Is this the time to write Bollywood off, for good?
On Saturday evening, a debate on the Hindi film industry, to be held on St Xavier’s College Grounds, will feature an eclectic bunch of speakers.
The St Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association presents Fr Joris Memorial Nihil Ultra Trophy National Debate, in association with CDC and partnered by The Telegraph, will have the motion: “This House believes that we are witnessing Euthanasia of Bollywood”.
At the 29th edition of the debate, the speakers for the motion will be Xaverian and veteran filmmaker Ashoke Vishwanathan, Saibal Chatterjee, film critic, Shaji N. Khatun, filmmaker, A. Sreekar Prasad, film editor and Subhasree Thanikachalam, music producer.
Defending Bollywood will be filmmakers Sudhir Mishra, Rahul Rawail, Madhur Bhandarkar and Nikkhil Advani and producer Amit Khanna. The debate will be moderated by Kunal Sarkar, cardiac surgeon and president of the Calcutta Debating Circle.
“This is one of the oldest debates in the city,” said Firdausul Hasan, secretary of the former students’ association and a film producer.