Wednesday Night India Film Series, Spring 2009
Held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Department of Art and Art History, Room 107. Sponsored by India Studies and the Department of Art and Art History. For more information contact: Professor Kathryn Myers.
February 4: Before the Rains 2007, Merchant Ivory
English spice baron encounters many personal and political complications both personal and political while trying to expand his plantation.
March 4: Legend of Bhagat Singh 2002, Rajkumar Santoshi
The life and motivations of the legendary freedom fighter and his role the freedom struggle.
March 18: 1947 Earth 1998, Deepa Mehta
Life in Lahore in 1947 on the eve of partition in India
March 25: Mother India 1957, Mehbood Khan
Classic epic drama of the struggle of a rural family after independence.
April 1: Ardhangi 1955, Ajit Chakrabarty
A young girl born at an inauspicious moment in the life of her family struggles with destructive superstitions that try to obstruct her life as she grows up and falls in love.
April 8: Bhool Bhulaiya 2007 staring Akshay (Aki) Kumar
A suspenseful comedy-drama set in Varansi of an ancestral house inhabited by the ghost of a Bengali dancer.
April 15: Swades 2009, starring Shah Rukh Khan
A successful NASA scientist working in America returns to his ancestral village and deals with complex notions of success, progress and the notion of what is home.
April 22: Apus Mother Malayalam film
Close bond between mother and daughter is threatened by the daughters love interest and the over possessiveness of the mother.