Celebrities on the Legendary Balu Mahendra's Death

Celebrities on Balu Mahendra's Death
Legendary Balu Mahendra, who directed few sensible films in Kollywood passed away Thursday morning at Vijay Hospitals. Born in 1939, Balu Mahendra served Southern film industry as a director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor and actor for 42 years.

Balumahendra's cremation will take place tomorrow morning from Kamaraj Salai Cinema Pattarai near Dasavathapuram, as his son Shanky had to come from Mysore.

Film fraternities about ace cinematographer and filmmaker Balu Mahendra...

"c.s.amudhan: BM was a master of the effortlessly elegant frame. His films were uncompromised & starkly original. He & his work ethic will be much missed."

"Selvaraghavan: After watching kaadhal konden he called me to his office and we had a great time talking about cinema. Since then he's always been a mentor. A legendary film maker who was so passionate about the art of film making. #RIPbalumahendra sir. We'll never see someone like u again."

"Sridevi Boney Kapoor: Deeply saddened on the demise of Balu Mahendra.The legacy of his creations Sadma & Moondaram Pirai will live on.My condolences to the family."

"KV Anand: RIP BaluMahendra Sir. Who ignited cinema passion in many of us."

"Suresh: RIP the Great #BaluMahendra #legend :-(( He showed how to portray classic class on screen."

"Jitesh Pillaai: Balu mahendru gone. RIP.Will remember you forever for dazzling us in moondram pirai, olangal, yathra, Veedu...and the unforgettable shobha. Just last month had watched lekhayude maranam oru flashback, a cinematic retelling of the balu mahendra-shobha affair which ended in suicide"

"Gopi Mohan: Balu Mahendra garu no more.Great cam work in Shankarabharanam,Mana Oori Pandavulu,dir:Nireekshana,Vasantha Kokila,SathiLeelavathi films.RIP."

"Mohan Raman: The man who first cast me as hero passes away around 10.30 am today. RIP Balu Mahendra ji."

"Gayatri Sai: RIP Balumahendra Sir . My First photo shoot when I entered films was done by him."

"Aadhav Kannadhasan: RIP #balumahendra sir !! U are in our hearts forever with ur movies and ur passion for cinema ! The cinema mourns today !!"

"UTV's Dhananjayan: Shocked & very sad to know the most admired guru Balu Mahendra sir is no more. He is a guru to many in Tamil cinema & we will all miss him."

"Director Gaurav Narayanan: One of the greatest film maker and an honest human being The legend Balumahendra sir passed away. May his soul rest in peace."

"Shruti Haasan: What a loss to cinema - may you rest in peace balu mahendra sir :( ur wonderful words and advice will always stay with me - fly with angels"

"Siddharth: An inspiration, teacher from a distance, everlasting hero for most of us...The great Balu Mahendra sir has left us. Massive loss! Prayers."

"Dhayanidhi Alagiri: RIP Balu Mahendra sir !!! big loss to tamil cinema... have always admired his speeches on tamil cinema !"

"Praveen Prasanna: If film-making is more about ART and less about business then its Balu Mahendra."

"Sharada Trilok: RIP Balu Mahendra sir, remembering the good times and the learning working with him on Pallavi Anu Pallavi,"

"Ravi k. Chandran: RIP Balu mahendra sir . greatest to loss for our indian film industry . remember meeting Balu mahendra sir when he visited my home just after finish fti in 1971 with my bro. I hv grown up watching his films ,learning cinematography , interacting with him .It is a great loss for our cinematography fraternity ."

"Khushbu Sundar: Saddened at d news of demise of Legendary #BaluMahendra sir..he has gvn such memorable movies..heroines wr presented like dream in his DOP"

"Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear the Demise of Master of Innovative Camera Style ,Natural Lighting, maker of my favourite hindi film SADMA. Balu Mahendra, RIP."

"Telugu actor Nikhil Siddhartha: Sad day.. Several Tragic events... RIP Legend Balu Mahendra sir... and RIP Indian Democracy."

Mahat Raghavendra, Amala Paul, A. Sreekar Prasad, STR, Vekat Prabhu, D. Imman, Radhika Sarathkumar, Aditi Ravindranath, Neelima Tirumalasetty, Ravi K Chandra, singer Srinivas, Gayathrie Shankar were few among others celebrities to extend their condolences to Balu Mahendra's family.


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