Kala ghoda Art Festival 2013


Cinema for Change

“The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desires.”  - André Bazin

 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 KalaGhoda 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 2013 festival is 'CINEMA FOR CHANGE'. Be part of and join our facebook community.

Young enthusiasts - Here is a chance to be appreciated for your originality. Aspiring filmmakers can submit their entries for the short film competition that will be reviewed by a special jury.

We sincerely thank Deepti DCunha, Marten Rabarts, Ketan Maroo,, Sushil Aggarwal, Rashmi Ahad of Krayon Pictures, Denzil Dias of Warner Bros, Neena Gupta, Vikramjit Roy & Pallavi Deshmukh of NFDC, UTV World Movies, Disney Movies, Sony Pictures, Viacom 18 Pictures, Avanti Adivarikar, Kanika Saxena and Vibhu Kapoor of Gallery Beyond for their support and collaboration.

All programs listed on this website were correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change

The Dark Knight Rises

11:00am - 1:00pm at Coomaraswamy Hall


The Dark Knight Rises (165 mins) Dir: Christopher Nolan (2012) 

A new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.


Finding Nemo

11:00am - 1:00pm at BNHS


Finding Nemo (100 mins) Dir: Andrew Stanton (2003)

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.


Three Kings

11:00am - 1:00pm at Max Mueller Bhavan


Three Kings (114 mins) Dir: David O. Russell (1999)

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.


Lage Raho Munnabhai

2:00pm - 4:00pm at Coomaraswamy Hall

Lage Raho Munnabhai Hindi (144 mins) Dir: Rajkumar Hirani (2006) 

Through his interactions with the image of Gandhi, Munna Bhai begins to practice what he calls Gandhigiri to help ordinary people solve their problems.

Sons Of Ram

2:00pm - 4:00pm at BNHS

Sita, who is sent into exile, teaches her sons Luv and Kush to always work as a team, secretly hoping that her estranged family would find a way to come together one day.

The City of Violence

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



The City of Violence (92 mins) Dir: Seung-wan Ryoo (2006)

Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral to find there is something fishy about his death.




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

From the collection of Gallery Beyond


6:00pm - 8:00pm at Coomaraswamy Hall


Chakravyuh Hindi (146 mins) Dir: Prakash Jha (2012)

On the request of his friend Kabir, Adil a police officer goes to the Nandighat's Naxal group as an informer. When Kabir finds the truth, he becomes their gang leader.


Broken Tail

6:00pm - 8:00pm at BNHS

Broken Tail (90 mins) Dir: Colin Stafford-Johnson (2010) 

One man, one animal and a journey into the last days of the wild tiger.

Yarwng (Roots)

6:00pm - 8:00pm at Max Mueller Bhavan

Yarwng (Roots) Tripura - 90 mins Dir: Joseph Pulinthanath (2008)

A film on the large-scale displacement in Tripura when the newly-built Dumbur dam submerged huge tracts of arable land in the fertile Riama valley about 40 years ago. This film in in the Kokborok language.

Surviving Picasso

6:00pm - 8:00pm at Gallery Beyond


Surviving Picasso (125mins) Dir:James Ivory (1996)

The life and times of Pablo Picasso starring Anthony Hopkins.