Kamal Swaroop

Kamal Swaroop

India

Biography

Famously banned and a formal experimenter, Kamal Swaroop is a film, television and radio director and screenwriter. He assisted director Richard Attenborough in the filming of GHANDI (1982). His first film OM-DARBA-DAR (1988) termed as an unusual piece of art; a bizarre piece of artistic oddity is now considered a cult classic. The film was a major attraction in the festival circuit and premiered at the Berlin FF but never got a theatrical release in India. The restored version of OM-DARBA-DAR was released on 17 January, 2014. Swaroop won the National Award winner for the Best Non Feature Film for RANGBHOOMI in 2014. The film premiered at Rome FF (2013). His next documentary BATTLE OF BANARAS was selected for Cinéma du Réel in 2016.

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