I Am Kalam

Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda hails from a remote village in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. At a very early stage in his career, the association with Barbara Brocolli gave him a window to make films that appeal widely all over the world. Most of his films have subjects that deal with the society that he has lived in, during his long journey from a tribal village to metropolitan cities across the globe. He specialises in family and children’s cinema.

A veteran of over 65 documentaries, short films, television drama (including 2 long TV serials) and corporate & advertising films Madhab has won various international awards in his career. The latest being a string of prestigious awards for his début feature film “I am Kalam” (2010).The award list include the “The Don Quixote Prize” of the International Cine Club Federations, the Best Feature Film Award at the Lucas International film festival (Frankfurt), the Young Jury Award at theInternational Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, the Audience Choice Award at the London International Children’s Film Festival, the Best Actor Work award at the Minsk Film Festival, Aravindan Puraskaram for best debut film-maker 2010, the International Jury’s Special Mentions at the Cinekid International Film Festival (Amsterdam) and the Ale Kino Film Festival in Poznan (Poland).

Here are a few pictures, the poster and promo for the award winning I am Kalam.

Still from I am Kalam


Pictures from the award winning film.

Poster- I Am Kalam.


In 1996, Madhab founded Eleeanora Images, a production house, to produce diverse and cutting-edge films from India. He also founded the “International Screenwriting Lab in India” in partnership with Performing Arts Lab, London, to create “quality family and children cinema scripts in Asian Cinema”.
Madhab is now ready with his second feature film, a suspense thriller called “The Woman from Georgia”.

  1 comment for “I Am Kalam

  1. rakhi
    June 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

    gud and nic movies neha and ekta friend of the actor of the movies

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