Nandan Overview

Ranked 24 of 773 sightseeing in Kolkata

Nandan is the first multiplex of Kolkata. It is still regarded as one of the finest movie halls of the city. The Kolkata International Film Festival is hosted at Nandan and its adjoining halls. It is often said that being the land of Ray and Ghatak, Kolkatans breathe cinema.

For movie buffs, it is a venue to watch world cinema and network with intellectuals. People of all age groups crowd here to spend time watching films or a road drama. Quintessential Bengalis debating over Eisenstein’s montage or Godard’s Breathless is a common scene here.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Manoj Menon

Manoj Menon4.3/5

79 reviews

A place of Art and Theatre

I believe Nandan is such a place where every person, irrespective of age and gender, comes and spends time. It has always been known to showcase the typical Bengali culture in its various art shows and offbeat screenings. Seasonal festivals are also held here which tend to go on for a month at times. The atmosphere is great to spend some quality time with friends and family.
  • A place of Art and Theatre
  • A place of Art and Theatre
  • A place of Art and Theatre
  • A place of Art and Theatre

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.6/5

581 reviews

Government cinema hall

Yes, the cheapest movie theatre in the city which screens some of the exquisite of the lot. Go ahead spend some time watching the often street plays, have some momos and tea and get in to this movie theatre with a minimum of 60 rupees.


A S3.6/5

453 reviews

Good Place for Movies and Hangout!

I was amazed to see the number of movie and cultural art lovers over here. It is a beautifully designed area and has several screens. There were few large screens and then a particular section had a row of small screens which were playing several old hit movies at same time. We watched home alone, I remember the hall was just 50-60 seats. At the cultural compound you will find many young art lovers, art and association with some form of art is life line in Kolkata.

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Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta4.6/5

284 reviews

Cultural Hub Of Kolkata

Nandan is the place for them who have interest in cultural activities like theatres, dramas etc. One visiting Nandan in evening can easily spot a celebrity from Tollywood industry. It is a good place to visit in evening.

Biswadeb Mukhopadhyay

Biswadeb Mukhopadhyay3.6/5

7 reviews

Graced by many top notch artists

Nandan is a theatre in the city of Kolkata. It has been the host to many film, theatres and fine arts related programmes. This particular theatre has been visited and graced by many top notch artists.

Ghosh rajiv 

Ghosh rajiv 3.9/5

5 reviews

The State Art

Nandan is the cultural hub of Kolkata where exhibitions of various cultural programs and art are held and there is a theater to watch various plays and also digital movies.

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Nandan, Kolkata
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