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FRAMING MOVIES Take Four: Mr and Mrs 55 (1955)

Written by on May 5th, 2013

Guru Dutt is largely famous for making films that are of a melancholic nature. However, one of his greatest works that falls under the romantic comedy genre is Mr and Mrs 55 (1955). Guru Dutt not only directed this film, but he also played the male lead opposite the beautiful and talented Madhubala. The story […]

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Aamir Khan says Dilip Kumar is his biggest influence

Written by on May 4th, 2013

Aamir Khan has recently expressed to the Indian media that legendary actor Dilip Kumar is his biggest influence and role model. “Dilipji is my favourite actor; I am a huge fan of him. He has influenced me a lot. I wish I could have got an opportunity to work with him.  His influence has been […]

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Check out the song for Madhuri’s item number in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Written by on May 4th, 2013

Most people were already content with the fact that Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were joining forces again for Ayan Mukerji’s next film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. If that wasn’t enough, the makers have managed to rope in Bollywood’s ultimate goddess Madhuri Dixit for an item number alongside Ranbir. Sung by Rekha Bhardwaj and Vishal […]

YES! Bombay Talkies to get an international release

Written by on May 3rd, 2013

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Bannerjee and Karan Johar, Bombay Talkies is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year. Bombay Talkies, which has been made to coincide with the centenary of Indian Cinema, was initially planned for an all-India release only, which left many international Bollywood fans disappointed. However, given […]

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak completes 25 years

Written by on May 3rd, 2013

Mansoor Khan’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), the film which saw the debuts of Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla and also catapulted them both to stardom, has officially completed 25 years this week. Speaking about the occasion, Juhi had this to say to the Indian media, “It’s been 25 years, unbelievable and it was on […]

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Music Review

Written by on April 30th, 2013

Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is arguably the most highly-anticipated Bollywood films of 2013. It is based on the story of four characters that experience the journey of youth together. Starring superstars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the leading roles, this is their second film together as an on-screen couple following the 2008 […]

Playback singer Shamshad Begum dies

Written by on April 25th, 2013

Legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, who dominated the Hindi film industry during the 1940s and 50s, has died at her Mumbai residence at the age of 94. Known for famous hits like ‘Leke Pehla Pehla Pyaar’ (CID), ‘Chod Baabul Ka Ghar’ (Baabul) ‘Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar’ (Aar Paar) and ‘Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Azmakar’ (Mughal-E-Azam), […]

Vidya Balan is joining Cannes Film Festival Jury

Written by on April 25th, 2013

Vidya Balan, who is considered by many to be Bollywood’s first ‘female hero’, has been selected to join the jury for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The jury will be headed by renowned Hollywood director and producer Steven Spielberg, and all will be deciding which film should be awarded the famous Palme d’Or. Other members […]

Sridevi says she’s a big fan of Meryl Streep

Written by on April 24th, 2013

Sridevi has recently stated in an interview during the India Today Women’s Summit that she would love to emulate the successful career of Oscar winning actress Meryl Steep. “I am a big fan of Meryl Streep. I have never planned my career. I chose those films with which I could relate myself. But if given […]

Yash Chopra has been crowned the ‘father of contemporary Indian Cinema’ in Melbourne

Written by on April 24th, 2013

Yash Chopra, considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of Bollywood, has been bestowed with the title ‘Father of Contemporary Indian Cinema’ at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). The late director, who sadly passed away in October 2012, is being given this title due to his strong […]

Hrithik-Katrina starrer Bang Bang to release on May 2014

Written by on April 19th, 2013

It has been confirmed that Siddharth Anand’s upcoming film Bang Bang, an adaptation of the Hollywood film Knight and Day will release worldwide on 1 May 2014. The film, which will star Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the leading roles, will officially commence shooting next month. It was initially scheduled to release on Valentine’s […]

Ayushmann Khurana says he’s carved a ‘niche’ as an actor-singer

Written by on April 19th, 2013

Ayushmann Khurana has recently stated to an Indian newspaper that he’s finally been able to carve his niche within Bollywood as an actor-singer. The 28 year old, who catapulted to stardom following the success of his debut film Vicky Donor (2012), stated the following to the Times of India. “I am not competitive at all. […]

Sanjay Dutt granted four weeks to complete work before returning to jail

Written by on April 17th, 2013

The Indian Supreme Court has approved of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt’s request for more time before returning to jail. Dutt has been granted four more weeks of freedom under “humanitarian grounds.” He made this request in order to fulfil his film commitments before returning to jail on the grounds of illegally possessing weapons back in […]

Ayushmann Khurana says he’s never faced rejection

Written by on April 16th, 2013

Ayushmann Khurana has said how he feels lucky to have never experienced heartbreak in his life so far. The 28-year-old actor and singer, who is fast acquiring superstar status following hits like Vicky Donor (2012) and Nautanki Saala, made this comment recently in an interview with the Hindustan Times. “People say that heartbreak is often […]

Vicky Donor was ‘Oscar worthy,’ according to Yami Gautam

Written by on April 16th, 2013

Actress Yami Gautam has said that Vicky Donor (2012) should have been India’s official submission for the Oscars, as opposed to Barfi! (2012). Vicky Donor starred Yami and Ayushmann Khurana and is based on an young unemployed man who becomes a sperm donor. It was one of the major critical and commercial hits of 2012 […]

“Vidya Balan changed Bollywood,” according to Huma Quershi

Written by on April 16th, 2013

Bollywood newcomer Huma Qureshi has acknowledged the unparalleled contributions which Vidya Balan has made to cinema. The 26 year old actress, whose new film Ek Thi Dayaan will be releasing this week, stated to the Indian press how Vidya has transformed the audiences’ attitude towards women in Bollywood. “”I think that Bollywood is changing very, […]

Pran is conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Written by on April 15th, 2013

Veteran actor Pran, who is known for being one of the greatest villains Indian Cinema has ever produced, has been awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the Government of India. Awarded for his contribution to films, Pran Saheb will receive a Swarn Kamal, a cash prize of RS. 10 Lakhs and a shawl which […]

Shah Rukh Khan launches collector’s edition of Filmfare to mark 100 years of Indian Cinema

Written by on April 12th, 2013

Shah Rukh Khan has officially launched a special collector’s edition of the renowned magazine Filmfare, which is celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema. The cover features Shah Rukh, Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar and hence; Filmfare have created history by uniting these three legends to pose in a single frame. Shah Rukh attended the press […]

Vidya Balan opposes any remake of Mother India

Written by on April 11th, 2013

Whilst launching a special issue of Cineblitz Magazine, which celebrates 100 Years of Indian Cinema, Vidya Balan expressed that to remake Mehboob Khan’s magnum opus Mother India (1957) would be unachievable. “I don’t think anybody would even dare to remake ‘Mother India’ and if someone does then I will salute him, but I will not […]

Dhoom 3 is ‘shaping very well’ according to Abhishek Bachchan

Written by on April 11th, 2013

Abhishek Bachchan has said that his upcoming release Dhoom 3 is shaping well and is near completion. The third installment of the Dhoom franchise, the film will see Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif taking on the leading roles, with Abhishek and Uday Chopra reprising their roles from the previous two films. Here is what Abhishek […]

Chashme Baddoor Movie Review

Written by on April 6th, 2013

David Dhawan’s remake of Chashme Baddoor is supposed to be a laugh out loud comedy. Though the film is far from perfect, it does deliver as promised and there are many moments that you will find amusing to watch. Starring Ali Zafar, Taapsee Pannu, Siddharth Narayan and Divyendu Sharma in key roles, Chashme Baddoor is […]

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