Kitab Khana and Junoon - A stage for Theatre invite you for "Making a Film" by Shyam Benegal on 21st March, 2014

6:00 pm

Dear Readers,
About Shyam Benegal Ji :
One of the pioneers of 'new cinema' in India, Shyam Benegal has been considered one of the leading filmmakers in this country ever since his first feature film, Ankur was released. His films have been seen and acclaimed widely in India and at international film festivals for the last three decades. The core subjects of his films have been varied in nature but mainly centred around contemporary Indian experience. Problems of development, social and cultural change apprear on many levels as a continuing thread in his films.
Shyam Benegal has made a number of documentaries on different subjects ranging from cultural anthropology and problems of industrialisation, to music. His work on television includes a mammoth 53 part series on the history of India based on Jawaharlal Nehru's book Discovery of India.
Shyam Benegal is a receipient of numerous awards and honours, including the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005.
Ankur (1974)
Charandas Chor (1975)
Nishant (1975)
Manthan (1976)
Bhumika (1977)
Kondura (1977)
Anugraham (1977)
Junoon (1977)
Kalyug (1981)
Arohan (1982)
Mandi (1983)
Nehru (1984)
Satyajit Ray (1984)
Trikal (1984)
Susman (1985)
Yatra (1986)
Katha Sagar (1986-91)
Bharat Ek Khoj (53 part TV Serial) (1986-91)
Antarnaad (1992)
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1993)
Amravati Ki Kathayen (1994)
Mammo (1995)
Making of the Mahatma (1995)
Sardari Begum (1996)
Sanchi, Masterpiece of the People (1977)
Mamallapuram, A Riddle in the Sands (1997)
Vijayanagara Where Kings & Gods Meet (1997)
Konark, The Chariot of the Sun (1997)
Sankranti (10 part series aon the first 50 years of Independent India) (1998)
Samar (1998)
Hari Bhari (1999)
Zubeida (2000)
Bose- The Forgotten Hero (2005)
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Well Done Abba (2009)
About the Event:
We have grown used to watching 'mainstream' cinema, with a central love theme and a cliched villian.
Shyam Benegal, pioneer of 'new cinema' in India, and a filmmaker with over 4 decades of experience in breaking new cinematic ground, will talk about making films that are not part of the mainstream, the attendant problems of such an endeavour, and the creative solutions he has come up with in his path breaking career. 
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 6 pm
Entry free and open to all..


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