Beyond Bollywood - An Introduction to Other Indian Films

23 Jul, Thursday 730pm-930pm

Dates: 23 Jul, Thursday 2015, Thursday
Times: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Admission: Free (Please pre-register)

Join us for an evening to learn more about other Indian films beyond Bollywood films. The most prolific of all nations in terms of film output, this talk explores the rich culture and history of Indian cinema, as well as the state's political role in the Indian film industry. In addition, this talk will focus on the growth of Indian art house cinema in its golden age, to the future of Indian art house films. Speaker Amit Agarwal will also discuss the rising popularity of Indian film festivals across the world; a trend that appears to be missing in Singapore. Join in for useful resources to enjoy Indian cinema.

Please see below for more details on what Amit will be sharing during this talk:

- A brief history of Indian cinema, more than 100 years old.

- Rebirth of Indian Cinema with “Pather Panchali" by Satyajit Ray, a landmark event hailed by the world.

- The golden age of Indian Art House cinema under Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shyam Benegal, Buddhadev Dasgupta, G Aravindan and Girish Kasaravalli.- interview clips and production stills.

- Role of the State in Indian Cinema- Sponsorship and Censorship

- Important Films in the arts house space - clips.

- Rise of the middlebrow multiplex film to cater to a new audience.

- Proliferation of Indian film festivals all over the world- missing in Singapore.

- Future of Indian Art House films.

- What gets lost in translation? How to surmount that?

- Useful resources to enjoy Indian Cinema.

About Amit Agarwal
Amit Agarwal is a filmmaker and one of India's leading film bloggers who held a deep passion for cinema since his childhood. In 2012, he left a corporate career spanning Nigeria, Holland, and Bangalore to pursue filmmaking.

Amit has worked as assistant director to leading Indian director Girish Kasaravalli on Kurmawatara (The Tortoise, An Incarnation), and is currently working on a documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan. In January 2014, Amit's feature film project The Long Tunnel was selected for the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Directors Lab.

Currently based in Singapore with his family, he is working on a documentary about the Indian textile industry. Amit also writes about film and cinema on: www.mostlycinema.com/

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Event Timeline
Thu Jul 23, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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