Category Archives: MTV

THE MTV FILMS PROJECT #SIXFILMS #PRODUCED #MTVINDIA

At MTV, I produced six one-hour films for a project called MTV Films, which I was leading under Bhavya Nidhi Sharma. The films were in association with some of the best directors in the country – Abhinay Deo, Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu, Nikhil Advani, Rohan Sippy & Shoojit Sircar. All the six films are on YouTube and can be seen below.

You can read more about the films here: http://www.mtvindia.com/films/

PROMO

1. Real FM
Director: Akarsh Khurana
Producer: Anurag Basu, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nikhil Taneja
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3661992/

2. Shaadi Vaadi & All That
Director: Kaashvi Nair
Producer: Nikhil Advani, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nikhil Taneja
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4081994/

3. The Girl in Me
Director: Gul Dharmani
Producer: Abhinay Deo, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nikhil Taneja
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4075486/

4. Stupid Cupid
Director: Reshu Nath
Producer: Shoojit Sircar, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nikhil Taneja
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4536060/

5. Picture Perfect
Director: Neerav Ghosh
Producer: Rohan Sippy, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nikhil Taneja
IMDB: None yet

6. Trippin’ Goa
Director: DP Singh
Producer: Anurag Kashyap, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nikhil Taneja
IMDB: None Yet
[Note: The film below is a mercilessly cut-down version of the original 70 minute film. Will upload the link of the 70-minuter as soon as it is available]

What did you think of the films? Leave your comments below!🙂

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TV SHOW: MTV TRAFFIC #CREATIVEPRODUCED #MTVINDIA

At MTV, I creative produced a thriller, episodic TV series called MTV Traffic, in association with international non-profit organisation MTV EXIT, that helps spread awareness against human trafficking. The five-episode series was done in association with Anurag Kashyap, who also hosted the show.

MTV Traffic won an award for the Best Social Service Programme at the 2014 Indian Television Awards 🙂

PROMO

Episode 1 – Annie
Directed by: Amor Aditya
Produced by: Anurag Kashyap, Faisal Malik, Kumud Shahi Malik, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nirmala Nair
Creative Producer: Nikhil Taneja

Episode 2 – Harimati
Directed by: Amor Aditya
Produced by: Anurag Kashyap, Faisal Malik, Kumud Shahi Malik, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nirmala Nair
Creative Producer: Nikhil Taneja

Episode 3 – Namita
Directed by: Amor Aditya
Produced by: Anurag Kashyap, Faisal Malik, Kumud Shahi Malik, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nirmala Nair
Creative Producer: Nikhil Taneja

Episode 4 – Prabhudev
Directed by: Amore Aditya
Produced by: Anurag Kashyap, Faisal Malik, Kumud Shahi Malik, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nirmala Nair
Creative Producer: Nikhil Taneja

Episode 5 – Saloni
Directed by: Amore Aditya
Produced by: Anurag Kashyap, Faisal Malik, Kumud Shahi Malik, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nirmala Nair
Creative Producer: Nikhil Taneja

MTV TRAFFIC Music Video
Directed by: Anwar Sayeed
Written by: Piyush Mishra
Composed by: Hitesh Sonik
Produced by: Anurag Kashyap, Faisal Malik, Kumud Shahi Malik, Bhavya Nidhi Sharma, Nirmala Nair
Creative Producer: Nikhil Taneja

What did you think of the series? Leave your comments below!🙂

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Anurag Kashyap’s 10 Commandments of No-Budget Filmmaking #Directed #Webseries #MTV

At MTV India, I produced an directed a very short web-series – Masterclass: The 10 Commandments of No-Budget Filmmaking by Anurag Kashyap; an Online Cinema Workshop – to promote Anurag Kashyap’s film, That Girl in Yellow Boots. I was in charge of the digital promotions of the film and this web-series was one of the various digital activities we did to market it online.

My work on the digital promotions of That Girl in Yellow Boots got me an award for The Best Entertainment Website (Silver) at the Indian Digital Media Awards 2012. 

Here are the videos:
Produced and Directed by: Nikhil Taneja

Promo/Making Of The Video



Commandment #1 – Do No-Budget Writing

Commandment #2 – With Limited Budget, Comes Limitless Scope

Commandment #3 – Keep An Eye for Detail

Commandment #4 – Take or Leave Free Advice

Commandment #5 – Use Friends with Benefits

Commandment #6 – Get Busy when Others are Free

Commandment #7 – Spam Everyone

Commandment #8 – Just Shoot, Don’t Talk

Commandment #9 – First Comes Story, then Bullshit

Commandment #10 – Feast on Fests

What did you think of the series? Leave your comments below!🙂

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Gyaan Do Promo #Acting #TVC #MTVIndia

So I acted in a TVC for Kamasutra Deos at MTV. I have nothing further to say. The ad is below:

What did you think of the TVC? Leave your comments below!🙂

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TV SERIES: MTV REALITY STARS #Created #Written #ExecProduced #MTVIndia

In March, 2013, I created, wrote and exec. produced a 12-part fiction TV series called MTV Reality Stars for MTV India. It was the first-ever show I had written; in fact, it was the first-ever anything I had created/written/produced/worked on in general. I wrote it when I was 24 and well, it shows.

Not at all a great (or even good, probably) show, I’m still super proud of it as it was my first foray into the world of TV and films, and no matter how it turned out, it led to bigger and better things, and was the most exhilarating experience of my life. I had never been more passionate about anything else before this show. There were many things that went wrong with it and it was supposed to be and meant to be something else entirely, but it’s still my baby and I’ll always look back at it fondly (although warning: it may be pretty unwatchable to you :p)

MTV Reality Stars
Created by: Nikhil Taneja
Directed by: Gaurav Khindaria
Produced by: Bhavya Nidhi Sharma
Written by: Nikhil Taneja & Adhir Bhat
Starring: Gurpreet Saini, Nikhil Sabharwal, Rajeev Verma and Simer Motiani
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3005872/

The MAKING OF: https://vid.me/oAF2
(This is probably my favourite video of the entire show – and yes, that includes all the episodes :p)

PROMOS

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

What did you think of the series? By any stroke of luck, did you like it? Even if you didn’t (and you probably didn’t), leave your comments below anyway! 🙂

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