Shiladitya Bora Joins Drishyam Films As CEO

By Yash Thakur. Posted on April 28, 2015

Earlier today, Long Live Cinema's Shiladitya Bora was appointed as CEO of Drishyam Films. Best known for his work at PVR Director's Rare, he was instrumental in releasing many independent films. Incidentally, his upcoming debut feature, Minefield, is produced by Drishyam Films.

Drishyam Films, founded and promoted by Manish Mundra, is a company actively working towards building a platform for new and unique voices of Indian independent cinema. The company is focused on creating global content with rich Indian flavours. The journey started with the film Ankhon Dekhi directed by Rajat Kapoor.

The film was one of the best-reviewed films in India in 2014 and was critically acclaimed for its simplicity, philosophy, ensemble cast and acting. Ankhon Dekhi was followed by Umrika directed by Prashant Nair, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2015 and went on to win the Audience Award in the World Dramatic Competition section. Soon after, Dhanak, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor premiered in the Generation Kplus at Berlinale 2015 and won the Grand Jury prize, as well as, a Special Mention from the Children’s Jury.

The upcoming projects include Waiting directed by Anu Menon (starring Nasseruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin) and X-the film, an experimental collaborative feature directed by eleven Indian filmmakers. Drishyam's most recent production Masaan, directed by Neeraj Ghyawan, will play in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes this year. With the coming together of these two pioneers of  indie cinema, the movement is just getting stronger and stronger. We wish Mr. Bora all the best with his endeavors at Drishyam!


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