Its going to be Dr Manorama and Dr K. Balachander from now on. These two eminent personalities will be honoured by the University of California with doctorates for their everlasting contribution to the Tamil film Industry. According to Brian Lee, Vice Chancellor, university of California, he has said that both these personalities have crossed three generations and still now are striding to make their contributions for the elevation of Tamil Cinema.
On choosing Balachander and Manorama, he said, ‘Balachander, a veteran of over 100 films, had set a new trend in Tamil cinema. He revived Tamil filmdom and took it close to the common man. Moreover, he has been around for over three generations’.
‘Manorama, a comedienne par excellence, has acted in over 1000 films and found a place in Guiness Book of records. She has witnessed the steady growth of Tamil cinema in her career spanning decades,’ Brian Lee added.