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Cinema Series 405: Stephen Nunns / Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Stephen Nunns, author, playwright, theatre director, actor and Director of the MFA Program in Theatre Arts at Towson University, takes us to India with 1995's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (aka The Brave Hearted Will Take Away the Bride or DDLJ).

This romatic, comedic and musical debut by writer and director Aditya Chopra is a Bollywood extravaganza. A worldwide blockbuster, it was one of two Hindi films on the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list. DDLJ is  twelfth on the British Film Institute's list of top Indian films of all time and is considered a "must watch" for Bollywood fans, and also for those seeking an introduction to Bollywood.

$15: Reservations with payment required


1. chicken tikkas, fennel-scented spinach samosas, spicy cilantro chutney, cucumber-mint raita

2. mulligatawny soup, tomato dal soup, grilled herbed naan

3. rosewater & pistachio ras malai

BYOB: (Though we will offer Gin & Tonics and Mango Lassis with a request for a $5 donation per drink, cash only.)


DDLJ is a three-hour plus movie, so please be prompt. We will snack and mingle and get settled before Steve takes the stage at 6:30 to introduce the movie. We'll take an intermission at the half-way point when course number 2 as well as dessert will be laid out buffet-style, and you are welcome to nosh during the rest of the movie.