We had driven 1.5 hours from suburban Mumbai to watch this spectacle everyone was talking about. For once, I was at Sterling for the movie and not the caramel popcorn. As the lights dimmed and the film began, I was mesmerised. I had never felt so many emotions in a movie before. Jurassic Park and Spielberg had just changed the course of my life.Continue reading “On Spielberg, and my journey as a writer”
Since an early age, Vivek Shukla was quite the filmbuff and an ardent dreamer (by his own admission). But was quite unsure, as to what he wanted to do in his life. Whilst in college, a theatre workshop subsequently led Shukla to find his true calling i.e. scriptwriting.
In the later years, Shukla went on to write some of the most noteworthy animated shows for Indian television such as New Adventures Of Bal Hanuman and the extremely popular Chhota Bheem.His repertoire also includes other shows such as Akbar Birbal for Discovery Kids and Bunty Aur Billi for Toonz Animations.
Interestingly, the writer has decidedly stuck to writing a wide variety of animated shows for Indian television. This decision coupled with his vast experience has helped him evolve as one of the most prominent names in the field of of Animation Screen Writing and Live action TV in India.
In a tete-a-tete with Madaboutmoviez.com, Vivek Shukla spoke to us about his journey, his creative influences and Surreal Play – an amazing initiative that helps visually impaired learn the art of scriptwriting.Continue reading “Vivek Shukla On Scripting ‘Chhota Bheem’ And ‘Surreal Play’ – A Screenwriting Initiative For The Visually Impaired”
Adivi Sesh is an actor, writer and director, popular for his Telugu films including Panjaa, Run Raja Run and Baahubali. His latest film Kshanam has taken the industry by storm,proving to be commercially successful and critically acclaimed as well. In a free-wheeling chat with MAM, Sesh talks about the kind of films he believes in, how Kshanam happened and many other things. Given below is the excerpt from the conversation.Continue reading “As an actor, my biggest takeaway from Kshanam has been, “less is more”: In Conversation with Actor, Writer and Director Adivi Sesh”
It has been a while since I first tasted blood, after having made ‘Ho Gaya Kalyan’, my first short film for our newly formed production house, Dark Horse. It has been about four months and I have clocked an average of making one short film per month. Continue reading ““Yaar, how many short films will you make?””