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Karthik has worked on movies, commercials, documentaries and cine-plays. Over the years, having worked with some very gifted and unique directors, he has developed a personal style with a keen interest in story telling.

Even as a child he was curious about the world of images and getting a Zenit SLR camera as a gift from his father, opened up possibilities of viewing his world in a new way. The blazing Chennai sun, the stark play of light and shadow and the burst of colours around him helped him shape his craft during his initial years of photography.

The exploration of his interests, soon took him into the forests of South India, where he assisted in a film on King Cobras for the BBC. This experience, made him plunge headlong into filmmaking and he joined the prestigious Film and TV Institute of India (FTII), Pune where he honed his skills as a cinematographer and more importantly as a visual storyteller.

His movies include- Aurangzeb for Yash Raj Films, Bombairiya for Kreo Films, Dheet Patangey for SAB, and a movie shot on a mobile camera - Side A Side B.

He has also shot the TV series, Powder for Yash Raj TV, and a web series - Zero KMs for Zee 5, amongst other commercials and documentaries.

He has also shot the Cineplays’ - Gardish Mein Taare and The Scavengers Daughter. Cineplay is a new evolving narrative structure that marries the elements of Play and the language of Cinema.

Working with form and style is what interests him the most about his films. He believes that every story has a life of it’s own and demands to be told in it’s own unique format.

As far as formats go, he was one of the first few Cinematographers in India to use a digital camera - a RED One, to shoot the TV series ‘Powder’. To share his experience of spending more than 200 days with the new kid on the block, he wrote an article for the collective - Cinematographers Combine, Mumbai.

His next movie, Aurangzeb, a story that has strains of the 80’s was one of the last projects to be shot on Film in India.

His movie Side A Side B is one of the first few full-length feature films to be shot on a mobile camera in India. It was shot using a Samsung S7 Edge, and an IPhone 6S Plus.

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Karthik has worked on movies, commercials, documentaries and cine-plays. Over the years, having worked with some very gifted and unique directors, he has developed a personal style with a keen interest in story telling.

Even as a child he was curious about the world of images and getting a Zenit SLR camera as a gift from his father, opened up possibilities of viewing his world in a new way. The blazing Chennai sun, the stark play of light and shadow and the burst of colours around him helped him shape his craft during his initial years of photography.
The exploration of his interests, soon took him into the forests of South India, where he assisted in a film on King Cobras for the BBC. This experience, made him plunge headlong into filmmaking and he joined the prestigious Film and TV Institute of India (FTII), Pune where he honed his skills as a cinematographer and more importantly as a visual storyteller.
His movies include- Aurangzeb for Yash Raj Films, Bombairiya for Kreo Films, Dheet Patangey for SAB, and a movie shot on a mobile camera - Side A Side B.
He has also shot the TV series, Powder for Yash Raj TV, and a web series - Zero KMs for Zee 5, amongst other commercials and documentaries.
He has also shot the Cineplays’ - Gardish Mein Taare and The Scavengers Daughter. Cineplay is a new evolving narrative structure that marries the elements of Play and the language of Cinema.
Working with form and style is what interests him the most about his films. He believes that every story has a life of it’s own and demands to be told in it’s own unique format.
As far as formats go, he was one of the first few Cinematographers in India to use a digital camera - a RED One, to shoot the TV series ‘Powder’. To share his experience of spending more than 200 days with the new kid on the block, he wrote an article for the collective - Cinematographers Combine, Mumbai.
His next movie, Aurangzeb, a story that has strains of the 80’s was one of the last projects to be shot on Film in India.
His movie Side A Side B is one of the first few full-length feature films to be shot on a mobile camera in India. It was shot using a Samsung S7 Edge, and an IPhone 6S Plus.

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