Bollywood

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Thirty-two: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

Written by on November 29th, 2013

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK), directed by Karan Johar, is a film that explores complex human relationships. The film focuses on two married couples, Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rhea (Preity Zinta) and Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan) and Maya (Rani Mukherji). However, the film is centred on the love story of Dev and Maya, which starts […]

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FRAMING MOVIES Take Twenty-Six: Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)

Written by on October 21st, 2013

Dil To Pagal Hai revolves around a simple belief, that someone, somewhere is made for you. A beautiful tale of soul-mates, the story revolves around three different characters and their beliefs about love. There’s Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), who does not believe in love and the idea of soul-mates and doesn’t really understand how two […]

Commentary: The 2011 IIFA Awards: Bollywood’s True International Debut?

Written by on June 8th, 2011

Since the early 2000’s, Bollywood films have changed! Change came in a way that was perhaps unimaginable to the regular Bollywood film viewer. This change was the slow but not total departure from the “boy meets girl and falls in love scenario”. This new type of film is one that has still not fully reached […]

Lady Gaga to continue world domination – has her eyes set on Bollywood

Written by on June 8th, 2011

Lady Gaga is the Queen of pop music as it stands and has slowly but surely become a political and cultural activist as well with her unique take on societal norms, ideals and her unique performance art pieces that act as social commentaries. Lady Gaga is huge and she is everywhere, and in order to […]

Asin with a hint of Salman

Written by on June 2nd, 2011

It has been quite sometime since we have seen Asin Thottumkal grace the big screen with her talent. She was appreciated with many awards for her portrayal of Kalpana in Ghajini and for her performance in London Dreams; however, one can sit and imagine how silly it must have been for Asin to do work […]

The Queen Returns?

Written by on May 18th, 2011

Madhuri Dixit is a talent that is inspiring and many young Bollywood starlets aspire to be like her. This year, fans received a very healthy dose of the Queen doing what she does best, dancing. During her stint as head judge on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Ja, Madhuri enthralled the audiences not only […]

Dance your way to the 2011 IIFA Awards!

Written by on May 12th, 2011

The 2011 IIFA Awards are just around the corner and there seems to be a new chance for each and every fan to take part and as usual, BollySpice brings them all to you! As the IIFA Awards approach, red carpet and guest list predictions are sky high and among all the excited are various […]

Hindi-Hindie: The Emergence of Independent Films

Written by on April 20th, 2011

For years there have been big budget commercial Bollywood blockbusters that have garnered attention and praise from moviegoers and critics alike, yet in the past few years, there seems to be a steady shift toward what was once considered against the grain. Lately the Indian film industry has seen the emergence of the ‘Hindie’ film, […]

Madame M aka Madhuri Dixit is BACK!!!

Written by on January 29th, 2011

Madhuri, Madhuri, Madhuri… the name is on everyone’s lips and lists ever since she has arrived in India for her stint as judge on the fourth season of the hit dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Ja. Madhuri Dixit’s grace, charisma, acting and dance skills just contribute to her endless fountain of talent. What’s more, she […]

Comebacks of the Decade

Written by on December 14th, 2010

Comebacks acknowledge the return of something great. Perhaps, something that was once good, went through a few rough patches and now emerges as something great or even something or someone coming back to give things a second shot. There is much more to a comeback than we expect. We have noticed that in the past […]

The Queen Returns!

Written by on November 27th, 2010

For weeks there have been many rumors within the industry suggesting that Madhuri Dixit could be making a small screen debut. Her recent arrival in Mumbai and recent interviews has confirmed her comeback as a judge on the fifth season of the hit dancing reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja. It also seems that we may […]

Opinion: Homosexuality in Bollywood

Written by on November 17th, 2010

Note: The views expressed in this article do not reflect the views of BollySpice.com’s staff or owners. They are solely the views of the writer of this opinion piece/blog. This past Friday saw the release of Sanjay Sharma’s attempt at portraying homosexual relationships in a serious fashion with his film Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun […]

Madhuri Dixit: The Screen Queen Returns

Written by on October 5th, 2010

Celebrated as the last of the timeless faces, the complete actress and seen and adored as a living legend, Bollywood’s screen queen Madhuri Dixit may just be back; to the small screen that is. Many, including La Dixit herself have stated that she never really left Bollywood, but it every time she returns it feels […]

Hard working Piggy Chops

Written by on October 5th, 2010

By now we all know that Priyanka Chopra is an extremely hard worker. She dedicates herself to each and every single role she takes on and she does it with grace and elegance. On “What’s Your Raashee”, Ms. Chopra dedicated herself to each of her characters making sure that each girl stood out from the […]

“My role is not that of Julia Roberts” – Kareena Kapoor

Written by on September 3rd, 2010

By this time it is well known that Dharma Production’s latest offering We Are Family starring Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal is a Bollywood remake of Hollywood’s Stepmom that starred Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts. It is also quite clear that the stars have claimed time and again that the film is not a […]

What Saroj Khan the Dancing Queen does not like in Bollywood

Written by on September 3rd, 2010

Saroj Khan choreographed countless dance sequences and has worked with all the big names in the industry. Yet, after so much success and experience, the Dancing Queen feels that Bollywood is still missing that zest that use to exist years ago. Despite her belief that she was given the evil eye by choreographers in the […]

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