Friday, 9 October 2020

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Khisa(Pocket) short film worldwide online premiere screening at 9th Dublin International short film and Music festival Ireland 2020.

Marathi movies are reaching new heights every day.Marathi content is making its marks not only in the country but all over the world.Another short film Directed by Raj Pritam More is ''Khisa''(Pocket) ( Marathi with English subtitles,15.31 mins) 2020.PP Cine Production Mumbai Presents in association with Laaltippa Films.Producer by Santosh Maithani and Raj Pritam More.Written by Kailash Waghmare.



From early this short ''Khisa'' won 2 Awards at the Istanbul Film Awards 2020.Best Film and Best Screen play 2 award international awards and In India very prestigious Screenplay Awards at  10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival,New Delhi .India -20 .

Its also a short film qualifies to compete for the prestigious Golden star Awards at the annual live screening gala of IFA,which will be held in Istanbul,Turkey in March 2021.

We happy and humbled to share you our Short film "khisa"(Pocket) has been selected for the Worldwide online Premiere screening at the 9th edition of Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival Ireland to be held from October 9th to11th, 2020. Also, sincere thanks to Florian Zapra(Director -DISFMF) and also official selection  at Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival Ireland 2020.

This is the story of a young boy who lives in a remote village in Maharashtra. He decides to get a large pocket stitched for his school shirt, in which he keeps all his precious belongings - petals, coins, marble balls; A pocket, he is proud of. It sets him apart from others his age, whose pockets are not only smaller in comparison but also ordinary and similar to each other in appearance.The little boy does not understand the politics of symbolism that adults engage in, and his pocket soon becomes a point of contention amongst elders in the village ...

This tragic story of the loss of innocence and coming-of-age of a young boy, is ironically symbolic of the times we live in.

Raj Pritam More is visual-fine Indian Contemporary artist live and work in Mumbai.His achievements are, he has many feathers on his cap-from being a 54th National Award winner Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi. Winner of Asia Art Award by EM Art Gallery & a collaborative venture with Korean Govt, Seoul, Korea.Now he directed his first short film ''Khisa''(pocket) and also produces by him self.

Director Statement


The story narrates a social-political contemporary tale on recent time period.
Even today we are more concerned about caste and religion rather then our daily bread. We always love to talk about our history and we have always used our great men for own selfish needs.
This short film "Khisa", throws light on these issues.

Raj Pritam More

Director and Produce

short film "khisa"(pocket)


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

‘ Eyewitness of Love Letters ‘- 45 \ Solo by Moumita Sarkar

Nippon Gallery 

is pleased to announce the launching of online exhibition

‘ Eyewitness of Love Letters ‘- 45

Solo by Moumita Sarkar
Dates: 22 Sept to 2 Oct 2020

Visit for viewing.
Online Viewing Room - Gallery Hall 2

#nippongallery #nipponsolo #moumitasarkar #mumbaiartgallery


Thursday, 10 September 2020

Goosebumps -31 লোমহর্ষক रों ग टे رونگٹے Solo by Mitali Das মিতালী দাস -Nippon Gallery


The human body becomes a template for me in my art, they become lumps of flesh to be devoured by beastly creatures with overcharged passions. In a way my work invites the viewer into a very intimate & indeed erotic encounter with my subjects. The emotional connection between subject & artist has continued to inspire me. The works are never maudlin or sentimental-there’s a sort of fiercely & objective gaze. They are meant to be memento mori, but at the same time they are gestures of extreme affection & compassion which provide the viewer with a spectrum of emotional engagement & response. And so when you look at my work there’s no one response, you do see these subjects in a state of psychological flux & change. And that is my empathy towards my art.

                                                                                                                           - Mitali Das

We are Open Today : 11th Sept 2020 / 11am
Goosebumps -31 লোমহর্ষক रों ग टे رونگٹے
Solo by Mitali Das মিতালী দাস
Browse the Sale catalogue online click link
Online Viewing Room - Gallery Hall 1
Last Date: 19th Sept 2020

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Ray of Hope



असतो मा सद्गमय।

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय।

मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय

                                    - बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद्

Lead us from Unreality to the Reality, Lead us from the Darkness to the Light , Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality


After World War -II, the world has faced such huge disaster and loss of lives only now, during this dark phase of Covid-19 pandemic. Being artists we can feel the unrest, sorrow and misery of people everywhere in the world. In this difficult situation every human being has become a warrior, fighting together against this dark period with strong hopes, faith and energy leading towards light. This paradigm-shifting pandemic has made us realize the uncertainty, nothingness and completeness in human life. 


Recent Works by Vilas Shinde 

This situation also emphasizes the role of hope and faith of man in the infinite journey of survival of civilizations through various natural and man-made disasters since ancient times to the modern era. 


'A ray of hope’ presents majorly achromatic artworks of Contemporary artists coming together to represent their individual approaches and style, that reveal different aspects of hopes and faith in the context of human survival. In today's turbulent, uncertain socio-political and economic world, most people from the common man to the intelligentsia are worried about their future. Even in this difficult situation, the creative artist is trying to keep the flame of empathy alive in the society with the rod of positive energy, with his devotion to art, aspiration for life and hope for a bright future.


In art history, the absence and presence of light is used to represent spiritual energy, divinity, gods and goddess and so on. Brahman in Indian Vedic literature, Chinese theory of Yin and Yang, Buddhist theory of Shunyavada, The Theory of Big bang discuss about the 'nothingness ' and 'completeness' that relates to black and white. Scientifically, black and white do not have specific wavelengths. Instead, white light contains all wavelengths of visible lights. Black, on the other hand, is the absence of visible light. At the same time in color theory, white is the absence of all color and black is the presence of all color. A visual play using black and white together creates neutrality and infiniteness. 


This online exhibition will be an opportunity for talented, budding, young artists from India to showcase their art with senior artists to boost their energy. The works of all these talented artists working in various styles of contemporary Indian art will be readily available to art lovers and art collectors from all over the world.

I am grateful to Senior Contemporary artists Sudhir Patwardhan, Dilip Ranade, Vilas Shinde, Ravindra Salve for accepting an invitation for this show. I am also thankful to all Artists who responded to invitation and open call for this Exhibition.

Shardul Kadam

Painter and Lecturer, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai



RAY OF HOPE' at Nippon Gallery.

Ray of Hope' is a collective show of 37 artists from various parts of country.
We would love to see you all there for the opening on 20th August 11am.


Ray of Hope - Curator: Shardul Kadam
Starts : 11 am / 20th August 2020
Ends : 07pm / 10th September 2020
Online Sale Starts : 11am ( Indian time) / Book your Artworks
Email :



Sunday, 16 August 2020


'RAY OF HOPE' at Nippon Gallery.

'Ray of Hope' is a collective show of 37 artists from various parts of country.
We would love to see you all there for the opening on 20th August 11am.
Ray of Hope - Curator: Shardul Kadam
Starts : 11 am / 20th August 2020
Ends : 07pm / 10th September 2020
Online Sale Starts : 11am ( Indian time) / Book your Artworks
Email :
#onlinesale #art #collectibles #NipponGallery #buyartnow 


Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Review on Ritesh Bhoi solo show by Tathi Premchand

As we all can are going through the lockdown phase due to COVID-19 this 2020 year has been a rollercoaster ride for everyone and everyone has their own lockdown story to share. Here I am going to express the journey of a fellow artist Ritesh Bhoi  during lockdown and about his series of artworks done recently.

Looking back at few months, the journey through this ongoing lockdown period has been a way for everyone to rest at home and take a break for a while and also simultaneously keep working.

This huge break from our regular routine gave everyone a chance to do new things and keep their mind busy. Everyone found some or the other new thing which is intriguing to them. This new way of living is something everyone in common trying to adjust with. Every day the question “What to do next?” arises.

Talking about adapting towards this change, Ritesh here also went through the same like all of us. When government announced the lockdown Ritesh was in Mumbai. Considering the situation he decide to pack all the materials available and shift to his native place; Sangli. After reaching the destination as normal precautionary step Ritesh was under self-quarantine for two weeks.  To be productive in such a situation he continued with his ongoing artwork and began his thought process for new ideas.

As soon as the self-quarantine period ended for Ritesh Bhoi next situation he faced was a complete lockdown of his residential area. One of the problems he faced was that he was running out of materials to work with and due to the lockdown it was not possible to buy new apparatus to work with. 

One of the things to do during these times is to communicate with everyone around us to give and receive moral support through these tough times. Sitting on the porch of his house during his free time and talking to neighbors and people around is what Ritesh did. Communication just proves that by keeping distance people can still come together and support each other. This led to observing how people differ in their opinions, approach and all have a different story. 
As the lockdown situation was not getting any better there was still the obstacle in buying new materials but that did not stop Ritesh from working. A pen and a diary was a enough to keep the thought process in shape, started to paint a picture about the observations he made about people around and putting it on paper. As everyone has their own worries, some small or big, everyone has a common thought thinking about the future and what is awaiting.

Communicating with people not only showcased their physical effort to fight against the situation faced due to this virus but also the mental state of their mind. People everywhere have been going through a struggle on their own approach. We all know wearing a mask hides our half face and is a precautionary step taken by everyone, Ritesh expresses through his works that everyone’s eyes actually spoke louder than words. 

Ritesh Bhoi had a journey through this situation and still is ongoing just like everyone else, as he made best of his time in this I hope all us do too.

Text by Tathi Premchand
Nippon Gallery

लेखन - तथी प्रेमचंद ,
निप्पॉन गैलरी
कलाकार आणि  कला प्रबंधक 

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Nippon Gallery Presents Drawings by Ritesh Bhoi "Falling on Earth"

आपल्या आयुष्याततीन महिने मागे वळून पाहिलं तर हा lockdown  (माझ्यासकट) सर्वांना सुखाचीपर्वणी देणारा होता. (कारण हि वेळ पहिल्यांदाच आली होती) घरच्यांसोबत इतके आनंदी सुखाचे दिवस मिळाले. प्रत्येकजण आपापल्या विचाराने जसा जमेल तसा आनंद शोधत वेळ घालवत होता. आपले छंद, आवडी-निवडी  जोपासायला, नवनवीन काहीतरी शिकायचं अस म्हणता म्हणता नव्याचे नऊ दिवस निघून गेले. आणि या सर्व गोष्टीतलं नावीन्य हरवलं. सुरवातीला या सगळ्या गोष्ठी खूप मजेशीर वाटत राहिल्या. ठरविक एक वेळ निघून गेल्यावर आपली वैचारीक व संवेदनशील मन हळू हळू झालेल्या आणि होणाऱ्या गोष्टीवर विचार करू लागतात. आता पर्यंत ठीक होत पण आता इथून पुढे काय? असा प्रश्न उभा राहतो येणारा प्रत्येक दिवस हा नवीन प्रश्न घेऊन येतोय. प्रत्येकाने lockdown मध्ये केलेलीto do list आता ती संपली आहे. आता प्रश्न आहे तो आयुष्याच्या todolist चा.

सरकारने सुरक्षिततेच्या दृष्टीने lockdown जाहीर केला. तेंव्हा मि मुंबई मध्ये होतो. एकूण परिस्थिती चा विचार करता मी लगेच माझ्या गावी मिरज ला आलो. येताना दहा-पांधरा दिवस पुरेल इतकेच पेंटिंग चे समान व कपडे घेऊन आलो होतो. मुंबई मधून आल्यामुळे मला चौदा दिवस Home Quarantine करण्यात आले. या चौदा दिवसात मी माझी अपूर्ण राहिलेली पेंटिंग ची कामे आणि काही नवीन कामे पूर्ण करून घेतली.  नवीन कामातील एक काम अर्धवट राहील कारण आणलेले कलर संपले. आता कलर आणि इतर साहित्य घेउन येणे शक्य नव्हते. तोपर्यंत पुढाचा lockdown जाहीर झला. आता मात्र परिस्थिती वेगळी होती. पेंटिंग करायला कलर नव्हते. वाचन करायला पुस्तक घेऊन आलो नव्हतो. गावतील लायब्ररी बंद होती. त्यामुळे वाचन बंद झाल. मोबईल नेटवर्क पण बंद. त्यामुळे बसून राहण्याशिवाय काही पर्याय नाही अस झाल. दहा पंधरा दिवस असेच गेले,घरी कोणी येत नव्हते आणि आम्हीही कुठे जात नव्हतो. घराच्या पोर्च मध्ये बसून अत्यावशक सेवेतील लोकांची ये जा, सरकारी कर्मचारी, व्यापारी, शेतकरी अशी ठराविकच लोक मला दिसत होते. आणि पोर्च मध्ये बसल्या बसल्या या सगळ्यांच निरीक्षण करणं इतकचं मि करू शकत होतो.

        पण प्रश्न असा होता कि निरीक्षण तरी किती दिवस करणार कारण तोपर्यंत पुढा lockdown जाहीर झला होता. त्यामुळे मी काही प्रयत्न करून एक कोरी डायरी आणि पेन यांची जमवाजमव केली. माझ्या पाहण्यात आलेल्या या लोकांच्या चर्चा, त्यांना प्रशासनाने दिलेली जबाबदारी, एकूणच आलेली परिस्थिती, त्या परिस्थितीवर प्रशासनाच नियंत्रण, या सगळ्यामध्ये काम करणारे लोक, आलेल्या काळाच गांभीर्य, आणि या सगळ्यातून बाहेर पडण्यासाठी घेतली जाणारी काळजी. अश्या ज्या ज्या गोष्टीच मी निरीक्षण केलं ते मी माझ्या डायरीमध्ये रेखाटण्याचा प्रयत्न करू लागलो. सुरवातीला या सगळ्या गोष्ठी खूप वेगळ्या होत्या पण मीत्या सेवेतील लोकांसोबत मीएक माणूस म्हणून जेवा बोलू लागलो त्यांची काळजी करू लागलो. त्यांच्यासोबत चर्चा केली.त्यावेळी लक्षत आल कि आलेल्या परिस्थितीला तोंड देत असताना, इथून पुढचा प्रवास कसा असेल.या सगळ्याचा मीजेंव्हा विचार करू लागलो तेंव्हा मलासुद्धा या अत्यावशक सेवेतील माणसांनी लावलेल्या मास्क मागील त्यांचा खरा चेहरा, आपल्या परिवाराबद्दल काळजी, भविष्याचा प्रश्न, पोटासाठी अन्न धन्य. हे सगळ कोरोनामुळे आलेल्या संकटापेक्षा हि खूप गंभीर प्रश्न सामान्य माणसाला सतावत आहेत. आपण ठीक आहे घरी बसूनआहोत. पण हे सेवेतील लोक जे प्रशासनाबरोबर आपला जीव धोक्यात घालून काम करत आहेत. त्यांना या सगळ्या परिस्थितीची जाणीव आहे, तरी ते आपल कर्तव्य करत आहे. त्यांच्याशी बोलताना बरीच चर्चा झाली. त्याचं बोलन आणि त्यांनी मास्क लावल्यामुळे त्यांचा चेहरा दिसत नव्हता पण त्यांचे  डोळे खूप काही बोलत होते. काळजी, भीती, प्रेम, कर्तव्य, जबाबदारी हे सगळ त्या डोळ्यात जाणवत होते. आणि माझ्या संवेदनशील मनाला भावलेलं ते चित्र मीरोज रेखाटत होतो.
त्यातील काही चित्र हि पुढीलप्रमाणे आहेत


Nippon Gallery
Ritesh  Bhoi 
"Falling on Earth"
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Venue: Gallery Hall 4 

25th to 4th August 2020 
NIPPON GALLERY 30/32, 2nd Floor, Deval Chambers,Nanabhai Lane, Flora Fountain, Fort,Mumbai – 400 001 India.