Balachandra Menon enters the Limca Book of Records this year for maximum number of films directed, scripted and acted in.
Balachandra Menon has been in the film industry for long 40 years. Menon holds a unique world record for handling various sections in film. Apart from acting he has done direction, script writing, story and dialogues for 29 films. He has directed 39 movies and acted in over 100 movies. In 2007, the nation honored him with prestigious Padma Shri for his valuable contributions to Indian cinema.
On how his achievement was considered for the Limca Book of Records he says, “Currently, the English translation of my book Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam is on going at Konark Publications, Delhi. The publisher found the information very interesting and it was their decision to bring this under the notice of Limca Book of Records. Hence, the file was submitted to them, they studied it in detail and here it is!”
“To enjoy the first position at least for a minute in the field I work in, I express my sincere gratitude to Almighty. Though such a position on a global scale is for the first time, I guess I found that spot in every Malayali’s mind long back.” he posted in his Facebook page.