Sivakumar Vijayan

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Sivakumar Vijayan
Born17 May
Alma materSatyajit Ray Film and Television Institute

University of Madras

Annamalai University

Sivakumar Vijayan[1][2][3][4][5] (born 17 May) is an Indian Cinematographer.

Early life and education[edit]

Sivakumar Vijayan[6][7][8][9][10][11] was born in Chennai to a middle-class Tamil family and grew up in Chennai and Kolkata. He is an electronics engineer from Madras University and pursued a master's in Media and Entertainment business administration. His passion for film photography started during his college days and after completing his engineering he joined Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute,[12] Kolkata specialising in Motion picture photography (cinematography). His first independent film as a cinematographer was Vidiyum Munn (2013).[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]


After graduating from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute[1] (SRFTI), he assisted cinematographer P. C. Sreeram in the film Paa (film) (2009), Ishq (2012 film).He was also cinematographer for the Tamil feature film Vidiyum Munn (2013) in which he was appreciated for the quality of photography and for the sense of framing by French critic Isabelle Arnaud.[11] An article in The Hindu noted his work in Vidiyum Munn for creating the mood, textures, disoriented canted angles and other factors in the film which affected the audience at an almost subconscious level.[21] He worked on a sports drama Iruthi Sutru directed by sudha k prasad, the film is a bilingual made simultaneously in Tamil and as Saala Khadoos in Hindi. Saala Khadoos movie released in 2016 and became both critically acclaimed and box office hit. Even the film critic subash k jha appreciated his cinematography in Saala khadoos and mentioned him as the third hero of the film.[22]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Chennai.


As cinematographer[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • Men and Sun, Short film (2008)
  • Evening cafe, Short film (2006)

As assistant cinematographer[edit]

  • Ishq (2012) (Telugu)
  • Paa (2009) (Hindi)


  1. ^ a b Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
  2. ^ "Vidiyum Munn (2013)". Tamilstudios - Review & Ratings.
  3. ^ Bharath Vijayakumar (29 November 2013). "'Vidiyum Munn' Tamil Movie, Music Reviews, Photos, Videos and News".
  4. ^ "Tamil thriller Vidiyum Munn to be released with Auro 11-1 immersive 3D audio".
  5. ^ "Vidiyum Munn is brilliant". Rediff. 30 November 2013.
  6. ^ " - Articles". The Shopping Express.
  7. ^ "Vidiyum Munn, a promising movie from promising team". Claps and Boos. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Sivakumar Vijayan". Cinveda. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Pooja Umashankar Challenged By Malavika".
  10. ^ "Sivakumar Vijayan on".
  11. ^ a b "Avant l'aube : La critique - Unification France". Unification France.
  12. ^ "Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute". CILECT. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Vidyum Munn movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Sivakumar Vijayan Interview". Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  15. ^ "Vidiyum Munn Review by Common Man". Tamil Channel. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Vidiyum Munn (Tamil, 2013) - PipingHotViews". PipingHotViews.
  17. ^ "Vidiyum Munn (2013) Movie Review". Myoor News. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  18. ^ "Lepak Bro ! - Films Zone".
  19. ^
  20. ^ "Vidiyum Munn Movie Review - Behind Frames". Behind Frames.
  21. ^ Baradwaj Rangan. "Vidiyum Munn: In the mood for thrills". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  22. ^ "Saala Khadoos review: A decent film brought to life by Madhavan's knockout performance". Firstpost.

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