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Born in 1950 and educated at the National School of Drama in Delhi, Naseeruddin Shah is now one of the icons of New Indian Cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards for Best Actor, and a Best Actor Award (The Volpi Cup) at the Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has honoured him with both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards for his contributions to Indian cinema.
Shaunak Sen talks to him about the pain of acting, Art Cinema, and his evolution as an Actor.
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Sanjay Kak is a documentary film-maker whose work includes Jashn-e-Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom, 2007), a feature-length film about Kashmir. He is based in New Delhi where he has been active in the Campaign Against Censorship in India, and works closely with the Delhi Film Archive.
Tehelka speaks to Sanjay Kak about independent film making, resistance in cinema, and Cinema as a tool of protest.
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Ashvin Kumar is an independent Indian filmmaker, who has written, directed and produced a wide range of films, including the documentaries Inshallah Kashmir (2012) and Inshallah Football (2010); feature-length ecological thriller The Forest (2012); award-winning short film Little Terrorist (2004); the yet unreleased coming-of-age tale Dazed in Doon and his debut film Road to Ladakh (2003) starring Irrfan Khan.
In 2005, he became the youngest Indian writer/director with an Academy Award Oscar nomination, Ashvin is also the first Indian to be nominated at the European Film Academy with his film Little Terrorist which has been part of official selections to over 130 film festivals, winning awards in 25 of them, including the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) LA.
Ashvin Kumar talks to Tehelka about the commerce in cinema, an alternative space for independent films, and documentary film making.
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Dhritiman Chatterjee is an Indian actor. He began his acting career in 1970 as the protagonist of Satyajit Ray's Pratidwandi. Most of his acting work has been in India's independent, cinema with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Aparna Sen, among others. He has received several acting awards in India and has been on the Jury of the Indian National film Awards..
Tehelka talks to Dhritman Chatterjee about his experience with Satyajit Ray, the evolution of the 'Actor', and the insularity of regional cinema.
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Qaushiq Mukherjee is an Indian film director and producer. He is known for his controversial cult film Gandu.
Tehelka talks to Quashiq on the suppression of freedom of speech and expression, on censorship, and his film Gandu
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Kamal Swaroop is a film, television and radio director, and screenwriter. He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 1974 . He assisted the director Richard Attenborough in the filming of Gandhi (1982) and worked on a number of documentaries and feature films. He made his now cult film 'Om dar Badar' in 1988. He is currently working on the television series The Life and Times of Dadasaheb Phalke.
Among the more unusual independent films of the 80s, Kamal Swaroop's debut film is a surreal story set in a mythical small town in Rajasthan and tells the tale of the boy Om growing into adolescence.
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(Special thanks - Saif Akhtar) Abhishek Chaubey, is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He has worked with Vishal Bharadwaj in nearly all his films in the capacity of a co-writer or an assistant director. His notable contributions to Vishal Bharadwaj's films include Omkara (2006), and Kaminey (2009), which he co-wrote. He made his directorial debut with Ishqiya (2010) starring Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan and Arshad Warsi. In this interview with Tehelka he discusses the contemporary moment in Hindi cinema, writing scripts in collaborations and the emergence of the 'rural-cool'.
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Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film director, screenwriter and actor. His directed films include Haasil (2003), Charas:A Joint Operation (2004) and Pan Singh Tomar(to be released). He has also worked in a number of other films like Dil Se, Bandit Queen (1995), and The Warrior (2001) in different capacities. He has also directed television series like Star Bestsellers and Just Mohabbat. In this interview he talks of Allahabad, political cinema, how painful editing is.
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Kundan Shah (born 1947) is an Indian film director and writer. His best known works include Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Kya Kehna (1998), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993); and his 1985-1986, TV series Nukkad with Saeed Akhtar Mirza. In this interview he talks about slapstick, Psychoanalysis, Woody Allen and the Jaane Bhi DO Yaaron.
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Salim Khan born (born 24 November 1935) is a scriptwriter and actor,and part of the scriptwriting duo Salim-Javed Akhtar. The duo's first major success was Seeta aur Geeta (1972).They went on to write many successful films like Zanjeer(1973),Deewar (1975), Sholay (1975) and Trishul (1978). Salim and Javed split up in the early 1980s. in this interview Salim Khan talks about originality, religion, earliest memories and Sholay.
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Zoya Akhtar is an Indian Filmmaker and producer best known for her critically acclaimed debut feature , Luck by Chance (2009)
Born into a family of film professionals , Akhtar started working in films much before her debut venture. She is the daughter of screenwriter Honey Irani and poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar. Her brother Farhan Akhtar is also a filmmaker.
Her second feature Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is set to release in 2011.
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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a noted Indian filmmaker, known for his films Rang De Basanti and Delhi 6. He started his career as an ad filmmaker, directing commercials and music videos.
His first feature AKS (2001), failed to create a stir, but his second release Rang De Basanti (2006) achieved cult popularity, garnering both critical and commercial acclaim. The film won National and Filmfare Awards, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Delhi 6 is Mehra's last release.
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Cinema and Me is the a show that is a part of Tehelka features videos where we talk to some of your favourite celebrities about the movies that changed them
Soha Ali Khan talks to Pragya Tiwari about Devi, her mother , her career as an actor and on missing out on that role in Mississippi Masala.