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4 Short Films Screening
Movies
2.5 hrs

January 07, 2020 7:30 pm Tuesday

4 Short films by K. GOVINDARAJU and SAKSHI GULATI.

This screening session is going to be a delectable treat for film lovers.

It features three short films directed by K. GOVINDA RAJU (hailing from Mancheriyal in Telanagana) and another film scripted by him, but directed by SAKSHI GULATI (from Delhi). The films were made as part of their Film Direction courses at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, and have been highly appreciated.

  1. GOLDEN MANGO (Marathi/ 10min/ 2013) // Director : K. GOVINDARAJU A little boy throws a tantrum for mangoes and gets ticked off by his mother. He is mollified by his grandmother who tells him the story of golden mangoes reaped by a villager. Midway through the story, the boy slips into a dream in which he touches the golden mango and turns it into an ordinary one. Awards and Nominations : o MIFF. IDPA award for Best student film(2014) – Winner o Berlinale Film Festival (2013) (Competition) o HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Germany 2014 o Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, China.(2012) (Nominated) o International Film Festival of India (2012) (Screened) o Pune International Short Film Festival(2013) (Nominated) o International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka(2013) (Nominated)
  2. SARUS (Marathi/ 20 min/ 2016) // Director : K. GOVINDARAJU Vishnu (14) lives an idyllic life in a small fishing village. Vishnu is skilled at hand fishing but he, as a rule never fishes in excess. He is attracted to Meenakshi(14) but her proximity to another boy compels Vishnu to act in a way that will forever crease his fabric of innocence.

Awards and Nominations : o Winner (2nd) : Alpavirama South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival -NID – 2016 o Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, China.(2016) (Nominated) o CMS Vatavaran Film Festival, India (2017) Nominated)

  1. SNAKES (music video/ 5 min/ 2015 // Director : K. GOVINDARAJU
  2. NEON (Marathi/ 27 min/ 2018) // Director : SAKSHI GULATI Synopsis : Having recently moved to Mumbai, a working class family rents out their balcony to an advertising company in order to supplement their meager income. A gigantic billboard that reads “Add value to your life” now blocks all natural sunlight to their cramped apartment, disturbing the family’s natural rhythms and forcing them to adjust to life suspended in a permanent evening illuminated by a strange neon glow. As the parents struggle to bear their compromised present in hopes for a better future that appears increasingly elusive, the children, hopeful and resilient, find comfort in each other and look for cracks through which the light creeps in. Awards and Nominations : o Winner (2nd) : Alpavirama South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival -NID 2016 o Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, China.(2016) (Nominated)

K. GOVINDA RAJU His passion for storytelling led him to do a course in fine arts followed by film making training from Film and Television Institute of india (FTII Pune). His short film ‘Golden Mango’ was screened in 17 different countries and won many awards, including the Prestigious Berlinale -Germany.

His film school graduation film Sarus was screened in ISFVF Beijing-china, and won Silver Comma Awards 2017. A minimalist aesthetic, relying on fine detailing and pre-visualization allows him to be appropriately communicative and efficient during execution. Culturally rooted reality and a magical allegorical realism find an unusual confluence in the stories he works with.

SAKSHI GULATI

Sakshi Gulati is a Filmmaker & Media Educator. She has worked with grass root initiatives, fiction and non-fiction films, documentation of Folk Cultures & Media literacy initiatives, producing documentaries & a series of shorts made by children & young adults before joining film school. Her films have been screened at various platforms.

Main Rahi Masoom

Main Rahi Masoom

Play
1.5 hrs

January 04, 2020 7:30 pm Saturday

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About the play:

MAIN RAHI MASOOM, a solo performance enacted by Vinay Varma and directed by Prof. Bhaskar Shewalkar is a biographical sketch of the famous Hindi and Urdu writer, the Late Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza. This performance is first of its kind on Rahi.

This 70-minute poignant monologue shows how Rahi detested communal and vote-bank politics, and how he fought against the divisive forces in the country through his writings. He was a strong nationalist first and a Muslim next. He also staunchly opposed pseudo-secularism. Sample this: “main ek Hindustani musalman hoon aur iske siva meri aur koee pehchaan naheen hai” or “vatan mazhab nahin jo badla ja sake”. He was upfront against the fundamentalists on both sides of the divide. He was brutally honest regarding politics of hatred, and felt that the interest of communal elements among both Hindus and Muslims lies in keeping the two communities aloof from each other and to create distrust among them”…sampradaaikta(communalism) ka koee dharm nain hota” or “zahid-e-tang nazar ne mujhe kaafir jaana aur kaafir ye samajhta hai ki musalman hoon main……”

The monologue ends with Rahi’s rare nazm Vaseeyat.

Rahi’s journey begins on 1st September, 1927 in Gangauli, a small village in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh and ends with his vaseeyat in which he wills that he be laid to rest in the lap of Ganga, whom he considered his second mother. He passed away on 15 March 1992.

During his illustrious career, Rahi Masoom Raza has written lyrics, dialogues and stories for various movies and television series. His high came with the telecast of TV series ‘Mahabharat’ that was based on the Hindu epic Mahabharat. Rahi, a Muslim, wrote the screenplay and dialogue of the TV series that went on to become the most watched TV series in India. At one time, its TRP was a staggering 86 %. This was a triumph for Rahi as some Hindu zealots had criticized his inclusion in the team. Terms of address like “Matashri”, “Pitashri”, “Bhratashri”, and “Jijashri” etc. were brought into the popular realm by Rahi.

Organizer
Sutradhar

Mushaira of Satire on NRC & CAA

Mushaira of Satire on NRC & CAA
Music
2.0 hrs

January 03, 2020 6:30 pm Friday

Mushaira of Satire on NRC and CAA Time – 6:30 pm, 3rd January, Friday.

Hyderabadi Poets will recite Protest Poems written about the NRC and CAA. Witty, bittersweet and heartbreaking poetry in Hyderabadi language by the city’s most irreverent and fun poets. Come along for the solidarity and protest, like only the Hyderabadis know.

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Rise of New Masculine

Rise of New Masculine
Poetry & Dialogue
2.0 hrs

January 02, 2020 7:30 pm Thursday

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Poetry reading & intimate dialogue based on the book: Trading Armour for a Flower: Rise of New Masculine. We will explore: What is the true purpose of masculine energy within men and women? How can we heal the the wounded masculine (manifested as gender violence) to new healed masculine (that honours each individuals sacredness)?

Organizer
Manish Srivastava

I recently published the book Trading Armour for the Flower. Its based on my personal reflections and experiences as a life-coach and international development sector facilitator. I integrate contemplative theatre & deep dialogues to facilitate collective action on socio-ecological divides. I am based out of Pune and work as co-director of Social Presencing Theatre at Presencing Institute in USA. I have facilitated similar dialogues in Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore in partnership with MAVA (Men Against Violence & Abuse), Agami (Law & Justice innovators network), Joyous Women Leadership Network, and local book cafe and theatre groups

Dhairye

Dhairye Sahase’ Film Screening
Movies
2.0 hrs

December 31, 2019 7:00 pm Tuesday

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‘Dhairye Sahase (2019)’ is the first Indian Thriller Fantasy short film in Telugu with advanced VFX. A first of its kind, it tells the story about a young man’s fight against dangerous force by believing in his own skills. It has an inspiring message that is relevant to the current circumstances in the society. English subtitles available.

Organizer
Raja Krishna M

I am an actor and filmmaker from Hyderabad. I am the Writer, Editor, Producer, Director and Lead Actor of the movie ‘Dhairye Sahase (2019)’ which I am submitting for Lamakaan screening. I also made a film called ‘Flying Colors’ in 2015 which talks about women freedom. It’s on YouTube. Currently, I am taking Acting course in Madhu Film Institute, Hyderabad, and focusing on writing and acting career in films.

Min-Mon Session 2

Min-Mon Session 2
Play
1.5 hrs

December 29, 2019 7:30 pm Sunday

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“MinMon” is the abbreviation for ‘Mini Monologues’. This weekend, we present the written verse in its spoken form with the flavour of theatric, in the form of short monologue performances. This is the third production of Unmasked Theatre Collective after ‘An Evening with Chekov’ and ‘Min Mon Session 1’. Come watch our actors dabble with their favourite writers and see them add a twist to the words, only at the theater!

Organizer
Unmasked Theatre collective

Unmasked theatre collective is a budding theatre group rooted in Hyderabad. We are a group of 6 people who believe that theatre is a Powerful medium to bring about social and emotional change in human beings

Write Club Meetup 219

Write Club Meetup 219
Meeting
3.0 hrs

December 28, 2019 3:00 pm Saturday

Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 28th December 2019. Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn’t have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we’re done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other’s works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM

Organizer
Write Club Hyderabad

Write Club Hyderabad – The one-stop meetup group in the laid-back city of Hyderabad that will awaken your story from its slumber! “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin For more information, please visit our website: www.writeclubhyd.com. For any questions, please contact writeclubhyd@gmail.com

Bazm e Sukhan

Bazm e Sukhan
Music
3.0 hrs

December 27, 2019 6:00 pm Friday

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Celebrating Bazm e Sukhan’s first anniversary.

Aao ke koi khwaab bunen :- Mir Ali Husain duration 90 min Husain is a writer and is currently working on a theatrical project based on the life of Sahir Ludhianvi.

Sameena Begum would speak on Dholak ke Geet Sameena Begum is researcher and published author with focus on Hyderabadi culture and Urdu. Her latest work “Hyderabadi Dholak Ke Geet” is a rigorous study of about 10 years. She studied MA, M.Phil in MANUU, and currently pursuing PhD in Urdu from Osmania University.

Reading Jeelani Bano’s short stories By Elahe Hiptoola , Rajaa Farhan and Ramsha Farhan.

Elahé Hiptoola is a Film Producer with award winning films like Iqbal, Dor and Dhanak to her credit. She is also one of the founders of Lamakaan.

Rajaa is a young photographer and Assistant Manager at Lamakaan.

Ramsha studies liberal arts at the Azim Premji University in Bangalore.

Ashhar Farhan will read from Anees Ayesha’s new book. “Main ne yeh jaana” – is an unprecedented transliterated introduction to Urdu poetry

The next edition of HLF is scheduled for 24-26th Jan 2020. Nearly 200 speakers, of whom 25-30% from outside India, are expected to participate in the Festival. HLF 2020 is the 10th Edition and is special. It is planned to further add to the scope and scale of the festival, increase in activities, and create interest across a wider target audiences.

To celebrate the 10th year, a new segment has been proposed to be introduced, starting ten weeks before. Every Friday the Festival itself – called Festival Fridays: Countdown to Ten Years of HLF

27th Dec 2019 is the 6th Festival Friday event in collaboration with Lamakaan.

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Badlav

Badlav
Play
1.0 hrs

December 26, 2019 8:00 pm Thursday

Badlav is an original Hindi play written and directed by Amaan Ahmad. Badlav revolves around Gayatri, Kalpana, Radha, and Bindya. Gayatri wants change but her hypocrisy surfaces all the time. Meanwhile, Kalpana, a carefree girl always brings nihilistic values of life. Radha is air-headed and her naivety mixes with intuition and she is lost in her absurd thoughts most of the time. The play takes various twists and turns and touches the element of the Theatre of Absurdity. This psychological and absurd play has multiple rises and falls.

Organizer
Amaan Ahmad (The Unknown Pen)

The Unknown Pen is a theatre group based in Hyderabad. It was initially founded as a content writing platform and also a platform where the artists could showcase their original and unique work, by Amaan Ahmad in the year 2009. We are the first theatre group in the city that works majorly on Original plays that belong to the genre of ‘Theatre of the Absurd’. The first play produced by The Unknown Pen is called ‘Skepticism’, a dark psychological play that involves the elements of Surrealism, Existentialism, and Absurdism. Our vision is to revive the theatre culture across the country. Our plays are known for the depth of their content. We aim to stir the minds of the people in terms of philosophy and art.

Potluck movie screening

Potluck movie screening
Movies
2.5 hrs

December 25, 2019 7:30 pm Wednesday

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The movie is about an economics graduate student studying for a year in Barcelona, Spain, as part of the Erasmus programme, where he learns from a group of students from all over Western Europe in a student share-house.

Organizer
Cinephiles Film Club