Filmpuls with Paramvir Singh on 19th July 2019

As a child Paramvir Singh spent entire summer holidays amongst comic books which inspired him to make his own comic books and super heroes. In 1996, his creative and visual arts skills landed him a job in Advertising, in the same office where India’s legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray used to work. But the lure of the moving image made him take a break from work in 2002 to study Cinema at the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, which has produced some of India’s finest film makers (Santosh Sivan, Bhansali, Vidu Vinod Chopra, Raj Kumar Hirani etc) , actors (Nasiruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Om Puri, Rajkumar Rao, to name a few)  and script writers. His greatly experimental Cinematography on his diploma film ‘Parsiwada Tarapore, Present Day’ won him the President Of India’s National Award for Best Cinematography in 2005. Paramvir went on to shoot a big-budget Bollywood movie ‘EMI, Liya Hai To Chukana Padega’ and an indie film ‘Hulla’, which is often listed as one of the greatest and underrated movies in Bollywood. Paramvir also shot many schedules of the feature length documentary ‘Leaving Home, The Life and Music of Indian Ocean’, a film on the iconic Indian music band ‘Leaving Home’. This film won the President’s National Award for ‘Best Film in Art And Culture’. Thereafter Paramvir went on to shoot many TV commercials, short films, music videos and documentaries, co-founding one of India’s top TV Commercial Production Company in 2010.

Filmography

  • Bachelor Girls (2016)
  • Baavra Mann (2013)
  • Linger (2010)
  • EMI: Liya Hai to Chukana Padega (2008)
  • Hulla (2008)
  • Overnight (2007)