Behind the Scenes

Ravi Varman Exclusive Interview!

The Alchemist of Light

He paints magic with his lens, he has striking lighting techniques, his frames are state of the art and for plenty other reasons, ace cinematographer Ravi Varman is an asset to the Indian Film Industry. He talks candidly about his painful past and incidents pushing him to the verge of success.

Movies such as Barfi and Ramleela have taken him to the heights of success. He is amongst the top ten on IMDB’s list of South Indian cinematographers. He is versatile and holds critically acclaimed movies to his credit, but the man believes that he is still a learner. To him, the thirst to acquire knowledge in the realm of film-making is never-ending. While many might have crumbled under the pressure life has put him through, Ravi chose otherwise. “Challenges and hardships make me grow. I never plan. I look at situations critically. My circumstances make me stronger and better with each passing day. I want to try new things, things no Indian film has produced. I learn from my mistakes. In Dasavathaaram, the screenplay was amazing.We lost only because of make-up and CG. The CG in India still has to grow.Little mistakes like these would never happen again. I will watch out like I have until now.”

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