Habitat Film Club


The Habitat Film Club was started in March 2000. Member of the Federation of Film Societies of India, Habitat Film Club promises film buffs a rich fare of meaningful and entertaining films from across the world, interactive sessions with Directors, Producers, Actors, their retrospectives and much more. Members are exposed to the wealth and variety of cinema from across the globe - from the early classics to the avant garde styles of the new film makers as well as films from mainstream cinema showcasing the works of the legends and rising stars of Indian & world cinema. It also aims to help interested members arrive at an understanding of the history of cinema as well as keep abreast of contemporary trends.

Film Club Membership Fee

Annual FeeIHC MembersNon-Members
SingleRs 480/-Rs. 938/-
DoubleRs 720/-Rs. 1250/-
Student (Over 18 years)-/-Rs. 375/-

Membership Forms are available at the Convention Centre (Programme Desk)

* Taxes as applicable will be added to the charges above.

Films This Month!

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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Bengali Film Festival. Pather Sandhan {The Quest} (Bengali/2016/116mins) Dir. Sikta Biswas. Adapted from a story by Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay, famous for writing ‘Pather Panchali’, the film “Pather Sandhan” set in rural Bengal of the 1950s. It traces the journey of a philanthropist school-teacher, Naran Master who holds his head amid hundreds of obstacles of life (including the suicidal death of his son) and carry on with his only mission of nation-building, expecting nothing in return.

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Bengali Film Festival. Baranda {The Balcony} (Bengali/2017/132mins). Dir. Reshmi Mitra. Based on a novel by Moti Nandi, Baranda reflects the one liberating space in an otherwise dark, stifling life - the balcony. The film offers a sneak peek into suppressed desires, longing, unravelling who we really are underneath.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Bengali Film Festival. Red-Oleanders (Raktokarobi). (Bengali/2017/113mins) Dir. Amitava Bhattacharya. The film is inspired from Rabindranath Tagore’s drama Raktokarobi, reimagined in the light of contemporary social and political conditions.

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Smug (Bengali/2017/73mins) Dir. Anindya Banerjee. When there is no faculty to remember, our eyes fail to interpret civilization or any cultivated mores and manners. In the scheme of the plot, the characters lose memory when they are transported to an unknown zone. Their entire orientation is henceforth driven by basic instincts.

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Bengali Film Festival. Commrade (Bengali/2017/110mins) Dir. Shankudeb Panda. Commrade shot in different areas of West Midnapore, captures turbulent political episodes of West Bengal.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    MUSIC & FILM - Opera at Habitat Series. Richard Strauss’ Capriccio (German with Eng subtitles/155mins). Sunit Tandon introduces a recording of Richard Strauss’ lyrical last opera, subtitled “A conversation piece for music”. The theme of the opera can be summarized as "Which is the greater art, poetry or music?” This question is dramatized in the story of a Countess torn between two suitors: Olivier, a poet, and Flamand, a composer. The opera is a light-hearted treatment of a serious subject: the relative importance of music, poetry, dance and theatre, cleverly set as an opera within an opera.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Liquid Borders (Eng/2015/39mins) Dir. Barnali Ray Shukla. India is flanked by seas on the west, south and east. It is also serrated in the north by mighty rivers, thus making her boundaries, fluid. This documentary is an attempt to explore internal and external borders that we have told ourselves. We have known them as geographical and political boundaries but then do we ignore the human and emotional bridges that have always been present? The filmmaker will be present for a discussion, after the screening.

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Death in a Gunj (English/Hindi/Bengali/2017/107mins) Dir. Konkona Sen Sharma. Life for a shy young Indian student slowly falls to pieces during a family road trip. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Collab. The Indian Express

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Sonar Kella (Bengali with English Sub Titles/1971 /140 minutes) Dir. Satyajit Ray. Mukul, a young boy, is being haunted by memories of his previous life. He is taken to Dr. Hajra, a parapsychologist, for treatment. Dr. Hajra decides to take Mukul on a trip to Rajasthan in the hope that it might be a cure. Collab. National Film Archive of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    Habitat Film Appreciation Forum - Brewster McCloud (USA/1970/105mins). Dir. Robert Altman. It is the story of the reclusive boy Brewster who is designing a pair of wings that will allow him to fly. A tale for our geeky times. The film introduced and discussions led by Dr. Kaushik Bhaumik, Associate Professor, Cinema Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Retro in a Metro Festival. Mother India (Hindi/1957/172mins) Dir. Mehboob Khan. 9:30pm: Mr India (Hindi/1987/181mins) Dir. Shekhar Kapur Collab. Zee Classic

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Retro in a Metro Festival. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (Hindi/1983/132mins) Dir. Kundan Shah. 8.45pm: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (Hindi/1992/176mins) Dir. Mansoor Khan. Collab. Zee Classic

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Retro in a Metro Festival. Andaz Apna Apna (Hindi/1994/161mins) Dir. Rajkumar Santoshi. 9.15pm: Dil Chahta Hai (Hindi/2001/185mins) Dir. Farhan Akhtar. Collab. Zee Classic

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    DOC FILM - FDZone Delhi Screenings. Nostalgia for the Future (Hindi/English/2017/54mins) Dir. Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar. A film about Modernity, the making of the Indian Citizen and the Architecture of the Home.

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Retro in a Metro Festival. Golmal (Hindi/1979/144mins) Dir. Amol Palekar, 9.00pm: Satya (Hindi/1998/171mins) Dir. Ram Gopal Varma. Collab. Zee Classic

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    DOC FILM - An Elegy for the Traditional Way of Life (Khasi/Garo/English/2015/50mins) Dir. Priyanjana Dutta. Since the state of Meghalaya lies in Seismic Zone V and is extremely vulnerable to earthquakes and cyclones, traditional houses and buildings that are unique to Meghalaya and its diverse geographies have been replaced by un-engineered concrete structures. ‘An Elegy for the Traditional Way of Life’ looks at this tug of war between aspirations of modernity and the obligation to preserve ones identity and culture in the state of Meghalaya. The dilemma of development is echoed through the voices of the people and their conflicting opinions on building systems in the region. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - SHOVANA (English/2017/56mins) Dir. Aparna Sanyal. Prod. PSBT. Padmashri Shovana Narayan brought classical dance into the lives of ordinary people, through over six decades of devotion to her art. As a bureaucrat, guru, researcher, scholar, wife and mother, she has delighted in going against the grain, and living authentically, with an air of purpose that is at once resolute and gentle. The film brings to the fore the deeply reflective, generous and sensitive artist that lies behind the vivacious public image. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Behind the Mist (Malayalam/Tamil/2012/29mins) Dir. Babu Kambrath. This film charts out the history of plantation with emphasis on the story of Munnar hills. It also analyses how the rich forest land was converted to plantation and the present status of original tribes - the Muthuvans, and the plantation labourers - brought here by agents with golden dreams of money for the taking by working at tea plantations. The reality was vastly different. Today they live in squalid conditions and toil without gains to ensure a better future for their children. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm