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Films

68 Pages
Yours Emotionally!
Chakkad Bakkad Bumbe Bo
Gulabi Aaina (The Pink Mirror)

 
'68 Pages' is an emotional film about people who are HIV positive and how the society discriminates them because of their HIV/AIDS status.   A trans-cultural romantice set in UK and small town India; about sensitive & sensible men fighting stereotypes from their own corners -  an unusual drama around love, spicy passions & sex.    A fun-filled adventure set in a picturesque Konkan village uncorrupted by modern metropolitan hustle-bustle. Four kids, a dog and a monkey while having their own idyllic holiday are caught up in the evil web of a smuggling mafia don.   Men bring out the best in queens… and sometimes the worst. Two fading drag queens and a gay teenager try to seduce a handsome hunk.        
Profile:

Sridhar Rangayan is an Indian writer/director with growing international recognition for consistently combining entertainment with social issues to make sensible cinema.

He was awarded the 'South Asian & Foreign Achievers Award' by Triangle Media, UK, which chose 50 achievers from around the globe who have made an outstanding mark and contribution in the global mainstream media. His queer films have been considered bold and path breaking, especially coming from India where homosexuality was till recently illegal and socially unacceptable.

His debut short Gulabi Aaina (The Pink Mirror) (2003) a film on Indian transsexuals is perhaps the only Indian gay film to have traveled so far and wide. It has received wide critical acclaim for its' sensitive and humorous portrayal' of the closeted Indian gay scene, winning the Jury Award for Best Film in Fire Island and also in France.

'Yours Emotionally!' (2006) was a step forward in voicing Indian queer narratives. The film explores angst of a gay British-Asian in UK and gay men in small town India. The film has been described as one of the few films to 'give a clear and concise picture of gay Indian life with great emotion and honesty' and 'combines Bollywood with avant-garde gay cinema, awash with colours reminiscent of Wong Kar Wai films'.

His film '68 Pages' (2007) is a searing portrayal of five HIV positive people who are stigmatized and discriminated by society and their search for love. It won the Silver Remi award at Worldfest 2008, Houston and Best Film on Social Issue at Ahmedabad International Film Festival 2009.


He is currently working on couple of other films - 'Songs of Eternal Love', 'Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti' and 'Night of Flambé'.

Awards:

* South Asian & Foreign Achievers Award 2006 by Triangle Media, UK

* Silver Remi award at Worldfest 2008, Houston, USA (for film '68 Pages')

* Bronze Remi award at Worldfest 2005, Houston, USA (for film 'Chakkad Bakkad Bumbe Bo')

* Jury Award for Best Film at 'Fire Island Film Festival 2004, New York, USA (for film 'The Pink Mirror - Gulabi Aaina')

* Best Film of the Festival award at 'Question de Genre' film festival 2003, Lille, France (for film 'The Pink Mirror - Gulabi Aaina')

* RAPA award for Best Telefilm, 2000 (for 'Khamoshiyaan', Zee TV)

* RAPA award for Best Comedy, 1999 (for 'Piya Ka Ghar', Zee TV)

68 Pages
Yours Emotionally! Chakkad Bakkad... Gulabi Aaina
   

Serials

Pyaar Ki Kashti Mein
Krisshna Arjun
Apna Apna Style

Dawn

Setting sail on an exciting journey of romance, fun, frolic, humour and drama -  on a luxury cruiseliner off Singapore & Malaysia.   Two private detectives - Krisshna, a haughty girl and Arjun, a charismatic bubbly guy - are out to solve cases of crime in Mumbai - a la Remington Steele, this serial is an adventure thriller with loads of humour and attitude.   A clash of tradition and values lead to hilarious situations and great fun - a zany sitcom.   A dramatic serial in English about a beautiful romance between a tea plantation owner and a servant girl set against the backdrop of the freedom struggle in Assam during the 1940s.
Pyar Ki Kashti Mein
Krisshna Arjun
Apna Apna Style Dawn
         

Mini Series

India Unveiled
Kahani Jurrm Ki
- The Cupboard, Agwaah
Haqeekat
- Police Story, Dowry

This program takes you from unexplored natural wonders to exotic holiday hideaways and leaves you amazed by what this incredible country has to offer.   A con man Bijlani who disguises himself as a sadhu is vying for a plot of land and he is ready to kill for it. His kink - he buries women alive inside a cupboard.   A look into the call girl racket - An innocent teenager falls under the seduction of a call girl who kidnaps him for a ransom. What she didn't bargain for was that the youth's father is a dreaded underworld don - who is ready to spill blood to rescue his son.   Stories in Haqeeqat revolve around human rights violations in India. The arms of the law enforcing agencies themselves perpetrate many of these, making it a case of real concern.
India Unveiled
The Cupboard
 
Agwaah
 
Haqeekat
   

Telefilms

Golmaal Ghar
Madhur Milan
Jahan Pyaal Mile



Rishtey
- Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai?
- Bugs ~ Bunny
- Mere Saamnewaali Khidki Mein
- Khamoshiyaan
- Ishq Hua, Kaise Hua?



Gubbare
- Bollywood Bite
- Bye Bye Bindu
- EMA (Exta Marital Affair)
- Masala Maami
- Piya Ka Ghar

A zany comedy about a 'family of errors' where the mother is a madam of a brothel, father is a penniless drunkard and the sister is a wayward pickpocket   A famous writer of thriller novels hates romance while his diabolically opposite aunt is a famous romantic novelist. When his aunt bequeaths him her house and he starts writing his thriller, somehow the entire story changes… a girl comes into his life and he falls in love.   Two friends in a hostel room - diametrically opposite of each other - Deep is in search of friendship, Rijju is in search of love from a family.    
Golmaal Ghar
Madhur Milan
Jahan Pyaar Mile
 
Two unlike youngsters in a hospital room - a bonding full of fights, laughter and tears - a bond so strong that it helps both of them to come out of their grief.   The girl in the opposite window - sometimes she is bubbly, sometimes she is angry, sometimes she is shy. Are they two different girls, twins or ghosts!   A soft and sensitive portrayal of a deaf and mute woman to win over her husband, who had rejected her on the wedding night… Vasudha uses her own ways and her own language to charm him - with her wit, humour, love and poetry!    A zany love story between 8 people where A loves B, B loves C and so on - a cyclical romance including a dog and a bitch.
Bugs ~ Bunny Mere Saamnewaali... Khamoshiyaan Ishq Hua, Kaise Hua?
 
Rocky comes from Ludhiana to become a Super Hero! Priya doesn't want to become a heroine; she wants to be a Super Vamp! A crazy comedy caper set against the backdrop of sleazy Bollywood!   Bindu is a housewife who takes over her husband's office after his death. Within three days she makes new rules, passes ten orders and makes all the employees' life miserable! In essence, she is a real Hitler!   A funny look at a modern hip couple: She wants a child; He wants an E.M.A.- extra marital affair!   A beautiful, middle-aged sweet and spicy south Indian Maami, with her three unwed daughters, being propositioned by men of all ages - 16 to 60 who fall for her 'adaayen', including every match who comes for the eldest daughter.   She, being an orphan, dreams of a happy piya ka ghar… but the problem is he too is an orphan.    Four teenage drug-addicts rob a bank. One is shot dead. Three escape with the 'loot'. But soon they discover they have been conned - the loot in the trunk is just old newspapers!  
Bollywood Bite Bye Bye Bindu EMA (Exta Marital Affair) Masala Maami Piya Ka Ghar Loot
     
Kagaar
- Stalker
- Duvidha
- Unmaad
- Hostel
- Poornaviraam
- Loot
An innocent taxi driver is convicted of the murder of a cop… the cop's brother makes sure he gets a life imprisonment. Now after 8 years he is out …   A rapist and serial killer strikes again - but his latest victim escapes… A married woman is the only witness, but she cannot confess because she was with her secret lover at that time.   A friend of the husband who comes to stay for a few days falls in love with the wife! He kills the husband... and the wife comes to know…   A working hostel - an eerie hostel full of eccentric people: an old psychiatrist, a sexually repressed woman, a homosexual and a schizophrenic girl.   A celebrity writer is being threatened by a character from his book. The character is mad and has escaped from the asylum!
Stalker Duvidha Unmaad Hostel Poornaviraam
 
Television Pilots

Kyon Tiger
I I you Mrs Chari
Deewane Toh Deewane Hain
     
Kyon Tiger I I you Mrs Chari Deewane Toh...
 
Awareness Films

Bridges of Hope
On Wings of Hope
Surmanthan
     
Bridges of Hope On Wings of Hope Surmanthan
   

Music Video

We Are Indians

Radio Spot

Aanchal
Trust

 
We Are Indians
 

Commercials & Promos

Sawaal Dus Karod Ka
Rupa Frontline Vests
LIC
Mann (film)
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (film)

Six promos for Zee TVs Game show - Sawaal Dus Karod Ka   Commercial for Rupa Frontline   Commercial for LIC's Jeeven Suraksha, a pension plan   Making and corporate video of film Mann   Making and corporate video of film  Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
Sawaal Dus Karod Ka Rupa Frontline Vests LIC Mann Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
 
Corporate Films

Johnson Tiles, Godrej Furniture
NSDL,
Konica
Brown Papers, Cadence
Bieco Electricals, Akar Group
Esteem Diamonds, Gharda Pigments
Corporate AV fof Johnson Tiles' Marbonite, Porcelano
  Corporate AV for Godrej Furniture and office modular spaces   NSDL's launching corporate AV   Corporate AV for Konica- PHIL   Corporate AV for Brown Paper products
Johnson Tiles Godrej Furniture NSDL Konica Brown Papers
 

 

 

Designer

 
  Websites

68 Pages
The Humsafar Trust
INFOSEM
Solaris Pictures
68 Pages - five lives : Marked by Pain, Bound by Hope   The Humsafar Trust - a trust you can trust   INFOSEM - a national network of sexual minorities   Solaris Pictures - India out of the Closet  
68 Pages The Humsafar Trust INFOSEM Solaris Pictures
 
Exhibitions

Queers Like Us
An exhibition of Indian gay icons featuring some of the true leaders of the queer struggle who also spell excellence in their profession   Vikram Seth   Siddhartha Gautam  
Queers Like Us Queers Like Us Queers Like Us
 
Awareness Materials

Interactive Games
- Safe Sex Snake & Ladder
- Safe Sex Dart Board


Educational game of Snake & Ladder   Educational game of Dart Board  
Safe Sex Snake & Ladder Safe Sex Dart Board
   
Booklets
- Living Positively
- Stay away from STIs
- Safe Sailing
- Know More about AIDS
- How to wear a Condom
Booklet for Population Services International (PSI)   Booklet on STIs and staying healthy   Booklet about basic care and support for HIV+  people   Booklet about basic facts on HIV and AIDS   Illustrative booklet on how to use a condom
Living Positively Stay away from STIs Safe Sailing Know More about AIDS How to wear Condom
 
Magazine
- Bombay Dost
India's first and only gay newsmagazine
 
Bombay Dost
 

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