P. C. Sreeram is undoubtably, the leading cinematographer in the film Industry and has been a mentor for many Current and Upcoming Cinematographers. Apart from his cinematographic works, he was much appreciated for his directorial venture Kuruthipunal which was submitted by India as its official entry to the Oscars in 1996. Sreeram is well known for his association with Mani Ratnam and received critical acclaim for his work in films such as Mouna Ragam, Nayagan, Agni Natchathiram and Geetanjali. He has worked as a cinematographer in over 30 films spanning across Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, besides directing three films and a few TV commercials.
urrenly he is working in Shamitabh, which is an upcoming Hindi film directed by R. Balki, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan (in her debut) in the lead roles. This film’s soundtrack and background score will be composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Including Balki’s earlier Movies Paa, Cheeni Kum and Vikram Kumar’s 13 B, Shamitabh is his fourth movie in Bollywood. Recently he finished his works with Shankar’s “AI”.
Lately, he finalized the story of an eminent director and will be a busy bee till 2015 end as his dates are all booked.