Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Bharat Bala produced the acclaimed album Vande Mataram and Jana Gana Mana Video and heads BharatBala Productions based in Chennai. He directed a short film Hari Om in 2004. He was set to direct and produce Indo-Japanese film, co-produced by Disney, called the The 19th Step, written by and starring Kamal Haasan, but the film was later shelved. He directed the music video of official song of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto and also the opening ceremony of the games. In 2013, he completed his first feature film, Maryan, which opened to good reviews but turned out to be an average grosser.
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Bharatbala has won several awards in his career. These awards have been for advertising films, feature films and special film projects that include:
- 1st Prize at The International Exhibition of Tourism TOUR SALON 2005 & 2006 in Poland for “Incredible India”.
- Finalist at the Cannes Lion International Advertising Film Festival in 1998 for “Vande Mataram – Timeless India”.
- Finalist at New York Film Festival in 1998 for “Vande Mataram – Ma Tujhe Salaam”.
- Channel V, India, voted “Vande Mataram” as the Best Audio Product, Best TV Ad Campaign & Best Music Video in 1998.
- New Voices Award & Best Debut Filmmaker Award at Bangkok International Film Festival in 2005 for “Hari Om”.
- Citizen’s Choice Best Film Audience Award at Puchon International Film Festival (South Korea) in 2005 for “Hari Om”.
- Audience Choice Award at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in 2005 for “Hari Om”.
- Runner Up (along with “Motorcycle Diaries”) for the People’s Choice Award for Most Popular International Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2005 for “Hari Om”.
- Best Foreign Film Award at Tahoe International Film Festival (USA) in 2005 for “Hari Om”.
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