Directed by Pratim D. Gupta
Pratim D. Gupta was the movie critic with The Telegraph, the largest selling English daily in eastern India for close to 15 years.
His first feature film screenplay Vanish was selected for the first NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab that took place at the Locarno Film Festival in 2009. Pratim’s 2012 feature film debut as writer-director, Paanch Adhyay was selected as the Centrepiece Premiere at New York’s South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) and picked as the New Voice in Indian Cinema at the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI). In 2013, his screenplay INK was selected for the prestigious Sundance Lab, where Pratim developed his script with Oscar winners like Asif Kapadia and Joshua Marston. Next, Pratim teamed up with 10 other Indian filmmakers for the unique experimental Hindi feature film X: Past is Present where his segment, featuring verses by Gulzar and starring Usha Uthup, won hearts everywhere. Shaheb Bibi Golaam, Pratim’s second feature film, premiered in New York before having a dream run at the Bengal box office. It was the first mainstream Bangla film to be picked up by Netflix and went on to win 6 Filmfare trophies, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay for Pratim. Maacher Jhol, Pratim’s third feature film, was an official selection in the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India 2018. It was later picked up by Netflix as well. Ahare Mon is Pratim’s fourth feature film.