B is for Bollywood

The Social Sciences & Humanities Library is pleased to present a new exhibit on Bollywood. Bollywood is a slang term combining Bombay (now Mumbai) and Hollywood. Bollywood movies are popular around the world, and their influence is starting to appear in mainstream American pop culture. Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, was inspired by Bollywood. Shakira’s performance of “Hips Don’t Lie” at the 2006 MTV Music Video awards was based on dance sequences you find in Bollywood movies. A recent episode of So You Think You Can Dance featured Bollywood choreography. A fan even made a Bollywood dance video using clips of Barak Obama .

Never had the opportunity to check out a Bollywood movie? Join us on Thursday, August 14, 1:30 pm, in the Seuss Room (in Geisel Library) to watch movie clips and have refreshments.

Also enter a raffle by checking out books using the Self Checkout Machines. The Self Checkout Machines are located near the Circulation and Information desks (at the entrance of Geisel Library). The winner’s name will be drawn on August 14th.

The exhibit is located in the Social Sciences & Humanities Library’s Reference Area (enter Geisel Library, go all the way to your left). Swing by to learn more about Bollywood movies, see video clips of songs/dances, and view memorable quotes from some classic movies.

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