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Tirlok Malik (CEO of Apple Productions and founder of www.nritvfilmclub.com) is a New York Emmy Award nominated filmmaker. Apple Productions has produced many films since 1990 starting with its first pioneer film about Indian Americans, "Lonely in America.” The film was shown in 74 countries and as well as on HBO and participated in 37 film festivals, winning many Awards. He continues to make films about Indian American experiences in America. And now he has launched www.nritvfilmclub.com website which is a very mini mini Netflix streaming of Indian American movies.
Malik’s work as an actor and a filmmaker has been acclaimed in the international and national media, including The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Entertainment, and others. He also received the Pride of India Gold Medal for his work as a filmmaker from the Indian Ambassador of the USA. In August 2007, Tirlok Malik was presented with the New York Citizens’ Award from the New York Mayor’s Office. In 2014, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer presented him a citation for his work as a filmmaker and a restaurateur and declared November 1, 2014 as Tirlok Malik appreciation day.
He has worked with some big names in Indian Film Industry.
His company has line produced (USA FILMING).
Some of the films starring India Supar Star Rajanikanth, (Shivaji) Kamal Hassan, Surya, Sanjay Dutt, Mamoothy, Sunny Deol,Kangana Ranut,manisha Koriala,Mithun Chakravarty,Anupam kher and many more.
As an actor, he has worked in many television series, and films. He has also done over 200 performances in New York theaters. He has acted in many Ads including Campbell Soup, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, PBS Channel 13, Microsoft, Air India, Nokia, etc.
Tirlok Malik is also a restaurateur, entrepreneur and a speaker. And he currently lives in New York.
As an actor
|1982||Dard Ka Rishta||Dr. Khan|
|1990||Lonely in America||Max|
|1997||Drown Soda||The Father|
|2000||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar||Lala Lajpatrai|
|2001||American Desi||Mr. Saeed|
|2001||The Favor||Vendor||aka "Mission" - Japan (English title) (festival title)|
|2001||Lajja||Trilok Mallik||aka "The Shame" - India (English title) (literal title)|
|2001||The Relay||Employee||TV Episode|
|2001||Third Watch||Employee||1 episode|
|2002||People I Know||Cab Driver|
|2002||Gay||Wiry Guy||TV episode|
|2002||The Job||Wiry Guy||1 episode|
|2002||Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar||Dr. Hemang Patel||"My Heart Keeps Repeating" - International (English title)|
|2003||Magic Magic 3D||Krishna||Malayalam Film. Dubbed into Tamil & Hindi, with the Hindi dub being titled as Chota Jadugar (Little Magician)|
|2005||True Crime: New York City||VG|
|2005||Saving Face||Patel||TV episode|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Patel||aka "Law & Order: CI" - USA (promotional abbreviation)|
|2006||Quarter Life Crisis||Mr. Hauser|
|2006||Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||Suspected Killer||aka "Hunt and Play" - International (English title) (informal literal title) ... aka "Hunting Game" - Europe (English title)|
|2007||Ta Ra Rum Pum||Restaurant owner|
|2007||Sivaji||Friend of Sivaji||aka "Sivaji: The Boss" - India (English title) (long title)|
|2008||When Kiran Met Karen||Cab Driver|
|2008||A Jersey Christmas||Mahan|
|2009||The Day the Bread Turned Green||Indian Baker|
|2009||Anandha Thandavam||Hindu Priest|
|2014||On Golden Years||Vijay|
|2015||15 August 1947||Host|
As a producer and filmmaker
|1990||Lonely in America||producer||shown in 74 countries, 37 film festivals, and HBO. cameo by Spike Lee. Directed by Barry Alexander Brown (Academy Awards nominee)|
|2000||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar||line producer: USA||Starring Mammootty, directed by Jabbar Patel, produced by NFDC and government of India|
|2003||Chota Jadugar||co-producer||... aka "Magic Magic 3D" - India (English title), India (Malayalam title)... aka "Little Magician" - India (English title)... aka "Small Magician" - India (English title)|
|2003||Arya||producer||Directed by Manan Katohora|
|2006||Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||line producer: USA||... aka "Hunt and Play" - International (English title) (informal literal title)... aka "Hunting Game" - Europe (English title) starring Kamal Haasan, Directed by Gautham Menon,|
|2007||Sivaji||line producer: USA||... aka "Sivaji: The Boss" - India (English title) (long title) starring Rajinikanth. Directed by S. Shankar|
|2008||Mehbooba||line producer: USA||Starring Sanjay Dutt, Manish Koirala. Directed by Afzal Khan|
|2008||Vaaranam Aayiram||line producer: USA||Starring Suriya, Simran, Ramya. Directed by Gautham Menon|
|2009||Anandha Thandavam||line producer: USA||Produced by Ascar Films. Directed by A.R. Gandhi Krishna.|
|2011||I love New Year||line producer:
|produced by T-Series, starring Kangana Ranaut, Sunny Deol. Directed by Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru|
|2014||Purani Jeans||line producer:
|produced by Eros Internationals|
|2014||On Golden Years||co-producer||produced by Golden Movies|
As a director
|2014||On Golden Years||writer, director|
|2015||15 August 1947||writer, director|
As a TV show producer
|Namaste – I Love Making Films in New York! for Thirteen/WNET||TV Show Producer||Emmy Award Nominee for show about Indian film-makers in the U.S. Aired on PBS.|
|NRI TV/Film Awards Show||TV Show Producer||Aired on TV-Asia|
|How to Flirt, Date and Meet your Mate||TV Show Producer||Based on Susan Rabin’s best-selling book|
|India at 50: A View from the NRIs of America||TV Show Producer||About Non Resident Indians living outside India. Aired on Doordarshan (Indian National TV)|
|Who Will Walk With Me?||TV Show Producer|
|U.S. Immigration: Green Card||TV Show Producer|
|15 August 1947||TV Show
Host and Producer
|Co-produced with and Aired on Jus Punjabi TV (USA, Canada)|
- Emmy for Indian?. The Hindu. 29 May 2007.