It all started to get big from the year 2006 for Victor Mukherjee. He is passionate about directing and producing, and that’s just what he did right after his graduation. His talent got him noticed in Bangalore, and he was given an opportunity to work in Bombay. “I always wanted to make a career in directing and producing shows and that time Bombay provided me with the perfect platform to launch my career. The first six years went by really fast”, he says. “I was getting to work on multiple projects. I got lucky meeting the right people at the right time.”
I always wanted to make a career in directing and producing shows and that time Bombay provided me with the perfect platform to launch my career.”
Victor got his big break in 2009 when Pranjal Khandhdiya, who was heading the Non-Fiction Department then of Red Chilli Entertainment (headed by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan), spotted his talent and gave him a boom opportunity to work in the production house. He was also a supervising producer and project head of Coke Studio for two years and one year, respectively. “Cracking the format of Coke Studio in India was quite challenging. People tend to compare it with the Coke Studio in Pakistan but, it’s a hard comparison to make because India has multiple languages and is so much more diverse than Pakistan and covering India is not easy.”
In the year 2012, Victor and his partner, decided to take the leap of faith and start Mango People Media. The start was slow and it took almost two years for his company to pick up the pace. But, the contacts and networks that he made in his previous roles helped him establish his client base. The motive of his company is to provide end-to-end entertainment solutions for people. In the start he primarily made short films until bigger projects started to come his way. “Neha Anand and I took the leap of faith and believed in each other’s skill set and decided to work for ourselves.”
Neha Anand and I took the leap of faith and believed in each other’s skill set and decided to work for ourselves.”
Victor also directed, and wrote dialogues and songs for the first ever Facebook web-series called “Confessions – It’s Complicated”, which premiered on 4th of April this year. This light hearted show follows the escapades of three 23 year old girls in Mumbai. The show has received great appreciation in several reviews.
Working among big shots and celebrities doesn’t give him any moments of awe these days, as he quite rightly says that they are as normal as any of us. But Victor did have a huge fan-boy moment when he met Lucky Ali during an MTV Unplugged show in the year 2012. Victor, who attended around 15 to 16 Lucky Ali concerts, was thrilled to finally meet him in person. He is also an ardent fan of comic books and quotes his favourites to be Hellboy, Transmetropolitan, Bone, Y the Last Man, to name just a few. He follows up Comic-Con just like the rest of us geeks and quite proudly so. His friend circle includes popular personalities like Meiyang Chang, Lesle Lewis, Namit Das, Kubra Sait, Sorabh Pant and many more.
Victor’s passion and drive has given him opportunities to work on some of the most popular shows such as Coke Studio, MTV Unplugged, Ye Parindey and couple of other documentaries telecasted on Discovery and Travel & Living.
Talent, determination, and the soft touch of luck got Victor Mukherjee to where he is today. Victor’s special journey sure teaches us one important thing that one must believe in oneself and follow through what the heart wants, then work becomes a form of happiness not pressure.