Timeout 24-04-2009

Behind-the-screen legends

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 24.04.09
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Behind-the-screen legends
Films Division, Government of India and Nandan, West Bengal Film Centre present Film Memoirs: Directors on Celluloid, featuring documentaries made on some of the leading Indian filmmakers of all time. A Dream Takes Wings: Dadasaheb Phalke (dir: Gajanan Jagirdar; 6 pm) is a biographical piece on the father of Indian cinema. B.N. Sircar (dir: Nishith Banerjee; 6.15 pm) is a film on the patriarch of the Indian film industry and the creator of the legendary New Theatres in Calcutta. It touches upon his technical achievement in introducing the system of playback singing, besides narrating how he introduced personalities of the stature of P.C. Barua, Bimal Roy, Debaki Bose, Timir Baran, K.L. Saigal, Pankaj Mullick and Sisir Kumar Bhaduri, among many others, to films. G. Aravindan (dir: Shaji N. Karun; 6.45 pm) explores the multi-faceted personality of this filmmaker of international repute. Hrishikesh Mukherjee (dir: U.B. Mathur; 7 pm) is about this pioneer of Indian ‘middle cinema’ who reflected the changing middle-class ethos in his films. Creative Artist: Satyajit Ray (dir: B.D. Garga; 7.30 pm) shows Ray narrating the process of filmmaking.

Event: Screening of documentaries on legendary Indian filmmakers When: Today; 6 pm onwards Where: Nandan III

Art

April 24 - 28 at Chemould, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: The third solo show of Sasanka Ghosh’s works. April 24 - May 15 (except Sunday and hiolidays) at Eye on Art Gallery, 3 Pretoria Street, 2nd floor; 12 noon - 8 pm: Forms of Narration, featuring the works of Arnab Mukherjee, Arpita Pradhan, Biswajit Mukherjee, Nandita Mukherjee, Subha Basu, Sudipta Dutta, Sumana Biswas, Sumana Ghosh, Sushmita Rakshit and Utpal Dutta Till April 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent paintings by Munmun Das. Till April 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘A’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Relation — a group exhibition of paintings by Madhab Das, Jayasree Banerjee, Swapna Basu, Prasanta Khatua, Prabir Pandit, Romania Chatterjee, Baisakhi Sadhukhan Saha and Somnath Mazumder. Till April 25 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Sougata Chattopadhyay, Shibsankar Kundu and Joy Chattopadhyay. Till April 25 at Artists Circle Gallery, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 3 pm - 8 pm: Parampara — an exhibition of recent works by Anita Roy Chowdhury and Subhendu Sarkar. Till April 26 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 4 pm - 8 pm: Rotary Club of Calcutta Metropolitan and Rotary Club of Calcutta Victoria present an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by modern artists of Bengal. Till April 26 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of recent paintings by Suhas Kumar Hore. Till April 26 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Inner Rhythm — an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Abhijit Guha, Gautam Paul, Samir Karmakar, Premangshu Mitra and Tapan Bhattacharya. Till May 2 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatala Road, #2463 6731/2: Destiny — an exhibition of recent drawings and paintings by Basudeb Pal Majumdar. Till May 15 at Gallery with Difference, 152 S.P. Mukherjee Road, near Rashbehari crossing: Narrative Movements 2009 — an exhibition of group show, curated by Bibekananda Santra. Till May 20 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Somnath Hore: Bronzes, Drawings, Watercolours — an exhibition of the works of Somnath Hore. Till May 25 at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road, #9830050568; 3 pm - 8 pm: Heritage Happenings — an exhibition of sketches and watercolours by Samir Biswas.

DRAMA

Till April 30 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: A drama festival to mark Annkul Banerjee Centenary Celebrations. Today: Anya Theatre will stage Nakchhabita, directed by Bibhas Chakraborty. April 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, April 25 at Madhusudan Mancha & April 26 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandikar’s presents its latest production, Ajnatobass, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. April 26 at Girish Mancha; 10 am & 2.30 pm: Nandikar’s Children Theatre: At 10 am: Aahare Shaisab (Dir: Parthapratim Deb) and Satyi Rajputra (Dir: Sohini Sengupta). At 2.30 pm: Batasmamar Galpo (Dir: Anirban Roychowdhury) and Indian Idol (Dir: Debshankar Halder).

PERFORMING ARTS

April 24 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: In celebration of 150 years of the Jesuits in West Bengal, Kalahrdaya presents an evening of Bharata Natyam by Satyen Sur, Dipika Das, Arpita Saha and Fr Dr Saju George SJ. April 24 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Utsaha-Udbhas and Rashmi Welfare Society present a solo recital of Tagore songs by Sudeshna Mitra and a solo recital by Hindustani classical vocal by Arshad Ali Khan. April 24 at Sisir Mancha; 5.30 pm: Russa Road Nibedita Society presents Bengali songs by Subhamita, Nupurchhanda Ghosh and Tathagata Sengupta, and sruti natak by Madhumita Bose and Kajal Sur. April 24 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: You & I... for Radha — an innovative concert based on the epitomal love stories Maan bhaanj and Maathur through padavali kirtan, thumris and Western classical sonatas. Featuring Supriya Devi in readings, Soumyojit Das in vocals and Sourendro Mullick on the piano. April 24 - 26 at Bhowanipur Sangit Sammilani Hall, 4 Ramesh Mitra Road: Classical music programme to mark 108 years of Bhowanipur Sangit Sammilani. Today at 6 pm: Tabla and ghatam duet by Sangram Roy and Somnath Roy; bhajan by Rita Ghosh; and violin by Sudip Chatterjee.

EXHIBITION

April 24 - 30 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2461 3145; 10 am - 7 pm: Rangeen presents Constructing the Unexpected — fibre and textile art using the basics of nature with contemporary techniques. Inauguration by Rituparno Ghosh today at 5 pm. Till April 24 at Calcutta Ice Skating Rink; 10 am - 8 pm: Parampara ’09 — an exhibition of innovative and aesthetic crafts, lifestyle products, handicrafts, fashion wear, jewellery and lots more. Organised by Rotary Club of Calcutta Chowrenghee District 3291 in association with The Telegraph to raise funds for the less fortunate. Till April 25 at 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, Ballygunge Place; #9831283201; 9.30 am - 6.30 pm: Weavers Studio and Rehwa celebrate the classic Indian paisley collection of Ambi — on Maheswari dupattas, sarees and fabrics. Till April 25 at Finesse, 11/1B New Road, Alipore; 11 am - 7 pm: Calcutta Fashion Week designer Sujata Sarawgi showcases tussar printed / kantha / woven saris. Till April 28 at Seagull Bookstore, 31A S.P. Mukherjee Road, opp. Bhowanipore Police Station: An exhibition of books on poems. Till April 30 at P-249 Purna Das Road, #24644027; 11 am - 8 pm: Darbari is holding an exhibition, Agomoni, showcasing a summer collection of saris, salwar-suits, kurtis, skirts, accessories and an all-new men’s chic ethnic collection.

ANNIVERSARY

April 24 at Boi-Chitra, College Street Coffee House, 2nd floor; 5.30 pm: Release of the souvenir, Down Memory Lens: Early Photographic Vignettes, to mark legendary photographer Charu Guha’s 125th birth anniversary. Soumen Guha will discuss Charu Guha’s Photographic Art and his Time.

TALK

April 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in English on Mundaka Upanishad. April 24 at Rotary Sadan; 6.30 pm: Seminar on Current Economic Scenario. Speaker: Abhijit Chandra. April 24 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak on Chandogya Upanishad.

MOTHER’S JAYANTI

April 24 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 Regent Park; 11 am: A special cultural programme to mark The Mother’s Final Arrival Day in Pondicherry. Sounak Chattopadhyay will offer a solo vocal recital. April 24 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6 pm: The Mother’s Jayanti function features reading and recitation by Dipak Mukherjee and Bimal Dutta, talk by Avas Narayan Biswas and song by Sikha Basu. Jayanti meditation will be held around the shrine from 7.30 pm to 8 pm.

commemoration

April 24 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm - 8 pm: Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, in collaboration with Russian Centre of Science and Culture, presents a commemorative programme on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Featuring screening of a documentary on Armenian Genocide, an exhibition of photographs, posters and paintings on the genocide, recitation of Armenian poems in English, and a performance of Armenian songs by the Armenian College school choir.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till April 29 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Members of the Association of Freelance Photographers and Art Pictorialists present their 7th annual exhibition of photography. Participants: Animesh Basak, Asish Gopal Mazumder, Asoke Sen, Barun De, Mohan Chandra, Pranab Kumar Burman, Sankar Dasgupta, Somnath Mukherjee and Sushil Kumar Dutta.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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