S Lokanathan also known as
is an Indian cinematographer. He has worked as a cinematographer, for a various movies in the Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil film industry. He is famous for his work in movies like
, Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah, Bhagavan, Annan Thambi and much more. He started his career first working in Telugu films, Loganathan shot for two movies featuring
, before getting more work in the Malayalam cinema industries. He first gave his contribution for the Telugu movie Allari. The film was directed and produced by
under the banner of Flying Frogs.
The movie featured Naresh and Swetha Agrawal in the leading roles. The movie became a huge sensation on its release and initiated the trend for new age romantic and comedy love stories. The movie was further remade in the Tamil language as Kurumbu. In 2006 he worked as a cinematographer in a Malayalam movie named Moonnamathoral. The movie was a suspense thriller, shot originally at Peerumedu in Kerala starring Jayaram and Jyothirmayi in the leading roles. The plot of the picture was based on two growing girls Anupama and Rahel both serving as nurses in a hospital and living at a Krishnapuram soon unusual stuff start appearing with the two of them.
The second half of the film follows when a police and his wife who is a story writer start living in the ancient palace. Soon the wife gets owned by the spirits staying there and an inquiry is done by (Jayaram) the man leading him into the strange shady past of the cottage, releasing a neglected history, thus leading to a shocking understanding of who the "third someone" is. The film was noted for being the original high-definition (HD) movie to be digitally given to theatres through satellite. In 2008 he worked for the movie Annan Thambi directed by
. The movie featured Gopika, Mammootty, and Lakshmi Rai.
His one of the best work till date is considered for the 2012 Malayalam movie Ustad Hotel. The film was directed by Anwar Rasheed, penned by
and presented by
under Magic Frames and was given by Central Pictures. The film stars
, Siddique, Thilakan,
, Mamukkoya, and Lena Abhilash, with Jishnu and Asif Ali in a special appearance. In 2014 he worked with the Yash Raj Films banner for the Tamil movie
, in the same year he shot for the film Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah and later for
in 2016. His other filmography includes Kurukshetra by
which was based on war, Thotti Gang,
Aha Naa Pellanta
and much more.