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Writer Balakumaran passed away in Chennai

Veteran writer Tamil film and novel writer Balakumaran passed away at the age of 71 in Chennai today, May 15. He was recently admitted to a hospital in Chennai following a respiratory illness.

Balakumaran is a well-known script and dialogue writer who has worked in films like Nayakan, Gentleman, Kadhalan, Jeans, Baasha and many more. It must be noted that he was the one who penned the famous dialogue 'Oru Thadava Sonna Nooru Thadava Sonna Mathiri' for Rajinikanth in Baasha.

He was also working on a historical script to be directed by Vishnuvardhan. His death will be a huge loss for Tamil film industry.


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Vishnuvardhan to team up with writer Balakumaran

Balakumaran, the famous novelist turned screenplay and dialogue writer is back. The ace writer has apparently been helping out director Vishnuvardhan for shaping up a script. The director took to Twitter to share his working experience with the legend. “It's been a great pleasure working on the script with writer Balakumaran. Been busy travelling with him centuries back. Will update u all”.

Balakumaran’s work enticed a huge fan craze during his heydays. He has worked in some of the biggest blockbuster films that released in the 80s and 90s. He was the dialogue writer of Mani Ratnam’s chef d'oeuvre Nayagan and later went on to write dialogues for Shankar’s Gentleman, Kadhalan and Jeans. Some of his other notable works are Baasha, Mugavaree, Manmadhan and Pudhupettai.

It is always a boon for the industry when you have a luminary writer like Balakumaran with immense experience, participating in the game.