Hari Viswanath

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Hari Viswanath
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Director Hari Viswanath
BornHariharan Viswanathan
18 December
Chennai, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
Film director, Screenwriter
📆 Years active  2011 - Present

Hari Viswanath (born on 18 December) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is an Engineer turned Filmmaker from Chennai, India. He was the Jury member of Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India 2017, Goa.

His passion for film making simmers by accompanying his father to his theatre performances. Being closely associated with theatre crystallized his vision and path for himself. Inspired by real life incidents, he wrote and directed his debut short film "Idukkan"(sufferings) [1] which won the "Best short film award" in Norway Tamil Film Festival 2013. Ever since he has been actively directing films and writing stories close to his heart.[2]

He made his feature film debut with Radiopetti (Radio Set) in 2015, which became the first Tamil film to win the Audience Award Best Film in the official competition in Busan International Film Festival 2015 [3][4] and has been officially selected only Tamil film for Indian Panorama for 46th International Film Festival of India to be held at Panaji, Goa.[5] It also won the 2nd Best film award and a special Jury for Best Acting award in Chennai International film festival 2015. The film also Won the "Best Music" award at ImagineIndia film festival 2016, Spain. It was officially selected in Pune International film festival 2016 and in 8th Panorama of Contemporary Indian Cinema, Auroville.[6] His debut hindi film Bansuri: The Flute, starring Anurag Kashyap and Rituparna Sengupta is in post production stage.[7]


Year Title Category Language
2012 Idukkan Short film Tamil
2013 Pesum Virus Short film Tamil
2015 Radiopetti Feature film Tamil
2018 Monitor [8] Short film Hindi
2020 Bansuri: The Flute Feature film Hindi


  • Best Film (Audience Award) Busan International Film Festival 2015 ) [9]
  • Best Film (second place) Chennai International Film Festival 2015
  • Best Film - Government of Puducherry State Award


  1. "Hari Vishwanath's Tamil-language 'Radio Set' a First for Busan Festival". variety. 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  2. "Busan: Tamil-language 'Radio Set' a First for Festival". variety. 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
  3. "Busan International film festival Winners". asianmoviepulse. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  4. "'Immortal', 'Walnut Tree' win at Busan". screendaily. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  5. "Indian Panorama press release" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  6. "Coup de projecteur : Radiopetti de Hari Viswanath". lebillet.ch. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  7. Sen, Zinia (6 January 2019). "Rituparna to play Anurag Kashyap's wife in Hindi film". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  8. "I hope my film will be an inspirational tool: Hari Viswanath". The Navhind Times. 25 November 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  9. "Hari Viswanath, Indian director of Radio Set at BIFF". news.yahoo.com. 2015-10-04. Retrieved 2015-11-06.

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