Ronnie Screwvala Launch Seven New Directors Through Uri, Karwaan, Love Per Square Foot And More


Entrepreneur and media founder Ronnie Screwvala in his first avatar at UTV backed many first time Directors and pushed the established ones out of their comfort zone to build India’s largest movie studio back then.

RSVP – his new avatar at the movies, is following in the same footsteps if the line-up of debutante directors signed up with them is anything to go by. Diverse and creative talent with strong scripts is the formula for movie-going audiences today and RSVP seems ready to disrupt this space again.

“ We want RSVP to stand for three kinds of storytelling. Stories that must be told, Stories that We would love to tell and Stories that everyone goes to the movies for. Along with some other exceptional talent, we are very proud to associate with some promising debutante directors and writers who see the narrative as we do” says Screwvala.

Anand Tiwari

With vast experience in the world of films, advertising and theatre, Anand makes his directorial debut with RSVP’s Love Per Square Foot – Starring Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar. It premieres this Valentine`s Day across 190 countries on Netflix.

Akarsh Khurana

Akarsh has been a part of theatre for over fifteen years. Has also written screenplays for Anurag Basu and Rakesh Roshan. His directorial debut – RSVP’s ‘Karwaan’ starring Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan, and Mithila Palkar releases in theaters worldwide on the 1st of June.

Sneha Taurani

After working as an assistant director with Ayan Mukerji, Milan Luthtria, Mohit Suri and others, Sneha – daughter of Tips Music Founder Ramesh Taurani will be debuting as a director with RSVP’s Dance Franchise- the first of which will be a Bhangra Film written by award-winning Punjabi writer Dheeraj Rattan

Aditya Dhar

Aditya has been an assistant to Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rohan Sippy, Priyadarshan and Vishal Bhardwaj. He has written story, screenplay and dialogues for the National Award winning Short film Boond and lyrics for Kabul Express. RSVP’s – ‘URI’, about a landmark moment in India’s Military History, starring Vicky Kaushal, will be his debut film.

Vandana Kataria

Vandana Kataria won a FilmFare Award as Production Designer on ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’, was selected and participated in the Berinale Talent Campus 2016, and currently is on Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy.

RSVP’s ‘Tara ki Shaadi’ , a heart warming but brutally honest tale about Tara set around her wedding plans will be her first feature film as writer and director.

Amit Joshi

After moving to Mumbai from Nanital 4 years ago, Amit wrote the highly acclaimed film, Trapped which got recently nominated for Best original story and Best Screenplay at the Filmfare awards. Amit now makes his directorial debut at RSVP with a comic-adventure caper about two buddies on a crazy ride

Vasan Bal

Vasan is an award-winning ad filmmaker, who assisted Anurag Kashyap for a decade, was an associate on Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna and co-wrote Lunch Box. His first film Peddlers (2012) competed for the Camera D’or at Cannes. He now directs RSVP’s Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota.

In addition to the debutantes, RSVP also has some of the industry’s top directors, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar making “four short stories on Love and Lust”.

Abhishek Chaubey directs Sonchiriya, Meghna Gulzar s next after Raazi – (a biopic on Field Marshall Sam Maneckshaw), Hansal Mehta to direct the biopic on Ram Jethmalani and veteran Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra to make a kabaddi film for RSVP.

In a co-production with Roy Kapur films – RSVP has the Rakesh Sharma biopic

Shashank Ghosh (of Khubsoorat and Veere di wedding‎ fame), Amit Masurkar ( Newton ) , Konkona Sen Sharma( A Death in the Gunj ), Anu Menon ( Waiting) and Sankalp Reddy ( Ghazi Attack ) sums up what promises to be the most exciting slate to come out of a production house in the next couple of years.