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Sameer Haq Malayalam Actor

Sameer Haq

Samer Haq is a cinematographer who made his debut as a director of photography in the year 2010. This film ‘Athmakadha’ was written and directed by Premlal. The film is considered to be the classic genre of Malayalam films that include the works of master directors like Bharathan and Padmarajan. In the year 2012, he got associated with a project 'Outsider' which was shot extensively in Kerala and Nagercoil. The procedure of this cinematographer is to shoot the topic of the film and his lens captures then every frame with the most part of the movie as narrated by the actors. After the Malayalam movie "Athmakadha", director Premlal directed another Malayalam movie "Outsider" which had Sreenivasan in the major character. Indrajith and Pashupathy were in lead roles. Hence, the director of photography Sameer Haq got roped in for another project of the director Premlal. In the same year, the director of photography came together for director’s Joe Chalissery which was relied on the small script "Desathinte Vijayam" by Sethu. This was a political satire based movie starring Sreenivasan, Rajshri in the lead roles. In the year 2013, he handled the camera for the movie ‘Sundarimarude Katha’ directed by Rajesh K. Abraham and that had Umang Jain, Nadhiya, Zarina Wahab, Lena, Shamna Kasim, and Lakshmi Rai in lead roles. Another popular movie was ‘Pakida' which was produced by Kartha Seagulf and Sagar Shereef. The film was directed by Sunil Karyattukara. Sameer Haq handled the camera for the movie. The director of photography had to shoot many scenes in Kochi to Madurai under the hot sun, Every day the shot had to be over before the sunset. Some shoot had to accompany in heavy trucks had been parked.  In the year 2014, he had two more assignments such ‘Nagara Varithi Naduvil Njan’ and ‘Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal’. In the year 2015, he handled the camera for two more assessments of Malayalam cinema. These films were ‘Swargathekkal Sundaram’ which was directed by debutant Manoj Aravindakshan and another movie ‘Love 24 X 7’ which was directed by debutante Sreebala K Menon. In 2016, the cinematographer worked for Nithin Renji Panicker’s movie ‘Kasba’ which was a huge success movie. The film revolved around police inspector Mammootty and his lens really captured the body language and the police station.


Satheesh Kurup

Satheesh Kurup is an Indian cinematographer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He took up a challenging task of photography from his first film ‘Anwar,’ and this film is still considered to be one of his best works so far. He owes an inspiration as a cinema technician from cinematographer and director Balu Mahendra. He was very much determined to be a part of the cinema. But before he could make a plunge in cinema, he was a still photographer in his college club. His continuous passion for cinematography brought him closer to many producers and directors of Malayalam cinema. While he was a still photographer in the college club, he took up the role of an assistant cameraman for Big B, which had cinematography by Samir Tahir. Later on, he had followed up as an operating cameraman for movie ‘Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded’ which had Mohanlal, Shobana in the stellar cast. However, he wanted to become an independent cameraman. So, he took a reference from director-producer Anwar Rasheed and met Amal Neerad who was planning to direct 'Anwar.' While he was struggling to keep his foot as an independent cameraman, he only got the visual suggestion from Amal Neerad which was enough for him to take the movie to a higher level. After his commendable work in 'Anwar', a various kind of film offers came to him. But he was quite selective and chose those films that qualified to have a concept of art and a good theme. Satheesh felt his journey as a cinematographer must be a bit serious one with quality works. He would tell himself always, if at all he was given a chance, to direct just a few six or seven movies in his whole career, he would not mind at all. To him, quality meant a lot, and he was not bothered to achieve a quantity goal in his career. For ‘Anwar’, he shot maximum scenes in Kochi which had bend well with the theme of the movie. This cinematographer also can be remembered for his quality of work in ‘Pranayam’ (2011). Both of these movies( Anwar and Pranayam) clicked in the box office and Kurup got some more meaningful work in Malayalam cinema. After wielding camera for few more Malayalam movies, he got a chance for a highly appreciated film ‘Mr. Fraud’ in 2014. His earlier movies like ‘Salalah Mobiles’ and ‘Ladies and Gentleman’ only received a poor response at the box office and had a mixed critics appreciation. Kurup also has wielded camera for a short film 'Undo Think forth' and a documentary '100 Years of Chrysostom'.

Satheesh Kurup Malayalam Actor