Film Screening

Date/Time Event
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
FILM SCREENING Navakalevara - The New Embodiment

Duration: 49 minutes Produced by IGNCA
The icons of Lord Jagannath and his companions in Jagannath Temple of Puri in Orissa are made of Neem wood. Ritualistically, these icons are made after an interval of 12/19 years. This ancient event revolves around Banajaga Yatra, the journey undertaken in search of the sacred log. Temple men known as Dayitas or Daitas, said to be descendents of Visavasu tribe of mythological origin, are authorized for this exercise. Many rituals are followed before the tree is axed. Most important point to be noted is that in this process a new sapling is planted on the spot where the Neem tree was axed – a gesture of balancing the nature.

Director: Shri Prithviraj Mishra

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,, New Delhi, New Delhi
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Film Screening - The Quantum Indians

Director : Raja Choudhury (A PSBT Production)

Duration 53 minutes

The compelling and inspiring story of three Indian scientists – Satyendra Nath Bose, C.V.Raman and Meghnad Saha, who revolutionized the world of Physics and Indian Science in the early part of 20th century.

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, New Delhi, New Delhi
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Film Screening - “Bali Yatra: "They Say, They Came from India"

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Director: Dr. Gautam Chatterjee Duration: 36 minutes

This is a research documentation of the cultural dialogue between Indian sub-continent and Bali, known in history by the name of spice route. It highlights a panoramic view of Bali within various nuances of its culture which showcases a harmonic amalgamation. It explores various elements of Indian Culture, existing in Bali. Touching upon the Pedanda system or Priesthood of Bali the film also explores the calendar making concept which has many shades of Indian culture. The Gurukula system has a long heritage. Film further documents various creative aspects of icons, images, wooden and stone sculptures, etc. it features the Gedong Gandhi Ashram where Gandhiji’s philosophy is celebrated even today. In the Tenganan village some isolated 600 people have been practicing a unique tradition of their own for over a millennia.

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,, New Delhi, New Delhi
6:00 pm


Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man and an NRI couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. Confronted with innumerable criteria that determine who is acceptable and who isn’t, they question themselves and their choices. As they introspect, the melee of the matchmaking industry continues. At every turn, there are service providers who are ready to snoop, style and solicit potentials on their behalf. The Film is a light-hearted chronicle of this predicament that almost every Indian faces.

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Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
5:00 pm

To understand a monument in its totality i.e its architecture, its iconography and its living tradition a project was undertaken by IGNCA about two decades ago. The film highlights the challenges faced by the IGNCA researchers, scholars, documentation teams and collaborators in achieving the dream-project.

know about  Brhadīśvara Temple Multimedia project

Venue:  Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi, New Delhi
3:00 pm
Film Screening at DD BHARTI

Manifesting The Faith’
Time: 3pm, duration 52mts.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
10:00 pm
Ganga - A celestial journey from Mukhba to Gangotri

Director: – B.S Rawat Duration-46 Minutes04 Second
Produced by IGNCA

The film pans the snow – capped mountains of Himalaya to zoom in and captures the glimpses of Gaumukh Glaciers, from where Ganga emerges to create riverine civilization along her traverse of 2500 kms. before merging in Bay of Bengal. It explores the Ganga Icon in her two abodes, in Gangotri during summer, and 25 kms downhill, at Mukhba or Mukhimath, where she travels down after Deepawali.

The film captures the journey of Ganga Icon in her palanquin from Mukhba on the penultimate day before the Gangotri Temple opens on auspicious day of Akhayatritiya. The IGNCA’s camera team trekked 25 kms to document various rituals, oral myths and socio – religious nuances that have been in vogue for several millennia. It highlights how village God Someshwar-devta comes to Mukhba to offer his reverence as now Ganga Icon goes to Annapurna temple in the tapoobhumi of Markandya Muni’s Ashram. Then the palanquin goes to Durga Siddha Peetha for Ganga’s second halt. Thereafter she journeys through rock boulders and pugdandis, foot tracks to reach Jangla, a mythological station before reaching Kopang an ITBP camp. The procession now moves on to Bhairon Ghati, where the temple opens up to welcome Gangaji for the night halt. Then on Akshyatritiya, Gangaji’s yatra to reach Gangotri for its much celebrated opening. The film thus records the pada – yatra journey on foot, of Gangaji, explores the oral tradition of Semwals, the priests of Ganga Devi, highlights the relation of nature with the Prashad benediction of Gangotri, covers the ritual of opening of the Kapat, door, of Ganga Temple at Gangotri, Ganga icon returns to Mukhba in the same manner after Deepawali Day every year.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
10:00 pm

Director Rumpa Guin &Subhabrata Dey
Duration-54 mts.

True to its name this documentary-drama tries to explore the various phrases of the poet’s life where he undergoes through changes in his religious beliefs. Rabindranath’s life can be divided into six distinct phrases based on his religious thoughts. The documentary shows how the religious and philosophical imbibed together and influenced his works and in this process bring together certain episodes of the poet’s life and how they shaped his final view towards humanity(and God).

The documentary traces Rabindranath’s journey through various religious beliefs and how the poet ultimately found peace in the “Religion of man”. This journey also signifies the intimate growth
of his works as an artist and poet.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
10:00 pm
Shravana Belagola - The Jain Heritage Site

Director: R. Bharathadri Duration: :50 minutes
Produced by IGNCA
Situated fifty miles northeast of Mysore, comprising Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills, Shravana Belagola is the Kashi of Jains, replete with Jaina Basadis or temples, reservoirs, enormous sculptures, carved out of rocky hills between the tenth and twelfth century. It houses the 58.8 feet statue of Bahubali, a symbol of sacrifice and renunciation. The towering Gomateswara, carved out of rock, stands out, among other Jaina Shrines, scaling the horizon. He is the saintly son of Adinatha, the first Tirthankara. He stands rigid, oblivious of the anthills and creepers growing between and around his feet. The sculpture is one of the finest specimens of tenth century Western Ganga work. The camera passes through the Chandragiri Hill, a space for great departure and eternal salvation, attained by seers and saints. The great emperor Chandragupta Maurya came here with his Jaina teacher Bhadrabahu and starved himself to death according to the Jaina Sallekhana tradition. The film explores the great collection of sacred Prakrit texts, and seeks a holistic vision of Jaina philosophy, iconography and ritual.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
6:00 pm


Duration: 52 min
Mustafa Jatt sings Bheths, narratives of longing, sung by the Jatts, pastoral Muslim communities that live on the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch, in Gujarat, separating India and Pakistan. The Film is a journey into the music and everyday life of these communities, set against the backdrop of the Rann and the pastoral Banni grass lands. These marginal visions of negotiating difference in creative affirmative ways resist tight notions of the nation – state and national culture and open up the windows of our national imaginary.

Venue:  Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road,, New Delhi, New Delhi
5:00 pm
Lai - Haraoba

IGNCA’s Intangible Heritage Series
Director: Aribam Syam Sharma
Duration: 1 hours 11 minutes

Lai-Haraoba is derived from the words Lai Hao Loba. Shouting of Hai by the Lai or deity in a state of bliss is the core of the concept. Lai Haraoba is the annual ritual festival of Manipur, which takes place in the month of April/May and is celebrated continuously for 7/9/13 days. The film bears witness to the creation of the Universe and life forms including flora and fauna, through ritual dances, dramatic performances and processions. The gold and the silver of the egg are equated with the male female principle. Sacred water touches the navel of God Guru Sidaba. Guru Sidaba solidifies the network of human life with the help of Atiya Guru Sidaba, and by enslaving the evil Harva by the beautiful lightning goddess.

Venue:  : Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi, New Delhi
18/12/2013 - 19/12/2013
12:00 am
Great Master Series – Ustad Fahimuddin Khan Dagar

Produced by IGNCA
Duration: 1 hours 20 minutes

Ustad Fahim-ud-din Khan Daggar was the renowned Drupad performer. In an interactive session with Dr. S.K Saxena, the well-known musicologist explains, with the help of demonstrations, the various stages of performing Drupad. He explains its meaning, objectives, elements and nuance. Alap- the initiation aims at bringing out the specific traits of the raga. Music has its own grammar, and Fahim-du-din explains the basic concepts and language of music. Every ‘raga’ has its own ‘muqam’ or position. The Raga Bhairava is an obeisance to sun, a tribute to light. But it has no words, because, ‘Sur’ can’t tolerate the burden of words. He further says that ‘Vidya’ or knowledge is necessary, but one must have a guru, a teacher. Riyaz or practice is important, but dedication is all the more important. Music is search for solace, whereas poetry appeals to emotion. This interactive DVD prepared under the Great Master Series presents deeper understanding of classical Indian music – the Sastriya Sangita.

19 December 2013, Thursday, 5.00 p.m.
Qasba Sanskriti: Bilgram

Director: Yousuf Saeed
Duration: 51 minutes

This film is a cultural sketch of Bilgram, a small town near Lucknow in north India, specially focusing on the performative arts associated with the Shia rituals of Ashura on Muharram. This film was made under the project “Aqeedat Ke Rang”.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
5:00 pm
Kala : A Multimedia Presentation on Time

Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 27 minutes 19 seconds

The film documents an epoch making exhibition organized by IGNCA called “Kala” where one enters the state of timelineness that lies un-manifest. Then after blinking of the eyelid to the movement of the sun, the duration, sequence and movement of time are understood. The astrological linkage of time and notion about the space within the celestial bodies form another highlight of the “Kala” theme. The film documents the cosmic elements portrayed through concept of manifest, evolving from un-manifest to the level of paintings and portrayals. Alongside, it depicts duration of time in a day through the sundial. It also reflects upon various symbols of iconography and architecture and image and imagination of cosmic tree to understand the symbolizing the passage of time including Swastika. Thus the film in short highlights holistic vision of time and space starting its journey from un-manifestation state to its ever evolving manifestive dimensions within the content and context of time and space.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
5:00 pm
Manifesting the Faith Divine celebration on the Ghats of Varanasi

Varanasi– the holy city situated on the banks of river Ganga , the most sacred river for Hindus- is the city of knowledge , the city of Lord Shiva ,the city that celebrates both life as well as death. The documentary has presented the spectacular scenes of manifestation of faith on the ghats of Ganga, the river that has never changed its course and is worshipped as a Goddess. Some rituals or customs may seem to be illogical or irrational, but it is faith that sustains the people and gives a meaning to these. The surprising part may be the women celebrating the marriage of Saligram- black stone with Tulsi, a herb. But Saligram represents God Vishnu and Tulsi, the holy herb, stands for Vrinda, the great devotee who had achieved spiritual strength because of her piety & meditation. It is god Vishnu who ordains that she would be worshipped as the herb Tulsi and her symbolic marriage with Saligram is celebrated every year. Have a bath in Ganga and get your sins washed off. If you want to be successful in life, then offer prayers for five days – Bhism Panchak – in remembrance of the great warrior of Mahabharata, Bhism Pitamaha, who lay on a bed of arrows during the last five days of his life to fulfill his pledge. All great saints and holy men, Buddha, Guru Nanak, Adi Shankaracharya, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravidas have made their journey to this place.
Director: V. N. Raina
Duration: 54 minutes

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
5:00 pm
Wangla - A Garo Festival

The lineage of the Garo people of Western Meghalaya goes back to Tibet. The Garo hills are interspersed with patches of low-lying plains bordering Assam and Bangladesh. The life of Garos revolves around the Sun God, who rules their Jhum or shifting cultivation, and envelops the dynamics of their life ways. The Wangla festival of the Garos is the time for celebrating the bounty and well-being, bestowed by Sun God. It is the time to rejoice; time to choose the Bride and the Groom; and the time for young persons to mingle freely. The films place the life and times of Garos in the background of their traditional philosophy and belief systems, and provides a mirror to the Garo mindscape.
IGNCA’s Intangible Heritage Series
Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 52 minutes 26 sec.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
26/11/2013 - 29/11/2013
10:30 pm
Telecast on DD-Bharati at

26th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part – I
Duration: 29 minutes

27th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part – II 
Duration: 30 minutes

28th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part – III 
Duration: 30 minutes

29th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part – IV 
Duration: 30 minutes

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Film Circle Screening of ”The Paintings of India” by Benoy K. Behl Duration: 29 minutes

Venue:  Auditorium, Media Centre, IGNCA, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road,, New Delhi, New Delhi
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Screening of 50 minute Film ‘The Nalanda Tradition Preserved by Tibet’

Venue:  Matighar, 1 C.V. Mess, IGNCA, Janpath,, New Delhi, New Delhi
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is hosting the Screening of two documentary films on noted poet and art critic Keshav Malik on Friday, 8th November, 2013.

Keshav Malik – The Truth of Art” (30.02 mins; 2013; DVD; English)
Keshav Malik – A Look Back” (15 mins; 2012; DVD; English)

Venue:  Auditorium, Media Centre, IGNCA, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi, New Delhi
26/10/2013 - 28/10/2013
10:00 pm

26th June 2013 at 10.00 p.m.. – The Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal

28th June 2013 at 3.30 p.m. – Documentary : Folklore Museum of Mysore

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi, New Delhi
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