If one had to make a list of advertising professionals who have made a successful transition to films, it would be a rather long list. R. Balki, Gauri Shinde, Dibakar Banerjee, Amit Ravindernath Sharma…the list is endless! Joining this group of filmmakers is N Padmakumar who is all set to make his digital debut with a show called Thinkistaan that will soon start streaming on MX Player.
N Padmakumar, popularly known as Paddy, has had a long innings in advertising before he bid adieu to his 18-year career in advertising to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He has been the National Creative Director at Rediffusion-Y&R for 5 years. Prior to this, he has also been associated with Lowe Lintas & Partners, MTV and McCann Worldgroup Sri Lanka. His maiden feature film ‘A Billion Colour Story’ was released in 2017 and has received great acclaim in the Film Festival circuit. He is now directing a web series for India’s leading streaming platform MX Player titled Thinkistaan. A classic clash between Bharat and India, Thinkistaan is about the journey of two colleagues who fight for recognition in their ad agency as they create memorable ads and fabulous brands. The show will stream on MX Player from 26th April.
With the kind of work he has done in advertising, one surely looks forward to see how the show turns out to be.