Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Great Loss For Our Film Industry

Veteran cinematographer P N Sundaram passed away at his residence here on Monday. He was 82 and is survived by his two daughters and a son.

Starting as a camera assistant at Vijaya Vauhini studios, Sundaram then went on, in his career to do a number of memorable movies with  M GR, Sivaji Ganesan, Mutharaman and Jayalaithaa . Uyarndha Manidhan', Oli Vilakku', Kaadhalikka Neramillai', Enga Veettu Pillai', Adimai Penn', and Vietnam Veedu',Thanga Pathakam were among them. 
He had filmed over 200 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
Besides as a cameraman, Sundaram had also directed seven Malayalam films, including 'Aayiram Jenmangal', 'Agni Pushpam' and 'Ayodhya'. 

Sundaram was one of the founders of the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and the South Indian Cinematographers Association (SICA). As a mark of respect to the venerated cinematographer, all shooting schedules for Tuesday have been cancelled.

Sundaram, a resident of Saidapet, had undergone a surgery for a heart condition a few months ago and had visited his doctors for a check-up on Monday. He passed away around 4 30 pm at his residence, said SICA sources. 
The last rites were done at Beasant Nagar on Tuesday afternoon. 
Kollywood Cancels Their Shooting 
Lets Us Pray for his soul to rest in peace.
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