1st November Sunday – 6:30 pm | Live event on Zoom via link*


Film critic and writer Namrata Joshi will be in conversation with screenwriters Juhi Chaturvedi and Varun Grover. Tracing their careers, this conversation will focus on how, as successful writers, they are able to retain a distinctive independent voice when writing dialogue, lyrics, and scripts across a spectrum of cinema.


JUHI CHATURVEDI is a screen-writer best known for her work on the films, Vicky Donor (2012), which won the won the 2013 Filmfare Award for Best Story, and Piku (2015), which won the National Film Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Dialogues and the 2016 Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay. She is also the writer of October (2018), Dharala Prabhu (2020) and Gulabo Sitabo (2020).

VARUN GROVER is a screen-writer (Masaan, Sacred Games), National Award winning lyricist (Gangs of Wasseypur, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ankhon Dekhi, Fan, Udta Punjab), stand-up comedian, and short-story writer. He wrote the short story collection, Paper Chor, and the Mumbai based graphic novel, Biksu.

NAMRATA JOSHI is an independent journalist and film critic. Currently writing for The Wire and Newsclick, her earlier stints have been at The Hindu Mumbai and Outlook Newsmagazine. In 2019 she published her first book, Reel India: Cinema Off the Beaten Track, in which she journeyed through the interiors of the country, intimately chronicling little-known accounts about the nation’s incessant obsession with the movies. Namrata is a member of FIPRESCI, the international federation of film critics based in Munich and has been on the selection committee and on the juries of numerous Indian and international film festivals.

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