Must Calendar: February 2020

Must Calendar: February 2020

As we swiftly slide into February, Team Platform has curated a special list of all the events you must attend, all the new music you must listen to, all the upcoming movies you must watch and all the books you must read to kickstart the new month on a positive note. 

Must Watch:

Love Aaj Kal- Taking the franchise forward this Imtiaz Ali directorial stars Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aryan in lead roles. A new age love story this flick is slated for a Valentine’s Day release. 

To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You- Taking Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky’s narrative forward this sequel is also releasing this month. Directed by Michael Fimognari this flick stars Lana Candor and Hollywood’s latest heart throb Noah Centineo reprising their original roles.

Little Women- LittleWomen finally gets its Indian release. Writer-director Greta Gerwig narrative draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. The movie stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

Birds of Prey- Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. Joining Harley in this ensemble will be Huntress and Black Canary amongst others. Starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the movie has been directed by Cathy Yan.

Must Read:

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings- Being touted as not only a great American novel but a great novel of las Americas, Cumming's gripping tale deals with a mother and son fleeing a drug cartel to cross the US-Mexico border. 

The Cliffhangers by Sabin Iqbal- Senior journalist Sabin Iqbal’s new narrative deals with teenage boys suspected to have murdered and raped a tourist amidst the growing communal tension in their region. 

Like Blood On The Bitten Tongue by Akhil Katyal- A collection of poems in which beats an old city’s heart, visceral and noetic, brash and gentle, unyielding and evolving, all at the same time. Akhil Katyal combines the Urdu and Hindi traditions of poetry writing with English forms and sensibilities. 

Amnesty by Arvind Adiga- The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction is back with a novel narrative that deals with the life of an illegal immigrant in Sydney after he’s fled from his native Sri Lanka. 

Must Listen: 

Changes by Justin Bieber- The pop sensation is coming up with not only a new album but has also released a new docu-series on his life after a long sabbatical. Changes, the new album is slated to be released on the 14th.

The Slow Rush by Tame Impala- The Slow Rush is the upcoming fourth studio album by Australian musical project Tame Impala, scheduled to be released on the 14th. 

Map Of Soul: 7 by BTS- BTS are back in a big way in 2020. The K-pop megastars announced they are dropping a new album this year: Map Of The Soul: 7 to be released on the 21st.

Must Attend:

Women Writers Fest- The only women focused travelling literary fest in India, with editions across eight cities in 2019 comes back to Delhi for its 2020 edition. 
When: 12th February

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival- One of the most awaited festivals each year. Held annually, it is an exhibition and celebration of theatre, music, film, comedy and world art. It is held every year in Mumbai.
When: 1st February- 9th February

Rann Utsav- Set against the surreal backdrop of Kutch's white salt desert, the Rann Utsav showcases the region's culture and heritage.
When: Till 12th March

Goa Carnival- The colorful Goa Carnival, which began as a local feast by the Portuguese in the 18th century, has developed into the state's most lively festival.
When: 22nd February- 25th February