Directing the eye with Abhishek Chaubey

About the event

Who decides where you look? ‘Directing the Eye’ celebrates and analyses the evolution of visual storytelling in cinema.

Our next edition features the eminent director Abhishek Chaubey.

Abhishek is a renowned writer, director, and producer. He began his career as an associate director and co-writer to Vishal Bhardwaj for his debut Makdee (2002) & went on to assist him in his subsequent films, and most notably co-wrote Vishal’s trendsetting Omkara (2006) and Kaminey (2009). Abhishek’s directorial debut, the dark comedy Ishqiya (2010) and its sequel Dedh Ishqiya (2014), both starring Naseeruddin Shah received rave reviews. His following film, Udta Punjab (2016), highlighted the heroin epidemic in Punjab and was released to critical acclaim. He made his debut as a producer with Konkona Sen Sharma’s A Death in the Gunj (2016), which premiered at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. Most recently, Abhishek co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed dacoit action film, Sonchiriya, as well as two short-format films for Netflix.

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Date: 25th July’ 23

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

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