Film Screening

Date/Time Event
13/12/2019
5:00 pm
Docu-Drama Of Punjab Kissa – Folklore – Sassi Punnu

This docu-drama presents a fair knowledge of life and culture of Punjabis and their literature. Kissa – a romantic ballad or a masnavi in Persian – is a tragic story of love, valour, betrayal, passion, adventure, and the like, that form an important part of the Punjabi literature. This literary genre, which dates back to medieval times, has been much popular in Punjab. Besides, reference to the main kissas like Heer-Ranjha, Sohini-Mahiwal, there is a brief enactment of “Sassi-Pannu”, written by Hashim Shah.

Director: Shri Gulshan Walia | Event : 59 min, 58 seconds

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
23/11/2019
2:00 pm
Film screening: Women Saints & Philosophers of Kashmir

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
22/11/2019
5:00 pm
Documentary Film Screening: Unfolding the Pata Story

The Film chronicles the unique life of Rupban, Rani, Dukhushyam and other traditional scroll painters (Patuas), who have fought against poverty, social taboos and religious domination in order to achieve a sustainable living.

Director: Shri Supriyo Sen | Duration: 52 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
08/11/2019
5:30 pm
Rajnagar- the City of Ruins

The documentary is about the beautiful architectural detailing of hundred years old heritage township of Rajnagar, Madhubani in Bihar

Director : Ms. Gargi Manish | Duration: 23 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,, New Delhi
08/11/2019
5:30 pm
Antim Path

The film revolves around the importance of our mother tongue. Using Hindi language as a tool to symbolise all other mother tongues in India, this film is just an attempt to highlight the plight of the under usage and relevance of our mother tongues.

Director: Shri Pallav Goel | Duration: 20 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
07/11/2019 - 10/11/2019
All Day
A Festival of IGNCA Films


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Venue:  Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
03/11/2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lecture on 'Research Gestures; on the importance of research in impacting performance'

By Dr Sonal Mansingh, MP, Rajyasabha, Trustee , IGNCA, New Delhi.


Venue:  Seminar Hall, IGNCA RCB, Bengaluru
25/10/2019
5:30 pm
Pandavani Chhattisgarh

Pandavani is the narrative tradition of the co unities like Pardhan, Gaund and Devar, spread across Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. This tradition has sustained and has disseminated from the oral tradition of Mahabharata for ages. A single performer or storyteller leads the narration of some episodes from the Mahabharata after invoking their respective deities. The documentary highlights various nuances of the tradition, focusing on two main styles – Vedamati and Kapalika. The former one was initiated by Jhaduram Devangan and his legendary family of Pandavani performers. The Kapalika style is livelier than Vedamati. Tijanbai, Mirra Sahu and Shanti Devi are famous Kapalika style singers.

Director: Shri Manohar Aashi | Duration: 58 min, 34 seconds

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
11/10/2019
5:30 pm
Kumauni Ramlila - ek durlabh parampara

The Kumauni Ramlila performance is counted as possibly the longest opera in the world. This tradition of many years has developed and flourished with the continuous and regular efforts of the Lok Samaj. The specialty of this presentation is to be used in a variety of traditional North Indian repertoire and classical music.

Director: Shri Himanshu Joshi | Duration: 46 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,, New Delhi
27/09/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening - Paharias : The Forest Dwellers Of Jharkhand

A community that has the claim of being the earliest inhabitants of the region and finds mention in Megasthenes’ book as well as Hiuen Tsang’s travelogue, has now been pushed to the edge and is an ecologically and biologically endangered tribe. They go on hunting-expeditions, practice share-cropping as well as shifting cultivation, live in mud houses, collect firewood from forest and practice herbal medicine. Though poverty, under development and lack of education have deprived them of the benefits of modernization, they celebrate Magahī Parab (festival) with ecstatic joy and vivacious song and dance.

Director: Ms. Sangeeta Dutta; Duration: 57 minutes, 10 seconds

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
16/09/2019 - 18/09/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pravaah : A 3 day 'Film Festival' showcasing Films by IGNCA

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Regional Centre – Vadodara, In collaboration with, Urmi School and Hostel, BRG Group, Sama-Savli Road, Vadodara.

16th September –Opening Film –

– Rejuvenating the Arts – A film on IGNCA
– Leela in Kheriya – directed by Molly Kaushal
– Mighty Brahmaputra – directed by Bappa Ray

17th September –

– Kashi Ganga Vishweshwarai- directed By Radhika Chandrasekhar
– The Magic of Making an IGNCA documentary on K.G Subramanyan – directed by Goutam Ghose

18th September –

– Pavitra Bhugol – directed by Sidharth Kak
– Kashi ki Aitihasikta – directed By Arjun Pandey
– Closing Film- Bali Yatra – They say, they came from India – directed by Dr. Gautam Chatterjee


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Venue:  Urmi School & Hostel, Sama Savli Road, near Flyover, Sama, Vadodara, Gujarat
13/09/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening - Recordon Ka Romance

The film celebrates the 100 years of the evolution of recording system in India. On the very first published vinyl, one could listen to Gauhar Jan’s vocal music, which was recorded in 1902. The film traces the times when the gramophone records were celebrated as a status symbol and contributed significantly towards the promotion of classical music.

Director: Shri Sharad Dutt; Duration: 58 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
12/09/2019
5:00 pm
Film screening of Space MOMs by Ms. Radha Bharadwaj


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Venue:  Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
23/08/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening - Hindu Nectar: Spiritual Wanderings in India

A daughter’s journey distilling the nectar of the stories and songs she heard as a child – weaving ancient texts in the fabric of modern life, rediscovering the land of her childhood, absorbed from her mother. The film creates an experiential rendering of one of the earth’s oldest spiritual traditions.

Director: Ms. Akanksha Joshi; Duration: 49 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
09/08/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening: Leela in Kheriya

IGNCA FILM CIRCLE SCREENING, NEW DELHI- 2nd & 4th Friday of every month

Leela in Kheriya is a feature length documentary film based on the Ramlila tradition of village Kheriya near Firozabad town, known for its glass and bangle factories. Kheriya Ramlila is one of the finest examples of India’s composite culture. The film portrays the eternal human quest for self-realization through an exploration of personal life histories of actors and residents of Kheriya, for whom the Ramlila stage becomes a site of healing and self-recovery.

Director: Prof. Molly Kaushal; Duration: 53 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
26/07/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening: Gilli Danda

Gilli Danda is a film adaptation of the story written by Munshi Premchand, published by the same name. The film is proposed for screening in July, the birthday month of Premchand. It is a story of a young boy who unknowingly grows into a victim and a participant of segregation and casteism in India. The story revolves around the Indian sport of Gilli Danda and highlights the inclusivity and ease of playing the home grown sport

Director: Shri Narendra Singh | Duration: 47 minutes


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
12/07/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening: Ek Thi Gulab - A Film On Padma Shri Gulab Bai Of Nautanki Tradition

The film is the journey of legendary artist Gulab Bai (d. 1996), who was perhaps the first female actress to join the male-dominated Nauṭaṅkī show. Gulab will be remembered for her untiring efforts for rejuvenating the waning eclectic tradition of folk theatre, with fresh ideas, themes, innovative stylistic improvisations and linguistic nuances. She was honoured with Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, among other awards in recognition of her significant contribution.

Director: Shri Krishna Raghav | Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
28/06/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening : Kesar Saga

The Kesar Saga is an ancient Tibetan epic narrated in the entire Tibetan belt extending to Mongolia, Central Asia and china. In its Ladakhi version, Kesar saga, has come down through the centuries orally, with story-teller reciting the epic during the long cold winter nights. The story revolves around the exploits of a superhuman hero, ‘Kesar’ and his efforts to establish a peace and order in the world. The film rediscovers many story-tellers and reproduces the melodious renderings.

Director : Ms. Iffat Fatima | Duration : 74 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
14/06/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening : Sonepur Mela

As the country’s landscape gets filled with malls and hypermarkets, what is happening to the large melas and haats that used to thrive in rural India and smaller towns? Some of them, like Pushkar, have managed to transform themselves into hyper tourist experiences, transforming their core nature. Others, like Sonepur, remain unknown to most Indians outside Bihar. Yet, these are growing in size and engaging a larger number of visitors each year. The film looks at the experience of the Mela through the eyes of visitors, some who have been coming for years and others who have returned and are surprised at what it has to offer.

Director: Shri Sudhesh Unniraman | Duration: 52 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
24/05/2019
5:30 pm
Film Screening : Konyaks and other tribes of Nagaland

‘Nagaland’ is a vibrant hill state located in the extreme North East of India. It offers rich incomparable cultural heritage of traditional people. The film mainly describes the various tribes of Nagalnd out of which ‘Konyak’ is the largest tribe and found mainly in ‘Mon’ district of state. All communities adhere to the dresses and tattoos particular to their own tribe and entity.

Director: Shri Sujit Chakraborty ; Duration: 57 minutes

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Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
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