The Mint Planner, 19 August 2016

From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week

‘Krishna’ will use music, dialogue and voice-overs.
‘Krishna’ will use music, dialogue and voice-overs.



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Till 20 August

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (Fica) is presenting this exhibition, which focuses on issues of art, craft and ecology. The list of artists taking part includes Sachin George Sebastian, recipient of the Fica Emerging Artist Award 2014, and Indrani Baruah and Mrugen Rathod, who are displaying the public art projects they developed under the Fica Public Art Grant 2013 and 2014.

11am-7pm. Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53, Defence Colony (24615368).

Princess, a mixed-media work by Anjan Chakraverty.
Princess, a mixed-media work by Anjan Chakraverty.

Mystical Narratives

19-21 August

Anjan Chakraverty, who specializes in miniature painting, will present 40 of his latest mixed media on paper works, showing yoginis, tree goddesses, devis and nymphs in a dialogue with nature.

11am-8pm. Alliance Française, 72, Lodhi Estate (43500200). Prices, Rs.25,000-80,000.


Cinema Of Alexander Kluge—In The Tracts Of Time

20-21 August

This is a retrospective of German film-maker Alexander Kluge’s cinema. The line-up includes Brutality In Stone, Yesterday’s Girl and Female Patriot.

4pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road (24682002). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai

20 August

Directed by Ishwar Shunya and written by Badal Sarkar, this Hindi drama is about four men from different walks of life who meet at the funeral of a young girl. 1 hour, 45 minutes

7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (0124-2715000). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.400, available at the venue and on


20 August

This play by Kuldeep Kunal revolves around two friends from different classes of society. Through comedy and satire, the Hindi play shows how greed and fear can restrict and manipulate our feelings. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Stein Auditorium, IHC. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.350 and Rs.500, available at the venue and on

By Sohini Sen



City Of God

Till 25 August

This 2002 Brazilian crime drama, adapted from Paulo Lins’ novel of the same name, looks at the growth of organized crime and the war among drug dealers in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 1960s-1980s.

7.30pm. Matterden CFC, The Deepak, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.250, Rs.300 and Rs.350, available at the venue and on

Around town

Kavach: Protective Coverings Of Animals

Till 11 September

This exhibition is displaying 28 specimens from the animal world, focusing on the different kinds of protective skin and armour of animals. Most of the exhibits are either taxidermied animals or fibreglass replicas.

10.30am-6pm. Curator’s Gallery, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Kala Ghoda (22844484). Entry, Rs.80.


Zoo Story

19 August

The play is about two strangers—Parth and Jerry—whose paths cross in New Delhi’s Central Park. Parth is a happily married publishing executive, while Jerry is a lonely and disheartened man. They meet at a time when Jerry is desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another person. The play will be performed in Hindi, English and Hinglish. 1 hour.

7pm. The Cuckoo Club by The Hive, Pali Hill, Bandra (West). Tickets, Rs.250, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay



West (Westen)

19 August

Set during the summer of 1978, Christian Schwochow’s film follows the lives of Nelly Senff and her son as they relocate from East to West Berlin in the hope of starting a new life. 1 hour,
42 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

The Magic Of Making

23 August

The Birla Academy of Art and Culture will screen a documentary on the late artist K.G. Subramanyan. The film has been directed by Goutam Ghose and produced by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. 1 hour, 42 minutes.

6.30pm. Auditorium, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 108-109, Southern Avenue (24666802).


Lines And Colours

Till 31 August

The Aakriti Art Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition of Ram Kumar. More than 70 figurative and abstract paintings are on display. The show has been curated by art critic Prayag Shukla.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A, Orbit Enclave, Hungerford Street (22893027). Prices, starting from Rs.1.10 lakh.

By Indranil Bhoumik




25 August

Chennai-based choreographer-actor Shobana’s Krishna is a combination of music, dance, dialogue and voice-overs of leading actors like Konkona Sensharma and Shabana Azmi.

7pm. Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet (24993201). Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.750 and Rs.1,000, available at the venue and on


3rd Indiearth Animation Film Festival 2016

20-21 August

Paying tribute to the art of animation, the third edition of the festival will present more than 50 films from India, Iran, France, Spain, Croatia, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan and Singapore. The line-up includes I Could Eat A Horse, Macher Jhol, The Great Escape and Poochini.

11am. Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam (28279803). Passes, available on For details, visit

Around town

Madrasian Culture—From Paleolithic To Contemporary Art

Till 31 August

DakshinaChitra is observing Madras Week by celebrating the art and history of the city. There is a photography exhibition on the ancient temples of Chennai, curated by art historian K.T. Gandhirajan. A talk on the pre-historic sites in and around the city is being conducted by archaeologist Jinu Koshy.

11am. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Entry, Rs.50 (Indians) and Rs.100 (foreigners).

Portraiture In Charcoal

20 August

Bengaluru-based artist Aparajita Gopal will teach participants how to observe and draw the face. The workshop is open to 15 persons aged 12 and above.

1.30pm. Forum Art Gallery, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar (42115596). Fee, Rs.1,000.

By Nandini Reddy



Dak Ghar

20 August

Written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1912, this bittersweet play, in Hindi, looks at the final days of a boy named Amal who is confined to his adopted uncle’s home owing to an incurable disease. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

8pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, opposite GVK One Mall, Road No.1. Tickets, Rs.100, available at the venue and on

Around town

Navroze Bhonu

Till 21 August

Irani café SodaBottleOpenerWala is celebrating Navroze Bhonu, a Parsi festival, by offering traditional dishes, including Masala Ni Dal, Jardaloo Chicken Cooked With Apricots, Beetroot Cutlet and Brinjal and Drumstick Curry. For dessert, there’s raspberry and white chocolate panna cotta followed by sweet sev.

Noon-11.30pm. SodaBottleOpenerWala, Niharika Jubilee One, Unit 4, Road No.1, Jubilee Hills (68888681). Meal for one, Rs.600, plus taxes (vegetarian), and Rs.700, plus taxes (non-vegetarian).

Aerock Dance For Fitness

21 August

More than 5,000 people can participate to create a Guinness record of the largest Indian cinematic dance lesson, spanning 30 minutes. People in the 11-70 age group can take part.

12.30pm. Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Fateh Maidan. Entry, Rs.200. For details, call 9666777542.

By Yogendra Kalavalapalli



I Had A Dream

19-21 August

Written and directed by Shaurya Singh, this play revives the theatre of the absurd, a form that examines existential issues. Set in a fictional country ruled by a dictator, the play raises questions about identity, being human, and hopes and dreams.

8pm (Friday and Saturday) and 3pm/6.30pm (Sunday). Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (41242879). Tickets, Rs.300, available on


Anat Cohen Choro Ensemble

19-20 August

Israeli woodwind virtuoso Anat Cohen (clarinet) will be accompanied by Vitor Gonçalves on accordion, Sergio Krakowski on pandeiro and Nando Duarte on guitar.

9.30pm. Windmills Craftworks, 331, Road 5B, EPIP Zone, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.500 and Rs.2,000, available on

Around town

Fatty’s Travel Tales

Till 28 August

To celebrate The Fatty Bao’s second anniversary, executive chef Prashanth Puttaswamy has curated a special menu that takes you on a culinary journey across 10 Asian countries. From the Indonesian Murtabak (stuffed pancake) and Vietnamese Saigon Bun Rieu (crab noodle soup) to Malaysian Roti John (sandwich) and Lo Bak Go (Chinese dim sum) from Hong Kong, enjoy an array of local dishes and cocktails.

Noon-3pm/7-10.30pm. The Fatty Bao, Third floor, 610, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar (44114499). Meal for two (with alcohol), Rs.2,500, plus taxes.

Obsessive Comedic Disorder

19 August

This stand-up comedy show by East India Comedy co-founder Sapan Verma will present a hilarious take on the everyday struggles—from education to dealing with parents.

6pm/8pm. That Comedy Club, Pavilion Mall, Shanthala Nagar. Tickets, Rs.499, available on For details, call 9620155001.

Art Bengaluru

19-28 August

The seventh edition of this contemporary art festival will showcase the work of more than 30 artists from around the world. The artists taking part include Marko 93 (France), Abdulla Pathan (India), Daan Oude Elferink (The Netherlands) and Gao Rong (China). The festival will feature performances by the Karsh Kale Collective on the opening night, art workshops, talks by participating artists and a screening of world cinema.

Timings and ticket prices vary. For the schedule and other details, visit

By Shivani Kagti

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