Indian Films at Ames Public Library
Today is 4/17/2014
I Hate Luv Storys (DVD FOREIGN I) Hindi dialogue; English & Arabic subtitles; summary in English. 135 min. 2010.
Revolves around a cynical assistant director, Jay, and a moony, sentimental set designer, Simran, at odds over the meaning of love and whether it's even necessary.
I Have Found It (DVD FOREIGN I) 150 min. 2005.
Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is transformed into a Bollywood musical, a sweetly romantic and infectiously funny film with a riot of brilliant color, show-stopping production numbers, spectacular locations, and exuberant performances.
In Custody (DVD FOREIGN IN) In Hindi and Urdu, with English captions. 124 min. 1993.
Based on the novel by Anita Desai with screenplay by Ismail Merchant, there are interviews with Merchant and stars Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Om Puri. Nur is the greatest living Urdu poet, and Deven hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his verse. Problems block Deven’s path, the greatest being Nur’s two shrewish wives, his love of drink, and the bloated poet himself. Deven’s difficult task turns into a cultural odyssey that takes a humorous path to its conclusion.
Ishk Ishk Ishk [Love, Love, Love] (DVD FOREIGN ISH) 150 min. 2000.
Ravi Kant grows up as Ravi Vyas owing to the two friends exchanging their chains at music school. He becomes a music school teacher and, after a failed love affair, travels to the Himalayas. He falls in love with an innkeeper’s daughter and eventually is brought face-to-face with his childhood friend, Ravi Vyas (Kant).
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (DVD FOREIGN KAB) 192 min. 2006.
The story of Dev, a professional football player, and Maya, a nursery school teacher. Both are married to different people and completely convinced that they are happy until they meet each other.
Kabhi Kabhie [Love is Life] (DVD FOREIGN KAB) 177 min. 1976.
A young poet, Amit, loves the beautiful Pooja, but she marries another according to the wishes of her family. Directed by Yash Chopra. Music by Khayyam. Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham [Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Sad] (DVD FOREIGN KAB) 209 min. 2001.
A man goes against the wishes of his beloved father to marry the girl he loves. When he leaves home, his brother vows to reunite the family and bring back the happiness they once shared.
Kal Ho Naa Ho [Tomorrow May Never Come] (DVD FOREIGN KAL) 186 min. 2003.
When Aman Mathur moves into the neighborhood, he changes the life of Naina Catherine Kapur by pushing her into things the quiet and serious girl would never have dreamed of doing.
Koi—Mil Gaya [I’ve Found Someone] (DVD FOREIGN KOI) 170 min. 2003.
A mentally challenged young man finds the computer his dead father used to contact extra-terrestrials. With a friend, he follows on-screen instructions – and spaceships and aliens arrive!
Krrish (DVD FOREIGN KRR) 175 min. 2006.
Krishna is a boy with magical powers. He becomes entranced by a pretty girl, Priya, but Priya and her friend have hatched a plot to use Krishna’s powers for personal gain.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai [Something, Something is Happening] (DVD FOREIGN KUC) 177 min. 1998.
Rahul and tomboy Anjali are best friends in college. Unknown to Rahul, Anjali has fallen in love with him. When Rahul confesses that he is in love with Tina, Anjali is heartbroken and decides to leave college. Now, nine years have passed and Rahul is a single parent after his wife Tina’s death.