Author Archives: SWA Editor

Rest In Peace, Lekh Tandon Ji!

Veteran writer-director and actor Lekh Tandon passed away on October 15th 2017, Sunday (evening), at his house in Powai, Mumbai. He was 88. (While the details on the cause of Tandon’s death are still awaited, industry sources have confirmed the news.) Tandon … Continue reading

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Adite Banerjie’s script makes it to the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2017

                                               The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, launched in 1986, and organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and … Continue reading

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Comedy Films Today (By Kundan Shah)

If I say Agreement 123 (Atomic Energy Agreement with the US) reflects the comedies made today in our country, you will call me mad. Where is the connection? But it has. Well, we are in the process of being Americanised. That’s … Continue reading

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Concept and Function of ‘Foil’ in Comedies (By Kundan Shah)

The thumb rule for making people laugh in a comedy is that somebody has to be a butt of the joke. In real life situations, when you pull a fast one on someone or what is popularly called leg pulling, … Continue reading

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Role of A Director in Comedy Films (By Kundan Shah)

Charlie Chaplin had once said: “Comedy is a long shot, tragedy a close-up.” What does a long shot mean? Simply put, a long shot is just a recorder of the action taking place in front of the camera. And frankly, … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Kundan Shah!

Acclaimed writer-director Kundan Shah passed away on October 7th 2017, in Mumbai. Shah got a massive heart attack in his sleep at 5 am on Saturday morning. The filmmaker, who had a great command over the genre of satire and black comedy … Continue reading

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पाठकों की रचनाएँ

(पाठकों की रचनाएँ) ‘बेवजह’ बेवजह ही हंस लिए, बेवजह ही रो लिए, ऐसा क्या है हो लिया, हम दीवाने हो लिए।   कौन समझेगा  भला, दिल की ये दुश्वारियां, कर के कुछ गुज़र गया या करने की तैयारियां, कुछ तो … Continue reading

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Script Analysis of ‘TOILET: EK PREM KATHA’

  STORY IDEA – Jaya leaves her husband Keshav, as there’s no toilet at their house. Keshav sets out on a mission to win her back by fighting against the age-old values of rural India. Channelling the unexplored woes of … Continue reading

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ज़फ़र गोरखपुरी (श्रद्धांजलि)

  (श्रद्धांजलि) ज़फ़र गोरखपुरी जन्म: बैदौली बासगांव, गोरखपुर | निधन: मुम्बई, अंधेरी (पश्चिम)  गुज़रे ज़माने के वरिष्ठ शायर ज़फ़र गोरखपुरी का शनिवार 29 जुलाई 2017 को निधन हो गया। वे अपने पीछे पुत्र अयाज गोरखपुरी और इंतेयाज गोरखपुरी को छोड़ गए हैं। … Continue reading

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DUNKIRK

DUNKIRK “A MASTERCLASS IN FILMMAKING!”      Written & Directed by: Christopher Nolan Written and directed by acclaimed British-American filmmaker Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk paints a vivid account of one of Britain’s most celebrated historical events. Set in the year 1940, … Continue reading

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