Cinematographers are those who work hard behind the cameras without having expectations for getting credited for their work. Gopi Amarnath, born in Vandavasi, Tamil Nadu, India is also a Cinematographer, and as of now, he has worked in eleven Tamil language films. He is active in the Tamil industry since 2011. His first movie as a cinematographer was Potta Potti which released in the year 2011. The film was of comedy type and the theme revolved around sports. The director Yuvaraj Dhayalan was making his entry into the industry through this movie, and so he gave an opportunity to new actors and cinematographers.

The film had good responses from the audience after its release in August. In the year 2012, he worked in the movie ‘Malaai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey’, a Tamil romantic movie starring ‘ Aari’ and Shubha Phutela in the lead roles. Though the film received bad reviews from everyone Gopi Amarnath received a good response for his work. Consequently C. V. Kumar, a producer, signed him for his next movie. In 2012, Gopi Amarnath worked on the film ‘ Pizza’ which starred Vijay Sethupati and Rembya Nambeesan.

It was a super-natural horror thriller film where a pizza delivery boy goes to an address to deliver a pizza, but the horror incidents that take place there changes his beliefs about super-natural powers. The movie got good reviews and was a box-office hit and remade in many languages. Gopi Amarnath got an appreciation for his good work. He got nominated as the Best Cinematographer for the 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards. He got two awards for the films which were Vikatan Award for the Best Cinematographer and 7th Vijay Award for Best Cinematographer as well. He kept on moving ahead reaching this milestone and soon will reach many others.

Gopi Amarnath then worked on the movie ‘Something Something’ which released in the year 2013. This movie was a romantic comedy and was shot in Tamil and Telugu languages at the same time with different actors. The plot revolves around a boy who is very shy of girls and falls for a girl and takes tips from a love guru to woo his girl. His next movie was ‘ Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru’ which released in the year 2013.

In 2014, he worked in ‘ Irumbu Kuthirai’. In 2015, he worked in three films which were ‘ Aambala’, Enakkul Oruvan, and ‘ Yatchan’. His recent movies which released in the year 2016 were ‘ Pencil’ and ‘Mayavan’, both of which were thrillers, and he got praised by everyone for his work. He has a long way to go and win many more awards as well.


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