Marcus Bartley is an Anglo-Indian film actor and renowned cinematographer, who played a significant role in a number of Indian films. He used to be an amateur photographer when he was still studying. He continued his passion until he got the opportunity to work as a press photographer in the newspaper, Times of India, in 1935. Under the patronage of the Times of India, he became the British Movie Tone’s News Reel Cameraman.

Marcus has been the cinematographer of classic films like Chemmeen (1965) and Maya Bazaar (1957). He joined the Pratagi studios when he got to Madras. The first film he worked on was B.N. Reddy’s Swarga Seema in 1945, which shows his Excellency in Black and White photography. This film made him associated closely to B.N. Reddy, Nagi Reddy, and K.V. Reddy.

He also worked in several studios such as Newtone Studios, National Studios, and Vauhini Productions. He has been the cinematographer for all 40 Vauhini films such as Guna Sundari Katha, Yogi Vemana, to name a few. He also worked for Vijaya Productions for films like Shavukaru, Pellichesi Chudu, Patala Bhairavi, Missamma, Shri Rajeswari Vilas Coffee Club, and more.

He has laid his photographic hands to many of the super hit films during those times, and his expertise was his footages under the moonlight. Marcus also worked as an actor and was starred in Krishnan Kartha’s 1987 drama film, Amshini.

Marcus was a disciplinarian, especially while on sets. He always wanted silence when working. \He rarely gave interviews and remained private. During Sundays, he is usually at home repairing cameras and preferred not to work on that day. He was born in 1917 and has died on March 14, 1993, in Chennai, but his contribution to the film industry is still being remembered and inspiring the youth to take up the same profession.

He won the Best Cinematography Award at the National Film Festival for the Tamil film, Shanti Nilayam. In 1978, Marcus earned President’s gold medal award at the International Film Festival for his work in the Malayalam film, Chemmeen.

Raja Bhattacharjee Tamil Actor

Raja Bhattacharjee

Raja Bhattacharjee is a professional south Indian director of photography. He has worked in many south Indian films in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. Raja Bhattacharjee is also a photographer. He is known for movies such as Ticket directed by film director Raaghav Ranganathan which was released in the year 2017, Pyaar Prema Kadhal directed by Elan in the year 2018, Karam dosa which was directed by Telugu film director Gajulapalli Trivikram and released in the year 2016 and many such projects. Raja Bhattacharjee was born in Tamil Nadu and is brought up in the same place. He got his school education at Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School which is located in Tambaram, a locality in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He then joined the Sivet College for his higher studies in undergraduate. This institution was located in a place called Gowrivakkam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Raja Bhattacharjee got interested in photography and cinematography. Following this dream, Raja Bhattacharjee joined the company media called Penta Media & Graphics Limited in the year 1996. There, he worked as a 3D Artist and improved his skills in visualization and conceptualization. Raja Bhattacharjee worked in this media company for three years until the year 1990. He then quit this job after acquiring some skills. Raja Bhattacharjee later started as a freelance photographer. In the year 2000, he was a self-employed photographer. He was in this field for a period of six months. Having received broad experience in the fieldwork and gaining confidence, Raja Bhattacharjee tried in the cine industry. He finally received an opportunity to become a cameraman for films. Raja Bhattacharjee has showcased his skill as a cinematographer and a photographer in his projects. He has worked for movies, short films, advertisement and many more. One of the projects in which Raja Bhattacharjee was the cinematographer received a special mention at the National Awards. It was for the short film named Dharmam. This short film received special mention for the category of non-feature films. The 7-minute long short film Dharmam was released in the year 2013. Dharmam was the debut project of Raja Bhattacharjee. He then entered the feature film through a Telugu film named Karam Dosa. This comedy film came in the year 2016. After two years, Raja Bhattacharjee ventured into Tamil industry with the short film called Untitled Kadhal. This romantic short was directed by Visvanath Krishnamoorthy and was released in the year 2018.

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