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Dev Benegal

Dev Benegal grew up in the cinema theatres of Delhi on a diet of American and British imports. His first feature English, August (1994) ignited the next generation of Indian cinema and is acknowledged as a landmark in contemporary Indian cinema. A humorous and irreverent study of bureaucracy and the Indian Generation X, English, August won the ... See full bio »


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English, August Director
Road, Movie Director
Split Wide Open Director
Bombay Samurai Director


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 2009 Road, Movie
 2002 Shabana! Actor, Activist, Woman (Documentary short)
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 2009 Road, Movie (written by)
 1999 Split Wide Open (writer)
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 2009 Road, Movie (producer)
 2006 The Pauses of a Stand-up Comedian (Short) (producer)
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 1983 Mandi (assistant director)
 1982 Satyajit Ray (Documentary) (first assistant director)
 1981 Kalyug (assistant director)
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 1986 New Delhi Times (sound designer)
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 2002 Shabana! Actor, Activist, Woman (Documentary short)
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Dev Benegal has directed two movies, Road, Movie (2009) and English, August (1994), with commas in the title.

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