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Sameer C. Thahir
7 November 1976
|Occupation||Cinematographer and Director|
Thahir made his debut with Big B, the first film directed by cinematographer Amal Neerad, in 2007. Later, he made his directorial and writing debut with Chaappa Kurishu (2011). His second feature film, Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi, was released in 2013.
Early life and career
Sameer C Thahir studied in the creative atmosphere of Maharajas College Eranakulam, and the friendships formed based on creative pursuits during that period is still the driving factor for him in film making. Sameer's mentor Amal Neerad for whom he handled cinematography in "Big B", charismatic director Anwar Rasheed, Aashiq Abu for whom Sameer moved the camera in Daddy Cool, and nationally acclaimed cinematographer Rajeev Ravi for whom Sameer has assisted in films were just some of them from Maharajas friendship circle.
Sameer Thahir evolved from his passion for photography to wedding films to ad films to feature films through a period of time. He says the inspiration for making his own first film Chappakurish as he wanted to make a film which he would like to see that portrays the contrasts of real life. But the film went on to receive sheer criticism for being a mere copy of a Korean film, titled 'Hand Phone'.
Sameer's second film 'Neelaakaasam Pachakkadal Chuvanna Bhoomi' received generally favorable reviews.
Sameer married Neethu on 12 November 2013.
|2007||Big B||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Amal Neerad|
|2009||Daddy Cool||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Aashiq Abu|
|2011||Chaappa Kurish||Malayalam||Yes||Yes||Fahadh Faasil won Second Best Actor award in Kerala State Film Awards 2011|
|2012||Nidra||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Sidharth Bharathan|
|2012||Diamond Necklace||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Lal Jose|
|2013||5 Sundarikal||Malayalam||Yes||Directed the segment "Isha"|
|2013||Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi||Malayalam||Yes|
|2014||Bangalore Days||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Anjali Menon|
|2015||Chandrettan Evideya||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Sidharth Bharathan|
|Velaiilla Pattadhari 2||Tamil||Yes||Directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth|
|2018||Sudani From Nigeria||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Zakariya Mohammed|
|Sometimes||Tamil||Yes||Directed by Priyadarshan|
|2019||Thamaasha||Malayalam||Yes||Yes||Directed by Ashraf Hamza|
|2020||Minnal Murali||Malayalam||Yes||Directed by Basil Joseph|
- "The filmmaker with a difference – Sameer Thahir". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Soman, Deepa (12 November 2013). "Filmmaker Sameer Thahir got married". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
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