News Date: 5th May, 11
Veteran Director K. Balachander, one of the significant filmmakers and trendsetters in Indian cinema, will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2010, which was announced recently by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry..
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema given by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was instituted in 1969, the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered as the father of Indian cinema..
The Kollywood film fraternity shared their happiness with the director after the announcement of the award.
Producer Vishwanath Reddy,Director SP Muthuraman, TP Gajendran,Bharathi Raja,Ameer Actor Kamal hasaan, Krishnan, Mohan Ram, Actress Gauthami, Kushboo were among the others who were seen wishing the director..