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Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Ignores the Racism and Celebrates Diversity

Written by on September 17th, 2013

On the 15th of September 2013, Nina Davuluri was the first Indian American to be crowned Miss America. One of Miss Davuluri’s biggest platforms is diversity and the diversity of the US was celebrated with her win. Indian-Americans are the third largest Asian community in the USA according to The Times of India. Having an […]

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Satyagraha Movie Review

Written by on September 2nd, 2013

Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha brings to the forefront the following questions: Can violence ever be avoided when fighting for one’s rights? How powerful is non-violence in the face of violence? The film explores Gandhi’s philosophy of ‘satyagraha’ in a modern day context. Gandhi’s presence shadows the film throughout through Amitabh Bachchan’s character (Dwarka Anand; Daduji) and […]

Satyajit Ray Season at the BFI, London

Written by on August 14th, 2013

BFI London is about to begin a two month long Satyajit Ray season.  Starting on the 14th of August 2013, Dr Manishita Dass of Royal Holloway will host an introductory talk that will not only discuss Ray’s films but ‘explore the lesser-known links between his filmmaking and his career as a writer and a commercial […]

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Our Favourite Sonu Niigaam Songs A to Z!

Written by on August 14th, 2013

This weekend, Sonu Niigaam will be rocking the UK! With three concerts on the 16th (O2 Apollo, Manchester), 17th (Wembley Arena, London) and 18th (Demontfort Hall, Leicester) of August, we are all excited for Sonu’s upcoming tour: Sonu Nigam Rocks the UK. Organised by Perfect Harmony Productions Ltd with their associates Blues Communications, Cisne for […]

“It’s the most amazing thing. It doesn’t come with any kind of practice or yoga or meditation.” An Exclusive BollySpice interview with Sonu Nigam

Written by on July 29th, 2013

Sonu Nigam is only a few weeks away until he rocks the UK! With three concerts coming up in August, do not miss the chance to hear this sensational voice live. In fact, it is not just Sonu’s mesmerising voice that draws audiences but his incredible stage presence and charisma is hugely applauded. Sonu began […]

LIFF Special: Josh – Against the Grain Review

Written by on July 25th, 2013

Iram Parveen Bilal’s Josh was screened at the London Indian Film Festival 2013. The winner of the 2012 Women in Film Finishing Fund and the official selection for numerous film festivals all over the world, Josh is a film with a powerful message: people will not be oppressed if they choose not to be oppressed. […]

Some moments from Irrfan Khan’s Master Class at the London Indian Film Festival 2013

Written by on July 22nd, 2013

Bafta Winning director Asif Kapadia hosted a Master Class with Irrfan Khan at the London Indian Film Festival 2013. The venue was held at the British Film Institute that sits right at the heart of the Southbank. Kapadia described the BFI as ‘the home of world cinema, of great cinema’. As the doors opened for […]

Our Exclusive Interview with Irrfan Khan at the London Indian Film Festival 2013

Written by on July 22nd, 2013

Down to earth, with a charming smile and a great sense of humour, Irrfan Khan spoke about his life and his work at the London Indian Film Festival 2013. Irrfan Khan is not only iconic in Bollywood but in Hollywood too. Having worked in a range of films from Life of Pi to 7 Khoon […]

LIFF Special: Moonsoon Shootout Review

Written by on July 20th, 2013

Previously screened at Cannes, Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout was the opening film of the London Indian Film Festival 2013. Produced by Guneet Monga and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Monsoon Shootout’s cast includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Shiva), Tannishta Chatterjee (Rani) and Vijay Varma (Adi), Geetanjali Thapa (Anu). The story revolves around actions and consequences, the psychology of […]

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London Indian Film Festival Opening Night and our exclusive interview with Monsoon Shootout’s director Amit Kumar

Written by on July 19th, 2013

Starting off with a star studded red carpet, followed by the film Monsoon Shootout,a Q and A with director Amit Kumar… and then topped off with an after-party at Leicester Square, the London Indian Film Festival began their spectacular 4th edition. LIFF will be screening a huge variety of films in various languages including Hindi, […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Nighteen: Dostana (2008)

Written by on July 19th, 2013

Kunal (John Abraham) and Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan) decide to play it gay to secure an apartment. However, the problem is that it’s not just the apartment that’s beautiful- their new flatmate Neha (Priyanka Chopra) is too. They both become smitten with Neha and fall head over heels in love with her. Neha begins to bond […]

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Critically Acclaimed Actor Irrfan Khan’s career to be in the spotlight at London Indian Film Festival

Written by on July 18th, 2013

Life of Pi. Paan Singh Tomar. The Namesake. Maqbool. From Hollywood to Bollywood, Irrfan Khan has grown from strength to strength. Born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Irrfan made his critically acclaimed debut in Bollywood as a main lead actor in 2005 with Rog. Before this, he acted in numerous TV soaps such as Sparsh and Bharat […]

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Esteemed Director Adoor Gopalakrishnan to speak at London Indian Film Festival

Written by on July 14th, 2013

On the 19th of July 2013, Adoor Gopalakrishnan will be speaking about his work at the London Indian Film Festival. Gopalakrishnan is a pioneer in the world of South Asian film. His first film in 1972, Swayamvaram, had revolutionised Malayalam Cinema. It was through this film that the new wave cinema movement had begun in […]

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Movie Review

Written by on July 13th, 2013

Rakeysh Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on real life, legendary Indian athlete, Milkha Singh. This film portrays Singh’s sporting career and his emotional journey. In fact, what is made clear through the film is that both of these are entwined. What stands out is Milkha Singh’s perseverance and determination to win and be the […]

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Exclusive Video: Farhan Akhtar Talks to BollySpice!

Written by on July 9th, 2013

Rakeysh Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is now only days away from release! Being released on the 12th of July, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on the legendary athlete Milkha Singh. Milkha Singh is known as ‘The Flying Sikh’. Singh has won 77 of the 80 races he competed in and has been awarded the Padma […]

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Farhan Akhtar talks Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: “I think there is something rare about this movie because Milkha Singh is a rare individual”

Written by on July 7th, 2013

With the release of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag just days away, anticipation is running high. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on Milkha Singh, the legendary Indian athlete who is known as ‘The Flying Sikh’. Singh had lost his family to the Partition riots in India, 1947. The film is described as being about both the struggle […]

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Special Report: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’s London Gala Red Carpet Event!

Written by on July 6th, 2013

On a warm, sunny London’s evening, the sound of the dhol resonated outside The Mayfair. The Red Carpet had been laid out ready to welcome Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’s cast, crew and some very special guests. Fans awaited eagerly to see the beautiful Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar, amongst others, step onto the carpet and make […]

Dhanush followed his heart

Written by on June 20th, 2013

Dhanush had gained overnight success in 2012 with his song ‘Kolaveri Di’ which he had both written and sung for the Tamil film ‘3’. Dhanush is not only a singer or an actor but a producer and a lyricist working in the Tamil film industry. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for […]

To be or not to be? Hrithik confirmed not to play Hamlet after all!

Written by on May 19th, 2013

There has been a change of plans and a change of character for Hrithik Roshan. Previously the news was that Hrithik is set to play Hamlet in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s upcoming production. However, it has now been confirmed that Hrithik will not be playing Hamlet but will be donning an Uttar Pradesh accent for another film […]

Hrithik to play tragic prince ‘Hamlet’

Written by on May 12th, 2013

Paan Singh Tomar’s director Tigmanshu Dhulia has signed on Hrithik Roshan for his upcoming film. This film will be based on Shakespeare’s legendary play, ‘Hamlet’. Sources have revealed that “Tigmanshu and Hrithik have been holding meetings for a while now. Hrithik has loved the way Tigmanshu adapted Shakespeare’s Hamlet to fit into rural India…” Shakespeare’s […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Three: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Written by on April 30th, 2013

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam begins as a love story between Sameer (Salman Khan) and Nandini (Aishwariya Rai Bachan). Sameer is an Indo-Italian with a passion to learn Indian Classical Music. Nandini’s father Pandit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale) is a renowned Indian Classical singer who agrees to teach Sameer. Sameer joins the family at their manor […]

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