wiki: Prakash Jha

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Prakash Jha (b. 1952)

Hindi director born in Champaran, Bihar. Briefly trained as editor at the FTII (1976), dropped out and made documentaries. Faces after the Storm, on Biharsharif riots, was unofficially banned. First feature Hip Hip Hurray within 60s Hollywood schoolboycheerleader genre. Sees himself as a political film-maker. Briefly married to the actress Deepti Naval (1984).

FILMOGRAPHY: 1976: Rhythms of a Land and its People (Doc); 1977: Darpok Ki Dosti (Sh); 1978: Friends Together (Doc); 1979: Ode to the Child (Sh); 1981: Pas de deux (Doc); 1982: Faces after the Storm (Doc); 1983: Shri Vatsa (Sh); May I Think Sir? (Doc); 1984: Hip Hip Hurray; Damul; 1987: Ek Aur Itihas (Doc); Looking Back (Doc); Parinati; 1988: An Expression (Sh); 1989: Katha Madhopur Ki (Sh); 1990: Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne (TV); Tribal Festival (Doc); 1994: Didi.