Set to release in January is ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran’s debut directorial venture Yaan starring Jiiva and Thulasi. About his shift he says, “Because of my story telling ability, friends like Mani Ratnam used to prod me to step into direction.”
Further, Chandran’s short silent film Deadly Farewell earned him an award at an international film festival. “Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan appreciated it and this gave me an added incentive to go for the longer format,” adds the cinematographer. Chandran, incidentally, has five scripts ready.
– Malini Mannath