Art requires dedication, and love. These are three qualities that Anuvab Pal possesses. Pal is an internationally renowned author, playwright, screenwriter, and stand-up comedian. He can claim over 250 original works to his name; not to mention movies and plays he has turned into books, and vice versa. He is a respected member of the Bollywood film industry, and has created many classic films. How can one person possibly create so much?
Anuvab Pal spends his days dedicated to his works. A morning for Pal consists of working on a play that he is writing. Being a novelist fills up his afternoons and by evening he puts on his screenwriters hat. At any given moment Pal can have three different stories going on, created in three different mediums, and he is a respected master of all three.
When asked about why he chooses to use all three of these mediums he replied: "The first and foremost thing is the story. Depending on what the medium allows me to do, I chose. Each medium has its own limitations and scope. What theatre doesn't give me, films do. And some stories can be retold through a book."
On top of all of that, a couple times a month, Pal spends time in Mumbai, India performing stand-up comedy. Many of Pals works are comedies or satires. In a 2008 film, entitled the "President is Coming," six Indians compete for a chance to shake hands with President George W. Bush when he visits India. This movie set the Bollywood film industry a buzz with the comedic talent and wittiness provided by the young Pal.
At every turn Pal's contributions to the film, literary, and theatre community are welcomed with open arms. Many of his works are becoming classic films in the Bollywood circle. Pal's works also help breach cultural boundaries, allowing Americans to gain more experience with foreign film.
Pal's dedication to story-telling is exemplar in our society. There are many different mediums that people can choose when looking for entertainment. Pal realizes this and uses it all to his advantage. If you want to reach people, sometimes it is best to do it on all fronts. Since he is so young, this is really only the beginning for Pal. Keep and eye out for his name, because he will continue to keep producing classic Bollywood films and works of art for the world, as long as people are around to enjoy them.