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Venu Pillai

B. Saraswathi

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Venu is an Indian cinematographer and film director who works mainly in Malayalam cinema. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, he has been the recipient of four National Film Awards, including three for Best Cinematography, and four Kerala State Film Awards. He is a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC). Venu is married to Beena Paul, a film editor who works predominantly in Malayalam films.


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Venu is the grandson of Malayalam author Karur Neelakanta Pillai. His mother B. Saraswathi is also a writer. Venu is married to Indian film editor Beena Paul.


Venu passed out of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, with a diploma in motion picture photography in 1982. He has worked as cinematographer in over 80 feature films with directors like Mani Kaul, John Abraham, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Pamela Rooks, Padmarajan, Bharathan and M. T. Vasudevan Nair.

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In 1987, Venu received his first National Film Award (jointly for Amma Ariyan and Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal). He went onto receive two more awards for Miss Beatty's Children (1993) and Ponthan Mada (1994). In 1998, he made his directorial debut with Daya, a period fiction written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. The film won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director and Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director. In 2014, he directed his second film, Munnariyippu, starring Mammootty.


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  • Mati Manas (1984)
  • Tarpan (1994)
  • Maharathi (2008)
  • Bengali

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  • Bagh Bahadur (1989)
  • Tahader Katha (1992)
  • Lal Darja (1997)
  • Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002)
  • Swapner Din (2004)
  • Tamil

  • Guna (1991)
  • Minsara Kanavu (1997)
  • Anbe Aaruyire (2005)
  • Thirumagan (2007)
  • English

  • Miss Beatty's Children (1992)
  • Taj Mahal: A Monument of Love (2003)
  • Telugu

  • Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005)
  • Pournami (2006)
  • As director

  • Daya (1998)
  • Munnariyippu (2014)
  • Carbon (2017)
  • References

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