The NCPA is presenting a series of documentary films on music and musicians, starting this week, with a film on vocalist Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur. The documentary is made by the Films Division and directed by Prajna Parimita Parasher, on the life and music of Pandit Mansur, whose birth centenary is being celebrated this year.
Dr Suvarnalata Rao, head programming (Indian Music), NCPA says, “A trained ear can understand sounds but, for the uninitiated, a visual provides a context from various disciplines which helps those who want to be included and deepen their understanding of music.
The film on Mallikarjun Mansur is accompanied by minimal narrative and mostly shows his singing. This helps create an imagery of his music and influences. To see and hear at the same time enhances experience and improves your comprehension and recognition.” The film will be screened on May 14, at Godrej Theatre, at 6.30 pm.