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Every week, Neha RT sits down to talk to some of India’s best creators and filmmakers about art, cinema, inspiration and pretty much anything but Bollywood!. This is an Indus Vox Media Production

Every week, Neha RT sits down to talk to some of India’s best creators and filmmakers about art, cinema, inspiration and pretty much anything but Bollywood!. This is an Indus Vox Media Production
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Every week, Neha RT sits down to talk to some of India’s best creators and filmmakers about art, cinema, inspiration and pretty much anything but Bollywood!. This is an Indus Vox Media Production

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S02 E08: Pushpendra Singh

5/13/2018
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On the season 2 finale of Anything but Bollywood Neha is in the studio with filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter Pushpendra Singh whose films have traveled to the Venice and Berlin international film festivals, and whose directorial venture 'Ashwathama' was screened at the19th Mumbai International film festival. Listen in as he talks about breaking the traditional 3 act structure of a story, how his acting process influenced his filmmaking, adapting folk tales for screen and much...

Duration:01:01:46

S02 E07: Shahnawaz Bhat

5/6/2018
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On this episode of Anything But Bollywood Neha is in the studio with actor Shahnawaz Bhat who starred in the film 'Half Widow' which was screened at the 19th Mumbai International Film Festival. Listen in as Shahnawaz talks about growing up in Kashmir, the lack of opportunities for artists there, and range of experiences working on indies like 'Harud' to a mainstream Bollywood film like 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'. 00:48 Shanawaaz Intro 01:24 How did acting happen? 02:43 Preparation for...

Duration:00:44:56

S02 E06: Surabhi Sharma

4/29/2018
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This week Neha is in the studio with documentary film maker Surabhi Sharma whose film 'Phir Se Samm Pe Aana (Returning to the First Beat)' was screened at the 19th Mumbai film festival. Listen in as Surabhi breaks down how to pursue subjects and premises for a documentary, what are the pros and cons of documentary film vs a fictional film and how her last film 'Bidesiya in Bambai' about bhojpuri music and 'Phir se...' about classical musicians took shape. 00:44 Intro/ accolades for...

Duration:01:08:57

S02 E05: Anup Singh

4/22/2018
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In this episode Neha talks to filmmaker Anup Singh, whose film 'Song of Scorpions' starring Irrfan Khan and Golshifteh Farahani was screened at the 19th Mumbai Film Festival. Listen in as he talks about his inspirations to make film, his method of working with actors, his childhood as a refugee, and his previous film, the much acclaimed 'Qissa'. 01:17 Intro 02:06 Life as a refugee/Watching film at sea 06:28 Cinema as an art form 08:27 Experiences from first film 'Ekti Nadir...

Duration:00:59:48

S02 E04: The Ektara Collective

4/15/2018
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This week on Anything But Bollywood, Neha talks to the Ektara Collective, which is an independent, autonomous, non-funded group. They open up about how they collaborate with trained and untrained people to make films that are content-wise and aesthetically located in people’s subjective, contextual realities and experiences. They also discuss why art needs to be political, especially with the growing right wing fascism in the country. For any questions or comments find Neha on twitter...

Duration:00:51:45

S02 E03: Karma Takapa

4/8/2018
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Neha talks to filmmaker Karma Takapa from Sikkim, who is creating waves with his film Ralang Road. He talks about how the film's setting played a key role in the plot and how he strives for authenticity. For any questions or comments find Neha on twitter @neharthak(https://twitter.com/neharthak) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at...

Duration:00:34:40

S02 E02: Anushka Minakshi & Ishwar Srikumar

4/1/2018
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In this episode Neha talks to documentary filmmakers Anushka Meenakshi and Ashwin Srikumar about their film 'Kho ki pa lü' or 'Up Down and Sideways' which was shot in Phek, Nagaland and explores the musical tradition of the Müle community. It was screened at the 19th Mumbai festival in the 'India Gold' section. 00:25 - Intro: Up, Down and Sideways 01:41 - Starting out in film making 04:17 - Root of the film/House hunting/The gift 08:34 - Learning from travelling 10:50 - Overview of...

Duration:00:57:39

S02 E01: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

3/25/2018
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On the first episode of the second season of Anything but Bollywood, Neha talks to filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan whose film 'Sexy Durga' got rave reviews at festivals but ran into controversy when it's title was changed to 'S Durga' in India. 01:33 - Intro 02:35 - Getting into filmmaking/Law school/Short films 10:24 - Kazcha film society 13:53 - Shooting without a script 18:15 - Casting process 19:38 - Narrative choices 20:38 - Time to shoot/Shot selection 23:01 - "Looped"...

Duration:00:40:21

Ep.10: Ashim Ahluwalia

9/3/2017
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In the Final episode of the first season of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to director Ashim Ahluwalia, popular for his films "John and Jane", "Miss Lovely" and the upcoming gangster biopic "Daddy". 01:45 - Early Days 07:55 - On "John and Jane" 13:41 - On Form and "Miss Lovely" 20:49 - On Improvising 33:03 - Making "Miss Lovely" 38:14 - Shooting On Film 42:31 - On "Daddy" 56:10 - On being a filmmaker 1:06:03 - Film Recommendations Trailers - Daddy...

Duration:01:08:39

Ep.09: Deepti D'Cunha

8/27/2017
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In the ninth episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to film programmer Deepti D'Cunha, who has programmed and consulted for festivals such as MAMI, Venice International Film Festival and Locarno International Film Festival to name a few. 01:46 - Intro 02:29 - Early Days 11:28 - Osian's Cinefan Film Festival + Mani Kaul 20:32 - On being a Film Programmer 24:34 - On Mentors 29:02 - On selecting an Indian film for Venice International Film Festival 38:51 - On Form...

Duration:01:19:45

Ep. 08: Guneet Monga

8/20/2017
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In the Eighth episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to producer Guneet Monga, who's brought out the films "Gangs Of Wasseypur", "Shaitan", "The Lunchbox" and "Once UponA Time In Mumbai" to name a few. 01:04 - Intro 01:32 - Early Days 07:12 - "Say Salaam India" 11:50 - Working With Anurag Kashyap 17:27 - Film Festivals 20:02 - "The Lunchbox" 25:05 - Marketing 37:46 - "Trishna" + Cost Cutting 41:31 - "Kavi" 47:59 - On her Parents 55:10 - Film...

Duration:00:56:53

Ep. 07: Kamal Swaroop

8/13/2017
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In the Seventh episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to filmmaker Kamal Swaroop, the director behind the cult classic "Om Dar-Ba-Dar" as well as the documentaries "Rangbhoomi" and "The Battle of Banaras'. 01:19 - Intro 02:07 - Early Influences 08:10 - Working On 'Gandhi' 12:19 - 'Om Dar-b-dar' 22:59 - Sound for 'Om Dar-b-dar' 29:26 - Being a Cult Hit 35:16 - 'Tracing Phalke' 42:33 - 'The Battle of Banaras' and Documentary Filmmaking 56:27 - Film...

Duration:00:58:57

Ep. 06: Shaina Anand

8/6/2017
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In the Sixth episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to experimental documentary filmmaker Shaina Anand, whose works have been exhibited at the Tate and the Sharjah Biennale (to name a few). She is one half of the collaborative artist studio CAMP and the founder of the ongoing pad.ma and indiancine.ma film archives. 01:31 - Intro 01:57 - Early Days 08:10 - Assisting Saeed Mirza 13:34 - "KhirkeeYaan" 22:44 - "The Neighbour Before The House" 31:54 - On Film...

Duration:01:04:50

Ep. 05: Kalki Koechlin

7/30/2017
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In the Fifth episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to actor Kalki Koechlin popular for her roles in films such as “Dev D’, “Shanghai”, “Margarita With A Straw”.and most recently in Konkana Sen Sharma’s “A Death in the Gunj”. 00:32 - Intro, How to Pronounce "Koechlin" 02:18 - Early days, Landing "Dev D" 07:11 - On Theatre, On Identity 09:53 - After Dev D 12:18 - Working on Margarita With A Straw 16:33 - Working with Directors 29:48 - Commercial vs Independent...

Duration:00:49:20

Ep. 04: Prahlad Kakkar

7/23/2017
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In the Fourth episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to Ad filmmaker and entrepreneur Prahlad Kakkar founder of Genesis Film Production Pvt Ltd and popular for his ad campaigns for Maggi sauce (It's Different) and Pepsi (Yehi hai right choice baby). 01:52 - Early Days 08:31 - Maggi Sauce Campaign 22:35 - Pepsi Campaign 28:16 - Working with A-List actors 31:49 - On Advertising 36:58 - On Being an Entrepreneur 45:29 - Film Recommendations Check out Prahlad...

Duration:00:49:05

Ep. 03: Shonali Bose

7/16/2017
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In the third episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to indie filmmaker and activist Shonali Bose popular for her films "Amu", "Chittagong" and "Margarita with a Straw". 01:30 - "Amu" 08:45 - "Margarita With A Straw" 21:26 - On Censorship 33:51 - On Film Distribution and Test Screenings 47:41 - On Grief 58:16 - On Politics and Art 1:01:58 - Film Recommendations Film Recommendations (trailers) - Mukti Bhawan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1Sp6-GcmI) - Beast...

Duration:01:04:09

Ep. 02: Paromita Vohra

7/9/2017
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In the second episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to indie documentary filmmaker and founder of Parodevi Pictures, Paromita Vohra. She is the force behind Agents of Ishq, and has directed films "Unlimited Girls", "Q2P" "Partners In Crime' and "Cosmopolis' to name a few. 02:47 - Early Days + Influences 08:25 - Working with Anand Patwardhan 12:24 - Working in Bombay, Channel V, Soaps, Different Forms 14:09 - "Annapurna" 16:45 - On interviewing for...

Duration:01:52:02

Ep. 01: Q

7/2/2017
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In this first episode of Anything But Bollywood, Neha RT will be talking to indie director and producer Q, renowned for his films "Gandu", "Tasher Desh" and "Brahman Naman". 01.25 - Early days / Major influences 12.37 - Pitching / "Le Pocha" + "Love In India" 16.24 - "Gandu" 25.54 - "Tasher Desh" 31.58 - Artist and Identity / CBFC 42.06 - Distribution / Technology and Art / Shock in Art 56.24 - "Ludo" / Horror films 1.02.55 - "Brahman Naman" 1.11.34 - Financial Risks /...

Duration:01:22:00

Ep.00: Introducing Anything But Bollywood

6/28/2017
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Every week, Neha RT sits down to talk to some of India’s best creators and filmmakers about art, cinema, inspiration and pretty much anything but Bollywood!

Duration:00:00:49