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Pradip Bhandari: A Prominent Film Figure of Garhwal-Kumaun, Uttarakhand

Pradip Bhandari: A Prominent Film Personality of Garhwal-Kumaun, Uttarakhand
Review of Development of Garhwali-Kumauni (Uttarakhandi) Films -12
Bhishma Kukreti

[Notes on works of prominent film figure-personality; works of prominent Garhwali film figure-personality; works of prominent Kumauni film figure -personality -; works of prominent Uttarakhandi film figure-personality; works of prominent Mid Himalayan film figure-personality; works of prominent Himalayan regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent North Indian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent Indian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent South Asian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent Asian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent Oriental regional language film figure-personality]

Pradip Bhandari is one of the prominent figures of Hilliyood filmdom (Garhwali-Kumauni –Uttarakhandi film industry). Five VCD films and three documentary films are in his credit as film director. Garhwali film director Pradip is of opinion that Garhwali-Kumauni films require those stories –script writers accelerating films who know the tact of popular films.
Born on 3/8/1971 in Ringoli, Lotsu, Tihri Garhwal, Pradip Bhandari has interest in folk culture and folk dramas. Pradip is also a journalist. Pradip Bhandari edits and publishes a monthly Garhwali-Kumauni film magazine ‘Hillywood’ from Mussoorie. Pradip is also distributors for local language prerecorded VCDs.
Pradip Bhandari wrote and directed following VCD films:
‘Kaika Ban’ (2004) is one of the hit films of Garhwali and Kumauni languages.
‘Jiya ki Ladi ‘(2007) takes the subject of woman struggle and her sacrifice.
‘Aj aur Abhi do’ (2008) is based on Uttarakhand movement.
‘Bhagat Ghandyal’ (2010) is based on the subject of Ghandyal deity.
‘Dhakkam Dhakka’ is a commedy VCD film.
Pradip also wrote and directed three tourist and religious places based documentary VCD films. ‘Mai Mussoorie ‘was appraised by audience and critics too.
Pradip Bhandari is busy in preparation of upcoming film based on the subject of corruption in rural Uttarakhand. Bhandari is also chairperson of Uttarakhand Film, Television and Radio Association.
[Based on telephonic talk with film writer, film and documentary director Pradip Bhandari- 09358103727
hillywood@rediffmail.com]
Reference: Bhishma Kukreti, 2013, उत्तराखंडी फिल्मों का संक्षिप्त इतिहास

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Notes on works of prominent film figure-personality; works of prominent Garhwali film figure-personality; works of prominent Kumauni film figure -personality -; works of prominent Uttarakhandi film figure-personality; works of prominent Mid Himalayan film figure-personality; works of prominent Himalayan regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent North Indian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent Indian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent South Asian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent Asian regional language film figure-personality; works of prominent Oriental regional language film figure-personality to be continued…

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