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Industry Appreciation

Industry Appreciation

A.R. Rahman, Music Director

I am so thrilled to be here again. Whistling Woods International has been an inspiration to me.

 

Amitabh Bachchan, Actor

Whistling Woods has concentrated its energies & resources in building the future generation of our cinema.

Anil Kapoor, Actor

Subhash ji, I would like to bow down and thank you for making this temple.

Anita Dongre - Fashion Designer

It's great when a designer starts a fashion school, because she understands what needs to be taught. - at the Future of Fashion Forum, 2015

 

Arjun Gupte, VP Creative, Amar Chitra Katha

Fantastic campus with amazing resources and a very committed faculty. (I am) Especially impressed by the depth and range of the courses offered here, unlike other animation schools. The students here work very hard on their assignments and are eager to enter the industry and deploying their hard earned skills.

Ashish Kulkarni, CEO, Big Animation

Whistling Woods International has laid a perfect foundation for these students. We have had students interning with us for four month-long periods over the past 2 years now. The quality of their work is ratified by the fact that all my creative and technical directors are desperately waiting for the next batch of interns to arrive. Working with animators who bring with them a unique film-making perspective is an absolute pleasure.

Brian Tellis, Chairman, Fountainhead Promotions and Events

Wish I had the educational opportunities you have. Enjoy the journey – Educational or Experiential – or both!

Falguni & Shane Peacock, Fashion Designers

I think it was an amazing experience. We had a great time. - at the Future of Fashion Forum, 2015.

 

 

Gaviin Miguel, Fashion Designer

It was very interesting. I was very happy and glad that I didn't miss this one out. - at Future of Fashion Forum, 2015.

Geetanjali Rao, Animation Filmmaker

A great experience! A great campus and infrastructure for fabulous film-making. Looking forward to a lot of amazing films from here.

Hariharan, Singer

Singing is an art in itself. It means performance from the heart… as you really have to feel the words, to deliver the magic that captures the audience.

Hema Malini, Actor

You are lucky to have such a wonderful ground and a beautiful institution. There should be an institute like this where all forms of art are taught. So many filmmakers came and went but no one has ever thought of doing this except for Subhashji.

Hrithik Roshan, Actor

Whistling Woods is a fantastic world. It's thrilling; exhilarating. There should be a halo around Whistling Woods and the sanctity of this place should never be contaminated. It should exist in its purity and create a generation that will come out from here inspired and that will go on a long way in shaping the world of tomorrow.

Imtiaz Ali, Filmmaker

I am sure students coming out from Whistling Woods International will make the film industry stronger and a better place to be. Training from an Institution like this would surely will help you expedite your career in the Industry.

Jimmy Kuriakose, VP HR, Paprikaas Interactive

Paprikaas Interactive Services has been on a hiring spree from Institutions across the country during this year. We experienced a different class at Whistling Woods in terms of curriculum content, the exposure that students get and the overall calibre of students and would be happy to recruit students from Whistling Woods again next year.

Kamal Haasan, Actor

I am deeply impressed by the quality of diploma films made by students. I would be happy to participate in the growth and even like to make films myself with these young filmmakers.

Komal Nahta, Bollywood's Trade Analyst and Film Critic

Whistling Woods is acting like the foundation of Indian cinema. This is a phenomenal training ground for the students where they not just learn about the craft and art of film-making but also about the business aspect of film-making. I think all the students are very lucky to be studying here at WWI. Industry should be very proud of Subhashji because under his guidance are taking birth a lot of talents of tomorrow.   

Krishna Mehta, Fashion Designer

It is such a brilliant academy, a brilliant place to be. The faculty is fabulous, the premises are great; everything is so wonderful. It’s very inspiring and motivating and a great platform for young and budding creative talent.

Lesle Lewis, Musician

You should thank God because you are in the best place. WWI is the best guiding light you could have.

Louis Banks, Musician

Mr. Subhash Ghai promotes art and music through his cinema. I appreciate and applaud his contribution to art and music. I am honoured and privileged  to guide the students here, about music. I am so happy about it.

 

Manish Malhotra, Fashion Designer

It is fabulous that Neeta Lulla has partnered with Whistling Woods and started a fashion school, thereby sharing her experience, expertise and knowledge with young aspirants.

 

Mehul Hirani, CGI Creative Director, Crest Animation

Most inspiring place to study Art, Animation & Film-making! Wish you the best!

N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys

Whistling Woods is one among the top 10 quality institutions in India and has the potential to be Top 3. There are very few education institutes catering to this industry and you are very lucky to graduate from such a wonderful institute.

Nagesh Kukunoor, Actor

Just talent is not enough, it needs to be honed. And Whistling Woods is the place.

Parineeti Chopra, Actor

Whenever I meet Subhashji, I just feel so glad that there is one film institute that encompasses everything.

Praveen Nagda, MD, Peregrine

Let India continue to shape the 'world-class' talent at this 'world-class' institute!

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia said "I couldn’t even imagine that India would have an institution like Whistling Woods International. I would like to thank Mr. Subhash Ghai and his daughter Ms. Meghna for bringing this institution that teaches all different art forms present in our industry.Whistling Woods International is an institution which will bring India’s name on the world map".

 

R Balki, Filmmaker and Chairman, Lowe Lintas

It's not the place. It's the people at WWI. I wish I was a student.

Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV

There is tremendous responsibility on your shoulders. You need to have a very good mix of commercialism and idealism for success. I am sure that students here will learn and contribute a great deal to to the Indian entertainment industry.

Rohit Shetty, Director

Whistling Woods is a super platform for shaping a bright career in the media industry. It has a team that actually knows what film-making is.

Saroj Khan, Dance Director

I enjoyed every minute of my session at WWI and also the students are  'LAJAWAB'. I must say Subhashji and Meghna have done such a fabulous job. I love all students and their mentors.

Senator Chris Dodd, CEO, MPAA

Yesterday I visited the future of the Indian Media & Entertainment industry. I spent time at Whistling Woods International. If anyone has any doubt that the future of the industry is bright, I invite them to spend a day at Whistling Woods International. It is truly a glimpse of the glorious future of the Media & Entertainment industry in India. - at FICCI FRAMES 2012

 

Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach for DreamWorks Animation

At this amazing Institute, the Foundation course enables animators to attain a high level of visual literacy, and to have access to other aspects of film-making including the rich tradition of story-telling and cinematography in particular.

Shreyas Talpade, Actor

Whistling Woods is an inspiration in itself. It gives a great platform for learning with its state-of-the-art infrastructure and latest technologies. It’s great to see that these students have the opportunity to learn from the experienced influencers who are from the industry.

Shweta, Professional Editor

I would prefer to work with WWI students over other film school students. They are very sincere, hardworking and you can trust them.

Sir Howard Stringer, CEO, Sony Corporation

I am really impressed by this school. This extraordinary film school will guarantee that the film world will prosper in India forever. 

 

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam said "I have no words to explain my experience here. I saw young blood, culture, respect and a lot of dreams. Mr. Subhash Ghai has done something which will be remembered. It will create a generation full of knowledge, sanity and security".

 

Taufiq Qureshi

Taufiq Qureshi said "After a long time, I encountered such beautiful infrastructure. Kudos to Mr. Subhash Ghai for this innovative and effective method of imparting knowledge to students via Masterclass".

Vidya Balan, Actor

I love this space and envy you all who get to explore Cinema here

Vijay Sinha, VP HR, Big Animation

Our Whistling Woods graduate employees are hard working, sincere and thorough professionals as displayed through their high levels of commitment. They are focused about their work and are proactive in their assignment deliveries. Their high degree of adaptability and willingness to learn helps them bring a fresh, innovative perspective to the table in terms of ideas.

Vinay Nadkarni, MD & CEO, Globus Stores Pvt. Ltd.

You're placed at the right time, and you have some bright students coming in. - at the Future of Fashion Forum, 2015.

 

Waheeda Rehman, Actor

I wish I could go back 40-50 years and come back and study at WWI as a student. There is so much to learn under one roof. Remember, learning is very important but this is not the end. It is just the beginning.

Yash Chopra, Filmmaker and Chairman, Yash Raj Films

Yash Chopra, Filmmaker and Chairman, Yash Raj Films

Today you are fortunate to have an institute like Whistling Woods to educate and guide you. The future of our industry lies in your hand, so go out and give it your best.