Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.
Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.
The Museum has an active film programme which includes regular public screenings of art videos, documentaries, art house movies and much more. Films are screened at the state-of-the-art Education Centre.
Directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
No language, Colour, 1987, 124 min
'Pushpak' is a delightful 'silent' film made in 1987 by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, the multifaceted director, producer, composer, lyricist and actor. He is credited with having revolutionised south Indian cinema with films that pushed the boundaries of genre and film form.
This film features Kamal Haasan as a penniless, unemployed youth whose fortunes change when he stumbles upon a millionaire lying drunk by the roadside, leading to a series of tragic-comic consequences from unrequited love to an assassination plot. The film has a star cast that includes Amala, Tinnu Anand and Farida Jalal. It features a memorable music track by L. Vaidyanathan. The film was originally released with the Tamil title 'Pesum Padam', literally meaning 'the picture that talks'.
Launched on April 3rd 2015, 'Movies at the Museum' is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to public.
Lascaux is the richest of the decorated caves of prehistory. This program explores the remarkable unity-of-style of certain images and the contradictions between some figures perhaps painted over a period of time.