Tuesday, 15 October, 7:00 PM
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Ackland Film Forum: Dil Chahta Hai (Farhan Akhtar, 2001)
Free with student ID; $4 all others. Tickets available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.
Set in modern Mumbai, this coming-of-age comedy-drama follows the lives of three young men—Akash, Sameer, and Sid—in their romantic (and sometimes not-so-romantic) adventures. The world of art permeates the film in a number of ways, including visits to exhibitions and operas, as well as a romance between Sid, a painter, and an older woman and art-lover. This “new wave” Bollywood film has a mix of traditional song-and-dance elements, as well as more contemporary musical numbers. In Hindi w/ English subtitles. 185 min. Part of the Ackland Film Forum’s “Art of Bollywood” film series.