Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a prominent Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer, known for his profound contributions to Hindi cinema. He rose to prominence with the critically acclaimed Parinda in 1989, and since then, has delivered a string of cinematic gems, including 1942: A Love Story, Mission Kashmir, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (as writer-producer) and many others. His films seamlessly blend artistic integrity with commercial success, earning him widespread acclaim and numerous awards.
Chopra is known for his uncompromising vision and commitment to storytelling. His films often tackle complex social issues with sensitivity and nuance, earning him a reputation as one of India’s most influential filmmakers. Beyond his directorial prowess, Chopra is also a prolific producer, having collaborated with some of the finest talents in Indian cinema. He established Vinod Chopra Films in 1985, which has since produced an array of successful films across genres.

Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi, a celebrated Iranian filmmaker, is renowned for his emotionally charged dramas and intricate narratives. His films delve into the complexities of human relationships and societal norms within Iranian culture. Notable works like A Separation (2011) and The Salesman (2016) have earned him the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Through About Elly (2009) and The Past (2013), Farhadi explores themes of truth, deception, and consequences. His storytelling prowess and profound insights into the human condition have garnered global acclaim, establishing him as a master filmmaker.