He is the most wanted and talented cinematographer in Kerala, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram. He has received numerous accolades including eleven National Awards and four State Awards. The pictures ‘Perumthachan’ (Malayalam), 'Kalapani' (Malayalam), '
' (Tamil), and 'Dil Se' (Hindi) brought him national recognition. 'Aham', '
', 'Pavithram', and '' are his other appreciated works. Santosh Sivan is also a well-known director, producer, and an actor who has starred in the lead role in the picture '
Thrice the recipient of the National Awards, Madhu Ambatt is a renowned and established Indian cinematographer. The films Adi Sankaracharya, Adaminte Makan Abu, and 'Sringaram' won him National Awards in the years 1984, 2010, and 2006 respectively. In Malayalam, he has worked in the movies 'Amaram', 'Makaramanju', and 'Pathemari', which brought him many accolades and appreciation.
Shaji N. Karun is an established and accomplished director and cinematographer who won a National Award for the film 'Thampu' in 1979. Further, the picture '
' brought him two National Awards as a producer and director. He also received three State Awards for his choreography in the movies 'Oridathu', 'Esthappan', and 'Kanchamna Sita'. He served as the Chairman of the State Chalachitra Academy and also the Chairman of the International Film Festival of Kerala.
M J Radhakrishnan
He is a well-known cinematographer based in Kerala, who has won six State Awards. 'Deshadanam', 'Adayalangal', 'Karunam', Veettilekkulla Vazhi, and Akasathinte Niram are the films that brought him these awards. He started as a photographer under the cinematographer Shaji N Karun. '
yattam', 'Kannaki', '
kkatha', and 'Vilapangalkkappuram' are his other works.
Jomon T John
He is a well-known cinematographer based in Kerala who started his career in the advertising industry. His first film 'Chappa Kurish' got him much recognition and appreciation for the camera angles. The pictures '
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
, and 'Thira' are his other acclaimed works. In 2015, he won a Kerala State Film Award for his cinematography in the movies '', 'Nee-Na', and 'Ennu Ninte Moideen'.
He is a renowned cinematographer and director who works in the Malayalam film industry. He won a Kerala State Film Award in 2013 for the cinematography in the pictures 'Ayaal' and '
', '7TH Day', '
Amar Akbar Antony
', and '
' are his recent works. In 2016, he made his debut attempt as a director through the film 'James and Alice' starring
in the lead. With this movie, he established his space as a director in the Malayalam cinema.
He started his film career as a cinematographer in the team of the director
Ram Gopal Varma
. His first Malayalam film '
' starring 'Mammoott'y established him as a cinematographer in Malayalam cinema. He won a State Award in 2014 for the movie 'Iyobinte Pustakam' in which he took up the role of a director and a cinematographer. 'Sagar Alias Jacky',
, and '
' are his other acclaimed pictures.
He is a famous cinematographer and a director known for his Malayalam and Hindi films. In 2014, he won a National Award for the Best Choreographer for the movie 'Liar’s Dice' directed by his wife,
', 'Dev D', 'Ivan Megharoopan', '
', and '
' are some of his other appreciated pictures. Rajeev Ravi also directed three Malayalam films- 'Annayum Rasoolum', '
Njan Steve Lopez
', and 'Kammatipaadam'.
He entered the Malayalam cinema as a choreographer through the movie 'Big B' directed by Amal Neerad. Later, he worked in many successful films like '
', 'Nidra', 'Diamond Necklace', and '
'. He is also famous as a director of the pictures 'Chappa Kurishu', '
', and 'Kali'.
With a couple of successful movies to his credit, Jithu Damodar, has become an established director in Malayalam film industry. '
', 'David and Goliath', '
', 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham', '
', and 'Aadu Puliyattam' are his well-known pictures. The unique mood and setting created by his lighting and camera skills are worth appreciating.