Murali Nair is a multi award winning Director and Producer. His films are characterised by surreal, often social  and political story lines, his own unique way of looking at the world and cast consisting of mostly ordinary people.  His career began as an assistant director in the mainstream Bollywood industry. His first short film won a National Award from the President of India. He broke into International scene with his third short film in 1996, A long journey, at Cannes 1996. Three years later, his first feature film Throne of Death won him the coveted Camera D’Or. He is fondly called the 'Golden child of Cannes' by French critics.

 

Murali’s films have garnered huge critical success. He has received many industry awards and nominations, including Cannes, BAFTA nomination and City of Venice awards. He has been a member of Jury in many festivals around the world. His passion for training young people in film making is very well known.

 

 

Film

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Film

Throne of Death | 1999

Official Selection, Cannes​     

A dog's day | 2001 

Official selection, Cannes

A story that begins at the end | 2004

Official selection, Cannes 

Unni | 2006

India-France co production

Virgin Goat | 2010 

India-France co production

Summer Holidays | 2014

CFSI production

Television

Five TV, UK | My Story | 1999

26 x 10 min

Five TV, UK | First Taste | 1999

13 x 28 min

Five TV, UK | Miracles of Faith | 2000

10 x  28 min

Five TV, UK | First Kiss | 2003

13 x 28 min

Five TV, UK | Different Life 1 | 2004

13 x 23 min

Five TV, UK | Different Life 2 | 2005

13 x 23 min

Five TV, UK | Different Life 3 | 2006

13 x 23 min

Five TV, UK | Working to live | 2007

One x 30 min

BBC | My Life_Looking after Mum | 2016

One x 26 min

BBC | My Life_Adopted from China | 2018

One x 26 min

Training &
Workshops

University of Columbia, New York | Arab and South Asian Films  | Master Class

British Foreign Office | BACTRIA, Dushanbe,Tajikistan | Mentored 20 participants for ten days

Creative Skillset, London | SPOTLIGHT, Pitching for Childrens Television

Asian Film Academy | Busan International Film Festival | Mentored 25 participants for one month​

Quotes

"a Director who believes in energy of laughter"  Liberation

"touching, dry, devastating humour" The New York Times 

"lyrical portrayal of simple lives in a surreal world" Le Monde

2010 - present
2010 - present

© 2018, Murali Nair
 

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