The Mint Planner, 8 July 2016

When Chai Met Toast is a four-member indie-rock band.

When Chai Met Toast is a four-member indie-rock band.



Taan Bekro (Music Of The Sand)

9 July

A still from Taan Bekro, directed by Saumya Sharma.

A still from Taan Bekro, directed by Saumya Sharma.Saumya Sharma’s Hindi-Marwari film follows the saperas (snake charmers) or Kalbeliyas, a nomadic tribe in Rajasthan. The 64-minute film, with English subtitles, shows the tribe’s struggle for existence and acceptance.7pm. Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682002). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


8 July

This is the story of three singers trying to make it big in the world of R&B. Directed by Bill Condon, the film stars Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy. 2 hours, 10 minutes.

6pm. American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg. Seating on first-come, first-served basis. For details, mail [email protected]


Tribhanga: Explorations In Odissi Dance

13-14 July

The Bhubaneswar-based Art Vision dance academy will present four Odissi compositions, Saraha, Kaala, Karunaand Siddhartha. The compositions have been choreographed by Italy-born Odissi and chhau dancer Ileana Citaristi.

7pm. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Passes, available at the venue and onTribhanga.teamworkarts.com.



9 July

Set in a drought-hit village, Daayan looks at the prevalence of superstition in society. The Hindi play, directed by Amar Sah, will be screened as part of the ongoing Mohd Waseem Azad Theatre Festival. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

2.30pm. ML Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française, 72, Lodhi Estate (43500200). Tickets, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Run For Your Wife

9-10 July

Rishi Mehta adapts British writer Ray Cooney’s comedy for the Indian audience. The Hinglish play is the story of taxi driver Sabby Gill, who has two wives—they stay separately. Sabby gets into trouble when he suffers a head injury and has to tell a series of lies to keep his secret. 2 hours.

6.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (0124-2715000). Tickets, Rs.350 and Rs.500, available onin.bookmyshow.com

By Pooja Singh



Bandish: A Tribute To Legendary Composers

8-10 July

Singer Hariharan will perform at Bandish at the NCPA.

Singer Hariharan will perform at Bandish at the NCPA.Artistes Ajoy Chakrabarty, Parthiv Gohil and Hariharan will present the evergreen compositions of music composers such as Shankar-Jaikishan and S.D. Burman.

6.30pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point (66323737). Tickets, Rs.400, Rs.690 and Rs.920, available on in.bookmyshow.com


Gone With The Wind

9 July

Adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s novel, this 1939 film, set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, is the story of Scarlett O’Hara, a headstrong girl, and the dashing Rhett Butler. 3 hours, 58 minutes.

Noon. Nimbus Centre, Pixel D Studios, Laxmi Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (West). Tickets, Rs.300, available on www.1018mb.com



9-10 July

Directed by Indradeepta Roy, Confession is inspired by Tape, a play by American playwright Stephen Belber. Set in a hotel room in a Mumbai suburb, the play revolves around three high school friends who reunite after 10 years. The night unfolds with confessions and confrontations about past relationships.

6pm; 9pm (10 July). The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, Chuim Village Road, Khar (West). Tickets, Rs.200, available onin.bookmyshow.com

By Shweta Upadhyay



Prayas 2016

Till 1 September

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The Chemould Art Gallery is holding a series of 12 five-day exhibitions displaying the work of senior contemporary artists. Each exhibition showcases the work of 10 artists. The line-up includes Dipankar Gangully, Anil Yadav and Arpita Dey.Noon-7pm. Chemould Art Gallery, 12F, Park Street (22298641).


Kemon Aachen?

11 July

Theatre group Ganakrishti’s Bengali play is the story of Gopinath, a Hindu refugee from Bangladesh who is forced to leave his home. He settles in a suburb in Kolkata. As the city starts expanding, real estate agents approach Gopinath, asking him to sell his home. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

6.30pm. Girish Mancha, Baghbazar Street. Tickets, Rs.100, available on in.explara.com. For details, call 9433883834.


Who Am I—No System Is Safe

8 July

The 2014 German thriller, directed by Baran Odar, is about a group of computer hackers in Berlin who plot a massive hack to achieve fame. 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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

By Indranil Bhoumik



Primitive Parallelism

9-31 July

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Hemant Suryawanshi probes the subaltern world, seeking new meanings in primitive art forms. Inspired by tribal art, this series of 25 paintings uses mixed media on paper. The works are priced at Rs.25,000-50,000.

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10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). Varija Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Entry Rs.50 (Indians) and Rs.100 (foreigners).

Around town

Art Therapy With Madhubani

9 July

Learn the art of Madhubani painting at this workshop by Deepika Mahalakshmi, author of Varnikaa, a Madhubani-themed colouring book for adults. Madhubani paintings are usually based on folk or mythological themes, depicting images of fish, parrots, elephants, turtles, the sun, moon, lotus and bamboo.

11am. The Brew Room, The Savera hotel, 146, Mylapore. Fee,Rs.1,200. For registration, call 9908599000.

Charcoal Workshop

9 July

Artist Aparajita Gopal will conduct this introductory workshop on drawing with charcoal on paper. Open to 15 people aged 12 and above, the workshop will help participants understand the concepts of line, texture, edges and 3D form.

2.30-5.30pm. Forum Art Gallery, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar (42115596). Fee, Rs.1,700.


Ithu Oru Pon Malai Pozhuthu

9 July

Chennai-based playback singer Mouna Raagam Murali will perform the evergreen songs of Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu and composer Ilayaraja.

7pm. German Hall, 17, Thiyagaraya Nagar. Tickets, Rs.200,Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Nandini Reddy



Shobana’s Krishna

9 July

Bharatanatyam dancer Shobana, who uses one name, will showcase her musical Krishna, in which she examines the philosophy of the Hindu god. The dance-drama has voice-overs of leading actors, including Konkana Sen Sharma and Shabana Azmi.

6.30-9pm. Hari Hara Kala Bhavan, Shivaji Nagar, Secunderabad ( 24640268). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500,Rs.2,000 and Rs.3,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Around town

Seafood Extravaganza

Till 29 July

The seafood menu offered by the Viva restaurant on Fridays is a treat for fish lovers. A variety of seafood, cooked in different styles, is on offer—pomfret, tuna, sardines, mackerel, calamari, prawns and crabs.

7.30-11pm. Viva, Taj Vivanta, Begumpet (67253642). Meal for one, Rs.1,499, including taxes.


Blueprint Of A City and White Noise

Till 15 July

Blueprint Of A City and White Noise are projects by artist-couple Prasanta Sahu and Ushmita Sahu, respectively. Prasanta’s works explore his surroundings. Ushmita’s paintings and drawings are introspective in nature, acting as a visual diary of her thoughts.

11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Road No.10, Banjara Hills (66564466). For details, visitwww.kalakritiartgallery.com

By Yogendra Kalavalapalli



When Chai Met Toast and Aathma

10 July

When Chai Met Toast is a four-member indie-rock band from Kerala. It will perform live with Bengaluru-based Aathma, another four-member “happy rock band”.

8-11pm. Indigo Live Music Bar, Jyoti Nivas College Road, 6th Block, Koramangala (25535330). Tickets, Rs.500, available at the venue.


8 July

This four-member ensemble from Bengaluru will present a mix of classical, jazz and world fusion music. The evening will feature two emerging performers from the city—singer-songwriter Myriam John and jazz-rock trio Riot.

9pm. BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (41739250). Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Around town

Fete Du Vin

9-10 July

Fete Du Vin: A wine and cheese fest.

Fete Du Vin: A wine and cheese fest.This wine and cheese festival will bring a host of events under one roof—workshops on wine appreciation and wine and cheese pairing; a class on cooking with wine by chef Gautam of the Bengaluru-based Toscano restaurant; grape-stomping; and a unique session on painting with wine called Canvas And Wine. City-based band MellowDyn will also perform.11am-11pm. The Piazza, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Tickets,Rs.1,000 and Rs.1,500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Tribute: Saadat Hasan Manto

10 July

Theatre production company Saarthak will host a 75-minute interactive storytelling session on the works of Saadat Hasan Manto. Saarthak is revisiting classic authors and playwrights through some of their popular—and lesser-known— works.

4.30pm/7pm. Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala. Tickets, Rs.200, available onin.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 9632510126.



Till 2 August

Nine-year-old Alayna Zaid is showcasing her first complete collection of work—a series of abstract paintings in acrylic.

11am-8pm (Sundays closed). Sublime Galleria, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road (41116563). Prices, Rs.6,500-15,000.


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