Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


“All the world's a stage.”

- William Shakespeare


Theatre - a gregarious form that combines arts, dance, music, literature to create masterpieces that fire away the imagination of the audience.  At the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival watch all kinds of theatre…. tragedy, comic humour. Veterans and amateur directors put together plays across many genres and languages.

Our thematic for the 2014 festival is ‘RANG BARAAT’.

We look forward to seeing you at our theatre venues at NGMA, Horniman Circle Garden, Max Mueller Bhavan and Artists' Centre.

Acknowledgements: Ankur Parekh - Theatre Curator Team, Hanif Patni, Manav Pande & Jeet Basu (Ekjute Theatre Group) • Sonali Thakker

Salaam... 1950's Ke Naam

7:30 pm at Horniman Circle

Presented By: Ekjute Theatre Group

Written & Directed By: Nadira Zaheer Babbar

Cast: Juhi Babbar Soni, Ankur Parekh, Rajoshi Vidyarthi, Hanif Patni, Santosh Tiwari and many more.

Costumes By: Bhanu Athaiya

Poster Designed By: M.F. Husain

Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins

Language: Hindustani

"Salaam... 1950's Ke Naam" is a story set in a filmy gaon. The play has several evergreen songs of that era composed by legendary music composers. 

With conventional formulaic ingredients such as star-crossed lovers and revengeful Thakurs and Kabeelawalas (tribesmen), love triangles, family ties, sacrifice, shrewd and conniving villains/vamps, friends with hearts of gold, loyal munims, comedians, lovers separated by fate and convenient coincidences are all a part of this ‘dramatic’ tribute to the golden era of 1950’s.

Harishchandra Bijo

7.15 pm at NGMA

Presented By: Centre Stage

Written By: Phiroze Anita

Directed By: Dinyar Tirandaz

Cast: Dinyar Tirandaz, Roshan Tirandaz, Hormazd Chesan, Rohinton Patel, Farengiz Crawford, Khushru Masani and Parizad Songadhwala 

Duration: 1 hr 05 mins

Language: Parsi Gujarati

"HarishChandra Bijo" is a Parsi Gujarati comedy act. The play revolves around a group of Bawas, all ameteurs, who are putting up a play for drama competition. They have their rehearsals in the house of the producer. All goes well till the land lady (the producers aunty), who does not approve these natak-fatak gives them a surprise visit. A complete madness not to be missed! 

A 'Fair' Affair

8:00 pm at House of Tales

Presented By: Trilogy Theatre Productions

Written by: Sameer Garud

Designed & Directed By: Pritesh Sodha

Duration: 1 hr 20 mins

Language: Hindi

"A 'Fair' Affair" is a play where the husbands are on one side and wives are on the other. This dinner table, becomes a battle ground. A sweet, salty, sour, sizzling and bitter story of two couples, one who is about to separate and the other who are ‘happily’ married!

Chaar Small

7:00 pm at MC Ghia

Presented By: tpot production

Written By: Purvanaresh, Trishla Patel and Sanjay Dadhich

Directed By: Trishla Patel

Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins

Language: Hindi/English

"Chaar Small" deals with four original short stories and the city of Mumbai (à la Bombay Talkies). The first small is called Do Deewaney. It is the story about a couple new to the city and their dreams. The second small is called Dadu Tiwari, which is the story of a seven-year-old boy who comes to Mumbai and how it changes his perceptions as an adult. The third small is called Last-ting Impressions, which deals with the changing faces of potholes outside a residential colony. The fourth small is called Ghar Ghar. Told from the viewpoint of Annika, the story follows what home means to each of us.


7:00 pm at Artist's Center

Presented By: Theatrewaalas 

Written & Directed By: Rohit Tiwari

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Language: Hindi/English

"OCD" is a hillarious comedy about a carefree young man and his over obssessed OCD suffering servant. A kind of role reversal where the servant is after the Master's life to keep things neat, clean and in order. And how one simple visit by the young Master's friends turns the servant into a guest stalker making sure that they don't make a mess