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.

Natarajan Subramaniam

Natarajan Subramaniam is a cinematographer turned actor of the Kollywood. At the beginning, of his career, he even worked as a marriage photographer and a videographer. Natarajan decided to quit his school at the age of 18 and neither did he go to college. He wanted to pursue his interest in photography. It took a long period for him to make a break in the film industry, but he worked as an assistant cinematographer under Vijayalakshmi. Anyways, he decided to stick with documentaries before doing any bigger projects. He started to receive the acknowledgment after he made the music video of Euphoria’s first album. He worked with Ram Gopal Varma on a film project but eventually nothing happened. He was then recommended to Anurag Kashyap by Varma, and the pair worked together for three Hindi film projects which were; “Black Friday” (2004), “Paanch” (2003) and “Last Train to Mahakali” (1999). Simultaneously he was working in some Tamil projects like “Youth” (2002- Romantic Comedy). He was pretty active in his films and yet he worked as a cinematographer in some successful Hindi films like “Jab We Met” (2007- staring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor), “Golmaal Returns” (2008- a Rohit Shetty film) and “Raanjhanaa” (2013). After all the success as a cinematographer in Bollywood, Natarajan tried his luck as an actor in low-budget Tamil films. He initially appeared in “Naalai” (2006) and “Chakkara Viyugam” (2008). However, both of the films did not create any impact on the box office but his part as an actor was well acclaimed. Later he did “Milaga” and “Muthukku Muthaaga” which were again not effective. And t hen, he did a film called “Sathuranga Vettai” produced by Manobala and directed by Vinoth. The film became a success at the box office. He played the role of “Gandhi Babu”, and his body and eye language was commendable.

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Natarajan Subramaniam Tamil Actor