Kottayam, April 6, 2021: P. Balachandran has always been a great filmmaker, a good dramatist, an efficient screenwriter, and an ever-growing actor, who has always improved himself in every aspect. P Balachandran passed away at his residence in Vaikom on Monday at the age of 69.
P Balachandran passed away
Noted Malayalam screenplay writer and actor P Balachandran passed away on Monday.
Born in the Sasthamkotta region in Kollam district of Kerala, Balachandran completed his graduation from the School of Drama, located in Thrissur.
He had secured his teachings for a few periods at the School of Letters in MG University and then later continued at the School of Drama.
Even though he had started his film acting career in the early 1982, it was the role of an extra in Gandhi by Richard Attenborough that got him noticed.
It was during the last decade that PBalachandran became a popular and familiar face to the audience. He attained his fame with stunning performances in Charlie, Annayum Rasoolum, Eeda, One, Kammatipadam, Beautiful and Trivandrum Lodge. Among these, One is now running in the theatres as well.
P Balachandran passed away, his journey as a playwright & screenwriter
Much before P Balachandran turned to the field of cinema, he had already made a name for himself as an efficient playwright after winning the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best playwright for Paavam Usman in the year 1989 along with the Kerala Professional Drama Award for Prathiroopangal in the year 1989 again.
Uncle Bun (1991), Ulladakkam (1994), Pavithram (1995) Punaradhivasam(2000), Ivan Megharoopan(2012), Kammatipadam (2016) are the major works of Balachandran which not only won him many precious accolades and laurels but also helped him create a special place in the hearts of people and a distinguished name in the Malayalam film industry.
Balachandran’s life in filmmaking, scriptwriting, playwrights and more spanned many decades as he continuously carried on reinventing himself and experimenting on various works.
Kerala CM condoled his death
Based on the life of famous Malayalam poet P Kunhiraman Nair, Balachandran wrote and directed a movie titled Ivan Megharoopan in 2012. Before entering into the field of film, Balachandran had proved his skill in the field of drama, winning Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for best playwright in the year 1989.
His demise has left all his close ones, family members, friends and fans in utter dismay and a heavy heart.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the demise of Balachandran.