Ashok Pandey is an Indian Producer. He is known for his movies ‘Phas Gaya Re Obama’ and ‘Saare Jahan Se Mehenga’. He is one of the producers who tried to inculcate real life problems in his work and doesn't believe in unrealistic cinema. He makes movies in Hindi language only. He co-owns production company ‘Revel Films’ along with
Pragati Pandey. He is also one of the few producers who makes it a point to work with budding directors. He thinks that it is easy to work with established talent but very hard to hunt and nourish a new one. Ashok completed his Bachelor’s in Technology degree in the subject of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the esteemed institution of BITS, Pilani.
He later did his Master’s in Science in the subject of Computer Science from CCNY,
New York. Furthermore, he is the founder of a US based company called Intelligroup Inc. He has an extensive experience in marketing and is a strategic planner of business, and hence is a huge reason behind Revel’s achieved success. Ashok Pandey produces under the banner of Revel Films. It is an entertainment based production company which was founded in the year 2009 by its current owners - Ashok Pandey and Pragati Pandey. They believe in making sensible yet entertaining flicks. They ventured into this business with a short film called ‘An Expression’ which was followed by a few feature films.
All its projects are liked by both critics and audiences. The first feature film produced by Ashok Pandey was ‘Phas Gaya Re Obama’. It was a satire which was directed by
Subhash Kapoor. The main cast of the flick included
Sanjay Mishra, Amole Gupta and
Manu Rishi. The flick was released on the 3rd of December in the year 2010. It was produced under the banner of Revel and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot of the film is a satirical comedy based on the recession or meltdown of the economy which originated in the United States. The film received positive responses and was also remade in Telugu. The Telugu remake was named Shankaraabharanam. ‘Saare Jahan Se Mehenga’ is another flick produced by Ashok Pandey.
It is also a Bollywood satire. Directed by
Anshul Sharma, it had Sanjay Mishra, and Pragati Pandey in the lead roles. Ashok Pandey has focused on the topic of inflation and rising prices in India through this film. Like any other Ashok Pandey film, the movie was high on content and easily relatable by any common man in India.