Cinematographer Priyan of Singham franchise no more; Hansika, Siddharth, Keerthy Suresh tweet condolences


It is indeed a sad Thursday for the Tamil film industry. Cinematographer Priyan suddenly passed away due to a cardiac arrest at his Chennai residence. The talented man was best known for his work on Suriya’s Singham films and had begun work on Chiyaan Vikram’s Saamy Square. He was 53 years old. Priyan began his work in the industry in 1982 and did maximum number of films with Hari. Saamy Square was to be their 14th outing. Priyan was doing a course in industrial engineering but his interest in cinema brought him to the field. He was born in Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu as Nagendran. He began with career with K Balaji as a camera assistant. He has worked with legendary maker Balu Mahendra in films like Moondram Pirai, Sadma and Yathra.

The death has sent a pallor of gloom in the industry. Actor Chiyaan Vikram as a mark of respect has postponed the announcement of the title of the Arjun Reddy Tamil remake till tomorrow 6pm. Some of his popular films are Pagal Nilavu, Nayakan, Vallavan and Velayudham. May his soul rest in peace..


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