Festival of Indian Film at WIPO - December 4 to 7, 2012

WIPO welcomes you to four evenings of great cinema to celebrate 100 years of Indian film-making

Co-organized with the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and the Permanent Mission of India to the UN in Geneva


  • Open to the public.  Entrance is free (you will be asked on the door for an ID card with photo). 
  • Film screening starts each evening at 18.00 in the WIPO main building (Room A), Chemin des Colombettes, Geneva.
  • Download the brochure for more details - English PDF, Brochure, Festival of Indian Film at WIPO | French PDF, Brochure, Festival of Indian Film at WIPO
  • Access by foot | public transport | car - Map PDF, Festival of Indian Film at WIPO, Map
  • Phone enquiries  022 338 9111
  • Opening Ceremony Video, Opening of Indian Film Festival to Mark Centenary of Indian Cinema Video


Tuesday December 4, 2012 -  Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

(Hindi with English subtitles, 153 minutes)

Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin

A feel-good block-buster, shot mainly in Spain, with a glittering cast, impressive camera work and humorous dialogue. Best friends Kabir, Imraan and Arjun go on a road trip following Kabir’s engagement. The holiday - an extended bachelor party - alters their perceptions of life and teaches them to seize the day.  The film won multiple awards, including the National Film Awards for Best Audiography and Choreography, 2011, six Filmfare Awards, five Stardust Awards, three Zee Cine Awards, four IIFA Awards and five Screen Awards.



Wednesday December 5, 2012 -  Barfi! (2012)

(Hindi with English subtitles, 150 minutes)

Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz, Saurabh Shukla.

One of the most popular Bollywood films of 2012, Barfi, by the renowned filmmaker Anurag Basu, is a romantic comedy about a deaf and mute boy in Darjeeling and his relationship with two girls, one of whom is autistic. The three young people learn that love cannot be defined nor contained by society’s definitions of “normal.”  Barfi is the Indian official entry for the 85th Academy Awards 2013.


Thursday December 6, 2012 -  36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)

(English, 108 minutes)

Starring: Jennifer Kendal Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee,, Debashree Roy, Geofrey Kendal

Set in post-independent India, the film tells the story of Violet, an ageing teacher, and her friendship with a former student, who persuades Violet to let her boyfriend use her apartment to write his novel while she is at school.  This internationally acclaimed film won National Film Awards for Best English Film, Direction and Cinematography (1982); as well as a Golden Eagle Award at the Manila Film Festival (1982); and Best Actress nomination for Jennifer Kendal Kapoor at the UK BAFTA Awards (1983).


Friday December 7, 2012 -  3 Idiots (2009)

(Hindi with English sub-titles, 170 minutes)

Starring: Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani

The highest all-time grosser at the Indian box-office and highest grossing Bollywood film overseas, the film touches upon contemporary concerns with intelligence, laughter and engaging performances. Farhan, Raju and Rancho are roommates in an engineering college. When Rancho disappears, Farhan and Raju set out to find him. An irrepressible free-thinker, Rancho inspires them to think creatively, though conformist society calls them idiots.  The film's numerous awards include National Film Awards for Best Popular Film, Audiography & Lyrics, 16 IIFA Awards, six Filmfare Awards, two Max Stardust Awards, and ten Star Screen Awards.