Established in 1995, Cinematograph is a theatre company with a vision to do modern, independent cinema, as well as to produce path breaking theatre, which has been partly fulfilled over the last twenty years.
Cinematograph has produced a number of successful commercial films such as Private Detective/Two Plus Two Plus One, Raghu Romeo, Mixed Doubles, Bheja Fry, Fatso, Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, Ek Tho Chance and Ankhon Dekhi.
Nadir Khan has been actively involved with the theatre since 1998 as director, actor, producer, sound & light technician and stage manager. He is the co-founder of Q Theatre Productions and a partner in The Industrial Theatre Co. Nadir is also involved with radio drama in the UK and has, so far, line-produced and acted in a number of productions with BBC Radio 3 and 4, including the award winning A Suitable Boy and Q&A. In addition to the theatre, he has also been working in the radio industry in Mumbai since 2001 as a disc jockey, programmer, producer and voice-over professional.
Quasar, known to his friends as Q, is a director, producer, trainer and most importantly an avid watcher of all things theatrical. In the past he has been curator of the theatre section for the Kala Ghoda Festival, Prithvi Festival platforms and the Mumbai Theatre Utsav. Currently, he heads the Performing Arts section for Literature Live! (The Mumbai International Literature Festival). Internationally, he has worked on Tim Supple's spectacular production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the aerial drama Mind Walking and the British Council's musical production of Hayavadana. He is drawn to stories with social and political relevance, and his plays A Peasant of El Salvador, Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace, Project S.T.R.I.P. and So Many Socks have been critically acclaimed across the country. He is also one of the founding members of Thespo - India's premier youth theatre festival - which is now in it's 17th year.
Cinematograph’s theatre productions include C for Clown (1999), Hamlet the Clown Prince (2008), Nothing like Lear (2011) and What’s Done is Done (2015).