Timeout 19-02-2010

The final verdict

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 19.02.10
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The final verdict
A murder mystery full of high drama and suspense, Spandan’s latest production, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla is based on Reginald Rose’s internationally renowned play Twelve Angry Men. The action of the play is built around a case of murder that has just been presented in court. A young man has allegedly killed his father and the police have arrested the accused from the scene of crime. All circumstantial evidence and witnesses point to the son having committed the crime. After several hearings, the court directs the jury to decide unanimously on the verdict. It is declared that an acquittal would free the accused while a conviction would lead him to the gallows. The jury’s discussion begins with a vote on the case. All, except one member, proclaims the accused ‘guilty’. Argument and counter-arguments follow from this point among members of the jury. Each one expresses his opinion, which is often coloured by individual or personal bias. As their complex arguments charge up the atmosphere in the courtroom, the fate of the young man, who stands precariously poised between life and death, continues to hang in balance. Direction: Ashok Singh. Staged as part of Spandan’s ‘Cause for Theatre’ project, which supports theatre talent in the city.

Event: Play in Hindi, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, produced by Spandan When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: Gyan Manch

ART

February 19 - March 6 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm, Monday (2 pm - 7 pm): Rhythmic Significance — an exhibition of the work of Partha Shaw. Inauguration today at 6 pm. Till February 20 at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Phir Wohi Doodh — an exhibition of the works of A. Rajeswara Rao. Till February 20 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Anindita Saha and Bishnupriya Ganguly. Till February 20 at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, Emami Towers, 687 Anandapur, EM Bypass; 11 am - 7 pm: Exhibition of paintings by Arup Ratan Choudhury and Shuvendu Sarkar. Till February 20 at Gallery Upstairs, 16 Loudon Street; 4 pm - 8 pm: The first solo exhibition of fibre art and painting by Banatanwi Das Mahapatra. Till February 20 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by artists from Delhi and Bengal. Till February 21 at The Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal; 10 am - 11 pm: Recent works by Ujjwal Debnath. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Till February 21 at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, 687 Anandapur, EM Bypass; 10 am - 7 pm: One World Family, an exhibition of recent paintings by Tinku Das. A part of the sale proceeds will be donated to Art of Living Foundation. Till February 21 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Worship of the Endless— recent works by Chitralekha Kanjilal. Till February 22 at Aamigallery, Chanda Garden, 186A S.P. Mukherjee Road; 4 pm - 8 pm: Phasewise works of the senior students of Government Art College.Phase I: Tapestry, leather paintings and ceramics. Till February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Dhakuria Society for Education & Expression presents an art exhibition. Till February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and sculptures by Krishna Dey, Biplab Sarkar, Mintu Mallick and Anup Kumar Biswas. Till February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, West & New South galleries; 3 pm - 8 pm: Creative Wave presents the 8th group show of paintings and sculptures. Participating artists: Sunil Das, Dwijen Gupta, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Biman Bihari Das, Swapnendu Bhowmik, Archana Das, Kamalaksha Gangopadhyay, Karunamoy Sur, Bhaskar Lahiri, Sandip Chakraborty, Sumitabha Pal, Prabal Roy, Subroto Pal, Parag Roy, Asok Mondal, Chandan Debnath, Debika Mukherjee, Rajat Sen, Krishna Guchait, Pradip Sengupta and Srinjoy Gangopadhyay. Till February 24 at Starmark, G-202 City Centre; February 25 to March 7 at Starmark, South City Mall; 11 am to 8 pm: Art on Easel, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Anjan Modak, Satavisha Hazra, Soma Das and Sumana Biswas. Co-ordinated by artworkshop. Till February 27 (except Sunday) at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, #4001 2289 / 2463 0465; 2 pm - 7 pm: Experimenter presents Sisyphus Effect featuring work by Sanchayan Ghosh. Till February 27 (except Sunday) at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park, #2464 2617; 2 pm - 7 pm: Works of Akhilesh. Till February 27 (Sunday by appointment) at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: The Rapture of Form —an exhibition of paintings by Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Aditya Basak, Bratin Khan, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Subrata Pal, Subrata Das, Samir Paul, Sukanta Das and others. Till February 28 (except Monday) at Ahuja Museum for the Arts, 26 Lee Road; 12 noon - 7 pm: Young Indian Artists-I — an exhibition of paintings from the Museum’s collection. Till February 28 (except Tuesday) at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road; 1 pm - 8 pm: 90 Minutes in Heaven — an exhibition of contemporary paintings by Suman Sarkar. Till March 13 (except Sundays) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street; #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Lightness of being Anxious, an exhibition of paintings by Ashoke Mullick. Till March 14 (except Mondays) at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Kunwarji’s Ground — new works by Dileep Sharma. Till March 20 (except Sundays & national holidays) at The Harrington Street Art Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, #2282 9220; 12 noon - 8 pm: Stains on my Chintz — featuring works by Archana Hande, Lavanya Mani, Paula Sengupta, Joscelyn Gardner, Michele Elliot and Teresa Cole. Curated by Dr Paula Sengupta.

DRAMA

February 19 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents its latest production, Bhoy. Direction & acting: Koushik Sen. February 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop presents Jalchhabi. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay. February 19 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Renaissance presents its latest production in Hindi, Kaal-Kothri, written by Swadesh Dipak and directed by Aloke Chakravorty.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Till February 19 at the Multipurpose Hall of Aayakar Bhawan, P-7 Chowringhee Square; 1.30 pm - 2 pm & 6 pm - 8 pm: The fifth annual photography exhibition by the members of Income Tax Photographic Circle. Till March 5 (except Mondays & public holidays) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: East City — Kolkata Before the Campaign, photographs by Leena Kejriwal.

TALK

February 19 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Vedaswarupananda will speak in Bengali on Gita. February 19 at Ramakrishna Mancha, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 6.30 pm: Swami Ritananda will speak on Geetar Aloke. February 19 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 6.30 pm: Nripendranath Dutta will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. February 19 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Kena Upanishad.

SCREENING

February 19 at Nandan II; 8 pm: Premiere screening of Beyond Borders, a docu-fiction on the Partition of India and its traumatic effect on the female psyche. Produced and directed by Sharmila Maiti. The cast includes Supriya Devi, Gita Ghatak, Gita Dey, Sabita Basu (guest appearance), Brishti and Priyanka.

AUDIO-VISUAL

February 19 at Calcutta School of Music; 6.30 pm: The Calcutta School of Music presents an audio-visual programme by Ajoy Ray on Louis Armstrong...over the ages for the Jazz Listeners’ Forum.

BOOK RELEASE

February 19 at 94 Ballygunge Place; 10 am: Kolkata Sanved, in collaboration with Anjali and Weavers Studio, hosts the release of Dance & Recovery: The Impact of Dance Movement Therapy on People Living with Mental Illness. State health & family welfare minister Surya Kanta Mishra will launch the book. To be followed by a performance by the participants from Lumbini Park Mental Hospital.

SEMINAR

February 19 & 20 at Vivekananda Sabhagriha, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math; 10 am onwards: UGC-sponsored national level seminar on Alternative Politics: Another World, Other Voices. Organised by the department of political science, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math in collaboration with Centre for Studies in Social Sciences. February 19 at Seminar Hall, P-154 CIT Road, Scheme VI-M, Calcutta 64; 6.30 pm: Seminar on How to say No. Speaker: Abhijit Chandra.

QUIZ

February 21 at Space Circle, VIP Road; 4 pm: Adverb presents ‘Love All — The Sports Quiz’ for three-member teams. Open to all. No entry fees. Contact 98311 27130 for details.

EXHIBITION

Till February 19 at 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 11 am - 8.30 pm: Soumya’s Creation presents an exhibition of bags and jootis.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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