Babylon 2013

Armaan Kirmani: Biography

Armaan was signed by ‘Kal ho na Ho’ Director, Nikhil Advani for Patiala House alongside veteran actors Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. Armaan received considerable critical acclaim for his portrayal of ‘Jassi’ He was appointed as the first Celebrity Ambassador of St. Luke’s Hospice soon after the release of Patiala House. Armaan’s next film is a smaller independent British Asian film, London Life which has been directed by debutant Naveen Medaram who has previously been involved in the post production process for high budget Hollywood films such as Iron Man 2, The Dark Knight and Harry Potter. Armaan made his Directing debut with 'Soulmates - a small film with a big heart' which was screened at BAFTA in 2011 and then at The Tongues on Fire - London Asian Film Festival in the same year. The film was also selected for the Festival De Cannes Short Film corner in 2012. Armaan's second film as Haraam Chai went to Cannes again in 2013 and under his banner 'Colour Pictures' who also produced 'Shortcut - Which Path Would you take' the trilogy of Short Films were screened on the Geo TV network in 2013.

Colour Pictures Profile:

We are a Creative Film Production enterprise with a focus on British Asian Cinema. Films play a large part in promoting understanding, tolerance and relationships between communities and individuals from different ethnic backgrounds and we aim to inform, educate and entertain through the medium of film. Our unique objective is to mix the technical craft of western cinema and yet retain the soul and essence of eastern cinema, in terms of story telling, characterisation and performance.

Language,Culture,Religion,Social Values and Morality are seemingly relative in different societies around the world, and through our films, we aim to explore the underlying and unifying trends that are common to various communities in different societies. We feel that this will provide a new breed of cross-over cinema to audiences around the world - one which is truthful and actually celebrates diversity and multiculturalism. Our meticulous research at the scriptwriting stage combined with the freedom we like to give our creative artists and the attention to detail provided by our film technicians combine to create a synergy within our productions that leads to a high quality final product, which not only entertains but also makes meaningful cinema more fashionable.




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Babylon collaborates regularly with partner orgnanisations, including AHRC-funded Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Research Network

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Network

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Thierry Lenouvel

Far Flung Families in Film

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Sarita Malik/Leslee Udwin