A Cannes award winning, critically acclaimed documentary on Showmen riding cinema lorries that have brought the wonder of movies to faraway villages in India once every year. Seven decades on, as their cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their patrons are lured by slick digital technology. A benevolent showman, a shrewd exhibitor and a maverick projector mechanic bear a beautiful burden - to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running.
Set in picturesque Kashmir during winter, Barff is a thriller which spans over one night. Desperate parents of an ailing child and an unsuspecting doctor are the three lives caught in the whirlwind of conflicting questions of truth, reality and belief. Barff raises many questions – is truth what we all experience together or we all have our own different truths? Does truth lead to belief or it’s the belief which constructs the truth? Does truth actually exist or it's just a manifestation of one’s own belief? This gripping Hindi thriller by Saurabh Shukla questions truth and belief which takes the protagonist on a journey to find ‘truth of the other side..
An Indian sports drama film co-written, co-produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, starring Vineet Kumar Singh (co-writer), Jimmy Shergil, Ravi Kishan and Zoya. It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2017 Mumbai Film Festival.
A detailed conversation on the journey of Vineet Kumar Singh, who prepared for close to 2 years in Patiala to learn boxing while preparing for Mukkabaaz. The session would also be about his journey of over 13 years as an actor.
Dainik Bhaskar presents Journey of an artist: Saurabh Shukla in conversation with Saurabh Dwivedi
03:15 pm - 04:30 pm
A session in which Saurabh Shukla, the actor par excellence with a plethora of memorable characters to his credit, will be in conversation with Saurabh Dwivedi. He will be talking about his journey in cinema, the successes and challenges and how he prepares for films and characters.
Rabindranath Tagore University presents Mythology, its relevance and impact with Devdutt Pattanaik
04:45 pm -06:00 pm
"No society can exist without myth, as it creates a notion of right and wrong, good and bad, heaven and hell, rights and duties", says Devdutt Pattanaik, the man who has given an altogether new dimension to Indian Mythology and has become the most trusted voice of this domain. In this session, he will be sharing his perspective on Indian Mythology, as discussed in several of his books, in a conversation with Saumya Kulshreshtha
LIC presents "Gyarahwi A ke ladke with Gaurav Solanki
06:15 pm - 07:00 pm
मंटो से प्रेरित होना तो आसान है लेकिन उन्हें अपने लेखन में उतारने का हुनर बहुत मुश्किल है। क्योंकि मंटो को फॉलो करने का मतलब है अश्लीलता का ठप्पा लगवा लेना! और कोई आईआईटीयन जानबूझकर यह जोखिम उठाए तो?तो आपके पास एक मौका है ऐसे एक कलाकार "गौरव सोलंकी" से रूबरू होने का उनकी किताब ``ग्यारहवीं A के लड़के`` पर करेंगे चर्चा, गौरव सोलंकी सवालात के जवाब देने के साथ अपनी कहानी के कुछ अंश भी सुनाएंगे। उनसे बात करेंगे dainikbhaskar.com के एडिटर अनुज खरे.
"IES Public School presents "बच्चों की पहुंच से दूर रखें" with Gaurav Solanki and Vipin Sharma
07:15 pm - 07:45 pm
A new form of storytelling - a StoryPlay. Gaurav Solanki will read his popular story 'Bachcho ki pahunch se door rakhein' and renowned actor Vipin Sharma will act and play along with it. We bet you haven't seen anything like this before.
Dilip Buildcon presents "Meri acting ki kahaani" with Vipin Sharma
07:45 pm - 08:15 pm
Urdu Academy presents an evening of poetry with Waseem Bareilvi
08:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Professor Wasim Barelvi is a living legend in Urdu poetry and has made Shayari accessible to both, the masses and classes due to his simple words which are infused with deep meaning. He will recite from his vast corpus in this session.
MPSTDC presents Reinterpretations with Samar Mehdi
9:45 pm onwards
Samar Mehdi's Reinterpretations are his way of rewriting and rerouting music in the realm of more Expressive fingerstyle, which has brought a sense of magic back to music for me again.
Set in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, it is a true story of Ramchandra Siras, a professor of Marathi and the head of the Classical Modern Indian Languages Faculty at the famed Aligarh Muslim University, who was suspended on grounds of morality. Directed by Hansal Mehta and written by Apurva Asrani it stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles.ance
Poetry on Cruise Season 2 - Finale
03:00 pm - 04:15 pm
GIFLIF Poetry on Cruise Season 2 was as surreal as its first chapter. The Upper Lake was yet again a spectator and listener to verses written on a diversity of themes, and we all were happily afloat the Lake Princess, absorbing and applauding each wonderful poem. 10 of the best poets selected from India would share their piece of art.
Rabindranath Tagore University presents Making of Mulk: Taapsee Pannu and Anubhav Sinha in conversation with Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi
04:30 pm - 05:45 pm
Mulk is a soon to be released film which is based on a hard-hitting real life story. The film has been making waves with its bold theme. The lead actor of the film - Taapsee Pannu, and the Director - Anubhav Sinha, would both be joining us for a session exclusively themed on this film. They will be in conversation with filmmaker Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi.
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, an LGBT rights activist, Hindi film actor and Bhratnataym dancer will be shedding light on her struggles and triumphs in life, as expressed in her autobiography "Me Hijra Me Laxmi". She also happends to be the frist transgender from Asia Pacific to represent in the United Nations (UN)
IES Public School presents Jashn-E-Qalam
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
When Literature meets Storytelling, it's sheer magic! Mubai based Jashn-E-Qalam brings alive the words of Patras Bokhari & Harishankar Parsai with solo Performances of their Short Stories. Get ready to be enthralled & entertained!
Dilip Buildcon presents "An evening of Urdu/ Kashmiri poetry and music with Alif"
09:00 pm onwards
Alif writes poetry in Urdu and Kashmiri. The sound is an amalgamation of ethnic flavors and blends of different genres which is beautifully crafted into contemporary poetry. The versatility of Alif flows from their music, into the experiences of each band member, diverse in many ways, yet one, yet Alif.