Blog of the Department of History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Monday, January 23, 2012
Bollywood Film Series Screenings - free and open to the public
The curtain goes up on this semester's (10th!) UH Bollywood film series on Monday. Please see attached for the full schedule. All screenings are free and open to the public, and you are welcome to bring food & drink.
A moving portrait of a South Asian Muslim navigating the alienating landscape of a post-9/11 United States, 'My Name is Khan' (2010) traces Rizvan Khan's (Shah Rukh Khan) attempts to keep his family together in the wake of international and personal tragedies.
Directed by Karan Johar and co-starring Kajol, MNIK went on to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film in overseas markets. The film was also successful in India despite protests marring its opening in several Bombay theaters, as both the film and its megastar skirted a dense thicket of religious politics.