Anjali Menon

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Anjali Menon
Born Calicut, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 2006–Present
Spouse(s) Vinod Menon
Children 1

Manjadikuru (Lucky Red Seeds), for which she got the FIPRESCI award for the Best Malayalam film and Best Indian Debut[1] Her second feature film is Bangalore Days and she has written the critically and commercially acclaimed Ustad Hotel.

She grew up in Dubai. A post-graduate in Communication Studies, from Pune University.[2] Anjali graduated from the London Film School in 2003, with distinction honours in editing, producing and directing film.[3][4] Her graduation film Black Nor White,[5] (credited as Anjali), featuring Rez Kempton and Archie Panjabi with Asif Kapadia as Executive Producer was premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.[6]

Menon started her career with short fiction and documentary projects in India, Middle East and UK. In 2006 she and Vinod Menon started Little Films India, a film company in Mumbai.[3] Menon is a published writer with her screenplays as well as Monsoon feast – a collection of short stories where she has contributed a story. She lives in Mumbai with her husband and son.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director Screenwriter Ref.
2009 Kerala Cafe (Happy Journey segment) Yes Yes [7]
2012 Manjadikuru Yes Yes [8]
2012 Ustad Hotel Yes [9]
2015 Bangalore Days Yes Yes [10]

Awards[edit]

Popular Awards
National Film Award
  • 2012 - 60th National Film Awards - Best Dialogues (Ustad Hotel)[11]
Popular Awards
  • 2013 - Asianet Film Awards - Best Screenplay (Ustad Hotel)
  • 2015 - Filmfare Awards South - Best Director (Bangalore Days)[12]
  • 2015 - Asianet Film Awards - Best Director (Bangalore Days) and Best Popular Film (Bangalore Days)[13]
  • 2015 - Vanitha Film Awards - Best Director (Bangalore Days) and Best Popular Film[14]
  • 2015 - SIIMA Film Awards - Best Director (Bangalore Days) and Best Film[15]
International Film Festival awards and selections
  • 2008: Hassankutty Award for Best Debut Director (Manjadikuru)[16][17]
  • 2008: FIPRESCI Prize for Best Malayalam Film ( Manjadikuru)[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parque Via wins best film award". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cut to Anjali". The Hindu. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Lucky Red Seeds and Profile NFDC
  4. ^ "Anjali Menon's First Feature Wins Awards". London Film School News. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Black Nor White". 
  6. ^ "Black Nor White website". 
  7. ^ "Review: Kerala Cafe". Sify. 
  8. ^ "Seeds of a success story". The Hindu. 26 December 2008. 
  9. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (21 June 2012). "Beachside hotel". The Hindu. 
  10. ^ "Anjali Menon's movie is Bangalore Days". The Times of India. 24 January 2014. 
  11. ^ ":: National Film Award 2012 ::" (PDF). India Government. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Filmfare Awards South". 
  13. ^ "Asianet Film Awards". 
  14. ^ "Vanitha Film Awards 2015". 
  15. ^ "SIIMA awards 2015". 
  16. ^ ":: IFFK 2008 ::". Iffk.keralafilm.com. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  17. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/parque-via-wins-best-film-award/article1398455.ece
  18. ^ "Awards - Festival Awards 2008". Fipresci. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  19. ^ "Festival Reports - Kerala 2008 - "Lucky Red Seeds"". Fipresci. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 

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