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KV Anand: Lens Talk, Work More

admin   April 30, 2021

Cinematographer-filmmaker KV Anand passed away today at the age of 54.
According to entertainment industry tracker Ramesh Bala, Anand ‘s wife and daughter tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago. They isolated themselves at home and were getting treatment.
Recently, Anand also tested positive and felt breathlessness late last night. He was admitted to hospital and died of cardiac arrest.
Anand, who started his career as a photojournalist, worked in magazines including Aside, India’s first city magazine.(of Madras).
He began his film career as a cinematographer with Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath in 1994.

He had worked as cinematographer for about fifteen films in the Southern and Bollywood industries. Anand won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography for his debut film as a cinematographer, Thenmavin Kombath.
He was the founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC).
He had worked as cinematographer for films like Kadhal Desam, Nerukku Ner, Chandralekha, Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, Josh, Nayak, Virumbugiren, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Chellamay etc and carved a niche for himself.

Anand became a trusted colleague of Shankar and worked with him as a cinematographer for three hit films โ€“ Mudhalvan, Boys and Sivaji.
After a career as a cinematographer for over a decade, Anand made his directorial debut with the 2005 movie Kana Kandaen.
He went on to helm films like Ayan, Ko, Maattrraan, Anegan, Kavan and Kaappaan. A man of few words, he made his work talking.

Sources said his end came at a time when he was gearing up to start his dream project, on whose script he had worked for almost two years.
In a 2015 article, Janaki Venkataraman, a Chennai-based journalist and Editor of Aside, had recalled: “Anand extolling the virtues of the fish-eye lens that he had recently procured and that he had absolutely decided to use for our next cover photo”.
Such was his love for his passion, which was his profession as well.