What To Watch Out For At Kalaghoda 2017

The famous art festival of Bombay is back! Kalaghoda Arts Festival returns this weekend with a whole new line-up of events, film screenings, music and dance performances, workshops and masterclasses, contests and seminars, heritage walks, literary events, theatrical performances, and visual arts exhibitions. The festival, which takes place for nine days, is one of Bombay’s artsiest festivals, visited by people from all over the country. Whether you are a Kalaghoda rookie or a Kalaghoda veteran, you must remember not to hang around the main areas during peak hours. Here’s what you can do to make the most of the festival:


DAY 1: FEB 4

Screening of Aligarh

Time: 5 PM

Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales

Why You Should Go: A disturbingly real and hard-hitting biographical drama, based on the life of a professor persecuted for his sexual orientation. Stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao.

Love, loss and what we ate

Time: 5 PM

Venue: David Sassoon Library Garden

Why You Should Go: Padma Lakshmi discusses her memoir, with reference to her culinary journey from India to America.

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DAY 2: FEB 5

Screening of Budhia Singh – Born to Run

Time: 4.30 PM

Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales

Why You Should Go: A moving story on the life of a marathon runner, Budhia Singh, who ran 48 marathons by the age of 5. Stars Tillotama Shome and Manoj Bajpayee.

A Nawabi twist with Chef Ranveer Brar

Time: 8 PM

Venue: Cross Maidan

Why You Should Go: The popular chef goes back to his Nawabi roots to bring you the magic of the GourmART kitchen.  

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DAY 3: FEB 6

The Boys From Bollywood

Time: 8.45 PM

Venue: David Sassoon Library Garden

Why You Should Go: Akshay Manwani and Aseeem Chhabra talk about the ostentation and romance of Bollywood in the ‘50s and ‘60s with Meenakshi Shedde.

Sonam Kalra

Time: 6 PM

Venue: Cross Maidan

Why You Should Go: The woman behind The Sufi Gospel Project creates a fusion of many voices through music, poetry and prayer.

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DAY 4: FEB 7

My Baby Thinks I'm Funny

Time: 6 PM

Venue: Irish House

Why You Should Go: The founder of East India ComedySorabh Pant, revels in the joys and insanity of fatherhood.

Screening of Natsamrat

Time: 4.30 PM

Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales

Why You Should Go: One of the best films of 2016, the tragedy is based on the life of a retired theatre actor. Stars Nana Patekar and Medha Manjrekar.

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DAY 5: FEB 8

Reincarnations: Life after fashion

Time: 5.30 PM

Venue: Artisans

Why You Should Go: A session on how to use recyclable products for clothing, as well as the practice of reuse, remake and repurpose in fashion.  

Laljee Ghodu Tadka Walk

Time: 4.30 PM

Venue: Westside

Why You Should Go: A visit to the Bombay Yacht Club familiarizes you with one of the city’s leading hotels of the 19th century.

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DAY 6: FEB 9

Climbing the Cocoa Tree: Eggless Desserts with Ruhee Bhimani

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Venue: Cross Maidan

Why You Should Go: The pastry chef is all geared up to show you her best recipes and signature eggless desserts.

Atul Khatri

Time: 6 PM

Venue: Irish House

Why You Should Go: Former computer engineer-turned-comedian gives a fresh perspective on comedy and the art of stand-up.

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DAY 7: FEB 10

Nothing Like Lear

Time: 7.30 PM

Venue: Horniman Circle

Why You Should Go: Actors from the University of Mumbai perform an adaptation of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht.

Choco Love!: A Cooking Demo with Varun Inamdar

Time: 8 PM – 9 PM

Venue: Cross Maidan

Why You Should Go: The Prince of Chocolates reveals tips and recipes involving your favorite ingredient – chocolate!

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DAY 8: FEB 11

Screening of Titli

Time: 5 PM

Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales

Why You Should Go: Kanu Behl’s drama thriller tells the struggles of the youngest boy in an all-male family, who finds an ally in his wife. Stars Shashank Arora and Ranvir Shorey.

The Wholesome Kitchen: A Cooking Demo with Pooja Dhingra

Time: 8 PM – 9 PM

Venue: Cross Maidan

Why You Should Go: The woman behind Le 15 Patisserie reveals the secret of cooking delicious meals and desserts using everyday ingredients.

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DAY 9: FEB 12

Suspended Sculptures

Time: 2.30 PM

Venue: Jehangir Art Gallery

Why You Should Go: Popular sculptor, Arzan Khambhatta, along with acclaimed painter, Sunil Padwal, shows you how to master the skill of creating 3D art.

Javed Ali & Sukhwinder Singh

Time: 8.30 PM

Venue: Asiatic Library steps

Why You Should Go: The Bollywood singer is all set to entertain you with some of his biggest hits of all time, along with Javed Ali.

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