Kamal Swaroop is a two-time President’s award and Filmfare Award winning film, television and radio director and screenwriter. In 1974, he graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India and even his student works met with unusual international acclaim. In 1982, he assisted Sir Richard Attenborough in the filming of Gandhi. Om Dar-B-Dar (1988) is his path breaking masterpiece.
Swaroop’s career, spanning 42 years, covers a broad range of films. In 2014, he directed The Battle of Banaras, produced by Medient and went on to release Tracing Phalke (2015) for Films Division of India, Pushkar Puran (2017) and Atul (2017), based on the world-renowned Dadaist artist Atul Dodiya, in a prolific period of experimentation for the filmmaker.
The Battle of Banaras premiered at Cinema Du Reel, Paris and Dubai Film Festival, while Atul premiered at the Cochin Biennale. Pushkar Puran premiered at Montreal World Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Mumbai Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. It was selected as the opening documentary film in the prestigious Indian Panorama at International Film Festival of India, Goa.