A. Vincent


Born: Calicut, Kerala, India


Aloysius Vincent was an Indian cinematographer and director of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. From the mid-1960s on he directed some 30 movies including the landmark Malayalam films Bhargavi Nilayam, 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. 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. It is considered one of the all time classics in Malayalam cinema. Vincent died on 25 February 2015 at the age of 86.

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