about

SALAAM CINEMA is a Mumbai based film production company established to develop and produce auteur driven films for global audiences.

 

Founder / Director –  SANJAY SHAH

Sanjay Shah is a creative producer from Mumbai, India.

With a degree in Mass Media and a diploma in F​ilm D​irection and P​roduction, he started his ​career in theatre production followed by directing and producing non-fiction formats for leading TV stations before shifting his attention to films.

His first feature film MISS LOVELY directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard – 2012 and screened at Toronto International Film Festival and IFFR amongst others. It was nominated at various festivals and won awards at the Mumbai Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and Festival du Film d’Asie du Sud Transgressif (Paris). Sanjay was nominated for Dubai International Film Festival’s Muhr Asia Africa award.

Sanjay previously worked as a Supervising Producer for the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) and organised the Co-Production Market of its annual south asian film market FILM BAZAAR in 2013.

He is a Berlinale Talents alumni.

 

 

 

projects

in production 

ASHA JAOAR MAJHE / Interlude by Adityavikram

83 mins / Color / Bengali / India / in post production

Set against the backdrop of a crippling recession in Calcutta, Asha Jaoar Majhe scratches beneath the surface of two ordinary lives and finds that even the most mundane of everyday rituals can be imbued with deep love and lyricism.

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in development

GHUNSHI by Adityavikram

Set during a bloody refugee crisis in 1950s Bengal, Ghunshi sees the politics and religion of a state unfold through the spiritual journey of Bhola, an aristocrat’s servant caught between the trappings of loyalty and the innocence of love. Using the metaphor of Kali, the goddess of destruction, the film explores human nature’s dualities and one’s constant search for purity.

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