SIFAS looks to bolster promotion of Indian arts as Singapore gears up for premiere of Kalakshetra’s Rukmini Kalyanam

Choreographed by the legend herself, the first production of Rukmini Kalyanam dates back to 1964. Though Kalakshetra has performed in Singapore numerous times, it is the first time that the 60-year-old production will be staged in the city-state, on April 27 at the Esplanade. The dynamic dance-drama follows the love story of Lord Krishna and Rukmini. The production uses themes such as devotion, loyalty and familial ties.

“I’m showing that he’s much more than the angry young man”: Veteran film journalist Shoma A Chatterji on her new book Amitabh Bachchan As The Other

Chatterji, the only woman in India to have won two national awards — Best Film Critic and Best Book on Cinema — analysed 15 films from Bachchan’s career from 1970-1990. During this time, the superstar acted in 101 movies.

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