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Vikramaditya Motwane

Vikramaditya Motwane (born 6 December 1976) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter for films like Dev.D (2009) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007). His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard’ category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and also won seven Filmfare awards.[2][3][4][5] His second film was Lootera, a big-budget Bollywood period romance, released on 5 July 2013. His third film was Trapped, a survival drama starring Rajkummar Rao, released theatrically on 17 March 2017. His fourth film was Bhavesh Joshi, released theatrically on 1 June 2018. Motwane is the creator of Netflix's first Indian series Sacred Games.

Vikramaditya Motwane
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Vikramaditya Motwane, 2010
Born (1976-12-06) 6 December 1976 (age 42)[1]
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand,India
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1999–present

Life and careerEdit

Motwane was a long-time assistant of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and collaborated with Bhansali on the films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002). He directed the song sequences in Anurag Kashyap's unreleased film Paanch (2003)[6] and was Choreographer on Deepa Mehta's Academy Award-nominated film Water (2005).[7]

Motwane released his debut feature film, entitled Udaan (2010), for Anurag Kashyap's production house, Anurag Kashyap Films, on 16 July 2010.,[3] which won seven Filmfare awards including Filmfare critics award for best movie and also won him the Best Director Award at the 2011 Star Screen Awards.[2][8][9]

Motwane's second film, a period romance called Lootera, was released on 5 July 2013.

Motwane's third film was a survival drama called Trapped. The film had its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival on 26 October 2016, where it was praised and received a Standing ovation. The film was released theatrically on 17 March 2017 to universal critical acclaim. The movie also won the award for 'Best Asian Film' by Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in 2017.

Motwane created American streaming company Netflix's first Indian series 'Sacred Games', based on the novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra and directed it along with Anurag Kashyap.[10] The series was met with critical acclaim and Netflix has commissioned a second season for it.[11]

Motwane was co-owner of Phantom Films, a film production company, with Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, and Madhu Mantena that dissolved in 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

His father is Sindhi while his mother is Bengali.[12] He is married to photographer Ishika Mohan, who also appeared in his movie Udaan as Rohan's mother.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
2007 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal Yes
2009 Dev.D Yes
2010 Udaan Yes Yes
2013 Lootera Yes Yes Yes
2014 Hasee Toh Phasee Yes
2014 Queen Yes
2014 Ugly Yes
2015 NH10 Yes
2015 Masaan Yes
2015 Hunterrr Yes
2015 Bombay Velvet Yes
2015 Shaandaar Yes
2016 Wrong Side Raju Yes
2016 Udta Punjab Yes
2016 Raman Raghav 2.0 Yes
2017 Trapped Yes Yes
2018 Mukkabaaz Yes
2018 High Jack Yes
2018 Bhavesh Joshi Yes Yes Yes
2018 Manmarziyaan Yes
2020 83 Yes

TV ShowsEdit

Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
2018 Sacred Games Yes Executive Netflix series
2018 Ghoul Executive Netflix series

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vikramaditya Motwane film.com.
  2. ^ a b "Udaan, Dabangg top winners at Fimfare Awards". Times of India. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b ‘I feel very pressurized right now’: Vikramaditya Motwane Mint (newspaper), 20 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Cannes Calling". Indian Express. 17 April 2010.
  5. ^ Festival 2010: Official Selection:Udaan Cannes Film Festival website.
  6. ^ 15 Apr One Liners Rajeev Masand, CNN-IBN, 15 April 2010.
  7. ^ ‘Don’t Lie To Audiences’ Tehelka Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 19, Dated 15 May 2010.
  8. ^ Winners of 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011 Archived 9 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine Bollywood Hungama, 6 January 2011
  9. ^ "Star Screen Awards 2011: Salman Khan, Vidya Balan win top honours". Economic Times. 7 January 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2011.
  10. ^ "Sacred Games: How India's first Netflix original came together". Hindustan Times. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Pankaj Tripathi to be the main villain in season 2 of Sacred Games, says report". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  12. ^ Priya Gupta (6 July 2013), "My parents' divorce helped me become a filmmaker: Vikramaditya", The Times of India. Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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