Gaurav Prabhakar Mali – An Indie Writer & Filmmaker from Udaipur has been making Meaningful Short Films for Years

Recently, his short film “1869 – When India Faced the Worst” received an award in one of the renowned international short film festivals.

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Gaurav Prabhakar MaliIMG 7790 4 scaledGaurav spent his childhood in the “city of lakes” Udaipur, where he didn’t have so many friends; thus he chose to entertain himself with music, movies, and books. His favorite toys as a baby were the book and films. He has been in love with fiction since he was a child. Though his teachers and parents encouraged him to be an Engineer studying at a College changed his mind.

By the time he was a teenager, he had already written various stories, songs, and poems. After graduating with a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication, he decided to try himself in creative writing. In 2014, he started writing full-time and hadn’t stopped. In 2016, he founded his own production house – The Raw Films, and made his first short film on a minimal budget.

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He has made over ten short films, some music videos & commercial ads for various clients in these incredible five years. He has been learning different aspects of filmmaking through articles, YouTube tutorials, and other information available online. From writing to cinematography and direction to editing, Gaurav takes charge of all the departments and always does a decent job. 

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Some of his Achievements:


His short film – “Gudgudi” got selected in a leading film festival from Nigeria and became a semi-finalist in a film festival from Los Angeles.


His short film – “Junaid from Pakistan” got selected in three international film festivals. 


His short film “1869″ has won an award in an international film festival from Kolkata. The short film was also officially selected in other renowned film festivals.

His music video – Tu Zameen Si has already crossed 60K+ views on YouTube while receiving several compliments. 

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Gaurav’s Words about Cinema & Filmmaking

“Cinema has always been a great influencer in my life. My mother loves to watch films, and I remember watching all kinds of Hindi films with her since I was a kid. She used to introduce me to different movies, actors, and singers. From Manmauji to Billa, I even know numerous supporting actors because of my parents. However, my taste of films kept changing.”

“Several filmmakers have been a great teacher in my life such as Basu Chatterjee, Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Frank Darabont, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and many more.”

“My long-term goal is to travel & film for the rest of my life. I always tell my friends that I would like to die on a film set. I am looking forward to making more meaningful films with a better production value.”

Gaurav believes in learning new things and techniques. He tries his hand in all the departments of filmmaking and strives hard to make himself better with each of his works. He wants to make The Raw Films a bigger production house in a near future with the motive of creating original and raw content.

Gaurav Social Media – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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  1. I want to to thank you for this good read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.

    I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post…

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