pratiba Patil Friday was a "fantastic moment". Dadasaheb Phalke award winner veteran Tamil filmmaker Balachander said it is never too late to get an award. "I feel...
  • Phalke Award for Balachander overdue: Kamal Hasan April 30, 2011

    Kamal Hasan, K Balachander's protgee, talks about Balachander being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year. The veteran filmmaker who bought a whiff of fresh air to Tamil cinema in the 60's. ...
  • 'Rettaisuzhi' is bundled with pranks May 6, 2010

    Film: Rettaisuzhi (Tamil); Cast: K Balachander, Bharathi Raja, Karunass, Aari, Anjali, Ilavarasu and Manobala; Director: Thamira; Music: Karthik Raja Ace directors K Balachander and Bharathi Raja had an influential role in shaping and strengthening the Tamil film industry in the 1980s and 1990s. They hold the credit of moulding the career...