'We tell stories with the intent of making them timeless.'
is a one-stop Film and Visual Arts studio, based in Mumbai and working globally, founded by internationally acclaimed Writer - Director - Producer duo,
Judhajit Bagchi & Ranadeep Bhattacharyya.
The Path (Yaanah in Sanskrit) of our creative quest is inspired by the philosophy of the twin-headed Roman deity 'Janus'
‘Utilising wisdom of the Past, with focused vision of the Future to strive for excellence in the Present.’
Fashion & Art Film
Still in Motion
is to offer a unique perspective through innovative storytelling and visuals to engage audiences and elicit desired emotional response.
Meticulous Research, Ideation & Concept Development
Scripting with Innovative Visual Treatment
Production & Execution (from script to screen)
Cutting-edge Editing, Post Production & VFX, Sound Design & Music
Responsible & Sustainable Thinking
Innovative, Inclusive, Experimental & Humane approach to Filmmaking
Creative Thinking with Solution Focused Approach with Artistic Aesthetics
Our accolades and awards over the years stand testimony to our claims.
"Committed to make the World a better Place through Art"
Judhajit, after completing his Higher Secondary (1st Division) from Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandir, has completed his Bachelors in Economics Hons. (1st Division) from Presidency College Kolkata (2004), securing top position in Development Economics. Post that he went on to complete his Masters in Communications - Film Art and Film Studies (1st Division) from Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal University (2006). His Post Graduate dissertation 'Towards an inclusive national identity - an analysis of Swades' has been published in the book - 'Indian Media in a Globalised World' Sage Publications.
While not making films, Judhajit, a true Bengali at heart, loves to experiment with photography, travel, explore food and spend time at home with his pet cat Elio .
Ranadeep has studied from Don Bosco School Liluah and has been the All India ISC (Humanities) Topper (2001) and is recipient of the Big Leap School Achievers Award. He completed his Bachelors from Calcutta University in BSc. Geography Hons. (1st Division 1st in Geography Practicals) from Presidency College Kolkata (2004). Along with his Post Graduate degree, he has also been awarded the TMA Pai Gold Medal by Manipal University for becoming the University Topper (Gold Medalist) in Masters in Communication - Film Art and Film Studies and Deccan Herald Award for coming 1st in his college Manipal Institute of Communication (2006).
Raised in a sprawling Bengali joint family, Ranadeep is a bibliophile and a cinephile who in his free time can be mostly found either listening to old film songs, painting or writing poetry if not playing with his pet cat Elio.
Hailing from the historical town of Serampore near Kolkata in West Bengal, Judhajit and Ranadeep ()bonded over their common interest in Cinema, Music and Arts while studying at Presidency College Kolkata.
After completing their Masters in Communication & Film Art from MIC, Manipal University, JD started off their career with Living Legend and Ad-man Prahlad Kakar at Genesis Films handling all aspects of Film Production and Direction, working on over 500+ ad films for some of the top brands worldwide. Their passionate commitment to realize their joint creative vision resulted in the establishment of Yaanus Films in 2010.
Over the last decade, JD have successfully offered creative solutions to brands and clients by offering their knowledge, understanding and expertise to create award winning short films, ad/ brand films, experimental films and photography that have been celebrated both nationally and internationally.
JD’s style ranges from cinematic and classic to conceptual and experimental.
They are the only Indian Production House & Studio to have the honour to be featured by the Institute of Experimental Arts, Europe for their continuous experimentation through storytelling and the film medium itself.
JD have also chaired the Jury for London Fashion Film Festival (UK),The Telly Awards (USA) and International Business Awards / The Stevies (USA).
JD's journey through diverse portfolios beyond filmmaking has culminated in the formation of Yaannus Atelier in 2020 - An inclusive space for artists from diverse disciplines collectively joined by the vision to tell socially relevant stories connecting us with our humanity.