Hola Mahalla is Film of the month

'Hola Mahalla: The Forgotten Festival' has been selected as film of the Month by the Bradford Big Screen. It's such an honour and amazing to see a little bit of Hola Mahalla featured on such a Big Screen, in a UNESCO City of Film and yes my home - Bradford. Up to 400,000 people pass the screen each month and it's brilliant to see it get a different kind of audience. You can also see the trailer below.

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If you're in Bradford and see the trailer on the Big Screen feel free to send us pictures of it.

To buy the documentary on DVD click here or to watch it online via On-Demand click here.

Film Festival - Official Selection

We've been selected for another festival which is brilliant news. 'Hola Mahalla: The Forgotten Festival' has been selected for the 3rd India Cine Film Festival (ICFF-15).

The ICFF-15 takes place in Mumbai, India on Saturday the 19th of September 2015 so if possible do check out the festival and the other great films showing. 

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To buy the documentary on DVD click here or to watch it online via On-Demand click here.

Review from Naujawani.com of Hola Mahalla: The Forgotten Festival

The team at Naujawani.com reviewed the documentary 'Hola Mahalla: The Forgotten Festival'.

The review is quite detailed and can be read fully here.

it is a most worthy documentary, worthy of the audience’s consideration”
— Harwinder Singh Mander, Naujawani.com

Here's a snippet from the review:

"Lasting just under 45 minutes, ‘Hola Mahalla‘ is a visual feast of intriguing colours, sights and sounds. The quality of what appears on screen is excellent, particularly when one considers the speed and ferocity with which much of the festivities take place. As I watched, I began to view much of the footage as a valuable resource for the purpose of documenting and archiving how Hola Mahalla is practiced in Punjab today – which is a heady mix of evolved traditions and authentic Sikh culture. There are contributions by Baba Nihal Singh, Jathedar of the Harian-belan based Tarna Dal, and the now deceased Giani Tirlochan Singh who was Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib at Anandpur, home to the festival of Hola Mahalla. They both articulated the history and purpose of the festival, with the former going into some considerable detail on a range of elements. There’s was a credible voice that complimented the narrative and direction of the documentary, making it a significant work for both students of Sikhi and those wishing to simply learn more."

To read the rest of the review click here.

To buy the documentary on DVD click here or to watch it online via On-Demand click here.

Make sure you checkout their website, Naujawani.com broadcasts news, views and entertainment from a Sikh & Punjabi perspective on the internet to a Global audience.

London Film Screening + Q & A: Holla Mahalla - The Forgotten Festival

We are excited to announce that there will be a special London screeening of the documentary film 'Hola Mahalla: The Forgotten Festival' followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker Darshan Singh; on Tuesday 4th August 2015, between 6.00pm - 8.30pm. The evening will be chaired by Jasvir Singh of City Sikhs, one of the leading Sikh organisations in the UK.

To register for the event click here.

To buy the documentary on DVD click here or to watch it online via On-Demand click here.


The showing of the film will be followed by a Q&A with the Director/Producer Darshan Singh chaired by Jasvir Singh, Chair of City Sikhs.

Doors open - 6pm

Film showing starts - 6.30pm

Q&A starts - 7.15pm

Q&A ends and Networking starts - 7.40pm

Event closes - 8.30pm

Venue: Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London. W1K 1HF

Closest Tube Station: Green Park or Hyde Park Corner Date: Tuesday 4th August 2015, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Via eventbrite