The People

Anand Sukumaran
has an MBBS degree from the University of Mysore and has worked in capacities ranging from a Resident Medical officer to a Trauma and Casualty officer in various types of hospitals. After five years of medicine he quit to join the T A Pai Management Institute in Manipal, and graduated with a post graduate degree in Human Resource Management. He is currently at the Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune where he teaches subjects ranging from Human Resources to the Philosophy of Science and Technology. Films along with books and music have been a part of his life as long as he can remember. He has served on the selection committee for the Third Pune International Film Festival and likes the films of Kurosawa, Istvan Szabo, and Ridley Scott amongst others. Darmiyan is his attempt at making meaningful cinema on contemporary themes, harnessing locally available talent.

Chetan Kumar earned his Bachelors in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and Masters in Technology from IIT Kanpur. With this background he found himself working in the software industry. It was love at first sight when he saw Rashomon at one of the Film Club shows in college. So far he has found it convenient and enjoyable to be part of the audience of music, theatre and cinema. Watching more and reading from various sources has further strengthened his interest in the medium. Being a part of Roving Eye films, has helped him move from being a mere spectator to someone who would actively contribute to cinema in some sense of the word. To him a good piece of cinema does justice to it's theme by conveying all about it with a balance that is unmistakable.

Abhijit Abde
has a graduate degree in commerce and has been fooling around with a camera since he was 13. He started taking pictures with his father’s Spotmatic camera and then went on to shoot everything and anything. He picked up the essentials by reading books on photography, making notes, and trying them out on his various treks. He then did a course in photography from Fergusson College, Pune and then went onto teach studio lighting for another 2 years in the same course. He has done a lot of corporate work and is currently assisting Shirish Desai in Mumbai. He has shot for ad films as well as a feature films. He loves films, and believes the medium is replete with possibilities from a cinematographer’s point of view. He believes in letting his work speak for itself and has no favourites when it comes to cinematographers the world over, his philosophy being that there is a lot to learn from all of them.

He liked the script and the topic of Darmiyan and that is what made him commit to it, as well as the enthusiasm of its director!!!

Rohit Banawlikar
They say, Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. This couldn’t have been truer for screenwriter Rohit G Banawlikar, who once trained to be a Chartered Accountant. He tossed it aside for an MBA, and then worked as a Copywriter in Advertising for some time, before making it into the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune for a course in Screenplay Writing. A self-proclaimed movie buff, Rohit enjoys watching all kinds of films, be it a Satyajit Ray classic, or a David Dhawan entertainer. Films like Casablanca, Arth, and Charulata have remained his all-time favorites. When he is not writing, Rohit spends time socializing, and interacting with a variety of people. Says he, “Interest in people comes naturally to me; it’s just a coincidence that I tell their stories!” At Roving Eye Films, Rohit plans to convert his ideas into meaningful screenplays. He is particularly gung-ho about DARMIYAN, and hopes it’ll find favor with the audiences. In the pipeline, are completed scripts KAASH and MARASIM, both of which, Rohit is confident, will prove to be his claim to fame.

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