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Bhishmotsav: Ratna Pathak Shah (left) and Seema Bhargava Pahwa are among the performers.
Bhishmotsav: Ratna Pathak Shah (left) and Seema Bhargava Pahwa are among the performers.

The Mint Planner, 07 August 2015

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




8-9 August

The Kopal Theatre group will mark Hindi writer Bhisham Sahni’s 100th birth anniversary by staging some of his short stories, like Oob and Sir Ka Sadka.

7.30pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Perfoming Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, NCPA Marg (66323737). Tickets, 400 and 500, available on



Till 25 August

Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma of the Clark House Initiative, a curatorial collaborative, have put together Bunting. Featuring the work of 27 artists, the exhibition shows the various interpretations of bunting. The list of artists includes Poonam Jain, Yogesh Barve and Michael Vickers.

11am-7pm (closed on Sundays and 15 August). Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, GT Marg, Fort (22000212).


Till 13 September

British artist Julian Opie’s Winter captures a sense of movement through 75 images, recreating the experience of a walk in France’s Loire Valley.

10am-6pm (closed on Wednesdays). Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla (23731234). Entry, 10 for Indians and 100 for foreigners.

Around town

Ustad Karamatullah Khan Music Festival

7-9 August

This annual festival is a tribute to ustad Karamatullah Khan, a tabla exponent and Hindustani classical singer. The artistes performing include sitar player Hidayat Khan, Kathak dancer Seema Mehta and sitarist Niladri Kumar.

7.30pm. Ravindra Natya Mandir, Sayani Road, near Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi. Tickets, 300, 500, 700 and 1,000, available at the venue and on



Berlin. Rome. Valladolid

7-9 August

Cultural centres Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and Instituto Cervantes, along with the Italian embassy cultural centre, have collaborated on a curated selection of feature, short and experimental films. The films, with English subtitles, have already been screened at international festivals.

Timings vary. Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (22824567).

By Shinibali Mitra Saigal



Ma Laho Pronam

7 August

Nupurchhanda Ghosh will present songs by Bengali poets Atulprasad Sen, Dwijendralal Ray and Rajanikanta Sen. There will also be a performance by tabla maestro Tanmoy Bose.

6.15pm. Rabindra Sadan, Cathedral Road, Park Street. For details, call 9830873474.


Marianne And Juliane

7 August

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, Marianne And Juliane is set in erstwhile West Germany. It is the story of sisters Juliane and Marianne who fight for women’s rights, although in different ways. 1 hour, 46 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge (24866398). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


My Expression

Till 10 August

3-8pm. Academy Of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Prices, 1,000-25,000. For details, call 8981025577.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Around town

Madras Week Celebrations

Till 31 August

10am-6pm. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).


False Alternatives

Till 30 September

Curated by writer Meenakshi Thirukode, this exhibition of 15 artists explores the different yardsticks of good and evil, through paintings, video art and installations. The list of artists include Alexander Singh, Chippa Sudhakar, Jaishri Abichandani, Chitra Ganesh, Kumaresan Selvaraj, Lekha Washington and Seema Kohli.

9am-5pm. Park Hyatt Chennai, Velachery Road, Guindy. For details, call 43090422 or visit


Murphy’s Wedding

7-8 August

Directed by Amit Singh, Murphy’s Wedding is a comedy focused on the wedding of a Gujarati boy and a Tamil Iyer girl. In true Murphy’s law style, there is total chaos on wedding day.

7.15pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore (28193238). Tickets, 300 and 500, available on For details, call 9884814222.

By Nandini Reddy



Singapore Film Festival: Stories From The Heartland

13/14/16 August

Timings vary. Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg. For details, visit


Progressive Brothers

7 August

Progressive Brothers play a mix of progressive/electro house, trap and hardstyle music. The duo has performed at music festivals like Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic.

9.30pm. Fio Cookhouse and Bar, Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place (26281026). Meal for two, 3,500.

Around town

Life-Word-Image: A Hundred Years Of Bhisham Sahni

Till 11 August

A series of events has been organized to commemorate the birth centenary of Hindi writer Bhisham Sahni. Watch the play Kabira Khada Bazaar Main on 7 August; attend a discussion on the Indian literary landscape, Aaj Ke Ateet, on 8 August, and a discussion on his seminal work, the tele-series Tamas, on 9 August. Tamas will be shown, in parts, on 10-11 August.

7pm. India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road (43663333).

By Chanpreet Khurana




7 August

Directed by Léa Fazer, Maestro is about Henry, a young actor who is cast in a movie by a famous film-maker. Henri is won over by the charms of his on- screen partner and the generosity of the film-maker, and emerges transformed by the experience. 1 hour, 21 minutes.

7pm. Alliance Française, Plot No.4, Aurora Colony, Road No.3, Banjara Hills (23554485).


Is Kambakht Sathe Ka Kya Karen?

9 August

Saurabh Gharipurikar adapts Rajiv Naik’s Marathi play Sathecha Kay Karaycha to tell the story of a married couple—Abhay, an ad maker, and Salma, a lecturer. The play revolves around their trials and tribulations in balancing their married and professional lives. 1 hour, 10 minutes.

8pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills. Tickets, 100, available on

Ek Tha Gadha

8-9 August

Directed by Nagaraju Pejjai, Ek Tha Gadha is a satire on how a person in authority capitalizes on someone’s tragedy for his/her gain. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Green Gables International School, Madhapur. Tickets, 100, available on

By Yogendra Kalavalapalli


Around town

Barking Mad 3

9 August

Hosted by comic Saveen Hegde, Barking Mad 3 is an evening of stand-up comedy that will feature some of Bengaluru’s funniest people, including Praveen Kumar, Shunky Chugani, Siddharth Banerjee, Ahmed Sharif and Sumukhi Suresh.

9pm. B-Flat, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, 2nd Stage (42414000). Tickets, 600, available on

Bangalore Nature Bazaar

Till 16 August

The 11th edition of the Nature Bazaar brings together more than 100 craft groups from across the country to showcase a wide range of handcrafted textiles, jewellery, accessories, pottery and paintings.

11am-8pm. Manpho Convention Grounds, Veeranna Palya, Nagawara Ring Road. Entry, 40.


Vivid Impressions

Till 21 August

Shraddha Rathi, an architecture graduate from the Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College in Aurangabad, is displaying 23 paintings. Her work celebrates rhythm and harmony, combining traditional values and modern experiences.

11am-7pm (closed on Mondays and 15 August). Mahua Art Gallery, The Collonade, The Leela Palace, Old Airport Road. Prices, starting from 10,000.


Living Forest

13 August-12 September

Pallon Daruwala looks for a sense of design in everything around him, especially nature. Shapes, patterns and textures, accentuated by the play of light, play an important role in the way he sees things.

11am-7pm (closed on Sundays and 15 August). Crimson—The Art Resource, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road (65379223). Prices, starting from 25,000, plus taxes.



Boiled Beans On Toast

8-9 August

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