Devashish Makhija is a Bollywood filmmaker, graphic artist, poet, screenwriter, and a fiction writer. He is known for the film Oonga, which he wrote and directed. He has published more than forty-nine short stories and worked as the chief assistant on the YRF movie Bunty Aur Babli. Devashish was born and grew up in Kolkata. He lived in Park Circus around the fringes for 24 years. He studied at Kolkata’s Don Bosco High School. He completed his graduation at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata in Economics. He wasn't much into movies and spent more time reading and listening to music or practicing Art. He couldn't let his imagination flow free while watching a movie.

Reading a book gave his imagination a flight. But he soon realized that working for films would mean a package of choreography, writing, music creation, visualization, basically everything he wanted to do. Movies were the only medium that could allow a simultaneous use of all his hobbies. On 6 December 1992, around the Babri Masjid Incident, he was living in a Hindu Building. Their entire slum had mostly Muslims. That night, the Muslims attacked his family, and he almost got killed. Armed men climbed his building on ladders. He and his mother were alone at home. In the end, an Air Force monitoring Vehicle on the rounds saw the commotion and saved their lives.

Most of his early life he spent writing and static visual. When he took to movies, his writing became based on visuals rather than dialogues. He could express more through Silent Action. He advertised with Mudra Kolkata and McCann Erickson after completing his graduation. Soon, he left for Mumbai to fulfill his dream. In Mumbai, he was in a tiny place in an urban area behind Film city. He used to design houses and make contacts. He somehow got a book that had the contacts of almost all filmmakers and producers. He started calling them daily and begged them to meet him.

Soon he got his break as an assistant director and researcher on Black Friday. It was Anurag Kashyap's directional debut and released in 2004. The movie got critical acclaim, and his career got the start he needed. He roughly earned Rs 6000 a month. He feels his work was quite satisfying. It was like his film school as he learned a lot from the experience. He went on to work for Shaad Ali in Bunty Aur Babli. He was the chief assistant director of the blockbuster and continued the job in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The movie's first schedule in 2005 got shelved.

Pretty soon, Aditya Chopra and Jaideep Sahni asked him to direct and write an animation movie. Yash Raj was tying up with Disney and Aditya felt that he would be ideal for the job. The opening movie on the project was Roadside Romeo, which flopped. Devashish was not a part of the plan. Devashish was working on their second project, which got canceled just one year before its release, due to Roadside Romeo's failure. He wrote Doga for Anurag, which again, didn't happen. In 2008, he directed as well as wrote two short films called Rahim Murge Pe Mat Ro and El'ayichi.

The first one released in 2008, starring Piyush Mishra and the second one in 2015 where Divyendu Sharma and Nimrat Kaur played lead roles. Both got acclaimed, and El'ayichi got selected among the five short films to be screened at the first edition of terribly tiny talkies. Devashish's first film as a director was Oonga in 2013. Its cast consisted of Nandita Das, Salim Kumar, Raju Singh and Seema Biswas. In 2013, the movie premiered at New York Indian Film Festival. At the 5th Mumbai Festiva, it got screened in the India Gold competition section.

In 2014, it went on to create records by getting a screening at Florence Indian Film Festival and participating in the International Film Festival organized in Kerala. Devashish ‘s first project as a graphical poet is Occupying Silence in 2008. He authored Children's books for Tulika Publishers which became a bestseller. These included Why Paploo Was Perplexed and When Ali Became Bajrangbali. In 2015, his collection of fort- nine short stories got published by Harper Collins. He was finally getting what he wanted. He feels he is fortunate, even though his other creatives didn't work out. He has two bestselling books, one solo art show and a compilation of poetry. His short films Taandav and Absent are set to release in 2016.

Pritish Chakraborty Hindi Actor

Pritish Chakraborty

Pritish Chakraborty is an Indian Film Director, Entrepreneur, Producer, Writer, Singer, Actor and Lyricist. He made his Bollywood debut as Writer-Director with the Hindi movie, named Chal Pichchur Banate Hain in 2012. He is the CEO, MD, of the Mumbai-based Ascent Group Of Companies which comprises of the Wealth Management LLP, Ascent Finance, Ascent Films Private Limited, and the Ascent Food and Beverage LLP. He was a movie buff from his Teens; he made up his discussion at the young age of 16 that after finishing off his studies he will precede a full-fledged profession in filmdom. Equipped with his training, passion, and knowledge about movies, he began off as an Assistant Director in the Hindi cinema and television industry Bollywood. With practice and time, he began writing for TV and Movies and appeared as a Writer and Director, in the 2012 movie Chal Pichchur Banate Hain. Pritish's next as a Producer-Director, Writer and Actor is the Mangal Ho set of films, the original of which will have its theatre release in 2016. Chal Pichchur Banate Hain was a family comic drama movie. The movie was a delightful sarcastic take on the Hindi film business and was recognised for its new and cinematic content. Filming of the film took place principally in Goa and the in Mumbai. Made on a short budget, the film explores problems like excessive copy paste in the film fraternity, the lack of creativity in ideas, the current star system adjacent to the unending love of a true cinema lover in a funny but a practical way through the cleverly portrayed adventure of a young MBA who resigns everything and goes against everybody in order to continue his goal of becoming a filmmaker. Dialogues, Screenplay, and Direction for the movie were given by Pritish, the music is presented by Gaurav Dagaonkar, and the cinematography was given by Hari Nair. His upcoming movie Mangal Ho is an Indian sci-fi drama film. Mangal Ho will also mark Pritish’s appearance as an actor in a profitable Hindi movie. Mangal Ho is being produced by the Ascent Films Private Limited, and veteran actor Annu Kapoor is acting the role of an unconventional genius Scientist in the movie while talented actor Sanjay Mishra is attempting the role of a happy Bengali Businessman. Mangal Ho will be a complete comedy, and the plot is about an Indian pair who become the primary to set up the first human culture on the planet Mars. The film is at present under production and is the first of the Mangal Ho Series of films.

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Eeshwar Nivas

Eshwar Niwas is no ordinary director. He got national award for Shool and second film Love Ke liye Kuch bhi karega too scored in box office. He hails from a small village called Anahtpur in Andhra Pradesh. He lost his father when he was three. E Niwas was in love with cinema always since his childhood days. Even he would pay for cinema ticket with school fees. He was indeed a biggest movie buff! His favourite actor was Chiranjeevi and he used to bunk school even to watch his movies. E Niwas wanted to join film industry at an early age. After completing films, he used to meet often people connected to film world, technicians, cinematographers and even technicians. He could not yet get a break in cinema. Fortunately, he met Ram Gopal Varma and begged him for a job. Ram Gopal interviewed him and gave him break as an assistant director. His first work was in RGV’s film Antam. In order to pursue his career, he left his home and came to Hyderabad and stayed in the studio itself. E Niwas joined as 12th assistant director to RGM and got salary of Rs2,000 per month. It was when RGV was planning Prema Katha(Telugu), E Niwas got a break! At the age of 23, E Niwas directed his first film Shool, which had Manoj Bajpai and Ravenne Tanon in lead roles. As a producer, he made My Name is Anthony Gonslave. His earlier film Dum failed in box office. He did also commercial films with Shah Rukh Khan for Videocon company. His editing in Rangeela was so impressive, that the film received critical acclaim. He has married Priyanka, a Bangalore based girl. He owes his success to Ram Gopal Varma and considers him as guru and guide in cinema. Though he could not sustain the magic of Shool but yet his contribution to Indian cinema can not go neglected. He is the youngest director perhaps in Tollywood, who got break at age of 16. Love ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega received great reviews and was superhit at box office.

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Eeshwar Nivas Hindi Actor