Ram Madhvani is an Indian Director. He has worked in the Film Industry as well as Television Advertising. He is one of the most prominent directors of ad campaigns on Indian Television. In the year 2004 – 2005, he was given the honor of the Teachers Achievement Award for his impeccable contribution to the advertising world of Hindi Television. He also won a silver and bronze lion in the year 2006 at the Cannes Film Festival for his Happy Dent White Commercial. The short ad film has also won him other prestigious awards like Best Production Design, Best Director and Best Film at the Asia Pacific Awards. By a popular Gunn report, Happy Dent was ranked 11 in the Top 20 commercials of this millennium. It was the only Indian commercial in the list. An ad that Ram directed for Hippo Baked Munchies won a silver acclaim at the Adfest Bangkok for the Film Craft Awards.
After reaching great heights in the world of ad campaigns, Ram set off another boulder by directing the blockbuster
Sonam Kapoor starrer biographical film of
Neerja Bhanot called ‘
Neerja’. It was released on the 19th of February in the year 2016 and received exceptional reviews which opened up the doors of Hindi Cinema for Ram Madhvani. However, Neerja wasn’t his first attempt in Bollywood. Ram’s debut film ‘Let’s Talk’ was released in the year 2002. It premiered at the esteemed Locarno Film Festival. It also received the Best Actor and Best Debut Director awards at the Gollapudi Srinivas Awards. He also has a documentary under his credits called Everlasting Light. The documentary cast Bollywood superstar
Amitabh Bachchan in the lead. Ram has a never ending connection with actor
Aamir Khan. The latter has revealed that he appreciated Ram’s work and kept it at the highest pedestal.
Aamir had approached Ram for the direction of “Bheja Kum” song in
Taare Zameen Par and the official theme song of the hit Television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’. In the year 2011, Ram became the President of the Jury at the Adfest Bangkok Fit the Film Craft Awards. In the year 2007, he was chosen as the Top 10 directors in the Asia-Pacific Region. Ram’s most popular works were “Har Ek Friend Zaroori Hota Hai” and “Jo Tera Hai Wo Mera Hai”, which garnered universal attention. Ram has stated in interviews that his heart lies with the advertising world and his experiences in documentaries and films are only for enriching his work as an ad director. Ram has also revealed that he wants his epitaph to say that “He died with an overdose of Cinema.”