Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mankada Ravi Varma passed away

Mankada Ravi Varma, one of the ace photographers in Indian Cinema, passed away in Chennai on Monday. He was 85 years old.Ravi Varma had shot into international acclaim working with directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan and P.N. Menon. The State government had honoured him with the J.C. Daniel award for life-time achievement. Ravi Varma was associated with most of the films of Adoor Gopalakrishnan, starting with the national award winning film Swayamvaram. RaviVarma himself had directed a few films, of which Nookukuthi won him the State award for the best photographer and a national special jury award. He also wrote a book Chitram Chala Chitram about cinematography which won him the State award for the best book on cinema. His last film with Adoor Gopalakrishnan was Nizhalkuth.

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