Padma Shri and
Four time
national award winner
Stories worth telling About Madhur

Padma Shri Madhur Bhandarkar's fascination for cinema began when he was a kid. He wanted to be a part of them in some way or the other. At the age of 16 years, Bhandarkar ran a video cassette library in Khar (W), a suburb of Mumbai, India, and delivered cassettes door-to-door on a bicycle. This gave him access to a large collection of movies and he studied film-making through it.

In the late 90's after after working with many film-makers, he made his directorial debut with the movie Trishakti (1999), an out-and-out popcorn entertainer. After two years, he directed Chandni Bar (2001), starring critically acclaimed actress Tabu. The film was critically applauded and a major box-office success, which took Bhandarkar into the top league of filmmakers in Indian film industry. He received his first National Award for this film. And this was just the beginning!

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