Mani Kaul was a Hindi film maker. He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India where he was a student of Ritwik Ghatak and later became a teacher.He is famed for his cinematic conception, fiction and ‘visually seductive’ documentary films
Born: December 25, 1944, Jodhpur Died: July 6, 2011, Gurgaon Films: Duvidha, The Cloud Door, Siddeshwari, Uski Roti Awards: National Awards, Film Fare Awards
V Shantaram was an Indian filmmaker, film producer and actor. He was one of the early filmmakers to realize the efficacy of the film medium as an instrument of social change and used it successfully to advocate humanism on one hand and expose bigotry and injustice on the other.
Born: November 18, 1901, Kolhapur Died: October 30, 1990, Mumbai Films: Do Aankhein Barah Haath, Navrang, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje Awards: Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Vibhushan, National Film Award for Best Film, Filmfare Award for Best Director
Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter. With his first four feature films Ankur, Nishant, Manthan and Bhumika he created a new genre, which has now come to be called the “middle cinema” in India
Born: December 14, 1934 (age 78), Trimulgherry Films: Manthan, Bhumika, Ankur, Nishant, Junoon Awards: Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Filmfare Award for Best Director.