Vetri (cinematographer)

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Born Vetri Palanisamy
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Alma mater Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu
Occupation Director of photography
Years active 2007-present
Parent(s) N. S. Palanisamy (father)
Rathinam (mother)

Vetri is an Indian Cinematographer who primarily works in Tamil and Telugu Film Industry.[1] He is an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu.He is known for his cinematography works in the films like Souryam, Muni 2: Kanchana,Veeram, Vedalam.[2]

Early life and Career[edit]

After completing the Diploma in film Technology in Cinematography Vetri started assisting with Cinematographer S. Saravanan in the films like Aahaa, Auto Driver, Sangamam, Oruvan, Vallarasu,Maayi. Vetri made his debut as a cinematographer in the film Agaram and then he got a break with the action drama film Thenavattu (2008), before working on the comedy Maasilamani (2009) and the successful horror film, Muni 2: Kanchana (2011) with Raghava Lawrence. Vetri has often collaborated with director Siva and has been a part of his Telugu films, souryam(2008) Sankham (2009) and Daruvu (2012), as well as his Tamil films with Ajith Kumar, Veeram(2014), Vedalam(2015) and Vivegam(2017). The pair had earlier studied together at Adyar Film Institute.[3][4]


Year Film Language Director
2007 Agaram Tamil T. Nagarajan
2008 Thenavattu Tamil V. V. Kathir
Souryam Telugu Siva
2009 Maasilamani Tamil R. N. R. Manohar
Sankham Telugu Siva
2011 Venghai Tamil Hari
Muni 2: Kanchana Tamil/Telugu Raghava Lawrence
Vellore Maavattam Tamil R. N. R. Manohar
2012 Daruvu Telugu Siva
2013 Ya Ya Tamil I. Rajasekar
2014 Veeram Tamil Siva
Loukyam Telugu Sriwass
2015 Vedalam Tamil Siva
2017 Vivegam Tamil Siva
2018 Kanchana 3 Tamil Raghava Lawrence
2019 Viswasam Tamil Siva


  1. ^ "Vetri - Profile - CineUlagam". 2 December 2013. Archived from the original on 9 June 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Cinematographer Vetri (Cinematographer) - News, Photos & Videos - Silverscreen, Tamil Movies".
  3. ^ S. R. ASHOK KUMAR. "Showbitz". The Hindu.
  4. ^ S. R. ASHOK KUMAR. "Great expectations". The Hindu.

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