happy birthday

“Happy Birthday”
A film is based on a story of a 16 year old boy “Jay” living with a family with mother, father and an elder sister. Jay always bets with his friend Akshay, completes the task and wins every time. Apart from all these things, Jay is suffering with a disease thalassemia.
Jay is unaware of the fact that right from his birth he is suffering with Thalassemia. His parents has kept this truth hidden from him as Jay has got this disease from his parents as both mother and father are Thalassemia minor.
After knowing the truth, Jay understands that he is not going to live more. He meets the doctor and asks him about thalassemia. Doctor answers and teaches him that he is a special person on earth. Jay understands the beauty of life and starts living his life in a positive manner.
Jay has shifted his place from this world. But he is still with everyone on his 17th birthday. Friends, school staff, relatives all have gathered to celebrate his birthday in the ward of thalassemia patients. Jay has wish that after his death his birthday will always celebrate with thalassemia patients. His father shows Jay’s clip of that one day to everybody. Jay has donated his eyes. Jay speaks out every positive thing he leaned from life and makes everyone happy. A film tells that there is no death for souls like Jay, everyone will always come and wish him “Happy Birthday”.

  • narayan gondal
  • narayan gondal
  • dilip kolte
  • shashank shende
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    1 hour 51 minutes
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    January 20, 2017
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    70,000 USD
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Director Biography - narayan gondal

Narayan Gangaram gondal Contact No.: 8652770033
Writer / Director Email ID : narayangondal@yahoo.com, gondalnarayan@gmail.com

B – 7 / Shri Vinayak society, near paar naka, Vasai (west), Palghar - 401201

Date of Birth : 28 july 1975
Educational Qaulification : B. A. from Mumbai University 1999.
Experience :
Doing theatre activity and releted with theatre group Sanvedana Pariwar since 1994.
Attended several theatre workshops conducted by Nirmal Pandey, Saurabh Shukla, Waman Kendre, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Pandit Satyadev Dube, Kishor Kadam. (1994-97)
Performed a character role in hindi play ‘Kaal’ written & Directed by Saurabh Shukla (1999).
Performed a character of Vriddha Yachak in milestone play ‘Andhayug’ written by Dharmaveer Bharati and Directed by Nirmal Pandey (2001)
Attend Writing Workshop conducted by Abhiram Bhadkamkar and Girish Joshi. (2005)

Writing :
One act plays (Marathi)
Devmanus (2000)
Satheche Kai Chalalay (2002)
Mee (2003)
Kalki (2004)
Trikonachi Chauthi Baju (2010)
Pudhe Kay (2011)

One act plays (Hindi)
Tribhuj Ki Chauthi Bhuja (2011)

Full length play (Marathi)
kalam 377 (2013) ( P. L. Deshpande karandak Award winning play)

Streetplays (Marathi)
Streetplay’s book “Chala natak kheluya”
(Book 1 for HRG) (Book 2 for Maigrant)
(HIV, AIDS awareness IEC material for JHU) (2008)

Streetplays (Hindi)
Streetplay’s book “Avo natak khele”
(Book 1 for HRG) (Book 2 for Maigrant)
(HIV, AIDS awareness IEC material for JHU) (2008)

Shortfilms (Hindi)
I v/s I (9 min) (2005)
Love Birds (20 min) (2005)
Haqeeqat (40 min) (2006)

Recently written Marathi Serial lakshya for star pravah channel (2013) wins Ma. Ta. Sanman award 2014
Translated cartoon series in hindi named Uncle Grandpa, Clarance, scooby doo, Ina meena dika for cartoon network and hungama channel (2015-16)

Direction :
Directed a short film “I v/s I” dur : 9 min. (2007)
TVC of Maharashtra rajya lottery
TVC of BJP election campaign
Recently written and directed a Marathi film “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” which will release in 2017

Worked as Assistant Director for films
Mudda… the issue (Hindi) director : Saurabh shukla (2002)
Akalpit (Marathi) ,, : Ramesh more (2003)
Mumbai Express (Hindi ) ,, : Singitham shrinivas rao (2004)
Aavhan (Marathi) ,, : Sanjay surkar (2006)
Ha Mee Maratha (Marathi) ,, : pravin karale (2007)
Mahasatta (Marathi) ,, : Ramesh more (2008)

Asa ka ghadla (Marathi) Star Pravah (2009)
Lakshya Star Pravah (2013)

Written & Directed a streetplay about HIV AIDS awareness and done shows in Mumbai for Avert Society. (2008)

Written & Directed a streetplay about energy and performed a show on behalf of Energy saving week for Johnson & Jhonson. (2008)

Working with John Hopkins University (U.S.A.) as a writing consultant. (2008)

Conduct several workshops with Mr. Abhijit Aher about developing IEC material and capacity building of streetplay groups in Thane, Nagpur, Uttarakhand, Goa for Avert Society, USACS, GOA SACS.

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its my first effort to make a decent movie