Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010, 9:28 am
Get your fix of romance and flashy dance numbers by checking out Bollywood Ballyhoo, a Worthington Libraries film series that highlights the best of the Bollywood genre.
The Library is partnering with the McConnell Arts Center, 160 W. Dublin Granville Road, to present the three-film series. Each film will be introduced by Chris Stults, assistant film/video curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts. All will be screened at 2 pm at the McConnell Arts Center.
The series will kick off on Sunday, Feb. 14 with Amar Akbar Anthony (1977, 174 minutes), an action-filled Bollywood classic that tells the story of the separation and adult lives of three brothers one raised by a Hindu policeman, one by a Muslim tailor and one by a Catholic priest.
According to the "India Times," the Sunday, Feb. 21 movie, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995, 190 minutes), is among the 25 must-see Bollywood films. In it, Rahul and Simran fall in love while traveling in Europe, but Simran's father is determined she should marry a family friend, back in their homeland of Punjab.
Nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category, Mother India (1957, 168 minutes) follows one woman's life from marriage to old age, capturing the joys and tragedies of village life in rural India. It will close out the series on Sunday, Feb. 28.
Bollywood Ballyhoo is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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