Saturday Session: 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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
As of now, there are no plans of a repeat of this session.
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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 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.
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 Session: Songs and Storytelling | Karan Bali


Material Includes

  • This will give you access to 1 session
  • There are only 90 seats per session
  • Session is spread over 2 Days