P. S. Vinod

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P. S. Vinod
Alma materMadras Film Institute

P. S. Vinod is Indian cinematographer who works in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil films.[1][2] He debuted as an independent cinematographer with the 2000 Tamil film Rhythm and then went to work for several Hindi and Telugu projects.

His notable works include Musafir (2004), My Wife's Murder (2005), Tees Maar Khan (2010), Panjaa (2011), Manam (2014), Soggade Chinni Nayana (2015) Oopiri (2015) and Hello (2017).


He did the majority of the apex commercials in India. He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, now called the MGR Film Institute. After he graduated from the institute, he assisted veteran cinematographer Santosh Sivan. He was then signed by director Vasanth for two of his successive Tamil films, Rhythm and Appu. Subsequently, he did a few well known films in Bollywood. His second Hindi film Musafir got him a Zee Film Awards nomination. His work in Striker (2010) was praised by critics.[3]

He was chosen by choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan to film her third directorial Tees Maar Khan. Vinod's work in the film was lauded by critics, with the film being selected by Rediff as one of the most good looking Bollywood films of 2010.[4] He has worked on two Tamil films, the gangster film Aaranya Kaandam that won The Grand Jury Award for Best Film at South Asian International Film Festival,[5] and the romantic comedy Kadhal 2 Kalyanam. He won the Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer for the former. The latter that marks actor Arya's brother Sathya's debut has been severely delayed and slated to release in 2012.


Movie Year Language Notes
2000 Rhythm Tamil
Appu Tamil
2001 Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Hindi
2004 Musafir Hindi
2005 Neal 'n' Nikki Hindi
2007 My Wife's Murder Hindi
2009 What If... English
2010 Striker Hindi
Tees Maar Khan Hindi
2011 Aaranya Kaandam Tamil
Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Tamil Unreleased
Panjaa Telugu
2013 David Hindi
Bullett Raja Hindi
2014 Manam Telugu Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer - South :Nominated: SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer (Telugu)
2016 Soggade Chinni Nayana Telugu
Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer - South
Dhruva Telugu
2017 Vikram Vedha Tamil
Hello Telugu
2018 Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Telugu
2019 Super Deluxe Tamil Winner: Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Telugu
2021 Vakeel Saab Telugu
2022 Attack Hindi
Sita Ramam Telugu
Vikram Vedha Hindi
2023 SSMB28 Telugu


  1. ^ "Rhythm within the dark". The Times of India. 20 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  2. ^ ""It’s about how well you translate the script onto the screen""
  3. ^ "Review: Striker is Siddharth's game - Rediff.com Movies". Movies.rediff.com. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  4. ^ "The Most Good Looking Movies of 2010 - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Thiagarajan Kumararaja – the promising debutant director". Kolly Talk. Retrieved 12 March 2011.

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