Kumar Shahani

Kumar Shahani is a noted Indian filmmaker who was largely responsible for the development of the ‘New Indian Cinema’. He was a pioneer of the ‘Indian New Wave’ that created an avant-garde cinema whose ideology was vastly different from the aesthetics of mainstream cinema prevalent till the seventies. His major films include Maya Darpan (1972), Tarang (1984), Khayal Gatha (1989) and Kasba (1991). He has also worked on a range of highly acclaimed short films.