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


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

Chakravyuh (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.


11:00am - 1:00pm at BNHS


Up (96 mins) Dir: Pete Docter (2009) 

By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America



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

Invictus (134 mins) Dir: Clint Eastwood (2009) 

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land and enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.


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

Vedam Telugu (135 mins) Dir: Radhakrishnan Jagarlamudi (2010) 

The stories of a slum dweller, a prostitute, a weaver, an upcoming rockstar and a Muslim, intertwine.

The Muppets

2:00pm - 4:00pm at BNHS


The Muppets (103 mins) Dir: James Bobin (2011) 

With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.



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


Japon (130 mins) Dir: Carlos Reygadas (2002)

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.



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


Combination of 3 Art Films

Anhey Ghorey De Daan

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

Anhey Ghorey De Daan Punjabi (90 mins) Dir: Gurvindar Singh (2011)

Based on Punjabi novelist Professor Gurdial Singh's novel, this film tries to bring to screen the effect that years of subordination can bring to struggling masses.

The Vanishing Giants / Shores of Silence

6:00pm - 8:00pm at BNHS


The Vanishing Giants (6mins) Dir: Mike Pandey (2006) / Shores of Silence (25 mins) Dir: Mike Pandey (2000)

Vanishing Giants: A documentary on abuse of elephants / Shores of Silence: This is the first ever documentation of the massacre of whale sharks on the Indian coast.


Three Kings

6:00pm - 8:00pm 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.