He was the doyen among cameramen and made cinematography as a profession in the 70`s and 80’s a craze. A generation of new age cameramen like Santosh sivan, Ravi K Chandran and others were influenced by his school of camerawork.
Balu Mahendra was truly a pathbreaker as he brought natural lighting into focus.
See his brilliant camera work in the Malayalam film, Ramu Kariat`s Nellu shot in beautiful pristine locations of Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad forest area of Kerala. Nobody has shot Ooty so beautifully as Balu, watch his Kamal-Sridevi classic Moondram Pirai.
The celebs came together to pay their last respects to the director.
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