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REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 5 International films with an Indian flavor

Written by on January 2nd, 2013

2012 was a great year for international films which featured Indian settings, themes and actors. We got to see many of our favorite Bollywood actors and actresses feature in some big films, giving them global exposure. If 2011 saw Anil Kapoor feature in a small role in Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, then […]

“Midnight’s Children is one of my favourite books. It is the product of a brilliantly imaginative mind.” – Soha Ali Khan on her upcoming Midnight’s Children.

Written by on December 25th, 2012

Soha Ali Khan is back in Deepa Mehta’s cinematic adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children, which features a host of Indian actors and actresses. She plays the role of Jamila Sinai, who is the main character, Saleem’s younger sister. There is a strong connection to the book in the U.K, with it also being […]

Midnight’s Children Movie Review

Written by on December 24th, 2012

Deepa Mehta’s cinematic interpretation of Midnight’s Children was adapted in collaboration with the book’s author Salman Rushdie. The film features an ensemble cast of Bollywood actors and actresses and follows the narrative of Rushdie’s book which charts the birth of a newly divided Indian subcontinent through the eyes of a young boy named Saleem Sinai, […]

“For me the film is about ‘hope’ and I hope that resonates with people…” – Deepa Mehta on directing Midnight’s Children

Written by on December 24th, 2012

It has taken 22 years to bring Midnight’s Children to the screen. Moreover, it is the first feature film to be adapted from any Salman Rushdie novel and there is only one person who can be credited with this this achievement – Deepa Mehta. Already a household name amongst audiences for her amazing Fire, Earth […]

“It’s a sweeping, moving, exciting adventure – a true epic.” – Satya Bhabha tells us about Midnight’s Children

Written by on December 23rd, 2012

Deepa Mehta’s screen adaptation of of Salman Rushdie’s modern day classic novel Midnight’s Children is due for release nationwide in the UK on Boxing Day. It tells the story of young boy named Saleem Sinai, who was born at the stroke of midnight on India’s independence from the British. Saleem is born with special telepathic […]

Life of Pi Movie Review

Written by on December 19th, 2012

Oscar winning director Ang Lee’s cinematic adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi finally hits our screens on 20th December. Previously considered to be an ‘unfilmable’ book, Ang Lee has managed to bring this magical spiritual journey of a young boy named Pi to the big screen. The film tells the story of Pi […]

Irrfan Khan on working with Ang Lee and in Hollywood

Written by on December 18th, 2012

Irrfan Khan is on a roll this year, first off his role in The Amazing Spiderman and now he features in the cinematic adaptation of Yann Martell’s best selling novel Life of Pi. Both films are two of this years biggest Hollywood films and now having already worked with two Oscar winning directors, Danny Boyle […]

BollySpice catches up with the star of ‘Life of Pi’ Suraj Sharma to talk about the film and character

Written by on December 16th, 2012

Suraj Sharma has story which is much like the stories Bollywood dreams are made of. He was born in Delhi, into a regular middle class family. With no filmi connections, or desire to enter the world of films, Suraj was just a young teenager with a normal day to day school life. Until one morning […]

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Special Report: Life of Pi’s blue carpet premiere in London!

Written by on December 6th, 2012

Last night saw the ‘Blue’ carpet premiere of Ang Lee’s (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) directorial representation of Yann Martel’s award winning book Life of Pi. The film introduces Suraj Sharma as the young Pi and his incredible survival at sea, stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger. It also co-stars Bollywood actors […]

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Talaash Movie Review

Written by on November 30th, 2012

One the most keenly anticipated films of the year, Talaash has hit the big screen. Directed by Reema Kagti, who wrote the screenplay with Zoya Akhtar, the film stars three of the best in the business Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherji. We know you are all keen to know our thoughts and with […]

Son of Sardaar Movie Review

Written by on November 14th, 2012

This Diwali it’s double dhaka: Ajay Devgn’s Son of Sardar (SOS) versus Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Now, we are not comparing the two here, that is for you to do, we will simply let you know if it is worth selecting SOS as your Diwali movie choice. Directed by Ashwni Dhir (Atithi […]

Chakravyuh Movie Review

Written by on October 24th, 2012

Prakash Jha is back with his latest endeavour Chakravyuh, which stars regulars Manoj Bajpai and Arjun Rampal, along with Abhay Deol joining the cast. With its worldwide premiere held at the 56th London Film Festival, BollySpice was able to catch a special press screening. Read on to see what we thought… Following in his tradition […]

Abhay Deol talks all things Chakravyuh and more at the London Press Conference

Written by on October 23rd, 2012

Abhay Deol has carved an exclusive niche for himself in Bollywood. He has worked in off-beat films, in off-beat roles, with off-beat directors, but the actor himself is definitely on the beat! His humor is charming and his personality down-to-earth, much like many of the characters he has played onscreen. Armed with a superior knowledge […]

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Chakravyuh at the 56th London Film Festival

Written by on October 23rd, 2012

The team of Chakravuyh were in London to promote their film at the 56th London Film Festival. Chakravyuh featured as part of the Thrill Gala section at the festival – ‘Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenalin pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat’. The stars of Chakravyuh attended the gala premiere of the […]

Chakravuyh team meets London Media

Written by on October 23rd, 2012

BollySpice were invited to sneak a preview of Prakash Jha’s upcoming Chakravyuh – A war you cannot escape, with director Prakash Jha and actors Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol, neither of whom had seen the film yet. Like with all Prakash Jha’s films, Chakravyuh also has a strong social message and covers an important social […]

Exclusive Video: Check out Karan and the cast on all things Student of the Year

Written by on October 17th, 2012

As we gear up for the release of Karan Johar’s Student of the Year check out our exclusive video with Karan and the fresh young stars of the film. Student of the Year releases worldwide on 19th October 2012 and stars newcomers Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. Directed by Karan Johar, the film […]

“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is our favorite film!” – BollySpice with the cast of SOTY

Written by on October 7th, 2012

Karan Johar’s upcoming Student of the Year features three fresh newcomers in the lead roles. Two come from film backgrounds Alia Bhatt, who is the daughter of writer-director Mahesh Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, who is the son of director David Dhawan. Their co-star is model turned actor Siddharth Malhotra, who is completely new to the […]

Student Of The Year is a film about friendship and male bonding and those are some of the most precious relationships – Karan Johar

Written by on October 6th, 2012

Karan Johar is back with yet again a very different film. Having done romance, family drama and serious cinema, his next film is Student of the Year, a youthful joyride through college years. His first film without close friend Shahrukh, this time Karan is working with and launching three newcomers, for the first time in […]

English Vinglish Movie Review

Written by on October 3rd, 2012

English Vinglish is Sridevi’s return to the golden screen as leading lady. It is directed by debutant director Gauri Shinde and produced by R. Balki (Cheeni Kum, Paa). English Vinglish was premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, where Sridevi’s performance drew a standing ovation and critical acclaim. So is this the comeback film of […]

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Special Report: Royal Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing – Bollywood style

Written by on October 1st, 2012

BollySpice joined the best of British Asian artists last night in central London for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Gala Premier of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing – bollywood style! Featuring Meera Syal as Beatrice, amongst a stellar cast of great British Asian talent, this re-enactment of Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and deceit is transformed […]

56th BFI London Film Festival

Written by on September 23rd, 2012

Great news for our readers: BollySpice will be reporting exclusively from this year’s London Film Festival. The festival is the UK’s biggest film event, with 225 films showing. It enters its 56th year and is a 12-day celebration of filmmaking from around the world, with a host of previews and premieres. The festival has a […]

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