Manesh Madhavan

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Manesh Madhavan
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Personal details
BornErnakulam, India
Alma materFilm and Television Institute of India, Pune
OccupationCinematographer, Writer

Manesh Madhavan is an Indian cinematographer from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.[1] He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus at 58th Berlin International Film Festival 2008.[2] A student of Legendary Polish Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, Ellen Kuras ASC (At Berlinale 2008) and Santosh Sivan ASC ISC (at FTII Pune) and his credits includes many feature films, documentaries, short films, advertisement films and music videos. Also worked as a Director of Photography for the Diploma Film of the famous University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) the United States of America. Most of his works received International acclaims and also represented in the festivals all over the world including Venice International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale") and The Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, France. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Cinematographer in 2018 for the movie Aedan[3]


As cinematographer[edit]

No Year Film Language Notes
1 2009 Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniya Hindi [4]
2 2011 Green Bangles Hindi Short film[5]
3 2012 Gundert the Man the Language Malayalam Biopic[6]
4 2012 Afterglow English Short film[7]
5 2014 Kapila Malayalam Documentary[8]
6 2014 Garass Hindi Short film[9]
7 2015 A Poet a City and a Footballer Bengali Documentary[10]
8 2016 Daftar Hindi [11]
9 2016 Tree Of Tongues in Tripura Malayalam Feature film[12][13][14]
10 2017 Samarpanam Malayalam [15]
11 2018 Padmini Malayalam Biopic[16]
12 2018 Aedan- Garden of Desire Malayalam Won 'Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Debut Director' at 22nd IFFK.[17][18][19]
Kerala State Award for Best Cinematography
13 2018 Joseph (2018 film) Malayalam Feature film

As Writer[edit]

No Year Film Language Notes
1 2016 Tree Of Tongues in Tripura Malayalam Feature film[12][2][14]


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  2. ^ a b Talents, Berlinale. "Imprint". Berlinale Talents. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
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  4. ^ Chakraborty, Sucheta (2017-12-07). "Glimpses of a rare filmmaker". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  5. ^ Shinde, Archana, Green Bangles, Sayali Kadadi, Anjali Patil, Manwendra Tripathy, retrieved 2018-02-11
  6. ^ "Contributions of Gundert to Malayalam recalled". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2015-03-04. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  7. ^ Oza, Kaushal (2012-12-31), Afterglow, Sohrab Ardeshir, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Anahita Oberoi, retrieved 2018-02-11
  8. ^ Surendran, Sanju, Kapila, Kapila, retrieved 2018-02-11
  9. ^ Surendran, Sanju (2014-12-31), Garass, Amol Deshmukh, Sandeep Dhabale, Nitesh Kumar, retrieved 2018-02-11
  10. ^ Ramnath, Nandini. "A Poet, A City & A Footballer is a documentary on a film that never got made". Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  11. ^ Anurag, Goswami (2016-01-31), Daftar, retrieved 2018-02-11
  12. ^ a b "'Tree of Tongues in Tripura' : Film screened at Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) Documents Lives of Two Tribal Musicians | NewsGram". NewsGram. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  13. ^ Talents, Berlinale. "Imprint". Berlinale Talents. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  14. ^ a b "Tree of Tongues in Tripura".
  15. ^ "Samarpanam Malayalam Movie Review & Rating | Hit or Flop | Box Office Collection". Latest Entertainment Bollywood Hollywood | Dekh News. 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  16. ^ Anand, Shilpa Nair (2016-10-27). "Reflections of T.K. Padmini". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  17. ^ Nathan, Archana. "In Malayalam film 'Aedan', death and sin mingle with food, alcohol and games". Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  18. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (2017-12-07). "IFFK 2017: Death and desire are bedfellows in Aedan, says Sanju Surendran". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  19. ^ girish, girish. "Garden of Desire / Aedan". 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala. Retrieved 2018-02-11.