Kala Ghoda Festival In Limelight

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Saturday, February 5, 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- The city of Mumbai is gearing up for celebrating the much awaited Times of India Kala Ghoda Festival 2011 which begins today. It will be replete with song and dance performance and critically acclaimed films will also be shown. Total 28 plays will be staged this year as the Festival management team has said. Aditya Hitkari who is in charge of The Times of India Kala Ghoda Festival 2011’s theater group said “The response from the audience has always been very good. This year, people have a choice of at least three different plays every day”. The movie buffs will be delighted to know Iranian and French movies will be shown at the festival. Indian regional films and award winning Bollywood films will also be a part of the festival.

Vinta Nanda who is looking after the cinema section of the Kala Ghoda Festival 2011 said that it will be an opportunity for the regional film makers to showcase their films. Maverick film maker Shyam Benegal’s ‘Well Done Abba’ will be shown. Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Khatta Meetha’ and ‘Rajnigandha’ will also be shown at the festival. Singer Rekha Bhardwaj who is basking in the success of the songs of the upcoming film ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ will sing at the festival. Ace singer Sonu Nigam will also perform on the closing day of the festival. The festival will run for a period of 9 days. There will be plenty of choices for music lovers and singers belonging to various genres like Jazz, Western classical will perform at the festival.

The Times of India Kala Ghoda Festival 2011 will also offer an interesting combination of dance performances. It will include dance forms like salsa. Hip hop and classical ones.

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