What is Bollywood 2.0? Current Trends and New Directions
Our invited experts converge to examine Bollywood trends and consider the industry’s future.
Total runtime 90min
Alongside our screenings of recent innovations in Bollywood cinema, we assemble a group of academic and industry experts to examine current trends and consider future directions for the world’s biggest movie business. Join us as we trace the rise of genre and arthouse pictures, and discuss how issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and politics are being addressed in ‘Bollywood 2.0,’ part of our year-long celebration of India on Film.
Our host will be broadcaster Ashanti Omkar (BBC Asian Network), and she’ll be joined by film programmer Cary Rajinder Sawhney (Programming Director, London Indian Film Festival; Programme Adviser, BFI London Film Festival), academic Varsha Panjwani (Boston University (London)) and film critic Mike McCahill (The Guardian, The Telegraph).