What makes Balachandra Menon different from others? - Slide show

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Balachandra Menon began his professional career in 1975 as a film journalist.

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In the year 1977, he stepped into the film career with the film ‘Uthradarathri’.

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While other directors of 1980's made all sorts of films that the market wanted, all the 36 films of Balachandra Menon stuck to family sentiments that never centered to superstars. No wonder, he is acknowledged as the family filmmaker.

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In 1997 with the film Samaantharangal, won National Award for the best feature film on family welfare (both as director and producer).

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What makes him a unique personality in Indian cinema is that he has handled 10 departments of filmmaking in the same film namely acting, direction, editing, story, screenplay, dialogue, music direction, background music, production, and distribution.

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Balachandra Menon is the only filmmaker in the world to have handled all the 10 departments for a film and got a National recognition for the same.


Balachandra Menon has the rarest of the rare achievement of holding the world's’ No.1 place in the list of celebrities(alive) who have handled all the technicalities in the same movie. For over 29 films, Balachandra Menon has handled multiple technical departments of the movie.


It requires a special mention that many of the leading heroines of Mollywood like Shobhana, Karthika, Parvathy, Lissy, Annie, Usha, etc were introduced by Balachandra Menon.

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In the forefront of the International film industry, the dedication and impact Balachandra Menon has made in the last 4 decades within the Mollywood film industry, is an honour to Indian Cinema on the whole!

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What makes Balachandra Menon different from others...