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The Best Movies Directed by K. Balachander

List of all movies directed by K. Balachander ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by K. Balachander are listed here and include movie posters and K. Balachander movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by K. Balachander as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest K. Balachander movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top K. Balachander film is can be factored into this list.

From K. Balachander's studio films to K. Balachander's independent films, this K. Balachander filmography keeps tabs on all K. Balachander movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

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  • Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu is a 1980 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by K. Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Aakali Rajyam ...more
  • Avargal is a 1977 Tamil film made by K. Balachander starring Sujatha, Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth. The film had a reputation of being one of most sensitive movies on women’s lib. A triangular love ...more
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  • Ethir Neechal is a 1968 Tamil language drama film directed by K. Balachander starring Nagesh, Jayanthi, Sowcar Janaki, R. Muthuraman and Sreekanth. The film was remade in Hindi as Lakhon Mein Ek with ...more
  • Bama Vijayam is a 1967 Tamil film directed by K. Balachander. It is a family story narrated as a full-length comedy. The film features an ensemble cast including Rajasree, T. S. Balaiah, Nagesh, ...more
  • Nizhal Nijamagiradhu is a 1978 Tamil Indian feature film directed by K. Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan, Sarath Babu, Sumithra and Sobha in lead roles. It was a remake of Malayalam film Adimakal ...more
  • Moondru Mudichu is a 1976 Tamil film that was directed by K. Balachander. The movie stars Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and Sridevi in major roles. The movie revolves around three people, a college going ...more
  • Aval Oru Thodharkadai is a 1974 Tamil film directed by K. Balachander. The story revolves around a working middle class woman, who sacrifices her life and desires to support her large family. The ...more
  • Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The movie, a re-make of the Telugu film Rudraveena, was released on 4 March 1988.
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  • Thillu Mullu is a 1981 Tamil comedy film directed by K. Balachander. The film features Rajinikanth, Madhavi in lead roles while 'Thengai' Srinivasan, Nagesh, and Sowkar Janaki play supporting roles. ...more
  • Arangetram is a 1973 Tamil-language family drama film directed by K. Balachander, starring Prameela, Sivakumar, S. V. Subbaiah, Kamal Haasan and M. N. Rajam in prominent roles. The film marked Kamal ...more
  • Punnagai Mannan is a 1986 Tamil film directed by K. Balachander. Starring Kamal Haasan and Revathi in the lead roles, the film is Haasan's 25th film with Balachander. Coincidentally, it is music ...more
  • Thaneer Thaneer is a 1981 Indian Tamil language drama film directed by K. Balachander starring Saritha, Shunmugham, V. K. Veeraswami and Radha Ravi. The film, based on the play in 1980 by the same ...more
  • Neerkumizhi is a 1965 Tamil film directed by debutant K. Balachander. It portrayed the stories of patients and staff in a hospital setting. It was based on a play by the director
  • Ninaithale Inikkum is a 1979 Indian Tamil language comedy drama film directed by K. Balachander starring Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Jayaprada, Geetha and Nakul. The story was written by Sujatha ...more
  • Puthu Puthu Arthangal is a 1989 Indian Tamil language Drama film directed by K. Balachander starring Rahman, Sithara, Geetha, Janagaraj, Jayachitra, Poornam Vishwanathan, Sowcar Janaki, Vivek and ...more
  • Maro Charitra is a 1978 Telugu-language Indian romantic tragedy film written and directed by K. Balachander. It stars Kamal Haasan and Saritha in the lead with Madhavi and Sarath Babu appearing in ...more
  • Major Chandrakanth is a 1993 Telugu patriotic-drama film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. N. T. Rama Rao and Mohan Babu played the lead roles, while Sharada, Ramya Krishna, Nagma, Amrish Puri, ...more
  • Iru Kodugal is a 1969 Tamil drama film directed by the veteran director K. Balachander. The film stars Gemini Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Jayanthi, Nagesh, V. S. Raghavan, S. N. Lakshmi and others. The ...more
  • Ek Duuje Ke Liye is a 1981 Hindi movie directed by K. Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri. It was a remake of the director's own Telugu movie Maro Charitra, which had Kamal Haasan ...more
  • Poova Thalaiya is a 1969 Tamil language drama film directed by K. Balachander. The film features Gemini Ganesan and Jaishankar in lead roles. The film, produced by M. L. A. Rama. Arangakannal, had ...more
  • Nootrukku Nooru is a 1971 Tamil-language suspense thriller film directed and written by K. Balachander. It stars Jaishankar and Lakshmi in the lead with Nagesh, Vijayalalitha and Srividya in other ...more
  • Thappu Thalangal is a 1978 Tamil feature film directed by K. Balachander and produced by R. Venkataraman starring Rajinikanth, Saritha and Premila Joshi in the lead roles. Kamal Haasan made a special ...more
  • Apoorva Raagangal is a 1975 Indian Tamil social drama film directed by K. Balachander. The film features Kamal Haasan, Srividya in lead roles while Rajinikanth, Jayasudha, Nagesh, Major Sundarrajan ...more