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Prashant Bhargava

Prashant Bhargava (January 12, 1973 - May 15, 2015) was an Indian-American filmmaker and designer.[1][2] He died of a heart attack from a history of heart trouble.[3] Bhargava's short film Sangam, described by Greg Tate of the Village Voice as "an elegant and poetic evocation of immigrant angst, memory and haunted spirituality", premiered at the Sundance Film Festival,[4][5] and PBS. His other directorial efforts include the documentary portrait of his grandmother Ammaji, experimental Super 8 short Backwaters and the poignant and meditative Kashmir, an audiovisual performance with band Dawn of Midi[6]

Prashant Bhargava
Born(1973-01-12)January 12, 1973
DiedMay 15, 2015(2015-05-15) (aged 42)
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
Notable work
Patang : The Kite

Bhargava's feature-length directorial debut, Patang : The Kite (2012) was premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.[7][8] The film was subsequently released in the U.S. and Canada, garnered much attention with rave reviews from the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.[8] [9]


Bhargava was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, a graduate of Kenwood Academy. His interest in the arts began in his youth, when he was a graffiti artist. Bhargava studied computer science at Cornell University and theatrical directing at the Barrow Group and at the Actors Studio MFA program.[10]


  • Radhe Radhe (2014)
  • Patang : The Kite (2012)
  • Kashmir (2011)
  • Ammaji (2014)
  • Backwaters (2005)
  • Sangam (2004)


  1. ^ Sam Roberts. "Prashant Bhargava, Filmmaker of 'Patang (The Kite),' Dies at 42".
  2. ^ Metz, Nina (May 19, 2015). "Chicago Tribune". Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Sangam".
  5. ^ "Sangam".
  6. ^ "Kashmir". Triple Canopy.
  7. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Patang Movie Review & Film Summary (2012) - Roger Ebert".
  8. ^ a b Roberts, Sam (18 May 2015). "Prashant Bhargava, Filmmaker of 'Patang (The Kite),' Dies at 42" – via
  9. ^ "PATANG (The Kite) - An Award Winning Film by Prashant Bhargava - Comes to Boulder - Feld Thoughts". 25 February 2013.
  10. ^ The Kite: Prashant Bhargava

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