Om Raut

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Om Raut
Lutz Konermann, Nadia Dresti, Chris McDonald and Andrea Dorfman and Moderator - Om Raut, at the Open Forum, during the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2014), in Panaji, Goa on November 27, 2014.jpg
Om Raut at IFFI 2014
Born (1981-12-21) 21 December 1981 (age 39)
NationalityIndian
Alma materSyracuse University, New York
OccupationFilm writer, Film director & Producer
Parents
  • Bharatkumar Raut (father)
  • Neena Raut (mother)

Om Raut is an Indian film director, writer, and producer who works in Hindi and Marathi cinema.[1] He received numerous awards for his 2015 Marathi film Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush.[2] Raut is currently working on his historical film Adipurush, an adaptation of the Ramayana starring Prabhas.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Raut was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to his mother Neena—a television producer, and father Bharatkumar—a senior journalist, well known author & successful Rajya Sabha member.[4] Raut's grandfather J. S. Bandekar (1925–2017) was a documentary filmmaker & editor.[5][citation needed]

After work as a child artist in several theatre plays and ad films, Raut's feature film acting debut came with a lead role in Karamati Coat in 1993.[6] He did post-graduate degree in films from Syracuse University in New York City, and also holds a bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from Shah & Anchor College of Engineering in Mumbai.[7]

After completing his education, Raut worked as a writer & director for MTV Networks, NY. He moved back to India[8] and later became the creative head of DAR Motion Pictures, before he produced City of Gold and Haunted – 3D.[9]

Raut's directorial debut was the Marathi film Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush (2015), the first production of Neena Raut Films, which he had co-founded with his mother. It earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director.[10] The 2020 Hindi period action film Tanhaji, marked the first Hindi directorial venture of Raut.[7][2] His next film is Adipurush starring Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan which is set to release on August 11, 2022.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Actor Producer Director Screenplay Writer Notes
1993 Karamati Coat Hindi Yes
  • The film was given a "laudable mention" at 20th International Children's Film festival, Frankfurt, 1994.[11]
2010 City Of Gold Hindi Marathi Yes
2011 Haunted - 3D Hindi Yes
  • India's first stereoscopic 3D film.
  • The highest box office opener ever for an Indian horror film.
2015 Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush Marathi Yes Yes Yes
  • The film was the official selection in the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India, Goa 2014.[12]
  • The film was the official selection in the competition at 17th London Asian Film Festival 2015.[13]
  • Neena Raut Film Productions almost spent 1.3 crore on visual effects.[12]
  • The film was praised by audiences as well as critics. The Times of India gave 4 stars to the film adding "Very rarely does a Marathi film get a standing ovation from the audience and Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush is one of them".[14]
2020 Tanhaji [15] Hindi Yes Yes
2022 Adipurush Hindi

Telugu

Yes Yes

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners of the Karrm Filmfare Awards (Marathi)". filmfare.com. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Om Raut biography". in.bookmyshow.com.
  3. ^ "'Tanhaji — The Unsung Warrior' is a well-crafted Bollywood extravaganza". Daily Times. 17 January 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  4. ^ www.exchange4media.com. "Neena Raut". Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Endemol appoints Neena Raut as Regional creative head - Businessofcinema.com". businessofcinema.com. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Karamati Coat". www.childrensfilmsouthasia.org. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Om had a successful stint in US - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  8. ^ "City-of-Gold - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2016. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Detailed Profile - Dr. Bharatkumar Raut - Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) - Who's Who - Government: National Portal of India". www.archive.india.gov.in (in Hindi). Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Om Raut - Vice President-Creative Business Development at Valuable Group of Cos". Relationship Science. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Karamati Coat". childrensfilmsouthasia.org. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  12. ^ a b "1.3 cr spent on Lokmanya's visual effects - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush". London Asian Film Festival. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Lokmanya - Ek Yugpurush Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Taanaji First Look: Ajay Devgn Stars As Legendary Maratha Warrior". NDTV.com. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  16. ^ Scroll Staff. "Ajay Devgn to play Tanaji Malusare in upcoming biopic". Scroll.in. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Baahubali Prabhas's next film is Adipurush". indiatoday.in. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  18. ^ ""Om Raut" got Best Director Debut Award (Marathi Filmfare 2016) for "Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush"". CityGossiper.com. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Filmfare Marathi: Nominations are out - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 July 2017.

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