S. Thirunavukarasu (born 21 July 1966), better known mononymously as Tirru, is an Indian cinematographer who has worked in multiple languages across India. He won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for 24 (2016).[1][2][3]

Tirru
Tirru at Vanamagan Audio Launch.jpg
Tirru at Vanamagan audio launch
Born
S. Thirunavukarasu

(1966-06-02) 2 June 1966 (age 56)
Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
Occupation
  • Cinematographer
  • screenwriter
Years active1994 – present
AwardsNational Film Awards (2016)

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in Mullukuruchi village. He became interested in photography while studying science in college. He assisted by 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.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

He had initially worked as an associate to cinematographer P. C. Sreeram. Tirru's films are predominantly in the Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi languages. He co-wrote the screenplay of the Malayalam film Mission 90 Days with director Major Ravi. He is also known for 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.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Notes
1994 Magalir Mattum Tamil
1997 Sakthi Tamil
1998 Kaathala Kaathala Tamil
1998 Manjeeradhwani Malayalam
2000 Hey Ram Tamil
Hindi
Tamil-Hindi Bilingual Film
2000 Champion Hindi
2001 Little John Tamil
Hindi
English
Tamil-Hindi-English Trilingual Film
2001 Aalavandhan/Abhay Tamil/Hindi Tamil-Hindi Bilingual Film
2002 23rd March 1931: Shaheed Hindi
2003 Lesa Lesa Tamil
2003 Hungama Hindi
2003 Punarjani Malayalam
2003 Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Malayalam
2005 Garam Masala Hindi
2005 Kyon Ki Hindi
2006 Chup Chup Ke Hindi
2006 Keerthi Chakra Malayalam
2007 Kireedam Tamil The film also featured segments shot by Nirav Shah
2007 Mission 90 Days Malayalam Also writer
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Hindi
2008 Kanchivaram Tamil
2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Hindi
2010 Aakrosh Hindi
2012 Tezz Hindi
2013 Krrish 3 Hindi
2013 Geethaanjali Malayalam
2016 24 Tamil National Film Award for Best Cinematography[4][5]
2016 Janatha Garage Telugu
2017 Vanamagan Tamil
2018 Mercury Tamil
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu The film also featured segments shot by Ravi K. Chandran
2018 Fanney Khan Hindi
2019 Petta Tamil
2021 Eeswaran Tamil
2021 Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea Malayalam
2022 Acharya Telugu
2022 Twenty One Hours Kannada
Malayalam
2023 Untitled S.Shankar film (RC15) Telugu Filming

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "64th National Film Awards: Pulimurugan, Joker, 24 sweep top honours". Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ "64th National Awards: Complete List of the Winners". News18. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "An interview with Thiru". www.chennaionline.com:80. Archived from the original on 11 March 2003. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  4. ^ "64th National Film Awards: Pulimurugan, Joker, 24 sweep top honours". Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  5. ^ "64th National Awards: Complete List of the Winners". News18. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Akshay Kumar bags national award for best actor". The Hindu. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.

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