P. C. Sreeram (born 26 January 1956) is an Indian cinematographer and film director who works mainly in the Tamil films. He is also the president of Qube Cinemas, a digital cinema technology company. He is an alumnus of the Madras Film Institute. Apart from his work as a cinematographer, Sreeram was much appreciated for his directorial venture Kuruthipunal, a remake of the 1994 Hindi film Drohkaal. The film was submitted by India as its official entry to the Oscars in 1996, but was not nominated. Sreeram is well known for his association with Mani Ratnam and received critical acclaim for his work in films such as Mouna Ragam, Nayakan, Agni Natchathiram, Geethanjali, Alaipayuthey, O Kadhal Kanmani. He has worked as a cinematographer in over 30 films spanning across Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi language, besides directing three films and a few TV commercials. He is the one of the founding members of Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC).
Sreeram was born on 26 January 1956 in Madras, (now Chennai, Tamil Nadu). He was the third child in the family and has two sisters. Sreeram's aspiration towards films grew much during his childhood days. He was educated at the Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore, Chennai. As a student he was not interested in studies and barely managed to pass the exams. He had a passion for photography and after many years of struggle he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a course in cinematography. Together with his friends Kamal Haasan, C. Rudhraiya, Santhana Bharathi, Radharavi, R. C. Sakthi and few others they were called "Samco" group where they used to join together at the hotel in Chennai and share their learnings about cinema and future dreams of making a perfect cinema.Sreeram is married and had a daughter named Swetha who died after a fall from terrace in 2010. His son Skanda is pursuing his studies in Australia. His niece Preetha Jayaraman, a cinematographer in the Tamil Film industry, was inspired to her calling largely by her uncle's work in the field.
Movies & TV shows
Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Putham Pudhu Kaalai brings together five of the most celebrated directors in Tamil cinema - Sudha Kongara, Gautham Menon, Suhasini Mani Ratman, Rajiv Menon, and Karthik Subbaraj to create Amazon Prime...
Meera, a happy-go-lucky radio jockey falls in love with Varun, a very confident person but is nothing when compared to Meera in life.
He wants his wife to use sanitary napkins. Gayatri doesn't like disposable pads because they are expensive. His obsession with a 'ladies problem' makes her cringe, but he insists on bringing about a c...
A mute, aspiring actor joins forces with a man who has a powerful voice. Together they take the film industry by storm, but will their egos get in the way?
Adhi and Tara don't want to get married. How do they know that marriage is a natural progression of their relationship?
A hunchback kidnaps a bride on the day of her marriage and holds her hostage while his connection to her and his targets is revealed in a series of flashbacks that unfold as he starts looking for reve...
The two of them fall in love. The two of them were diverted to Delhi due to bad weather. They fall in love. The sister of the enemy's brother was female. The story is about how the problem was solved ...
Manohar, an upwardly mobile middle class Indian, is moving into a new apartment with his family on the 13th floor. On the first day of living in a new home, the women are hooked on to a new TV show. T...
He has a syndrome called progeria like syndrome. He is 13 years old, but he looks 5 times older. Auro is a very happy boy despite his condition. His mother is a gynaecologist and he lives with her. Am...
Shiva, the ageing business tycoon, bound to his wheelchair, sharing a strong bonding with his son Vishnu. Indulgent, while Vishnu whiles away his time with his cronies taking life easy. But then sudde...
Kanda Naal Mudhal
Two youngsters meet in a marriage hall and fight with each other, and every time they meet they end up fighting with each other. There is a time when this animosity turns to love.
Karthik, a young lawyer falls in love with Poongothai, daughter of a businessman Vijayakumar. Vijayakumar and Poongothai's sister run a Multi-level marketing and are imprisoned for false accusations. ...
Sridhar, an aspiring music director, has been struggling to get a foothold in the music industry for many years. He falls in love but is willing to put his relationship on a backburner for success.
Dil Hi Dil Mein
Ram Chandra is a Tamilian who lives in a shanty hut in Bombay with his mom and sister. He wants to attend school after his sister is lent out to a beggar to raise money, but she is unable to cope with...
The love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be after a difficult romance in a class-divided society.
Rangan is a very ugly man and therefore lives a tough life. He is kicked out of jobs, ill-treated constantly, and the girl he loves hates him. With the Mask, Rangan generates followers, becomes a film...
Two college students, the slum child Raja and the dean's daughter Roja, chat with each other over the Internet and fall in love. However, Roja is engaged and Raja cannot bear to disrespect her father,...
A young fisherman loses his family while striving to protect his master's treasure. On learning about his kind gesture, the master adopts his son and leaves behind a huge share of his property.
Adhi, a policeman, plans Operation Dhanush to catch a dreaded terrorist, Badri, and save innocent lives. However, when Badri, threatens his family, he must choose between his duty and his loved ones.
Sandhya is fed up of her life that is controlled by her father. She runs away from home but soon loses her money to Eeshwar. Waiting around for him to pay her back, she falls in love with him.
An Inspector is assigned to track down a large sum of stolen money. His investigations lead him to a couple of small time crooks, a village belle, a murder, an absconding suspect, and an international...
Meera is in a college and pregnant nearing labour. Here Meera tells her story of how she got to this point in a flashback. A young man named Jeeva falls in love with her. She despises him and eventua...
Thevar Magan (English: Thevar's son) is a 1992 Indian Tamil film produced by, written by, and starring Kamal Hassan in the title role. Saktivelu returned to India and wants to open a chain of restaura...
Appu and Raja are twins who were separated at birth, grow up in different localities. Appu's quest for revenge begins upon learning that his father was killed by four criminals.
Prakash, who is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Geethanjali, an equally ill patient, fall in love with each other. However, when she learns about his illness, she decides to move out of his life.
Agni Natchathiram is a 1988 Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam. The movie is about two half-brothers who come into conflict with each other in their claim for legitimacy as sons of a common father. Th...
Divya, a woman grieving over the death of her lover, is convinced into an arranged marriage with Chandra Kumar. Over a year the couple attempt to adjust to each other's presence and live with each oth...
An elderly woman is rich and living alone. When her granddaughter comes to live with her, her life will change for the better.
Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai
The 1985 Indian Tamil-language romance film Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai was directed by Pratap K. In his directorial debut, Pothen was produced by Raadhika. The lead characters are also starred by them...
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