அமரர் பாலு ம்கேந்திரா அவர்களுக்கு எங்கள் கண்ணீர் அஞ்சலி
Since we havn't update this website for a long time for various reasons We just want to pay homeage for Late
Mr. Balumahendra who was an asset for Indian cinema. As Batticaloa.com is the pioneer for batticaloa related websites, we have an obligation to pay this homeage for the grate man.
His biography is still on our website under "famous people from Batticaloa". We are very proud to pay the homage for the legend. Our Deepest condolence for his Family and his Fans.
(Video's in the bottom of the page)
We are very privelaged to publish few words of Late Mr. Balu Mahendra.
Mahendra was born in 1939 into a Sri Lankan Tamil family in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.Born to a professor father,
Mahendra developed an early interest in photography after hi s father presented him with a camera. He completed his schooling at St. Michael's College, Batticaloa. At the age of 13, he got an opportunity to watch David Lean's making of The Bridge on the River Kwai during a school field trip in Sri Lanka. This eventually led him to develop an interest towards becoming a film-maker. Upon completion of his school, Mahendra joined the London University and completed a Bachelor of science (honours) degree. Prompted by his desire to become a film director, he decided to leave for India and join the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 1966 and ended up studying cinematography as he could not gain admissions to other disciplines. In 1969, he passed out the institute with a gold medal.
If you want to know more about him please visit our website at our link under famous people.
We as Batticaloans, Srilankans and Tamilians we are proud that Mr.Mahendra was contributing enough for the Tamil film industry and the Indian film industry. We heartfully thank a million for the people and the film industy of Tamil Nadu in recognising his talent and giving him the opportunity to show his talents. As said " Vantharai Vazha Vaikkum Thamilaham" has recogonised a tamilien. We are proud of Tamil Nadu people as our "naval relatives (Thoppul Kodi Uravuhal)".
OUR HUMBLE THANKS FOR ALL THE CELEBRITIES PAID THE HOMEAGE FOR MR. MAHENDRA.
Film Industry attend the funeral
Balu Mahendras last rites
Balu Mahendra at Thalaimuraigal Tamil Movie Press Meet
Balu Mahendra Interview1
Balu Mahendra Interview2
Balu Mahendra Interview3
Balu Mahendra Interview4
Balu Mahendra Interview5
Balu Mahendra's greatest achievements
Director K. Balachandar and Kavi perarasu Vairamuthu
Director Barathirajah speach
Driector Barathirajah Crying
Director Pakiyaraja speach
Director Vetrimaran Speach
Director Thangar Bachan
Actor Sivakumar speach
Actor Kanala Hasan
Surya and Karthick
Actor Vijay Paying Homage
Actor Vijay sethupathi