Prem Prakash Modi

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Prem Prakash Modi
Prem Modi Profile.jpg
Born (1968-07-17) 17 July 1968 (age 51)
Nunihat, Jharkhand, India
ResidenceKolkata, West Bengal, India
NationalityIndian
Other namesPrem Modi
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor
Years active1997 - Present

Prem Prakash Modi (born 17 July 1968), is an Indian film director, writer and actor based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

He made his debut[1] as a director in 2013 with a Bengali feature film Arjun – Kalimpong E Sitaharan[2] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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.

Prem Modi with Aparna Sen during the shoot of 'Iti Mrinalini'

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,[3] 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[4] 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

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Language Director Writer Producer Actor Other Notes
2017 Panchlait Hindi Yes Released on 17 November
2015 The Embarcados English Yes Creative Adviser, Research &

Coordinator

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

UK Productions

2013 Arjun – Kalimpong E Sitaharan[2] 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
2010 Saade Chaar Bengali Creative
2010 Rik Bengali Creative
2010 Helpline Bengali Creative
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 Antarmahal Hindi Yes Dialogue Contributor
2005 Eashwar Mime Co. Hindi Yes
2004 Sudhu Tumi Bengali Executive
2002 Abaidha Bengali Yes Chief Assistant Director
2001 Dattak Hindi Yes Yes Chief Assistant Director
2001 Daughters of This Century Hindi Yes
2001 Sixer[4] Hindi Yes Yes Chief Assistant Director
1999 The Goal Hindi Yes Chief Assistant Director

Television[edit]

Title Language Role Channel
Shesh Prasna Hindi Actor Doordarshan
Lebedev Ki Nayika Hindi Actor Doordarshan
Prem Chand Ki Kahaniya Hindi Actor Doordarshan
Shikanje Hindi Actor Doordarshan
Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam Hindi Actor Sahara One
Shayad Hindi Actor Zee TV
Chorri Chupe Hindi Actor Doordarshan
Mukti Hindi Director Doordarshan
Superhit Jhankar Bengali Director Doordarshan
Siddhant Bengali Actor Doordarshan
Saturday Suspense Hindi Actor Zee TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Debutant Director Prem Modi On His Genx Rookie Sleuth — Arjun". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Arjun, Kalimponge Sitahoron - Times of India". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  3. ^ "The Goal | Children's Film Society, India". cfsindia.org. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Sixer | Children's Film Society, India". cfsindia.org. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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