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Shiladitya Bora

Distributor, Director

last update 2018-02-14
AlumBerlin 2015

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Film producer, marketeer and distributor Shiladitya Bora has launched his own media company Platoon One Films headquartered in Mumbai. Backed by over a decade of solid industry experience and an undying passion for the movies, Shiladitya is now spearheading Platoon One Films Private Ltd aiming to provide a class act in film production, marketing, distribution & syndication. The freshly minted boutique studio already has an impressive slate lined up for this . Their projects include Hindi Romance drama feature, ‘Yours Truly’, directed by celebrated Indian filmmaker Sanjoy Nag (writer-director of ‘Memories in March’ - New Currents section, Busan International Film Festival). The film currently in Post-Production stage will see Soni Razdan, who has been directed by her husband Mahesh Bhatt in cult Hindi films like Saraansh, appear on screen with him for the first time in their illustrious careers. Razdan, who is also the mother of Bollywood darling Alia Bhatt, plays the protagonist Mithi Kumar in a superb ensemble cast along with Aahana Kumra (Lipstick Under My Burkha), Pankaj Tripathi (Newton, Bareilly ki Barfi),and Mahesh Bhatt in a special appearance. Bora plans to build Platoon One Films into a self-sustaining studio and take the core vision of championing original content to the next level. The vision is to curate engaging stories which will appeal to audiences across the board, to the masses as well as the cinephiles." Bora had earlier conceptualised and successfully run the country's leading indie release banner PVR Director's Rare, during his stint with the PVR Group, India’s largest cinema company. In the last few years, he has been instrumental in the theatrical release and distribution of more than 90 independent films. Soon after being selected for the prestigious Berlinale Talents programme in 2015, Bora joined the award-winning studio Drishyam Films as CEO and released their critically acclaimed films such as Masaan, Dhanak and Waiting, as well as serving as an associate producer on Newton, India’s official entry to the Academy Awards 2018