Attar Singh Saini

Attar Singh Saini is a cinematographer based in Mumbai, India. He has been working in the Indian film industry in Mumbai for the last twenty one years. His lighting is lyrical and every composition tells a tale of emotions. Saini has graduated from Film & TV Institute of India, Pune in 1992, which is one of premier film schools of Asia.


He started his career as assistant cameraman in the a feature film called Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and his own 1st feature film as a cinematographer is 7½ Phere.


Saini’s film releases include:

Name Year Label
Chocolate (2005 film) 2005 Spice Team & Inspired Movies UK
7½ Phere 2005 Epitome Production
Darna Zaroori Hai 2006 K. Sera Sera Productions
Dil Diya Hai 2006 -
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal 2007 UTV Motion Pictures
Summer 2007 2008 Atul Production
Victory (2009 film) (shot partially) 2009 Ajitpal Mangat & Manmohan Shethi
Fruit and Nut (film) 2009 Viacom Studio 18
Radio (2009 film) 2009 Plus Entertainment
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai 2010 Warner Bros. & Nikhil Advani production
Buddha in a Traffic Jam 2011 Friday Night Productions
Hate Story 2012 ASA Production
Khiladi 786[1] 2012 HR Musik Limited, Hari Om Entertainment, Eros International
Junooniyat 2016 T-Series
'Days of Tafree' 2016 Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Rashmi Sharma
Kaashi in Search of Ganga 2018 Insite India

Commercials for the industry's biggest brands:

  • Taj Hotel Palace series
  • Binani Cement
  • Indo farm tractors
  • Surf Excel
  • Pepsodent
  • Whisper
  • Clinic All Clear
  • Hyundai Santro
  • Sun Feast Biscuit
  • Britannia biscuit
  • XXX condoms
  • Godrej Shaving Cream
  • Vicks vaporizer
  • Rexona Deo
  • Sagem mobile
  • Hair care oil

Feature film Chocolate has earned critical acclaim for its cinematography, few quote from critics are as follow. Saini has also been a member for the jury for the Indian Television Academy Awards 2009.

Awards and distinctionEdit

  • Critics reviews of the feature film Chocolate. "Fantastically served by the cameraman Attar Singh Saini (take a bow Please)" - Khalid Mohamed, DNA, dated 18/09/05
  • Film has a crisp look throughout courtesy cinematographer (Attar Singh Saini) - Indiagalitz
  • Cinematography (Attar Singh Saini) is splendid. The ˜winter look" of London has been captured with Elan. Film bears rich look throughout - Taran Adarsh, 16th Sep.2005, India FM
  • Attar Singh Saini has managed to give a true international look throughout the movie with his cinematography exploited - Vikash Mohan, Movie
  • The visual brilliance (cinematography) Attar Singh Saini - Whyte Space & The Hindu Madras
  • Attar Singh Saini is marvelous - Chkarshift King, Sktees
  • The film score in one area... the look, it has an ultra modern feel - Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India, Dated 18/09/05
  • Jury Member for ITA awards 2004 & 2009
  • Indian Television Academy, Best Cinematography Award, 2003 for Television Series : Kashmeer. Producer : Contiloe Films for Star Plus.


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