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Kumar Shahani

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Kumar Shahani. Photo: Roshan Shahani.
Kumar Shahani. Photo: Roshan Shahani.

Kumar Shahani is an award-winning filmmaker. After studying in Mumbai, Pune and finally Paris, Kumar returned to India to make his first film, Maya Darpan, in 1972. Today, it is considered as India’s first formalist film. Since then, he has produced many critically acclaimed feature-length and short films, including Tarang, Khayal Gatha, Kasba, Bhavantarana, Char Adhyaya, Bamboo Flute and As The Crow Flies. He is a three-time winner of the Filmfare Best Film (Critics’ Choice) Award, and received a Homi Baba fellowship that allowed him to research various subjects, including the Mahabharata, Buddhist iconography and the Bhakti movement. His writings can be found in the journal Framework.

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