Actor-writer P Balachandran passes away
Famous film and drama activist and teacher P. Balachandran (70) passed away. Balachandran has a large following as a screenwriter, playwright, film director, playwright, teacher, actor and critic. He has received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, the Kerala Chalachithra Akademi Award and the Kerala Sangeethanataka Akademi Award.
He has written and directed Ivan Megharoopan, which won the state award for second best film in 2012. He is the screenwriter of films like Ulladakkam, Pavithram, Punarivadhasam and Kammattipadam. He has acted in more than forty films.