18 Inspirational Quotes From Mira Nair, The Maker Of Films Like Salaam Bombay, That Will Change Your Take On Indian Society.
Mira Nair is an American filmmaker of Indian origin who has directed several award winning movies like ‘Salaam Bombay!’ and ‘Monsoon Wedding’. The talented director also owns a production house by the name Mirabai Films. The films she directs and produces draw inspiration from the issues prevalent in India.
Mira was not the one to conform to the standards of society. While her friends from University were starting families of her own she decided to take the road less taken. Even before she had completed her graduation from Harvard she began dabbling with the niches of filmmaking. Here are a few titbits about the highly successful director.
As a graduate student she created a documentary on the traditions and rituals in Islam. The Jama Masjid Street Journal remains one of the most well-crafted documentary on Islamic customs.
Her mettle as a filmmaker was proved when Salaam Bombay!, the movie with which Nair made her directorial debut won the prestigious Camera D'Or and the Prix du Publique (for most popular entry) at the Cannes.
Nair's stellar reputation has led to collaboration with Hollywood giants such as Hillary Swank and Denzel Washington.
Mirabai Films conduct an annual event named Maisha to promote east African and Indian filmmakers and artists.Monsoon Wedding which was a commercial success and even garnered much appraise from critics was shot in a span of just 30 days.