Bhumika: Masterclass with Shyam Benegal

Director Shyam Benegal, considered the father of the 'New Wave' in Indian cinema, shares his insight into the making of Bhumika (1977), his powerful exploration of the life of a Bombay screen actor, played by Smita Patil.

Benegal reveals the inspiration behind the film, and discusses his innovative use of contrasting film stocks with Rosie Thomas of Westminster University.


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