Neeraj Ghaywan

Neeraj Ghaywan is the National Award winning director of the critically acclaimed Indo-French drama Masaan. He has previously assisted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on films like Gangs of Wasseypur. Masaan received wide acclaim from critics, mainstream media, and audiences alike, and won the FIPRESCI prize in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film festival 2015 as well as the Promising Future prize (Prix avenir prometteur), in addition to several other awards and nominations around the world. He directed the Fuelled By Love commercial for British Airways., which has won multiple international awards. Neeraj also directed the widely popular Vicks commercial #TouchOfCare, which won hearts all over. The touching ad tells the story of a transgender woman and activist who came to adopt a young girl whose birth mother died of AIDS. His latest award-winning short, Juice, subtly tackles patriarchy and misogyny in the Indian household. He has just wrapped directing the second season of Netflix’s highly acclaimed series – Sacred Games.

Attending Session

January 25, 2020 ● 7:30 pm
The Best Hindi Films of the Decade
- Gauri Shinde and Neeraj Ghaywan discuss the trends and triumphs in cinema over the last 10 years. In conversation with Kausar Munir

January 25, 2020 ● 8:30 pm
AFTERWORDS - Short Film Screening of Juice starring Shefali Shah, directed by Neeraj Ghaywan