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

Paan Singh Tomar

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


Paan Singh Tomar Hindi (135 min) Dir: Tigmanshu Dhulia (2010) INDIA

A biopic of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete who turned dacoit.


Happy Feet 2

11:00am - 1:00pm at BNHS


Happy Feet 2 (100 mins) Dir: George Miller (2011)

Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat to their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.


Yarwng (Roots)

11:00am - 1:00pm 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.


No One Killed Jessica

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


No One Killed Jessica Hindi (136 mins) Dir: Raj Kumar Gupta (2011) 

A reporter teams up with the sister of Jessical Lal in order to bring her case justice.


Cars 2

2:00pm - 4:00pm at BNHS


Cars 2 (106 mins) Dir: John Lasseter (2011) 

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own international espionage



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


NANDIGRAMER CHOKHER PANI -TEARS OF NANDIGRAM (115 mins) Dir: Sarfaraz Alam & Shyamal Makar (2012)

On the morning of 10th November an army of harmads attack Nandigram leaving a trail of dead and defeating the people’s struggle. We see all this through the eyes of a young lady reporter.



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

Combination of 3 Art Films


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


Jalpari Hindi (94 mins) Dir: Nila Madhab Panda (2012)

A doctor takes his two kids,a girl and a boy, back to his hometown in Haryana,where he wants to build a hospital. The kids are disappointed to find a village far removed from their dreams and also a hostile local kid's gang. They embark on an adventure which opens up a secret that threatens to tear the village apart.


This screening is going to be followed by an interaction with Parvin Dabas


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


6:00pm - 8:00pm 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.