Ritesh Shah

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Ritesh Shah
Ritesh Shah, a screenplay writer of Hindi Films.jpg
Ritesh Shah
Born19th April, 1976
Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materHindu College (1993-1996)
Occupationscreenwriter
Years active1997
AwardsZee Cine Award for Dialogue for Pink in 2017

Ritesh Shah is an Indian screenwriter. He has written the screenplay and dialogues for films like Kahaani (2012),[1] Pink (2016),[2] Airlift (2017) and Raid (2018). He won the Filmfare award, Star Screen Award and Zee Cine Award in the Best Dialogue category for Pink.[3][4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

He did his Bachelors in English Literature from Hindu College (1993-1996) and has done his Masters in Mass Communications from MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia. He began his career as a playwright with Act One Art Group, New Delhi. His works include the fringe award winner Othello - A play in black and white. Ritesh switched to television in 1999. His television writing credits include Josh, Kashmeer, Krishna Arjun and the award winning series Kagaar.

Career[edit]

Ritesh started his career as a playwright in Delhi. He adopted Sławomir Mrożek's political black comedy which pulled the attention of the Indian film industry. One of the actors in the play suggested him to shift the base to Mumbai where Ritesh started writing from the TV serial Kagaar. His first film as a writer was Sujoy Ghosh's Home Delivery. Anurag Kashyap recommended him to Vipul Shah for writing the dialogues of 2007 film Namastey London. He has also adopted 2013 film B.A. Pass from a short story "The Raiwaly Aunty" written by Mohan Sikka.[6] He has also done a cameo role in Pink.[7][8]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Outcome Work
2017 Filmfare Award Best Dialogue Won Pink
2014 Filmfare Award Nominee

Technical Award

Shared with Nikkhil Advani, Suresh Nair, Niranjan Iyengar Best Screenplay

D-Day

2017 Screen Awards, IN Best Dialogue Won Pink
2014 Zee Cine Awards Nominee

Technical Award

Nominated D-Day
2017 IIFA award Screenplay & Dialogue Won Pink

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Story Screenplay Dialogue
Home Delivery 2005 Yes
Namastey London 2007 Yes
Summer 2007 2007 Yes
Aladin 2009 Yes Yes
Action Replayy 2010 Yes
Force 2011 Yes Yes Yes
Kahaani 2012 Yes
B.A. Pass 2013 Yes Yes Yes
Commando: A One Man Army 2013 Yes Yes Yes
D-Day 2013 Yes Yes Yes
CityLights 2014 Yes Yes Yes
Lai Bhaari 2014 Yes
Airlift 2016 Yes Yes
Rocky Handsome 2016 Yes Yes Yes
Te3n 2016 Yes
Madaari 2016 Yes Yes
Pink 2016 Yes Yes Yes
Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh 2016 Yes
Commando 2: The Black Money Trail 2017 Yes Yes
Daddy 2017 Yes
Chef 2017 Yes Yes Yes
Anukul 2017 Yes
Raid 2018 Yes Yes Yes
Namaste England[9] 2018 Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tucks and treats with Ajay Devgn in Lucknow - Mumbai Mirror -".
  2. ^ "#NoMeansNo: Now, a book on Pink, the movie that changed lives".
  3. ^ "62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Complete winners' list - Times of India".
  4. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/22nd-star-screen-awards-2016-pink-amitabh-bachchan-alia-bhatt/1/826924.html
  5. ^ http://www.bollywoodlife.com/photos/specials-zee-cine-awards-2017-complete-list-of-winners/best-dialogue-ritesh-shah-for-pink-924153/
  6. ^ https://scroll.in/reel/872779/ritesh-shah-on-the-success-of-raid-and-writing-for-bollywood-ghosts-dont-scare-me-people-do
  7. ^ https://www.scoopwhoop.com/Ritesh-Shah-The-Dialogue-Writer-Of-Pink/#.mbf53la39
  8. ^ "Pink 'air-lifted' this Kahaani writer's career". 3 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Ritesh Shah: Writing is a lonely and thankless job - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-30.

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