Manish Mundra - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Bio

Manish Mundra is a producer, filmmaker and the founder of Drishyam Films. After a chance interaction with Rajat Kapoor on Twitter in 2013, he agreed to finance Ankhon Dekhi (2014). The film went on to win three Filmfare Awards and three Screen Awards. Since then, there has been no looking back for the corporate leader-turned-film producer. Drishyam Films is a global motion picture studio that has produced international award-winning films such as Masaan (2015), Umrika (2015), Waiting (2015), Dhanak (2016), Newton (2017), Rukh (2017), Kadvi Hawa (2017), Kaamyaab (2020) and Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi (2021). Newton won the National Award for Best Hindi Film, and was also selected as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in 2018. Along with these, they have also produced their first regional feature, a Marathi film titled Ghaath directed by Chhatrapal Ninawe and starring acclaimed actor Jitendra Joshi.

Manish is known for establishing the Drishyam–Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab for aspiring Indian screenwriters. He was named as one of Variety magazine’s Top 10 Producers to Watch Out For in 2017. He is currently working on the post-production of Siya, his directorial debut feature inspired by true events and set in Uttar Pradesh, India. An avid painter, writer and photographer, Manish has also authored two volumes of poetry, Mosaic and Kuch Adhuri Baatein.