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Honors Colloquium

India Film Festival, Part 3: Bollywood Films

November 13/44, 2009
URI Kingston Campus

Friday, November 13:
Swan Hall 304 (Screening Room):
6:00 PM: Andaz [Style] (Mehboob Khan, India, 1949) 148 min. Hindi/English subtitles.

Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Nargis star in this major musical hit which speaks against the westernizing of Indian youth and the mistaken notion of love created by close friendship. "...whenever the genre of love triangles in Indian cinema is discussed, the first film that comes to mind is Andaz...a timeless classic--a rich, complex journey into the very depth of the human heart."

8:30 PM: Anand (Hrishikesh Mukherjee, India, 1971) 122 min. Hindi/English subtitles.

Dr. Prakash Kulkarni is a skilled doctor working to assist the poor and needy. However, there is a weakness in him, which is to over-charge his more wealthy clients, much to the dislike of his more ethical colleague Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee. It is because of his "charitable disposition" that both get to meet their new, terminally ill patient, Anand Saigal (Rajesh Khanna), who is aware that he has only a short time to live. But even during this short period, he will manage to bring about positive change in the lives of both the doctors as well as the people around him..

Saturday, November 14:
Swan Hall 304 (Screening Room):

1:00 PM: Deewaar (Yash Chopra, India, 1975) 160 mins.Hindi/English subtitles.

Two brothers, abandoned by their father and raised by their single mother,grow up to take jobs on opposite sides of the law, leading to tragic results.Many consider this one of Yash Chopra's finest films. Winner of seven of India''s Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Director, and Screenplay.

3:00 PM: Loafer (David Dhawan, India, 1996) 132 min. Hindi/English subtitles.

In this Bollywood comedy, a slacker, Ravi (Anil Kapoor) and his family relocate to a new city to escape a corrupt local government. When they find their new home to be just as bad, Ravi tries to clean-up, only to be incarcerated. In an effort to help Ravi, his friends and family try to elect him to political office.

Colloquium Coordinators:

Professor Ruby Roy Dholakia
College of Business Administration
Professor Nikhilesh Dholakia,
College of Business Administration
Professor Arun Shukla
College of Engineering

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Questions, contact the Honors Center at 401.874.2381, or Deb Gardiner. or