Jomon T. John lives up to the uniqueness of his name. As a graduate of the Government Film and Television Institute in Bangalore, he started off as a part of advertisement industry. He transitioned to the film industry when he was casted as a cinematographer in Chaapa Kurishin 2011. It was followed by ‘Beautiful' in the same year and later, Thattathin Marayathu. All three films were not only box office hits but were also appreciated because of their beautiful shots and cinematography. Jomon T. John was born in the year 1982. His diploma, he says, allowed him to meet all kinds of people from different parts of the country. "I realized that a man from UP or MP will have an amazingly different sense of aesthetics." After that, Mr. John went on a spree of films that constantly saw him rightly nominated for awards.

Chaappa Kurish and Beautiful won him the Best Cinematographer Award at the Asianet Film Awards. Thira and Thattathin Marayathu led him to receive SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer. Most interviews describe the man as self-effacing and quiet. As someone who has achieved much in one of the most glamorous industries of the country, he is humble and enjoys his work to the fullest. According to him, films chose him and not the other way round. Ironically, he also claims that he choosing this field was no accident. He remembers loving cinema since childhood. He studied Mechanical Engineering for only a year before he decided to switch to Cinematography. He won the Malayala Manorama Victor George photography contest in college and believes from there he started his love affair with filmmaking.

Usually, Bollywood is the ultimate dream for a professional from any film industry in the country. But Jomon has offers coming in and it is rumored that he may make his directorial debut with a Dulquer Salmaan movie. On being asked about why it took so long, he said that as someone who treasures work over any kind of fame or wealth, he prefers to work in the South Indian industry as he is more comfortable. He still does advertisements whenever he can. Mr. John fell in love for the second time in 2010. He met his wife Ann Augustine, an actress, in Kochi while working for a video for Jayasurya. Their relationship blossomed over years and they got engaged in 2013. They were married the next year.

Madhu Ambat

Madhu Ambat was born on 6th March 1949 to Prof. K Bhagyanath and Smt. Ambat Sulochana. The Ambat family was an incredible group of individuals, with a father that quit being a professor to pursue his love for magic as full time career and a sister who grew up to be an incredible actress. Not only this, his younger sister, Vidhubala went on to become a leading actress in the Malayalam film industry. In a time when everybody was focused on getting into good colleges and getting well-paid jobs as soon as possible, Mr. Ambat was lucky to have a family that believed that he deserved to love what he did. So, despite extreme pressure, he went to the renowned Pune Film Institute. He had also got admitted into IIT, but instead decided to go the other way. He spent the next few years working his hardest and ultimately, it all paid off, when he grabbed a gold medal at the institute. This was, however, just a start. Madhu Ambat started his 120-film-long career as a cinematographer with a documentary for famous director Ramu Kariat in 1973. The following thirty-five years were filled with incredible hits and awards ranging from Kerala Film Critics' Awards to National Awards. His incredible success did not stop here. His talent was recognized on an international platform. M. Night Shyamalan, of "Sixth Sense" fame, collaborated with him on two feature films, one called ‘Wide Awake'. Directors like Jennifer Lynch, Salim Ahamed, Rajkumar Santhoshi and Timothy Fodder worked alongside him. He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography three times and won several state awards many times over. His first National Award for Best Cinematography was for "Adi Sankaracharya" (Sanskrit) directed by G V Iyer in 1984. In 2006, he got it for the second time in the film "Sringaram" (Tamil) directed by Saradha Ramanathan. In 2010, he got it for the third time for his work in "Adaminte Makan Abu" (Malayalam), directed by Salim Ahmad. Having been honored by almost everyone who counts in the film industry, he lives in Chennai with his family. He started the Fantasia Centre for Research and Development of Cinema, a nonprofit organisation that work towards creating more awareness about movies and their culture. A story teller with an incredible tale of his own, Madhu Ambat remains one of the stellar of true Indian cinema.

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