South-Cental Asian Directors

by mrc-meneghin | created - 12 Mar 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. Mira Nair

Director | Salaam Bombay!

Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam ...

Salaam Bombay! The Reluctant Fundamentalist

2. Satyajit Ray

Writer | Pather Panchali

Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie ...

Pather Panchali Aparajito The Music Room Apur Sansar Rabindranath Tagore The Big City Charulata The Hero Sikkim

3. Naeem Mohaiemen

Director | United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part I)

Naeem Mohaiemen is a writer and visual artist. Since 2006, he has worked on "The Young Man Was," a series of projects on the 1970s radical left. The first two films in this sequence are "United Red Army" (2012), which premiered at Sharjah Biennial, IDFA, and Hot Docs, and "Afsan's Long Day" (2014),...

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4. Shubhashish Bhutiani

Writer | Hotel Salvation

Shubhashish Bhutiani is a writer and director, known for Hotel Salvation (2016), Kush (2013) and The Star (2012).

Hotel Salvation

5. Deepak Rauniyar

Writer | Seto Surya

Deepak Rauniyar (b. 1978, Saptari, Nepal) became the first Nepali filmmaker to screen at a prestigious international film festival. His debut Highway world premiered at the Berlinale 2012 and also played at Locarno Film Festival. Prior to this film, Rauniyar worked as a writer and producer for the ...

White Sun

6. Guru Dutt

Actor | Pyaasa

Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than fifty films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their ...

Pyaasa Kaagaz ke Phool

7. Najeeb Mirza

Director | Buzkashi!

Najeeb Mirza is a director and cinematographer, known for Buzkashi! (2012), Herders' Calling (2004) and The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan (2008).


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