A statue for the Legend at his birthplace

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Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

A statue for the Legend at his birthplace

Dadasaheb Phalke awardee K Balachander, an ace Tamil director who launched popular actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan to the industry.

Balachander's entry in to the world of cinema was accidental, and had penned and directed over 100 movies and a dozen TV serials in the 1990s. He was honored with Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2010, besides he has won nine national awards during his 49-year association with filmmaking.

The Legendary director K Balachander passed away in his age of  84. His birthday is on July 9th and Kavi Perarasu will be unveiling a bronze statue of the veteran in the former’s birthplace Nannilam in Thiruvarur district.

 Vairamuthu says, KB sir was a champion of "People Cinema". I never had the honor of writing for his film. But I had the privilege of working with his son late Mr. Bala Kailasam.

He was the one who laid the foundation for modern television programming. A born genius and a vibrant visionary. I see this statue and the event as an act of respect to the entire family” said Vairamuthu.

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