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I shared close relationship with Balu Mahendra: Kamal Haasan

15 February 2014 5:09 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Feb 15: Kamal Haasan has fond memories of his bonding with prolific filmmaker Balu Mahendra, who recently breathed his last in Chennai. The actor says it was tough to question the creative choices of the director, who helmed "Sadma".

"Balu Mahendra and I shared a very close relationship. His debut film as a cameraman was with me. We used to sit and talk about films between shots. He used to listen to my scripts. So we had a bonding. In spite of being my senior, he was a friend," Kamal said.

The legendary filmmaker, who inspired the audience with his visually uplifting films for over three decades, passed away following. »

- Machan Kumar

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Late Balu Mahendra's Sadma changed Sridevi - Kamal Haasan equation

14 February 2014 1:14 AM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Sridevi, whose repertoire includes the Tamil winner Moondram Pirai and its Hindi version Sadma, both helmed by cinematographer-director Balu Mahendra, mourned his demise on a popular micro-blogging site stating, Deeply saddened on the demise of Balu Mahendra. The legacy of his creations Sadma & Moondram Pirai will live on. My condolences to the family.Balu Mahendra had served up a rather off-beat flick: Moondram Pirai that showcased Sridevi and Kamal Haasan »

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Sadma director, veteran Balu Mahendra passes away

13 February 2014 4:05 AM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

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 75. 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, »

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Tamil cinema's auteur Balu Mahendra dead

12 February 2014 11:57 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Chennai, Feb 13: Prolific filmmaker Balu Mahendra, known for inspiring the audience with his visually uplifting films for over three decades, passed away following a heart attack here Thursday. He was 74.

Balu breathed his last at the Vijaya Hospital.

Born as Benjamin Mahendran on May 20, 1939, in Sri Lanka, Balu Mahendra had a fascination for photography since he was very young.

With a flair for capturing images, Balu started his career as a cinematographer and landed his big break in 1974 Malayalam film "Nellu".

He went on to work as cinematographer in several award winning films such as "Prayanam",. »

- Ketali Mehta

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Veteran filmmaker Balu Mahendra dead

12 February 2014 11:04 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Chennai, Feb 13: Renowned Tamil filmmaker Balu Mahendra died at the Vijaya Hospital here Thursday. He was 74.

"Following a heart attack, he was admitted to the hospital this morning. He was later shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he passed away an hour later," a hospital source told Ians.

His body has been shifted to his residence for his fans to pay their last respects.

Balu started his career as a cinematographer on the 1974 Malayalam film "Nellu". He worked as a cinematographer in nearly 20 films before wielding the megaphone for 1976 National Award winning Kannada film "Kokila".

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