Film Screening

Date/Time Event
20/11/2020
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Exhibition on Glorious Bhimbetka: An Exhibition based on IGNCA’s Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal Collection

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Adi Drishya Department Presents the online Virtual Exhibition on Glorious Bhimbetka: An Exhibition based on IGNCA’s Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal Collection

The present exhibition the “Glorious Bhimbetka: An Exhibition based on IGNCA’s Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal Collection” is mainly based on the water colour reproductions of the rock paintings of Bhimbetka made by Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal and acquired by IGNCA for its archival and research purpose. Bhimbetka rock shelters are a UNESCO World Heritage rock art site in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh. This exhibition gives an insight into exploring artistic manifestations emanating from man’s primary sense perceptions. It not only gives a detailed analysis of rock art and related data from Bhimbetka, but also provides an insight into its archaeological and ethnographical context.

11/11/2020
7:30 pm
Webinar/Film Screening: Book Launch & Discussion, Film Screening

Janapada Sampada Division is organizing a webinar cum book release programme for the book titled – The Tides of Life

Book Launch & Discussion: 7:30 PM IST
Screening of the Film:  THE TIDES OF LIFE : 8:35 PM onwards

Programme Highlights: Launching of the Book – THE TIDES OF LIFE and discussion on it by eminent speakers

Webinar Speakers – 

Chief Guest: Dr. Amitav Ghosh, Acclaimed Novelist.
Programme Chair: Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA.
Project Head: Sh. Siddharth Kak, Founder Trustee, Surabhi Foundation, Prof. Pushpesh Pant, Chief Discussant, Dr. Aditya Ghosh, Editor of the Book, Sh. Suhel Banerjee, Director of the Film.
Programme Moderator: Prof. Molly Kaushal, HoD, Janapada Sampada Division, IGNCA

12/10/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tributes through documentary - Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, An Ocean in a drop

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts pays tributes to its founder Member Secretary through a documentary Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, An Ocean in a drop

Please join us on IGNCA Facebook Live and YouTube

09/09/2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humko Bisar Kahan Chale - A Video Tribute to Music Legend Pt. Jasraj

‘Humko Bisar Kahan Chale’ – A Video Tribute to Music Legend Pt. Jasraj (28.01.1930 – 17.08.2020)

Premier on Facebook and Youtube Channels of IGNCA

25/08/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Releasing of Documentary on Rock Art of Jharkhand

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Adi Drishya Department Presents The Releasing of Documentary on Rock Art of Jharkhand by Sachchidanand Joshi, Hon’ble Member Secretary, IGNCA

10/08/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Releasing of Documentary on Rock Art of Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Adi Drishya Department Presents The Releasing of Documentary on Rock Art of Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh by Sachchidanand Joshi, Hon’ble Member Secretary, IGNCA

05/07/2020
11:00 am - 11:30 am
A Ray of Genius : A Commemorative Tribute to the Legendary Late Shri Satyajit Ray

On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is proud to present “A Ray of Genius’, a commemorative tribute to the legendary Late Shri Satyajit Ray, as we approach his Centenary” The film has been created by National Award winners Aniruddha Roychoudhury and Arghya Kamal Mitra. Our humble tribute to Shri Satyajit Ray, a colossus in world cinema and a master story teller. Guru Pranam.

02/06/2020
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Film Premiere: Kāśmīrīya Mahāmāheśvara Ācārya Abhinavagupta at Facebook & YouTube Live

Film Premiere Kāśmīrīya Mahāmāheśvara Ācārya Abhinavagupta at Facebook & YouTube Live

On the occasion of 1004th Birth Millennium of Ācārya Abhinavagupta IGNCA will premiere a film “Kāśmīrīya Mahāmāheśvara Ācārya Abhinavagupta” (Hindi Version) at Facebook & YouTube. The film is Directed by Navyug Productions and Produced by IGNCA.

28/12/2019
10:30 am
Screening of docu-fiction Mother of Mohiniyattam

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts cordially invites you to the screening of docu-fiction Mother of Mohiniyattam (51 minutes) directed by Dr Vinod Mankara


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
27/12/2019
5:00 pm
Documentary Film Screening : Koothu

Koothu, a living theatre tradition from Tamil Nadu, brings to life stories about gods, demigods, kings and demons from Indian epics. During the festival season, many Koothu companies tour the countryside, often commissioned by villages to perform for several consecutive nights. Despite its enduring rural popularity, because of its low-caste associations, Koothu struggles to finds place and patronage in urban art circles. The Film delves into the art, aesthetics and politics surrounding Koothu through the work of two Koothu masters, P. Rajagopal and Sambandan Thambiran.

Director : Ms. Sandhya Kumar | Duration : 53 minutes

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