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

Rang de Basanti

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


Rang de Basanti Hindi (157 mins) Dir: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (2006)

A young woman from England comes to India to make a documentary about her grandfather's diary which was written in the 1920s about the Indian Independence with five young men. 


Bal Ganesh 2

11:00am - 1:00pm at BNHS


Bal Ganesh 2 Hindi (77 mins) Dir: Pankaj Sharma (2009)

This sequel explores fresh new heroic tales of Bal Ganesh as he battles with the wicked and powerful rakshas – Gajamukhasur, competes with the intelligent Maharshi Vyasa and his several naughty antics along with Mooshak & friends.


Anhey Ghorey De Daan

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

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 Dark Knight Rises

2:00pm - 4:00pm 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.


Delhi Safari

2:00pm - 4:00pm at BNHS


Delhi Safari English (90 mins) Dir: Nikhil Advani (2012) CHILDREN

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.



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


Chittagong Hindi (105 mins) Dir: Bedabrata Pain (2012)

Set in the turbulence of the 1930s British Bangladesh, Chittagong is a true story of a 14 year old boy, Jhunku, and of his journey to find where he belongs


Kala Ghoda Arts Festival's Short Film Competition 2013

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

1st Prize


2nd Prize

Dharavi Diary

3rd Prize

Final Cut

Special Screenplay Mention

Aisa Hota Hai/It Happens


Lage Raho Munnabhai

6:00pm - 8:00pm 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.



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.


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.



Kala Ghoda Arts Festival's Short Film Competition 2013

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

1st Prize


2nd Prize

Dharavi Diary

3rd Prize

Final Cut

Special Screenplay Mention

Aisa Hota Hai/It Happens