Santosh Sivan is India’s foremost and most awarded cinematographer. He is also the only Indian member of the American Society of Cinematographers. He shot to prominence on the national stage with Mani Ratnam’s Thalapathi and is celebrated for his work on Roja, Dil Se, Iruvar and Kaala Pani. His international credits include Bride & Prejudice and Mistress Of Spices. Sivan debuted as director with Halo followed by Malli , both films aimed at children. The world took notice of his next film The Terrorist (premiered at BFI London Film Festival), about a suicide bomber wrestling with her conscience. John Malkovich championed the film and ensured that it found global distribution.
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