Abhishek Jain is an Indian film director and producer known for his Gujarati films Kevi Rite Jaish, Bey Yaar, and Wrong Side Raju. In 2021, he made his debut in the Hindi film Hum Do Hamare Do.

Abhishek Jain
Born (1986-08-03) 3 August 1986 (age 37)
Alma materWhistling Woods
Occupation(s)Director, Producer
Years active2011–present
OrganizationCineMan Productions
Notable workKevi Rite Jaish
Bey Yaar
Wrong Side Raju
RelativesNayan Jain (Brother)

Early life Edit

Abhishek Jain was born on 3 August 1986 in Ahmedabad. He is a Marwari Jain.[1] He received BBA degree from BK Majumdar Institute of Business Administration (BKMIBA); now part of Ahmedabad University, in 2006 and a degree in film-making from Whistling Woods in 2008.

Career Edit

from left, Harsh Chhaya, Ankit Trivedi and Abhishek Jain at GLF, Ahmedabad on 18 December 2016

After finishing the course at Whistling Woods, he assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Subhash Ghai on Guzaarish, Saawariya and Yuvvraaj.

After returning to Ahmedabad, Jain started working as a radio jockey on Radio Mirchi. Jain then met Mikhil Musale and Anish Shah during an international film festival in Ahmedabad and founded CineMan Productions in 2010.[2] He made his debut film, Kevi Rite Jaish in Gujarati language.[3][4] He was awarded Trend setter award by Gujarati Innovation Society due to the success of Kevi Rite Jaish.[5] After the success of his debut movie, he directed Bey Yaar which was critically acclaimed and was commercially successful.[6] In February 2016, Abhishek Jain announced that CineMan Productions will co-produce three Gujarati films with Phantom Films, out of which one will be directed by Abhishek himself.[7] The first film released under joint banner of CineMan productions and Phantom films was Wrong Side Raju, directed by Mikhil Musale, co-founder of CineMan productions, which won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati at the 64th National Film Awards.

In June 2015, he published Aa To Just Vaat Chhe..., a book on his experiences while making his first two urban Gujarati films.[8]

In April 2019, he was on board to the Hindi remake of the hit Kannada film Kirik Party, but he subsequently left the film.[9] In 2021, he directed Hindi-language comedy drama film Hum Do Hamare Do.[10]

Filmography Edit

Films Edit

Year Film Director Producer Writer Language Notes
2012 Kevi Rite Jaish Yes Yes Yes Gujarati
2014 Bey Yaar Yes Yes Gujarati
2016 Wrong Side Raju Yes[A] Gujarati
2021 Hum Do Hamare Do Yes story Hindi released on Disney+ Hotstar[10]
  1. ^ credited as co-producer
Assistant Director
Year Film
2007 Saawariya
2008 Yuvvraaj
2010 Guzaarish

Television Edit

Year Series Season Director Producer Language Network/Platform Notes
2021 Vitthal Teedi 1 Yes Yes Gujarati OHO Gujarati Web series
2021 Riverfront Stories 1 Yes Yes Gujarati OHO Gujarati Episode: Vaat Raat Maan
2022 Missing 1 Yes Yes Gujarati OHO Gujarati Web series

Books Edit

  • Jain, Abhishek; Patel, Arati (2015). Aa To Just Vaat Chhe. Navbharat Sahitya Mandir. ISBN 978-9351980742.

Awards Edit

Film Awards Category
Kevi Rite Jaish 2012 BIG Gujarati Entertainment Awards Best Director[11][12]
12th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen & Stage awards Best Director[13]
Best Story
Bey Yaar 14th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen & Stage awards Best Director[14]
Wrong Side Raju 14th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen & Stage awards Best film

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "'કેવી રીતે જઈશ' અને 'બે યાર'ના સર્જક અભિષેક જૈન કહે છે...એ ઘટનાએ જ મારી ગુજરાતી ફિલ્મ બનાવવાની ધગશને વધુ પ્રગટાવી" (in Gujarati). 2 May 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "સેટ થઈ ટ્યૂનિંગ બની ગયું સિનેમેન" [Tuning was done, it became CineMan]. Divya Bhaskar. 25 February 2010.
  3. ^ "'કેવી રીતે જઈશ' : યે હુઈ ન બાત!" ["Kevi Rite Jaish" - Yeh hui naa baat!].
  4. ^ "Whistling Woods' graduate creates wave at box-office". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ Hina Nainani (30 April 2013). "Gujarati director dubbed a "trend setter"".
  6. ^ "Return Of The Native". Box Office India : India’s premier film trade magazine. 10 January 2015. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Cineman and Phantom Films to co-produce three Gujarati films". Indian Express. 11 February 2016.
  8. ^ Patel, Ano (1 June 2015). "Abhishek Jain's launches his book". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: After Kartik Aaryan director Abhishek Jain backs out of Jacqueline Fernandez starrer Kirik Party". in.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.[dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Dinesh Vijan announces new comedy film with Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon". India Today. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  11. ^ ""Kevi Rite Jaish" covered in award also". 14 July 2012.
  12. ^ "7 ગુજરાતી એન્ટરટેનમેન્ટ એવોર્ડ જીતીને છવાઈ ગઈ 'કેવી રીતે જઈશ'" ['Kevi Rite Jaish' sweeps Gujarati entertainment awards with 7 awards]. GNS. 14 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Hina Nainani (12 March 2013). "'Kevi Rite Jaish' showed the way!". DNA. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  14. ^ Shruti Jambekar (1 March 2015). "Bey Yaar bags nine awards". Times of India.

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