was the talented director cum cinematographer of Kollywood. Almost all of his films have some message in it. Whether it is Rettaivaal Kurvi or Neengal Kettavai or Veedu, he has sculptured the films with different messages and in various tones. Most of the characters in Balu Mahendra’s films seem to be very natural and they appear without makeup. One of his best films that had the message and entertainment is Sathi Leelavathi featuring
, Heera and “
.” His film Veedu featuring “
,” Bhanu Chandar and Chokkalinga Bhagavathar was the critically acclaimed movie that won the National Award for the Best Film. Although Balu Mahendra left to the eternal world, his creations are evergreen in our memories. Today is the death anniversary of the legendary director.