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ANNUAL SIKH FILM FESTIVAL 2008:
The Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla
Director: Vani Subramanian; Producers: PSBT and Prasar Bharati

A cinematic document of the Hola Mohalla festival at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. The festival marks the establishment of the Khalsa Panth by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, and is a weeklong celebration of Sikh valor, freedom, martial arts and athletic skill showcasing the rich culture and beauty of the Sikh faith. In the midst of these celebrations what are the challenges facing the Khalsa Panth today?

Director’s Bio
Vani has directed a series of television commercials on primary school education in India. Two of her documentary films Meals Ready, and Padhoge Likhoge Hoge Nawab, received critical acclaim and the former was awarded second prize at Film South Asia in 1997, Kathmandu.

 

 

2001; India; Running Time: 30 minutes

The Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla

The Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla

The Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla


Awards

  • Golden Statuette, Best Film on Religion, International Festival of Short Film on Culture, Jaipur, February 2002

Production

Director: Vani Subramanian
Producers: PSBT and Prasar Bharati