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Arin Paul

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Arin Paul
File:Arin Paul Filmmaker.jpg Arin Paul Filmmaker.jpg
Born (1980-04-20) 20 April 1980 (age 41)
Belur West Bengal
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Film director, writer
📆 Years active  (2002–present)
👩 Spouse(s)
Ananya Paul (m. 2006)

Arin Paul (born 20 April 1980)[1] is a film director and writer. He has made documentaries and short films but he came to limelight after directing the commercial film, 10:10.

Early life[edit]

Paul was born in Belur, West Bengal and completed his schooling from St. Edmund's School, Shillong, Andrew's High (Kolkata) and Scottish Church Collegiate School (Kolkata) before studying accountancy at Syamaprasad College (Kolkata). He went on to complete his diploma in film-making at the Asian Academy of Film & Television[2] in Noida. His father, Late Shri Abhoy Paul was a professional photographer who jointly owned a photography studio named Studio Monalisa in Shillong and his mother a housewife.


After working as an assistant director in Noida and New Delhi, Paul started assisting in Kolkata. He directed three documentaries for an NGO in Rajasthan. In 2003 he started assisting film director Anjan Dutt.

In 2008, after assisting for around five years,Paul started working as a director. He made quite a few advertisements for Kolkata Traffic Police and was also associated as the Project Trainer of the Video Documentation Project, organised by United Nations Development Programme in association with the Bengal Network of People Living with HIV+ in 2008.[3][4]

As a result of the project, he was awarded the Youth Achiever of the Year award from Rotary Club, Kolkata. In the same year he shot his debut short film ...and there wasn't everafter..., screened at the Himachal Film Festival on 13 May 2011. He shot two more short films and directed his first full-length Bengali feature film Sabhdhan Pancha Aashche,[5] which remained unfinished. Around August 2008 he started shooting a second full-length Bengali feature film, 10:10,[6] which was released on 28 November 2008.

The next year, 2009, he directed a television series named Coffee & More for Zee Bangla. The title music was composed by music director Neel Dutt and the title lyrics were written by Srijit Mukherji. He made the television series Aajke for Kolkata TV in 2010. During this time he made a documentary named Jyanto Durga (Durga Live) for ABP Group. In 2011, he shot a short film, Just Like That as well as a documentary about director Nripen Ganguly.

On 3 April 2012, his second short film Terrorist was selected and screened at CINEMATHEQUE 2012.[7] As a tribute to Indian Cinema Paul made a short film named a short film on religion and released it online (on YouTube & vimeo) on 3 May 2013. Paul formed his own production company, Arin Paul Productions.

After that, he completed short films named Et Tu Brute...?, Aehsaas[8] which also won Certificate of Excellence from NFDC & Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and Nihan.

Paul shot his first web series for Reliance Energy, Jeeney Bhi Do Yaaron starring Viju Khote. In 2017, Paul made a couple of films on social/ development sector viz. Sustainable Urban Sanitation - Strengthening Water & Sanitation in Urban Slums and Women For Wash: Pragati - A Women Led Initiative , both for TERI University, TERI funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola.

Personal life[edit]

Paul married Ananya Ghosh on 10 May 2006.[citation needed]



Feature films[edit]

Year Film Actors
2008 10:10 Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Claudia Ciesla, Abir Chatterjee & others.
Unreleased Sabdhan Pancha Aashche Rudranil Ghosh, June Malia, Rii & others.

Web Series[edit]

  • Jeeney Bhi Do Yaaron (JBDY) (2017)

Short films[edit]

  • i (announced) (2019)
  • Nihan (2018)
  • Aehsaas (2016)
  • Et Tu Brute..? (2015)
  • a short film on religion (Released Online on 3 May 2013)
  • Just Like That
  • Terrorist [Screened at CINEMATHEQUE 2012, (3 April 2012)]
  • ...and there wasn't everafter... [Screened at the Himachal Film Festival, 2011 (13 May 2011)]


  • Aajke – A daily show for Kolkata TV (on air from 9 August 2010 – 8 August 2011, 365 Episodes)
  • Coffee & More – A film magazine show for Zee Bangla (on air from 9 March to 16 August 2009, 71 episodes)


  • The Ritwik Ghatak Experience (Documentary)(2019)
  • Documentary on Veteran Cinematographer, Ramananda Sengupta (Documentary) (2019)
  • Documentary on Veteran Actor, Shantimoy Chatterjee(Documentary) (2019)
  • Nripen Ganguly (2019)
  • Sustainable Urban Sanitation - Strengthening Water & Sanitation in Urban Slums (2017)
  • Women For Wash: Pragati - A Women Led Initiative (2017)
  • Jyanto Durga (2010)


  • The Ritwik Ghatak Experience (Documentary) (2019)
  • Documentary on Veteran Cinematographer, Ramananda Sengupta (Documentary) (2019)
  • Documentary on Veteran Actor, Shantimoy Chatterjee" (Documentary)(2019)
  • Nripen Ganguly (2019)
  • Nihan (2018)
  • Et Tu Brute..? (2015)
  • Aajke for television (2010–2011)
  • Terrorist short film (2010)
  • ...and there wasn't everafter... short film (2008)


  • i (announced) (2019)
  • "Nihan" (2018)
  • Et Tu Brute..? (2015)
  • "a short film on religion" (concept and story).
  • Short Films A and 60 ML (concept, story and script).
  • Bengali Feature Film "10:10" (concept and story].
  • "...and there wasn't everafter..." (concept, story and script).

Other work[edit]

  • Commercials, including those for Kolkata Traffic Police, Hotel Mount View (Gangtok), Unix Bottled Water, Trigunam Ayurveda .


  1. Intro
  2. AAFT Alumni
  3. "Calcutta: etc". www.telegraphindia.com.
  4. "Calcutta: etc". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. SPA Mahurat
  6. "Playboy find in a Bangla film!". timesofindia. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  7. CINEMATHEQUE 2012 Archived 29 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  8. Aehsaas

External links[edit]

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