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Directorial Debut: Kids Read Sexist Comments #DontGrowUp #BigShorts #IndiaToday #YFilms

As the Head of Development of Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, my core job is developing films, web series and TVCs and then creative producing them and releasing them too. It’s an end-to-end job from idea to development to production to promotion and release.

I have creative produced four webseries for Y-Films so far: Man’s World, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Room and Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. I’ve also creative produced the inception and music videos of India’s first transgender band, The 6-Pack Band and creative executive produced the film, Bank Chor, on which I did the marketing.

Recently, I directed a short film for India Today produced by Y-Films on a subject close to my hearts: Don’t Label. Check it out below 🙂

BIG SHORT: KIDS READ SEXIST COMMENTS #DONTGROWUP

SYNOPSIS:
Y-Films, the team that loves pushing big boundaries, be it for the cause of gender equality (Man’s World), transgender equality (the Cannes’ Lion Grand Prix winner 6-Pack Band), feminism (Ladies Room), sex education (Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa), or, umm, weddings (Bang Baaja Baaraat), makes a li’l film that’ll pull your heartstrings.

What happens when kids are asked their views on sexist things adults say? In an adult world, where labels matter more than people; that judges and discriminates on the basis of gender.. can kids save the day?

The short film, produced by Y-Films for India Today, was launched at the recent India Today Women’s Summit under the #BigShorts umbrella. It is part of a series of commissioned ‘big short’ videos with some of the best filmmakers of the country including Imtiaz Ali, Meghna Gulzar, Hansal Mehta, Rohan Sippy and Pradeep Sarkar last year besides Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ram Madhvani, Nandita Das and Sudhir Mishra this year.

CREDITS:
Directed by: Nikhil Taneja
Produced by: Ashish Patil
DOP: Sakshi Gurnani
Creative Exec. Producer: Raunaq Bajaj
Executive Producer: Mohit Kilam
Music & Sound: Kingshuk Chakravarty
Line Production: Taxi Films
Editor: Dorin Mehta
Post Production Supervisor: Kashish Arora
GFX: Pankaj Parmar
Assistant Director: Iresh Gupta

Featuring the awesome (in order of appearance): Vivaan Lahiri, Joanne Chang, Mandhir Singh Machre, Saashi Kumar, Khyati Pareek, Sharvil Deshmukh, Sonam Shakya, Kabir Sajid Shaikh, Soham Jadhav, Mishti Khona, Aashi Yadav, Avinash Balakrishnan, Sharvari Kashid, Satveek Das, Tirth Joisher, Prithviraj Sarnaik, Khush Rathod, Aryan Dasar, Jasleen Singh, Charvi Shah, Geet Jain, Harsh Maru, Vionee Shah and Jinay Shah.

Hi-fives to: The Wonderful Parents, Shanoo Sharma, The Salaam Bombay Foundation, Shirin Shaikh, Mehuli Lahiri and Ambika Singh.

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Darr 2.0 #WRITER #ASSOCIATEPRODUCER #YFILMS #WEBSERIES

As the Head of Development of Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, my core job is developing films, web series and TVCs and then creative producing them and releasing them too. It’s an end-to-end job from idea to development to production to promotion and release.

I have creative produced four webseries for Y-Films so far: Man’s World, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Room and Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. I’ve also creative produced the inception and music videos of India’s first transgender band, The 6-Pack Band. I am now writing the next Y-Films series, Darr 2.0, the official reboot of YRF’s iconic Shah Rukh Khan film, Darr.

SERIES: Darr 2.0
Synopsis: Darr 2.0 will feature the characters of Rahul, Kiran and Sunil from the original but in an entirely new milieu, weaved in a modern, original tale of obsession and fear in the age of cyber stalking and digital crimes. The series holds a mirror to the perilous environment of online privacy invasion and social media harassment that can take a dangerous and disturbing turn, if unchecked.
Directed By: Vikas Chandra
Produced By: Ashish Patil
Story: Nikhil Taneja
Screenplay & Dialogues: Nikhil Taneja & Shubham Yogi
Associate Producer: Nikhil Taneja
[Full Credit List on YouTube.com/YFilms]

OFFICIAL TRAILER:

 

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Note: This trailer first appeared on the Y-Films YouTube channel on August 30, 2016.
Link Of Full Series: https://goo.gl/JHCE6p
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SEX CHAT WITH PAPPU AND PAPA #YFILMS #ASSOCIATEPRODUCER #WEBSERIES

As the Head of Development of Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, my core job is developing films, web series and TVCs and then creative producing them and releasing them too. It’s an end-to-end job from idea to development to production to promotion and release.

I have creative produced four webseries for Y-Films so far: Man’s World, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Room and Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. I’ve also creative produced the inception and music videos of India’s first transgender band, The 6-Pack Band. I am now writing the next Y-Films series, Darr 2.0, the official reboot of YRF’s iconic Shah Rukh Khan film, Darr.

SERIES: Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa
Synopsis: Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa is a 5-part series that attempts to demystify sex and themes around sex including masturbation, pregnancy, condoms, periods and homosexuality in a simple, clean, honest and fun manner.
Directed By: Ashish Patil
Produced By: Ashish Patil
Story Developed By: Anand Tiwari & Amritpal Bindra
Written By: Gopal Dutt & Devang Kakkad
Associate Producer: Nikhil Taneja
[Full Credit List on YouTube.com/YFilms]

OFFICIAL TRAILER:

FULL SERIES:

SELECTED PRAISE FOR SEX CHAT WITH PAPPU AND PAPA:
Scroll: Sex Chat WITH Pappu and Papa is the conversation starter we badly needed
Rediff: Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa is a cool concept
YouthKiAwaaz: A Hilarious Web Series that’s uncomplicating sex myths for kids like a boss!

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Note: This series first appeared on the Y-Films YouTube channel on July 20, 2016.
Link Of Full Series: https://goo.gl/jD3w3S
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LADIES ROOM #YFILMS #ASSOCIATEPRODUCER #WEBSERIES

As the Head of Development of Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, my core job is developing films, web series and TVCs and then creative producing them and releasing them too. It’s an end-to-end job from idea to development to production to promotion and release.

I have creative produced four webseries for Y-Films so far: Man’s World, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Room and Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. I’ve also creative produced the inception and music videos of India’s first transgender band, The 6-Pack Band. I am now writing the next Y-Films series, Darr 2.0, the official reboot of YRF’s iconic Shah Rukh Khan film, Darr.

SERIES: Ladies Room
Synopsis: Ladies Room is a story of two besties and the mental adventures they go through in six different loos over the six-episode series. It is a show about modern young ‘girl bros’ struggling to grow up even as they grow old. These girls are mad, bad and completely unapologetic about it!
Directed By: Ashima Chibber
Produced By: Ashish Patil
Written By: Neha Kaul Mehra & Ratnabali Bhattacharjee
Associate Producer: Nikhil Taneja
[Full Credit List on YouTube.com/YFilms]

OFFICIAL TRAILER:

FULL SERIES:


SELECTED PRAISE FOR LADIES ROOM:
Firstpost: Ladies Room is a refreshingly real show about women, starring women
LiveMint: Ladies Room ends up doing more for gender equality than most films
Film Companion: Ladies Room is the kind of quirky comedy you’ll find from Tina Fey
Hauterfly: Six Reasons why Ladies Room is our favourite new show!
Bollywood Life: Ladies Room is quirky and should not be missed!
Mashable: A New Wave of Indian Web Series is Narrating Women’s Stories with Refreshing Honesty
AVClub: Mashable looks at women-centric web series from India

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Liked/disliked the series? Leave your comments below!
Note: This series first appeared on the Y-Films YouTube channel on May 31, 2016.
Link Of Full Series: https://goo.gl/0WtZBw
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BANG BAAJA BAARAAT #YFILMS #ASSOCIATEPRODUCER #WEBSERIES

As the Head of Development of Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, my core job is developing films, web series and TVCs and then creative producing them and releasing them too. It’s an end-to-end job from idea to development to production to promotion and release.

I have creative produced four webseries for Y-Films so far: Man’s World, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Room and Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. I’ve also creative produced the inception and music videos of India’s first transgender band, The 6-Pack Band. I am now writing the next Y-Films series, Darr 2.0, the official reboot of YRF’s iconic Shah Rukh Khan film, Darr.

SERIES: Bang Baaja Baaraat

Synopsis: Pawan and Shahana have planned a romantic destination wedding for themselves and have invited their parents for blessings. When the two families meet each other for the first time, sparks fly.. in all the wrong directions! Bang Baaja Baaraat is the story of two crazy families and one mental wedding.
Directed By: Anand Tiwari
Produced By: Ashish Patil
Written By: Anand Tiwari, Amritpal Bindra & Sumeet Vyas
Associate Producer: Nikhil Taneja
[Full Credit List on YouTube.com/YFilms]

OFFICIAL TRAILER:

ALL EPISODES:


SELECTED PRAISE FOR BANG BAAJA BAARAAT:
Firstpost: Bang Baaja Baaraat can give rom-coms a run for their money
Vagabomb: Bang Baaja Baaraat is witty, honest and refreshing!

 

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Note: This series first appeared on the Y-Films YouTube channel on November 4, 2016.
Link Of Full Series: https://goo.gl/rB3h6W
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The 6-Pack Band #ASSOCIATEPRODUCER #YFILMS #MUSIC

As the Head of Development of Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, my core job is developing films, web series and TVCs and then creative producing them and releasing them too. It’s an end-to-end job from idea to development to production to promotion and release.

I have creative produced four webseries for Y-Films so far: Man’s World, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Room and Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. I’ve also creative produced the inception and music videos of India’s first transgender band, The 6-Pack Band. I am now writing the next Y-Films series, Darr 2.0, the official reboot of YRF’s iconic Shah Rukh Khan film, Darr.

PROJECT: BROOKE BOND RED LABEL 6-PACK BAND
About: The 6 Pack Band comprises six transgender singers hailing from India’s ‘Hijra’ community. It’s an initiative created and driven by Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, to help further the cause of gender equality in India. Brooke Bond Red Label has always been about brewing togetherness. True to this spirit, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band celebrates togetherness by depicting a more welcoming world.
Conceived By: Ashish Patil
Produced By: Ashish Patil
Curated By: Shameer Tandon
Music Composed By: Shameer Tandon
Associate Producer: Nikhil Taneja
[Full Credit List on YouTube.com/YFilms]

ALL SONGS:


SELECTED AWARDS:
Winner, Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion Award at the Cannes Lions, 2016
Honorary Awardee, Webby Awards, 2016


NOTE:
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Note: The first single of the band premiered on the Y-Films YouTube channel on Jan 6, 2016.
Link Of Full Series: https://goo.gl/tS6hK9
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MAN’S WORLD #YFILMS #ASSOCIATEPRODUCER #WEBSERIES

As the Head of Development of Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, my core job is developing films, web series and TVCs and then creative producing them and releasing them too. It’s an end-to-end job from idea to development to production to promotion and release.

I have creative produced four webseries for Y-Films so far: Man’s World, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Room and Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. I’ve also creative produced the inception and music videos of India’s first transgender band, The 6-Pack Band. I am now writing the next Y-Films series, Darr 2.0, the official reboot of YRF’s iconic Shah Rukh Khan film, Darr.

SERIES: Man’s World

Synopsis: Kiran believes the world is really unfair to men. Fed up, he prays for the world to flip and for men and women to interchange places. As they say, be careful what you wish for…
Written & Directed By: Vikram Gupta
Produced by: Ashish Patil
Associate Producer: Nikhil Taneja
[Full Credit List on YouTube.com/YFilms]

NOTE: This series was presented by United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

OFFICIAL TRAILER:

ALL EPISODES:

COMPANION EPISODES: LIVING IN A MAN’S WORLD

Synopsis: Is it easy to be a woman in a man’s world? What is the reason behind gender inequality in India? Some of India’s best-known celebrities discuss.


SELECTED PRAISE FOR MAN’S WORLD:
Mashable: Man’s World explains why we need feminism
ScoopWhoop: Man’s World is Hilarious Spot On About Gender Inequality
Pinkvilla: Y-Films Man’s World is the world we want to live in!
Vagabomb: Man’s World is an honest attempt about opening the forum for gender debates
Indian Express: Man’s World premieres with a bang!
Deccan Chornicle: Man’s World is Spot On About Gender Inequality

NOTE: SUBSCRIBE to Y-Films on YouTube for more awesome series: www.youtube.com/yfilms.

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Liked/disliked the series? Leave your comments below!
Note: This series first appeared on the Y-Films YouTube channel on September 29, 2015
Link: https://goo.gl/7rLXjF
Picture courtesy: Google. None of the pictures are owned by the author all rights belong to the original owner(s) and photographer(s).
© Copyright belongs to the author, Nikhil Taneja. The article may not be reproduced without permission. A link to the URL, instead, would be appreciated.