SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment and SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts with some of the leading South Asian achievers in global media and entertainment...
A conversation with Ram Gopal Varma, director of "Rann," a fast-paced drama set in the world of media in today's India; starring Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal and Ritesh Deshmukh.
Varma is a leading Indian film director, screenwriter and producer and a voice of the new Indian popular cinmena. Varma has directed, written and produced films across multiple genres— psychological thrillers, underworld gang warfare, politician-criminal nexus, and musicals —and in a number of languages, including Telugu and Hindi. His biggest movies include "Rangeela" (1995); "Company" (2002) and "Satya" (1998). Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion about Bollywood, cinema and the changes happening in the world of Indian arts and beyond. Follow him on Twitter: @RGVZoomin
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
10-10:30 am, New York time
8:30-9 pm, Mumbai time
See local time around the world: http://timeanddate.com/s/1j41
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RECENT SAJA MOVIE WEBCASTS:
- Post-Oscar webcast about Slumdog Millionaire:
- Danny Boyle, director of "Slumdog Millionaire"
- A.R. Rahman, music maestro
- Vikas Swarup, whose novel "Q&A" became "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Ashok Amritraj, Hollywood producer
- Manu Narayan, actor, writer, discusses "The Love Guru" and other projects
- PANEL: South Asians & Hollywood
Also see Aseem Chabbra's series of nine short videos, Bollywood Briefings, http://www.sajaforum.org/2007/06/bollywood_a_vid.html
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