Velu Prabhakaran is an Indian Film Actor, Cinematographer, and Filmmaker. He worked in the Tamil Film Industry. His films have a unique theme. They are mostly controversial. At the age of 60, he married Shirley Das, an actress in his film “Kadhal Kathai” (2009). They married on the 3rd of June in 2017.

Prabhakaran started his career in the Tamil Film Industry as a Cinematographer. He worked in a few movies as a Cinematographer. He later turned into a Filmmaker with the horror film “Nalaya Manithan” (1989). Prabhakaran worked as a Writer, Director, and Cinematographer in this Horror Drama.

He later worked in the films “Pick Pocket” (1989), “Uruvam” (1991), “rajali’ (1996), “Kadhal Kathai” (2009), and many more. Prabhakaran turned as an actor with the film “Sariyana Jodi” (1989). Prabhakaran won the Best Dialogue Writer by Tamil Nadu State Film Award for the film “Kadavul” (1997).

Eswaran Thangavel Tamil Actor

Eswaran Thangavel

Eswaran Thangavel made his signature debut as an independent cinematographer in ‘Railway Children’. He found the camera work in the black form necessary for a documentary movie. In this project, he used the hand camera to shoot the railway interior and the movie was mostly shot in documentary style. He had a focus that primary and no dominant color should be seen. The film had only a saturated film vision. There were many mid-night shoots, and it was a path-breaking shot of the movie that dealt with the lifestyle of rugged and poor kids who spend their lives in and around railway platform. His next movie was Kerala Paradiso (Malayalam movie). He does not attach his profession to any genre that he gets his hands to do. For instance, in ‘Railway Children’ there was a de-saturated look and no dominant color was applied in the camera work. But for his second project 'Kerala Paradiso' (Malayalam movie); he used all green color and a camera which had Kerala backdrop. He follows Robert Richardson's vision and wants to be a part of good films and not only good-looking films. Michael Chaplin once said that cinematography need not be beautiful but appropriate. He wants to follow the same path as Chaplin.  He is even ready to do the commercial films. This man hailed from Kumarapalyam village and had a keen interest in photography. He came to Chennai to do a VISCOM course (DG BSc in Vaishnava College). Since his friends, brother, wife had given him space to work in cinema, he continued his journey. He is a firm believer of thought; 'whatever you want to do, believe in it, go ahead and do it'. He considers Master Nallasamy sir as his guru who asked him to start participating in the photography contests. He used to admire Santosh Sivan since his college days and wanted to be a part of his projects. His dream was fulfilled when he got a chance to work with him in the movie 'Ravana', as an assistant cameraman. He admires the work of Santosh Sivan and praises him for his lighting works. He even worked with cinematographer Saravanan in Alex Pandian, with Sooraj Nallusami in ‘Desingu Raja’, with K. G. Venkatesh in 'Sathuranga Vettai' and with Tony Chan in 'Moodar Koodam '.

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BR Vijayalakshmi

Cinematographer BR Vijayalakshmi is the daughter of a popular filmmaker BR Panthulu. Her mother Andalammal is a homemaker. Vijayalakshmi has a brother Ashok Kumar and he is working in the Kannada film industry as a filmmaker. Vijayalakshmi started her career as an interior designer. Later, she developed an interest in cinematography and joined the film school. Vijayalakshmi is Asia’s first woman cinematographer. She joined Ashok Kumar, a popular cinematographer as an assistant in the year 1980 for the film Nenjathai Killathe. Within three Years, she had completed thirty films as an assistant to Ashok. She had helped the movies Kai Kodukkum Kai starring "Rajinikanth" and Pillai Nila featuring "Mohan" and "Nalini" with the clash work. She made her debut as an independent cinematographer in 1985 in the film Chinna Veedu directed by “K Bhagyaraj.” This offer came to her as Bhagayaraj was impressed with her work in Darling Darling Darling. Vijayalakshmi had worked in 22 films as a cinematographer. Vijayalakshmi is not only a cinematographer but a screenplay writer and director too. Her first script work was for a Malayalam film, Daddy, which had Arvind Swamy and Gautami Tadimalla in the lead roles. She made her debut as the director in Paatu Paada Va, a film that had “SP Balasubrahmanyam” and “Rahman” in the lead roles. The songs were super hits and the story was unique too. Vijayalakshmi was elated as the film got its honor in the international arena. It was screened at the International Film Festival of India. She had directed hit TV series too. Vijayalakshmi has directed serials including Vasantham Colony, Maya Machindra, and Velan. Vijayalakshmi is the creative head of the Indian Music Company, Saregama. After few years, she was appointed as the business head of the TV Software Division of Saregama. Vijayalakshmi is married to Sunil Kumar and he belongs to the film industry and yes, he is a sound recordist. The couple has a son. After her second directorial venture, Basket in 2002, Viji didn’t work on films. She reentered the film industry in 2018 with Ahbiyum Anuvum and this is a multilingual film in Malayalam titled as Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum.

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BR Vijayalakshmi Tamil Actress