Thursday, 24 October, 7:00 PM
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Ackland Film Forum: Mughal-e Azam (K. Asif, 1960)
Free with student ID; $4 for all others. Tickets available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.
Considered one of the great classical epic films of Bollywood, Mughal-e Azam set the standard for many Bollywood films to follow. The story follows Prince Salim as he falls in love with a court dancer and rebels against his father, the Emperor Akbar. The artistry of the film is shown through the handcrafted costumes and jewelry made by top artisans, the careful attention to historical detail, and the highly regarded soundtrack inspired by Indian classical and folk music. In Hindi w/ English subtitles. 177 min. Part of the Ackland Film Forum’s “Art of Bollywood” film series.