A movie's technical components, like cinematography, are as important to its success. Thanks to the outstanding work of top cinematographers, Bollywood has seen a significant evolution in its cinematography in recent years. Here is a list of some top Bollywood directors of photography who have proven themselves.
1. PC Sreeram:
PC Sreeram is an Indian film cinematographer who works predominately in Indian films. This talented cinematographer's greatest strength is his sparing use of light. For those who don't know, he is regarded in Kollywood as the "Guru of Cinematography." The films Kuruthipunal,
, and Agni Nakshatram are only a few of his best cinematography efforts. He has also experimented with directing. He won a national award for the best cinematographer for Nayakan.
Avik Mukhopadhyay, a three-time National Film Award winner for best cinematography, has directed the camera crew for numerous well-regarded Hindi and Bengali movies throughout a career spanning about two decades. While Avik's work in the Bengali films Patalghar, Bhalo Theko, and Antaheen has earned him all of his
National Film Awards
to date, he has also established himself in Bollywood via movies like
Bunty Aur Babli
, Pink, and October.
A filmmaker from India is named Pankaj Kumar. He is well-known for his work in the movies Ship of Theseus, Tumbbad, and Haider, among others. For Tumbbad, he received the 2019 Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography.
Outstanding cinematography is synonymous with Santosh Sivan. In actuality, he has won four National prizes. Some of his notable works are Thalapathi, Siraichalai, Roja, Asoka, and Iruvar. Santosh Sivan has also won recognition on a global scale.
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. He received the 2019 Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography for Dev. D.
6. Ravi K Chandran:
One of the top cameramen in India, he has only worked on one Telugu film, Mahesh Babu's Bharat Ane Nenu, although he abandoned the production midway through for unspecified reasons. But many more dubbed Hindi movies, such as Boys, Ghajini Hindi, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, My Name is Khan, Agneepath 2012, and 7th Sense starring Suriya, include his other work. He received the 2019 Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography for Black.
Indian cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee mostly shoots Bengali and Hindi movies. He has worked with well-regarded filmmakers Vishal Bharadwaj, Ram Gopal Verma, and . His work in movies like Padmaavat,
, Dhoom 3, Chak De India, and Iqbal made him most famous. For the movies Chotushkone and Bajirao Mastani, he twice won National Film Awards for Best Cinematography.
Binod Pradhan has been an Indian director, actor, and cinematographer. He has served as a cinematographer in several well-liked and respected movies. Devdas,
Rang De Basanti
, and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. are a few of his honourable mention movies.
With his ability to transport us to Madrasapattinam's version of 1947 Chennai, Nirav Shah has established a solid reputation in recent years. His other significant works are Billa, Pokkiri,
, Dhoom, Dhoom 2, Wanted, and Gabbar is back. He had to decide between directing and cinematography when he first started in the film industry, and he finally chose the latter.
Indian cinematographer Sirsha Ray is largely known for his work in Bengali movies. To his credit are films like Aladin, Khokababu, Shabdo, Ebar Shabor, A Death In The Gunj, Amar Aponjon, Maati, and
. He has also appeared in some Hollywood productions. Sanjhbati, Seetha, and Nagarkirtan are among his 2019 publications.