Year of India Film Series

August 30th – November 29th

Every Wednesday
5:00pm
English Building Room 102

The Indian Cinema film series holds weekly screenings highlighting India's history and culture through film. The films range from cinema classics to cultural dramas and feel-good comedies. Kennesaw State University is proud to share India’s rich and diverse culture through film.

Available only to Kennesaw State students, faculty, and staff.

 

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Directed by Kabir Khan

    2015

    A man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

    (For more information on the film click here)

    Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
    English Building, Room 102

     

    • PK

      Directed by Rajkumar Hirani

      2014

      A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. His childlike curiosity will take him on a journey of love, laughter, and letting go. 

      (For more information on the film click here)

      Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
      English Building, Room 102

      Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
      English Building, Room 102

      • 3 Idiots

        Directed by Rajkumar Hirani

        2009

        Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

        (For more information on the film click here)

        Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
        English Building, Room 102

        • Om Shanti Om

          Directed by Farah Khan

          2007

          In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life. 

          (For more information on the film click here)

          Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
          English Building, Room 102

          • The Namesake

            Directed by Mira Nair

            2006

            American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.

            (For more information on the film click here)

            Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
            English Building, Room 102

            • Monsoon Wedding

              Directed by Mira Nair

              2001

              A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.

              (For more information on the film click here)

              Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
              English Building, Room 102

               

              • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

                Directed by Aditya Chopra

                1995

                When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.

                (For more information on the Ffilm click here)

                Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
                English Building, Room 102

                 

                • Ghare Baire (The Home and the World)

                  Directed by Satyajit Ray

                  1984

                  When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by providing her with schooling, and inviting her out of the seclusion in which married women were kept, to the consternation of more conservative relatives. Meeting her husband's visiting friend from college, a leader of an economic rebellion against the British, she takes up his political cause, despite her husbands warnings. As the story progresses, the relationship between the woman and the visitor becomes more than platonic, and the political battles, pitting rich against poor and Hindu against Moslem, turn out not to be quite as simple as she had first thought.

                  (For more information on the film click here)

                  Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
                  English Building, Room 102

                   

                  • Mr. India

                    Direccted by Shekhar Kapur

                    1987

                    A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.

                    (For more information on the film click here)

                    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
                    English Building, Room 102

                    • Gandhi

                      Directed by Richard Attenborough

                      1982

                      Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

                      (For more information on the film click here)

                      Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
                      English Building, Room 102

                       

                      • Deewaar

                        Directed by Yash Chopra

                        1975

                        Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

                        (For more information on the film click here)

                        Wednesday, November 8st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
                        English Building, Room 102

                        • Mughal-E-Azam

                          Directed by K. Asif

                          1960

                          A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

                          (For more information on the film click here)

                          Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
                          English Building, Room 102

                          • Awaara

                            Directed by Raj Kapoor

                            1951

                            Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (pickpocket bandit) as his surrogate father only to realize that the man is actually responsible for the original misunderstanding between his parents. Raju kills him, and then tries killing his father, but fails, is arrested, and is taken to court right before his very own father, who presides there as the Judge. Raju has his childhood girlfriend as his legal representative, and the onus is now on his father, who must pass judgment without showing any personal sentiment.

                            (For more information on the film click here)

                            Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
                            English Building, Room 102

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