Director Biography – Vikas Chandra (MAYA)

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Vikas was born in Patna, studied in Delhi and is now working in Mumbai, India as a screenwriter & Director. His latest venture is the Amazon Prime show CHACHA VIDHAYAK HAIN HUMARE, an 8 part dramedy, written by Zakir Khan. Upcoming projects include DARR 2.0, a reboot of the YRF hit as a mini series.
He is a Mumbai Mantra Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab Fellow (2012) with a political thriller set in 1976 Delhi. Was also a Finalist at Film London’s feature film scheme, Microwave International: Shakespeare India, with an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. (2015)
Was Associate Creative Producer & Script Supervisor on Dibakar Banerjee’s DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY, a neo-noir set in 1940s Calcutta.
Wrote, produced & directed the unique collaborative short film PROJECT 11. The film was shot in 11 cities with 11 co-directors. Premiered at Puchon Fantastic Film Festival 2012 in South Korea.
Was named as one of the Top 50 young filmmakers in India at the 1st Indian edition of Berlinale Talent Campus in 2001. Directed a slew of TVCs & shorts. Written for UTV Bindass, Bloomberg, SABTV, Cartoon Network & Star India.

Director Statement

As you cross the age of 30, one of the first realisations that hits home – is the fact about your parents – that they are not going to be around forever. But since you have not touched 40 yet, you try to deny that fact, and fight with yourself to keep that sinking feeling away. This story emerged as the necessity to confront my own fears – about loss and the need to cope with it.


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