The Magic Of Indian Cinema_ A Film Appreciation Class

The Magic Of Indian Cinema: A Film Appreciation Class


Gain an understanding of cinema as a medium in an interactive weekend workshop.

With Namrata Joshi
- Winner of National Film Award for Best Film Critic



Are you a film buff? Do films keep you thinking long after they are over? Then join this group of film enthusiasts to discuss and look at cinema in a whole new light.

This two-day, weekend film appreciation workshop will give you a comprehensive perspective of cinema. Namrata Joshi will take you through an exploration of cinema’s beginnings and help you understand it as a medium. Together, you will analyse the art and craft of cinema and the ideas, emotions and thoughts it seamlessly brings together. You will also look at various art forms that are assimilated in cinema.

The interactive workshop will throw open discussions on whether one should see cinema as a purely aesthetic construct or as something more. Is it a reflection of society, economy, and politics and the times?

Participants will also be given a list of suggested films to watch before coming in for the sessions.



19th & 20th December 2020
(Saturday & Sunday)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (4 hours total)

Age Limit: 16 & Above

The history and evolution, the important developments and markers, the various cinematic movements, makers and films. 

Gain an understanding of film techniques like how shot-taking, editing and sound come together to weave a narrative.

How to view a film. What to look out for in images and sounds.

What to make of a filmmaker’s gaze and that of the viewers themselves?

Meet The Mentor: Namrata Joshi

Namrata Joshi is an independent journalist with over 25 years of experience in cinema, entertainment, art, culture, lifestyle and features beat. She is the winner of India’s National Award for Best Film Critic for 2004. She came out with her first book, 'Reel India: Cinema Off The Beaten Track', in which she journeyed through the interiors of the country, intimately chronicling little-known accounts about the nation’s incessant obsession with the movies. It was published by Hachette in July 2019.


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