Unparalleled Parallel Cinema

2024-04-21 22:11:15

Abhinav Kandarp

Unparalleled Parallel Cinema


March 16, 2024 - March 17, 2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed

Poster of the film Party, 1983, POP. 25897 

From the 1950s, Parallel Cinema revolutionised the Indian film industry and paved the way for a unique cinematic language that blossomed in the 1970s and 1980s.

Join us for a two-day workshop as Abhinav Kandarp from Breakfast@Cinema helps us explore the various layers and complexities of this important juncture in Indian film history.

Through the workshop, Abhinav will take us through the history, key players, innovative techniques and important films that defined this influential movement. The workshop will look at the social and political context in which these films were made, and delve into the unique aesthetic and storytelling techniques that set them apart from mainstream Indian cinema.

Whether you are a film enthusiast, student, or simply curious about this fascinating period in the history of Indian cinema, join us as we celebrate the legacy of Indian Parallel Cinema and its enduring impact on our film industry.


This event is fully booked.

Abhinav Kandarp

A filmmaker, writer, educator, outdoor facilitator and experiential learning practitioner by choice and passion today, Abhinav Kandarp has experience working till 2012 as a business domain professional in the IT industry. Prior to starting his own initiative of using films as a tool for intervention, facilitation and education, Abhinav has worked with business/technical process re-engineering projects in South Africa, USA and India in the business domains of Insurance, Life Sciences and Banking.

Breakfast @ Cinema

Driven by a love for the moving images and bolstered by personal and professional experiences, Abhinav started Breakfast@Cinema as a joint initiative in 2014 to harness the power and versatility of cinema as a tool for learning and development of individuals, groups and organisations. The organisation works in the fields of education of cinema (film appreciation, filmmaking, engagement programmes through cinema, design in cinema, visual storytelling, etc.) and education through cinema (behavioural training, soft skills training, management refresher modules, professional domain-based concepts, etc.). It also works in allied spaces like script research, film festival organisation, film curation for events, and moderating discussions on cinema. The Breakfast@Cinema team shares its love for the culture of moving images by designing and facilitating its programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds in institutions, organisations, social gatherings in the physical format as well as online. As of the end of 2023, Breakfast@Cinema has impacted over 900,000 individuals through its workshops, classes, film club, podcasts and other programmes.

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