Director K Balachander’s on-screen women: Strong, resilient and bold!
In an industry where female characters were considered just as love interest of our heroes, it was the late visionary Balachander who redefined the way women are portrayed onscreen
The passing away of director K Balachander on Tuesday is not just a tremendous loss for Tamil cinema but also to women in society. In his 50-year career KB sir (as he is known) gave life to women and their issues on screen like no other director has before or perhaps ever since. From weaving stories around middle-class women and prostitutes to sexual harassment and extra-marital affairs, Balachander touched upon everyday issues in the most realistic and simplistic manner with his excellent scripts – there were no gimmicks and tricks; it was just pure performances by the leads. Click here to read more
Tamil filmmaker K Balachander hospitalised
The director-producer who discovered star like Rajnikanth, visited the hospital to enquire about him
Dadhasaheb Phalke award winning filmmaker K Balachander has been admitted to a private hospital in the city after suffering from high fever and age-related health issues.
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Kamal Haasan awarded the Padma Bhushan
The actor-filmmaker known for his work across all southern languages, was named for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day on Saturday
Kamal Haasan will get the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last five decades. Click here to read more
Kamal Haasan, happy birthday!
The versatile actor-director turns 59, today
Born on November 7, 1954, Kamal Haasan – the iconic Indian actor, can now look back on a lifetime devoted to cinema. Kamal, who began as a child artiste, in the film Kalathur Kannamma, has achieved much and experienced even more – from commercial success to critical acclaim and his share of controversy, too. Click here to read more