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1 IndoGerman Filmweek film program: Dr. Rakhmabai, Gold, Song of Scorpions, Noblemen, 3 Storeys, Nude, Love & Shukla, Mukkabaaz, Tumhari Sulu, Raid, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Special Guest Tannishtha Chatterjee Supporting program: music, dance, live concert, workshops, Street Cricket Cup , Essen Babylon Rosa-Luxemburg-Str Berlin Facebook: IndoGermanFilm Tickets: India Discover

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3 I n d o G e r m a n F i l m w e e k: Foreword Namaste, dear friends of Indian film! We warmly welcome you to the 6th IndoGerman Filmweek. This year, strong women are the focus of the largest German festival for Indian films and Women in Indian Cinema is the theme of our art exhibition in the oval of Babylon. Women are a mainstay of Indian society, if not the mainstay and what is little known in Germany: Gender equality in pay at work has been regulated by law in India for more than 60 years and the Indian constitution dates back to 1950 is much more women-friendly than most of the constitutions of western countries. That does not mean that there are still injustices and areas in which women have to fight for their rights, but the social position of women in India and their living conditions are not as black and white and as bad as they are it is portrayed in many western media. The opening film Gold was directed by a strong director: Reema Kagti, whose films Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Zindagi Na Milega Dobara (screenplay) and Talaash have cult status not only in India. Our guest Tannishtha Chatterjee is an exceptionally strong historical female figure Dr. Rakhmabai can be seen in the film of the same name and has just come to Berlin from the filming of her film director Rome rome mein. Strong women are at the center of numerous films such as Tumhari Sulu, Hichki, Song of Scorpions or 3 Storeys. Films in regional Indian languages ​​such as the Tamil festival entry Aruvi, Nude in Marathi or Chuskit in Ladakhi are also carried by strong women. In general, there are many strong contributions to this year's film week from regional language areas such as B. Vikram Vedha (Tamil), the eagerly awaited Geetha Govindam (Telugu) or the German premiere of Sudani from Nigeria (Malayalam). Last but not least, we are premiering the German dubbed versions of Padmaavat and Hotel Salvation, as well as the German premiere of The extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, the German version of which is still in progress. On the following pages you can read what a great supporting program AMIKAL e.v. this year offers again. So we can only wish you a two-week wonderful and entertaining trip to India. Tickets are available at: The festival pass costs 50 euros, with a Babylon T-shirt each performance is only 4 euros. Stephan Ottenbruch Festival director Our association AMIKAL center for educational and cultural exchange e.v. advocates a positive approach to different cultures. AMIKAL means friendly. Our association promotes the friendly exchange between cultures, imparts knowledge about other traditions and opens up new perspectives. The critical examination of false prejudices is also part of our work. We combine education and culture! We look forward to welcoming you to our next Diwali celebration in November 2018! You can find more information about Jaideep on our homepage: Ahlawat

4 P r o g r a m m Most festival-goers have probably already seen Tannishtha Chatterjee in one of her numerous films. These include not only Indian but also a whole range of international productions. The German director Florian Gallenberger cast her in the shadow of time, she played a supporting role in the Hollywood film Lion and a leading role in the British drama Brick Lane. In India, for example, she has appeared in strong Indian women films such as Angry Indian Goddesses and Parched Time of Women. The talented actress is also currently working on her directorial debut. Cover: Tannishtha Chatterjee (Photo: Barbara Thiem) Tannishtha Chatterjee in Doctor Rakhmabai Thursday, August 1st 5:15 pm Srinivasa Kalyanam S.7 7:30 pm Opening of the IndoGerman Filmweek: Gold S.6 8:00 pm Aruvi S. 12 22:15 half Girlfriend p.12 Friday, August 1st 17:15 hichki p.12 17:30 Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz p.13 19:30 Doctor Rakhmabai p.14 followed by Q & A with leading actress Tannishtha Chatterjee 19:45 Geetha Govindam p.7 22:15 Vikram Vedha p.13 22:30 Shab p.13 S ams day 1 August 8 13:45 Short film program 1: Women In Film p.11 15:30 Tumhari Sulu p .15 16:00 Gold p.6 18:30 Padmaavat p.16 18:45 Short film program 2: Small Wonders p.11 20:15 Vishwaroopam 2 p.26 21:00 Tiger Zinda Hai p.16 22:00 Concert: The Tapi Project p. 9 23:00 Ask the Sexpert p.17 24:00 Silent film: Shiraz p.16 Sunday, August 1st 13:45 T for Taj Mahal p.17, followed by Skype talk 14:00 Short film program 3: Senior Citizens p.11 16:00 Song of Scorpions p.19, with director 17:45 Short film program 1 : Women In Film p.11 18:15 3 Storeys p.21, with director & producer 18:15 Nude p.18 20:15 Gold p.6 20:30 Nil Battey Sannata p.23 M on day, 2 0. A ugust 17:15 Aruvi p.12 17:30 My Son is Gay p.22, followed by conversation 17:30 Sudani from Nigeria p.23 19:30 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir p.24, followed by Skype Talk 19 : 45 Song of Scorpions p.19 19:45 Geetha Govindam p.7 21:30 Bombay Velvet p.23 22:00 Shab p.13 22:30 Ask the Sexpert p.17 Tuesday, August 2, 17 : 15 Nude p.18, followed by discussion 17:30 Love and Shukla p.25 17:30 T for Taj Mahal p.17 19:30 Gold p.6 19:30 Sudani from Nigeria p.23 19:45 Mukabaaz / The Brawler p.25 22:00 Vishvaroopam 2 p.26 22:00 Vikram Vedha p.13 22:30 Ask the Sexpert p.17 Wednesday, 2nd August 17:15 Nude p.18 17:30 Doctor Rakmabhai P.14 17:30 Half Girlfriend p.12 19:30 Tiger Zinda Hai p.16 19:45 Sankashta Kara Ganapathi p.7 20:00 3 Storeys p.21 22:15 Short film program 2: Small Wonders p.11 22: 15 Shab p.13 22:30 Nil Battey Sannata p.23 Thursday, 2nd August 17:15 PADMAN S.26 17:15 SRINIVASA KALYANAM S.7

5 19:45 DHADAK p.27 20:00 THEERAN p.26 22:30 ARUVI p.12 22:30 WRONG ROUTE p.7 22:45 ASK THE SEXPERT p.17 Friday, 2 August 4 17: 15 KUCHH BHEEGE ALFAAZ p.13 17:15 PADMAN p.26 17:30 SANJU p.27 19:30 BOMBAY VELVET p.23 19:45 Sankashta Kara Ganapathi p.7 20:15 SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN p.28 22:15 KAYA: THE MYSTERY UNFOLDS p.7 22:15 DHADAK p.27 22:30 3 STOREYS p.21 S ams day, 2 August 5 2:30 pm HICHKI p.12 15:15 GOLD p.6 15:30 CHANDNI P.28 16:45 JAB HARRY MET SEJAL p.29 18:00 SANJU p.27 18:45 RAID p.29 19:30 MY SON IS GAY p.22 20:45 SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN p.28 21:00 MUKABAAZ / THE BRAWLER p.25 21:30 KAYA: THE MYSTERY UNFOLDS p.7 23:00 ASK THE SEXPERT p.17 sunday, 2 August 6 13:30 PADMAN p.26 13:45 NUDE p.18 14: 00 CHANDNI p.28 15:45 LOVE AND SHUKLA p.25 17:15 TUMHARI SULU p.15 17:45 RAID p.29 18:00 DHADAK p.27 19:45 VIKRAM VEDHA p.13 20:00 NOBLEMEN S VISHWAROOPAM 2 P. 26 M on day, 2 August 7 5:30 pm NOBLEMEN P.30 5:30 pm T FOR TAJ MAHAL P. 17 5:30 pm Short film program 3: Se nior Citizens The Sunset Years p.11 19:30 GOLD p.6 19:30 Short film program 1: Women In Film p.11 21:45 Short film program 2: Small Wonders p.11 22:15 CHUSKIT p.31 Tuesday, 2 August 8 5:15 p.m. JAB HARRY MET SEJAL p.29 5:15 p.m. Geetha Govindam p.7 5:30 p.m. DHADAK p.27 8:00 p.m. Chuskit p.31 8:00 p.m. Short film program 3: Senior Citizens p.11 8:15 p.m. Hotel Salvation p.30 9:45 p.m. Bomay Velvet p.23 22:00 VIKRAM VEDHA p.13 22:15 Nude p.18 Wednesday, August 2, 5:00 p.m. Sudani from Nigeria p.23 5:00 p.m. Chandni p .28 17:15 Padman p.27 19:45 Sanju p.27 20:15 Tumhari Sulu p.15 22:30 Dr. Rakhmabai p.14 22:45 Chuskit p.31 Tickets online: Dates for the supporting program: Pages 8 to 11 Song of Scorpions director Anup Singh also visited the Munich Film Festival with his film Qissa.

6 Opening film G old Germany premiere at 7:30 p.m. / at 4 p.m. / at 8:15 p.m. / at 7:30 p.m. / at 3:15 p.m. / at 7:30 p.m. IN 2018, D: Reema Kagti with Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Vineet Kumar Singh, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, 153 min, English subtitles (Hindi) When Tapan Das won gold for India with the British-Indian hockey team at the 1936 Olympic Games, his joy was clouded that it is not the flag of his country that is hoisted at the award ceremony. With the independence movement in India in full swing, he dreams of claiming his next triumph for his homeland. But India's freedom has a bitter price: the bloody division of the country. The former winning team is also torn apart and it is important to bring new players together whose commitment the young nation should unite. It was not until 1948, after the battles of World War II, that there was an opportunity to beat the former colonial masters on the hockey field of the Olympic Games. Will the dream of an Indian summer fairy tale finally come true after twelve years? Produced by DON makers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, GOLD tells a fictionalized story about true sports legends against the historical background of Indian independence with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as hockey coach. The players are played by Kunal Kapoor (DON 2, RANG DE BASANTI), Amit Sadh (BREATHE, SULTAN) and Vineet Kumar Singh, who just became a boxer for MUKKABAAZ THE BRAWLER. Reema Kagti, who also directed the mystery thriller TALAASH and wrote the screenplay for the friendship comedy ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, got professional hockey advice for GOLD to portray the game authentically and wants to prove that women of course, being able to make good films about sports.

7 S rini vas a K a lya nam Thu at 5:15 p.m. / Thu at 5:15 p.m. IN 2018, D: Satish Vegesna with Nitin, Rashi Kanna, Prakash Raj, 150 min, OV with english st, Telugu The film is about the holy Bonding to another person through wedding rituals and from the institution of marriage. Geetha Govindam Fri, at 7.45 p.m. / Mon, at 7.45 p.m. / Tue at 5.15 p.m. IN 2018, R: Parasuram with Vijay Devarakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, 150 min, OV with english st, Telugu The love story is about a 25 year old, male virgin. Sankashta Kara Ganapathi Wed at 7:45 p.m. / Fri at 7:45 p.m. IN 2018, D: Arjun Kumar S with Achyuth Kumar, Likith Shetty, 130 min., OV with english st, Kannada A new romantic comedy from South India. Kaya The Mystery Unfolds Fri at 9:30 p.m. IN 2018, D: Rajib Chowdhury Actors: Kaushik Sen, Priyanka Sarkar and Raima Sen, 121 min., OV with english st, Bengali Has the director Ranjan Mitra (Koushik Sen) a dark one Secret that the older crew of cameraman Remoh (Santilal Mukherjee), Santu (Parthasarathi), the production manager and Sandy (Poulami Das), his assistant director, are trying to hide in order to save their own skin? W r o n g R o u t e Thu at 10:30 p.m. IN 2018, D: Indrajeet Chakraborty with Prity Biswas, Rahul Mazumdar, 121 Min, OV with English st, English subtitles, Bengali A Bengali love film about a musician who falls in love with a fan and accepts them into the band.

8 R a h m e n p r o g r a m m Amikal e.v. designs the supporting program for the IndoGerman-Filmweek in Babylon for the sixth time and offers you a varied program as every year. During the film week we present many facets of India and promise you authentic moments. Experience with us and our workshops as well as numerous offers for everyone an exciting journey through the fascinating country. Admission to the events of the supporting program is free. So that Amikal, as a non-profit organization, can continue to offer such a diverse program, we depend on donations. Information about Amikal e.v. can be found here: Information about the supporting program can be found here: Exhibition: Women in the Indian cinema by Allen Shaw and Siddharth Kaneria open during the opening hours of the Babylon (Oval) Allen Shaw is an Indian artist, illustrator and storyteller and lives in Berlin. Siddharth Kaneria is an Indian photographer who works with the photographic printing process of the 18th century. With this exhibition we want to celebrate the contribution of women to the Indian film industry, which ranges from actresses, music directors, stunt women, dance directors, product designers, filmmakers, costume designers, animators, backing singers, screenwriters, film producers to directors. The thought was to identify women who did pioneering work in the Indian film industry and bring their stories to IndoGerman Filmweek. Allen Shaw presents a series of illustrated posters designed using a combination of Indian hand-painted poster art and Soviet constructivism. Siddharth makes argyrotype prints of photographs he has taken of these selected women. The idea was simply to bring these ladies to the fore and recognize their contribution to the industry through posters, photo prints, and small letters celebrating their accomplishments. Henna painting by Nimisha Henna painting by Nimisha Thu, at 6:00 p.m. and Sat, 8/18 at 8:00 p.m. (Foyer of the Babylon) Do you want to make a fashion statement or show your personalized style? The designs are modern, original and of course consist of high quality natural ingredients. Let yourself be enchanted and inspired by the artistic painting of Nimisha. Street Cricket Cup Sa from 9:00 a.m. (Tempelhofer Feld) For the third time, a Street Cricket Cup will take place in Berlin. The tournament will be held on the Tempelhofer Feld. There are prizes to be won in 4 categories: best team, best field player, best batsman and best thrower. Information & registration at:

9 The Tapi Project Sa, at 22:00 (Great Hall) With the kind support of the Tagore Institute / Indian Embassy in Berlin The Tapi Project is a famous Indian contemporary folk fusion band, consisting of four musicians from Gujarat / India. Her texts in Gujarati, Hindi and English tell of rivers and gods, lost values ​​and constraints of life and express the longing for the self. With their live performance they bring soulful sounds from northern India to Germany. Information: The Tapi Project Workshop led by Gunjan Agarwal: Raksha Bandhan - the bond between siblings, making rakhi together Sun, at 14:00 (oval) Raksha Bandhan is one of the largest festivals in India, it celebrates the bond between the siblings. What is the origin, why is it celebrated and how important is it to tie the rakhi around the wrist of the beloved brother? We will answer all of these questions during our handicraft unit together. Also suitable for children. Advertisement NILAMOR the blue peacock stands for beauty and power. We would like to reflect and embody this symbiosis of beauty and power with our traditional, sophisticated collection for women and men, as in the films from Bollywood and 1001 Nights. Let yourself be inspired by the diverse colors and motifs and feel like a queen or a king in the unique NILAMOR pieces!

10 Lecture by Anjana Singh: The treasures of our nature - spices as natural remedies Sa, at 3:30 p.m. (oval) The importance of the treasures of our nature has been forgotten more and more in the modern age, although many herbs and spices are already in Time have been used as natural remedies. One trigger for this is the spread of chemical additives, but meanwhile spices are moving more and more into the focus of doctors and scientists. Many spices, most of which only know the taste from a wide variety of kitchens, are even beneficial to health. Accompany us on a journey into the Indian spice world of our nature, learn about the different remedies and recipes. Lecture by Jigyasha Dass: Sound - The hidden picture Fri at 6:00 p.m. (oval), in English Watching films has become one of our main sources of entertainment. The film industry has developed tremendously in recent years. The biggest focus when watching a movie is cinematography and of course acting. But the sound that goes with it also plays an equally important role in the completion of a film. While the acting plays the most important role, the sound in the background changes the quality of a film. That can give the film a different meaning. The workshop makes it clear that sound is an unpredictable element. Workshop led by Rishabh Chhabra: Bhangra - the energy & power of India Sa, at 16:00 (Oval) Bhangra emerged from the traditional music of Punjab (North India) and looks back on a long culture. The story begins about 500 years ago in Punjab, where the farmers sang and danced to distract themselves while working. Today, Bhangra connects the different layers of India and is therefore an indispensable part of any party, wedding or other festivities. The concentrated power and energy of the dance literally captivate, which is why wherever bhangra music is played, nobody stands still. Bhangra is the combination of a happy but at the same time spirited dance, this becomes clear through the instruments (e.g. Dhol), the colorful clothes, the rhythmic and dynamic steps and jumps with mostly raised arms, shoulder accents. And don't forget: the most important rule is the big smile.If you would like to experience exactly this journey through North India in the form of the dance Bhangra, then visit the Berlin Bhangra Crew at their workshop. Discussion on the subject of the film Noblemen (wrong) education in boarding school (We show small excerpts from the film) Sat, August 25th at 5:30 pm The film Noblemen shows the emotional and physical struggle of a boy who lives in a boarding school. He not only fights against his inner fears and tries to meet the expectations placed in him, but he also fights against the faulty school system and against injustice. The film is about socially critical issues that are still emerging in societies and communities, such as homophobia, bullying, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault. Let's talk about it together. 10

11 Workshop led by Nadya: Yoga - in everyday Indian life Sun, at 2:00 p.m. Yoga is a kind of meditation, the new way of life. A word that originated in India but has meanwhile expanded its influence all over the world. The workshop is an opportunity for you to take part in the diversity of yoga and at the same time to experience the harmony that lies in yoga. Yoga is kind of a morning routine. Each position has a special meaning for a variety of reasons. This workshop covers all of these topics and invites you to understand and experience the origin of it. Also suitable for children. Please bring your yoga mat. Information: Bolly-Kathak workshop workshop led by Shruti Vakharia: Bolly-Kathak workshop Sun, at 16:00 (oval) Shruti Vakharia is an impressive Kathak dancer from Mumbai. She lives in Berlin. She has had experience in the Kathak dance for over 25 years. She is an expressive North Indian classical dancer and has received numerous awards (including several gold medals) worldwide for her majestic performances. She gives dance courses in Berlin and has numerous students who learn from her fantastic choreographies with a mixture of classic Kathak and modern Bollywood elements. She has performed individual and group dances in India as well as in the USA, London, Singapore and Germany. Come all over to learn and enjoy this regal, elegant and high energy dance style from Bollywood and Kathak! (* Repetitions see program overview) Short films Bollyworld Short film program 1: Women in Film at 8.15pm / at 5.45pm / at 7.30pm Bollyworld: With her devoted Indian Kathak dance, Radha gains access to a colorful, fantastic Bollywood world . Surrounded by Krishna playing the flute, Radha feels like in paradise. But is everything gold that glitters in this perfect world? An exciting story about the facets of reality. Also: Kajal, Daali, Bhopal Diaries 2012, The Guide, Aaye Kuch Abr short film program 2: Small Wonders at 6.45 p.m. / at 10.15 p.m. / at 9.45 p.m. Tubelight Ka Chaand: In the fairytale short film, a street boy falls in love in Calcutta in the moon and tries to reach it imaginatively. Curated by Pocket Films Many thanks to Saameer Mody Also: The Paper Boy, Dum Dum Deega Deega, Little Big George, Puran Poli, Kanche Aur Postcard Short FilmProgram 3: Senior Citizens - The Sunset Years at 2 p.m. / at 5:30 p.m. Aapka Amitabh , Vacation, Aaba aikta ka, Rishtey, Ilish 11

12 H ichki Fri: 3 p.m. / Sat at 2:30 p.m. IN 2018, R: Siddharth Malhotra with Neeraj Kabi, Rani Mukerji, Jannat Zubair Rahmani, 116 min, OmU, Hindi Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) has put her mind to it To become a teacher, but because of her Tourette syndrome, which makes her utter unintentional noises in front of students, people rarely understand how she got this passion of all things. Therefore, despite her good graduation, she cannot find a job until one day she gets a chance in a good school, as there is no teacher left to teach the children from the slums. The students are already making bets on how long Miss Tourette can hold out. H alf G irlfriend A ruvi Germany premiere, Thu at 8:00 p.m. / Mon at 10:30 p.m. / Tue at 10:30 p.m. / Thu at 10:45 p.m. IN 2016, D: Arun Prabhu Purushothaman with Aditi Balan, Padmashri Mohammad Ali, 130 min, OV with english st, Tamil A rebellious young woman (Aditi Balan) rebels against a cosum-oriented, misogynistic society into which she does not seem to fit. Thu at 10:15 p.m. / Wed at 5:30 p.m. IN 2017, D: Mohit Suri with Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty, Arjun Kapoor, 135 min, English subtitles, Hindi A country boy falls in love with a girl who is more educated than he. Like the hit comedy 3 Idiots, the film is based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat. 12th

13 K uchh B heege A l fa az Sa at 5:30 p.m. / Fri at 5:15 p.m. IN 2018, R: Onir with Geetanjali Tapha, Zain Khan, Durrani, Shray Tiwari, 110 Min, OmeU, Hindi Archana (Geetanjali Tapa ) works for an agency that produces internet memes. Her private life is also very digital, not least because she suffers from leukoderma, a skin disease. She is very active on dating platforms. Alfaaz (Zain Khan Durrani) is a radio host who broadcasts poetry over the airwaves on his show. Despite having numerous fans, he prefers to remain withdrawn as he is plagued by feelings of guilt. After Archana accidentally writes his number one day, they stay in touch and quickly share secrets with each other. S hab Berlin premiere, Fri at 10:30 p.m. / Mon at 10 p.m. / Wed at 10:15 p.m. IN 2017, R: Onir with Raveena Tandon, Arpita Chatterjee, Ashish Bisht, 108 min, OV with english st, Hindi / English / Bengali Mohan (Ashish Bisht) dreams of a future as a model and Sonal Modi (Raveena Tandon), a bored industrialist wife, discovers him while looking for a toy boy. She gave him the name Afzar and from then on passed him off as her new fitness trainer. In reality, however, Mohan makes a living from sex. And soon he falls unhappily in love with Raina (Arpita Chatterjee), who also has her own dark secret: She secretly works as a prostitute alongside her job as a waitress in Neil (Areesz Ganddi's) café. He, in turn, is in a constant on-off relationship with Baljeet, who, at the insistence of his family, has just been persuaded into an arranged marriage. Germany premiere, Fri at 10:15 p.m. / Tue at 10 p.m. / Sun at 8 p.m. / Tue at 10 p.m. IN 2017, D: Gayatri, Pushkar with Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, 147 min, OV with english st, Tamil Vikram (R. Madhavan) has long been on the hunt for the gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi), whom he wants to bring around the corner in a forced exchange of fire like a number of other criminals. But then he just walks into the station in broad daylight to pose and tell him a story about his brother Puli (Kathir). But what is the purpose of the criminal with his anecdotes? Does he just have nothing more to lose or does he want to manipulate him? V i k r a m V e d h a 13

14 D octor R akhmabai Germany premiere, Fri at 7:30 p.m. / Wed at 5:30 p.m. / Wed at 10:30 p.m. IN 2016, D: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan with Tannishtha Chatterjee, Prasad Oak, Santosh Juvekar, Kavita Medhekar and others , 150 min, OV with english st, Marathi The turbulent decades from 1864 to 1955 changed a lot in Indian history and an Indian woman played a special role in this with her silent revolt: Dr Rakhmabai, India's first practicing doctor. She was her stepfather, Dr. Sakharam followed Arjun every step of the way to soak up his knowledge. But she shocked those around her even more with her decision not to live with her husband. In doing so, she sparked a whirlwind of indignation that even took her to the Bombay High Court. Even though she eventually lost the case, she still refused to bow to the will of her stupid husband. She moved to England instead and earned a degree in medicine, and although she remains a black sheep in the eyes of Indian society, she is still returning to her homeland to fight for medical advancement. The German premiere of the film will take place in the presence of the main actress Tannishtha Chatterjee. Chatterjee has been a fixture in the international film industry as well as in independent cinema in her home country for years. She has already played alongside stars like Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightly in films like Lion and Anna Karenina and in much-praised festival hits like Monsoon Shootout and Parched (German cinema title: Zeit der Frauen). About the real character behind the film: As a young girl, Rakhmabai Raut was part of a spectacular court case that resulted in child marriages being banned in 1891. She herself was married to a 19-year-old when she was only 11 years old. She had lived with her parents for a number of years until her husband tried to sue for his marital rights. The court ruled in his favor, but Rakhmabai wrote to Queen Victoria, who eventually overruled the court and dissolved the marriage. From 1889 to 1894 she studied medicine at the London School of Medicine and, on her return to India, ran a hospital in Surat. Many of the problematic issues that Rakhmabai fought against have not yet been finally overcome, because even now only 30% of girls have access to education. 14th

15 T umhari S ulu Germany premiere, Sat at 3:30 p.m. / Sun at 5:15 p.m. / Wed at 8:15 p.m. IN 2017, D: Suresh Triveni with Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, OmeU, 150 min , Hindi Sulochana Dubey, aka Sulu (Vidya Balan), is a headstrong middle-class housewife and mother who has a lot of nonsense on her mind and even if her husband Ashok (Manav Kaul) 's salary is sometimes a little tight, they are a happy little family . But since her son is now 11 years old, Sulu is keen to earn money himself and to support the family. She has all kinds of ideas and is always on fire. Like when she dances to a radio station to pick up a prize and is promptly made aware that new moderators are being sought. In spite of her enthusiasm, however, she is not completely taken for granted and the employees let her audition, but at the same time make fun of her. Sulu himself finds the experience very amusing and can't stop giggling when another moderator tries to show her how to make her voice sound sexy. But she has always liked to imitate people like film star Sridevi and at some point she actually finds the right tone and surprises boss Maria (Neha Dhupia). Suddenly she is no longer averse to trying something new with the unusual housewife in a sari. But what will Ashok think of it? 15th

16 Pa dma avat (German version) Sa at 6:30 p.m. IN 2018, R: Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, 164 min, German version Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) learns the Rajputs on the hunt - Know and love King Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor). Then he makes her his queen. But when a priest, banished by her advice, tells Sultan Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) of her beauty, her fate takes a cruel turn. Alauddin decides that he wants to own her at all costs and so he besieges her city of Chittor. A persistent game of patience between the two rulers unfolds, in which both do not want to give in, all eyes on the price even if one of them does not even get to see it. The controversial historical spectacle by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Devdas) inspires with opulent backdrops and big stars from Bollywood. Tiger Zinda Hai Sa at 9:00 p.m. / Wed at 7:30 p.m. IN 2017, R: Ali Abbas Zafar with Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anupriya Goenka, 161 min. Subtitles, Hindi part 1 Ek Tha Tiger was extremely successful in India A sequel was inevitable: In Tiger Zinda Hai, the ex-spy is evidently being reactivated because the task is to rescue 25 Indian nurses who have fallen into the hands of the terrorist organization of the Islamic State. At his side, of course, his mistress from Part 1 fights: the Pakistani ex-agent Zoya. For them, in turn, it is a matter of proving that their country does not approve of terrorism. The action film is inspired by an actual incident a few years ago. silent film at midnight: Shiraz Sa, at midnight IN 1928, D: Franz Osten with Himanshu Rai, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi, 118 min., German The epic silent film tells the story of the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, his queen and the building of one of the most beautiful monuments of love: the Taj Mahal. Himanshu Rai plays the humble Shiraz who follows his childhood sweetheart when she is sold to the future Shah Jahan. It is his destiny to design the iconic Queen's mausoleum. Live accompanied on the piano by Ekkehard Wölk. 16

17 Ask The Sexpert T for Taj Mahal German premiere, Sa 18.8 at 10:30 p.m. / Mo at 10:30 p.m. / Tue at 10:30 p.m. / Thu at 10:45 p.m. / Sa at 11:00 p.m. IN / USA 2017, D: Vaishali Sinha, 80 Min, English / OmeU Imagine an Indian Dr. Sommer vor, who at the age of 93 was still a columnist, explaining the very ignorant population of his country due to many taboos and giving sex advice, with humor, compassion and without shame. Of course, he also has conservative opponents for whom his work goes against the grain. Vaishali Sinha's documentary about the popular Dr. Watsa has already gone around the world. It was shown at the HOTDOCS Film Festival, among others, and was awarded for best documentary in New Orleans, for example. Germany premiere, Sun at 1:45 p.m. / Tue at 5:30 p.m. / Mon at 5:30 p.m. T for Taj Mahal IN 2018, D: Kireet Khurana with Ali Faulkner, Zachary Coffin, Raveena Tandon, 10 4 min., OV with english st, Hindi According to the UN, there are around 750 million illiterate people around the world and around 300 million of them live in Indian villages, for example in Bajjar, which is near the Taj Mahal. Since a correspondingly large number of tourists pass the place in transit, Bansi (Subrat Dutta) has a clever idea to educate the village children: He offers food in his snack bar for lessons. Director Kireet Khurana presented this idea in his new film T for Taj Mahal at the London Indian Film Festival. 17th

18 Nude German premiere, Sun at 6.15 p.m. / Tue at 5.15 p.m. / Wed at 5.15 p.m. / Thu at 1.45 p.m. / Tue at 10.15 p.m. Ind 2018, D: Ravi Jadhav with Kalyanee Mulay , Chhaya Kadam, Madan Deodhar, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Bhutkar, OmeU, Marathi Since her husband left her and her 12-year-old son, Yamuna has been left to fend for himself. Seeing no other way out, she moves from her small home village to the metropolis of Mumbai, where she can only find an unusual but urgently needed job. So Yamuna is sitting as a model in an art school. She keeps her profession a secret from society, but despite all the shame she sees herself as a necessary component in the career of the budding artist. Ravi Jadhav was born in Mumbai and studied visual communication science. From a commercial filmmaker he dared to switch to the cinema and won the National Award for the best film in Marathi with his debut film Natrang. He is now one of the leading exponents of marathi cinema, which is attracting increasing attention. 18th

19 The Song of Scorpions Berlin premiere in the presence of the director, Sun at 4:00 p.m. / Mon at 7:45 p.m. CH / FR 2017, D: Anup Singh with Golshifteh Farahani, Irrfan Khan, Waheeda Rehman, 119 min, English subtitles, Hindi There is an ancient myth that in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, a scorpion sting can cause death within 24 hours and that the only antidote for this poison is a scorpion singer's song. A camel dealer wants to marry such a singer. With his last film, Qissa, which was also released in German, director Anup Singh visited the Munich Film Festival with his leading actor Irrfan Khan (lunch box). He can now be seen again in his new work The Song of Scorpions, which again rattled off to international festivals including Locarno, London and Mumbai to much applause. Now you can meet him at the IndoGerman Filmweek in Berlin and ask questions about his new film. This time, Singh's aim is to gently denounce the patriarchy and stand up for more humanity. 19th

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21 3 Storeys German premiere in the presence of the director and the producer, at 6:15 p.m. / at 8:00 p.m. / at 10:30 p.m. IN 2018, D: Arjun Mukerjee with Aisha Ahmed, Tarun Anand, Richa Chadha, 100 Min , English subtitles (Hindi) Three stories and three floors with different characters that are connected to each other form the basis for the mystery thriller by debut director Arjun Mukherjee. A forbidden love, quarrels, murder and diamonds are supposed to cause a lot of drama and tension here. The episode film comes from Excel Entertainment, the makers of Don and Gold. The director and producer will be present at the Filmweek and will be available for a Q&A after the screenings. 21

22 My Son is Gay Berlin premiere Mon at 5:30 p.m. / Sat at 7:30 p.m. IN 2016, D: Lokesh with Anupama Kumar, Ashwinjith, Abishek Joseph George, 105 min, OV with english st, Tamil As the title suggests, acts it's a film about coming out and how it changes a mother-son relationship. After Lakshmi (Anupama Kumar) finds out that her son Varun (Ashwinjith) is gay, she casts him out. The execution of the sexual act of homosexuals is currently still punishable under Paragraph 377 in India and is also largely not socially acceptable. There is a general discussion after the film about the film and the social issue. 22nd

23 Nil Battey Sannata Sun at 8:30 p.m. / Wed at 10:30 p.m. IN 2015, D: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari with Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Riya Shukla, 100 Min, OmU, Hindi Chanda (Swara Bhaskar) is desperate. She put so much money into her daughter's schooling only to find that school is not going to be enough for her. Appu (Ria Shukla) has decided that if she can become a housemaid like her mother, she no longer has to study. Chanda then goes to school with her to help her study, which drives Appu insane. So she makes her promise that she will be able to go to school on her own again as soon as her grades get better. Sudani From Nigeria Germany premiere, Mon at 5:30 p.m. / Tue at 7:30 p.m. / Wed at 5:00 p.m. IN 2018, D: Zakariya with Soubin Shahir, Samuel Abiola Robinson, Savithri Sredharan, 124 min, English subtitles, Malayalam In the countryside in Kerala, Majeed (Soubin Shahir) manages a soccer team that he can lead to success with three Nigerian player talents until his most popular star is injured and he has to pay for the treatment. Soon afterwards the African recovers at his home, where Majeed's mother takes care of him carefully. Bombay Velvet Germany premiere, Mon at 10:15 p.m. / Fri at 7:30 p.m. / Tue at 9:45 p.m. IN 2015, D: Anurag Kashyap with Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, 149 min, English subtitles, Hindi Bombay in the 1950s to 1960s: The stories are told by Johnny Balraj (Ranbir Kapoor) and Rosie (Anushka Sharma); Johnny is a street fighter / boxer, Rosie is a jazz singer, and both strive for success. The media mogul Kaizad Khambatta (Karan Johar) might or might not help them with this. The story is inspired by a history book called Mumbai Fables, as well as the short story crime thriller L.A. Quartet and takes a look at the dark sides of an up-and-coming Bombay. 23

24 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Germany premiere, Mon at o'clock IN / F / USA / SG 2018, D: Ken Scott with Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, 92 min, OV, English An Indian fakir (Dhanush) opens World tour and the result is a colorful feel-good comedy, in which there is a lot of bizarre, but also a real core. The template for the film was provided by the novel The Unbelievable Journey of the Fakir, who was stuck in an Ikea cupboard and of course it requires a very mixed team to make a story like this that is halfway around the world. For example, a Canadian is directing the film, the French lead actress from The Artist plays along with the Tamil star Dhanush, who will be available for live chat. Capelight Pictures 24

25 Love & Shukla Berlin premiere, Tue at 5:30 p.m. / Sun at 3:45 p.m. IN 2017, D: Jatla Siddartha with Shahnawaz Alam, Amol Deshmukh, Ganesh Kumar, 107 min, OV with english st, Hindi Shukla has learned to be women respect, but when it comes to sexuality, his pre-marriage experience is limited to watching porn. When he gets a much younger, extremely shy wife, he doesn't know how to approach her, especially since his whole family romps in a very small space. While his own sister immediately abuses the newlywed as a maid, he deserves her sympathy in sometimes embarrassing, amusing or dangerous situations. Siddharth Jatla's portrayal of rapprochement in an arranged marriage with a lack of experience and privacy in his debut film Love & Shukla, which is in great demand at festivals, feels very real, but also leaves the viewer with a smile. Mukkabaaz T he B r aw ler Berlin-Premiere, Wed, at 7:45 p.m. / Sat at 9:00 p.m. IN 2017, D: Anurag Kashyap with Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan, 154 min, OV with english st, Hindi Der Shravan's dream is to become a professional boxer. However, his career seems to have ended when he takes on his boss Bhagwan, local gang boss and member of the higher Brahmin caste. In revenge, Baghwan works to prevent Shravan's rise in the boxing world by all means. He does not allow Shravan's love for Sunaina, Baghwan's niece, either. He never misses a chance to punish and humiliate Shravan. An accurate drama about corruption, violence, love and sport by Sacred Games director Anurag Kashyap. 25th

26 Vishwaroopam 2 Theeran Tue at 10:00 p.m. / Sa, at 8:15 p.m. IN 2018, R: Kamal Haasan with Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bhose, Pooja Kumar, Shekhar Kapur, 145 min, OV with english st, Tamil The continuation of the hit from 2013 by and with cult star Kamal Haasan, who fights against Al-Qaeda as an Indian secret agent. Thu at 8:00 p.m. IN 2017, D: H. Vinoth with Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh, Abhimanyu Singh, 157 min, OV with english st, Tamil / Telugu The action film is about the fight of the police in Tamil Nadu against a particularly conspicuous group of bandits, the Bawaria gang that actually existed. Padman Thu at 5:15 p.m. / Fri at 5:15 p.m. / Sun at 1:30 p.m. / Wed at 5:15 p.m. IN 2018, D: R. Balki with Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor, 140 min, OmU , Hindi Lakshmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar) is a passionate tinkerer who keeps inventing simple tools to make housework easier for his wife Gayatri (Radhika Apte). However, when one day he notices that she repeatedly uses a dirty piece of cloth during her period and is not allowed to enter the living room, he immediately buys her sanitary towels. However, Gayatri refuses them when she sees how expensive they are. From then on, Lakshmi tried to make sanitary towels himself, but initially without great success and after his wife had to throw herself around the ears for several nights washing blood from her sari, he decided to test his sanitary towels on himself, with which he took the entire place horrified. In Padman, director Balki (Paa, Ki & Ka) packs a shame-ridden topic into a family-friendly entertainment film. 26

27 Dhadak Thu at 7.45 p.m. / Sa at 10.15 p.m. / S at 6.00 p.m. / Tue at 5.30 p.m. IN 2018, R: Shashank Khaitan with Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, 140 min, OmU, Hindi Die College romance between Madhukar (Ishaan Khatter) and Parthavi (Janhvi Kapoor) is not a lucky star, because the couple belong to different castes. To escape the thugs of Parthavi's family, they have to run away with each other. This is the official Hindi remake of the Marathi film Sairat, which was also shown at the Berlinale. Young stars of the new generation also introduce themselves in Dhadak: Ishaan Khatter, the half-brother of Shahid Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor, the daughter of Sridevi. Sanju Fri at 5:30 p.m. / Sat at 6:00 p.m. / Wed at 7:45 p.m. IN 2018, R: Rajkumar Hirani with Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, 155 min, OV with english st, Hindi The controversial Bollywood star Sanjay Sanju Dutt (Ranbir Kapoor) wants his life story written down, but biographer Winnie Diaz (Anushka Shar-ma) is reluctant to accept the challenge after hearing of his alleged connection to a terrorist attack. However, he manages to convince her that she will listen to his version. So he tells her about the death of his mother Nargis (Manisha Koirala), the pressure from his father Sunil (Paresh Rawal), his fight against drug addiction, a spectacularly failed relationship with the good Ruby (Sonam Kapoor) and his close friendship Kamlesh Kamli Kanhaiyalal Kapasi (Vicky Kaushal). Winnie is captivated by the star's story until she learns that even Kamli has turned his back on him. What's behind it? Is Sanju a criminal or a victim of his circumstances? The new film by the successful director Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots) is one of the Bollywood highlights

28 Chandni Sa at 3:30 p.m. / Sun at 2 p.m. / Tue at 5 p.m. IN 1989, D: Yash Chopra with Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Waheeda Rehman, 187 min, English subtitles (Hindi) Da Chandnis Fiancé is paralyzed after an accident, she has to start over and her boss actually falls in love with her and she agrees to marry him. But then her former fiancé comes back into her life and she no longer knows what to do now. In memory of Sridevi, the IndoGerman Filmweek will once again show one of her classics, CHANDNI, by the legendary director, who has also passed away, premiered in Germany, Fri at 20: 3 p.m. / Shub Mangal Saavdhan Sa at 8:45 p.m. IN 2017, D: RS Prasanna with Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Bhargava, 119 min, English subtitles (Hindi) Mudit (Ayushmann Khuranna) Sugandha (Bhumi Pendekar) admires only from a distance. When he grabs his heart and wants to talk to her, it ends in an embarrassing scene. No, it is obviously not granted to him to take the hearts of his chosen ones by storm and so he chooses the normal method and has an online request for an arranged marriage sent out modern and traditional at the same time. Sugandha would have wished for a completely different, much more stormy love story, but she also doesn't want to turn down a good applicant, especially since she also had an eye on the shy Mudit. So she lets her family know that she agrees and soon the two of them are sitting with her family at the PC to get to know each other for the first time via Skype. Aside from family monitoring, Mudit and Sugandha now meet for their first dates and one even ends at Sugandha's home while the rest of the family has flown out. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Sugandha and Mudit also get closer physically until it turns out, amid much shame, that Mudit cannot get an erection. What's going on there? 28

29 Raid German premiere, Sat at 6:45 p.m. / Sun at 5:45 p.m. IN 2018, D: Raj Kumar Gupta with Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla, Ileana D Cruz, 122 min, OV with english st. (Hindi) When the hero is a tax officer the department for income tax, then you may find it difficult to imagine an exciting Bollywood film at first. But in the 1980s in India, these employees could not be sure that they would leave a house they entered while on duty alive. If you then cast the hero with a star like Ajay Devgn and the villain with character actor Saurabh Shukla, then you have a good basis for an exciting entertainment film. Director Raj Kumar Gupta (No One Killed Jessica, Aamir), who stood out for his thrillers rooted in reality, landed his biggest commercial success to date with Raid this year. Jab Harry Met Sejal Sa at 4:45 p.m. / Tue at 5:15 p.m. IN 2017, R: Imtiaz Ali with Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Björn Freiberg, 143 min, OmU, Hindi Harry (Shah Rukh Khan) accompanies as tour guide Indian tourists through the metropolises of Europe. He has just delivered a group of tourists to the airport and is looking forward to the end of the day when Sejal (Anushka Sharma) sprints from the airport with a huge problem: She lost her engagement ring on the European trip that has just ended and is now insisting that Harry give her helps with the search. What begins as a harmless flirtation develops into a really deep emotional connection between the characters and in the end the question arises: Can love exist in reality or does Sejal choose the path of reason? Director Imtiaz Ali (Jab We Met, Highway) entertains with an entertaining, modern romance in Bollywood style. 29

30 Noblemen (Closing Film) European premiere, Sun at 8:00 p.m. / Mon at 5:30 p.m. IN 2018, D: Vandana Kataria with Kunal Kapoor, Ali Haji, Mohammed Ali Mir, 109 min, Hindi / English Ein 15- year old boy is intimidated and bullied at an elite boarding school. Leading actor Ali Haji might look familiar to Bollywood fans as a child star from Fanaa. Discussion on the topic of the film Noblemen (wrong) education in boarding school (we show small excerpts from the film): Sat, 25.8 at 5:30 p.m. Hotel Salvation Premiere of the German version at 8:15 p.m. Ind 2017 D: Shubhashish Bhutiani with Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl et al. 99 min. German dubbed Rajiv (Adil Hussain) is forced to abandon everything in order to meet the bizarre last wish of his father (Lalit Behl): He wants to travel to Varanasi to find redemption there. The ensuing excursion brings the duo to this heartwarming comedy to get more involved with each other and the world around them. 30th

31 Chuskit German premiere, Mon at 10:15 p.m. / Tue at 8:00 p.m. / Thu at 10:45 p.m. IN 2018, D: Priya Ramasubban with Jigmet Dewa Lhamo, Morup Namgyal, Yanchen Dolma, Padma Chospel, 90 min, OmeU, Ladhaki Shortly before Chuskit can go to school, she becomes paraplegic in an accident. But she is stubborn and does not want to give up her dream of education, even if her strict grandfather believes that school cannot meet her needs. Her parents and her brother, who respects his grandfather's conservative ideas but does not want to break Chuskit's will, stand between the chairs. I mpressum Thank you very much for the support of the IndoGerman Filmweek: Indian Tourism Office Ajit Singh & Sanjiv Vashist Friederike Behrends & Christine Mayerhofer Ruth Kuhn, Jet On Travels Nilamor Zaraa Vi Indian Embassy and Tagore Institute, Malathi Rao Vadapalli, Saravanan Ganesan, Peter Soboll For the title motif: Ralph Sommer & Patrizia Müller India Discover Amikal Team our media partner ISHQ Naseem B. iSdP: IndoGerman Films, Stephan Ottenbruch, Grillparzer Str. 3, D Berlin,