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Moviemaker Or Messiah?

Manish Mundra is known for producing critically acclaimed films such as Masaan and Newton but not many know how he went all out to support people during the pandemic

Way back in 2013, Manish Mundra, the CEO of a Nigeria-based petrochemicals company, had responded to a tweet by actor-director Rajat Kapoor, offering to produce a movie based on his script—Ankhon Dekhi (2014)—just for a lark. Little did he know that in less than eight years, he would be hailed as one of the most promising filmmakers of Indian cinema with critically acclaimed movies such as Masaan (2015), Newton (2017) and Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2019) produced under the banner of his Drishyam Films. As of now, more than half a dozen other movies under his production are either awaiting release or are under various stages of production, including his directorial debut Siya.