One night, a boy collecting cicadas in the forest disappears. There is a rumour that the village is being stalked at night by child kidnappers…
Aditya Grover is a film producer hailing from central India. Originally a Practising Chartered Accountant by profession since 2009, he worked as a successful entrepreneur in the field of finance, taxation and corporate merger transactions, with a clientele spread all across central and northern parts of India. He is also a successful film critic, writing independent movie reviews under his self-coined brand “It’s My Opinion” since the year 2011, with nearly 800,000 people across India and abroad following his reviews.
In 2018, taking another step forward towards fulfilling his creative journey in films, along with his partner Harsh Agarwal he started the film-production company Uncombed Buddha, with a goal to collaborate with and support talented filmmakers across small Indian towns to help create powerful motion pictures and bring them to as wide an audience as possible. He takes pride in the fact that his production company Uncombed Buddha has been successful in producing six films made by lesser-known gifted filmmakers from small Indian towns, taking them to the biggest film festivals across Asia, Europe and America.
He has also been involved in social-uplifting work, through the charitable organisation Jabalpur Round Table, where he and his team have been raising funds to build modern classrooms and other facilities in small schools run for the education of underprivileged children in underdeveloped parts of Central India.
Apart from the above, his love for travel led him to set up the travel-consultancy firm GroTrips, providing luxury travel solutions to his clients.
Donning various hats – accountant, film producer, film critic, poet, globetrotter and philanthropist – he has been successful in every field he’s ventured into, due to his sheer pursuit of smart work that maximises output through minimal efforts. His extensive experience in various fields helps him contribute multi-dimensionally to cinema.
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