The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Vishal Bhardwaj

Film Director, Writer & Composer, India

Vishal Bhardwaj is an award-winning Indian film director, writer, composer and producer. He has directed ten feature films, produced five and composed music for more than 40.

His directorial work includes the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare trilogy ‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’ and ‘Haider’ (adapted from ‘Macbeth’, ‘Othello’ and ‘Hamlet’, respectively). He has received seven National Awards for his feature films and the Kerala State Award for Best Music Direction.

He began his stage career by directing the opera ‘A Flowering Tree’ in Paris. He also composed music for the Broadway musical ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (based on the film by Mira Nair). In 2018, Vishal published his first book of poems ‘Nude’.


Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 21st November
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presentation to Ruskin Bond followed by a conversation with Vishal Bhardwaj.

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