Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A two-day filmmaking workshop hosted by Satpura Chalchitra Samiti kicked off at Sage University on Saturday, where Durgesh Singh, the screenwriter of the popular web series Gullak taught students the art of screenwriting.
Addressing the students, he said, “Screenwriting is a different genre where you have to know the story before you tell it. The Mahabharata is the best example of screenwriting in the world.”
Durgesh spoke about the growing violence and vulgarity in Indian cinema and said, “We need to show more inspiring stories. Today, the family is not visible in the cinema. We don’t tell our story. Our stories are told by strangers from their point of view. while we have the right to tell our story.” Talking about career opportunities in screenwriting, he said that since the advent of the OTT platform, there is a lot of potential for writers in this field.
In the second session, prominent directors from Mumbai, Virendra Paswan and Narayan Chauhan, spoke to young filmmakers about the principles of filmmaking and trained them in the art of directing. The third session was dedicated to acting by film actor Sanjay Mehta.
Chancellor of Sage University, Sanjeev Agarwal, President of Satpura Chalchitra Samiti, Lajpat Ahuja and Treasurer of Bhartiya Chitra Sadhna, Delhi, Anupam Bhatnagar were present at the inauguration ceremony. The second day of the workshop will see sessions on cinematography and editing.
About 30 selected young filmmakers from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh participated in the workshop.
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