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Shoojit Sircar
Director • Producer • Writer
Born: in West Bengal, India
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Known for making independent films and portraying offbeat stories, Shoojit Sircar is an Indian film director and producer who has worked on Hindi and Bengali movies. He made his debut in 2005 with Yahaan, a love story set against the background of the Kashmiri conflict. Over the years he has been critically acclaimed for his works that tackled unconventional themes, including Vicky Donor (2010), Madras Cafe (2013) and Piku (2015). He has also made several television commercials for Saffola, Apsara Pencils, Cadbury, Maruti WagonR, Dove, Fair & Lovely, Zomato, and many other brands. His 2020 releases include Gulabo Sitabo.
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Sardar Udham
Agra ka Daabra
Udham Singh (Done Use)
Gulabo Sitabo
Nerkonda Paarvai
October
Running Shaadi
Pink
Piku

Did You Know? (4)

  • For October, Varun Dhawan gave up social media, wearing makeup, acting like a celebrity and reduced phone use.
  • The pre-bed drinking ritual in the film Vicky Donor of Dolly and Beeji was inspired by the mother of director Shoojit Sircar. He would give her a shot of whisky at night to put her to sleep
  • Director Shoojit Sircar got the basic story idea for October from a small newspaper clipping, which he came across in 2015.
  • Ashutosh Gowariker, Shoojit Sircar and Ritesh Sidhwani, all wanted to make Parmanu before John Abraham and KriArj Productions.
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