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SIXTH ANNUAL IAAC FILM FESTIVAL: NOV 1-5, 2006
 
CLOSING NIGHT FILM - BACKWATERS
 
  About Director
 
JAG MOHAN MUNDHRA'S BIOGRAPHY
Education:
  • PH.D in Marketing from Michigan State University
  • M.B.A. from Michigan State University
  • M.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University
  • B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T. Bombay


  • Academic Career:
    Professor at CSUN, LMU, and other educational institutions in Southern California from 1974-1979.

    Early Entrepreneurship:
    Founding partner of the first Indian newspaper in California, INDIA WEST. The first professional Indian movie theatre in LA called MERALTA, showing Hindi Movies in Culver City in 1975, the first Radio Program in LA on air called SAAZ AUR AWAAZ

    Movie Career:
    Since 1980, changed career to become a film maker both in LA and Bombay.

    Famous Films:

    In Hindi KAMLA and BAWANDAR (SANDSTORM); in English PROVOKED, BACKWATERS, NIGHT EYES, and IMPROPER CONDUCT.

    Awards :
    Released all over India on Dec7,2001, BAWANDAR (SANDSTORM) has won several international and national awards, including Best Picture in following film-festivals:
    SAN JOSE, BERMUDA, HOUSTON, ZANZIBAR and KARACHI and best actress for Nandita Das in SANTA MONICA, and Best Music for Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in Karachi. It also won the V.Shantaram award for cinematic excellence for best regional film, best actor,best actress,best cinematography,best director and best editor.

    Recognitions:
    Jagmohan got nominated for best editor at Screen Awards 2002.
    Jagmohan won the best editor award at Zee Gold Bollywood Awards 2002, in New York City.
    Distinguished Alumnus Award 2002 by I.I.T.Bombay
    KAMLA was invited to be screened at the prestigious Film Society of Lincoln Center in Sept.2002 as a part of a retrospective on the career of Shabana Azmi.
    Similarly, Bawandar was screened by the Brooklyn Museum of Art and was also screened at the IAAC Film Festival in NYC organized by the Indo American Arts Council.

    Filmography

  • Suraag: Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi
  • Kamla: Shabana Azmi, Deepti Naval
  • Open House : Horror: Joseph Bottoms, Adrienne Barbeau
  • Death Mask : Horror: Hy Pyke, Katina Garner
  • Jigsaw Murders: Police Thriller: Chad Everett, Michelle Johnson
  • Eyewitness to Murder: Police Thriller: Andrew Stevens, Adrian Zmed
  • Night Eyes: Erotic Thriller:Andrew Stevens, Tanya Roberts
  • Vish Kanya: Kabir Bedi, Moon Moon Sen
  • Last Call: Erotic Thriller: William Katt, Shannon Tweed
  • Legal Tender:Crime Drama: Robert Davi, Tanya Roberts
  • The Other Woman: Erotic Thriller: Sam Jones, Lee Anne Beaman
  • LA Goddess: Kathy Shower,David Heavener
  • Wild Cactus: Erotic Thriller: David Naughton, India Allen
  • Sexual Malice: Erotic Thriller: Edward Albert, Diana Barton
  • Tropical Nights: Erotic Thriller: Rick Rossovich, Mariam Dabo
  • Ashok by any other name: Children's short educational film
  • Improper Conduct: Drama: Steven Bauer,Tahnee Welch
  • Irresistible Impulse: Erotic Thriller: Doug Jeffery, Lee Anne Beaman
  • Tainted Love: Police Thriller: Doug Jeffery, Lee Anne Beaman
  • Shades of Gray: Erotic Thriller: Tom Reilly, Kelly O'Byrne
  • Monsoon: Richard Tyson, Helen Brodie
  • Perfumed Garden: Ivan Baccarat, Amy Lindsey
  • Bawandar: Nandita Das, Raghuvir Yadav, Deepti Naval
  • Backwaters: Nicholas Irons, Jason Flemyng, Tamzin Outhwaite.
  • Natasha: Richard Lintern, Serena Gordon, Algina Lipskiss.
  • Private Moments: Judi Shekoni, Catalina Guirado, Natasja Vermeer.
  • Provoked: Aishwarya Rai, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Nandita Das
  • Music Videos:
    Pankaj Udhas, Asha Putli, K.Vikas.

    TV Pilots:
    Nok Jhonk: Vijay Arora, Kiron Kher,
    Colonel Saheb Ki Sarai: Saeed Jaffery,Anu Kapoor.
    Ab Kahan Hai Woh?: Padma Khanna
    Biography: Rajendra Kumar
          
     

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