Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival - 2017

Event - Filmistan - Venue: Filmistan, Baradari

In keeping with this year's theme, the films being screened at the festival explore the idea of home.



Dedh Ishqiya
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey
(Hindi/Urdu)

Ghare - Baire
Directed by Satyajit Ray
(Bengali)

Gharaonda
Directed by Bhimsain Khurana
(Hindi)

The Householder
Directed by James Ivory
(English)

Tanu weds Manu
Directed by Anand L. Rai
(Hindi)

Piya Ka Ghar
Directed by Basu Chatterjee
(Hindi)

Khandhar
Directed by Mrinal Sen
(Hindi)

Ghar
Directed by Manik Chatterjee
(Hindi)

Day 1: Friday, 3rd February, 12:30 p.m. (Filmistan, Baradari)
Dedh Ishqiya
- (2h 32 min) (Hindi/Urdu) Directed by: Abhishek Chaubey
Dedh Ishqiya Sequel to the immensely popular Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya is a 2014 Indian comedy thriller shot in the palaces of Mahmudabad near Lucknow. The story of two lousy crooks finding paradise in the seven stages of love, the movie boasts a stellar cast that includes Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi. Sharp, spicy and volatile, with impulsive characters and a storyline taking a somersault every few minutes, Dedh Ishqiya transports you to a diverse, more complex world.

Day 1: Friday, 3rd February, 3:30 p.m. (Filmistan, Baradari)
Ghare - Baire
- (2h 20 min) (Bengali) Directed by: Satyajit Ray
Ghare Baire Ghare Baire (The Home and the World) is a 1984 Indian Bengali romantic drama by director Satyajit Ray, based upon the novel Ghare Baire by Rabindranath Tagore. It features Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Jennifer Kendal (in her last film appearance) and Swatilekha Chatterjee (Sengupta). The film was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Set in the early 20th century Bengal, in the aftermath of the Bengal partition, the film went on to win three National awards.

Day 2: Saturday, 4th February, 12:00 p.m. (Filmistan, Baradari)
Gharaonda
- (2h 21 min) (Hindi) Directed by: Bhimsain Khurana
Gharaonda A simple story of a young, middle-class urban working couple wanting to get married and their tribulations in finding a house in the city of Mumbai. The film explores themes of corruption, ambition and relationships. Released in 1977, to critical and popular acclaim, the film stars Amol Palekar, Zareena Wahab, Shreeram Lagoo and Jalal Agha. The film went on to win the Best Supporting Actor award for Shreeram Lagoo and Best Lyricist for Gulzar at the Filmfare Award.

Day 2: Saturday, 4th February, 3:00 p.m. (Filmistan, Baradari)
The Householder
- (1h 40 min) (English) Directed by: James Ivory
The Householder A social satire, a charming comedy and a quietly affecting love story, is a 1963 film, based upon the novel of the same name by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. This was the first collaboration between the famed producer-director duo of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, who was a documentary filmmaker till then. They went on to make nearly forty films together, many of which were written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who also adapted literary classics for them.

Day 4: Monday, 6th February, 12:00 noon. (Filmistan, Baradari)
Tanu weds Manu
- (2h) (Hindi) Directed by: Anand L. Rai
Tanu weds Manu Set and shot in contemporary Lucknow, Tanu Weds Manu is a 2011 Indian romantic drama film directed by Anand L. Rai, starring R. Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut and Jimmy Shergill in lead roles. It was dubbed and released for International audience, remade into Telugu and even inspired a sequel in 2015. With some witty dialogues, foot tapping music and a simple small town charm, the film manages to tug at your heartstrings with every twist in the tale.

Day 4: Monday, 6th February, 3.00 p.m. (Filmistan, Baradari)
Piya Ka Ghar
- (2h 15 min) (Hindi) Directed by: Basu Chatterjee
Piya Ka Ghar Piya Ka Ghar is a 1972 Indian comedy drama film directed by Basu Chatterjee. It portrays the difficulties of life in Mumbai during the 1970s. Used to the open spaces of her home in a small town, Malti is shocked and confused after marriage, about having to share a small apartment with the extended family of her husband. The young couple's need for privacy and individuality becomes the prism for exploring urban complexities and the way it affects relationships.

Day 5: Tuesday, 7th February, 12.00 noon. (Filmistan, Baradari)
Khandhar
- (1h 45 min) (Hindi) Directed by: Mrinal Sen
Khandhar Based on a Bengali short story, This 1984 Hindi drama features Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, won the Best Film at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the Filmfare awards and Best Director, Best Actress and Best Editing at the National Film Awards.

Day 5: Tuesday, 7th February, 4:00 p.m. (Filmistan, Baradari)
Ghar
- (2h) (Hindi) Directed by: Manik Chatterjee
Ghar Ghar is a 1978 Hindi film featuring Vinod Mehra and Rekha in lead roles. The film is about a young married couple coping w ith the aftermath of rape, it was remade in Tamil and in Malayalam. A blissfully in love couple is struck by tragedy while returning from a late night movie. The couple faces a serious crisis and only a miracle can bring the old spark back into their married life.




View Program Schedules of Other Events of 2017

Crafts & Weaves Bazaar - Craft Demonstrations
Cultural Performance - Dance, Drama, Music
Food - Awadhi Home Cooked Food Festival
Heritage Walk & Tours
Kids Corner - Workshops
Literary Guftugu
Qissagoi - Bait Baazi