'Frames of KV Anand': Fans, friends, celebrities pay tribute to ace director-cinematographer

Anand's first movie as a cinematographer came in 1994 with Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath, directed by Priyadarshan, for which he won a national award.

Published: 30th April 2021 03:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th April 2021 05:12 PM   |  A+A-

Film director KV Anand

Film director KV Anand (Photo| Cinema Express)

By Online Desk

Renowned director-cinematographer KV Anand passed away on Friday morning after suffering a heart attack in Chennai. He was 54.

Beginning his career as a freelance photojournalist with various magazines including Kalki, India Today, Anand entered the film industry as an assistant to legendary cinematographer PC Sreeram. 

His first stint with cinematography came with the 1994 Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath, directed by Priyadarshan, for which he won a national award. His other notable works wielding the camera include Kadhal Desam, Mudhalvan, Chandralekha (1997), Josh (2000), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) and Khakee (2004), and the Rajinikanth-starrer Sivaji

Making his directorial debut in 2005 with Kana Kandaen (2005) starring Srikanth and Prithviraj, Anand's success arrived in 2009 with Suriya's Ayan. The movie received both commercial and critical success. The duo then went on to make two more films including Maattran in which Suriya played con-joined twins and Kaappan.

His third film as a director, 'KO', was a blockbuster and is remembered as one of the best political thrillers of Tamil cinema. He also directed Dhanush in 'Anegan' and Vijay Sethupathi in 'Kavan'.  

Anand's directorial were known for grandeur, masala elements, high octane action sequences and unexpected twists.

All his films had excellent music, Harris Jayaraj was Anand's frequent collaborator and worked with him in five out of his seven directorial. Other frequent collaborators include editor Anthony and writers Suba. Despite being an acclaimed cinematographer himself, Anand's directorial always had others wielding the camera. 

Earlier, Anand was announced as one of the directors of Anthology film produced for Netflix but later it was reported that he was replaced by director Vasanth.

Here are some of the tributes by fans, admirers, and celebrities on the demise of the noted film technician: 


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