Highlights Of The Kalaghoda Arts Festival 2013, Mumbai


Cinema At Kala Ghoda
Cinema At Kala Ghoda
Cinema At Kala Ghoda

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai, needs no introduction. An amalgamation of Art, Theatre, Music, Dance, Food, Literature, the KalaGhoda Arts Festival is a culture hub for nine days as performers and culture enthusiasts from all over India, unite for this festival. For the last 15 years, the KalaGhoda festival has been entertaining Mumbaikars in the month of February, from the first Saturday of the month till the next Sunday. This year, the festival is scheduled to begin on Feb 2nd and end on Feb 10th. The community based celebration is held at the beautiful and historic precinct of Mumbai, The KalaGhoda Art District.

The Festival draws around 150,000 people from all over the city to 350 events over 9 days. Funds raised from the festival go towards the restoration and upkeep of the area. Several heritage buildings and institutions in the area have benefited from this. It has traditionally offered various programmes in Visual Art, Music, Theater Dance, Street Acts, Heritage Walks, Literature and Workshops for children as well as adults. The USP of the KalaGhoda Arts Festival is that it is open to all and entry is free for all events, workshops and theatrical acts.

Here are some highlights of what to expect at the Kalaghoda Arts Festival coming up this weekend! We will keep adding more posts soon to share details.

Dance At Kalaghoda Arts Festival 2013
Childrens’ Workshops At Kalaghoda2013


Here is a schedule of some of the key films that will be showcased at Kalaghoda this year. Please note while these have been scheduled, all schedules are subject to change. 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. Send them to cinema@kalaghodaassociation.com.

INDIA FOR CHANGE Shanghai Hindi (120 mins) Dir: Dibakar Banerjee (2012) Coomaraswamy Hall 11:00am – 1:00pm Four individuals find themselves tied up into a gruesome game of crime and politics when a shocking and disturbing road accident kills social activist Dr. Ahmedi.
YOUNG TRANSFORMERS Wall E (98 mins) Dir: Andrew Stanton (2008) BNHS 11:00am – 1:00pm The story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth, far in the future.
CHANGE THE WORLD The Hurricane (146 mins) Dir: Norman Jewison (1999) Max Mueller Bhavan 11:00am – 1:00pm The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
INDIA FOR CHANGE Kaksparsh Marathi (147 mins) Dir: Mahesh Manjrekar (2012) Coomaraswamy Hall 2:00pm – 4:00pm Uma loses her husband at a very young age and faces many hardships. The only support she gets is from her brother-in-law.
YOUNG TRANSFORMERS Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (115 mins) Dir: Tim Burton (2005) BNHS 2:00pm – 4:00pm A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.
CHANGE THE WORLD The Song of Sparrows (96 mins) Dir: Majid Majidi (2008) Max Mueller Bhavan 2:00pm – 4:00pm When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter’s hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran.
ART FOR CHANGE MUSIC FOR A GODDESS (72 mins) Dir: Amy Caitlin -Jairazbhoy (2007) Gallery Beyond 2:00pm – 4:00pm This narrated film explores the sacred music, dance and rituals of devidasis and devidasas, women and men dedicated to the goddess Renuka/Yellamma.
INDIA FOR CHANGE I AM Hindi (95 mins) Dir: Onir (2010) Coomaraswamy Hall 6:00pm – 8:00pm Four traumatic and life-changing stories in various parts of modern secular India
SAVE THE WILD WORLD Sharkwater (89 mins) Dir: Rob Stewart (2006) BNHS 6:00pm – 8:00pm Rob Stewart seeks to deflate current attitudes about sharks, and exposes how the voracious shark-hunting industry is driving them to extinction.
ANGREZI CINEMA V for Vendetta (132 mins) Dir: James McTeigue (2005) Max Mueller Bhavan 6:00pm – 8:00pm A shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society


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