Arvind Sastry

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Arvind Sastry is an Indian film director, screenwriter and an editor in Kannada cinema.[1]

He started his career with "Kahi (Bitter)", an independent Kannada movie which was released in November 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Arvind was born in Bengaluru district in Karnataka on 22nd May, 1990. He is an alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology (I&P Engineering). Then, he pursued his post-graduate studies in screenplay writing and film direction at Ramoji Academy of Film and Television, Hyderabad before making Kahi.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2016, Arvind stepped into Kannada film industry with the independent film, "Kahi". The film garnered rave reviews and went on to win the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Original Screenplay making Arvind the youngest ever recipient of the award. Kahi was one of the Kannada films to be streamed on Netflix.[3][4]

In 2017, Arvind started work on his second directorial venture, a film named Alidu Ulidavaru. The film's story was written by Sudheer Shanbogue while Arvind wrote the screenplay. The film had its theatrical release in December 2019. The film generated largely positive reviews and went on to complete 100 days of theatrical run.[5][6][7]

In November 2019, Arvind began work on his third film. The film is titled "Vaitarani" and stars Sathish Ninasam and Sharmiela Mandre in lead roles. The shooting for the film's first schedule took place in London. The rest of the film is set to be shot in Karnataka.[8] In June 2020, the film was renamed as "Dasara".[9]

Awards[edit]

Arvind Sastry won the award for the Best Original Screenplay at the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay for "Kahi".[10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Shahuraj Shinde returns to direction after eight years with Ashu Bedra-starrer Ranga Mandira- The New Indian Express". The New Indian Express. 11 September 2018.
  2. "Review: 'Kahi' weaves strong narratives into a surprisingly good ensemble film". The News Minute. 5 November 2016.
  3. "These Are The 9 Kannada Movies On Netflix You May Not Have An Idea About". Metrosaga. 2 November 2018.
  4. "Kahi: Too bitter to swallow". The Hindu. 5 November 2016.
  5. "Ashu Bedra, Atul Kulkarni and Sangeetha Bhat in Arvind Sastry's next - Times Of India". Times Of India. 4 May 2017.
  6. "Psycho thriller about ghost- Deccan Herald". Times of India. 4 May 2017.
  7. "Alidu Ulidavaru Movie Review : A psychological thriller with shades of horror". Times Of India. 6 December 2019.
  8. "Arvind Sastry ties the knot with girlfriend Akshara Bharadwaj - Times of India". Times Of India. 20 December 2019.
  9. "Sathish Ninasam and Sharmiela Mandre's next has a new title - Times of India". Times Of India. 20 June 2020.
  10. "Karnataka State Film Award Winners for 2016 - Times of India". Times Of India. 11 April 2017.
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