Sanjeev Sharma: Making Cinema, Giving Hope and Shaping Life’s
“Cinema is not only about making people dream. It's about changing things and making people think” the gorgeous modern Lebanese filmmaker, actress Nadine Labaki (Caramel) fame has said this.
Renowned filmmaker and writer also the founder of Ronkel Media Education & Research Institute, Sanjeev Sharma not just firmly believe in the above thought, the holder of Limca Book of National Records for his unique work as a filmmaker implements it in reel and reality as well.
Sanjeev Sharma has worked with the legendary Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for the project ‘Veergatha’ and written, directed and produced a movie ‘Shradhanjali’, made to spread the vision of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Sanjeev Sharma has also made a touching and inspiring ‘jail’ based movie ‘Road To Sangam’ the historic, unique & one of its kind film highlights the welfare, improvement and rehabilitation of the prisoners by the Rajasthan Prison Department and features ‘real’ life prisoners and officers / employees of the jail department in this humanitarian concept (the brainchild of IPS – Director General of Prisons - Rajeev Dasot).
Now, Sanjeev Sharma – the filmmaker with a caring lens (read eye) and a helping hand has added yet another feather to his cap by featuring in the book India at 75 thoughts and reflections, published by UK’s one of the best university Birmingham City University.
The reason why Sanjeeev Sharma is featured is the fact that the subjects in his films are issues, individuals that matter and are part of our society. Sanjev Sharma’s movies are not just mirror’s they are reflections of the society that instigate change.
That’s the reason Sanjeev Sharma’s Road To Reform didn’t received just critical acclaim, but has also been honored by the naming of a road after it.
Such achievements never go unnoticed, Sanjeev Sharma is the recipient of the Director General Commendation Roll for his exemplary work as a filmmaker. This is a rare achievement for any filmmaker in India and abroad, and it is a testament to Sharma's passion and dedication to his craft.
In an interview, Sanjeev Sharma said, "I believe that every film should explore new dimensions of storytelling and push the boundaries of the art form. It is essential to inspire the upcoming generations to think outside the box and explore the possibilities of cinema."
Sanjeev Sharma's contributions to the Indian film industry have been exceptional, and his passion for cinema is inspiring.
On asked what makes him motivated, how he keeps going and is able to change perspectives and life with this most strong medium – cinema which is not just entertainment, Sanjeev Sharma says, “As a filmmaker, my passion lies in exploring the many facets of cinema and pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the medium. I am driven by the desire to create films that are thought-provoking, innovative, and unique. Whether through experimental techniques, unconventional storytelling, or challenging subject matter, I believe that cinema has the power to open up new perspectives and challenge our preconceived notions about the world around us. I am committed to exploring all possible aspects of filmmaking, from the technical aspects of cinematography and sound design to the creative process of writing and directing. Ultimately, my goal as a filmmaker is to create works that resonate with audiences, inspire critical thinking, and contribute to the ongoing conversation about the role of cinema in shaping our understanding of the world.”
Hmmm. Now that’s something in a way similar in ethos to what one of the great maestro Roman Polanski said, “ Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre”.
That’s the power of cinema – touch, feel, react, enlighten and Sanjeev Sharma is doing it so beautifully - making cinema, giving hope and shaping life’s