SADMA director, veteran Balu Mahendra passes away

Ajit Ramachanddran, Glamsham Editorial
2/13/2014 5:35:15 PM

Balu Mahendra, one of South India's most venerated cinematographer-directors, succumbed to a second heart attack at a Chennai hospital and passed away at the age of 74. Balu Mahendra, who was in a critical condition for a while, is survived by his spouse and son.


The director, who was always spotted with his trademark cap, bagged recognition as SADMA, the Hindi remake of his Tamil grosser MOONDRAM PIRAI, bagged appreciation and expanded the reach of the director, whose forte in cinema was emotional subjects that he tackled in his unique, hard-hitting style.

The Hindi version showcased Kamal Haasan, Sridevi and 'Silk Smitha', the talented trio who starred in the original too.

The body of the moviemaker will be kept at his film-school 'Cinema Pattarai' in Dasarathapuram, Chennai for his abiding admirers and well-wishers to pay homage to the thespian.

We, at, salute the genius of the late Balu Mahendra and pray that his soul rests in peace....