Meghna Gulzar

Meghna Gulzar began her professional career in 1989 as a freelance writer for The Times of India and other publications. A graduate in Sociology from St Xaviers’ College, Mumbai, Meghna worked with noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza as an assistant director on the National Award-winning film Naseem; and then went on to do a course in filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University.. She assisted her father – poet, writer & director Gulzar, on his notable films Maachis and Hu Tu Tu. Along with scripting her own films, Meghna has made documentaries for Doordarshan on contemporary issues. Her first feature film, Filhaal… (2002) was based on the subject of surrogate motherhood. In 2010, Meghna conceived and directed Closer, a documentary on Pervasive Developmental Disorders for the Special Child Trust. Meghna’s feature film based on the Arushi Talwar muder case of 2008 – Talvar – received rave reviews as did her latest feature film Raazi, based on the true story of a young girl married into a Pakistani military family and sent as a spy for India in 1971.  Meghna is currently working on her next film, based on the life of Field Marshal Sam H F J Manekshaw MC.

Session Detail :

Neta > Abhineta Is political cinema possible in India anymore?

Rajiv Menon, Anurag Kashyap, Meghna Gulzar, Neeraj GhaywanModerated by Shubhra Gupta

  • Saturday, August 4
  • 5.30 – 6.30
  • Stein Auditorium
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