Bollywood films are known for their exuberant song-and-dance numbers, colorful costumes and charming light-heartedness, but the Indian movie capital also has a history as rich and deep as Hollywood's.

Bollywood films are known for their exuberant song-and-dance numbers, colorful costumes and charming light-heartedness, but the Indian movie capital also has a history as rich and deep as Hollywood's.

The Bollywood series at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center will showcase three Indian classics, with introductions by Wexner Center film curator Chris Stults. Films screen at 2 p.m. each Sunday this month.

"Amar Akbar Anthony," a 1977 film screening Feb. 14, is an adventure story of three brothers separated as children after a sad twist of fate. As they reach adulthood in vastly different environments - one is raised by a Hindu police officer, one by a Catholic priest, one by a Muslim tailor - each finds love and eventually reconnects with the family.

Feb. 21 brings the Oscar-nominated 1957 epic "Mother India." The movie follows the life of Radha (played by Bollywood legend Nargis) as she leads her family, and an entire village, through a lifetime of tragedy and hardships.

Rounding out the series on Feb. 28 is 1995's "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge," one of the highest-grossing Indian films ever, playing in theaters for over seven years. Two star-crossed lovers, Raj and Simran, meet by chance while traveling across Europe and fall in love - only Simran's parents have already promised her hand in marriage.