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 **

Dev D

25390When: Monday, November 24, 3:30 pm

Where: Watanabe hall 112

Can Bollywood do quirky and postmodern? ‘Dev D.’ stars Indian indie film heartthrob Abhay Deol in this generation’s take on the classic Bengali novella and oft-remade Hindi film, ‘Devdas’.

Coming from different backgrounds and possessing different expectations, Dev and his childhood love, Paro (Mahie Gill), struggle to establish and consummate their adult relationship. After Paro’s family sends her away to wed an older, wealthy widower, Dev despairs. He soon meets prostitute Chanda (Kalki Koechlin) and gradually spirals into a life of overindulgence.

With surreal cinematography and dizzying editing, ‘Dev D.’ is a groundbreaking Bollywood film despite rooting itself in the ‘Devdas’ text and the traditional themes of love, marriage, and encounters between India and the West. It is the twelfth movie in the 13th UH Bollywood film series, running every Monday this fall. For a copy of the full semester film series schedule, please see the information below.

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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