Then came the narrative which was long and boring. The script leant on the crutch made of borrowed Hindi film songs. So much for creative expression! Sohaila Kapoor’s stylish reading notwithstanding, the dull and repetitive writing was beyond salvation.
Filmbooth’s November edition was a melange of short films in various Indian languages. 7 short films and a special screening for Diwali (more of a documentary) were screened this month.
Details: Darshana of Shrinathji PICHWAI Paintings Exhibition Venue: India Habitat Centre Pichwai paintings are works of art that are used to adorn the walls of temples, behind the idol. The Pichwai style is from the Nathdwara School, and is identified by characteristic features of large eyes, broad nose and a heavy body, similar to the features on the idol […]
Details: ‘MYSTIQUE’ – group show of artists like Sinha Abhimanyu Sarkar Rajkumar Jana Tapas Malik Nirupama Ray Eva Roy Jawahar Ram Prawesh Paul Datta Vandana A mixed show of various forms of art and sculpture. Venue: India Habitat Centre
Details: Chitraanjali – Documentary Venue: India Habitat Centre The film is about Polish artist Stefan Norblin , who found a safe place to stay in India during World War II. It shows the journey of the painter, who worked for many Indian royal families like Morvi, Ramgarh and Jodhpur in India before Independence.
Details: ‘First Cut’ – a monthly screening series to premier short films Venue: IHC The List of Films screened were as below: Pen Chor(Hindi- 7 Minutess) Pen Chor is about Montek Singh Parker and his OCD of stealing Pens. Awarded Best Fil & Best Directionm – Delhi 48 Hour Film Project Reviews: Good considering it was […]
Details: Shagun-Lagun – Festival of Wedding songs – Day 2 Songs from Punjab and Rajasthan Venue: India Habiat Centre, Lodhi Road
Details: Sare Jahan Se Accha’ A two-day festival of Indian Classical Dance celebrating the spirit of India’s independence Venue: India Habitat Center Notes: Good but very long. Finished around 10.30 | For the first time it was four of us Sundeep, Shayon, Varun & Jitin
Details: Beating Retreat | “Soul Cages” – Bharathanatyam Dance Performance by Savitha Sastry Venue: Vijay Chowk | Kamani Auditorium Notes: —
Details: “Nayika” – dance ensemble – Dr.Sonal Mansingh- Odissi. Jaya Prabha Menon- Mohiniyattam. Vijayantimala Devi- Manipuri. Meenu Thakur- Kuchipudi. Dinabandhu Dalai as Krishna. Durba Ghose- Rabindra Nrittya. Directed & choreographed- Dr.Sonal Mansingh Venue: IHC Notes: Fascinating