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Balu Mahendra (I) on IMDb: Movies, Tv, Celebrities, and more IMDb & Amazon. Try IMDbPro Free. |; Help · Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options 2) Bala: "Balu Mahendra sthanathila inga vandhe aaganum nu Ram sonnadhala ivandhurken. I shared close relationship with Balu Mahendra: Kamal Haasan. Now in the latest issue of the famous Tamil weekly, Ananda Vikatan, another famous film personality, Balu Mahendra, has admitted to marrying a second time in. Veteran director Balu Mahendra feels that a film's success should be the audio launch of Bala's forthcoming Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi'.
Mahendran 's directorial debut Mullum Malarum He named the film Azhiyadha Kolangalwhich according to him was "partly autobiographical".
Vishwanath 's Telugu film Sankarabharanam which turned out to be a major critical and commercial success.
- “Balu Mahendra never liked my films” - director Bala
The film told the story of a school teacher who looks after a girl suffering from amnesia. It had a day run in the theatres and was labelled a "blockbuster". The film fetched two National Film Awards including an award for cinematography for Mahendra. Mahendra received a Filmfare nomination for Best Story and became a well-known director with the Hindi audience with the film.
Unlike Olangal, Oomakkuyil failed to create an impact among the audience. Later Mahendra noted that he made the film with a sole intention to prove critics that he could make commercial films. Closely based on the American film Micki and Maudethe film is regarded as one of the best comedies ever made in Tamil cinema during the decade.
While Veedu focused on the life of a lower middle-class urban woman and her struggle to build a house,   Sandhya Raagam dealt with "old age". We cannot speak of a Balu Mahendra 'oeuvre'. Anyone who sets Balu's directorial abilities on a pedestal has not probably had even a modicum of introduction to Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Aravindan, Shahji, Ray, Benegal, Girish Karnad and others.
His last movie 'Thalamuraigal' bombed at the box office. Few quoted the last words of the movie: I was surprised to see that chauvinism in Balu, a man who made movies in Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada besides Tamil. The man had lost his creative juices a decade back and the last movie only confirmed that the creator had died before the body died. He was no intellectual. Like many of his compatriots he had not much to say beyond films, specifically the technical knowledge of movie making, and a smattering of literary taste.
In the later years he would have another paramour after Archana. In another interview he would extol that his legal wife Akila epitomized the ideal Indian woman and needs to be worshipped.
She could've done well with a little less worshipping. Balu's extra-marital affairs were front and center to not just his life but to his movies too. As such they are of topical interest beyond just salaciousness. Tamils while being conservative when it comes to the morals of their fellow citizens they will tolerate, in fact applaud, their politicians and movie fraternity to flout all morals.
Bigamous politicians are feted. Archana and Easwari Rao stood at the near the head of Balu's lifeless body caressing the casket. Balu's wife Akila sat in a chair nearby. Life is stranger than fiction indeed. In what caused a minor sensation Archana and director Bala prevented Mounika from seeing her beloved. This was a gross disrespect to Balu who had openly and categorically stated that he was indeed married to Mounika.
They shaped our ideas of entertainment and art which I had to unlearn with effort. Musing on mortality is something that hangs over my thoughts always. Just last week as I was listening to an 80's song I was thinking ruefully that they are all aging and many cannot even walk. The grim reaper awaits several of them. When Rajini had a serious health scare I felt sad.
It does speak volumes of the man. Kannadasan once ignited a rumor that he was dead just to see how many really loved him.Director Bharathiraja, Bala, Ameer, Cheran paying homage to Balu Mahendra - Funeral Video - Death
Balu's soul can take comfort from how his cherished proteges flocked to his funeral. Balachander and Bharathiraja openly sobbed. Balachander whenever he suffered losses from his artsy movies he would produce a commercial movie, usually starring Rajini, but directed by somebody else.
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Two things irked me about the funeral though. First, for a man whose art was all about subtle aestheticism his funeral had no semblance of it. His body was tossed about hither and thither while being loaded onto the caravan and while being brought down. People were just milling around and jostling each other both when his body lay in state and all through the funeral. Are these extra marital relationships justified?
If a man gets wedded to a woman who is totally incompatible with his dreams and objectives, he has no choice but to stick around gamely for the rest of his life. It can be the other way too if a woman finds herself teamed up with a man who is not at all her idea of a husband. In most cases, they stick around and appear as happily married a couple as possible for several compelling reasons. They can not divorce because divorces are rare in our society. The void in their hearts can grow larger and larger and in many cases, the men and women compromise so much on their inner cravings that they cease to exist in course of time.
They may save the marriage but at what cost? There are some who find the inner conflict too much to cope with and when they find a person who turns out to be a panacea for all their torments, they just lose their hearts to that person. There may be nothing physical in the resultant relationship which can at best be incidental. But the world tends to look at such relationships with a suspicious eye because the general thinking is that any relationship between a man and a woman has to be physical.
In a society in which thousands of couples go through the motions of a successful marriage despite the most severe incompatabilities, a few rebels are difficult to understand.