Vetri is a popular Cinematographer, who consistently worked in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. He was born as Vetri Palanisamy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His late father, NS Palanisamy, is a leader of the Farmer’s Association. So basically, Vetri is also a farmer, who hailed from Tiruppur. Recently, he held a protest to help the farmers in resolving issues against the Collector’s Office.
He made the ‘Yaerumunai Ilaignar Ani’ to help the farmers resort the issues. Not everyone knows, but farming is his first passion and he is silently helping farmers in Tiruppur on several issues. His debut as a cinematographer was in V. V. Kathir’s Tamil action film Thenavattu in 2008. The same year, he worked in Siva’s Telugu action film, Souryam. In 2009, Vetri has also worked in the box-office Tamil film, Maasilamani. This film earned commercial success with a gross of $2-million.
Also in 2009, he worked on another Siva’s directorial film, Sankham, which in opposite to Maasilamani, received negative reviews. In 2011, Vetri has been the DOP of the Tamil films Venghai, Muni 2: Kanchana, and Vellore Maavattam. These films earned average success at the box office. The following year, he handled the cinematography of Siva’s Telugu fantasy-action-comedy film, Daruvu. Despite receiving mixed reviews, Daruvu grossed ₹970-million at the box-office and was declared as a hit.
Another successful film that he worked on was in I. Rajasekaran’s Tamil comedy drama film, Ya Ya, which features Shiva and Santhanam in the lead roles. In 2014, Vetri has been the cinematographer of Ajith Kumar-starrer film, Veeram, and the Telugu romantic comedy film, Loukyam. Vetri has also worked in the action masala film entitled Vedalam in 2015 and he is presently working on the upcoming Tamil spy thriller film, Vivegam, which is slated to release in August 2017. Both films were directed by Siva and will star Ajith Kumar in the lead role.
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