Invitation: India Festival, Átrium Film&Theatre, Until 10 March

  • 9 Mar 2013 4:00 AM
Invitation: India Festival, Átrium Film&Theatre, Until 10 March
The North Indian Kathak dance grip the audience with its dynamic style. One of the best Kathak dancer, Ms Sharmilla Sharma will be the precious stone of the India Festival.

Saturday, 9th of March

10.30 Puppet Theatre - Kathputli puppet show by Márkus Theatre

Rajasthani puppet show with a pungi-player, a beautiful Indian dancer, two swordsmen, a Bengali artist, a speedy camel and so on.

14:00 Film - Dil Bole Hadippa!, 2009
Sport comedy (148 min)
Director: Anurag Singh
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant

Veera Kaur's dream is to represent the 9-time losing Indian Tigers cricket team. The team, led by Choudhary Vikramjeet Singh, have never won the Aman Cup against their rivals, Pakistan Champs, led by Pathan Liqayat Ali Khan. She dons the guise of a turbaned Sikh, complete with beard and mustache, and calls herself Veer Pratap Singh. In this way she manage to convince the new, rather arrogant and brash Team Captain, Rohan Singh, a British County Cricket all-rounder, and the son of Vikramjeet, to include her in this team. Things all appear to be going well until...

17.00 Lecture

Body, mind and soul by H. E. Gauri Shankar Gupta, Ambassador of India to Hungary
Traditional knowledge with modern science in one fascinating presentation.

19:00 Film - English Vinglish, 2012
Drama-comedy (134 min)
Director: Gauri Shinde
Stars: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Adil Hussain

The story of a quiet, sweet tempered housewife who endures small slights from her well educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. She is resourceful and open-minded but somehow these traits don't get noticed by them. Then one day on a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enroll in an English Learners class and meets a host of new people who teach her to value herself beyond the narrow perspective of her family.

Sunday, 10th of March

10.00 Family event

India for kids - Painting with spices, rakhi making, Hindi course, games, puppet making and so on.
Free entry!

14.00 Film

Peepli [Live], 2010
Satiric comedy (104 min)
Director: Anusha Rizvi
Stars: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy

In the lead up to state elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid bank loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who scornfully suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to "do what needs to be done" for the sake of their families, a media frenzy ignites around whether or not Natha will commit suicide.

17.00 Lecture

A Film Industry in Transition: Special Characteristics of the Bollywood Film Industry and Star System by Ms Györgyi Vajdovich (ELTE Film Department)
Free entry!

19.00 Film - Fanaa, 2006
Romantic drama (169 min)
Director: Kunal Kohli
Stars: Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Kiron Kher, Tabu, Sharat Saxena

Zooni, a blind Kashmiri girl, meets Rehan Qadri, a local tour guide and an incorrigible flirt, who goes from city to city exploring their architecture--and also their women. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. She is not one to be protected. It is now her time discover life, and love. Is this really the right choice? Rehan is fascinated by Zooni. He truly wants her to see life as it should be seen, in its many colors--and as he promises her, the time spent with him will be the most precious in all her life. Zooni sees Delhi, life and love like she never has...

The screenings are in Hindi with Hungarian subtitles.

Entry fees: for film screenings and lectures: HUF 750. Daily ticket for 2 programmes: HUF 1000, for 3 programmes HUF 1500.

Online tickets:

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Venue: Átrium Film-Színház, Budapest, Margit körút 55.

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