Anthony Maharaj - Presenter
Tony has his own film distribution company and distributes in the Caribbean for Samuel Goldwyn, Lorimar, Morgan Creek, ITC and Miramax. Some of the movies include: Dirty Dancing, Jesus of Nazareth, Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, Last of the Mohicans and The Crow.
Tony has worked extensively outside of Trinidad and Tobago. In Manila he owned and operated Cariphil Pictures - a production and distribution company. As a Writer/Director/Producer he has sixteen films to his credit. Fourteen were shot in Los Angeles and on locations in Thailand, Manila and Hong Kong. His films include: Final Mission for Thorn EMI, Naked Vengence for Orion, Future Hunters for Vestron International and N.A.M. for Nelson Entertainment.
He was involved in the production of Trinidad's first feature film "The Right and the Wrong", which starred Minister Ralph Maraj with the popular Mukesh song - O Meri Hamrahi. "Shells", his latest film, includes actors and actresses from The Young and the Restless, Chuck Jeffreys from Blade, and veteran Richard Norton.
Tony was born into film since his parents were largely responsible for the distribution if Indian films throughout the Caribbean; from the days of films such as, Babul, Nagin, Mother India and even earlier. At age 14, Tony started working with his parents and so his knowledge of the Indian motion picture industry and music dates back to the time of black and white films. His involvement in the Indian motion picture industry gave him the opportunity to mix and mingle with actors, actresses, directors and producers such as Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanan, Amitabh Bachchan, Chopra and Koshla during his business trips to India. He was involved in the shows of Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Vijayantimala and more recently, Kumar Sanu, in Trinidad.
Tony is credited with the rebirth of the Indian cinema industry in Trinidad six years ago when he distributed 1942 A Love Story, followed by films such as Mohra, Akele Hum Akele Tum and many others. This contributed substantially to the simultaneous establishment of 103FM, as his company AMA Films supplied the information and music on the film industry which occupied a major part of their programming.
With the coming of 90.5 FM, Tony seized the opportunity to share his knowledge with listeners not only in Trinidad but across the world via the internet. This has greatly enhanced 90.5's ability to further enlighten our audiences.
Listening to Tony you're always guaranteed to learn something new, whether it's about the movies, songs, current affairs, history, life or even love!
Check him out Fridays for Deewani Mastana from 7 p.m. to midnight , Saturdays for Saturday Night Live from 6 p.m. to midnight, Sundays on Pyar Ka Nagma from 6-11pm and Mondays to Thursday nights from 8-10pm on Radio 90.5’s Platform.