8th Annual Bollywood Film Festival

Jan 3-30, 2015

See the best in new Indian cinema at the museum’s annual showcase that reveals the diversity of Indian culture at home and beyond. In addition to some of 2014’s biggest Bollywood hits, this year’s line-up features the festival’s first Marathi-language film, a documentary on the art of Kathak dance, India’s first motion-capture animated film and superstar Rajinikanth in his latest Kollywood blockbuster!
Sponsored by Indru and Gulab Watumull & the J. Watumull Fund.

Special thanks to the Bollywood Film Festival Committee—Sai Bhatawadekar, Maya Cowell, Alan Eyerly and Lachmin Singh.

Additional thanks to Antara Bhardwaj, Hindipendent Films; Farhana Bhula; Alice Coelho, Eros Entertainment; Gayatri Gulati and Khushboo Saha, Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd; Carol Khewhok, Shangri La, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Arun Pandian, Ayngaran International; Nishant Roy Bombarde and Nikhil Sane, Essel Vision; Vinitha Vinayachandran, UTV Films and Sanjay A. Wadhwa, AP International.

Opening-night reception Jan 3, 6-7:30pm: Start 2015 in style with spicy Bollywood music samplings, live performances by Aaja Nachle. Opening-night reception tickets include dishes from India Café and henna tattoos by HennaLove Hawaii! Wine, beer, and soda available for purchase. Mary Kom screens at 7:30pm.
Opening-night reception: $35 • $30 museum members
Opening-night film only: $15 • $12 museum members

Flash passes: $90 | $72 museum members. Includes entry to ten film screenings (excluding opening night on Jan 3).