People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. -Apple
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription to raagabox has been successful.
Mayur Puri is an Indian screenwriter, lyricist, actor and filmmaker working in Mumbai. He wrote songs, screenplays and dialogue for several movies, including Om Shanti Om (2007) starring Shahrukh Khan directed by Farah Khan, where Mayur also did a cameo appearance (as the wanna be Gujju Director of "Apahij Pyar"). He wrote dialogue for the Farah Khan film Happy New Year (2014). On 17 November 2014 Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences selected the screenplay of Happy New Year for its permanent Core Collection.
Mayur wrote the dialogue for India"s first 3D Dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance. He also penned the songs for "ABCD: Any Body Can Dance". After the success , Mayur has written dialogue and songs for the second installment of the franchise "ABCD: Any Body Can Dance 2".
Mayur recently directed Firdaws (2017), his first short film that has been doing festival rounds and has been the official selection in over 36 international festivals. Mayur has won 16 International Awards for Firdaws.
Mayur Puri has donned many hats over his two-decades-long Bollywood career as director, film writer, lyricist and actor, but he primarily is and always will remain a passionate storyteller at heart - a role he’d never grow out of. Mayur has been one of the game changers responsible for the localization, transcreation and adaptations of various big studio Hollywood films into Hindi translated blockbusters. He has penned the Hindi translation of big-ticket Hollywood films like The Lion King (2019), Avengers – Endgame (2019), Mowgli – Legend of the Jungle (2018), Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Thor Ragnarok (2017) to name a few. As of now, Mayur is gearing up for his directorial debut.
Early Days :
Mayur hails from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, where he did most of his education, including a Master of Arts degree from University School of Languages and F.Y. Diploma in Dramatics from the Drama Department of Gujarat College (topped the university). He spent his early years writing and directing for local theatre and television, and after 8 years of experience, he moved from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in late 1999 and immediately landed a job with Sanjay Gadhvi, an Indian film director as his Chief Assistant Director. From the year 2000, he started writing screenplay and dialogues for films that he was assisting on. During his first year in Mumbai, he also wrote and acted in lead for a Gujarati play: Amastaa Amastaa (2001).
Beyond Bollywood :
Story Circus - In 2010, Mayur founded a theatre production group that creates live theatre and storytelling productions for educational institutions, corporates, and theatre enthusiasts. Read more about Story Circus here.
In 2011, Mayur started an initiative called FilmGoa - an effort to decentralize the mainstream film-making in India. It aimed to provide training and job support to aspiring filmmakers and to facilitate film making activities in Goa. Mayur went on to give orientation lectures in more than 30 colleges in Goa, interacting with over 6000 students during this year long event. Out of hundreds of applicants from all over the country, 85 promising ones were chosen for a yearlong workshop, hosted by Goa University and Goa Tourism Development Corporation.
Mayur also undertakes Corporate Workshops for Middle and Upper Management, the sessions usually focus on creating ‘Brand Ambassadors through Broadcast and Social Media Content’ and ‘Decoding Creativity at Workplace. His clients include Radio Mirchi and Viacom.
Little Star Awards - 2008 - Om Shanti Om - Best Dialogue
German Public Bollywood Awards - 2008 - Om Shanti Om - Best Dialogue
Feel The Reel International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - 3rd Best of the Fest Award
Feel The Reel International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - Audience Award
Baretower Forge World Film Competition - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Plot Development - Runner Up
Los Angeles Film Awards - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Fantasy Film
Festigious International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Fantasy Film
Top Shorts - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Fantasy Film
Depth of Field International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - Best of Show
Top Indie Film Awards - 2018 - Firdaws - Best Original Idea
2003 - Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century
2005 - Chocolate
2005 - Garam Masala
2005 - Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
2006 - Fight Club – Members Only
2006 - Provoked
2006 - Gangster
2006 - Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2006 - Apna Sapna Money Money
2006 - Naksha
2007 - Om Shanti Om
2007 - Hattrick
2007 - Speed
2007 - Dhol
2008 - Singh Is Kinng
2008 - Kidnap
2009 - Billu
2009 - Blue
2009 - Ek: The Power of One
2010 - Toh Baat Pakki!
2011 - Hum Tum Shabana
2011 - Double Dhamaal
2011 - Tell Me O Kkhuda
2012 - Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya
2012 - Jannat 2
2012 - Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
2013 - Race 2
2013 - ABCD: Any Body Can Dance
2013 - Himmatwala
2013 - I, Me Aur Main
2013 - Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story
2013 - Commando
2013 - Issaq
2013 - R... Rajkumar
2014 - Dishkiyaoon
2014 - Shaadi Ke Side Effects
2014 - Humshakals
2014 - Its Entertainment
2014 - Kick
2014 - Radio Mirchi Song
2014 - Finding Fanny
2015 - Coke Studio
2015 - ABCD: Any Body Can Dance 2
2015 - I Love NY
2015 - Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2015 - All Is Well
2015 - Baaki Baatein Peene Baad
2016 - Fursat
2016 - The Jungle Book
2016 - Finding Dory
2016 - Dishoom
2016 - A Flying Jatt
2016 - Moana
2017 - Ek Dafaa
2017 - Raees
2017 - Firdaws
2018 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
2019 - The Lion King (2019 film)
2019 - Hona Chaida - Arjun Kanungo