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