The Adaptation Company

Great stories are all around us.  Great stories transcend time, geography and medium….to be told and retold.  An engrossing book becomes a path breaking movie.  An interesting article becomes a gripping television series.  A thrilling game show becomes a blockbuster multi-player game.  A unique blog becomes a riveting book.  That’s the magic of adaptation The Adaptation Company is the destination for great stories.  We have a vast and diverse bank of stories from international films, books in English and Indian regional languages and TV formats.  We also develop stories from news reports and magazine articles for films (fiction or documentary) or for publishing targeted to the international market.  
The company has been founded by Sunil Doshi and Dhruvank Vaidya, both of whom have vast experience in the creative and commercial aspects of the media business.
It is also our privilege to be guided and mentored by some of the most eminent personalities in the world of films.  Our sincere thanks to Jean Claude Carriere and Anurag Kashyap for being on our Advisory Board.

In case you are looking for a story – for your next film, TV series or for anything else – your search ends here.  We have stories which work in your medium and for your sensibility.  Please write to us, call us or just drop by at our office.  Contact details are here.


Over the last 20 years, Sunil has produced 11 films, including indie hits like Bheja Fry and Mixed Doubles.  He is very active in the International film festival circuit and has been on juries and script development committees of several renowned festivals.  He also manages brand endorsements for film personalities and has worked with most leading names in the industry.  He was also a co-founder of a world cinema business called NDTV Lumiere, which operated a TV channel and also distributed films in theatres and on DVDs.  A serial entrepreneur, Sunil is passionate about books and films.

Advisory Board

Jean-Claude Carrière

A screenwriter of global repute, Jean-Claude Carrière currently resides in Paris, France.  He has created some amazing films with directors ranging from Buñuel to Godard.  His nineteen-year collaboration with Luis Buñuel began with the film Diary of a Chambermaid (1964).  The two collaborated on nearly all of Buñuel’s later films, working on 6 other films together.  He also wrote screenplays for  Danton (1983), The Return of Martin Guerre (1982), La dernière image (1986),  Valmont (1989), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Birth (2004), and Goya’s Ghosts, and co-wrote Max, Mon Amour (1986) with director Nagisa Oshima.
He has also adapted several ‘unfilmable’ works of literature into film – The Tin Drum (1979), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) as well as Proust (Swann in Love).  Carrière also adapted The Mahabharata as a nine-hour stage production for his long-time collaborator Sir Peter Brook.  Apart from films, Carrière has also written several operas, books with the Dalai Lama, a TV series on Robinson Crusoe, a published conversation with Umberto Eco on technology and literature, among others.

Piyush Pandey

Piyush Pandey is the Executive Chairman & National Creative Director Ogilvy & Mather India (its first creative head to occupy this post) and the winner of over 600 awards for advertising from all over the world. He is also Vice Chairman of O&M South Asia.

He acts as a mentor to creative executives from around the world via Berlin School of Creative Leadership. He has been named the most influential man in Indian Advertising 8 years in row by The Economic Times, India’s premier business newspaper. He is the only Indian to have won a double Gold at Cannes and a triple Grand Prize at London International Awards and 25 lions at Cannes by O&M India under his leadership.

Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore is an Indian/Bengali film actress who achieved success at a very young age. She appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legend thanks to her intense films opposite superstar Rajesh Khanna. She has won National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards for her performances. She has led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. In December 2005 she was chosen as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She has also been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in India.  She is also a distant relative of poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Bombay bombings, followed by No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009), Gulaal (2009), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). As a screenwriter, he wrote the scripts for the Filmfare Award-winning Satya (1998) and the Academy Award-nominated Canadian film Water (2005).
His feature film debut Black Friday won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005), and was a nominee for the “Golden Leopard” (Best Film) at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival (2004). Kashyap currently serves on the board of Mumbai-based NGO, Aangan Trust, which helps protect vulnerable children around India.