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Grandpa,s Diary short film selected for the iChill Manila International Film Festival


Grandpa,s Diary short film

Relations are based on feelings and emotions and feelings are directly connected to the heart.
A grandfather holds his grandchild’s hand for a while and their heart for a lifetime. Only a grandfather is always willing to suffer just to cheers his little grandchild .There is a unique bond of love between grandparents and grand child.
In our film “DADA JI KI DIARY “ grandfather of Suraj , writes a Diary before dying in which all the memories related to suraj and dadaji were written.

Director Biography

Ram Prasad Mandal is an Indian writer and director,He born and brought up in Jharkhand,He started his carrer in mumbai as an assistant director, In 2016 he writes and directed 3 short movies- Dada ji ki diary,Switch Off,Beggars.

Director Statement

This is a story of Generation Gap
Very often we have become modern , and because of that we continue to forget our roots and that is very terrible.The roots of our families is still our Grandparents. To make their families better and modern every grandparents sacrifices their desires and hopes.But when they need our support in their oldage , very often people hurt them or their expectations.
During Childhood , grandfather answers every silly question of his grandson with smile and happiness , instead of scolding him ,But during oldage of grandfather he never gets any answer with smile from his grandson . Every human being needs to take a look inside themselves and towards their memories , then only they will realise the importance of their Grandparents. No matter how heartless life will become but we should not hurt our grandparents.


  • Shri Devender Dhaka
    Special Thnaks
  • Smt Rajesh Dhaka
    Special Thnaks
  • Smt Ruchika Chaudhary
    Special Thnaks
  • Ram Prasad Mandal
  • Ram Prasad Mandal
  • Ram Prasad Mandal
  • Ravinder Dhaka Films
    Production House
  • Ravinder Dhaka
  • Ravinder Dhaka
    Key Cast
  • Sharan Makkar
    Key Cast
    Dada Ji
  • Shreya Vinod
    Key Cast
  • Menka H
    Key Cast
  • Dalip Gulati
    Key Cast
  • Tanay Vishal
    Key Cast
    Younger Suraj
  • Durgesh Vishwakarma
    Music Director
  • Vicky Singh
  • Ravikant Reddy
  • Gautam Aatavle
    Lyrics Writer
  • Gufi
  • Rahul Deo Verma
    Cheif Assistant Director
  • Manoj Kumar
    1st Assistant Director
  • Smriti Mala
    Assistant Director
  • Avinash
    Assistant Director
  • Dinkar Sadhwekar
    Assistant Cinematographer
  • Mahesh Kumar
    Assistant Editor
  • Munna Poojary
    Sound Engineer
  • Jaspreet Kaur
    Sound Recordist
  • Raj Giri
    Production Manager
  • Anil Ojha
    Production Assistant
  • Raj Kumar Ganayarapu
    DI colorist
  • Madhu Sudan
    Poster Designer
  • Sumit kamat
    Camera Attendent
  • Manoj Kumar
    Camera Attendent
  • Vijay Soni
    Camera Attendent
  • Chandan Soni
    Camera Attendent
  • Krishna Dev
    Camera Attendent
  • Devendra Thakur
    Make Up and Hair
  • Rekha
    Make Up and Hair
  • Vijay Kumar
    Art Director
  • Rahul Kushwaha
    Assistant Art Director


  • Film Type:
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD (1920*1080)
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Canada,s World International Film Festival
Offical Selection


FRIDAY 27 January 2017 at 10PM screening at iChill Manila International Film Festival

Festival director: Kuya Manzano

Philippine Auditions 31 October 2015

iChill Theater Cafe

1125 Dos Castillas st Sampaloc Manila

(Near UST hospital, behind McDo Lacson)

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