10 Indian Cinematographers Who Painted Scenic Masterpieces Through Their Excellent Cinematography

10 Indian Cinematographers Who Painted Scenic Masterpieces Through Their Excellent Cinematography English Article

Crafting images from scratch, cinematographers are the ones who ensure that mere yet inherently meaningful images drive their story. Indian cinematographers are like Batman. Not in the mainstream spotlight but amidst cinematic intellectuals and equals.

1. Santosh Sivan Santosh Sivan (born 8 February 1964) is a film dir >> Read More... Santosh Sivan



Santosh Sivan is one of the golden names in Indian Cinematography.
Bagging almost 13 National Awards and entitled with a Padma Shri. he is the first Indian to get into the world famous Society of American Cinematographers. 
The song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ was a grand success because of the well-studied angles and view shots by Sivan.
Or using the old aspect ratio to enhance the movie Ivar's periodic flavor.
Not to forget Asoka, Roja, Before the Rains and Pride and Prejudice – all of them a filmy grandeur on its own.

2. Ravi K. Chandran

While doing the cinematography for Fanaa, he was appreciated by the prominent director Aditya Chopra Aditya Chopra is an Indian film director, scriptwr >> Read More... Aditya Chopra for his skill of narrating a story where there was silence, thus bagging a position in the painting of scenes in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Khan to Khan in B-Town, he was the man behind the lens which focused on the scenes in Ghajini, My Name Is Khan and Dil Chahta Hai Click to look into! >> Read More... Dil Chahta Hai .
His South Indian movies include Yaan and 7aum Arivu.


3. Anil Mehta Anil Mehta is a cinematographer, director, and wri >> Read More... Anil Mehta


In our experience, you cannot ever doubt Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali Born on 24th February 1963, Sanjay Leela Bhansali >> Read More... Sanjay Leela Bhansali - someone who loves artistic settings in a scene and would take no less than utter perfection. Anil Mehta’s first work was with this stubborn director in Khamoshi: The Musical, which is enough to appreciate his expertise in creations.
They collaborated again in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam due to his efficiency.
Saathiya and Highway being the two of the most successful films worked on by him.

4. P.C. Sreeram


He is the Guru of Cinematography, amongst filmmakers.
The man behind the camera in the movie Nayakan, which found its way into the Times List.
Contributed to almost 30 films in Malayalam, Telegu, Hindi, and Kannada.
Acclaimed films include Paa and the recent one which is about to release ‘Ki and Ka’.

5. Sudeep Chatterjee Sudeep Chatterjee is a well-known cinematographer >> Read More... Sudeep Chatterjee



'A Bong boy from Kolkata' is what he prefers to call himself.
His debut being Bollywood director Ram Gopal Verma’s Road.
Followed by Iqbal, which was loved equally by the audience as well as by critics.
He dared to shoot most of ‘Chak De India!’ without a tripod, albeit criticized for being less glamorous and having a documented feel to it. He won four awards (Filmfare, Screen, IIFA and Zee Cine) for it!


6. K.V. Anand


He is a cinematographer from the early 1990s.
His work consists more of South Indian movies ranging from prominent Tamil movies like Rajnikanth starrer ‘Sivaji- the Boss’, which did justice to the image of the Superman of South India, to Malayalam movies like Thenmavin Kombathu, which was a 1994 Malayalam Musical Comedy starring legendary actors Mohan Lal, Nedumudi Venu Nedumudi Venu was born on 22nd May 1948. He is com >> Read More... Nedumudi Venu , and Shobana. Combined with the Best Production Set Design of , K.V. Anand won the Best Cinematography Award.

7. Rajeev Ravi Rajeev Ravi is an Indian cinematographer from the >> Read More... Rajeev Ravi

This brilliant cinematographer has worked with director Anurag Kashyap Born on 10th September 1972, Anurag Kashyap has es >> Read More... Anurag Kashyap several times, collaborating in some serious artistic endeavors.
Also rendering his skills in the Malayalam movie Annayum Rasoolum.
He has won accolades such as National Awards for Dev D in 2010, which was shot with low ISO.
Best cinematographer for the movie Liar’s Dice in 2014, with a woman protagonist which gained its entry into the Oscars.

8. Rajiv Menon Rajiv Menon is one of the most acknowledged, talen >> Read More... Rajiv Menon

A versatile cinematographer who has gained accolades, and has worked under the wing of prominent filmmakers like Mani Ratnam Mani Ratnam is an Indian filmmaker deeply rooted t >> Read More... Mani Ratnam , Shyam Benegal Shyam Benegal is a renowned Indian director and sc >> Read More... Shyam Benegal , and Girish Karnad Born on 19th May 1938, Girish Raghunath Karnad is >> Read More... Girish Karnad .
Again in the 2000s, he collaborated with Mani Ratnam in the movie Guru, which had B-town’s well-known couple Abhishek Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan, or Abhishek Srivastava, is a ve >> Read More... Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.

9. Ravi Varman Ravi was born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. By profess >> Read More... Ravi Varman

His direction of photography in Chantham – an award winning Malayalam film directed by Jayaraj rose him to fame on an international level.
He creates a realistic picture of poetic frames.
His notable work can be easily seen in the movies Raam Leela: Goliyo Ki Raasleela, Tamasha, Barfi!

10. Balu Mahendra Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran was born in a Sri La >> Read More... Balu Mahendra

This Sri Lankan born Indian Cinematographer was so good with his camera skills, that he began his career as a director. Sadly, he passed away on 13th February 2014.
His kitty includes Best Cinematography Awards and Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Awards South is the South Indian segment >> Read More... Filmfare Awards South along with other State Awards.
Thalaimuragal, Moondram Pirai, and Sadma - are his critically acclaimed and appreciated Indian movies.

All these 10 are few of the many visually gifted Indian artists out there. They possess the Miksang (Tibetan word for Good Eye) power. 
Empowering the technology, instead of the contrary!