Rahul Rawail, son of eminent filmmaker H.S.Rawail, was born in Mumbai on 7th April, 1953. He is a graduate of St.Xaviers College, Mumbai.


Alongwith his college education, he worked as an Assistant Director, with Shri. Raj Kapoor, at the R.K.Studios, assisting him on MERA NAAM JOKER and BOBBY. At R.K.Studios, he also assisted Shri. Randhir Kapoor on KAL AAJ AUR KAL and DHARAM KARAM. 


After his stint as an assistant director, he branched out on his own and established himself as one of the most prominent filmmakers in the Indian Film Industry. He also produced some films, and was actively involved, along with his friends, Rishi Kapoor and Naresh Malhotra (of Prime Focus) in setting-up the first Digital Audio Studio in Mumbai.


Rahul Rawail has also been the director who has launched Kumar Gaurav, Vijeta Pandit, Sunny Deol, Amrita Singh, Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Kajol, Kamal Sadanah, Aishwariya Rai and John Abraham, having directed all their debut films.


He was the member of the Jury for the selection of INDIAN Film for the Oscars in 2015, and also on Jury duty, as chairman, for the selection of films at Panorama Of Indian Cinema at the IFFI 2017, and Chairman of Western Panel for the National Film Awards Currently, apart from conducting Master Classes, Panel Discussions, Guest Faculty etc., all over the country, he is writing a book ‘Raj Kapoor, through the eyes of his closest aide’.

Goutam Ghose (born 1950) is one of the most acclaimed film-makers of India, and the director of such masterpieces as Paar, Patang, Padma Nadir Majhi and Moner Manush. He is the recipient of 16 National Awards and many international awards, including the prestigious Vittorio Di Sica Award. He has made a number of documentaries, including Meeting A Milestone, on Ustaad Bismillah Khan; Ray; and Impermanence, on the Dalai Lama.

Twelve times National Award winner Jahnu Barua is a well-known filmmaker from India who has made 15 feature films so far. His films have won over 20 international awards including Silver Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival.

Hailing from Assam, Jahnu made 13 of his films in his native language Assamese which brought Assamese cinema and culture to the national and international map. Jahnu's first film in Hindi is Maine Gandhi ko Nahi Mara (I did not kill Gandhi) that has been critically acclaimed worldwide. He has just completed shooting of an Assemese film "Broken Window" in 2017, which is in post production and is Priyanka Chopra’s debut film as Producer.

He is working on a major English project titled "Homing Pigeons" set in UK and Assam. Another international film in development is "Unread Pages" which has been announced already.

Graduated in Film Direction from Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) Jahnu is a Board member of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India, Calcutta. He also teaches cinema as guest professor in these two prestigious National film Institutions, whenever he can spare time. He was jury member to many International Film Festivals and headed a few of them.

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