‘Vartak Nagar’ – a Hindi feature film produced by Amit Agarwal, under his banner Adarsh
Telemedia, screened as the opening film at JIFF (Jharkhand International Film Festival) 2019
and has won 3 prestigious awards at the festival.

The film has won Best Motivational Film, Best Director and Best Editor awards at the festival. The awards were presented by Hon. Minister of sports and culture,  Amar Kumar Bauri and Arbaaz Khan.

Team of ‘Vartak Nagar’ with the trophies

The film, directed by Atul Taishete, features Jimmy Sheirgill and Raghu Ram in pivotal roles. It
is a story of four kids and their friendship against the backdrop of the Bombay Mills strike that took place in the 1980s.

Vartak Nagar is ready for release and is on festival rounds at the moment. Already screened at CineQuest Film Festival (San Jose, California, USA) and Kolkata International Film Festival (Kolkata, India), the film got selected as the Opening Film at JIFF.

Amit Agarwal started Adarsh Telemedia in 2005 in Kolkata. From a film post-production studio in Kolkata, he ventured into film production. Beginning with Bengali Film ‘Astra’ in 2012, Amit graduated to Bollywood when he initiated as the producer of the Hindi film ‘M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story’. Later, he produced the film ‘Simran’ starring Kangana Ranaut which was released in 2017.

He is also the Producer of Hindi Film ‘Raahgir’ which is being directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Goutam Ghose. Raahgir was shot entirely in Jharkhand. The film will be screened at various film festivals across the globe and thereafter have its theatrical release.

Amit is also working as the director of ‘Ajooba’ – an animation film in Hindi which has Gulshan Grover, Tisca Chopra and Mukesh Khanna as the lead voice cast.

Amit Agarwal feels that Jharkhand has immense scope of development in this segment. It has very talented artistes and technicians who just need a slight push and support to showcase themselves. He also feels that Jharkhand has beautiful natural locations which are very rare and filmmakers around the world should be made aware of this. He is very thankful to Jharkhand Film Development Corporation for coming up with the idea of the Subsidy Policy which according to him is one of the biggest opportunities for filmmakers across all genres. He is also very thankful to JIFF – Jharkhand International Film Festival for starting an event of such a scale, where filmmakers, both national and international are participating to screen their films.