Aditya Kripalani is a filmmaker, writer, musician and producer. He is best known for his books Backseat, Frontseat, Tikli and Laxmi Bomb. It was truly an honour to have amidst us Mr. Aditya Kripalani. His film Tikli and Laxmi Bomb along with many other awards won the Best Feature Film at the 10th Berlin independent Film Festival and the Best Film on Gender Equality at the 20th UK Asian Film Festival in London, both in 2018. The students of DGMC interacted with Mr. Kripalani about the art of filmmaking keeping his film Tikli and Laxmi Bomb as the subject of discussion. Mr. Kripalani gave a brief about the entire journey of this particular film along with a few Trivia about the film.
During the discussion students also explored the area of low budget filmmaking and its pros and cons. He also shared his knowledge of casting and characterization in a film with the students. Since students were aware that this film was an adaption of his own book with the same title, he also informed the students about a few dos and don’ts when they are dealing with an adaptation. With his experience he guided the budding filmmakers towards the right path and told them how cinema could be a powerful tool to convey a message.