Theater 1 | 08:00 PM | Feature Film – GATTU

DIRECTOR : Rajan Khosa
LANGUAGE : Hindi – 80 min With English Subtitles


Gattu, an illiterate street boy’s sole ambition is to fly kites and reign supreme in the blue skies. Set in a small town, Roorkee, India, where the sky is full of kites, a black diamond of a kite named ‘Kali’, rules the skies; No one knows who flies ‘Kali’; No one can defeat ‘Kali’.

He realizes that the only way to beat ‘Kali’ is to fly his kite from the highest point, which is the local school terrace. Impersonating a student, he sneaks into the school and must now pretend to study. The only problem – he can’t read or write! With neither money nor education on his side, he sets out for his goal. Dreams aren’t impossible when the desire is strong.

Theater 2 | 05:00 PM | Documentary – DECODING DEEPAK

DIRECTOR : Gotham Chopra
LANGUAGE : English – 83 min

Filmmaker and journalist Gotham Chopra embarks on a year long roadtrip with his father Deepak Chopra in an attempt to resolve the spiritual icon he is to the world vs. the real man known to his family. From devoted disciples that range from Lady Gaga to lost souls searching for themselves in the red rock deserts of Sedona, Gotham begins to paint a raw portrait of his dad that only a son can.
The film travels across the planet chronicling colorful Deepak activities – from a traditional monk ordainment in Thailand to a literal decoding of ancient family registers in rural India. On the homefront, Gotham also takes a closer look at the expansive spiritual empire his father has built over his 25 year career that initially was conceived out of Deepak’s own deep personal and spiritual dissatisfaction, and a decidedly non-spiritual (and boozy) origin.

Theater 2 | 06:30 PM | Short Film – AN UNKNOWN GUEST

DIRECTOR : Durba Sahay
LANGUAGE : Bengali – 20 min
With English Subtitle

‘An Unknown Guest’, according to Sahay, depicts one such elderly woman a victim of neglect within the family who invents a novel technique to get out of the confines of the house and also have some quality food. This neglected elderly woman goes through the obituary column of newspapers to locate places where shraddh and other rites including community feeding are held, each morning. Then, the protagonist, otherwise deprived of good food at home, not only takes the food to her heart’s content but also stuffs some of the food items in the large bag that she invariably carries during such ventures.
Dealing with the problems and agonies of the elderly, the film delivers a shock therapy warranting a second look at the inter-personal family relations and respect and honour for the feelings and sentiments of the elders even if they are not in sync with the contemporary thought process.

Theater 2 | 07:00 PM | Documentary – PAD YATRA “A Green Odyssey”

DIRECTOR : Wendy J.N. Lee
LANGUAGE : English – 70 min

PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey is the adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet’s “3rd Pole,” a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming.
Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of ecological compassion through human’s most basic means – by walking on foot, village to village, and showing by example.
Surviving harrowing injuries, illness, and starvation, they emerge with nearly half a ton of plastic litter strapped to their backs, triggering an historic green revolution across the rooftop of the world.

Theater 2 | 08:15 PM | Documentary – WHITE KNIGHT

DIRECTOR : Aarti Shrivastava
LANGUAGE : English – 25 min

WHITE KNIGHT gives a powerful glimpse into Chewang’s determination and innovation and shows how a single driven creative person can make a surprising difference. He is world’s first and the only artificial glacier maker.
An observant and creative villager who, in a bid to battle with the short winters, the receding snow and the poor availability of water for agriculture has over the course of the past ten years built 10 artificial glaciers. If his dream of building 100 artificial glaciers in Ladakh (India) comes true, this cold desert will become green and farmers will be able to grow vegetables and lentils in summer. This innovation will not only change the course of the planet but also its humanity forever.
Surviving harrowing injuries, illness, and starvation, they emerge with nearly half a ton of plastic litter strapped to their backs, triggering an historic green revolution across the rooftop of the world.

Theater 2 | 08:45 PM | Short Film – MUMBAI

DIRECTOR : Shadaab Mirza
LANGUAGE : Hindi – 16 min
With English Subtitle

The germ of the idea came from Actor Emraan Hashmi’s housing problem in Mumbai where he was supposedly denied a flat in Bandra because of his religious background. In my movie, a boy from Punjab faces the same discrimination when he moves to Mumbai.
He visits several housing societies but doesn’t get the NOC because he belongs to a minority community. Through the movie I wanted to convey the message that there are several housing societies in Mumbai who deny accommodation to members of the minority community without even cross-checking the credentials of the person concerned. If an actor has to go through so much, can you imagine what a common man has to face?

Theater 2 | 09:00 PM | Short Film – Jameela

DIRECTOR : Arun Kishore
LANGUAGE : Malayalam – 46 min
With English Subtitle

Jameela, a short film, attempts to portray how a change in outlook can overcome negative thoughts.
A thought can make or break a life. Like, what happens in the case of little Jameela. She loses her father and elder sister in a bomb blast. After that Jameela stops going to school lest she should be killed. Her mother Suhara is left helpless and frustrated. Neighbours like Chandran master and his family intervene to help Jameela. Finally, things do change. A bad dream sets Jameela free from her fears!
This forms the crux of the short film Jameela, written and directed by Arun Kishore, an ad-maker for nearly 12 years.

Theater 1 | 07:00 PM | Feature Film – SHANGHAI

DIRECTOR : Dibakar Banerjee
LANGUAGE : Hindi – 107 min
With English Subtitle

A small town somewhere in India is poised to become the next Shanghai. Billions of dollars are being poured into an upcoming International Business Park.
On the eve of its launch a drunk truck driver mows down a prominent social activist. A lone girl believes it to be a murder, supported by a porn film maker who claims to have the proof that will bring the government down. A high ranking bureaucrat is brought in to investigate the accident.
Shanghai, a political thriller, follows the journey of these unlikely heroes as they come together to find justice in the labyrinth of Indian democracy.

Theater 1 | 07:00 PM | Feature Film – Shobhna’s Seven Nights

DIRECTOR : Sudipto Chatopadhya
LANGUAGE : Hindi – 1

The film centers around the evolution and the final resolution of an unusual love story. The two protagonists are Shobhna, a woman in her early forties who is a successful writer with a tragic past and Saahil, a young man in his late twenties who is still struggling to find his foothold as a film actor. They meet under very unusual circumstances ostensibly for sex for one night. What unfolds is a story that goes beyond the realm of the senses to eventual realization of what true love means in life.