Dinesh Krishnan is one of the famous cinematographers of the Tamil film industry. He is also working as director of photography in the Telugu industry. He is one such ambitious person who has brought a change in the perspective of the audience with his skills and cinematography. He has made a big mark at a young age. His artistic and technical decisions have impressed film crew and have made him so popular. He developed an interest in this field at a very young age.
He completed a three-year course in cinematography from the M.G.R Film and Television Institute, Chennai. He also enhanced his experience by working as a student photographer. He initially worked as an assistant for cinematographer Randy Rathnavelu. Dinesh worked along with him on films such as Vaaranam Aayiram, Enthiran, Haridas, David and few schedules of Nenokkadine. He was a part of some television commercial too. Randy was very much impressed with his efforts. Dinesh acknowledged the efforts of his senior Randy in providing him the valuable guidance.
His debut film as a cinematographer was ‘
Soodhu Kavvum’ in the year 2013. The movie was a black comedy and the extensive execution led it to create a path-breaking impact. Dinesh’s impact was evident with his second film ‘The Gidi.’ It was a murder mystery and involved a lot of semi-lits and night shots thus proving it challenging for the crew. His performance was well applauded. Thereafter he worked for the film ‘X: Past is Present.’ His next venture was ‘
Kappal’ in 2014. It was a romantic movie that mesmerized the audience. According to him, Kappal was a ‘colorful expedition’. It had a variety of scenes with mixtures and fervors and was of different genre.
The film delighted everyone with it’s out of the box concepts. In 2015 he gave us some wonderful movies such as ‘
Valiyavan’ and ‘Mellisai’. Mellisai was a romantic thriller. Some of the Telugu projects by Dinesh are ‘
Pandavullo Okadu’ and ‘
Challenge’ in the year 2015. Dinesh has given another wonderful movie ‘
Sethupathi’ in 2016.
He is definitely the man behind the eye-catching visuals. On Valentine’s Day, there was a special song ‘Avalukena’. The best so far of his career has been the recent movie ‘Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum’ (KaKapo). His upcoming movie is ‘
Rekka.’ It is evident in his work that he enjoys working on films. He believes that composition and knowledge of lightning can be obtained with a solid grounding in photography, which is the basis of cinematography.