For the love of a good story.
Making films for a better world.

KAAVADI PRODUCTIONS LLP is a company based out of Pune, Maharashtra, India, with Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran & Ashwini Pratap Pawar as Partners. It was incorporated in September 2016, with the assistance of KPMG, Mumbai, for the production of feature films and feature length documentaries, for Cinema, and, for Television. We have Production Offices in Pune, in Chennai, and near Auroville, Pondicherry.

About the Partners:

Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran

Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques – Studies in Cinematography – at the ‘La Fondation Européene des Métiers de l’Image et du Son’ F.E.M.I.S, Paris, France, 1991 – 1993.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Film Direction from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, India, 1988 – 1991.

Master of Arts in French Language, Literature and Civilization, University of Madras, 1987.

Executive Co-Producer:

1994 – 1995: Executive Co-Producer ‘LE DERNIER COMPTOIR DES INDES’ (Fiction. 35mm. Duration: 90 mins.) for A FILM, Paris. Period drama for Cinema, directed by Bernard FAVRE starring Richard BOHRINGER, Charles AZNAVOUR, Frédéric GORNY, Vanessa LHOSTE and K. KAARTHIKEYAN. French language

1996 – 1997: Executive Co-Producer ‘HANUMAN’ (Fiction. 35mm, Duration: 90 mins.) GAUMONT and BOREALES, France. Action adventure film for Cinema, directed by Fred FOUGEA starring Robert CAVANAH, Nathalie FOUGEA, Khalid TIABJI, Jaaved JAFFREY and Tabassum HASHMI (Tabu). English language.

1998: Executive producer ‘LES MONTAGNES BLEUES’ (Fiction. Super 16mm, Duration: 90 mins.) L’ARC PRODUCTIONS, Montreuil, France – subsidiary of the SFP. Television Drama, directed by Paolo BARZMAN, starring Jean Pierre CASSEL, Urbano BARBERINI and Krishna DEVANANDAN, for the channel FR 3. French language.

2000: Executive Producer ‘PASSEUR D’ENFANTS A PONDICHERY’ (Fiction. Super16mm. Duration: 90 mins.) for DEMD PRODUCTIONS, Paris. Television Drama for TF 1, starring Pierre ARDITI, directed by Frank APPREDERIS  and produced by Eddy CHERKI. French language.

2007: Associate Producer for ‘LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS’ (Fiction. HD. Duration:120 mins) HORN OK PLEASE ENTERTAINMENT, Mumbai. Film starring Shabana AZMI, Ayesha DHARKAR, Ajay NAIDU, Manish ACHARYA, and others, directed by Manish ACHARYA.

Ashwini Pratap Pawar

A lifetime student of Bharatanatyam, a Indian Classical Dance form, and Classical Music.

Masters in the Science of Waldorf Education, at Sunbridge Institute, NY, USA, 2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, India, 1996


Dance Recitals in India:

Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, TAG Auditorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2016
Sadhana Forest, Auroville, 2015
Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts & Research, ‘Remembering Veenapani Chawla’, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, 2015
SPACES,  ‘Tribute to Chandralekha’, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2014
Chidambaram Temple, Tamil Nadu, 2013
‘Sharadotstav’, Baramati, Maharashtra, 2012
Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, TAG Auditorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2012
The Theosophical Society, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2012
Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharata Nivas, Auroville, 2012
Guruvayur Temple, Kerala, 2011

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