"I don't believe in sense, but nonsense. I don't want to connect, but rather to disconnect. How can you show death in films? Nobody dies. Everybody lives. It's all pretense."
These words spoken by filmmaker Kamal Swaroop in an interview are an indication of the unconventional, impossible to label nature of this artist. As a journalist once described him, “His ideas are unassumingly bold, preposterously original and tend to cut against the grain almost by design.”
Swaroop is a two time President's award and Filmfare Award winning film, television and radio director and screenwriter. In 1974 he graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India and even his student works met with unusual international acclaim. He continued with postgraduate studies at the Institute. In 1982, he assisted Sir Richard Attenborough in the filming of Gandhi. Om-Dar-B-Dar (1988) is his path breaking masterpiece.
Swaroop's career, spanning 42 years, covers a broad range of films, channel promos for Channel V India, ads and Radio Spots.