Movies at BDL Museum
A portrait of ennui and loneliness in the big city, Pahala Adhyay, Vishnu Mathur’s experimental debut Hindi feature, will be screened in the Bhau Daji Lad Museum’s state-of-the-art Education Centre on August 10. Located in the sprawling precinct of the Jijamata Udyan aka Rani Baug at Byculla, the Museum has a monthly screening programme which includes free public screenings of art videos, documentaries, art house movies and much more.
The principal character in the film is a student of history who seems caught up in a series of meaningless encounters. Mathur evokes this emptiness of meaning in a film whose form distends, with long takes of spaces in which the characters move around aimlessly.
The film is based on a Tamil story titled Milechan by Ambai.
Movies at the Museum was launched on April 3, 2015, and is curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar.
Where Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla
When Friday, 10 August, 2018 6 pm
Get set for Blind Date, an urban family theatrical entertainer in Mumbai on August 12 and 19. Directed by Prasad Khandekar and adapted for the stage by Raman Kumar from the original play by Pranav Tripathi, a veteran writer of Gujarati and Hindi plays, Blind Date boasts a cast of TV actors like Jay Soni, actress Cheshta Bhagat and Pritam Singh of Big Boss and Nach Baliye fame.
Blind Date story revolves around three characters: Dhara, a travel enthusiast who meets with an accident which puts paid to her dreams of wanting to see the whole world; Nisarg, an engineer who wants to introduce the bullet train in India; and Pawan, who helps Dhara realise her dreams.
Tripathi has been active in Hindi and Gujarati theatre since the last 20 years as a writer, producer, presenter and actor. Debut producer Harsh Badheka who has worked as an assistant film director, says theatre is completely different from cinema: “There, you have many re-takes; in theatre, it’s just one take.”
Where Rangsharda Bandra (West) and Sophia College Hall, Breach Candy
When August 12 (8pm) and August 19 (7:30pm)
Online booking www.bookmyshow.com
Tickets Rs 300 onwards
Fun with SnG
Come Friday and the gang from SnG and Friends is all set to tickle your funny bone with stand-up comedy, improv and sketches! Head to Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla, on August 10. Comprising comedians Varun Thakur, Aadar Malik, and Neville Shah, among others, SnG is one of the leading comedy collectives in the country. Known for his acidic self-deprecatory humour, SnG co-founder, Thakur has also anchored shows on MTV, MTV Indies, UTV Bindaas and HotStar. Aadar Malik is also a musician, writer, and singer who likes impressing women with his guitar. Neville Shah is a writer who has performed both in India and abroad.
What Stand Up and Shop with SNG and Friends
Where Dublin Square, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla
When Friday, August 10, 7pm onwards
Entry Gold Rs 499, Platinum Rs 699