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Course on ‘Appreciation of Song Picturisation in Indian Cinema’ begins at FTII

Mumbai:6/10/18:With 94 participants from 11 states in attendance, a unique 2-day Course on ‘Appreciation of Song Picturisation in Indian Cinema’ began at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) today.

The participants (74 men,20 women) of this hail from the following  states:

1) Maharashtra :: Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Nasik, Nagpur, Solapur, and Parbhani.

2) Gujarat :: Ahmedabad and Surat

3) New Delhi

4) Bihar ::  Madhubani, Bhagalpur and Aurangabad

5) Jharkhand-:: Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum district.

6) Kerala :: Thiruvananthapuram

7) Madhya Pradesh :: Indore

8) Rajasthan :: Jaipur

9) Uttar Pradesh :: Lucknow and Raibareli

10) Chhatisgarh :: Raigarh

11) Odisha :: Chandrashekharpur

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Their educational qualifications include SSC, HSC, BBA, M Com, B.E, MBA, MA, BA, B.Com, Ph.D, BTech, Commercial Arts, B.E (Electrical), B.Tech (IT), B.Des, M Sc, MCS, BECS, M.Phil, BSC (Maths), B.E (Civil), PGDMM, MTA, M.Tech,  B.Arch, PGD in Journalism & Mass Communication, MA (Eng), D.Ed, M Sc (Zoology), MPM, PG Diploma in Indian film studies.

The Course was inaugurated by Varun Bhardwaj, Registrar, FTII Pune in the presence of Karan Bali, Course Director.

The Course will cover film song and its use as a critical element of storytelling. It will touch the evolution of song picturisation techniques down the years, both technically and aesthetically, besides the golden age of film music, the 1950s, through some of our eminent composers, lyricists and choreographers. Works of filmmakers who have elevated song picturisation into an art form of its own—- Guru Dutt, Vijay Anand and Mani Ratnam— will be discussed as will be film  songs and their picturisation in contemporary times.

Karan Bali (FTII,Film Direction,1993) is a leading exponent of film music history. As a filmmaker, Bali has made several documentaries and also teaches filmmaking all over India.He has contributed considerably by writing on Indian cinema history in both, print and on-line media.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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