Pradeep Sarkar at special screening of Memories in March
30 April 1955 |
|Occupation||producer, director and writer|
Pradeep Sarkar (born 30 April 1955) is a writer and director who works in Bollywood. He began his career with Vinod Chopra Productions, the production company of director and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
In 2005, Sarkar made his directorial debut with the film Parineeta which earned him the national film award for best Director. Parineeta was also Vidya Balan's debut. It was a critical and commercial success at the box office.
Sarkar directed his next three films under the Yash Raj Films banner. Laaga Chunari Mein Daag with Rani Mukerji in the leading role of a prostitute. The film was released on 12 October 2007 and was not very successful at the box office. Later, Sarkar also made Lafangey Parindey. It starred Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone and was released in summer 2010. After making Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Lafangey Parindey, which didn't perform at the box office as expected, he felt sad and upset. After making two flops Aditya Chopra gave him another chance. He directed Mardaani in 2014 which released 22 August. Sarkar wants to make a film based on some of his real life experiences. He says it is half-written as of now. 
|2005||Parineeta||Director, Art Director, Screenplay|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Visual Director|
|2007||Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Director, Writer, Art Director|
|1998||Dhoom Pichuck (धुम पिचक)(Euphoria)||Director|
Awards and nominations
- 2005: Filmfare Best Art Direction - Parineeta
- 2005: Zee Cine Award for Most Promising Director - Parineeta
- 2006: National Film Award, Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director - Parineeta
- "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - Journey of a Woman (2007) - Box Office Mojo". boxofficemojo.com.
- Team, Koimoi.com. "Box-Office Verdict 2014 - Koimoi". koimoi.com.
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- Pradeep Sarkar at the Internet Movie Database
- When Parineeta's director nearly lost it
- India's Best Films: Pradeep Sarkar
- Interview[dead link]
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