Gavemic is a very well-known cinematographer in Indian cinema. Thanjavur is his birthplace. He was, however, brought up in Pondicherry. His father is an ex-police officer, his mom is a homemaker and his sister, who is younger than him, is a fashion designer. His granddad was his influence and the reason that he fell in love with cinematography. He was eleven when he got his first camera and immediately started taking pictures of whatever he came across. He, later on, borrowed his grandfather’s SLR camera to click pictures. His religion at birth was Hariharan, but he converted to Buddhism later on. When he converted religions, he also underwent a name change and kept it as Gavemic U Ary. The reason he changed his name was because of his ‘guru’ who introduced him to Buddhism. His career in the Indian film industry began in the early 2000’s. In the year 2007, he shot documentaries and commercials independently. However, this work was not creatively satisfying for him.
His first job in Indian cinema was as an assistant cameraman under
Santosh Sivan’s supervision. Santosh Sivan is an Indian cinematographer who has 45 films and 41 documentaries under his belt. He also worked with Santosh Sivan on three other projects: Navarasa, Kerala Tourism, and Silsilay. The first movie in which he was the main cinematographer was 2012’s Mastram. This film is based on the life of a porn writer who wants to be a literary writer. This movie was also the debut of
Akhilesh Jaiswal as a director. During the shooting of this film, Gavemic used the Arri Alexxa which is a camera system that is used to shoot motion pictures. The next movie that he was the cinematographer for was 2014’s Jigarthanda. This film was Gavemic’s first Tamil venture. His next venture is Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Amma Kannaku, which will release later on this year. Gavemic has a policy according to which he only does one project at a time.