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.