Hindi Film Industry the world of glamour and famine is also full of struggle of the thousands who dream to be a part of this world, only a few find success.
Some of the stans soaring high in this industry are from Uttarakahnd. One of these is the famous journalist and freedom fighter Bhairav Dutta Dhulia’s grandson Tigmanshu Dhulia. Tigmanshu’s and maiden movie Haasil has already won recognition reward everywhere.
Interviewer: Did you expect to win so many rewards for your very first movie?
Dhulia: No, I did not expect so much recognition, but I knew that whatever I had done was good. I had faith in it.
I: What is your opinion on a new state called Uttarakhand being created?
D: I am happy, but also apprehensive. As it’s a new state altogether, people have to be sure of not being led astray. We have to make sure there are neither conflicts because of communalism and casteism nor does the reins of the state fall wrong hands.
I: what do you like best about Uttarakhand?
D: this is a very difficult question, as I like everything about it. We can’t devastate anything. But ya, I like it’s earth and the culture which is fall of love about all, I love it’s people, as they are full of honesty, patriotism and simplicity.
I: what is your opinion on the movies of Uttarakhand?
D: I saw a Garhwali movie called “JAGWAL” which had a nice concept, but it lacked experience, along with other things. There are also hindi movies dubbed into Garhwali so I feel that the industry there should be developed coming out with atleast 2-3 movies every year. I would be extremely happy if some day Uttarakhandi movies represent Indian cinema on as international platform.
I: what impresses you most about the famous journalist and freedom fighter Bhairav dutt Dhulia?
D: he was a great man and I have learnt a lot from him. Never to fear struggle is one thingthat I have learnt from him. He saw a lot of hardships in his life, but he never backed out, nor did he ever compromise. If he wanted, he could have earned a lot of money by siding with a few people, but he always wanted fame. I have always been impressed with this ideology of his and I try to follow it thus I try not to do anything bad, though there to a lot of negative ways to cash money.
I: what do you think about using Uttarakhand as a location in movies?
D: Uttarakhand envelops within itself a lot of beauty, which makes our existence and identity. The hills, lakes, rivers, greenery and the snow in winters here add to its beauty.
I: How do you feel when your movies are shown in Uttarakhand?
D: I am overjoyed, especially when the people of my land praise my work.
I: its has become a tradition to change names when people enter the film industry. Why didn’t you ever to choose to do the same?
D: I can never think about it, let alone doing it. A lot of astrologers have told me that if I remove ‘Dhulia’ from my name, my fame will increase but I never bothered.
I: any Uttarakhandi song that you like?
D: Vedupako Baromasa and Dhibra herchi geni Mera.
I:favourite Uttarakhandi food?
D: Bhang Ki Chatni & Chensu
I: if given an opportunity what would you like to do about Uttarakhand?
D: I don’t need an opportunity. I just do things, and I show it when they are done the first thing if want to do is to make a movies for Uttarakhand I want to do something on an international level, so that Indians as well as whole world reaches it’s beauty. I am trying my best to do this. The fact that a major past of the Indian army belongs to Uttarakhand makes me happy. I am proud of the Garhwal rifle, himalaya is our we have to make sure of its safety all my regards to my brothers in the Indian army.
I: any upcoming films?
D: yes, Raagdesh
I: any message for Uttarakhandi people?
D: work with dedication and honesty, and never fear struggle. Try and establish the name o Uttarakhand not only nationally, but also internationally. Do try and develop the state but don’t harm the beauty of the place by getting more factories in the beauty of the place should not be destroyed because of factories. This beauty forms our existence. I: would you like to enter politics?
D: yes of course.
3.7.1967 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Graduated from the Allahabad University 1986 Post Graduate Diploma from The National School of Drama (New Delhi)1986-1989
Specialized in Acting:
Acted in the following plays:
“Hamlet” with John Rattalick. “The Cherry Orchad” directed by John Clark of (Australia). Also did intensive acting Workshop’s on “Noh Theatre” and “Meyer holds Theatre”
Directed numerous plays,the main one being Bertol Brecht’s “Informer”, Alexander Vampilow “The Elder Son”, Athall Fugard’s “The Island”
Film and Television Institute of India July 1989
Did a Film Appreciation Course at the Film Institute (Poona)
SARDAR PATEL : Feature Film 1989/1990
Worked as an Assistant Art Director on the Feature Film “Sardar Patel” Directed by Ketan Mehta
CHANNEL FOUR: ELECTRIC MOON 1990-1991
Worked on the film “Electric Moon” a feature film For Channel Four Television. Was Chief Assistant To the Director – Pradip Kishen. The Script was by Arundhati Roy.DUSHMANI:
Hindi Feature Film Assisted Shekhar Kapur on the Hindi Feature film “Dushmani”
BANDIT QUEEN :
A Channel Four Production: June 1992 to March 1993 Film on the life of Phoolan Devi: Directed by Shekhar Kapur.
Was the casting Director of the film. Was also chief assistant to Shekhar Kapur. Worked on the film from the scripting to the Final Post Production Stage. CHANNEL FOUR TELEVISION
Krishna’s Dream – 6 Part TV Serial 1991/1992
Wrote and Directed a Six Part TV Serial Called “Krishna’s Dream” for Channel Four Television.
HUM BAMBAI NAHIN JAYENGE
Serial for TVI (Business India Television) Aug 1994/1995
Produced/ Written and Directed the Serial.
The storyline deals with life at Drama School. A Production for Business India TV.
The serial was nominated for the “Best Script”and “Best Serial” for the ONIDA PINNACLE AWARDS for Television 1995
Serial for Zee Television March 1997 to September 1998
Have written and Directed the Serial.
STAR TV: SERIAL : RAJDHANI
Directed a 13 part serial For STAR TV.
STAR TV :STAR BESTSELLERS
Written and directed 5 STAR BESTSELLERS 45 Minute short films(fiction) for STAR TV.
“EK SHYAM KI MULAKAT”
“HUM SAATH SAATH MAIN KYA”
“ BHORON NE KHILAYA PHOOL”
STIFF UPPER LIP: A Peter Ustinov Film April/May 1996
Was the Indian Casting Director for the Film which Was directed Gary Signour,starring Peter Ustinov This was partly shot in Ootacamund.
BOMBAY BLUE: 6 Part Serial for Channel Four Television.
Sept 1996/May 1997
Was the Casting Director on this whole serial
SUCH A LONG JOURNEY: Feature film in English. Oct 1997/Jan 1998
An Indo- Canadian Production. The Indian Counterparts being “ United Studios Limited”
Was the Indian Casting Director for the Film
A Casting And Production Company to handle both Indian and International casting for Film, Television and Advertising. The Network spans all over the country as wll as a Production House.
BBC WORLD:FILM INDIA
Produced a 13 part series of Film Reviews/Interviews for BBC World.
THE WARRIOR a film By ASIF KAPADIA.A French /Film Four Production Casted for Asif Kapadia’s film “THE WARRIOR”
Which won the Sutherland Trophy for the most original first film at the London Film Festival. It has been England’s official entry for OSCARS for the year 2003.
TA RA RUM PUM PUM :
A film by Shekhar Kapur: Jan /June 1996
Have wriiten the Script/Screenplay for the film Which is still to be made.
TERE MERE SAPNE:
A Feature film by ABCL Rewrote the Dialouges and Screnplay for the film
DIL SE :
A film By Mani Ratnam This is Mani Ratnam’s first Hindi Film. Was the Dialouge Writer of the film.
FEATURE FILM:SCRIPT WRITING
“BAS ITNA SA KHWAB HE”:
Rose Movies Wrote the dialogues for the above mentioned film Starring Abhishek Bachchan ,Sushmita Sen
. HAASIL: FEATURE FILM in Hindi
A KARMA NETWORK & ZEE TELEFILMS Production.
Executive Produced, Directed and Written
My first Feature film in Hindi which has been produced by Vijay Jindal of KARMA NETWORK & Co-produced by ZEE TELEFILMS. The film released on June 2003.
CHARAS: FEATURE FILM in Hindi
A MEDIATRACK PRODUCTION Slated for Release in April 2004.