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Ram Madhvani

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Name  Ram Madhvani
Role  Film director
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Movies  Neerja, Taare Zameen, Let's Talk
Similar  Amole Gupte, Neerja Bhanot, Darsheel Safary, Prasoon Joshi, Aamir Khan

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Ram Madhvani is an Indian film director from Mumbai best known for directing several award-winning commercials in India. With over 20 years of experience in the profession Ram Madhvani has worked with every important advertising agency in the country to become one of India’s most respected filmmakers. In recognition of his talent and for his contributions to advertising Ram has been honoured with the Teachers Achievement Award (2004–2005).


In 2006 he won a bronze and a silver lion at Cannes for the Happydent White commercial. The film also won him Best Director, Best Film and Best Production Design at the Asia Pacific awards.

In 2007 he was chosen amongst the top 10 Directors in the Asia Pacific region and was ranked number 11 in the most awarded Directors by the Gunn report.

Two commercials (Happydent and LMN) that Ram directed were among the Top 20 of the last twenty years in the Shots magazine which had the Best of Asia Pacific, the same issue featured the Hippo commercial that he directed.

In 2011 Ram was President of the Jury for Film Craft at Adfest Bangkok.

Ram has also made his mark as a director outside of advertising. His debut feature film Let’s Talk premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. It then went on to win the Screen “Best Actor” award and “Best Debut Director” at the Srinivas Gollapudi National Awards.

Ram’s documentary, Everlasting Light, showcased Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan, at the Lincoln Center in New York. Richard Pena, Director of the Lincoln Center, wrote: “It is rare that a film on an artist is itself a work of art.”

In 2007, Aamir Khan asked Ram to direct the “Bheja kum” song for his film Taare Zameen Par.

In 2011, an advertisement he directed for Hippo Baked Munchies won a Silver for best Direction in the Film Craft awards at Adfest Bangkok.


As Director

  • Let's Talk (2002)
  • Neerja Bhanot (2015)
  • References

    Ram Madhvani Wikipedia