Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon / Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon / Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

Director : Anamika Haksar / 120 / India / Hindi / 2018


Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon follows four main characters: a pickpocket, a vendor of sweet and savoury snacks, a labourer-activist, and a conductor of ‘Heritage Walks’. We see Old Delhi through their eyes – their lives, hopes, aspirations, dreams – and hear it through their various languages and dialects. Patru, the pickpocket, decides to take people on alternative walks, showing them the underbelly of the city they think they know, but this lands him in trouble with local merchants and the police. That’s when he finally decides to conduct one last ‘Dream Walk’.

It is here that we enter the subterranean consciousness of the city’s migrant population. Together, these walks create a visual and aural history of Old Delhi from different points of view. And when Lali, the labourer-activist, too joins the fray, giving a speech urging workers to unite, he lands them all in jail…

Festivals &Awards

  • MAMI Film Festival 2018 – India Story
  • Black knights film festival, Tallin – Rebels with a cause (Estonia, 2018)


Anamika Haksar – Director/Producer/Scriptwriter
Soumyanand Sahi – Cinematographer
Gautam Nair – Sound Designer
Paresh Kamdar – Editor
Tyrax Ventura – Music
Soumitra Ranade – Animation
Archana Shastri – Art Director
Sneha Kumar – Other


Ravindra Sahu – Patru
K Gopalan – Lal Bihari
Raghubir Yadav – Chhadami
Lokesh Jain – Akash Jain
350 actors from Old Delhi

Director’s statement

This film is culled from interviews with street people of the old city of Delhi over a period of seven years. It has 400 actors from the street. It’s structure moves in an unpredictable manner, like the lives of street people. Film, theatre artist, painters and animation artist have come together to make this film.