Satyadit Pande or also known as Setu is an Indian cinematographer. He was born in Calcutta and completed B. Com at St. Xavier’s College. Setu’s uncle, Ranjan Palit, a renowned cinematographer, together with his wife, Vasudha Joshi, a documentary filmmaker, has introduced him to photography. His uncle advised him to go to Mumbai if he wants to make it big.

Initially, he worked as an apprentice to Anil Mehta and later with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Susequently, he studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. And then, he moved to Mumbai and assisted director Tigmanshu Dhulia in Haasil (2003) and Charas (2004). Af

ter that, he worked on many commercials together with Shoojit Sircar. During that time, actor, Aamir Khan requested Sircar to work on his directorial debut film, Taare Zameen Par. However, Sircar was busy at that time and couldn’t take the offer, so he recommends Setu to Aamir. Maybe out of luck, he became the DoP of the film. But even though the film gave him a lot of recognition, he still didn’t get many film offers. It was maybe because of the recession that the film industry is facing during that time. So he decided to return to making ad films and documentaries. Some of his documentaries include Jari Mari, Dam/Age, etc.

He also worked on several commercials for ICICI, Yamaha, Reliance, Maggi, and more. When his uncle was working on Saat Khoon Maaf, film director, Sujoy Ghosh was very impressed with his work. He requested his uncle to sign for Kahaani, but since his uncle was too busy with Saat Khoon Maaf, he suggested Setu instead and got the project. After that, Raj Kumar Gupta offered him to work on his upcoming film, Ghanchakkar. He also shot Ashish Avikunthak’s Bengali film, Nirakar Chhaya. He donned two short films, and one of it was Vijay Nambiar’s Reflections, which gave him the Best Cinematography Award at the New York Short Film Festival.

Nirmal Jani Hindi Actor

Nirmal Jani

Nirmal Jani, a cinematographer of Indian origin was born in a family, who has a good film background. Nirmal Jani is currently working in Mumbai-based Bollywood Film Industry. His debut film was Patthar Ek Phool which was released in the year 1991, directed by Anant Balani and Salman Khan was there in the lead role. His father’s name was Mr. Pranlal Jani. He has worked as a movie director and as Director of Photography (DOP) and was very successful in his work. That is why Nirmal Jani has skills in his blood. At a very young age, Nirmal Jani was passionate about films and had a keen interest in films. That is why he joined the movie at a very young age, and now he has become one of the most experienced DOP in India. He has worked hard and struggled a lot to become a DOP because of which he has achieved so much and reached to the greater heights. He started his career with some already established cinematographers in the year 1975 having a keen interest in lighting design. Initially, he worked under his father who hired him for the post of Assistant Cameraman. He has gained many skills and knowledge by working under his father. Today, he is very popular DOP in the industry and has directed many soaps, movies, and commercials. He has worked on the latest technology which was imported from Hollywood in the movie named Toonpur Ka Superhero which made him more popular among people. He lives in Mumbai, India. He has worked with many big production houses and many big Bollywood stars and Legends. He has also worked as DOP in many other films like Kshatriya in 1993, Haqeeqat in 1995, Dushman in 1998, Raju Chacha in 2000, Kranti in 2002, Deewaar in 2004, One two three in 2008, to name a few. Nirmal Jani has experience of around 30 years as a professional cinematographer. He has worked with many production houses and also won some awards for light design and cinematography. He is a versatile artist with a forte in light designing. He has contributed a lot to the industry and made his reputation by consistently providing creative, high quality, visual work in every kind of format. He is also a member of W.I.C.A and also has an international experience in this field. He made many music videos, feature films, TV series, Commercials, etc. Nirmal Jani has worked in many feature films. The statistics are of 40 feature films till now. He is comfortable in shooting with a digital camera of 35mm/S16mm.  

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