Santhosh Sivan has handled the cameras for Vijay’s Thuppaki till date. The distinguished lens-man holds a prestigious ‘American Society of Cinematographers’ membership, making him the first DOP (director of photography) in not just India but Asia Pacific to receive the honor.
From day one Vijay’s Thuppaki has been called as he most stylish offering , given Santhosh’s expert cinematography and AR Murugadoss direction coming together. Recently Vijay and his heroine Kaja Aggarwal had shot for one of the songs in Geneva. However, there is an official confirmation that the song was not shot by Santhosh Sivan himself. Another Bollywood cameraman named ‘Nutty’ Nataraj was assigned duty to shoot the number in the foreign locale. Nutty has worked for Hindi films Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal. On inquiring further we came to know that Santhosh had other commitments so he could not fix time for the Vijay flick. It might be recalled that Thuppaki had most of the shoots exclusively canned in Mumbai and with the Geneva song shoot done, the film has wrapped up. The only trouble remains in solving the title case dispute between Kalathuppaki and Thuppaki,that will be taken up on September 10th. There was news that the Kalathuppaki producer has been receiving death threats from fans. Thuppaki fans have also been promised a September audio launch for the movie.