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Tirru at Vanamagan Audio Launch.jpg
S. Thirunavukarasu

(1966-06-02) 2 June 1966 (age 52)
Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
OccupationCinematographer, Screenplay writer
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Cinematography (2016)

S. Thirunavukarasu (born 2 June 1966), better known mononymously as Tirru, is an Indian cinematographer from Tamil Nadu. He received the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for his work in 24 (2017).

Personal life[edit]

Born in Mullukuruchi a village, he became interested in photography whilst studying science in college. He assisted his cousin, a dentist by profession, in the latter's passion for nature photography. He is married to an architect in Chennai and they have two children.


Tirru's films are predominantly in the Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi languages. He had initially worked as an associate to cinematographer P. C. Sreeram.

He also co-wrote the screenplay of the Malayalam film Mission 90 Days with director Major Ravi.

He is also well known in the field of television commercials having shot more than 1000 commercials in the last 15 years. He has worked with almost all the major advertising production houses in India.


Film Year Language Notes
Magalir Mattum 1994 Tamil
Sakthi 1997 Tamil
Manjeeradhwani 1998 Malayalam
Kaathala Kaathala 1998 Tamil
Champion 2000 Hindi
Hey Ram 2000 Tamil
Aalavandhan 2001 Tamil
Little John 2002 Tamil
Punarjani 2002 Malayalam
23rd March 1931: Shaheed 2001 Hindi
Lesa Lesa 2003 Tamil
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum 2003 Malayalam
Hungama 2003 Hindi
Garam Masala 2005 Hindi
Kyon Ki 2005 Hindi
Chup Chup Ke 2006 Hindi
Keerthi Chakra 2006 Malayalam
Kireedam 2007 Tamil Collaborated with Nirav Shah
Mission 90 Days 2007 Malayalam Also writer
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2007 Hindi
Kanchivaram 2008 Tamil
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 2009 Hindi
Aakrosh 2010 Hindi
Tezz 2012 Hindi
Krrish 3 2013 Hindi
Geethaanjali 2013 Malayalam
24 2016 Tamil Won The National Award
Janatha Garage 2016 Telugu
Vanamagan 2017 Tamil
Mercury 2018 Tamil
Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 Telugu Collaborated with Ravi K. Chandran
Fanney Khan 2018 Hindi
Petta 2019 Tamil
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham TBA Malayalam Filming



  1. ^ "Akshay Kumar bags national award for best actor". The Hindu. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.

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