He is the noted cinematographer of ‘Satya’, ‘Jhankaar Beats’, ‘Tarkieb’ and ‘Masti’. Mazhar Kamran’s last directorial venture was the critically acclaimed film ‘Mohandas’ which released in 2009. Kamran returns as the director of a new short film titled, ‘The Photographer’. On 26th November, Mazhar began shooting for this short fiction film at a studio in South Mumbai and did the outdoor shoot at a location near Igatpuri. The shooting of the film is now complete. The film features debutant actors, Naresh Shroff and Neha Chauhan.
It is a mystery film with the art of photography at its centre. The film breaks conventions in its treatment. Mazhar Kamran is faculty at IIT Bombay and teaches film-making at the IDC School of Design. Known for successfully bringing in a gritty and edgy cinematography to Hindi cinema with path-breaking work, one expects this film to set forth a buzz. The film has already generated interest from big name sponsors.
He will soon be directing a feature-length film, ‘Chor, Police aur Ek Masum Ladki’. The subject has been finalized and the story and screenplay is being given final shape. The films are in two contrasting genres and reluctant to share any more details, he quips, ‘The titles should tell you something about the content’.