Averitable treat to look at, Aseem Mishra’s work in Tubelight deftly illustrates the film’s belief in the strength of conviction. Mishra has maintained a long-term collaboration with Kabir Khan, and has shot for all of the director’s recent films. After the thumping success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, they once again choose the mountains as the location for their next, Tubelight. The cinematographer captures both the lush and the bleak aspects of the mountainous landscape in a series of captivating images. Mishra’s compositions and lighting bring to life two different worlds – the village the leading man (Salman Khan) lives in and the war zone. Yet Mishra doesn’t ever allow the camera to call attention on itself. His visuals remain rooted in the story unfolding on-screen. Mishra has films as varied as Band Bajaa Baraat and Dabangg 2 to his credit, and his next release will be Raju Hirani’s Sanju.
Hot 100, Cinematographers, Aseem Mishra
06 July 2018