HCTF 2012 was inaugurated by Smt. Chandana Khan IAS, Special Secretary to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh – Tourism, Mr. Rana Daggubati, Actor and
Mr. Krish Jagarlamudi, Writer-Director on 2 November 2012 at Taj Banjara Hotel, Hyderabad.



November 5th, 2012

Laal Pencil

Directed by Manav Kaul

Based on a Korean novel, this poignant tale is about a young school girl’s new found stardom ever since she mysteriously starts writing beautiful poetry. It’s not her but a magical red pencil that is doing the trick. The young protagonist’s finely etched inner struggle deals with her need for acceptance weighed against her natural instinct to be honest and upright and forms the gripping core of this production.


November 6th, 2012

Monkey Business – A Karadi Tale

Directed by V. Balakrishnan

A first time ever collaboration with Karadi Tales – Monkey Business is a rollicking ride through the ‘Junglee’ world of humans and mad monkeys who are almost human. Through Taklu’s tantrums, Metro’s madcap antics and Chaklu’s charm, children know the importance of being true to themselves instead of following the crowd.


November 7th, 2012

The Fabulous Adventures of Aditi & Friends

Directed by Anish Victor

The narrative revolves around six unusual bunch of friends and the adventures they have along their journey to meet the Vesuvian giant. The play explores and unravels issues of respecting differences, friendship, courage, and dialogue. The highly interactive performance is an entertaining mix of shadow puppetry, masks, movement, and music.

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