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Sun, 14 Jan



Basu Da’s Bombay

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Basu Da’s Bombay
Basu Da’s Bombay

Time & Location

14 Jan 2024, 8:00 am

Mumbai, Soona Mahal, 143, Marine Dr, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India

About the Event

We are happy to announce the first slot of 2024 of our favorite and much-loved heritage walk in Mumbai - Basu Da’s Bombay, led by Eshan Sharma.This walk has been featured by MidDay, Air India, Homegrown, WhatsHot, and by Indiatimes as one of ‘The Absolute Best Heritage Walks In India Right Now’. When: Sunday, 14th January 2024 at 8 AM IST Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee’s cinematic depiction of Bombay (now Mumbai) was characterized by its simplicity and authenticity. Basu Chatterjee’s portrayal of Bombay was that of an urban landscape where dreams and reality coexisted. his immersive heritage walk will transport you to the era that inspired timeless classics such as “Rajnigandha,” “Chhoti Si Baat,” and “Baton Baton Mein.” He portrayed the city as a canvas for human emotions and relationships, often emphasizing the importance of personal connections amidst the urban chaos. In this walk we will talk about Basu Da’s films, some of the locations where some amazingly iconic scenes were shot, the setting of a city like Mumbai, music, and even the history of architecture that developed in Fort. Let us come together to celebrate a Bombay that now exists in the memory of Mumbaikers. We will explore the charm of Bombay through films, music, architecture, and many stories around them. This walk is not just about Basu Chatterjee but about thousands of dreams and stories. It is a mixture of history, cinema, and heritage. We will move beyond Basu Da’s films and will try to see other representations of Bombay and the use of the city in a film. About the Walk Leader: Eshan Sharma is a writer, heritage activist, and a TEDx speaker. He is the founder of one of India’s leading history collectives, Karwaan: The Heritage Exploration Initiative. He likes to call himself a historian in training. A graduate in History from Delhi University, he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Modern Indian History from MSU, Baroda. He is interested in films, history, and everything that falls between the two. Eshan is currently working on a book project on the New Wave in Indian Cinema.

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