What is Bollywood?
Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India, representing 43% of the net box office revenue, while Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36%, and the rest of the regional cinema constitutes 21% as of 2014.
Bollywood is also one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Furthermore, Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world in terms of the number of people employed and the number of films produced.
In 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across the globe which in comparison is 900,000 tickets more than Hollywood. Bollywood produced 252 films in 2014 out of a total of 1969 films produced in Indian cinema.
Join us this semester at the Multicultural Center for Bollywood Movie Nights!
7pm on scheduled nights
February 2, 2017- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Starring: Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan in supporting roles.
Bajrangi, an ardent devotee of Hindu deity Hanuman, embarks on taking a mute six-year-old girl (Malhotra), separated in India from her parents, back to her hometown in Pakistan.
February 16, 2017- PK
Starring: Aamir Khan in the title role with Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles.
It tells the story of an alien who comes to Earth on a research mission. He befriends a television journalist and questions religious dogmas and superstitions.
March 2, 2017- Queen
Starring: Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, with Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao playing supporting roles.
Rani, an under-confident Punjabi girl from New Delhi embarks on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam by herself after her fiancé calls off their wedding.
March 16, 2017- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Starring: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles
This story explores love - the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often terrifying ride it takes us on. It is the journey of two characters, Alizeh and Ayan, as they navigate life, love and heartbreak.
March 30, 2017- 3 Idiots
"A coming-of-age comedy-drama"
Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani
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".
April 20, 2017- CANCELLED
April 27, 2017- Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ramleela
Starring: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles, and Supriya Pathak Kapur, Richa Chadda, Sharad Kelkar, Gulshan Devaiah, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, and Abhimanyu Singh in an ensemble of supporting roles. The film also features a special appearance by Priyanka Chopra.
Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards. Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet'.
May 4, 2017- Bajirao Mastani
Epic Historical Romance
Starring: Ranveer Singh as Bajirao I and Deepika Padukone as Mastani, with Priyanka Chopra playing Bajirao's first wife Kashibai.
An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, a Muslim princess.