Shoojit Sircar

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Shoojit Sircar
Shoojit Sircar.jpg
Born
NationalityIndian
Alma materShaheed Bhagat Singh College
OccupationDirector, Producer
Years active2005 – present

Shoojit Sircar is an Indian film director and producer. He directed Yahaan (2005), Vicky Donor (2012), Madras Cafe (2013), Piku (2015), and October(2018). He also produced the 2012 film Aparajita Tumi. He won the National Film Award for Vicky Donor in Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment category, shared with John Abraham. He also won the Indian Competition Special Jury Award at Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema in 2005 for Yahaan.[1] He is now making a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan.[2] He is associated with Rising Sun Films and has made television commercials for Saffola, 2G, Apsara Pencils, Fair & Lovely, Maruti WagonR, Cadbury, Dove, Zomato, and many other brands.

He is known for making independent films. Aparajita Tumi is an adapted screenplay from Sunil Gangopadhyay's Dui Naari Haatey Torobaari.[3] His 2012 film Vicky Donor was grand box office success, earning 13.40 crores in the opening weekend.[4] Sircar's Shoebite went into production in 2012 but was cancelled.[5][6][7] His film, Madras Cafe, was released in 2013, followed by Piku in 2015 And "October" in 2018

Personal life[edit]

Shoojit Sircar at Chandigarh Literature Festival 2016, India

Sircar was born into a Bengali Hindu family in Barrackpore, Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. He completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Barrackpore Airforce in the year 1985 and then he went on to Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi for higher studies.[citation needed].

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Language Note
2005 Yahaan Yes Hindi
Shoebite Yes Cancelled
2012 Aparajita Tumi Yes Bengali
Vicky Donor Yes Hindi
2013 Madras Cafe Yes Yes
2015 Piku Yes
Open Tee Bioscope Yes Bengali
2016 Pink Yes Yes Hindi
2017 Running Shaadi Yes
2018 October Yes

Accolades[edit]

Sircar was given the Best Film Director award at the 20th Life OK Screen Awards in January 2014, where he thanked his wife Jhuma Sircar. He was one of the jury members for India Film Project in 2012.

Year Notable work Awards Category Result Ref.
2013 Vicky Donor National Film Awards Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Won [8]
Stardust Awards Best Director Won [9]
Filmfare Awards Best Director Nominated [10]
Star Screen Awards Best Director Nominated [11]
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Director Nominated [12]
Times of India Film Awards Best Director Nominated [13]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Director Nominated [14]
2014 Madras Cafe BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Social Drama Film Nominated [15]
Most Entertaining Thriller Film Nominated
Star Screen Awards Ramnath Goenka Memorial Award Won [16]

[17]

Best Director Won
Best Film Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Screenplay Nominated [18]
2016 Piku Filmfare Awards Best Film (Critics) Won [19]

[20]

Best Director Nominated
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Director Won [21]
Indian Film Festival of Russia Best Director Won [22]
Jagran Film Festival Best Director Won [23]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Director Nominated [24]
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Director Nominated [25]
Times of India Film Awards Best Director Nominated [26]
Zee Cine Awards Best Director Nominated [27]
2017 Pink National Film Awards Best Film on Social Issues Won [28]
Star Screen Awards Best Film Won [29]
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Film Won [30]
Zee Cine Awards Best Film (Critics) Won [31]

[32]

Best Film Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Film Nominated [33]
Stardust Awards Best Film Nominated [34]
AACTA Awards Best Asian Film Nominated [35]
2018 October Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Director Pending [36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12th Osian's-Cinefan Festival of Indian, Asian and Arab Cinema: History". Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  2. ^ Jha, Subhash K (15 March 2012). "Shoojit Sircar to release documentary on Big B". The Times of India. IANS. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Of Bengal, for Bengal". The Daily Telegraph. 31 January 2011.
  4. ^ "`Vicky Donor` earns Rs.13.40 crore, Shoojit Sircar ecstatic". 26 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Vicky Donor is born". Tehelka. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  6. ^ "UTV Wins Case Against Percept On Shoebite". Boxofficeindia.co.in. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  7. ^ "Amitabh's Shoebite in trouble". www.filmibeat.com. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  8. ^ "60th National Film Awards: The list of winners". News18. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  9. ^ "Stardust Awards 2013: list of winners - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  10. ^ "58th Idea Filmfare Awards nominations are here!". filmfare.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  11. ^ "Nominations: 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards | Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama". 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  12. ^ "8th Apsara Awards - Nominees". apsaraawards.org. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  13. ^ "TOIFA 2013 nominations | Times of India Film Awards". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  14. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2013 | Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama". 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  15. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (2013-12-12). "Nominations for 4th Big Star Entertainment Awards - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  16. ^ "20th Annual Screen Awards 2014: The complete list of nominees". 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  17. ^ "Screen Awards 2014 Winners - Full List". www.indicine.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  18. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2014: Complete list of nominations". Zee News. 2014-02-06. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  19. ^ "Nominations for the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards". filmfare.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  20. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  21. ^ "'Piku' wins best film at Indian Film Fest of Melbourne - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  22. ^ "After Melbourne, Piku picks up honours at Indian Film Festival in". 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  23. ^ "Shashi Kapoor honoured with Lifetime Achievement award at Jagran Film Festival". dna. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  24. ^ "'Bajirao Mastani' leads IIFA 2016 nominations - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  25. ^ "Nominations for 11th Renault Sony Guild Awards | Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama". 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  26. ^ "TOIFA 2016: Complete list of Nominations - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  27. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2016: Here are the nominations for the awards". dna. 2016-02-20. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  28. ^ "Shoojit Sircar on winning National Award for Pink: I don't want to celebrate the film". India Today. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  29. ^ "Star Screen Awards 2016 winners list: Pink wins big, Big B-Alia get best actor and actress award". India Today. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  30. ^ "IFFM 2017 winners list: Konkona, Sushant win Best Actor awards, special honour for Aishwarya | Free Press Journal". Free Press Journal. 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  31. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (2017-03-02). "Nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2017 - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  32. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2017 complete winners list: Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan bag top honours". The Indian Express. 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  33. ^ "62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 Nominations". filmfare.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  34. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (2016-12-19). "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2016 - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  35. ^ "Aamir's Dangal declared Best Asian Film at AACTA, beats Big B's Pink". http://www.asianage.com/. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-07-19. External link in |work= (help)
  36. ^ "Indian Film Festival Melbourne". www.iffm.com.au. Retrieved 2018-07-19.

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