Renowned film journalist Sapan Manchanda, who came up with an unorthodox idea of making a first-of-its-kind Punjabi directory in 2013, has brought into the market a revised edition of the same. In which is something that has come from an innovative school of thought, this directory will help a plethora of individuals who are related or want to work in the Punjabi film industry.
As the name suggests, the directory consists of contact numbers, respective email ids, information and photograph of almost everyone working in the Punjabi film industry. Something which is worth mentioning is that Manchanda has covered the details of all the technicians as well which well help budding producers/directors in a big way. You just have to search name the individual and his/her details will be present in the directory.
Apart from the contact information, this directory will also help as a data bank for the Punjabi film industry. The details of all the movies which have hit the big screens since 1931 have been incorporated in this directory. Additionally, it also has information of all the award-winning movies and artists. For such a database to be available some years ago in our industry was unthinkable of and this is where Manchanda deserves lots of praise.
The 392 pages of the directory embraces 7,000 contacts (with photos) and 90+ personal profiles. All this truckload of data has been divided into 47 categories in a bid to make searching easy for the users.
Sapan Manchanda is an alumni of Punjabi University, Patiala. He has been working in the field of journalism and media for over a decade. All these years, he has worked for various media houses in the state.
We, at Punjabi Mania, would like to wish Sapan Manchanda all the best and hope that he keeps on adding value to this directory on a yearly basis.