K Balachander 87th Birth Anniversary Today
K Balachander, born on 9th July 1930 at Thanjavoor in Tamil Nadu.
He was a popular Tamil stage actor/director and Stage presenter.
Today is K.Balachander’s 87th Birth Anniversary.
Businessoftollywood.com remember this great South Indian Director on his 87th Birthday recollecting his past glory.
He is one of the best story writers, screenplay writers, directors, and producer of South Indian films. He can be termed as a strong pillar of Tamil cinema.
He has also impressed the Telugu film goers, presenting many Subject oriented Telugu Movies.
He projects in deep the family and socio economic problems and ends with best solutions.
He made his entry into Telugu Cinema as a Story& Screenplay writer through the film “Sukhaduhkkalu”(His Tamil Original Mjr.Chandrakanth)
A Science graduate from Annamalai University was honored with 3 honorory doctorates from 3 Tamil Universities, is really a best recognition for this great personality for his contribution to the Indian Cinema.
He got introduced to the Tamil Odiences through his stage plays,”Major Chandrakanth”, “Server Sunderam”, Neer Kumizhi(Water Balloon or neeti budaga),” Nanal” (shadow).Later on all these plays were filmed by him and thrilled the odience or cinema lovers.
Not only for the narration but he takes much interest for providing best music in his films.
As a director he stepped into the filmworld with the film “Neer Kumizhi”(Tamil) in the year 1965.That is a beginning for this great director.
He has floated his own production house “Kavithalaya Productions and produced about 58 films in tamil.
He made his entry as director in to Telugu films through “Bhalle Kodallu”(tamil original-Bhama Vijayam)
His list of Telugu Films:-
Bhale Kodallu (1968)
Sathekalapu Satthayya (1969)
Anthuleni Katha (1976)
Maro Charitra (1978)
Andamaina Anubhavam (1979)
Guppedu Manasu (1979)
Idi Katha kadu (1979)
Aadavallu meeku joharu (1981)
Tholikodi koosindi (1981)
47 Rojulu (1981)
Rudra Veena (1988)
His films as a story and screenplay writer in telugu are Sukhaduhkhalu, Chiranjeevi,Sambarala Rambabu,Jeevitharangam,Thoorpu-Padamara.
Looking at the above list one could feel the greatness of this memorable Director.
He had the credit of introducing some actors who got Worldwide Recognition.
1.Rajanikanth as Hero
2.A R Rehaman as music director in his film “ROJA”
4.Saritha as Heroine in telugu”Maro Charithra”
His notable Dubbed Telugu versions are…Sindhu Bhairavi,Annamalai,Roja(as Presenter),Mutthu.
Interestingly Kamal Hasan has acted in about 35 films under his direction.
Actress Saritha has acted in about 22 films directed by K.Balachander.
The most entertaing films Bhamavijayam and Server Sunderam are his creations.
He has been Awarded the most prestigious “Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2010.
He was honored with “Padmasri” in the year 1987
He has won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best National Integration for his film Rudra Veena
He has received the Filmfare Awrds(south) as Best Director for his Telugu Films(1)Marocharithra(1978)(2)Rudraveena(1988).
He has also bagged the “Nandi Awards” as Best screenplay writer for the film”Kokilamma”(1982).As best Director For the Film “Tholikodi Koosindi”(1981)
A N R National Award for his contribution to the film industry for the year 2011
( ANR Award carries Rs.4 Lakhs in cash,Momento,a citation.)
K.Balachander passed away in a private nursing home in Chennai around 7.00 PM on 23rd December 2014