A. Vincent


Name: Aloysius Vincent

Birth: 14 June 1928

Death: 25 February 2015

Profession: Indian cinematographer and director of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films

Family:

Jayanan Vincent (Son)
Ajayan Vincent (Son)

As Cinematographer

Annamayya Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Bobbili Simham Major Chandrakanth
Allari Priyudu Aswamedham Aapathbandhavudu Gharana Mogudu
Uncle Bun Gnana Paravai Alludugaru Nari Nari Naduma Murari
Dharma Kshetram Douthyam Aanandha Kummi Mahaan
Bandish_ Ashajyothi Guru Ilamai Kolam
Aana Paachan K D No. 1 Rajaputhra Rahasyamu Vayanadan Thampan
Radhakrishna Gadusu Pillodu Prema Lekhalu Adavi Ramudu
Secretary Jyothi Rojavin Raja Soggadu
Babu Avan Oru Sarithiram Akkaraipachai Prem Nagar
Vasantha Maligai Savaale Samali Iru Thuruvam Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari
Gauravam Madhavi Adimai Penn Thunaivan
Meherbaan Bhaktha Prahalada Letha Manasulu Kunjali Marakkar
Enga Veettu Pillai Rajamalli Thacholi_ Othenan_ Kadhalikka Neramillai
Moodupadam Dil Ek Mandir Nenjam Marappathillai Sumaithaangi
Policekaran Magal Kula Gotralu Punar Jenmam Then Nilavu
Nazrana Nenjil Or Aalayam Mudiyanaya Puthran Meenda Sorgam
Ellorum Innattu Mannar Vidivelli Pelli Kanuka Illarikam
Kalyana Parisu Uthamaputhiran Amar Deep Yaar Paiyyan
Sontha Ooru Neelakuyil Bratuku Teruvu Chandirani

Awards:

1. J.C.Daniel Award
2. Kerala State Film Award for best director for Nadhi
3. Nandi award for best cinematographer for Annamayya and Adavi ramudu
4. Filmfare award for best cinematographer for Nadhi
5. National award for best Best feature film for Thulabharam

Brief profile:

Vincent was born in 1928 in Calicut, then part of Madras Presidency. He was trained under cinematographer Kamal Ghosh and was initially associated with Gemini Studios. He started his career in Tamil cinema and shot to fame with the Sivaji Ganesan-starrer Uthamaputhiran. He then became a freelancer and achieved success in Malayalam and Telugu films. He established himself as one of the leading cinematographers in South India and also earned a name in Hindi films.

He succeeded in bringing in the kind of visuals that were not seen before in South Indian films. In 2003, the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) awarded him an Honorary Membership, along with K. K. Mahajan and V. K. Murthy. Vincent has directed around 30 films, mostly in Malayalam. The first Malayalam film he directed, Bhargavi Nilayam (1964), was scripted by renowned writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Vincent died on 25 February 2015 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife and two cinematographer sons–Jayanan Vincent and Ajayan Vincent–and daughters, Sumithra Maria and Snehalatha Marie.