BINOD PRADHAN   WICA

Born: ?, Kalimpong, West Bengal, India, as Binod Kumar Pradhan.

Education: Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Career: Started as asst to Prem Sagar at Sagar Arts [Sagar Films] in Mumbai.

Ph music videos dir by Girish Mallik, a.o. Ph commercials dir by Raima Sen [for Coca-Cola], a.o.

Awards: Screen Weekly Award [1994] & Filmfare Award [1994] for '1942: A Love Story'; Screen Weekly Award [1998] for 'Kareeb'; Screen Weekly Videocon Award [2000], International Indian Film Academy 'Award for Technical Excellence' [2001] & Filmfare Award nom [2001] for 'Mission Kashmir'; Filmfare Award [2002], International Indian Film Academy 'Award for Technical Excellence' [2003], Zee Cine Award 'Best Cinematographer' [2003] & V.Shantaram Award [2003] for 'Devdas'; Zee Cine Award 'Technical Award' [2004] & Screen Weekly Award nom [2004] for 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.'; 13th Star Screen Weekly Award [200?], Filmfare 'Best Cinematography' Award [2007], International Indian Film Academy 'Best Cinematography' Award [2007] & Zee Cine Award 'Best Cinematography' [2007] for 'Rang De Basanti'.

Website [Facebook]: Binod Pradhan



 FILMS & TELEVISION

1976

Ghashiram Kotwal [Mani Kaul, Kamal Swaroop, a.o.] c; cph: Rajesh Joshi, Manmohan Singh & Virendra Saini

1977

Jait Re Jait [Jabbar Patel] c

1977

Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye [Lekh Tandon] c

1982

Aparoopa/Apeksha/Expectation [Jahnu Barua] c

1982

Partner [Anil Tejani] c

1983

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro/Who Pays the Piper [Kundan Shah] c; 130m

1985

Khamosh [Vidhu Vinod Chopra] c

1986

Papori [Jahnu Barua] c; 144m

1987

Khatarnak Irade [Uday Shankar Pani] c; 138m; cph: Promod Pradhan

1987

Jazira [Uday Shankar Pani] c; 163m

1987

Shahadat [Anil Tejani] c

1989

Lahure [Tulsi Ghimire] c

1989

Parinda/The Pigeon/The Peace Dove [Vidhu Vinod Chopra] c; 154m; assoc cinematographers: Suresh Chauhan, Prakash Ghimiraj, Deepak Pradhan & Hari Roy

1990

Solah Satra [Munna Rizvi] scope/c

1990

Siyasat [Sukhwant Dhadda] c; released 1992

1991

Narasimha [N. Chandra] c; 214m

1992

Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman [Aziz Mirza] c

1992

1942: A Love Story [Vidhu Vinod Chopra] scope/c; 157m; addph & crowd seq ph: Ashok Mehta, Shekhar Kapur, Sudhir Mishra & Govind Nihalani; + co-assoc dir

1996

Khamoshi [: The Musical] [Sanjay Leela Bhansali] scheduled as doph, but replaced by Anil Mehta

1997

Kareeb [Vidhu Vinod Chopra] c; + co-assoc dir

1999

Mission Kashmir [Vidhu Vinod Chopra] scope/c; 160m; + co-assoc dir

2001

Devdas [Sanjay Leela Bhansali] Arriscope/c; 181m (87m + 94m); replaced scheduled ph Ravi Chandran

2002

Jaane Kaise Kab Kahaan [Ajeitpal Mangat] announced; status unknown

2002

Kumkum - Ek Pyarasa Bandhan [?] tv-series, 2002-03; lighting design

2003

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. [Rajkumar Hirani] c

2003

Deewana [Benaifer Mallik & Rajiv Rajamani] c; anim music video/4m; ph live dance seq

2003

Bollywood Sirens: Aishwarya's Greatest Hits [various] V/c; comp of 50 music videos

2004

Dil Jo Bhi Kahey.../Whatever the Heart Says [Romesh Sharma] c; cph: Gopal Shah

2005

Rang De Basanti/Paint It Yellow [Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra] scope/c; 157m; 2uc & addph: Rajeev Jain

2006

Nanhe Jaisalmer: A Dream Come True [Samir Karnik] c

2006

Ta Ra Rum Pum [Siddharth Anand] c; 2uc: Edward A. Gutentag; + small part

2007

Heroes/Mera Bharat Mahaan [Samir Karnik] c; 139m; cph: Gopal Shah

2007

Kismat Konnection [Aziz Mirza] scope/c; 153m; addph: Aseem Bajaj & Ashok Mehta

2007

64 Squares [Vidhu Vinod Chopra] pre-production; originally titled 'Move 5' and scheduled to start in 2003; status unknown

2008

Delhi-6 [Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra] c; 141m; addph: Promod Pradhan

2008

Puli/Komaram Puli [S.J. Surya] c; 2uc: Promod Pradhan; filmed in 2008 (July & November) & 2009 (October)

2008

Homing Pigeons [Jahnu Barua] announced

2009

Vaada raha... i promise [Samir Karnik] c

2010

Yamla Pagla Deewana [Samir Karnik] c; cph: Kabir Lal

2010

Mausam [Pankaj Kapur] c; filmed 2010-11

2012

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag/Run Milkha Run [Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra] RED Epic+HD (high-speed: Phantom Flex + Weisscam HS-2)/c; filmed during Spring and Autumn

2012

Rajjo [Vishwas Patil] c


 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT

1976

Charas [Ramanand Sagar] co-c.asst; ph: Prem Sagar

1977

Ram Bharose [Anand Sagar] co-c.asst; ph: Prem Sagar

1977

Gharonda/The Nest [Bhimsain] ph: A.K. Bir


 FILMS AS DIRECTOR

2011

Buddha [feature] announced