A movie's technical components, like cinematography, are as important to its success. Thanks to the outstanding work of top cinematographers, Mollywood has seen a significant evolution in its cinematography in recent years. Here is a list of some top Mollywood directors of photography who have proven themselves.
He began his cinematic career as a cameraman on the
Ram Gopal Varma
crew. His debut Malayalam movie, "
," with Mammootty as the lead actor, established him as a cinematographer in the Malayalam film industry. He received a State Award in 2014 for his work as director and cinematographer on the film "Iyobinte Pustakam." His other critically acclaimed films include "
," and "Sagar Alias Jacky."
He is a well-known director and cinematographer who works in the Malayalam film sector. For the cinematography in the films "Ayaal" and "," he received a Kerala State Film Award in 2013. His most recent works are "
," "7TH Day," "
Amar Akbar Antony
," and "Anarkali." He made his directorial debut in 2016 with the movie "James and Alice," which starred
in the lead role. He cemented his position as a filmmaker in Malayalam cinema with this film.
3. Jomon T. John
He is a well-known Kerala-based cinematographer who began his career in the marketing sector. His debut movie, "Chappa Kurish," garnered him a lot of attention and praise for the camera angles. His other well-known works include the photographs "
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
," and "Thira." He received a Kerala State Film Award in 2015 for his work on the films" "Nee-Na," and "Ennu Ninte Moideen."
Through the Amal Neerad-directed film "Big B," he made his acting debut in Malayalam. Later, he participated in several well-received movies including "
," "Nidra," "Diamond Necklace," and "Bangalore Days." In addition, he is well known for his work as the director of the films Chappa Kurishu,
, and Kali.
He is a well-known director of Malayalam and Hindi movies and a well-known cinematographer. He received a National Award in 2014 for "Best Choreographer" for
, his wife's, "Liar's Dice" film. Some of his other well-liked photographs include "Classmates," "Dev D," "Ivan Megharoopan," "
," and "Udta Punjab." Three Malayalam movies, "Annayum Rasoolum," "
Njan Steve Lopez
," and "Kammatipaadam," were also directed by Rajeev Ravi.
Indian cinematographer Girish Gangadharan ISC is well-known for his work in Tamil and Malayalam movies. He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for his efforts in Lijo Jose Pellissery's 2019 film Jallikkattu. His movies are Kali, Solo, Sarkar, and Vikram.
He is a Thiruvananthapuram native most sought-after and gifted cameraman in Kerala. He has won various honours, including four State Awards and eleven National Awards. He achieved national fame thanks to the films "Perumthachan" (Malayalam), "Kalapani" (Malayalam), "
" (Tamil), and "Dil Se" (Hindi). His other well-regarded compositions include "Aham," "
," "Pavithram," and "." Santosh Sivan, who played the major part in the film "
," is also a well-known director, producer, and actor.
8. Madhu Ambatt
Indian cinematographer Madhu Ambatt is well-known and well-established. She has won three National Awards. He received National Awards in 1984, 2010, and 2006 for the movies Adi Sankaracharya, Adaminte Makan Abu, and "Sringaram." He has appeared in the Malayalam films "Amaram," "Makaramanju," and "Pathemari," which have earned him a lot of praise and admiration.
9. Shaji N. Karun
Shaji N. Karun, a well-known and skilled director and cinematographer received a National Award in 1979 for the movie "Thampu." Additionally, he won two National Awards for producing and directing the film "Piravi." For his choreography in the movies "Oridathu," "Esthappan," and "Kanchamna Sita," he also won three state awards. The State Chalachitra Academy and the International Film Festival of Kerala have him as their chairman.
10. MJ Radhakrishnan
He is a well-known Kerala-based cinematographer who has garnered six State Awards. He received these honours for the movies "Deshadanam," "Adayalangal," "Karunam," Veettilekkulla Vazhi, and Akasathinte Niram. He began his career working with the director of photography Shaji N Karun. His other works include "Kaliyattam," "Kannaki," "
," "Thirakkatha," and "Vilapangalkkappuram."