who am i...
Adventurer, Explorer, Wanderer - trains, boats, planes when I can afford it, through the mind and web, at other times
Amateur baker. Kick ass Sangria maker (not pro cause no one yet willing to pay)
Kung Fu Panda without the Kung Fu, all of the clumsiness
Part fish, happy to be in the water always
what people have to say about my work...
Digital Content Creator and one of the Best Writers in India
One of the Best Authors of India
Anand Sivakumaran has been telling stories since he was 5. He has written for the print media, for advertising, for radio, television (genres ranging from comedy to horror, youthful drama to sci-fi and fantasy), films like Kalyug and now the web. His novel ‘Natasha Mehra Must die’ the first of the Doomsday Trilogy is all set to be published post which he will add his name among the Best authors in India. This book is a thriller, the next ‘64’ is a love story that comes with an expiry date. Anand’s repertoire spreads across a variety of genres. He will therefore be regaling the reading public in myriad ways, in the years to come, His writing is pacy, crisp and very visual, obviously influenced by his having been a movie script writer and television script writer for almost two decades. He always has a love for the written word and his sentences roll off the tongue in an almost musical fashion.
One of the Best Screenplay writers in India
Anand Sivakumaran has been a screenwriter for over 17 years. He has written path breaking films like Kalyug, genre films like Nazar and Buddha Mar Gaya and the as yet unreleased Detour. In Television he has written sitcoms like Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, light drama like Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, thrillers like Guns and Roses, youthful drama like The Buddy Project, Sadda Haq, rom coms like Miley Jab Hum Tum and Jab Love Hua, adventure like Lucky, Sci-fi like Antariksh and fantasy like Hatim. He recently did a social messaging series Adhafull which became the most popular show on DD. He has won awards like the ITA award for the best youth series. His mastery over multiple genres, depth of characterisation, reflection of the socioeconomic realities make him one of the best writers in India. In the years to come, one hopes to see lots more film scripts from him and him finding his place amongst the renown screenplay writers in India.
Digital Content Creator and storyteller
Anand Sivakumaran has now ventured into the field of Digital Content Creation with his creative collective – CrocTales. The company creates and works as Showrunner on web series and also does scripts for film and television. They are working on pitches with platforms like VOOT, VIU, Filter Copy, the Times Group, Eros Now etc. Anand also does live storytelling sessions at venues like Social wherein he interacts with an audience and creates and tells stories spontaneously using cues given by them and making them the protagonists of these tales. He also does workshops on screenwriting, the aim being to create a whole new generation of the best writers in India. Anand Sivakumaran also posts short stories online on his web site, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, based on a photograph or a line suggested by his readers. He is also a motivational speaker and has a popular daily blog called Morning Ray of Sunshine. .
Currently I am working on...
NATASHA MEHRA MUST DIEBOOK
Available on Amazon - https://amzn.to/2rQ7eel
THE CROC'S TALESPODCAST
Telling stories through this biweekly show on IVM Podcasts. Available on Saavn, Apple, Tune-In etc.
THE CROC'S TALESLIVE STORYTELLING
The audience gives the prompts. I tell spontaneous stories. Happens at Hive, Lil Flea, etc.
(Under the CROCTALES banner) Did the screenplay and dialogues for the screen adaptation of Black Suits You
A love story that came with an expiry date, 2nd draft in progress
MARRY ME STRANGERWEB
(Under the CROCTALES banner) Doing the screenplay and dialogues for the screen adaptation of the successful trilogy
(Under the CROCTALES banner) Creating a horror series