Born in Nagpur in 1960, Nagesh Bhonsle has been in love with theatre ever since he was a child. Today, after more than 14 years in the field, he...
Understanding The Subtext of Life: A Film-makers Journey
How does the creative process transform the artist? How does it impact him or her as a human being? And what does it mean for future pieces of art this artist will create?
Many artists will tell you that creating art is an intensely personal process, driven by deep instincts and sudden flashes of insight. When this comes together with great skill and craft, pieces of art are created that touch viewers and audiences in ways that they too may not be able to express. However, with some artists we will see a distinct journey or particular obsessions through their work; with others we might not.
We are delighted to invite Nagesh Bhonsle - Marathi actor and director - to Mumbai Local. Nagesh feels that making films has "made me a better man." Drawn to unusual subject matter, dealing with internal conflicts of society, conflicts of people, he says "everyday of the shoot is a learning... when you work on conflicts of people, you get to understand people better. You get better at understanding the subtext of life."
Look forward to a reflective, personal sharing from a film-maker who works from instinct, yet embraces self-reflection as part of his process. Through excerpts from his films and anecdotes ranging from stories that came to him to run-ins with the censor board, we can expect to go on a delightful, thoughtful journey with Nagesh.
See you on Sat 2 nd September, 5 pm at MCubed Library. And a gentle reminder - do please send this email on to at least 5 of your friends who would be interested - the more people who join us the merrier!
@ MCubed Library, Bandra (W) - 1st Sat, 5 pm
@ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E) - 2nd Sun, 5 pm
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 5:30 pm
Born in Nagpur in 1960, Nagesh Bhonsle has been in love with theatre ever since he was a child. Today, after more than 14 years in the field, he is a respected theatre, television and film actor as well as a director and producer. The first play that had a huge impact on Nagesh was Aata Manushya Jagne, in which he was particularly taken by critically-acclaimed Arun Nalawade's role. This was when Nagesh was in college. The following year, he acted in a play called Kondmara, in which he played one of the leads.
However, the turning point in Nagesh Bhonsle's career was after he came to Mumbai in the early nineties. He happened to meet renowned Marathi actor, poet and writer Mangesh Kulkarni, who suggested that Nagesh should audition for Vijaya Bai's adaptation of Girish Karnad's Nagamandala. Nagesh followed his advice and ended up being cast in the play with a significant role. This was a hugely enriching learning experience for Nagesh as he worked with theatre personalities of great repute.
After this, there was no looking back. Nagesh entered the big league of Marathi actors and became well recognized on the commercial Marathi stage. He also started acting in television serials like Upanyas, Hasratein, CID, Aahat and Bhavar. His first appearance in Marathi films was in Bangarwadi, followed by Daayra, which was directed by Amol Palekar. His other films include Bombay Boys, Shool and Bardaast.
Nagesh Bhonsle received the Best Actor Award for Ramu Ramanathan's Cotton 56, Polyester 84 by the META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards) committee.