R. Diwakaran

R Diwakaran is an Indian Cinematographer,Director who primarily works in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu Film Industry.[1] He is one of the very few Cinematographers who works mainly in Films and also in Media Events and Television Shows in India.

R Diwakaran
Diwakaran Raghunathan

Other namesR. Divakaran
Director of Photography
Years active2003-present

Early life and careerEdit

After the graduation in Diploma in Film Technology in Cinematography from Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, He assisted Cinematographer V. Manikandan in films and Advertisements. He debuted as a cinematographer in the Tamil film Parthiban Kanavu [2] directed by Karu Pazhaniappan produced by Sathya Jyothi Films a box office Success.Then he worked with Director Rosshan Andrrews in theMalayalam film Notebook.[3][4] He also associated with Director Rosshan Andrrews in the Malayalam films Evidam Swargamanu,[5] Mumbai Police,[6] How Old Are You? [7] and also in the Remake of the same film in Tamil as 36 Vayathinile.[8][9][10] And also his notable works with Director Ohmkar in Telugu Films Genius [11][12] and Raju Gari Gadhi 2 [13]Telugu Horror comedy film, produced by Prasad V Potluri under PVP Cinema the sequel to Raju Gari Gadhi 2015 Telugu film.[14]

Diwakar also works as Director of Photography in Cinema Award functions in Bollywood and in South India like cineMAA Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Star Screen Awards,Vanitha Film Awards, IIFA Utsavam, etc.. He has done some of famous Indian Television Shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Bigg Boss, Indian Idol,.he also worked as Director of Photography for the live concerts like Vijay Tv’s Ilaiyaraaja 1000, Sun TV’s Nenje Ezhu[15] by A. R. Rahman, Zoom (TV channel)’s Lakme Fashion Week, Producing Colors Tamil Non Fiction shows


As cinematographerEdit

Year Film Language Director
2003 Parthiban Kanavu Tamil Karu Pazhaniappan
2006 Notebook Malayalam Rosshan Andrrews
2009 Evidam Swargamanu Malayalam Rosshan Andrrews
2011 Sadhurangam Tamil Karu Pazhaniappan
2012 Genius Telugu Ohmkar
2013 Mumbai Police Malayalam Rosshan Andrrews
2014 How Old Are You? Malayalam Rosshan Andrrews
2015 36 Vayadhinile Tamil Rosshan Andrrews
2017 Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Telugu Ohmkar

Television shows and media eventsEdit


  1. ^ "Malayalam Cinematographer R Diwakaran - Nettv4u".
  2. ^ thmrn. "The Hindu : Parthiban Kanavu". www.thehindu.com.
  3. ^ "Notebook Cast & Crew, Notebook Malayalam Movie Cast, Actors, Actress - FilmiBeat". FilmiBeat.
  4. ^ https://www.mouthshut.com/review/Note-Book-Movie-review-onmnstqrmm
  5. ^ "Ividam Swargamanu Review - Malayalam Movie Ividam Swargamanu nowrunning review".
  6. ^ "Mumbai Police Movie Review". Times of India. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  7. ^ "How Old Are You Review - Malayalam Movie How Old Are You nowrunning review".
  8. ^ "36 Vayadhinile (aka) 36 Vayathinile review". Behindwoods.
  9. ^ "R. Diwakaran". www.thirtysixmm.com.
  10. ^ Friday Cinemaa WebTV (16 May 2015). ""36 Vayadhinile is the first movie that made me cry" - Cinematographer Diwakar" – via YouTube.
  11. ^ BookMyShow. "Genius (Telugu) Movie (2012) - Reviews, Cast & Release Date in Jaggayyapeta - BookMyShow". BookMyShow.
  12. ^ "Review : Genius – Good concept but bad execution - 123telugu.com". www.123telugu.com.
  13. ^ "Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Review {3/5}: RGG 2 makes for a passable weekend watch".
  14. ^ "Filmography: R. Diwakaran - Cinematographer". elCinema.com.
  15. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (17 January 2016). "Rahman's musical balm for Chennai" – via www.thehindu.com.

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