M. Karnan

This article is about the Indian cinematographer. For other people, see Karna (disambiguation).

Karnan (c. 1933 – 13 December 2012) is an Indian cinematographer and director who mainly worked in the Tamil film industry. Starting his career as an assistant to V. Ramamurthi, Karnan gradually rose to a full-fledged cinematographer,[1][2] and made a few films based on curry western featuring Jaishankar in the lead.[3] In an interview to Behindwoods, cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran mentioned Karnan as an inspiration and noted the way he made films.[4] After prolonged illness, he died in December 2012.




  1. http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/2013/11/21221542/karnan-cinema-history.html
  2. Guy, Randor (10 April 2011). "Blast from the past: Chakravarthi Thirumagal 1957". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  3. Rangarajan, Malathi (20 November 2009). "Eastwood Ho!". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  4. "Cinematographer who said no to Kamal five times". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 3 October 2013.

External links

M. Karnan at the Internet Movie Database

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