Sidharth Srinivasan is a Delhi-based filmmaker whose works have played at Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam and MoMA. A childhood obsession with make-believe led to Sidharth’s love for cinema. Graduating from Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College in 1997, he lost no time and began assisting the renowned avant-garde filmmaker Kumar Shahani, himself a student of Ritwik Ghatak and Robert Bresson.


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Pairon Talle (aka Soul of Sand) releasing on IFFR Unleashed on 25th July 2018

June 30th, 2018|0 Comments

With his first short film, The Tightrope Walker (2000), Sidharth SRINIVASAN (1975, India) already caught the eye at the Venice Film Festival. In 2002, his feature debut followed with The Divine Vision, that was not [...]

Trailer for Solargarh released by TERI

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Our trailer for Solargarh has been released: Watch here The story of residents of a small colony in Aligarh, who became the early adopters of solar energy and paved the way for a cleaner future. [...]

The Penance, written by Sidharth Srinivasan, art by Marcus Santiago

January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

A dystopian Indian fable, The penance is an ancient story set in the not-so-inconceivable future, where India has become the world's most populous nation, ravaged by climate change and teetering on the brink of collapse.

Reel Illusion Films was established by the award-winning filmmaker Sidharth Srinivasan in 2007 as a specialty independent label committed to the development and production of original films from India. Based out of New Delhi, the company’s philosophy is exemplified by an inherent desire to push the envelope, while striving to tell rooted Indian stories that resonate with an audience for quality World Cinema. As a niche outfit, we believe what sets us apart is our ability to create what we are passionate about – a unique brand of personal cinema that straddles genres and defies easy categorization. Iconoclastic and singular in vision, our films are a testimony to what the company stands for.