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India on Film: Music in Indian Cinema - Song and Dance

The Coming of Sound and the Golden Era

+ composer-singer Pandit Vishwa Prakash and film historian and SACF director Lalit Mohan Joshi in conversation

Discussion of the coming of sound and music in Indian cinema, with illustrations and live performance.

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After India’s first talkie Alam Ara (1931), music rose to new creative heights during the 1950s and 1960s. In this session, Lalit Mohan Joshi joins Pandit Vishwa Prakash in conversation. With clip illustrations and live performance, they attempt to unravel the hidden history of this highly creative period when filmmakers like Mehboob Khan, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt produced memorable films in which music plays a crucial role.

Joint ticket is available with Exploring Silent Indian Cinema + Q&A £15, concs £12 (members pay £2 less).

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