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


Kaksparsh Marathi (147 mins) Dir: Mahesh Manjrekar (2012)


Uma loses her husband at a very young age and faces many hardships. The only support she gets is from her brother-in-law.


The Jungle Book

11:00am - 1:00pm at BNHS


The Jungle Book (78 mins) Dir: Wolfgang Reitherman (1967)

A story about the life of a man's cub named Mowgli, from the first day his parents left him in the middle of the jungle until he grows up to become a young man. 



11:00am - 1:00pm 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.


Delhi Safari

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


Delhi Safari Hindi (90 mins) Dir: Nikhil Advani (2012)


A group of animals plan a trip to Delhi in order to ask the parliament why the forest they live in is on the verge of destruction.


The Incredibles

2:00pm - 4:00pm at BNHS

The Incredibles (115 mins) Dir: Brad Bird (1967) 

The story follows a family of superheroes living a quiet suburban life, forced to hide their powers. 

As The River Flows

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

As The River Flows (115mins) Dir: Bidyut Kotoky (2012)

Seven years after social activist Sridhar Ranjan is about to be officially declared dead, his friend Abhijit, a journalist, comes in search of him.


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

MUSIC FOR A GODDESS (72 mins) Dir: Amy Caitlin -Jairazbhoy (2007)

This narrated film explores the sacred music, dance and rituals of devidasis and devidasas, women and men dedicated to the goddess Renuka/Yellamma. 

Chillar Party

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


Chillar Party Hindi(130 mins) Dir: Vikas Bahl (2011)

A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony take own the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.


The Cove

6:00pm - 8:00pm at BNHS


The Cove (92 mins) Dir: Louie Psihoyos (2009)

A group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.


The Hurricane

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


The Hurricane (146 mins) Dir: Norman Jewison (1999

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.