We're Abstract Films

A Mumbai based production house specializing in Television Commercials, Digital Films, Corporate Films and Film Production


Abstract Films is a Mumbai based production house specializing in Television Commercials, Corporate Films and Film Production. Mumbai is one of 3 top hubs of film production globally today. From independent cutting-edge cinema to mainstream mega-budget Bollywood blockbusters; to being the hub of the advertising industry in India, and increasingly, Asia, you will find it all here. Some of the best technicians, talent, post studios, and film studios are located in Mumbai.

Abstract Films is a young and dynamic production house operating at the confluence of this Mumbai scene. The core team is hugely experienced, with experiences ranging from music video to daily soaps to advertising agency to feature films.

Our pool of directorial talent is pretty evolved, creating ads and films that showcase stunning visual effects, hard-hitting performances and full scale animation films.


After carving a niche in the Indian industry, Abstract is now looking to service good agencies and partner production houses globally. We would like to help companies across the world leverage Indian talent and locations as see us as their hardworking and honest partner.

Our Team

Maxen Chakalakal

Executive Producer

Maxen found his passion in film making after spending a few years in software programming. He attributes his learning to the long hours he spent as a kid in the dark room of his father’s studio.   He is equally at ease handling TV serials, music video, ad films or feature films.
He has worked with Balaji Telefilms and had a stint with Contract Advertising (WPP) before he started Abstract Films. He has worked on 3 feature length films and produced ads for brands like Cadbury, Mastercard, Tata Motors, Vodafone, Colgate, McDonalds, HDFC, Mitsubishi, Damas, Olay, Lifebuoy, Colgate, Asian Paints, etc. Currently he is producing a Gujarati feature film.
His directorial debut as a documentary filmmaker has been officially selected at the 11th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival. He continues his plan to make more documentaries based on social causes.

Rakesh Sharma

Line Producer

Rakesh came to Mumbai from Nainpur with dreams of performing in front of the camera but ended up specialising at the other side of it. Sole vegetarian soul of the team, Rakesh is a bollywood movie freak.
A hard worker at work and an easy player in cricket. He makes sure the engine of production runs smoothly.

We Combine Passion & Professionalism, for you.


Indian & International

Vishal Mangalorkar can be as funny directing a spot for Mentos as he can be passionate with a beauty film for Lux.
He retains a sharp aesthetic style, and enjoys directing commercials with a strong visual impact. His films are a mix of humor, style, original narration, immaculate art direction, stunning cinematography and great subtle performances. In 2013 his activation film for Lifebuoy won over 50 international awards including Cannes Lion, Clio and the Grand Prix at Effie’s.
If he is not shooting, you will find him scuba diving.


Cinema was a passion right from the start. His journey began as a little kid who loved watching films and got mesmerized by the story on the big screen. He loves to experiment and explore different possibilities. He believes that the same story can be treated completely differently and told through different perspectives.


Niddhish started his creative career with copy writing for brands. He has executed more than 50 TV Commercials - and has held different roles in advertising, he was a VP - Content Strategist, a Creative Director and recently Head of Production for BBH . Apart from executing several different genre of content for brands, he has also written and directed a bollywood feature length film - a psychological thriller starring Arshad Warsi, Juhi Chawla. His interests include Psychology, Philosophy, Music and Contemporary art.



Maniesh has established himself as a people’s Director. His strong eye for colours and capturing beautiful moments has allowed him to cleverly interpret story lines with pace and excitement. He work hard at perfecting every project that comes his way.


Moving to directing was the most exciting challenge. She knew that combining her art direction style with performance would bring a whole new dimension to her work. Her style is detailed, ‘quirky’, ‘unique’ and she seem to encourage wonderful performance from people, especially women. She always wants to push her work further into the dialogue and comedy areas, and of course you get her ‘look’ thrown in, thats just part of the deal.


For Parikshit, adfilm making has been a wonderfully enriching journey. He has been a wonderfully enriching journey so far in which he has been fortunate enough to have touched almost every genre with equal enthusiasm and comfort. Though characterization, performance, and drama is something that he enjoys the most in films, he is of strong belief that adding value to the communication is inevitable while translating the text to audio visual, without distorting the sactity of the core idea.



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AP TruGrip CR-8

Manish Madhav
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AP TruGrip CR-8

Manish Madhav
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Aditya Birla Health Ins

Parikshit Vaidya
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GM Fabrics - Luka Chuppi

Niddhish Puuzhakkal
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Vodafone - Promenade

Sizil Srivastava
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Damas Avani

Tracy Rowe
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Saffola Active Soup

Sizil Srivastava
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Parachute Jasmine Oil

Vishal Mangalorkar

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​A-202, ​Universal Business Park
Off Chandivali Road
Andheri East, Mumbai​
MH, India - 400072

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