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== Introduction ==
 
Kamlesh Pandey ({{lang-hi|कमलेश पांडे}}) (born 17 Sept 1947) is an Indian writer (of advertising and screenplays), and a columnist<ref>{{cite news |url=http://http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/kannada/movies/news/Ace-Bwood-writer-Kamlesh-Pandey-to-take-scriptwriting-workshop-for-FICCI-in-Bangalore/articleshow/24285187.cms |title=Ace B'wood writer Kamlesh Pandey to take scriptwriting workshop for FICCI in Bangalore|newspaper=[[The Times of India]]|date=17 Oct 2013}}</ref>. He may be India’s first bilingual advertising writer and the only mainstream Bollywood writer<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.joinfilms.com/showcase/interview/exclusive-interview-of-kamlesh-pandey|title=A towering figure like Kamlesh Pandey does not need any introduction|website=Joinfilms.com}}</ref> who is well known for his work having both rural & modern themes.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://http://www.bollywood.com/mumbai-not-real-india-kamlesh-pandey|title=Welcome Pandey, a mixture of old school and new school types|website=Bollywood Hungama News Network}}</ref>
 
Pandey is known for writing the screenplay for the film [[Rang De Basanti]]<ref>[http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e2X3UzLgUc "Angad Bedi interviews Kamlesh Pandey about writing RANG DE BASANTI"]. on 26 Jan 2013.</ref>- the first{{citation needed}} movie in the history of Hindi cinema that became a movement.<ref>[http://www.columbia.edu/~rs328/Jessica.pdf "Public Outrage and Criminal Justice:Lessons from the Jessica Lal case"], [[Columbia University]], March 16,2009</ref> Demonstrations over the [[murder of Jessica Lal]] used the same location as a demonstration scene from the film.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/13/international/asia/13india.html?_r=0 "Acquittal in Killing Unleashes Ire at India's Rich"], [[New York Times]], Published: March 13, 2006.</ref><ref>[http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/jessica-lal-murder-case-judgement-provokes-public-outrage/1/181705.html "Jessica Lal case: Public outrage over judgement, opens debate on India's justice system"], IndiaToday, published on April 03, 2006</ref> [[Nitish Katara murder case]]<ref>[http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-nitish-katara-case-high-court-asks-police-about-special-treatment-given-to-convicts-in-government-hospitals-2034279 "Nitish Katara case: High Court asks police about special treatment given to convicts in government hospitals"] [[Daily News and Analysis|DNA]], Nov 11, 2014</ref> the agitation by medical students for their rights among other various social & community causes. The film was selected as India’s entry to compete in the [[Oscar Awards]] in the [[Best Foreign Language Film]] category in 2007.{{citation needed}}
 
Pandey was part of the core group and played an active role in getting the historic [http://copyright.gov.in/ '''Copyright Amendment Bill'''] passed by the [[Parliament of India|Indian Parliament]] on May 22, 2012 and is renowned for being vocal about the rights and credits for the screenwriters in Bollywood.
* [[Virrudh]] on [[Sony Entertainment Television (India)|Sony TV]] for [[Smriti Irani]] and '''Applause Entertainment'''
* [[Waaris]] on [[Zee TV]] for [[Smriti Irani]]
* [[Kuch Toh Log Kahenge]] on [[Sony TV]]—an adaptation of television classic [[Dhoop Kinare]] written by the legendary Pakistani television writer [[Haseena Moin]]<ref>[http://http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/television/i-love-tv-yet-i-hate-it-kamlesh-pandey/article1-749663.aspx "I love TV yet I hate it"], "[[Hindustan Times]]", 24 September 2011.</ref>
 
== Theatre--Stage Musical ==
 
He firmly believes that –
* 'The Screenwriter is the first star of a film because before the Screenwriter, a film is just a blank piece of paper.'<ref>[http://http://www.planetbollywood.com/displayArticle.php?id=s022809105529/"The writer is the first star of a film"], Planet Bollywood.</ref>
* “In films and television, everybody’s livelihood depends on the Screenwriter”.
* “Na kuchh khota hoon, na kuchh paata hoon, bus har lamhe ke sath ho jaata hoon” ( I neither lose or gain anything, just accompany each moment as it comes my way)
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