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Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAanand L. Rai
Written by
Produced by
Starring
Narrated bySadia Khateeb
CinematographyK. U. Mohanan
Edited byHemal Kothari
Music byIshaan Chhabra
Production
companies
Distributed byZee Studios
Release date
  • 11 August 2022 (2022-08-11)
Running time
108 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget₹70 crore[2]
Box officeest. ₹62.62 crore[3]

Raksha Bandhan (transl. The bond of protection) is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language family comedy-drama film directed by Aanand L. Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon.[4] It stars Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth and Deepika Khanna.[5][6]

The film was theatrically released on 11 August 2022, coinciding with Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day.[7][8] It received mixed reviews from critics and was a commercial failure.

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Hindi

Hindi

Hindi, or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in the Hindi Belt region encompassing parts of northern, central, eastern, and western India. Hindi has been described as a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language, which itself is based primarily on the Khariboli dialect of Delhi and neighbouring areas of North India. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with English. It is an official language in 9 states and 3 union territories and an additional official language in 3 other states. Hindi is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India.

Aanand L. Rai

Aanand L. Rai

Aanand L. Rai is a Hindi film director and producer known for romantic-comedy movies Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Raanjhanaa (2013), Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015), Zero (2018) and Raksha Bandhan (2022).

Himanshu Sharma

Himanshu Sharma

Himanshu Sharma is an Indian film writer and producer who works in Hindi cinema. He is most well known as the writer of the Tanu Weds Manu series and Raanjhanaa (2013), all of which were considered highly successful domestically. His screenwriting for the films was generally received with praise.

Kanika Dhillon

Kanika Dhillon

Kanika Dhillon is an Indian author and screenwriter. As an author, she has released three novels, Bombay Duck is a Fish (2011), a satire on the Indian film industry, the young adult superhero novel Shiva and the Rise of the Shadows (2013), and the drama The Dance of Durga (2016). Dhillon has written the screenplay for the Bollywood superhero film Ra.One (2011), the Telugu–Tamil bilingual comedy Size Zero (2015), and the romantic drama Manmarziyaan (2018)

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born naturalised Canadian actor and film producer who works in Hindi cinema. In over 30 years of acting, Kumar has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He received the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, from the Government of India in 2009. Kumar is one of the most prolific actors in Indian cinema. Forbes included Kumar in their lists of both highest-paid celebrities and highest-paid actors in the world from 2015 to 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, he was the only Indian on both lists.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. After working as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films for six years, she made her film debut as an overweight bride in the company's romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Sadia Khateeb

Sadia Khateeb

Sadia Khateeb is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. She made her acting debut with Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film Shikara (2020) for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. Khateeb has since starred in Raksha Bandhan (2022).

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a popular and traditionally Hindu annual rite or ceremony that is central to a festival of the same name celebrated in the Indian Subcontinent. It is also celebrated in other parts of the world significantly influenced by Hindu culture. On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman or amulet called the Rakhi around the wrists of their brothers. They symbolically protect them, receive a gift in return, and traditionally invest the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care.

Independence Day (India)

Independence Day (India)

Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a public holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the provisions of the Indian Independence Act, which transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly, came into effect. India retained King George VI as head of state until its transition to a republic, when the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 and replaced the dominion prefix, Dominion of India, with the enactment of the sovereign law Constitution of India. India attained independence following the independence movement noted for largely non-violent resistance and civil disobedience.

Plot

Lala Kedarnath is the eldest and only brother of four sisters named Gayatri, Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati, runs a chaat(an indian snack) shop named Premlata Chat Bhandar that was started by his grandfather. Lala promises his frail mother on her deathbed that he will only get married after he fulfills the responsibility of marrying his sisters into suitable homes first. Lala's relentless efforts of getting his sisters married while upholding his family values go in vain, as he faces hurdles to find suitable grooms due to Laxmi's dark skin, Durga's weight and Saraswati's masculine behaviour. At the same time, Lala's commitment to his sisters stands as a huge roadblock for his and his childhood love Sapna's relationship to take off.

Understanding the importance of Lala's vow, Sapna decides to wait till his goal is achieved. But her father Harishankar always nags her to get married. Sometime later, Lala manages to gather 18 lakh (US$23,000) for Gayatri's dowry. Gayatri gets married. After the marriage, it is revealed that Lala is not their real brother and that their mother adopted him long ago when his real mother died near temple. Lala arranges money for Durga and Laxmi's wedding by selling his one kidney, but things didn't go as planned when Gayatri commits suicide by drinking poison. Her husband and in-laws were asking for more dowry, She didn't say anything to Lala as she didn't want him to get more stressed. Lala realizes the curse of dowry system, and vows that he will make his other three sisters capable enough for their future so they can choose their own groom and marry without a dowry.

Lala breaks all ties with Sapna and asks her to marry the guy of her father's choice. On Sapna's wedding day, Harishankar realizes that she still is in love with Lala and asks her to break the alliance. Sapna breaks the marriage and decides to wait for Lala. 12 years later, Laxmi marries Swapnil, with whom Sapna was getting married but he falls for Laxmi after she broke the engagement. Durga completes her graduation and becomes a lawyer, where she gets Gayathri's husband punished by sending him to prison on charges of dowry. Later she marries her classmate. Saraswati becomes a cop and marries her colleague. At last, Lala marries Sapna at the age of 60 after fulfilling his mother's wish.

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Dowry

Dowry

A dowry is a payment, such as property or money, paid by the bride's family to the groom or his family at the time of marriage. Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom, or his family, to the bride, or her family, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride, or her family, to the groom, or his family. Similarly, dower is the property settled on the bride herself, by the groom at the time of marriage, and which remains under her ownership and control.

Dowry system in India

Dowry system in India

The dowry system in India refers to the durable goods, cash, and real or movable property that the bride's family gives to the groom, his parents and his relatives as a condition of the marriage. Dowry is referred to dahez in Hindi and as jahez in Urdu.

Advocate

Advocate

An advocate is a professional in the field of law. Different countries' legal systems use the term with somewhat differing meanings. The broad equivalent in many English law–based jurisdictions could be a barrister or a solicitor. However, in Scottish, Manx, South African, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Polish, Israeli, South Asian and South American jurisdictions, "Advocate" indicates a lawyer of superior classification.

Police officer

Police officer

A police officer is a warranted law employee of a police force. In most countries, "police officer" is a generic term not specifying a particular rank. In some, the use of the rank "officer" is legally reserved for military personnel.

Cast

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Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born naturalised Canadian actor and film producer who works in Hindi cinema. In over 30 years of acting, Kumar has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He received the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, from the Government of India in 2009. Kumar is one of the most prolific actors in Indian cinema. Forbes included Kumar in their lists of both highest-paid celebrities and highest-paid actors in the world from 2015 to 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, he was the only Indian on both lists.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. After working as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films for six years, she made her film debut as an overweight bride in the company's romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Sadia Khateeb

Sadia Khateeb

Sadia Khateeb is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. She made her acting debut with Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film Shikara (2020) for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. Khateeb has since starred in Raksha Bandhan (2022).

Seema Pahwa

Seema Pahwa

Seema Bhargava Pahwa is an Indian actress known for her comedic characters in films and television. She rose to prominence for her role of Badki in the popular Doordarshan soap opera Hum Log (1984-1985). As a theatre actress, she worked with Delhi-based theatre group Sambhav, before moving to Mumbai in 1994 to work in films and continue her work in television and theatre. She has received several awards including two Filmfare Awards.

Neeraj Sood

Neeraj Sood

Neeraj Sood is an Indian actor who appears mostly in Bollywood films and serials on National Television. He is best known for his roles in films like Matrubhoomi, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Samay and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.

Sahil Mehta

Sahil Mehta

Sahil Mehta is an Indian television actor known for starring as Yuvraj Birla on Suhani Si Ek Ladki and last seen as Sameer Singh on Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki.

Abhilash Thapliyal

Abhilash Thapliyal

Abhilash Thapliyal is an Indian radio jockey, film actor and TV host. He has been associated with a few Indian and global radio stations, as well as a few television channels as a voice actor. After being a part of Red FM, Abhilash took a break as a Radio Jockey, and appeared in Aleya Sen Sharma's directorial debut film, Dil Juunglee, alongside Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem.

Manu Rishi

Manu Rishi

Manu Rishi Chadha is an Indian actor, lyricist, script and dialogue writer who works in Hindi films. Rishi is trained under theatre director Arvind Gaur for six years. He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award, 2009 for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! He also won the IIFA Best Dialogue award for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!.

Production

Development

The film was officially announced on 3 August 2020 to mark the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.[9] Akshay Kumar stated that it is the quickest film he has signed in his career, and dedicated the film to his sister Alka Hiranandani who also serves as co-producer.[10][11]Originally this film is scheduled to release on 13 December 2015.

Filming

Principal photography for the film commenced on 23 January 2013.[12][13] First schedule ended in July 2021 at Mumbai.[14] The film was wrapped up in Delhi on December 2014.[15][16]

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a popular and traditionally Hindu annual rite or ceremony that is central to a festival of the same name celebrated in the Indian Subcontinent. It is also celebrated in other parts of the world significantly influenced by Hindu culture. On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman or amulet called the Rakhi around the wrists of their brothers. They symbolically protect them, receive a gift in return, and traditionally invest the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born naturalised Canadian actor and film producer who works in Hindi cinema. In over 30 years of acting, Kumar has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He received the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, from the Government of India in 2009. Kumar is one of the most prolific actors in Indian cinema. Forbes included Kumar in their lists of both highest-paid celebrities and highest-paid actors in the world from 2015 to 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, he was the only Indian on both lists.

Principal photography

Principal photography

Principal photography is the phase of producing a film or television show in which the bulk of shooting takes place, as distinct from the phases of pre-production and post-production.

Mumbai

Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the de facto financial centre of India. According to the United Nations, as of 2018, Mumbai is the second-most populous city in India after Delhi and the eighth-most populous city in the world with a population of roughly 20 million. As per the Indian government population census of 2011, Mumbai was the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.5 million (1.25 crore) living under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Mumbai is the centre of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the sixth most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 23 million. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India.

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. Straddling the Yamuna river, primarily its western or right bank, Delhi shares borders with the state of Uttar Pradesh in the east and with the state of Haryana in the remaining directions. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, while the NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban agglomeration, which includes the satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida in an area known as the National Capital Region (NCR), has an estimated population of over 28 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in India and the second-largest in the world.

Music

The songs were composed by Himesh Reshammiya while Ishaan Chhabra composed the original background score. Irshad Kamil has written the lyrics.[18] The first song of the album "Tere Sath Hoon Main", sung by Nihal Tauro was released on 29 June 2022.[19] The second song "Kangan Ruby", sung by Reshammiya himself was released on 6 July 2022.[20] The third song titled "Done Kar Do", sung by Navraj Hans was released on 18 July 2022 and it was the first song from an Indian film to have an international release, being launched in the UK.[21] The fourth song "Dhaagon Se Baandhaa", sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh was released on 28 July 2022.[22]

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Tere Saath Hoon Main"Nihal Tauro5:45
2."Dhaagon Se Baandhaa"Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal4:45
3."Kangan Ruby"Himesh Reshammiya4:02
4."Done Kar Do"Navraj Hans, Jyotica Tangri3:48
5."Kangan Ruby" (House Mix)Himesh Reshammiya, Akasa Singh, Akshay The One4:33
6."Raksha Bandhan"Shreya Ghoshal4:43
7."Raksha Bandhan" (Reprise)Shreya Ghoshal, Stebin Ben5:27
8."Bidaai"Romy5:44
9."Bidaai" (Reprise)Nooran Sisters, Romy5:44
10."Tu Bichhde Toh"Nihal Tauro4:24
Total length:48:55

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Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian playback singer, music director, songwriter, film & music producer and actor in Hindi cinema. He started his career as music director in the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998 and made his acting debut with the film Aap Kaa Surroor in 2007.

Irshad Kamil

Irshad Kamil

Irshad Kamil is an Indian poet and lyricist. His songs appear in Bollywood films including Jab We Met, Chameli, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Aashiqui 2, Raanjhanaa, Highway, Tamasha, and Jab Harry Met Sejal.

Navraj Hans

Navraj Hans

Navraj Hans is an Indian singer, actor, entrepreneur, cricket player and performer. He is the son of Hans Raj Hans and son-in-law of Daler Mehndi.

Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian singer and television personality. One of the highest-paid and most well-established playback singers of Indian cinema, she has received four National Film Awards, four Kerala State Film Awards, two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, two BFJA Awards, seven Filmfare Awards and ten Filmfare Awards South. She has recorded songs for films and albums in various Indian languages and has established herself as one of the leading playback singers of Indian cinema.

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh is an Indian singer and music composer. He sings predominantly in Bengali and Hindi, but has also performed in various other Indian languages. He is the recipient of a National Award and six Filmfare Awards. He is often cited as one of the best singers in the Indian music industry, and has established a huge fan base throughout South Asia, predominantly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. He is also known as the "King of Playback Singing".

Jyotica Tangri

Jyotica Tangri

Jyotica Tangri is an Indian playback singer. She debuted with "Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahungi" in Half Girlfriend, her version was not included in the film, eventually Shraddha Kapoor's version became a hit. She has sung for films like Behen Hogi Teri (2017), Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (2017) and Fukrey Returns. She earned Zee Cine Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2018. She did her Punjabi debut with song Bajre Da Sitta.

Akasa Singh

Akasa Singh

Akasa Singh better known by her stage name AKASA is an Indian singer and performer. She is most known for her song Naagin with Aastha Gill. She debuted with Kheech Meri Photo from the 2016 Bollywood movie Sanam Teri Kasam. Starting her career through reality shows, she was signed to Sony Music India. Her debut pop single "Thug Ranjha" crossed 27M+ views in one month and became the most watched Indian video worldwide on YouTube.

Stebin Ben

Stebin Ben

Stebin Ben is an Indian playback singer and performer from Bhopal. He has given voice for films, Shimla Mirchi (2020), Hotel Mumbai (2019), TV series, Class of 2017 and Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan. He also sung singles, Rula Ke Gaya Ishq (2019) and Mera Mehboob (2019), released by Zee Music Company and Sony Music India.

Nooran Sisters

Nooran Sisters

The Nooran Sisters are Sultana Nooran and Jyoti Nooran who are a devotional Sufi singing duo from Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. Born to a family of Sufi musicians, they perform Sham Chaurasia gharana classical music. Their public recognition came in 2012 when they were featured with the song "Tung Tung" in MTV Sound Trippin of MTV India, which was adapted as a soundtrack in the 2015 Bollywood film Singh is Bling.

Marketing

The cast of Raksha Bandhan was on a promotional spree, visiting different cities across India, ahead of its release. The team, including Akshay Kumar, Aanand L Rai, Sadia Khateeb, Smrithi Srikanth, Sahejmeen Kaur and Deepika Khanna, visited Dubai, Pune and Indore and Hyderabad.[23] On 7 August 2022, the team of Raksha Bandhan film visited Hyderabad to attend a press conference at a multiplex. Akshay took his on-screen sisters to the famous MG Road at Durga Gold and Silver (Durga Jewellers),[24] for some pearl shopping and continued the tradition of gifting.[25]

Release

Theatrical

The film was theatrically released on 11 August 2022, coinciding with Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day.[7][26]

Home media

The digital streaming rights of the film were acquired by ZEE5. The film will digitally stream on ZEE5 from 5 October 2022.[27]

Reception

Box office

Raksha Bandhan earned 8.20 crores at the domestic box office on its opening day. On the second day, the film collected 6.40 crore. On the third day, the film collected 6.51 crore. On the fourth day, the film collected 7.05 crore taking a total domestic weekend collection to 28.16 crore.[3]

As of 8 September 2022, the film grossed 52.82 crore (US$6.6 million) in India and 8.76 crore (US$1.1 million) overseas, for a worldwide gross collection of 61.58 crore (US$7.7 million).[3]

Critical response

A critic for Bollywood Hungama rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "The Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan is a touching family saga, with a highly emotional second half that uplifts the film".[28] Aman Wadhwa of DNA India rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Akshay Kumar's heartfelt and earnest performance is the biggest strength of Raksha Bandhan".[29] Archika Khurana of The Times of India rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "This highly emotional drama doesn't fail to touch you, but it had the potential to be a far more entertaining watch".[30] Zinia Bandyopadhyay of News 18 rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "it is one of those films that you can watch with the entire family, as they come together for Raksha Bandhan. Moreover, it will make you laugh and cry in equal parts".[31] Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in rated the film 2 out of 5 stars and wrote "Raksha Bandhan harps away on the evils of the bride price practice before concluding that in an ideal world, women should be the ones demanding dowry".[32] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express rated the film 1.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Do the filmmakers truly believe that such low-rent family dramas, with their uneasy mix of humour and crassness".[33] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV rated the film 1 out of 5 stars and wrote "It is hard to believe that anybody would make a film such as this in 2022. The girls of Raksha Bandhan, like the film itself, are caught in a time warp".[34] Monika Rawal Kukreja of The Hindustan Times stated "Akshay Kumar's films delivers a strong message on dowry without trivialising the issue while managing to be an entertaining watch".[35]

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Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Hungama, previously known as IndiaFM, is a Bollywood entertainment website, owned by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, which acquired the website in 2000.

The Times of India

The Times of India

The Times of India, also known by its abbreviation TOI, is an Indian English-language daily newspaper and digital news media owned and managed by The Times Group. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world. It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India, and the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation, with its first edition published in 1838. It is nicknamed as "The Old Lady of Bori Bunder", and is an Indian "newspaper of record".

Scroll.in

Scroll.in

Scroll.in, simply referred to as Scroll, is an Indian digital news publication owned by the Scroll Media Incorporation. It publishes content in both Hindi and English languages. Founded in 2014, the website and its journalists have won several national and international awards including four Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards and the CPJ International Press Freedom Awards.

Shubhra Gupta

Shubhra Gupta

Shubhra Gupta is an Indian film critic, writer and columnist for The Indian Express from New Delhi, India. She received the Ramnath Goenka Award for Best Writing on Cinema in 2012. She was a member of the Central Board of Film Certification from 2012 to 2015. She is the author of 50 Films That Changed Bollywood, 1995-2015.

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

The Indian Express is an English-language Indian daily newspaper founded in 1932. It is published in Mumbai by the Indian Express Group. In 1999, eight years after the group's founder Ramnath Goenka's death in 1991, the group was split between the family members. The southern editions took the name The New Indian Express, while the northern editions, based in Mumbai, retained the original Indian Express name with "The" prefixed to the title.

Saibal Chatterjee

Saibal Chatterjee

Saibal Chatterjee is an Indian film critic, an author of a book on Gulzar, co-editor of a book on films; and a documentary scriptwriter. He was a columnist at BBC News, Business Standard, Hindustan Times and Financial Express. And a staff writer of The Telegraph, The Times of India, and Outlook; the editor of TV World; and a consultant to Zee Premiere. He presently reviews films for NDTV. He's a founder member of the Film Critics Circle of India (FCCI). He was a key member of the editorial board of Encyclopædia Britannica's Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. He has served on the team as well as jury of a variety of international film festivals. And is the festival director of the upcoming Pondicherry International Film Festival.

NDTV

NDTV

New Delhi Television Ltd is an Indian news media company focusing on broadcast and digital news publication. The company is considered to be a legacy brand that pioneered independent news broadcasting in India, and is credited for launching the first 24x7 news channel and the first lifestyle channel in the country. It owns and operates the broadcast news channels of NDTV India and NDTV 24x7. The two channels of the company have received 32 Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.

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