Madhu Ambat


Name: Madhu Ambat

Profession:  Indian cinematographer

Movies:
Sivappu
Pathemari
Namma Gramam
Thee Kulikkum Pachai Maram
Kunjananthante Kada
Kalikaalam
Adaminte Makan Abu
Graamam
Makaramanju
Hisss
Kerala Cafe (segment "Makal")
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam
Shoot on Sight
Sringaram
Aadum Koothu
Provoked: A True Story
June R
1:1.6 An Ode to Lost Love
Pravahi (Documentary short)
Chanakya
Chupke Se
Anyar
Lajja
Badri
Khoobsurat
Thammudu
Churam
Kulam
Bapa
Amodini
Swami Vivekananda
Nammavar
Bhagvad Gita
Magrib
Padheyam
Daivathinte Vikrithikal
Swaroopam
Praying with Anger
Amaram
Anjali
Disha
Sutradhaarulu
Vaishali
Swathi Thirunal
Prema Kama
Tabarana Kathe
Uppu
Sandhya Mayangum Neram
Adi Shankaracharya
Phaniyamma
Lahari
Oppol
Saraswathi Yaamam
Seetha
Sooryante Maranum
Hredhayathil Nee Mathram
Ashwathama
Yaro Oral
Saritha
Nalegannu Maduvavara
Njaaval Pazhangal
Love Letter

National Film Awards:

1984: Best Cinematography - Adi Sankaracharya (Sanskrit)
2006: Best Cinematography - Sringaram (Tamil)
2010: Best Cinematography - Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam)
Kerala State Film Awards
1978: Aswathama, Sooryante Maranam and Yaro Oral
1987: Purushartham, Swathi Thirunal
1990: Amaram
South Indian International Movie Awards
2012: Best Cinematographer - Makaramanju
Asianet Film Awards
2012: Best Cinematographer - Adaminte Makan Abu
2013 - Asiavision Awards - Best Cinematography

Brief Profile:

Madhu Ambat was born on March 6, 1949 to Ambat Sulochana and Prof K. Bhagyanath and he is the grand son of Ambat Sivarama Menon. He is a graduate and holds a diploma from the Film Institute of India, Poona, from where he graduated in 1970, securing a gold medal.

After graduating from the Pune Film Institute, Madhu Ambat entered the film industry in 1973, photographing a documentary for Ramu Kariat. In a career spread over 35 years, he has been the cinematographer for a number of notable films winning many awards. Ambat also heads a non-profit making research organization "Fantasia Centre for Research and Development of Cinema". This newly started organization strives to develop an atmosphere for research in cinema and to spread a film culture.