Avinash Arun

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Avinash Arun
OccupationCinematographer, Film director
Avinash Arun, Director of Marathi film 'Killa' addressing a press conference, at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2014), in Panaji, Goa on November 24, 2014

Avinash Arun is an Indian cinematographer and film director. As a cinematographer he has shot Hindi films like Drishyam, Madaari, Hichki. His first directorial Marathi film Killa was awarded a Crystal bear by the Children's jury at 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also awarded as the Best feature film in Marathi at 62nd National Film Awards.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Avinash Arun is a cinematography graduate from FTII Pune.[3]


In 2013 Avinash worked as a cinematographer in short film That Day After Every Day. He has also worked as a director of cinematography in 2015 film Masaan. He is working as a cinematographer in Manish Mundra's untitled film.[4] Avinash directed Paatal Lok, a web series produced by Anushka Sharma in year 2020.[5]


Year Film Cinematographer Director Note
2013 That Day After Everyday Yes short film
2014 Killa Yes Yes [6][7][8]
2015 Drishyam Yes [9]
2015 Masaan Yes
2016 Madaari Yes
2018 Hichki Yes [10][11]
2018 Karwaan Yes [12]
2020 Paatal Lok Yes Yes Web Series[13]
2020 Unpaused Yes Yes Amazon Prime Anthology film


  1. ^ "Here's The First Teaser For Award-Winning Marathi Film 'Killa'". HuffPost India. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Marathi film 'Killa' wins Crystal Bear award". Press Trust of India. February 17, 2014 – via Business Standard.
  3. ^ "Director Avinash Arun talks about giving shape to his childhood memories in 'Killa'". October 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Newton producer Manish Mundra to make directorial debut". outlookindia.com.
  5. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/entertainment/web-series/mx-play/hindi/paatal-lok-trailer-video-jaideep-ahlawat-and-neeraj-kabi-starrer-paatal-lok-official-trailer-video/videoshow/76562282.cms
  6. ^ "Avinash Arun first spotted his Killa star in Vees Mhanje Vees". May 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Ramnath, Nandini. "Decorated Marathi movie 'Killa' is a sensitive portrayal of the wonder and blunder years". Scroll.in.
  8. ^ "Killa Review: Can cinematographers make good films? This nostalgic film proves they can- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. June 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "Drishyam Films ties up with French producer for anthology movie 'Tryst with Destiny'". 10 October 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  10. ^ Rao, Gayatri (October 30, 2019). "Oye hichki – Harshdeep Kaur - Jasleen Royal – Rani Mukherjee | Hichki (2018)".
  11. ^ "'Hichki' Review". March 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Karwaan Is Low on Merit, High on Insensitivity". The Wire.
  13. ^ ""Paatal Lok" cast, plot and everything you need to know". toplistspedia. 4 May 2020. Archived from the original on 8 May 2020. Retrieved 2020-05-08.