Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.

The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”

-Francis Ford Coppola


Is cinema an art we ask? Should it be entertaining or message serving? Should it appeal to masses or entice cults? Should it let us escape to a fantasy or guide us to realize certain realities? In essence cinema but mirrors the many facets of the society. At Kala Ghoda Arts Festival this year come and experience cinema across genres and timelines. The program will span across four beautiful venues - Coomaraswamy Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan, BNHS, Gallery Beyond.

Our thematic for the 2014 festival is ‘FLASH FORWARD’.

Acknowledagements: Eros International, Dar Motion Pictures, Disney Utv, Sony Dadc, NFDC, Gallery Beyond, Vinay & Preeti Sinha, Shemaroo Entertainment, Wadia Movietone, Utpal Borpujari, Kabir Khan, Jaideep Sahni, Sheffy George, Sarvesh Talreja, Irshad Sayed

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Short film Competition 'CHASE' screenings in association with Talenthouse

10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Coomaraswamy Hall


11:00 am-1:00 pm at BNHS

Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy & Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year award. The quest takes Captain and his Crew from shores of Blood Island to foggy streets of Victorian London

Director: Peter Lord & Jeff Newitt
Cast: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton and Salma Hayek


Jaideep Sahni Interviewed by Poonam Saxena, HT Brunch Editor followed by Short film screenings

12:00 pm-5:00 pm at Coomaraswamy Hall

Chief Guest Rajat Kakkar, Business Head, Home entertainment services, Sony DADC

Interview with acclaimed writer Jaideep Sahni (Chak De,Khosla Ka Ghosla). Short film screenings Chief Guest Rajat Kakkar, Business Head, Home Entertainemnt services, Sony DADC will engage in a Q&A with the short film participants.




2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Max Mueller Bhavan

The film narrates the story of Juri, a single mother of a girl child. The film is an introspection of mother-daughter relation against hostile and selfish turnaround of events in the life of a young AIDS survivor in an urban milieu

Director: Bobby SarmaBaruah
Cast: Pranami Bora, SulakshanaBaruah, Runu Devi, PranjalSaikia, PurnimaSaikia, Jyoti Narayan Nath


2:00 pm-4:00 pm at BNHS

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Cast:HankAzaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters

Diamond Queen

2:00 pm-4:00 pm at Gallery Beyond

Diamond Queen is a 1940 comedy adventure film starring Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, SardarMansoor, Radharani, Sayani, Dalpat

Director: HomiWadia
Cast: Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, SardarMansoor, Radharani, Sayani, Dalpat

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Kabir Khan Interviewed by Poonam Saxena, HT Brunch Editor

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Coomaraswamy Hall

Interview with acclaimed director Kabir Khan (Ek Tha Tiger, New York, Kabul Express)


5:00pm-7:00pm at Max Mueller Bhavan

A life journey of a young widow Ambika and her kids. Her two kids and an infant are no small a burden for her frail shoulders. She earns her livelihood doing odd, menial work in the village households.

Director: Prabin Hazarika


5:00 pm-7:00 pm at BNHS

A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Director: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield

Duniya Jhukti Hai

5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Gallery Beyond

DuniyaJhuktiHai 1960 hindi film directed ny JBH Wadia and starring Sunil Dutt, Shyama, Daisy Irani, Kumkum, Agha, B.M. Vyas

Director: JBH Wadia
Cast: Sunil Dutt, Shyama, Daisy Irani, Kumkum, Agha, B.M. Vyas

Short Film Competition Prize Distribution

8:00pm at Asiatic Society Library steps

Actress/Producer and former Miss India Dia Mirza will be the Chief Guest for the 'Chase' Short Film Competition prize distribution ceremony.

It will be judged by

1. Mr.Murli Chhatwani : Head of Distribution at Dar Motion Pictures,producers of this year's hit films such as 'The Lunch Box' , 'D-Day' and 'Mickey Virus' and Anurag Kashyap's upcoming directorial venture 'Ugly' and also the ones who brought 'The Dark Knight Rises' to India. Murli has also worked as head of distribution at Cinergy and Studio 18. He has worked on such landmark films as Om Shanti Om, Ghajini, Singh is King and the Golmaal franchise.

2. Veteran film critic and journo Udita Jhunjhunwala! she has written and worked for Hindustan Times,Mid Day,Mint,Screen International ,BBC Asian Network,New Indian Express,Vogue,AFP and co-written a host of cinema books!

3. Parvin Dabas: actor/director and Cinema head of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. He has done quite a few cult films such as Khosla Ka Ghosla,Monsoon Wedding and My Name is Khan and will next be seen in the upcoming Ragini MMS-2 . He has also directed a critically acclaimed film 'Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande' and is currently working on his next.