There are several young and talented
directors around Tollywood industry (Kolkata) who have a lot of potentialities . Paayel Chouudhury (official name Payel Choudhury) is one of them.
A young writer- director, very sincere, honest, hard working, down to earth, simple and cool minded soul. There is always a smile stays at her face no matter how much
tough path andobstacles she has to face this is what her coworkers, producers, cast and crew, tells about her.
As a director THE NAKED STORY is the 1st full length Bengali (Hindi dubbed) feature
film of Writer/ director Paayel Chouudhury. Film has been her passion from her chilldhood. She has born and brought up at Kolkata, West Bengal.
She has passed her B.A pass course from CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY with the subject combinations of my JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ELECTIVE ENGLISH, her father Mr Ranjit Kumar Choudhury was a textile designer and her mother Bandana Choudhury was a primary school teacher.
Both of parents had inspired her a lot to fight and win a position at film industry. Though the journey was not very easy for a person who belong from a NON FILMY BACKGROUND FAMILY.
Her relationship with her mother was very special to her still today and she misses her mother a lot till today, when she is no more. It was such a sudden bolt from the blue for her to lost both of her parents in a quick session (within 1 year) at such a younger age.
But she is a girl made of iron..so she fought back to achieve her dreams into reality: To be a film director and achieve esteem, honor and respect. It was her parents dream also.
Before this full length feature film, Payel, the ex student of NIFFA ( NATIONAL SCHOOL OF FILM AND FINE ARTS) has made several telefims and a TVC also. She has been in this industry since 2005.
She had been struggling very hard to be an individual director while she had been working as an assistant director under various directors projects. But each and every time she had to face disappointments while she wanted to create of her own as an individual writer/director.
At the extreme phase of her depression, she has got her 1st chance to make a full length feature film The Naked Story Produced by Dr Prabir Bhowmik.
The story one liner has been written by producer himself and the story elaboration, screenplay has been written by Director Paayel herself. This film is going to release very soon.
As a film maker she has made almost 60+ short films under different banners of Purple Theater, Archana Production, AD Films Production, Chandan Roy Production,
Clapstick Entertainment, Sreevaishvabi films, Baivvabi Entertainment.
Her very 1st festivel based short film- THE FORBIDDEN LOVE (produced by NRI resident Chicago based Jayanta Mukherjee) has
received 8 awards 7 official selections so far
around INDIA, USA, CANADA, SANGHAI. UK. This film has been screened at The Queer Asia Film Festivel, London on 13th July 2019 and also it has been screened around various cities of INDIA ( like Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, etc.
Her very recent 2nd festivel based short film THE FREEDOM TO BREATH, produced by Apurba dhan halder, also has been started to receive awards around USA, INDIA.
Her some of new short films under post production to hit the floor very soon. We will wait for her new work and a lot of good wishes from us to this young, talented, Bengali, creative person for her