Birthday: 07-11-1976
Age: 42
Star sign: Sagittarius

Sameer C. Thahir is an Indian writer, cinematographer, and director recognized for his performance in Malayalam cinema. Thahir made his appearance with Big B, the first movie directed by cinematographer Amal Neerad, in the year 2007. Later, he made his writing and directorial debut with the movie Chaappa Kurishu in the year 2011. His second fiction movie, Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi, was out in the year 2013. Sameer Thahir examined in the creative environment of Maharajas College, which is in Eranakulam, and the bonds formed based on creative races during that time are still the driving portion for him in filmmaking.

Sameer's teacher Amal Neerad for whom he managed cinematography in the movie Big B, charismatic director Ashiq Abu, Anwar Rasheed for whom Sameer went on the camera in the movie Daddy cool, and generally acclaimed cinematographer Rajeev Ravi for him Sameer has served in films were just amazing of them from Maharajas appreciation circle. Sameer Thahir emerged from his enthusiasm for photography to wedding movies to advertise movies to feature movies through a stretch of time. He says the motivation for making his own first flick Chappakurish as he needed to make a movie which he would want to see that represents the diversity of the real world. But the movie went on to receive sheer objection for holding a mere copy of a Korean movie, named Hand Phone. Sameer's next film Neelaakaasam Pachakkadal Chuvanna Bhoomi got generally positive reviews.

A thriller road film, it was penned by Hashir Muhammad. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan, sunny Wayne, and Dhritiman Chatterjee, and S. It is inspired by the 2004 film The Motorcycle records, meant on the early life and journeys of Che Guvera. The movie began shooting in the North-Eastern land of Nagaland in 2013 and finished its shoot in mid- 2013. The movie was shot at real positions in seven Indian states, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, West Bengal, and Sikkim. The film spins around Kasi played by Dulquer Salmaan and Suni played by Sunny Wayne, who go on a road journey from Kerala to Nagaland. The film began to positive reviews and was a box-office profit.

For his next film which he served as a cinematographer was the super-hit film Bangalore Days. Starring Nivin Pauly, Isha Talwar, Dulquer Salmaan, the movie also has Parvathy, Fahadh Facial and Nithya Menen in crucial roles. The story revolves around three cousins from Kerala who travel to Bangalore, surrounding the different themes, family, friendship, and relationships. The film earned positive reviews from critics and is one of the highest-grossing movies in Malayalam.

The remake titles of the film, for Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi languages were jointly obtained by PVP Cinemas and Dil Raju. The film was succeeding remade in Tamil as Bangalore Naatkal in the year 2016), which was helmed by Bommarillu Bhaskar. His other movies include Sila Samayangalil, Chandrettan Evideya, and the recent Kali. Sameer got married, his girlfriend Neethu in 2013.

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Born on 7th of November 1976 in Cochin, in the Ernakulam district of the state of Kerela, a cinematographer and director Sameer Thahir has been actively working since 2007. He specializes in the Malayalam cinema. It all began in the Maharajas College Ernakulam. People say this industry is all about hitting the iron when it is hot. It was true in the case of Sameer, since the friends he made in the Maharajas College were the ones with whom his career not only started but also got a boost. First, it was just a love for photography which made Sameer shoot wedding films which slowly changed to ad films and then feature films eventually.

His debut film as a cinematographer was Big B(2007), after which the most importantmilestone occurred when he turned into a director and a writer with the movie Chaappa Kurishu in 2011. The second film of him as a director was Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi (2013) and got thumbs up from the critics. His work repertoire consists of noteworthy films. Beginning with Big B in which he worked as a cinematographer, this first break was given to him by Amal Neerad, whom he often regards as a mentor, who was also an important part of his friend circle in the Maharajas College.

His second film as a cinematographer was Daddy Cool (2009), and this time he had the opportunity to work with Anwar Rasheed, and Aashiq Abu, both of whom were also his friends before they became colleagues. Rajeev Ravi was another person he assisted in two movies. Sameer has was married to Neethu in 2013. Their story is nothing less than that of a feature film as she was his teacher turned into a girlfriend and now spouse. For someone who has just started, Sameer has made his position prominent in the industry.

Anwar Rasheed

Anwar Rasheed is a famous and highly appreciated director who works in the Indian film industry especially in the southern part of it who was born on 19th of March in the year 1976 in Kollam. Anwar attended Maharaja College in which he realized that he has a thing for the film industry and the various processes that are involved in making a film. He befriended a group of like-minded people who were also movie buffs. His father got transferred to Chennai, and he joined Madras University for his Post graduation, and here he assisted the director Raghunath Paleri while he was filming Vismayam. While he was in the years of his education, he took an active part in various youth festivals of his college in activities like photography and drama. While he was on the sets of the new movie named Rajamanikyam, he was the associate to the main director of the movie named Ranjith. However, at the very last moment, he decided to back out and suggested Anwar to become the director of the movie. This moment of crises for the movie turned out to be the opportunity of a lifetime for Anwar, and he pounced to take the responsibility on his shoulders. Rajamanikyam became Anwar’s debut movie as a director, and it came out in the year 2005. This movie was in Malayalam language and starred Mammootty and Padmapriya along with Rahman. This flick was a typical masala entertainer which won the audiences’ completely and went on to become one among the highest grossing movies of the decade. Among the other movies that he has directed is Chota Mumbai which came out in the year 2007. He also directed the movie written by Anjali Menon and the name of this film was Ustad Hotel. This flick was released in the year 2012 and was widely appreciated both by the audience as well as by the critics who gave this movie a National Award for the Best Popular Movie.

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