Born in the year of 1964, he was an Indian director who has worked on Tamil flicks. Starting his profession as a subordinate to
Balu Mahendra, Priyan began his job as an autonomous operator in the 1990s before he commenced as a leading cinematographer in the Tamil movie production in the 2000s.His notable works are with filmmaker Hari. He died due to heart seizure in his home on 9th November 2017. Priyan was born and brought up in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. While he was doing a course in polytechnics, the cinematographer spent his time with his uncle Ganesan during a vacation in Chennai. Having observed his interest in movies, his uncle familiarized him to his acquaintance K. Balaji, an actor and a producer in the Tamil industry. Priyan consequently started operating in K. Balaji's behind the screening crew and worked for the production house of Sujatha International, for five years as an assistant cameraman.
Through his job, he was introduced to cinematographer-director Balu Mahendra and worked with him on films including Moondram Pirai (1982), and Yathra (1984). Moreover, he worked in the cinematography teams of movies including Mani Ratnam's
Pagal Nilavu (1985). Priyan then operated in creative houses by
Suresh Menon and
Rajiv Menon, cooperating with them for serials and infomercials. Priyan made his entrance as an autonomous movie maker with K. S. Adhiyaman's Thotta Chinungi (1995), before frequently uniting with director Cheran in flicks like Porkkaalam (1997). During the turn of theera, he got the opportunity to collaborate on high-end plans including K. S. Ravikumar's starter Thenali (2000), Star (2001) and Majunu (2001). The cinematographer started off as a camera assistant and has come this far in the industry.
He has seen various ranges of lenses from the convention alone to high-speed digital cameras. Previously it was problematic to get to know about any latest product and its handling. But now the situation has improved. As the data access has become comfortable now, if the director gets to know about the newest product, he informs the cinematographer and vice versa. There is always a friendly distribution of info in the industry. There is no ego among colleagues. Velayudham is the subsequent movie made by Priyan with Vijay, first was Udhaya. There is an overall feel that Vijay is shy and does not chat much. But while working with him, Priyan realized that Vijay is a wonderful individual. With whom you can start a discussion on any subject. He has also worked with
Sivaji Ganesan on the movie Bandham and is familiar with the promptness of the legend. Priyan tells that the cinematographer can visualize the same qualities in Vijay as he strides into the shooting area at least fifteen minutes earlier than the planned time.