Rahoul Daswani is a filmmaker and editor born and raised in Mumbai, India.
Upon graduating in History and Political Science from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. In 2007, he began his journey without a film school degree in Mumbai’s thriving film industry, finding odd jobs on Commercials and TV shows.
His short film, The Four Wheeler (2010) bagged him a job at one of India's top production houses, Vinod Chopra Films, where he directed, edited & shot the behind-the-scenes of Rajesh Mapuskar's Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012) and Rajkumar Hirani's PK (2014).
He also worked on the Indian shooting schedules of International projects as a production personnel. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), Life of Pi (2012), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), LION (2016), Silicon Valley (2016), Viceroy’s House (2017), Hotel Mumbai (2018) and Love Sonia (2018).
In Nov 2016, Rahoul traveled along with little star Sunny Pawar as his mentor and interpreter for the press tour of LION (2016) in USA. On Jan 16th 2017 they were invited to The White House in Washington DC where they met President Obama.
Rahoul is currently lives in Mumbai.
To Remember Me By
Film (short) by Sagittarian Film Studios/Rahoul Daswani (Drama, Family and Short) Writer I Editor I Producer I Director Young Anand Sehgal returns home to India after his graduation ceremony in USA. A bit lost and unsure of his environment he receives a loving welcome gift from his grandmother, a box of precious knick-knacks from his childhood. Anand finds a rush of memories tumbling in his mind. Things that enable him to reconnect with his past. Fogged out from a temporal and geographical distance. In a clutter of memorabilia, he discovers an 8mm film camera, lying unused since his parents' death. With the possibility of discovering footage in the jammed camera, he goes on a hunt to find someone who would salvage the film. The hunt is fructified when he reaches a century-old studio located in the heritage precincts of old British Bombay now Mumbai. However, the octogenarian studio owner and Anand share something in common. Written by Anonymous
Film by Tabrez Noorani (Drama) Key Production Personnel Inspired by real life events, Love Sonia is the story of a young girl's journey through the world of International sex trafficking.
Film by Anthony Maras (Crime, Drama, Thriller and History) Second Unit Incharge Hotel Mumbai tells the astonishing true story of the victims and survivors of the devastating attacks on Mumbai in 2008. A story which fearlessly tackles the defining global issues of our time. A story about ordinary people. Real people. People of all races, all colours, all creeds, binding together in a gruelling fight for survival. A story that celebrates humanity's highest ideals - compassion, courage, resilience and an unwavering desire to live. Written by Pamela Godfrey/Unit Publicist
Film by Gurinder Chhadha (Drama, History and Biography) Production Coordinator (Mumbai) New Dehli in March 1947. The huge and stately Viceroy's Palace is like a beehive. Its five hundred employees are busy preparing the coming of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who has just been appointed new (and last) viceroy of India by prime minister Clement Attlee. Mountbatten, whose difficult task consists in overseeing the transition of British India to independence, arrives at the Palace, accompanied by his Edwina, his liberal-minded wife and by his eighteen-year-old daughter Pamela. Meanwhile, in the staff quarters, a love story is born between Jeet, a Hindu, and Aalia, a Muslim beauty. Things will prove difficult - not to say very difficult - both on the geopolitical and personal level. Written by Guy Bellinger
Film by Garth Davis (Drama and Biography) Production Coordinator (Mumbai) In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Television (Comedy) Production Assistant (Mumbai) In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s. Written by Home Box Office
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Film by John Madden (Comedy and Drama) Production Assistant (Mumbai) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As ... Written by Fox Searchlight
Film by Rajkumar Hirani (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance and 1 More) Director I Editor I Camera: Behind The Scenes P. K. is a comedy of ideas about a stranger in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for generations, are forced to reappraise their world when they see it from PK's innocent eyes. In the process PK makes loyal friends and powerful foes. Mends broken lives and angers the establishment. P. K.'s childlike curiosity transforms into a spiritual odyssey for him and millions of others. The film is an ambitious and uniquely original exploration of complex philosophies. It is also a simple and humane tale of love, laughter and letting-go. Finally, it is a moving saga about a friendship between strangers from worlds apart. Written by Abhijat Joshi
Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Film by Rajesh Mapuskar (Comedy, Drama, Family and Sport) Director I Editor I Camera: Behind The Scenes How the pursuit of an Indian cricket legend's Ferrari makes a young boy's dreams of playing cricket at Lords a reality.
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Life of Pi
Film by Ang Lee (Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Production Assistant (Mumbai) In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Film (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Production Assistant (Mumbai) In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe damage to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. Written by shreesha bhat
The Inheritance of Light: Jehangir Sabavala
Film (Documentary, Biography and Short) Creative Director I Editor Art is a medium of expression, expression is an image of your feelings and feelings are the emotions that lie deep within our hearts. All of the above can be seen, felt and touched in the works of a man who created his world out of hundreds of different colors. Veteran painter Jehangir Sabavala. This grandson of great philanthropist Sir Cawasjee Jehangir, has painted more then 220 pictures, exhibited in cities like London, Paris and New York. Caverns Measureless to Man, The Radiant Cloud, Icarus and The Predator are some of his indisputable classics. Elegant, sensitive, bright and extremely pure. And to prove it, he has an experience of more than 60 years as a globally renowned artist. Today at 88, he continues to wave those strokes of bright colors and combination's, thinking there is still an expression, hidden somewhere deep within his conscience which is eager to come out. Author and biographer Ranjit Hoskote talks to the eminent artist and his wife in "The Inheritance of Light: ... Written by Rahoul Daswani
The Four Wheeler
Film by Rahoul Daswani (Drama, Biography and Short) Writer I Editor I Producer I Director A look at life through the eyes of an inanimate object, a car. And to truly appreciate his aspirations, requires the intervention of something indestructible, like the ground beneath our feet, an M.G. Road. Our existence comes into a sharp perspective, when the walker, and the walked upon, come together. Written by Anonymous
Film by Vipul Amrutlal Shah (Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Third Assistant Director After witnessing nothing but acrimony between his bickering Mumbai-based parents, Kishen and Mala Chopra, Bunty refuses to marry his girlfriend, Tanya Gonsalves. He is then introduced to her eccentric grandfather, Professor Anthony Gonsalves, and finds that the latter has invented a time-travel machine. Bunty travels back in time - specifically Holi 1975 - when Mumbai was called Bombay and gets to meet his parents when they were younger. He is shocked to find his buck-toothed wimpy father, and his mother - a goon-like tomboy. Amidst the terror of Raman Raghav, the impending Emergency of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, banning of multinationals - including Coca Cola - and the Charisma of superstar Rajesh Khanna - he sets about to try and set things right between not only his bickering parents but also his feuding grandparents. He will soon find out that his mother has another admirer - who will not leave any stone unturned to marry her. Written by rAjOo (email@example.com)
The Cheetah Girls: One World
TV Movie (Comedy, Drama, Family and Musical) Set Production Assistant In this "trequel" to The Cheetah Girls, Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again? This film stars the basic cast from The Cheetah Girls 2, excluding Raven-Symone's character Galleria Garibaldi. Written by fmmini
Escape to Victory: The Making of Malhar
Film (Documentary and Reality-TV) Editor Escape to Victory follows the journey of a group of students, who prepare to enter one of India's most prestigious and highly competitive inter-collegiate festivals called Malhar. This festival was initiated by St.Xavier's College, Mumbai in 1978, to provide a platform for students from across the country to showcase their talents in several art forms. The event takes place annually in the month of August. That's when you have the monsoons in India. Hence, the name "Malhar" which in Hindi means rain. For five consecutive years, Jai Hind College were the proud champions of Malhar. But lost miserably in 2005, which left the students devastated. And then came the year 2006. It was now that the students had to strive to regain their lost honor. To prove the true spirit of their institution. Their motto, 'I Will And I Can'. This film shares the experience of what the students went through on achieving something that was nothing short of an impossible dream. Written by Rahoul Daswani