Gopi Puthran is a leading Indian cinematographer and writer who is known for his work in the Hindi film industry. His work in Bollywood has been met with a lot of critical acclaims. Puthran is a passionate cinematographer, whose skill and perfectionism are highlighted in all his works. He studied commerce in R A Podar College and it is when he decided to pursue a line of work more suited to his artistic talents. He entered the world of Bollywood with his knack for storytelling as a scriptwriter. He composed the story and dialogues for the commercial movie, ‘
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His next prominent work was as the assistant director and writer for the ‘Mardaani (2014).’ Puthran’s brilliant work on the set landed him his first role as a director. The producer,
, pointed him out as the perfect candidate to work on the sequel of Mardaani. For the execution of Mardaani 2, he spent an intensive nine-month period talking to victims and perpetrators of sexual crimes to pen out a script that would portray the existing societal flaws.
He was nominated for the ‘Best Debut Director’ Filmfare Award in 2020 for his association with Mardaani 2. He had also been nominated for the ‘Best Screenplay’ technical award for the previous movie. He is an aficionado of thrillers and noir cinema, which drives him to diversify India’s perspective of the entertainment industry.