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Shyam Benegal


Shyam Benegal: I see no point in government's proposal to amend Cinematograph Act

July 02, 2021 6:02 pm

Shyam Benegal, who headed a committee to take a holistic look at the functioning of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and submitted its report to the I&B Ministry in 2016, said the proposed amendment doesn't make sense.

Shyam Benegal's Bangabandhu: Ahead of PM Modi visit, Mujib’s Dhaka comes alive inside a Mumbai studio

March 09, 2021 8:19 am

Shyam Benegal, now 86, is helming Bangabandhu, an ambitious biopic on Mujibur Rahman.

Shyam Benegal directorial India-Bangladesh co-production Bangabandhu goes on floors

January 22, 2021 9:40 am

Bangabandhu was announced by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar during the opening ceremony of the 51st International Film Festival of India.

Shyam Benegal looks back as Zubeidaa turns 20: Don’t think anyone did the film for money

January 19, 2021 4:33 pm

Director Shyam Benegal recalls the making of Zubeidaa as the film completes 20 years.

Arthouse Days | Shyam Benegal’s Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

October 24, 2019 7:34 pm

Directed by Shyam Benegal, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda released in 1992. The film is based on Dharmavir Bharti's novel of the same name.

Surprised that government has not responded to report on CBFC, says Shyam Benegal

March 08, 2018 9:20 am

In its first report in April 2016, the committee, headed by Shyam Benegal, submitted some recommendations to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding censorship in films. However, the filmmaker says he has not heard back from them.

Shyam Benegal on censorship: We are probably going back to Emergency era

March 07, 2018 7:36 am

Comparing the situations that films find themselves in today to what was prevalent more than 40 years ago during the Emergency, acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal said there isn't much difference.

Shyam Benegal receives lifetime achievement award at MIFF

February 04, 2018 10:06 am

Shyam Benegal has been conferred with V Shantaram Lifetime achievement award at the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films. The award carries a trophy, a citation and cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Shyam Benegal hails SC verdict on Padmaavat ban: Victory of freedom of expression

January 18, 2018 3:39 pm

Shyam Benegal on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the ban against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat in some states.

Shyam Benegal's Zubeidaa was the tale of an era where men ruled and women were merely consorts

December 14, 2017 6:00 am

On Shyam Benegal's birthday, here's looking back at Zubeidaa, where he told the story of a free-spirited woman who was bound by patriarchal shackles.


Bollywood celebs at Divya Dutta's mother Prayer Meet

January 14, 2016 1:59 pm

Actress Divya Dutta, who is noted for playing a variety of roles in various film genres, recently lost her mother. A prayer meet was held for her late mother in Mumbai on Janbuary 13 and it was attended by many celebs from television and film industry.

Shyam Benegal, Anil Dharker, Julio Ribeiro attend Charles Correa's funeral

June 21, 2015 9:47 am

Charles Correa's funeral was attended by Shyam Benegal, Anil Dharker, Julio Ribeiro, Dolly Thakore, BV Doshi among others.


Minimal use of `scissors` will be focused on: Shyam Benegal

January 09, 2016 10:25 am

Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): Director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal on Saturday said that the main attempt is to minimize the use of scissors while certifying films, which means the committee, will need to grade films more carefully. He further said that the committee will have to work on the guidelines as India is a complex and diverse society.