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  • Venue
    Godrej Dance Theatre
  • Date Time
    1 December 2023 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Duration
    81 mins with English subtitles

Event Details

Documentary screening on Annapurna Devi
Produced by Annapurna Devi Foundation, Mumbai
Directed by Nirmal Chander
An NCPA Presentation

Annapurna Devi, fondly called “Maa” by her disciples, was a legendary surbahar exponent and an unparalleled guru. Daughter and disciple of the celebrated Allauddin Khan who founded the Maihar-Senia gharana, she was destined to rule the world of music but in the 1950s, she , refusing all recordings and concerts.

Nityanand Haldipur, her disciple, sets out on a journey to tell her story. Cutting through the myths that have surrounded her, he attempts to find an answer to the question—can a musician exist without an audience?

Nirmal Chander has worked in the field of non-fiction since 1996 as an editor, director and producer. A recipient of three National Film Awards, his documentary Moti Bagh was submitted for the Oscars in 2019.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director.


Entry free on a first-come-first-served basis.

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