January 7-22, 2017 • Full lineup below
The festival turns 10! To celebrate, we have a month of fun programs, such as dancing with Aaja Nachle. And, of course, we screen the past year’s best Bollywood films featuring supernovas such as Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Ajay Devgan, as well as rising stars like Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. Kick off the New Year on a high note!
Sponsored by Indru and Gulab Watumull & the J. Watumull Fund.
Special thanks to our community partners The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Milun - Association for Promoting South Asian Culture.
Opening-night reception: Saturday, Jan 7 at 6pm
The festival kicks off with a celebration to rival an Indian wedding! Dance and sing with classic Bollywood tracks from DJ Rhombus and live performances by Aaja Nachle. Get a beautifully designed henna tattoo by Patricia Hu. Ticket includes food from India Café, with wine, beer, and soda available for purchase. Dear Zindagi screens at 7:30pm.
Regular screenings: $10 | $8 museum members
Opening-night reception: $35 | $30 museum members
Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Jan 15, 11am–3pm
Kids can celebrate India through art activities, music, and dance his month!