Birthday: 1977

Vinil Mathew, the ad-filmmaker was born in the year 1997. But later, he transformed him as an independent and total filmmaker. He directed Hasee Toh Phasee. He was an excellent ad filmmaker, to establish himself as a director was a challenging task indeed. When he was in school in New Delhi, he had seen Mani Ratnam's Roja and was impressed with Santosh Sivan’s cinematography work.

He then was influenced by Mani Rathnam’s idea that even educated people should come forward to make new-age films. It was then he decided to be part of Indian cinema. He came to Mumbai and assisted Bharat Bala while he was making Vande Mataram. He also completed Economic honours from Delhi and again got into FTII and felt to take up cinematography as his subject. But since he was not a science student, he took up direction as his career in FTII.

It was then he got scholarships for his education in the FTII. His parents were not happy that he had enrolled in FTII, Pune, to do a course in film direction. He joined then Mahesh Mathai's Highlight Films and left the job and went to launch his production house Nomad Films, which also did not click. 

Later, he joined Footcandles. Apart from wielding the megaphone of commercial slots for like Reliance, Vodafone, Airtel this ad filmmaker subsequently went to make waves in other departments of filmmaking as well. He joined the Indo-Pakistan peace project "Aman Ki Asha" and got rave reviews too. It was then while shooting for Nestle Commercial that he met Karan Johar and later shared the project of’ Hasee Toh Phasee’ with Madmax. The film was a hit, and he got established as a director.

But then over the last decade, Bollywood has witnessed an influx of advertising professionals-turned-filmmakers. Even great Satyajit Ray and Shyam Benegal were part of ad film world. Ad filmmakers venturing into the mainstream and creating an impact on cinema is not a new phenomenon.

This made Bollywood welcome directors like R Balki, Sujoy Ghosh, Nitesh Tiwari, Pradeep Sarkar, Soojit Sircar and Vinil Mathew, who had moved from ad film to mainstream cinema. In the list, Vinil Mathew too holds a great distinction now with the release of Hasee Toh Phasee.

Vinod Chhabra

The film is a great social media and through it, one can explore and express his talents to the world. Vinod Chhabra is a director who had directed a few films, but they are powerful movies. His films have always a life force for the middle class viewing in contemporary India. He had the passion for direction and in the first opportunity he gave direction to the film ‘Mysteries Shaque’, which was released in 2004 and people liked this movie. His films are notch, entertaining,but without vulgarity, that is why people like to revisit his films one more time. He was fascinated to the films and in 2011, he directed the film ‘My Husband’s Wife’. He had written and directed this film . In this film, he chose Rati Agnihotri, Shakti Kapoor, Arun Bakshi, Prem Chopra as important characters. He was a renowned lyricist. His lyrics from the film ‘My Husband’s Wife’ became very popular. The songs were voiced by Kumar Shanu, Madhusree, Alka Yagnik, Babul Supriya. In the year 2013, he directed the movie ‘Saawariya-Khatu Shyam Ji Ki Amargatha’. In this film he cast Ashmit Patel, Sarah Khan, Shakti Kapoor. With his first directional debut, viewers could understand his ability to go high and would give excellent movies to the countrymen. Though he did not achieve any awards but he received peoples applaud and critics appreciations. His writing for the film was also appreciated by audiences and critics. He never compromised with anything to achieve the success of his films. Another Version Bio... Films are great social mediums platforms and through them, one can explore and express their talents to the world. Vinod Chhabra is a director who had directed a few films, but they were powerful movies. His films have always been an inspiration for the middle class in contemporary India. He had the passion for direction and in the first available opportunity, he gave direction to the film ‘Mysteries Shaque’, which was released in 2004 and people liked it. His films are top notch, entertaining, but without vulgarity, and that is why people like to revisit his films one more time. He was fascinated by the films and in 2011, he directed the film ‘My Husband’s Wife’. He had written and directed this film. In this film, he chose Rati Agnihotri, Shakti Kapoor, Arun Bakshi, Prem Chopra as important characters. He is a renowned lyricist. His lyrics from the film ‘My Husband’s Wife’ became very popular. The songs were voiced by Kumar Sanu, Madhusree, Alka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo. In the year 2013, he directed the movie ‘Saawariya-Khatu Shyam Ji Ki Amar Gatha’. In this film he casted Ashmit Patel, Sara Khan and Shakti Kapoor. With his first directorial debut, viewers understood his ability to go high in the sky and believed he would give excellent movies to his countrymen. Though he did not achieve any awards but he received people's applause and critics appreciation. He never compromised with anything to achieve success.

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