Devashish Makhija is a filmmaker, artist, writer and poet whose first foray into cinema was as researcher and assistant on Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday. He has written numerous screenplays, notably Doga that was also directed by Kashyap. He has had solo art shows, written bestselling children’s books When Ali became Bajrangbali and Why Paploo was perplexed, a Harper-Collins collection of short stories Forgetting and the forthcoming book of poems Disengaged. He also wrote the short story By Two for the omnibus novel Mumbai Noir that is being adapted into a feature length film to be directed by Makhika next year. He has written and directed the multiple award winning short films including Taandav, El’ayichi, And then they came for me, Don’t cry for Rahim LeCock and Absent. He moved into feature films by writing and directing Ajji in 2017 and Bhonsle in 2019 for which he received an APSA nomination.

Accolades

Devashish Makhija and Abhayanand Singh and Shabana Raza Bajpayee and Sandiip Kapur and Piiyush Singh and Saurabh Gupta
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

Bhonsle

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

Bhonsle

In tumultuous Mumbai, at a time when scheming Maharashtrian politicians use violence to rid the state of North-Indian migrants, a soft-spoken and terminally-ill retired police…

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Films

Bhonsle
2018

Bhonsle

India
2018

Bhonsle

Winner: Best Performance by an Actor | 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2019 In tumultuous Mumbai, at a time when scheming Maharashtrian politicians use violence…

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