‘VARTAK NAGAR’ – the upcoming film starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Raghu Ram was screened as the opening film at JIFF (Jharkhand International Film Festival), 2019 and film has won 3 prestigious awards at the festival. The film has won Best Motivational Film, Best Director and Best Editor awards at the festival. The awards were presented by Hon. Minister of sports and culture for Jharkhand Government Amar Kumar Bauri and Arbaaz Khan.
The film, directed by Atul Taishete and produced by Amit Agarwal, is a story of four kids and their friendship against the backdrop of the Bombay Mills strike that took place in the 1980s.
VARTAK NAGAR is ready for release and is on festival rounds at the moment. Already screened at CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL (San Jose, California, USA) and KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Kolkata, India).
Amit Agarwal started Adarsh Telemedia in 2005 in Kolkata and from a film post-production studio in Kolkata, he ventured into film production. Beginning with Bengali Film ASTRA in 2012, Amit graduated to Bollywood when he initiated as producer the Hindi film M.S. DHONI – THE UNTOLD STORY. Later he produced the film SIMRAN starring Kangana Ranaut which was released in 2017.
He is also the Producer of Hindi Film RAAHGIR being directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker GOUTAM GHOSE. RAAHGIR was entirely shot in Jharkhand (Ranchi surroundings and Netarhat). The film would travel to various film festivals across the globe and thereafter would have its theatrical release. He is also working as the Director of AJOOBA, an animation film in Hindi which has Gulshan Grover, Tisca Chopra and Mukesh Khanna as the lead voice cast.
Amit Agarwal feels that Jharkhand has immense scope of development in this segment. It has very talented artistes and technicians who just need little motivation and support to showcase themselves. Amit also feels that Jharkhand has beautiful natural locations which are very rare and filmmakers around the world should be made aware of this. He is very thankful to Jharkhand Film Development Corporation for coming up with the idea of Subsidy Policy which according to him is one of the biggest opportunities for all genres of filmmakers. He is also very thankful to JIFF – Jharkhand International Film Festival for starting an event of such a scale, where filmmakers, both national and international are participating to screen their films.