Arts & Culture » Cinema Print edition : October 18, 2013
‘Cinematography has changed, so also the way films are made’
Balu Mahendra passed out of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, in 1969. He began his career as a cameraman for the Malayalam film Nellu in 1974 and his directorial debut with the Kannada film Kokila in 1977. He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for Kokila and for Moondram Pirai (1983). His Veedu won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film.