Saturday Sessions


The next course in our Class In Session e-learning module, the Saturday Sessions comprises of multiple live workshops. Every month we bring you curated online sessions around films, music, pop culture and more. With experts from the industry dissecting and discussing artists and content, we give you a comprehensive take on various aspects of entertainment.


Creating the Indian Superhero | Abhijeet Kini, Aniruddho Chakroborty

Date: 19th and 26th September
Time: 12-1 PM
Total Session Duration: 2 Hours

About the session:
Over the course of the 2 day workshop – Listen, discuss and dissect the superhero genre, understand the comic book making process – and even create your own character in a highly interactive process with Kini and Chakraborty

About the Instructor:

Abhijeet Kini, founder of Abhijeet Kini Studios, is a Mumbai based illustrator, animator and independent comics publisher, known for his comic series “Angry Maushi”, “Rhyme Fighters” and “Fanboys”. Winner of the Best Illustrator Awards Bronze (2018 and 2019) at the Comic Con India awards, Abhijeet has been a regular participant in all the Indian comic cons and has also participated in international editions.

Aniruddho Chakraborty is a communications, brand and design expert by day, and an award nominated comic book writer and artist by night. Founder of one of India’s leading independent comic book labels – Chariot Comics; Aniruddho has created popular action titles like VRICA and Damned. He was also instrumental in creating the comic book prequel to “Rise of the Zombie” along with actor Luke Kenny, and collaborates with multiple indie comic book houses as well. He occasionally delves in writing on pop-culture and comics, and is one of the leading voices for the comic book movement in India

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Celebrating Salim-Javed | Akshay Manwani

Date: 24th and 31st October
Time: 12-2 pm
Total Session Duration: 4 Hours

About the session:
Over the course of the 2 day workshop Akshay dissects and discusses the works of Salim Javed through their characters, plot techniques and storytelling.

About the Instructor:

Akshay Manwani has written on Indian cinema and popular culture for a variety of publications such as The Caravan, The Indian Quarterly,, Mint, Business Standard and Mumbai Mirror. In 2014, Akshay won the RedInk award for Best Lifestyle and Entertainment Story, given by the Press Club Mumbai, for his detailed feature on B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharata television series. Akshay’s first book, Sahir Ludhianvi: The People’s Poet, was published in December 2013 by Harper Collins. His second book – Music, Masti, Modernity: The Cinema of Nasir Husain – was published by Harper Collins in October 2016. The book won the Verve Storytellers Award for Best Book of 2016. Akshay hopes to educate his daughter on all the great Salim-Javed films someday.

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Writing Romance The Anurag Kashyap Way | Baradwaj Rangan

Date: 21st November and 28th November
Time: 12-2 PM
Total Session Duration: 4 Hours

About the session:
While a lot has been said about how Anurag Kashyap deals with and showcases violence, Baradwaj Rangan does a deep dive into how this director writes and creates a romantic universe. This will be a 2 day workshop.

About the Instructor:

Baradwaj Rangan is a National Award-winning film critic. He has authored Conversations with Mani Ratnam and Dispatches From the Wall Corner. His long-form story on Vikram was featured in The Caravan Book of Profiles, as one of their “twelve definitive profiles.” His short story, The Call, was published in The Indian Quarterly. He has written screenplays and works for theatre. He teaches a course on cinema at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

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Songs and Storytelling | Karan Bali

Date: 29th August and 5th September
Time: 12-2 PM in August | 5-7pm In September
Total Session Duration: 4 Hours

About the sessions:

The aim of the two day session, spread over two Saturdays, is to take the participants through a journey from the coming of sound and music in Indian cinema to reaching its golden age in the 1950s and 1960s and thereafter to present day trends. The sessions would also highlight the invaluable contribution of our great composers, lyricists, singers, choreographers and of course our key filmmakers, who were all able to combine together and take song picturisation to an art form, one that is, sadly, dying out rapidly today.

About the Instructor:

Karan Bali (Lawrence School, Lovedale, 1986, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, 1989) graduated from the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, with specialization in Direction in 1993. Since 2010, he has been teaching Film Appreciation and filmmaking, and he is also the co-founder and content-in-charge of, an analytical portal on cinema of the sub-continent since 2000. An American in Madras (2013), his first feature length documentary, has been screened the world over at various film festivals.

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About the Instructors

Frequently Asked Questions

As of now, there are no plans of a repeat of these sessions.
The link to the particular session will be shared with you over the mail closer to the date of the session.In case you do not receive the session details before 48 hours of the session date, please write to us at [email protected]
You should get invoice on your email. If not, and the money has been deducted from your account, please drop us an mail from the email used for registration on [email protected] The details about the session will be mailed to you closer to the session date.
No you won’t be receiving any certificate after attending the session.
The duration of each session varies depending on the topic. For more details please do check out (landing page)
Yes, only the registered users will have the ability to ask questions related to the topic from instructors.
90 only. Please register before seats get full.
No, if you have registered for all the sessions, you don’t need to register anywhere else. The details about the session will be mailed to you closer to the session date.
There will be no reading material provided in advance. During the session each instructor might recommend a viewing/reading list suited for the topics.

Saturday Sessions


Material Includes

  • Total Course Duration - 14 hours
  • Each course is also available for INR 450
  • This will give you access to 4 sessions
  • There are only 90 seats per session
  • Each session is spread over 2 Days