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Bollywood romance at the Murphy Library

Posted on: January 13, 2010

Ranbir Raj is new in town.  But his way with a song lands him a job at a local club.  Then he comforts a young woman standing alone on a bridge and over four nights loses his heart to her.  The Murphy Library is showing a Bollywood-style romance “Saawarya” Thursday at 6 p.m.  It is rated PG and runs 142 minutes.

Award-winning Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali used the short story “White Nights” by Feodor Dostoevski.  The young woman, Sakina, is on the bridge that night missing her beloved Imaan.  But he had left the year before, promising to return.

Music, dance and moody blue lighting envelope the town that looks like Venice.   And then there’s Lillian, the old lady with the twinkle in her eye who rents a room to Raj.  He calls her ‘Lilipop.’  Call the library at 837-2417

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