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Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal : Film-maker of the Real India Book

Shyam Benegal : Film-maker of the Real India

By Arjun Sengupta

Category: Biography Books, Forthcoming Books
ISBN: 978-81-19626-18-2
MRP: 299

Shyam Benegal is one of India’s greatest filmmakers. In a career spanning five decades, he has made films that have won numerous
national and international awards. He was the pioneer of alternative cinema as a serious art form, holding up a mirror to the inequalities and injustices in Indian society. His work, which has inspired generations of filmmakers, is also responsible for introducing to the world some of the finest actors India has produced. His cinema is not bound to any particular region, and he is perhaps the only filmmaker whose broad subject has been India as a whole.

This book explores Benegal’s evolution as a filmmaker, his choice and treatment of subjects, and how his use of cinematic techniques, as well as philosophical views, have changed and developed over the years. It also includes a chapter that discusses Benegal’s work in television for the first time, and an interview in which he speaks about different aspects of his craft.

Written in an accessible style, this monograph offers a concise analysis of the works of a pre-eminent and influential filmmaker whose films offer a unique insight into the cultural history of post- Independent India.

Shyam Benegal AIS (AI Sheet)

Format: Paperback
Size: 190mm x 130mm
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