K Balachander's funeral will take place today around 3pm at the Besant Nagar crematorium in Chennai. His final procession will start from his house at Mylapore and will cover most part of the city before he gets finally laid to rest.
cinema celebrities and politicians thronged Balachander's residence
to pay their respect. Balachander, fondly called as Iyakunar
Sigaram by fans and within the film fraternity has substantial
achievements under his name in a star studded career that spanned
over 45 years.
Apart from winning nine National Awards and several Filmfare
Awards, he was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2011. He
also carries with him the pride of introducing some of prominent
Indian film personalities including Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth,
Raj and many others.
The veteran director who worked in more than 100 films was known
for his unique style of filmmaking and portrayal of bold women
characters. Apart from directing classic movies in Tamil, Telugu,
Kannada and Hindi he also is known to have produced many successful
films under his home production banner Kavithalaya
He started his career as a stage drama artiste and went on to
start his own drama troupe. After taking Indian film industry by a
storm with his extraordinarily bold films, he directed many
television serials in the latter part of his career.
He has also portrayed the role of a director in Kamal Haasan's upcoming movie Uttama Villain directed by Ramesh Aravind. K Balachander had earlier expressed his desire to watch Uttama Villain, which he will, accompanied by angels in heaven.