Shubhra Gupta - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
5:30 pm
The Blue Couch

Irrfan: A Life in Movies

Shubhra Gupta with Vasanthi Hariprakash

Day 2
12:15 pm

Main Character Energy: Writing for the Screen

Anand Neelakantan, Kanan Gill, Manish Gaekwad, Shubhra Gupta with Sidharth Jain


Shubhra Gupta is a senior columnist and film critic at The Indian Express. 
She has written a widely-read weekly review column for over 20 years, and is one of India’s most well-known and respected film critics.
She is a frequent traveller to film festivals around the world ( Berlin, Cannes,Toronto, and many others), and has served on national and international juries.
She curates and conducts the hugely popular platform, The Indian Express Film Club, in Delhi and Mumbai. The screening is followed by animated discussion, which she moderates.
One of the most rewarding aspects of her work is the creation and running of modules on `Understanding Cinema’ for students at media and technology institutes.
She served as a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between 2012-2015.
Shubhra received the prestigious Ramnath Goenka award for the best writing on film in 2012.
Her first book, ‘50 Films That Changed Bollywood 1995-2015’, published by HarperCollins, is a unique account of the
growth of the largest film industry in the world, in post-liberalised India.
Her second book, Irrfan : A Life In Movies, published by Pan MacMillan, is a comprehensive portrait of an enthralling actor
and artist who passed away too soon, and whose legacy will remain lasting.