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Aadaab, New York! Bollywood Haazir Hai

May 11, 2010

There is some seriously good Urdu cinema coming to Lincoln Centre.

Curated by Richard Allen, chair of cinema studies at the Tisch School of Arts, New York University and Ira Bhaskar, associate professor of cinema studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, a beautiful set of Bollywood films will be screened between May 19 and May 27, under the title Social Dramas and Shimmering Spectacles: Muslim Cultures of Bombay Cinema.

My special recommendations from this stellar lineup are:

1. Garam Hawa (M. S. Sathyu, 1973, 146m)  on May 21 & May 24

2. Mammo (Shyam Benegal, 1994, 124m) on May 22 & May 25

3. Mughal-e-Azam (K. Asif, 1960, 173m) on May 21 & May 24

4. Pakeezah (Kamal Amrohi, 1971, 146m) on May 21 & May 25

5. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (Saeed Akhtar Mirza, 1989, 111m) on May 21 & May 24

One Comment leave one →
  1. Akhila Krishnan permalink
    August 24, 2010 3:43 pm

    ohhh..did you go see the series? How was it?

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