Faredoon A. Irani was an Indian cinematographer who worked in Hindi films. He shot Mehboob Khan's films Andaz (1949), Aan (1952) and Mother India (1958).

During his career, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer record two times, for Mother India (1958) and Duniya (1970).

CareerEdit

In 1935, he shot Mehboob Khan's directorial debut film, Judgement of Allah (1935), which in turn was inspired by The Sign of the Cross (1932) by Cecil B. DeMille. Subsequently he shot all Mehboob Khan films, including Anmol Ghadi (1946), Andaz (1949), Aan (1952) - India's first technicolor film,[1][2] Amar (1954) and Mother India (1958),[3] which not only got him critical acclaim, but also his first Filmfare Award.[4]

A leading cinematographer of his time,[5] he also presided over the meeting which led to the formation of Western India Cinematographers' Association (WICA) on 2 August 1953 in Mumbai.[6]

FilmographyEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aan". Upperstall. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  2. ^ Aan Archived 6 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine University of Iowa.
  3. ^ "Mehboob Khan Profile". Upperstall. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  4. ^ Us Salam, Ziya (7 January 2010). "Mother India (1957)". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ Film World, Vol. 1.T.M. Ramachandran, 1964. p. 97.
  6. ^ "History". Western India Cinematographers' Association. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Best Cinematographer Award (B&W), Colour". Official Listing, Indiatimes. Retrieved 28 April 2013.

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