3rd Cinema Indien- an unique Festival of Indian films from April 21 to 24, 2016 in Stockholm

Indian Embassy & India Unlimited to organize the 3rd Cinema Indien- an unique Festival of Indian films from April 21 to 24, 2016 - Unlimited in scope, unlimited in its promise to entertain and to make you think. 

With the continued support of SF Bio and the National Film Development Corporation of India, in its third edition, Cinema Indien, the only festival in Scandinavia to showcase the wide range and creativity of Indian cinema, once again brings to Stockholm twelve films that challenge the popular notion that Indian cinema consists mainly of song-and-dance Bollywood films which can only appeal to a limited audience. 

The carefully selected programme of Cinema Indien 2016 covers different genres and includes films in five languages with traditional, modern and timeless human themes; relevant far beyond the borders of India. With the support of Air India, India’s National Carrier’, following film personalities will be here to present their work and interact with the audience:


Renowned Actor and Director Ms. Aparna Sen with Arshinagar; based on the timeless Romeo & Juliet;

Award-winning Director  Ketan Mehta with  Maanjhi-The Mountain Man which depicts  the ability of human spirit to triumph against all odds;

Gaurav Dhingra, who has made some of the largest International TV shows and films in India with Angry Indian Goddesses , portraying the modern Indian women in a realistic and fresh way;

Talented director Ruchika Oberoi with Island city, on the theme of alienation of urban life; which won her the FEDORA prize for the Best Young Director at the Venice Film Festival in 2015;

Multi-faceted model-actor-entrepereneur Sruti Harihara Subramanian with A Far Afternoon , an unique film about the evolution of an artistic work by one of India’s most influential painters which has just won the national award for best Art/Culture film ; and

Gifted director Bhaskar Hazarika with his debut film Kothanodi; a multi-layered narration on meanings of Motherhood, which has just won the award for this year’s best Assamese film.


The other six films which the film-lovers in Stockholm should not miss their only chance to see:


Dad Hold My Hand, about the journey of a son between two worlds to find his father;

Dhanak- an enchanting story about the trip of a lifetime of a blind boy and his sister which reinforces the belief that ‘Life is Beautiful’;

Dum Laga Ke Haisa, a comedy  about an arranged marriage which turns out to be a mismatch;  

Nirbashito story of a writer in exile, depicting isolation as well as hope, shot extensively in Stockholm;  

Nachem-la Kumpsar -  a tribute to Goa’s great legacy of Jazz , a nostalgic musical tale set in the times when these musicians lived, played and died – often unappreciated and

Talvar – which revolves around the mysterious murder of a young girl, based on a real-life happening with an amazing  performance by Irrfan Khan, the star of The Lunch Box.


With something for every taste, the festival offers the perfect opportunity for those who already know Indian cinema to really indulge and for those new to it to explore a world as colorful and unlimited as the country of its origin.

To read a short description of these films and for their trailers please click on the name of the film. Programme of Cinema Indien and tickets available at SF Bio website http://www.sf.se/cinemaindien.