Bollywood Film Festival 2018

January 13-26, 2018 

For the 11th annual Bollywood Film Festival, we focus on the women who work in front of and behind the camera in the largest film industry in the world. The lineup includes all the song and dance to satisfy any diehard Bollywood fan with films like our opener Bareilly Ki Barfi and the socially conscious Shubh Mangal Savdhan, with blockbusters like A Gentleman and Mukkabaaz that lend more sensibility to the female gaze. Social issues that impact women in India are explored in the critically-acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha and the poignant Pinky Beauty Parlour. We take a break from film in the middle of our festival to celebrate Bollywood culture through dance with a live performance by Aaja Nachle Hawaii.

Presented by: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the J. Watumull Fund

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Opening night reception: Saturday, Jan 13 at 6pm
We kick off our 11th annual festival with a bang! Dance and sing with classic Bollywood tracks and live performances by Aaja Nachle Hawaii. Complimentary mehndi provided by Hauoli Henna and Touch of Henna Hawaii. Enjoy an Indian buffet by Bombay Palace with wine, beer, and soda available for purchase. Bareilly Ki Barfi screens at 7:30pm.
$35 | $30 museum members

Special offer: Present any event ticket from the Bollywood Film Festival 2018 to Ravish restaurant at THE MODERN HONOLULU and receive a free dessert. Offer valid thru festival dates, January 13-26, 2018.

Related events: This month, celebrate Indian culture through art, music, and dance during Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Whirls and Swirls and ARTafterDARK: Kiss Kiss Bang Bhangra!