Film Program


11:00 / The Screening Room
Songs of Mashangva (IN)
11:00 / The Screening Room
Bishar Blues (IN)
11:00 / The Screening Room
Pairon Talle (IN)






14:00 / The Screening Room
Had Anhad (IN)
14:00 / The Screening Room
Quarter Number 4/11 (IN)
14:00 / The Screening Room
Bom – A Day Ahead of Democracy (IN)






16:00 / The Screening Room
BABA (Ustad Allaudin Khan) (IN)
15:15 / The Screening Room
Amir Khan (IN)
16:00 / The Screening Room
Laya Project (IN)






16:30 / The Screening Room
Parveen Sultana: The Queen of Melody (IN)
16:00 / The Screening Room
Pt. Nikhil Banerjee: The Maestro of Sitar (IN)


Songs of Mashangva

INDIA
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Songs of Mashangva traces the music of the Tangkhul Naga and its return to the modern age: as Naga Folk Blues. The protagonist Rewben Mashangva travels through the villages of the Tangkhul Naga to talk to the old people and collect songs and instruments. Shot for more than one and half years in Rajasthan, Nagaland, Kolkatta, Shillong, Imphal and other villages of Manipur in North-East India.
Director: Oinam Doren // 64 mins // Language: English, Tangkhul/Manipuri (English subtitles) // 2012


Had Anhad

INDIA
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Kabir was a 15th century mystic poet of north India who defied the boundaries between Hindu and Muslim. He had a Muslim name and upbringing, but his poetry repeatedly invokes the widely revered Hindu name for God – Ram. Who is Kabir’s Ram?
This film journeys through song and poem into the politics of religion, and finds a myriad answers on both sides of the hostile border between India and Pakistan.
Director: Shabnam Virmani // 103 mins // Language: Hindi & Urdu (English subtitles) // 2008


BABA (Ustad Allaudin Khan)

INDIA

The film captures rare moments with the great musician Ustad Allaudin Khan, one of the most renowned music teachers of the 20th century, and founder of the Maihar Gharana. Shot in his home in Mailhar in Madhya Pradesh.
Director: N D Keluskar// 35mm//English // B/W// 16 min// 1969 (An FD Presetation)


Parveen Sultana: The Queen of Melody

INDIA

The biographical film is on Begum Parveen Sultana, as one of the foremost classical vocalists in India.
Produced through Kaberi Chakraborty// English// 26 min// 2011 (An FD Presentation)


Bishar Blues

INDIA
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Bengali Fakirs are Islamic people who live in Bengal, in Eastern India. The Bengalis are the second largest ethnic language group who practice Islam. The Fakirs are Bengali with their own typical ethnic, cultural and geographical mix. In their practice of Islam they have extended it’s scope over the complex multiplicities of their own land.'Bishar Blues' undertakes a journey to understand 'Marfat' through encounters with various Fakirs and their songs.
Director: Amitabh Chakraborty // 79 min// Language: Bengali English (subtitled) // 2006


Quarter Number 4/11

INDIA
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A low angle, ground zero perspective of development, as seen by somebody who is being crushed under its weight. It is one man’s lone, long, losing fight to hold on to his ground where he was born, grew up and earned his living. It's the narrative of a man who is being forced to evacuate his ground to make space for ‘development’.
Director: Ranu Ghosh // 69 mins // Language: Bengali, Hindi (English subtitled) // 2012


Amir Khan

INDIA

SNS Sastry’s portrait of the Hindustani classical master Ustad Amir Khan is at once gentle and audacious in the way it sets up the images of his world of concerts, disciples, travel, his adoring and nagging wife and their little child. Of course, there is Khan sahab’s beautiful singing as well, as are his reflections on recognition and remuneration. This film occupies an inspiring and enviable place between documentary and fiction and could as much be a film about the filmmaker and his place in this world as an artist.
Director: SNS Sastry // 19 mins // Hindi, Urdu // B&W // 1970


Pt. Nikhil Banerjee: The Maestro of Sitar

INDIA

Biographical film on Pt. Nikhil Banerjee's life and his pursuits to his works on string and tips.
Produced through Minu Chattopadhaya// English// 26 min// 2011 (An FD Presentation)


Pairon Talle

INDIA
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Amid the epic landscape of the Mahabharata, the stage is set for an intimate yet eternal tussle between custom and commerce, tradition and modernity. The film tells the story of a naive watchman who is so devoted to protecting his feudal master's property, that he has lost the ability to safeguard himself. His self-realization comes at a very bloody price, but will it be a tad too late?
Director: Siddharth Srinivasan // 99 min // Language: Hindi // 2012


Bom – A Day Ahead of Democracy

INDIA
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Malana, a remote village in the Himalayas, isolated from outside civilization for thousands of years has been fostering a primitive existence in harmony with nature and a unique model of democracy of consensus. A real life story of transition, this ancient civilization being invaded and obliterated by the modern democracy. Narrated in an epic structure, a visual essay from the edge of the world with a message of trust, peace and eternal unity.
Director: Amlan Datta // 117 mins // Language: English, Hindi // 2012


Laya Project

INDIA
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The Laya Project is a musical and visual journey of folk communities in the tsunami-affected regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar and India. In remote villages that lay in 2004 tsunamis's path in Asia, unknown local folk musians were recorded and filmed; the performances were mostly in makeshift on-locations studios. The project is a "personal and collective musical tribute to the resilience of the human spirit", and is dedicated to the survivors of the tsunami.
Director: Harold Monfils // 68 mins // Language Subtitled: English // 2008

 

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