Mahesh’s Love With Cinematographers


If we take a look at Superstar Mahesh’s last few films, one thing is common, acclaimed cinematographers (Ratnavelu for Nenokkadine and Brahmotsavam and Santosh Sivan for SPYder). Mahesh seems to have realized that a cinematographer’s job in shaping up a film is much more than what meets the eye.

He had earlier recommenced the name of Ratnavelu for Brahmotsavam after having been impressed with his terrific work in Nenokkadine. Now, we hear that Mahesh specifically suggested the name of ace lensman Ravi K Chandran for his new film ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’.

Ravi K Chandran’s repertoire is filled with visual masterpieces like Black, 7th Sense, Saawariya, My Name is Khan, Ghajini, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Boys etc. He has predominantly worked in Bollywood and Kollywood and ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ is his first direct Telugu film. He has earlier expressed his excitement over getting the opportunity of working with Mahesh, whom he described as one of the most talented and handsome actors. Chandran is expected to leave his stamp all over the film.

The shooting of ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ has commenced a few days ago without Mahesh. Bollywood actress Kiara Advani is on board. Koratala’s regular composer Devi Sri is working for this DVV Danayya’s production venture that is being made with a budget of around Rs 100 crore.

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