SD Vijay Milton is an Indian director and cinematographer. He mainly works for Tamil movies. He has successfully shown his directing skills in his movie ‘ Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu’ in the year 2006. The movie starred Mallika Kapoor and Bharath. Within the duration of just six additional years, Vijay has successfully managed to gain credits in 22 movies. He has worked on 22 movies in just six months, which is definitely a commendable task. His first commercially successful movie was ‘ Goli Soda’ and that gave him the push towards getting into production. He started a film that was titled ‘ 10 Enradhukulla’. The film was shot on the roads and had actors like Samatha and Vikram. In 2016, he also shot another flick by the name of ‘ Kadugu’.

He reinforced his strong ties with Bharath, the actor. In the movie Bharath plays the role of a villain, which he would not have taken, had the project not been managed by Milton. He is a very dedicated professional and is very passionate about his art and skills. He began working in the film industry in the year 1998, with the film “Priyamudan.” Priyamudan was a part of Tamil cinema and his role was that for a cinematographer. His efforts were brought to highlight when he was nominated in the category of Best Cinematography for his film, ‘Vazhakku Enn 18/9’. The most appreciable part of Milton’s work is that everything gets done immediately once it falls under his umbrella. He barely takes breaks and continues working on one film after another. Despite that, his movie 10 Enradhukulla took around 15 years to get complete.

Not just his professionality, but Vijay is also known for his thoroughness. He is known for keeping backup plans ready. He has also written scripts for very successful movies and has won a lot of critical acclaim from the film fraternity. He is very enthusiastic about traveling. He confesses that traveling helps him shortlist places and locations that he may use for his next project. His father was also a director. Back then he knew implicitly that he would also be entering the film industry. Vijay worked as an assistant director to his father and right then he knew that he should branch out into different avenues so as to be more productive. He felt that as a cinematographer he had more options to explore and experiment with his skills. After branching out as a cinematographer, he gradually got into writing scripts for movies. Vijay feels very proud of the progress he has made as a member of the industry.

R Rathnavelu Tamil Actor

R Rathnavelu

Randy Rathnavelu is a cinematographer who was born on 24th February 1971 in Chennai, India and is actively working in the Tollywood industry since 1997. He is a well known cinematographer in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He has also been critically acclaimed for his works in certain movies. He has also been a student of Science and holds a Bachelor degree in Physics. Apart from the primary education, he is also well versed professionally and also has a diploma in Film Technology and Cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu. He is married to Hema Rathnavelu. He is an ardent fan of the southern icon 'Rajinikanth'. His body of work boast of some acclaimed movies such as "Nandha", "Vaaranam Aayiram", "Enthiran" etc. His first movie was a Tamil movie "Aravindhan". He has worked majorly in Tamil movies and also a Hindi movie named "David". For "Nandha", he bagged a FilmFare award for Best Cinematography along with the Tamil Nadu State Film Award. In 2010, "Enthiran" got him another Filmfare Award and Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer. His recent work in "Lingaa" was highly talked about. Rathnavelu started off as an assistant to Rajiv Menon after graduating from FTI and worked on many commercials. Rajiv Menon’s team did the film "Bombay", which was a visual sight, after which Rathnavelu started operating independently. His style of working and the ability to experiment set him apart. In the movie "Sethu", he used the dull green color to portray the feeling of a mental asylum. It was the first time a thing like that had been done and of course, he was lauded. With every film he does, he brings something new for the audience to see. He says P.C Sreeram and Mani Ratnam were his idols. As a child, he would be enticed to nature and click pictures with a still camera. He also aspires to direct soon which is awaited given his collaboration with the best directors in the industry. He has declined Bollywood offers because he prefers to rule the Tollywood industry over struggling in Bollywood. From idolizing the people to working with them as a contemporary, R Rathnavelu has definitely come a long way.

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Dinesh Krishnan

Dinesh Krishnan is one of the famous cinematographers of the Tamil film industry. He is also working as director of photography in the Telugu industry. He is one such ambitious person who has brought a change in the perspective of the audience with his skills and cinematography. He has made a big mark at a young age. His artistic and technical decisions have impressed film crew and have made him so popular. He developed an interest in this field at a very young age. He completed a three-year course in cinematography from the M.G.R Film and Television Institute, Chennai. He also enhanced his experience by working as a student photographer. He initially worked as an assistant for cinematographer Randy Rathnavelu. Dinesh worked along with him on films such as Vaaranam Aayiram, Enthiran, Haridas, David and few schedules of Nenokkadine. He was a part of some television commercial too. Randy was very much impressed with his efforts. Dinesh acknowledged the efforts of his senior Randy in providing him the valuable guidance. His debut film as a cinematographer was ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ in the year 2013. The movie was a black comedy and the extensive execution led it to create a path-breaking impact. Dinesh’s impact was evident with his second film ‘The Gidi.’ It was a murder mystery and involved a lot of semi-lits and night shots thus proving it challenging for the crew. His performance was well applauded. Thereafter he worked for the film ‘X: Past is Present.’ His next venture was ‘Kappal’ in 2014. It was a romantic movie that mesmerized the audience. According to him, Kappal was a ‘colorful expedition’. It had a variety of scenes with mixtures and fervors and was of different genre. The film delighted everyone with it’s out of the box concepts. In 2015 he gave us some wonderful movies such as ‘Valiyavan’ and ‘Mellisai’. Mellisai was a romantic thriller. Some of the Telugu projects by Dinesh are ‘Pandavullo Okadu’ and ‘Challenge’ in the year 2015. Dinesh has given another wonderful movie ‘Sethupathi’ in 2016. He is definitely the man behind the eye-catching visuals. On Valentine’s Day, there was a special song ‘Avalukena’. The best so far of his career has been the recent movie ‘Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum’ (KaKapo). His upcoming movie is ‘Rekka.’ It is evident in his work that he enjoys working on films. He believes that composition and knowledge of lightning can be obtained with a solid grounding in photography, which is the basis of cinematography.

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