Birthday: 04-06-1926
Date of death: 22-11-2010
Star sign: Cancer

Manakda Ravi Varma was born on 4th June, 1926 in Malappuram, Kerala. Ravi Varma passed away at the age of 84on 22nd November, 2010 in Tamil Nadu, India. People also know him as Raviettan. He started his career in the year 1966. He is a very popular Malayalam Film Director and Cinematographer. He has worked with many famous Directors such as G. Aravindan, P.N. Menon and much more.

Ravi Varma is also the director of two movies and he has also won many awards. He has won seven Kerala State Film Awards and Two National Film Awards for many categories. Ravi Varma loved photography when he was a kid. Therefore, he did his graduation from Victoria College and he also studied motion pictures photography from the FTII (Institute Of Film Technology). After he had completed his studies from FTII, he shot many short films and noteworthy documentaries.

His very first work which became very popular was Olavum Theeravum. he worked on this film in the year 1970, the director of this film was P.N Menon and M.T Vasudevan Nair is the writer of the script. The film Olavum Theeravum was an amazing film by the entire team and they had the lighting a little different from the other films, but they somehow managed and did an amazing job. He also did the film Aval in the year 1966 and the director of this film was Aziz. He also did the film Dikkatra Parvathi in the year 1973 and the film Uttarayanam in the year 1974. He is an amazing and talented Cinematographer; he takes less light as an advantage.
 

He has worked a lot with the very famous director Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Adoor and Ravi became very good friends and made their first film together named Swayamvaram in the year 1971. Ravi also won many awards for the film Swayamvaram; this was an amazing film and brought many changes in Kerala. In the year 1981, they again did a film together named Elippathayam; this was also a great film as both of them worked hard for the film. They did a lot of films together. Later, Ravi started his career as a Director and as a Director he did his first film named Nokkukuthi and this film got an award which was a very proud moment for him.

Ravi Varma was a very amazing writer as well he has written the book Chiram Chala Chitram and this book also won the Best Book award. His book Chiram Chala Chitram was about Cinematography and people liked the book very much.

Venugopal Madathil Malayalam Actor

Venugopal Madathil

Venugopal Madathil was born on June 5th, 1966 in Kerala. He is a very popular Malayalam Cinematographer. He has worked with many famous Malayalam Directors such as Sibi Malayil, Jayaraj, V.M. Vinu, A.K. Lothihadas, Kamal, Rajasenan and much more. He has learned a lot of things while working with these eminent directors. His father was a very distinguished Ayurveda Doctor. His father’s name is M.N. Paniker, he wanted his son to do engineering, but Venugopal didn’t want to become an engineer. Venugopal opted for engineering, but he loved photography so much that he could not focus on engineering. He used to spend a lot of time in his uncle’s studio and learn many new things. IAB Digital Studio which is at Coimbatore developed a cinematographer in him. During his college time whenever he used to get the time he used to learn many new things related to photography and cinematography. His father was very strict and he was very disturbed because of his son’s attitude because he didn’t want him to get into the film industry. Later, Venugopal took permission from M.N Paniker (his father) and decided to do Photography course from Chennai. After he had completed his course, his father introduced him to MR. Jayanan Vincent through one of his friend named M.T Vasydevan Nair. Then MR. Jayanan Vincent appointed Venugopal as his assistant. They did the film Uyaranagalil together. His father passed away when he was new to this industry, this was a very difficult situation for him and therefore, he was shattered and came back home. After a very long time, he returned to the cinema world as M T Vasudevan Nair’s assistant for the film Anubandam. He also worked as a single Cameraman in the film Pournami Rojakkal; this was a Tamil Film. He did Ellarum Chollunnu and this was a great film as this was his first Malayalam film as an Independent Cameraperson. He also did the film Oh Fabby and got the title for Cinematography which was the biggest achievement of his life. Even after his father’s death he came back and decided to work hard. Therefore, he got huge success in his career slowly and gradually. He has also shot many love songs like Nammal, Jalolsavam, Meghamalhar and much more and these songs are so wonderful and appealing that the audience still remembers all his creations. He later went into the Telugu film industry as well. He worked very hard in the Telugu films as well and as a result, he won the Bharathamuni award for the film Subapradam for his Cinematography.

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J. Williams

J. Willims was born on 26th August, 1948 in Thiruvananthapuram. He died on 20th February, 2005 in Hyderabad. He was a very popular Cinematographer, Producer and Director as well. He was a versatile and talented person. He began his career in the film industry in the year 1974. His wife’s name is Shanthi Williams and they had four kids. He did a lot of Malayalam films as a Producer, Director and a Cinematographer. He also did movies in other languages like Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. He has done 50 films as a cameraperson and did a splendid job in all his movies. He did the movie Vishnuvijayam in the year 1974; this was his very first movie and he did an amazing job. He did many movies like Nijaan Ninne Premikkunnu in the year 1975, Thulavarsham in the year 1976, Anubhavam in the year 1976; he started his career with these movies and as a beginner, he did a splendid job and the audience liked his work very much. He did movies like Sreedevi in the year 1977, Adimakkachavadam in the year 1978, Chuvanna Chirakukal in the year 1979 and much more. He has worked hard during his lifetime. He has done many movies as a Director as well and did a great job as a Director. The audience liked all the movies that he has done as a Director. He is the director of the movie Madaalasa in the year 1978; this was his first film as a director and it hit the screens and the audience liked the movie. In the year 1982 he did the movie Kaaliyamarddanam which was also an amazing movie. As a Director he has done many movies like Gentleman Security in the year 1994, The Gang in the year 2002, Hello Madras Girl in the year 1983 and much more. He is also a very good story writer; he has written the stories of the films like Madaalasa; he is also the director of this film. He is also the writer of the story of the film Jeevante Jeevan in the year 1985 and Rishi in the year 1992. He has proved himself a very good story writer by writing such beautiful stories of the movies. He has also written the screenplay of the movies like Madaalasa in the year 1978; he is the director and the story writer of the film as well. He is the writer of the screenplay of the movie Jeevante Jeevan in the year 1985.

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