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7 October 1976 |
kollam, Kerala, India
|Occupation||Cinematographer, Film director and producer|
|Years active||2004 - present|
Amal Neeerad (born October 7, 1976 in kollam, Kerala, India) is an Indian cinematographer, film director, and producer. He graduated from the Satyajit Ray Film And Television Institute of India, Kolkata(first batch) and went on to film and direct several movies in India. He was awarded National Award in 2001 for best cinematography for the diploma film Meena Jha during graduation (short feature section).
Early life and Education
At Maharajas College, Ernakulam he was the college union chairman (1992–93 and 1993–94) twice. He won the first prize in photography in the Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival for three consecutive years.
In 1995 he joined Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute. He was awarded with both National Award and Ajaykar Award for his work as a cinematographer. While a student in the institute, he won a scholarship to do a course in at the Babel Berg studio in Berlin. While there he shot a 35mm film called "Fourth World", which he wrote and filmed himself. This film was exhibited in India at the German Festival.
His directorial debut was in his mother tongue- Big B. Aashirvad Cinemas, a major production company of Malayalam movie industry then asked him to direct a film with Mohanlal. Consequently his next film was Sagar Alias Jacky starring Mohanlal and Shobhana. His next film was Anwar starring Prithviraj and Prakashraj.
He has also directed commercials and song sequences for other movies. He started his own production company; Amal Neerad Productions. This company’s first movie is Bachelor Party.
|2006||Darna Zaroori Hai||Hindi||No||Yes||No|
|2009||Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded||Malayalam||Yes||Yes||No|
|2013||5 Sundarikal||Malayalam||Yes||Yes||Yes||Anthology film.
Director of "Kullante Bharya".
Cinematographer of "Aami"
- Aswin J Kumar (2011-04-11). "The 'Maharaja' is poor at maths". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
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