Friday, January 9, 2015

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, friends and relatives pay their last rites to Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander

Friends and relatives of Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander paid tribute to the filmmaker during a programme organised to perform rituals and rites on the 13th day of his death in Chennai.








Legendary Indian filmmaker passed away on December 23 due to prolonged illness.







Ace  filmmaker's first movie as a director was Neerkumizhi in 1965.







The filmmaker was known for choosing bold themes and portraying women as central characters. He was also known as the Yash Chopra of Tamil films.








Rajinikanth who considers K Balachander as his father, has worked with him in more than 10 films like Siva(1989), Sri Ragavendirar (1985), Naan Mahaan Alla (1984), Thillumullu (1981)...Moonru Mudichu (1976)! What is your favorite Rajinikanth and K Balachander film?







Balachander's best films include Aval Ora Thodar Kathai, Avargal, Varumayin Niram Sigappu and 47 Natkal.







Balachander had won nine National Film Awards and multiple Filmfare Awards.







K. Balachander was popularly known in the Tamil film industry as ‘Iyakunar Sigaram' meaning Peak among Director.









Both ace actors of South cinema, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, consider Balachander as their mentor. Interesting? 








Legendary Tamil filmmaker K Balachander was cremated amid members from film fraternity and thousands of his fans.






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