GIFLIF | Comedy & Music Fest | 26 & 27 March | Bhopal

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Gagan Damama Bajyo – A musical on the life and times of Bhagat Singh Director: Piyush Mishra

null05:00 pm – 06:45 pm
null​Antarang (seats 200)Know More…

Musical Story Telling


null07:00 pm – 08:00 pm


nullGagan Damama Bajyo – A musical on the life and times of Bhagat Singh Director: Piyush Mishra

null08:15 pm – 10:00 pm


nullInauguration – GIFLIF Bhopal Chapter 2019
null11:00 am – 12:00 pm

null​Antarang (seats 200)​ 

Film Screening

nullKaifinama – A celebration of life and times of Kaifi Azmi
null12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
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nullDirector’s Cut with Sumantra Ghosal
null01:30 pm – 02:15 pm

null​Antarang (seats 200)


nullThe art of creating by Wajid Khan
null02:30 pm – 03:30 pm


nullPoetry on Cruise – Season 3 Finale
null03:45 pm – 05:00 pm


nullBhagat Singh My Friend with Piyush Mishra
null05:15 pm – 06:30 pm

Poetry, music and stories

nullMehak Mirza Prabhu
null06:45 pm – 07:15 pm

null​Bahirang (seats 600)​ Know More…

Poetry and Music

nullKavish Seth
null07:15 pm – 07:45 pm

Music Concert

nullParvaaz: Urdu/ Kashmiri Band
null08:15 onwards

Poetry and Music


null11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Film Screening

null“Anthology of Indian short stories: Golden Treasury Release” with Prabhu Joshi, Punarvasu Joshi and Santosh Choubey

null12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

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Film Screening

nullRockumentry: Evolution of Indian Rock
null01:00 pm – 02:30 pm


nullDirector’s Cut: Rockumentary with Abhimanyu Kukreja and Luke Kenny
null02:30 pm – 03:45 pm

null​Antarang (seats 200)


nullThe art of screen-writing and Article 15 with Gaurav Solanki
null04:00 pm – 04:45 pm

Musical Dastaangoi

nullDastaan-E-Tamanna-E-Sarfaroshi: Himanshu, Vedanth, Ajay

null05:00 pm – 06:30 pm


nullJashn-E-Qalam: Rajinder Singh Bedi’s Chechak Ke Daag | Enacted by Shashwita Sharma
null06:45 pm – 07:15 pm


nullAbhishek Acharya
null07:30 pm – 08:15 pm

Music Concert

null Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café, with dance troupe
null08:30 onwards


Car Tickets Sold Out
Bike Tickets Selling Fast

GIFLIF DriveIn Music Festival
(India’s First Ever) 13, 14 February
at MPT DDX Drive-In Cinema, Bhopal

Covid 19 brought the world to halt for almost 09 months and you are now keen to experience the magic of live events again. Public gatherings is a major issue, therefore a solution had to be such that while the vibe of an event is maintained, Covid specific guidelines are followed. This led us to visualise India’s First Drive-In Music Festival.

13th February 2021 (Sat) | 3 bands

  • 1. Get engrossed in the Egyptian and Iranian sounds with Trippy Sama
  • 2. Explore soundscapes with Blind Sherpa
  • 3. Witness the legends on stage: Indian Ocean


14th February 2021 (Sun) | 3 bands

  • 1. Get immersed in love with Nitesh Rajesh Collective
  • 2. Listen to Urdu/ Kashmiri poetry with contemporary music with Alif
  • 3. Hear the original Rockstar Kabir with Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe



  1. 1. Experience India’s First Drive-In Music Festival, with ample spacing for your safety.
  2. 2. 6 world class music bands in 2 days. It’s a Music Festival for music lovers, not a dance fest.
  3. 3. Experience World Music, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Sufi, Instrumental and much more.
  4. 4. You can listen to the music, enjoy the lights, dance, and have fun with your group.


What to bring?

  1. 1. Wear a mask and bring your own sanitizer (Safety first).
  2. 2. Bring your foldable chairs/ mats/ bean bags, as per your choice, in case you wish to sit outside your car.
  3. 3. Don’t litter the venue, please bring your dustbins/disposal bags.
  4. 4. It is going to be cold, get your woolen clothes, caps, and gloves along.
  5. 5. Please carry a copy of your valid Identity proof.


Terms and Conditions 

  1. 1. Entry on a first come first serve basis. Car/ bike spaces are demarcated. We will also be there to assist you for smooth parking.
  2. 2. Visit the on-ground location as per the selected date and time. The fest has tickets for 2 different days – 13th and 14th February 2021.
  3. 3. Please reach 30 – 45 minutes prior to the event beginning time. Gates would close on time. Entry would be restricted once gates close.
  4. 4. Please do not touch the speakers/lights. Any loss to cinema equipment would be charged on actual.
  5. 5. No weapons allowed on premises.
  6. 6. Pets are strictly not allowed inside the venue.
  7. 7. Alcohol or any form of substance is prohibited inside the venue.
  8. 8. Rights to admission reserved with authority.
  9. 9. In case of emergency, please follow the directions of the security guards. The organizer is not liable for lost or damaged items, injury, mental/psychological issues like anxiety, stress, etc.
  10. 10. We (organizers) hold all the right to change or modify any terms and conditions.
  11. 11. Make sure you read and understand all the terms & conditions, and strictly abide by the same.
  12. 12. In a case of Force Majeure, tickets bought would not be refunded.


The Rules & Experience

  1. 1. We are providing you an environment to enjoy the music fest with full safety and social distancing measures in place. But, in the end it depends on how you interact with fellow audience members during the show.
  2. 2. You may blink your headlights once the song is over. Please don’t blink during the performance as the artist may get disturbed. Parking lights during the show can be kept on as per choice.
  3. 3. Honking is a representation of your appreciation for the artists. Please Do Not honk in between the songs. Only once the song is over we should honk.
  4. 4. 6 world class music bands in 2 days. It’s a Music Festival for music lovers, not a dance fest.
  5. 5. All Covid protocols to be followed by everyone attending the show
  6. 6. You will have a demarcated space to park your car/ bike. Try to be around that space.
  7. 7. All roads inside the cinema are one way. Please adhere to the route plan.


We love music as much as you do. Stay healthy, stay tuned

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The Journey

The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival, GIFLIF, is Asia’s first film and literature festival. The inaugural edition was launched in Gurugram in December 2015. With over 1800 film entries from 108 countries and 16 sessions that focused on the numerous facets of film-making such as screen-writing, direction, lyrics and the journey of the artists, GIFLIF was much appreciated by the audience of 7,000.


Having no precursor to a film and literature festival, GIFLIF’s progression was only possible with experimentation in terms of execution and content. Gurugram International Film and Literature Festival were soon rechristened to The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival. The name being changed because GIFLIF was now set to be a travelling festival, focusing also on regions that have no dearth of talent, but lacked exposure to any major festival. GIFLIF Bhopal Chapter was launched in September 2016, attended by around 7,000 people, young and old.


Being in the circuit for over a year, the founders realized the monotony of discussions and debates that had become an integral part of electronic, digital and live events across India. The thought now led to curation of content that was enriching and entertaining. Elements such as plays, music concerts and poetry recitals came into being at GIFLIF. Ace poet, author, actor and composer, Mr. Piyush Mishra, who had been a mentor since the inception of GIFLIF launched his musical project, Ballimaaraan, at GIFLIF Gurugram Chapter 2016. A moment that GIFLIF celebrates till date. The audience of Gurgaon relived their childhood with an evening of poetry with Hasya Kavi Surendra Sharma. The play Nothing Like Lear, directed by Rajat Kapoor and enacted by Vinay Pathak was a treat to the audience. India’s only Oscar nominated animated film “Schirkoa” directed by Ishan Shukla, and The School Bag – Directed by Dheeraj Jindal were the some of the path breaking films that were screened with the directors. Additionally, there were films from over 6 countries that were screened. GIFLIF had been conducting poetry contests for budding poets, and this time it was decided to conduct the pre-event contest that would be an experience for the participants. Over 30 shortlisted poets, travelled in Rapid Metro Gurugram, for the first ever poets congregation in a running train. “Poetry on Wheels” went on to become a World Record for first of its kind event.


GIFLIF Bhopal Chapter was conducted in August 2017. The edition was a celebration that Bhopal had never witnessed. Be it eminent author Mr. Ruskin Bod’s first visit to Bhopal in 83 year or the first ever performance of Ballimaaraan. Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café, which is the only band to exclusively perform saint Kabir’s dohas, to a show with mentalist Abhishek Acharya. The edition was a massive hit with over 15,000 people in attendance. This led us to an invitation from the neighbouring state Chhattisgarh.


GIFLIF was launched in Raipur in January 2018, and the junta of Raipur was in for the first edition of GIFLIF in their city. With an attendance of over 15,000 people GIFLIF had made a mark.


The next 2 editions of GIFLIF were conducted in Bhopal and Raipur and new elements such as Musical Dastaangoi, Story Play and Electronic Music were introduced for the audience.


After 7 editions across numerous cities Gurgaon (2015, 16), Bhopal (2016, 17, 18), Raipur (2018, 19) and GIFLIF Drive-In Music Festival India’s First (2021) World Record by Harvard. GIFLIF is again coming in new Avtar GIFLIF Comedy and Music Fest 2022.  


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