Laxman Utekar is a new age Cinematographer working mainly in Bollywood industry. He also is a renowned Director & directed two critically acclaimed Marathi films until now. Utekar was born in a rural area of Maharashtra. He was very passionate about photography from a tender age. After completing his education, he decided to pursue a career in cinematography. Utekar was very talented & his style was unique from contemporary cinematographers. After shooting a few ads, Utekar got his first chance as a cinematographer in 2007 film Khanna & Iyer. Although the movie was a failure, his works with the camera caught the attention of many viewers.

In 2008, he worked on a critically acclaimed short film named The Private Life of Albert Pinto. Utekar’s popularity started to rise and eventually he earned his first big break with 2009 high budget film Blue. It was India’s first film made with a budget of 100 crores. The breath-taking shots received immense praise from critics and Utekar started getting more chances in Bollywood. After completing his work on 2010 art film Dekh Indian Circus, Gauri Shindey roped him in for 2011 film English Vinglish. The Sridevi starrer got huge critical applause, and Utekar’s subtle cinematography left many viewers as well as critics speechless.

Utekar next worked on hit Bollywood film Boss (2013) starring Akshay Kumar. After that, he worked on two films Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014) and Tevar (2015). Both the films bombed at box office. Meanwhile, Utekar tried his hands on directing films in Marathi film industry after being tired of working too much as a cinematographer. According to him, the lack of presence of superstars in Marathi film industry helped him making films with good contents. His debut film Tapaal (2014) received worldwide acclaim and won numerous awards. Tapaal had its world premiere in 11 International film festivals.

The film is set in 1977 that tells the story of the bonding between a childless couple and a street child. The film won best actress award (Veena Jamkar) at South African Film Festival. The film also won two awards at Maharashtra State Film Award. Utekar’s next film Lalbaugchi Rani (2016) also received rave reviews from critics. Many praised Utekar’s concept as a director. The film tells the story of a mentally ill girl who got lost in Mumbai and changed lives of the peoples who meet with her. Late in 2016, Utekar again collaborated with Gauri Shindey to return as a cinematographer for her film Dear Zindagi (2016). Critics praised the film starring Alia Bhatt and superstar Shahrukh Khan. Utekar’s work in the film received love from the audience.

Ayananka Bose

Ayananka Bose is an Indian cinematographer who works in Hindi movies and television commercials. He was born on 23rd January in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. He is famous for his work in Kaabil, Force and Kites. Ayananka is the son of Arun Bose who was the chief sound recorder at the Prasad Film Laboratories in Chennai. Bose did a cinematography lesson in the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu in Chennai. Tamil ace cinematographer and director Rajiv Menon trained him in cinematography. Menon took Bose as an assistant director in the Tamil movie Kandukondain Kandukondain in 2010. Bose then worked as an assistant director to cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran in movies like Dil Chahta Hain in 2001, Kannathil Munnamittal in 2002, Koi Mil Gaya in 2003, Boys in 2003 and others. He became the first assistant cameraman in Lakshya in 2004, camera operator in Black in 2005 and associate cinematographer in Paheli in 2005 before becoming independent. Bose made his debut as the director of photography with the Bollywood film Main Aisa Hi Hoon which released on 6th May 2005. Since then Bose has cinematographed movies like Teesri Aankh: Hidden Camera in 2006, Umrao Jaan in 2006, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom in 2007, Tashan in 2008, Dostana in 2008, Kites in 2010, I Hate Luv Stories in 2010, Force in 2011, Student Of The Year in 2012, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara in 2013, Kick in 2014 and Dishoom in 2016. His latest works are Bollywood blockbuster Kaabil in 2017 and Telugu movie Duvvada Jagannadham in 2017. He also received special credits for Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani in 2013. Bose received the Zee Cine Award under the Best Cinematographer category in 2011 for the film Kites. He was also nominated for a Filmfare Award under the Best Cinematographer category in 2009 for the film Dostana and a Star Guild Award under the Best Cinematographer category for the film Kites in 2011. Bose has also cinematographed television commercials. Some of his works include Nokia Lumia Kiss, Tata Nano Gold Plus, Volkswagon Vento Auto Transmission, Samsung Hero, Cadbury Silk Bubbles, Domino’s – By Your Side, Jos Alukkas – Friends, Kurl – On Matress and several others. Bose also cinematographed music videos Salaam for Umrao Jaan, Vele for Student Of The Year, Kites for Kites, Mujhko Pehchanlo for Don 2, Bin Tere for I Hate Luv Stories, Teri Meri for Bodyguard and Wake Up Sid for Wake Up Sid.

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