From Words to Screen Vikram Chandra & Anurag Kashyap in Conversation with Tipu Purukayastha


Don’t miss the Grand Finale of South Asian Literature & Art (SALA) Festival with highly acclaimed, award-winning director and author of SACRED GAMES.

For the first time, Netflix India’s Sacred Games is nominated for International Emmy Award 2019 in the Drama Category. The crime thriller is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.

Montalvo Arts Center and Art Forum SF in collaboration with UC Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies brings to you a special event featuring Anurag Kashyap and Vikram Chandra (Skye) in conversation with Tipu Purukayastha on Friday, October 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Carriage House Theatre in Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga CA.

Vikram Chandra, award-winning author of the crime novel Sacred Games – which is adapted into a hit Netflix original series in India – will discuss the journey of taking a book to the screen with director Anurag Kashyap. This insightful conversation will touch on topics of Chandra’s inspiration, the challenges of adapting a book into a series, and the vision needed in order to bring a story to life.

Anurag Kashyap‘s prominence increased with the two-part crime drama, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), The Lunchbox (2013), Shahid (2013), Bombay Talkies (2013), Ugly (2014), Raman Raghav 2.0, Mukkabaaz (2018), and Manmarziyaan (2018). He was the co-founder of two film production companies: Anurag Kashyap Films and Phantom Films.

Last part of the South Asian Literature & Art (SALA) Festival, this is a rare opportunity to hear two of the creative minds behind this cultural phenomenon discuss their work.

FREE on-site parking. To get your tickets for this special event please visit: or call the Box-Office at 408-961-5858 between 10 am to 4 pm |Mon to Fri. Service fees may apply and are non-refundable. Box Office is open one hour prior to all show times.

About Art Forum SF: Art Forum SF is a not for profit that strives to define and promote all art forms emerging from South Asia. We endeavor to present the visual, the literary and the performing arts in their manifold versions thus promoting a wider reach for South Asian voices.

About Montalvo Art Center: Montalvo Arts Center’s mission is to engage the public in the creative process, acting as a catalyst for exploring the arts, unleashing creativity, and advancing different cultural and cross-cultural perspectives. We achieve our mission by creating and presenting arts of all types, nurturing artists, and using our historic property in innovative ways.

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