I am Manmohan Malik, other wise known as the technical arm of many production houses. A very senior member of film and Television fraternity, began my early dayafter a successful stint at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
All India Radio
I joined All India Radio, Delhi station as a production assistant and rose to the position of programming head in even time. My association with the cult figures like F.C.Mathur, Kumud Nagar, Chiranjit and S.S.S.Thakur gave me the experience and knowledge a few in the business of broadcasting possess.
Written and produced about 50 t0 75 radio plays and features.
I then joined Doordarshan, the only Television network in the country and produced many current affairs programmes and documentaries on various topics. I was associated with News department of Doordarshan.
I initiated "ZARA SOUCHIYE", a thought provoking civic senses special that yielded 97% of viewer ship.
By now a veteran with the television media, I staked my claims to similar successes in the glamour world of cinema.
Directed a commercial programme on television was a chat show “RANGOLI” for Doordarshan.Ahemadabad and directed 40 episodes of "KAHAN SE KAHAN" for Zee Cinema
.Documentries &Educational Films
I have directed some very useful educational films and well researched documentaries.
\Saka Jin Kiya
Produced and directed a documentary for Delhi and Jalandhar Doordarshan in the year 1975. "Saka Jin kiya" ( In Punjabi & Hindi ) It was a tribute to Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib
They are born to be free
Directed one hour documentary dealt with a noble cause prevention of cruelty towards birds and animals. It also featured the first Birds Hospital in India .
A Date with Destiny
This educational film dealt with the deadly disease “Tuberculosis.
A documentary which was a salute to essential services, A service which man needs in this modern age. It included round the clock working of Postal services, Radio stations, Police, Dairy, Water and Electric supply departments etc.
Venus Arts has to its credit two soap operas. I directed their two soaps operas.
A 52 episode soap, A story of human conflict, emotions and revenge. It had Sudha Chandran, Girija Shanker, Ragini and Anant Mahadevan
This was a fiction account of a film actress, who has left no stone unturned to achieve stardom and her goal to be on the top of the world. A story which touches the most dark side of the glamorous world of films.
Apart from television, documentaries and educational films I have successfully completed ad-film assignments.
With a penchant for quality and a stickler for perfection, I joined the ranks of non other than Marshall Williams as a chief assistant in the formers "PRIMATE "(for C.B.S.. US). Numerous offers followed suit, but the crowing glory came with Sir Richard Attenborough’s "GANDHI". My association with likes of Chetan Anand, Basu Bhattacharya, Vinod Dewan, Papu Verma culminated into a technical perfect personality and directorial debut.
As Screenpaly Writer
R.P.Enterprises "KYA HOTA HAI PYAAR", Starring Jeet Upendra Rahil
Shiv Kala Niketan "ANYAI KA ANJAM" Starring Sumeet Saigal, Jainendra,
Surya Enterprises "Diler" Hemant Birje , Sapna Raza Murad.
As Chief Assistant Director
Modern Pictures "SHAANDAR" Starring Mithun Chakarvarty, Meenakshi Sheshadri ,Mandakni, Juhi Chawla, Sumeet Saigal, Kader Khan. Tanuja, Jagdeep, & Danny Denzongpa.
Pawan Kumar's " DHRAMYUDH" starring Sunil Dutta, Shatrughan Sinha, Kimi Katkar, Aditya Pancholi & pran
Chaudhry Enterprises "LAWAARIS" Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Rakhi & Amjad Khan
Basu Bhattacharya's " AVISHKAR" Starring Rajesh Khanna & Sharmila Tagore.
Jain Brothers "CHANDAN BALA
Surya Enterprises "DILER"
S.V.Arts " VIJAY SAGAR"
Kabira Films " MAHABALI" cast: Mithun Dimple Kapadia
Private Television Channels
In the year 1995, this was the time when multi national companies with billions of dollars budget came in with the private television network. The skies were infested with the television signals, I joined a private television channel as Controller of programmes with "A.I.N"(Asian Independent Network }. During my tenure I was looking after the programming. Planning, Production directing in house serials and other programmes.
With this my knowledge of Satellite technology and its working only grew in stature. Not to lag behind in my direction abilities, I continued to direct films and serials. Films aren’t just an area where I have excelled in. Interspersed in my glorious career.
A technical genius when it comes to emphasizing production values, immaculate planning and execution. 35 years of manifold and varied experience, with my unabating missionary zeal.with my true dedication and devotion to my profession I stand to ensure success to any project associated with, because , when it comes to technical brilliance and confidence, there is no substitute for excellence. And excellence is one quality that simply cannot be nurtured over night.
Name: Manmohan Malik
Lives in: Mumbai, India