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Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Film Screening
(Col – 103 mins)

An NCPA & Film Heritage Foundation Presentation

Considered to be one of the best Hollywood musicals of all time, Singin’ in the Rain is a tribute to and light-hearted spoof of the early days of the talkies. The plot revolves around the romantic and professional travails of the conceited silent film star Don Lockwood and young dancer-actress Kathy Selden. Don is contracted to act in films opposite the vampy Lina Lamont, whom he secretly loathes, even though the magazines are full of stories of their so-called love affair. The spunky Kathy is not intimidated by Don’s stardom and he is soon smitten by her charm. A jealous Lina tries to shoot down Kathy’s rising star just as the advent of the talkies turns the film world upside down and puts the career of the squeaky-voiced Lina in jeopardy. Nothing, however, can eclipse the musical numbers, almost all of which can be considered classics. The title song, performed by Gene Kelly, is one of the most iconic sequences in the history of cinema. Film critic Roger Ebert once wrote: “Singin’ in the Rain remains one of the few movies to live up to its advertising. “What a glorious feeling!” the posters said. It was the simple truth.”

Director: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
Producer: Arthur Freed
Writer: Adolph Green & Betty Comden
Cinematographer: Harold Rosson
Songs: Nacio Herb Brown (music) & Arthur Freed (lyrics)
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell & Cyd Charisse

Admission on a first-come-first served basic. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6:20pm.



  • Compulsory wearing of Mask
  • Checking of Double vaccination certificate of Artists / Patrons at the entry point of the Theatre
  • Temperature checking at the Gates

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