Chennai-based Alphonse Roy showed Mumbai in a new light through his camerawork in the Rajeev Khandelwal-starrer, Aamir. He showed us a part of Mumbai that many Mumbaikars have probably never seen.
Directed by first-timer, Raj Kumar Gupta, Aamir is one of 2008's best films, with its gritty tale about terrorism.
Alphonse is better known as a wildlife cinematographer -- he has made documentaries for BBC Natural World, National Geographical and Discovery Channel. He is India's first Emmy award winner for his wildlife documentaries. He made his feature film debut with Tamil film, Okukku Noorper, which won a state award.
Alphonse told Patcy N how he shot Aamir in the poorest parts of Mumbai, and his next, Mumbai Cutting.