In this work, we propose a framework for a robust Content Based Video Retrieval (CBVR) system with free hand query sketches, using the Multi-Spectro Temporal-Curvature Scale Space (MST-CSS) representation. Our designed interface allows sketches to be drawn to depict the shape of the object in motion and its trajectory. We obtain the MST-CSS feature representation using these cues and match with a set of MST-CSS features generated offline from the video clips in the database (gallery). Results are displayed in rank ordered similarity. Experimentation with benchmark datasets shows promising results. © 2012 IEEE.