First Prize, One Billion Eyes Festival, Chennai, 2010
Golden Statuette for Best Film on Religion, International Festival
of Short Films on Culture, Jaipur, 2007

Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla visits the holy city of Anandpur Sahib during the festival of Hola Mohalla. As we watch the mock sword fighting battles, the horse races, the festivities, the colour and the vibrancy, we explore what this three-day celebration of valour initiated by Guru Gobind Singh means in these contemporary times. And the significance it stills holds for the community, both in India and abroad.

Duration 28 mins
Format DV cam
Language English, Punjabi, Hindi
English subtitles

Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla


Direction Vani Subramanian
Camera Shanker Raman
Editing Vani Subramanian, Vaibhav Chib
Sound Shanker Raman, Surajit Sarkar
Production Desmond Roberts
Producer Public Service Broadcasting Trust


4th Indo Korean Samsung Women's International Film Festival, Chennai, 2011
One Billion Eyes Film Festival Chennai, 2010
Annual Sikh Film Festival, New York, 2008
International Festival of Short Films on Culture, Jaipur, 2007
The Spinning Wheel Film Festival,
Toronto,  2007
7th International Film Festival of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 2005
The Great Arc Festival, London, UK, 2003
Silver Jubilee, SPICMACAY, New Delhi, 2002