Just a quick visual ode to the maestro KB and these remarkable actresses…
Eyes are the windows of the soul in K.Balachander’s films. That’s why close-ups are very frequent in his cinematic language, especially for his many great female characters. Sometimes, it enhances the idea that these women are imprisoned in a tragic destiny. More often, it’s the better way to concentrate and explore the character’s face, an emotional landscape. Here are some iconic close-ups of KB’s bold and beautiful ladies.
Aboorva Ragangal’s Ranjani and Bairavi
Agni Sakchi’s Kannamma
Punnagai Mannan’s Malini
Varumayin niram sigappu’s Devi
Sindhu Bairavi’s Sindhu
Thillu Mullu’s Sarojini
Aval oru thodarkadhai’s Kavita.