Pandit Arun Kaul
TV Producer and Scriptwriter
|Date and Place of Birth:||12 August, 1933, Srinagar, Kashmir|
|Harmony Award:||For Electronic Media 1995, New Delhi|
|Best Original Screen Play:||For 'Dharma Kshetra' (NFDC Award l986)|
|Other Awards:||National Award: Best Hindi film Filmfare Critics Award - Best Director Two Awards in Annonay (France) Award Yug Shree Award/ Best Television Film|
TURNING POINT: Commissioned serial 199l -1996 English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Bengali, Oriya, Malyalam, Kannada, Tamil and Gujrati versions: Co-Produced by Doordarshan and Arun Kaul Productions.
Kashmir File weekly magazine Programme In Hindi for DD-l, DD-INDIA, Regional Channel: 85 episodes. In English for DD-CNNI 60 episodes.
Kashmir File is in the competitive Section, Geneva Festival, North South Media Encounter: May '98.50 years of Indian Independence: Doordarshan Metamorphosis- India, (in 4 parts) fictional Short features.
Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India): Thrombinase in Betacam for NCSTC 'Our Herbs: Tulsi' for NCSTC No Smoking: for NCSTC Comet: Dhoomketu, Hindi for Vigyan Prasar
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts: Redefining Art 60 minute documentary
News and Current Affairs: DD Saga of Kamani Steel Workers Constitution and you Upra - the rootless (Documentary on Laxman Mane) School that Jai Vakil built Geneva Human Rights Commission - 1996 Beijing Conference - 1996 Musheer-ul-Haq 3 News stories on Chrar - e - Sharif 3 Stories on Amarnath Yatra tragedy
Documentaries on Art and Culture (for DD): NARI NARAYANI Five celebrated women Dr Usha Mehta, Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, Mrs Ela Bhatt, Mrs Gul Bardhan, and Ms Lailu Writer.
Museum and Museology: (for DD) Eight documentaries dealing with the cultural heritage preserved at Mathura, Gwalior, Roopankar (Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal), National Museum (New Delhi), Mani Bhavan - Gandhi Sangrahalaya (Bombay), Prince of Wales Museum (Bombay), and Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Bombay).
D.A.V.P. (Govt of India) Jalianwala Baug (musical) Qalam Likhti Nahin Itihaas (musical)
Documentaries for other agencies: Documentary for Productivity Council Documentary on Hindustan Steel Indian Science Congress - Goa '92 Congress on Traditional Science and Technology '93 Drip Irrigation for IPCL
Video Documentaries for other Channels: Prahari Kitne Aurangzeb Aasteen Ka Saanp G.R. Santosh Kritigyata Yatra Heritage of Kashmir (3 parts) Collage 75
Freedom From Fear ? (Festival South Asia 1997) (Competitive Section: MIFF - 1998)
Echoes of an Ethos (Information Section: MIFF - 1998
Kashmir - a perspective (Global meet London/ Geneva)
As Director/Producer of Feature Films: DIKSHA (The initiation): Hindi film based on Kannada story by Dr U.R. Annanta Murty, Eastmancolour, 35 mm, 130 minutes, 1991
Panorama of Indian Cinema, Bangalore, 1992: Selected by Directorate of Film Festival's National Jury for inclusion in the Festival.
BEST INDIAN FILM OF 1991: Selected by an All India Jury appointed by M.P. Film Development Corporation Ltd., Bhopal. Cash Award of Rs 51,000 and a Trophy.
BEST HINDI FILM, NATIONAL AWARD, 1991: Rajat Kamal (Silver Medals) for both the Director and Producers, and a total cash award of Rs 30,000.
'FILMFARE' CRITICS AWARD, 1991: Best Directed Film.
'YUGSHREE' AWARD, 1991: Best Directed Film for Television.
Annonay International Film Festival, France, 1993: Won two major awards:Le Prix du Public and La Prix du Counseil General de L'Ardeche, and a cash prize of FF 20,000.
PAKSHA, IN HINDI FOR MPFDC/MP-Madhyam, Bhopal (under production).
As Scriptwriter /Co-Scriptwriter (Films and TV):
Accreditation and Empanelment
Advertisers' Club, Bombay.
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