Prem Prakash Modi
Prem Prakash Modi
|Born||17 July 1968|
Nunihat, Jharkhand, India
|Residence||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Other names||Prem Modi|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, actor|
|Years active||1997 - Present|
He made his debut as a director in 2013 with a Bengali feature film Arjun – Kalimpong E Sitaharan starring Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Om, Manoj Mitra, Churni Ganguly and Biswajit Chakrabarty, based on Samaresh Majumdar's novel Khunkharapi and Kalimpong e Sitaharan. He has also worked alongside with eminent directors such as Ranjit Kapoor, Gul Bahar Singh, Aparna Sen, Anjan Dutt, Anjan Das, Suman Mukhopadhyay and others since 1997.
Prem Modi or Prem Prakash Modi was born on 17 July in the village Nunihat (Nonihat), Jharkhand, India. His father Parmeswar Lal Modi was a small-time businessman in the village. There was no television set in the village and the nearest theater was 32 km away in Dumka. He did his schooling from Church School Beldih, Jamshedpur and graduation from Bhagalpur University.
After graduation, he shifted in Kolkata for job, his first job was at Howrah Gases Ltd as an accounts assistant. Since due to his keen interest in acting from childhood, he joined a theater group and after 10 years, he quit his job and started working as a full-time professional actor in films, television serials and theaters.
Inspired by the creative aspect of film-making in 1999 he shifted himself behind the camera and started assisting directors like Gul Bahar Singh, Anjan Das, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Anjan Dutt, Aparna Sen etc.
His first film as an assistant director was The Goal, a CFSI production starring Irrfan Khan as a protagonist, directed by Gul Bahar Singh, which won Best Children's Film Award at 47th National Film Awards – India, Special International Jury Prize at 11th Cairo International Film Festival – Egypt and Special Mention at Zlin International Federation of Film Societies. He was also associated with the film Chaturanga as an Chief AD directed by Suman Mukhopadhya, participated in Montréal World Film Festival. He was also the Chief AD for the film Iti Mrinalini, directed by Aparna Sen, it was a national and internationally acclaimed film. He has also assisted internationally acclaimed directors such as Samir Mehanovic, a BAFTA award winner director for the film Mouth of Hell (Anant). He was also the creative adviser and coordinator for a Brazilian television show The Embarcados (On a Boat).
He penned down the story and lyrics for the film Sixer a CFSI production starring Amrish Puri, directed by Gul Bahar Singh. He wrote dialogues for Abhishek Bachchan in Hindi for the Bengali film Antarmahal, directed by Rituparno Ghosh.
He had directed more than 300 episodes of non-fictional musical series for DD1 and DD7, directed a fictional series titled Mukti for Doordarshan. He also directed documentaries, corporate and promotional films for Government of India
- Panchlait - Official Selection in International Film Festival of India 2018 (IFFI)
- Panchlait awarded as best Inspiring Film in 2nd Haryana International Film Festival.
- Panchlait awarded as best Art Film in Jharkhand International Film Festival.
- Best Inspiring Director in 2nd Haryana International Film Festival for Panchlait.
- Samaj Ratna for Panchlait from Honorable Governor of Bihar in 2018.
- Best Actor award for theater from The Government of West Bengal in 1995.
|2017||Panchlait||Hindi||Yes||Released on 17 November|
|2015||The Embarcados||English||Yes||Creative Adviser, Research &
|2015||The Amazing Race (Kolkata)||English||Yes||Coordinator American Reality Show|
|2015||Saari Raat||Hindi||Yes||1st Assistant Director|
|2014||Anant (Mouth of Hell)||Hindi, English||Yes||Chief Assistant Director
|2013||Arjun – Kalimpong E Sitaharan||Bengali||Yes|
|2011||Fande Poriya Boga Kande Re||Bengali||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2010||Iti Mrinalini||Bengali||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2010||BBD||Hindi||Yes||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2009||Aagunpakhi||Bengali||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2009||Gumshuda||Hindi||Yes||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2009||Chowrasta Crossroads of Love||Bengali||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2008||Chalo Let's Go||Bengali||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2008||Chaturanga (Four Chapters)||Bengali||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2007||Jara Brishtite Bhijechhilo||Bengali||Yes||1st Assistant Director|
|2005||Faltu||Bengali||Yes||1st Assistant Director|
|2005||Eashwar Mime Co.||Hindi||Yes|
|2002||Abaidha||Bengali||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2001||Dattak||Hindi||Yes||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|2001||Daughters of This Century||Hindi||Yes|
|2001||Sixer||Hindi||Yes||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|1999||The Goal||Hindi||Yes||Chief Assistant Director|
|Lebedev Ki Nayika||Hindi||Actor||Doordarshan|
|Prem Chand Ki Kahaniya||Hindi||Actor||Doordarshan|
|Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam||Hindi||Actor||Sahara One|
|Saturday Suspense||Hindi||Actor||Zee TV|
- "Debutant Director Prem Modi On His Genx Rookie Sleuth — Arjun". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Arjun, Kalimponge Sitahoron - Times of India". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "The Goal | Children's Film Society, India". cfsindia.org. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Sixer | Children's Film Society, India". cfsindia.org. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
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