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Magesh K Dev Tamil Actor

Magesh K Dev

Magesh K Dev is a cinematographer in the Tamil and Kannada film industry who took a path which was awfully less trodden by any of the predecessors of his profession. As of 2016, he has only one film to his credit.,‘Care Of Footpath2’, which was directed by KishanShrikanth. One specialty of the movie is its director. KishanShrikanth was merely 19 years of age at the time of production of the movie, gaining the Guinness world record for being the youngest director to direct a full feature length film. During the planning stages of the film, very few people took it seriously owing to the fact that the director was of such a young age and it was thus easy to assume that he was inexperienced. But the truth was that Kishan had directed a shorter movie titled ‘Care Of Footpath,' which is technically the prequel to his second movie. ‘Care of Footpath’ had won many international awards in various festivals, and Magesh K Dev knew this fact very well. Completely aware of the directors' skills and capabilities, he committed to ‘Care of the Roads2’ and it was a huge boost for him regarding his career opportunities. The film was well received by the public in Karnataka and the social issue that it raised took it to the attention of Film cooperatives functioning at National levels. The film was a result of the combined efforts of all its crew members that took a total of three years in the pre-production process itself while most of the conventional Indian films are less planned and coordinated. Magesh was satisfied with the results since the film was later decided to be released in other states and thus, multilingual versions had to be made of the work. In Hindi, the film is renamed as ‘Kill Them Young’ and featured the veteran actor Jackie Shroff in a prominent role. What stands apart from all the other factors that make this film special is that it received a nomination for the 2016 Academy Awards. Even when big-budget,top-grossing films such as ‘Bahubali’ failed to gain such recognition, it came as a surprise to many when the film got a parallel entry into into the Oscars to compete as the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’. Even though the film did not bag the award, Magesh knows that his choice of picking the movie was not a bad one.


R Rathnavelu

Randy Rathnavelu is a cinematographer who was born on 24th February 1971 in Chennai, India and is actively working in the Tollywood industry since 1997. He is a well known cinematographer in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He has also been critically acclaimed for his works in certain movies. He has also been a student of Science and holds a Bachelor degree in Physics. Apart from the primary education, he is also well versed professionally and also has a diploma in Film Technology and Cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu. He is married to Hema Rathnavelu. He is an ardent fan of the southern icon 'Rajinikanth'. His body of work boast of some acclaimed movies such as "Nandha", "Vaaranam Aayiram", "Enthiran" etc. His first movie was a Tamil movie "Aravindhan". He has worked majorly in Tamil movies and also a Hindi movie named "David". For "Nandha", he bagged a FilmFare award for Best Cinematography along with the Tamil Nadu State Film Award. In 2010, "Enthiran" got him another Filmfare Award and Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer. His recent work in "Lingaa" was highly talked about. Rathnavelu started off as an assistant to Rajiv Menon after graduating from FTI and worked on many commercials. Rajiv Menon’s team did the film "Bombay", which was a visual sight, after which Rathnavelu started operating independently. His style of working and the ability to experiment set him apart. In the movie "Sethu", he used the dull green color to portray the feeling of a mental asylum. It was the first time a thing like that had been done and of course, he was lauded. With every film he does, he brings something new for the audience to see. He says P.C Sreeram and Mani Ratnam were his idols. As a child, he would be enticed to nature and click pictures with a still camera. He also aspires to direct soon which is awaited given his collaboration with the best directors in the industry. He has declined Bollywood offers because he prefers to rule the Tollywood industry over struggling in Bollywood. From idolizing the people to working with them as a contemporary, R Rathnavelu has definitely come a long way.

R Rathnavelu Tamil Actor