About Suchitra

Inaugurating the Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy at the site on 8th January 1980, Bharat Ratna, Special Oscar Award winner and India’s greatest auteur of cinema, Satyajit Ray, had said: “We need art theatres to find an outlet for good films. This is happening here, in Bangalore, for the first time (in India). ” Moving forward, Suchitra continues to keep in mind the founding vision: to not only expose the audience to fine cinema and engage them in appreciation of it, but also to enable the makers of cinema and other moving-image media to improve their craft and expression.

The Suchitra Culture
• Open
• Global, but local
• Academic and artistic, but accessible to the community
• Professional, but not commercial
• Private, but public
• Independent, but responsible
• Liberal, but curated

Activities at Suchitra
• Cinema
• Theatre
• Literature



Prakash Belawadi

S Raghavendra Rao

Naresh Narasimhan

Vice President

T S Nagabharana

N Shashidhara

Mahesh Karanth


Vrushanka Bhat

Anand Sabhapathy

Ganesh Prasad Udupa


Abhishek Iyengar

Krishnan Rangaraju

Krishna Hebbale