Center for South Asian Studies | University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Film Series

This is the 13th semester of the UH Bollywood Film Series.

** Upcoming Film **

Bandini

24977When: Monday, October 6, 3:30 pm

Where: Watanabe hall 112

‘Bandini’ (Imprisoned) is a masterpiece from legendary director Bimal Roy. The film follows Kalyani (Nutan, in an award-winning performance), who we meet in a pre-independence prison, locked up for an unknown crime. Her gentleness and beauty draw the attention of the charming prison doctor (Dharmendra). To explain why Kalyani is determined to serve out her sentence and resist the overtures of the dashing doctor, we need to learn of her past, and her crime.

The past is told in flashback, where we see Kalyani grow up in a village as the postmaster’s daughter. During the 1930s she falls in love with Bikash Ghosh (Ashok Kumar), a member of an anti-colonial revolutionary group, who is on the run from the authorities. The movie comes to an emotional and stirring climax where redemption is possible, and Kalyani has a chance to choose her destiny.

This is the fifth movie in the 13th UH Bollywood film series, running every Monday this fall. Watch a song from the movie here. 

Semester Schedule

Film Series schedule, Fall 2014

Free and open to the public. For more information, email ned.bertz@hawaii.edu or call 956-6766.

See the flyer here: Film series schedule, Fall 2014

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