K Balachander

A rare talent for spotting talent, Actor Ramesh Aravind on K Balachander

‘My first film appearance was in K Balachander sir’s Kannada film, Sundara Swapnagalu, a remake of Sollathan Ninaikiren, in which I reprised the role played by Kamal Haasan.

published on : 18th July 2020

Remembering K Balachander: The man who made stars

I was just a school kid in Class 9 when K Balachander sir signed me for Aval Oru Thodar Kathai. But I barely felt a difference between my school and KB sir’s sets.

published on : 16th July 2020

K Balachander: The eternal teacher

‘When K Balachander sir stepped into cinema, there were two legends ruling the film industry: MGR sir and Sivaji sir, whose films were largely driven by their star power.

published on : 9th July 2020

Remembering K Balachander's women-centric cinema

In his Kalyana Agathigal, there’s a line that says, “Happy women won’t create history.” It almost seems like KB took this too seriously to heart.

published on : 8th July 2020