THE THOUGHT

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"A new genre of storytelling"

Subodh Maskara, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

CinePlay is an innovation in cinema that presents timeless stories as a digitally-immersive experience, and is specially calibrated for all screen sizes. These are stories that provoke thought, tease the mind, and prevail upon you. These are stories that never go away, that stay with you. They are - stories that live forever.

Cineplay Team

Subodh Maskara
Subodh Maskara
Executive Chairman & Co- Founder
"Take everyone along, otherwise the ride is not worth it."
An entrepreneur by day and a man all about his family through it, Subodh Maskara is driven by the passion to ensure that all that he spearheads is successful and sustainable. With a career spanning over 20 years across various sectors, he is the man with a vision.
Nikita Anand
Nikita Anand
Head- Marketing & Branding
"How is it we have so much information, but know so little?”  ― Noam Chomsky
Armed with an advertising degree and a wicked sense of humour, Nikita is responsible for managing Brand CinePlay. Her interests include drawing cartoons, writing, and analysing social behaviour.
Jayesh Hariharan
Jayesh Hariharan
International Sales and Distribution
We cannot change the cards we’re dealt, just how we play the hand
A graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with degrees in Film Production and Economics. Having been on set in various capabilities, his thesis film Sharbat is currently doing rounds on the festival circuit. Hariharan has worked with Reliance Broadcast Network, IM Global, Magnolia Pictures, and Yash Raj Films amongst others. A self-confessed film-nerd, he also loves cooking, travelling and eating mangoes.
Mitwa Vandana
Mitwa Vandana
Creative and Design
"Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form" - Alvar Aalto
Visual Communicator, Graphic Designer, Film Maker and our very own Master Chef. The very talented Mitwa makes sure our Brand looks its best from production and communication to marketing.
Manu Dhawan
Manu Dhawan
CEO - CinePlay Ivy
"When enough of us are wrong, we are right"
Manu wears multiple hats and loves questioning norms. A private equity expert, a banker, an entrepreneur and a self confessed closet writer, he’s drawn to everything creative and beautiful. With over 15 years of business building experience including sales, marketing & investments, he spearheads the education initiative for us at CinePlay Ivy. Manu’s worked with marquee firms like Walton Street Capital, ICICI Bank, Xander and GE Capital. In his spare time, he obsesses over poker and dreams of winning the world series.
Swaraj Kate
Swaraj Kate
International Sales and Marketing
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
A masters degree in International Business with over 7 years of experience, Swaraj looks after International sales and Marketing for CinePlay. He has worked in one of the leading broadcast networks of India. Swaraj’s passion is business of cinema and here is when his expertise of business and management proves to be useful for CinePlay.
Akshay Vaishnav
Akshay Vaishnav
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Having worked in the world of TV commercials, feature films and short films, Akshay comes with more than 5 years of in depth experience in every aspect of film making. Being an all-round technical and creative individual he is helping shape the logistics and workflow for creating our ever-evolving Cineplays.
Ritesh Menon
Ritesh Menon
CEO & Co- Founder
"Time is infinite within its definite moment, mastering that is crucial."
Always being drawn to the art of storytelling, Ritesh started off making documentaries. Having worked for more than 13 years in almost every department of film making, he went on to co-write the critically acclaimed film "Tahaan", based on child soldiers in Kashmir and also co-wrote a film on AIDS awareness called "Prarambha" which went on to win 2 National Awards. He has now completed 1 feature film and 3 Cineplays as a director and is looking to build the idea of Cineplay into a global hub of innovative storytelling.
Pankaj Maskara
Pankaj Maskara
COO
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell
A financial wiz with a calm and cool personality and at ease with juggling between multiple companies, Pankaj keeps us on track and on budget and is the voice of reason at CinePlay.
Guru Prasad Dhar
Guru Prasad Dhar
Head - Technology
"Yes, the world with robots is just so much nippier, but for now let's just focus on the basics."
The former VP - Technology at Accenture, Guru Prasad Dhar sets the strategic direction for CinePlay's use of technology and its digital footprint. A wiz with all things technology, he has his way with the written word and computer codes.
BINDIYA PATEL
BINDIYA PATEL
Finance Officer
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One of the few people at CinePlay who can tell you the difference between credits and debits, Bindiya has over 16 years’ experience in accounting and taxation. She enjoys working in a "media company" with a unique creative atmosphere, and a new generation of media mavericks.
Nandita Das
Nandita Das
Co-Founder and strategy director
"Learning and experiencing something new each day will only make you stronger."
Nandita Das is an acclaimed award winning actor, social activist, spouse, mother and the co-founder of CinePlay. Driven by the passion to break boundaries and challenge the known, Das is a supporter of novel ideas and seeing them through. Her dedication and passion to the arts has won her multiple National Film Awards, Filmfare awards and the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French government.