Mangesh Hadawale

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Mangesh Hadawale
Mangesh Hadawale
Born (1981-09-02) 2 September 1981 (age 35)
Rajuri (Junnar, Pune)
Occupation Film Maker, Farmer
Spouse(s) Vrushali Hadawale
Children Eklavya, Abhiman

Mangesh Hadawale (born 2 September 1981 in Maharashtra, India) is an Indian film writer-director and ad-film maker. His first film Tingya (2008, Marathi) received huge commercial as well as critical acclaim. Dekh Indian Circus, his second film was in Hindi and has received many national and international awards.


Mangesh Hadawale was born in Rajuri village in Junnar, Maharashtra in a farming family. After completing his schooling in the Government Marathi School, Mangesh moved to Pune. In 2001 he completed graduation in theater from the Center for Performing Arts (also known as Lalit Kala Kendra.), University of Pune. He moved to Mumbai to pursue his passion of films and wrote his first script Tingya. It took him five years and 41 rejections to finally find a production house. Tingya went on to become a huge critical and commercial success.

After Tingya, Mangesh's next project in Hindi language Dekh Indian Circus was produced by Sundial Pictures. The film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tannishtha Chatterjee premiered at the 16th Busan Film Festival and won the prestigious PSB/KNN Audience Award. Dekh Indian Circus has won many national and international awards.

Mangesh is actively involved with creating multilingual ad and corporate films in the agricultural-rural sector. He has worked with brands like ICICI Bank, ICICI Lombard, MAHYCO, Bayer, UPL, Pesticides India, JU Agri Sciences and most recently Tropical Organic Agro Systems. He also directed Bill Gates Foundation's social awareness TVCs for Sutradhar Media & Communication PVT. LTD. & Pradeep Sarkar's Apocalypso Filmworks.

Mangesh made his foray into production with Tapaal, a Marathi film released in 2014. The film about a childless couple and a kid is written by Mangesh and directed by his close friend and cinematographer Laxman Utekar. He also served as a jury member at the 62nd National Film Awards, India in 2015. In 2016, an exclusive festival of his three films was held in four cities of USA.

Mangesh is currently working on pre-production for his upcoming directorial venture, a mainstream Hindi project for SLB Films.

Personal life[edit]

Mangesh continues to split his time between films and farming. On 18 April 2010, Mangesh married his childhood friend Vrushali in Rajuri. The couple has two sons. Mangesh enjoys being connected to his roots and has continued farming at his native place. He is also part of ventures called Hachiko Tourism and Parashar Agri-tourism in Junnar.


Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2008: MTV PEPSI youth Icon
  • 2008: Best Director (Tingya): Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) festival
  • 2008: Best Director (Tingya): Government of Maharashtra
  • 2008: Best Debutant Director (Tingya): G. Aravindan National Award, Kerala
  • 2008: Best Debutant Director (Tingya): P. Lankesh National Award, Bangalore
  • 2008: FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Director (Tingya): MAMI International film festival, Mumbai
  • 2008: Best story (Tingya): Maharashtra Government award
  • 2008: Sant Tukaram Award: Government of Maharashtra
  • 2008: Best Dialogue (Tingya): Late. Acharya Atre Award.
  • 2008 : selected in the “Indian Panorama” at International Film Festival of India
  • 2011: PSB/KNN Audience Award (Dekh Indian Circus): 16th Busan International Film Festival
  • 2011: Golden Plaque Award for Second Best Film (Dekh Indian Circus): International Children's Film Festival, Hyderabad
  • 2012: Best Children’s Film Golden Reel Award (Dekh Indian Circus): 11th Tiburon International Film Festival, California
  • 2012: Opening Film (Dekh Indian Circus): 9th Stuttgart Indian Film Festival
  • 2011: Nominated (Dekh Indian Circus): 47th Chicago International Film Festival
  • 2011: Nominated (Dekh Indian Circus): 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival, California
  • 2011: Nominated (Dekh Indian Circus): 22nd Stockholm International Film Festival
  • 2012: Nominated (Dekh Indian Circus): 12th New York Indian Film Festival
  • 2012: Nominated (Dekh Indian Circus): 10th Los Angeles Indian Film Festival
  • 2012: Nominated (Dekh Indian Circus): 11th East End Film Festival, London
  • 2012: Nominated (Dekh Indian Circus): 3rd London Indian Film Festival
  • 2013: Best Children Film (Dekh Indian Circus): National Film Awards 2012
  • 2014: Tapaal selected in the “Indian Panorama” at International Film Festival of India
  • 2015: Nominated (Tapaal): Best story, First Marathi Filmfare awards, Mumbai
  • 2015: Nominated (Tapaal): Best screenplay, First Marathi Filmfare awards, Mumbai


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