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Star Screen Award Nominations Announced

Written by on January 10th, 2009

The nominations for the 15th annual Nokia Star Screen Awards have been announced. According to the website, “The year 2008 has seen many innovations in the Indian film industry. Many established formulas have been brought to naught and experimental filmmakers have continued to establish their presence at the box office. Keeping this exciting year in […]

Billu Barber

Written by on January 7th, 2009

Pritam is at the musical helm of the Irrfan Khan/Shah Rukh Khan/Lara Dutta starrer, Billu Barber. The album is huge with 15 tracks, but the film boasts special song appearances by three Bollywood beauties: Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, and their individual tracks each have two remixes. Since there are so many songs, […]

10 Albums That Rocked Our World in 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Bollywood fans not only countdown to the release of their favorite stars’ films, they also can’t wait to get their hands on the music. Soundtracks are not just background music in Bollywood films; they augment the story and give meaning to the film. A terrific soundtrack is not only full of great songs, but also […]

Top 25 Songs of 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Great songs are one of the things that make Hindi films so good, and in 2008 there were an abundance of great songs. There were full-on rock jams, gorgeous ballads, dance mixes that made you want to move, and of course bhangra and typical Hindi film beats. Lots of the albums encompassed all those styles […]

Top 10 Newcomers of 2008

Written by on January 2nd, 2009

Each year a new batch of actors and actresses try and make their mark in the halls of Hindi filmdom. Though some go unnoticed, each year there are some performances that stand out and you know you are seeing the start of a something special: an actor or actress who is destined to be a […]

Directors Take on the Best Films of 2008

Written by on December 31st, 2008

Some of Bollywood’s biggest directors have listed their picks for the Best Films of 2008. They not only named Hindi films but a British film set in India and two Hollywood films were also among the chosen ones. Here is the list compiled by Subhash K Jha. Rock On!! Was mentioned the most with 10 […]

Shahid’s New Film and New Dance

Written by on December 29th, 2008

Shahid Kapoor is certainly working hard these days. In the works are Kaminey directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, an untitled film for Yash Raj starring opposite Rani Mukerji and his dance film for Ken Gosh tentatively titled Yahoo. He is so busy that his long awaited project with his dad, well known actor Pankaj Kapoor, in […]

Slumdog Millionaire gets even more acclaim!

Written by on December 28th, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire is sweeping the United States and is making waves not only at the box office but is garnering even more critical acclaim. The film has also been nominated and won more awards and we are not even into the heavy award season yet. It is taking the US box office by storm even […]

TZP, Jodhaa Akbar and A Wednesday Win V Shantaram Awards!

Written by on December 28th, 2008

The winners for the V Shantaram awards have been announced and A Wednesday, Taare Zameen Par and Jodhaa Akbar took home most of the honours. The biggest honour of the night, the Gold Award for Best Film, went to Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par. The film also was awarded the silver award for Best Director […]

Farhan Akhtar To Act Again

Written by on December 18th, 2008

Farhan Akhtar is certainly a triple make that quadruple threat; he can direct, he can act, he can sing and he can also host a talk show. He made a name for himself as a director with Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya and Don-The Chase Begins. Then he blew everybody away with his outstanding performance in […]

“Kites is about Romance” – Anurag Basu

Written by on December 18th, 2008

Anurag Basu’s film Kites is currently in production and begins the final shooting schedule in Mumbai on the 20th of December. The film starring Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut and Barbara Mori is about love crossing not only cultural barriers but also language barriers. In the film Barabar Mori’s character only speaks Spanish and Hrithik only […]

John Abraham on being the Sexiest

Written by on December 17th, 2008

From his fantastic performance in the hit film Dostana to being named Asia’s sexiest, John Abraham is certainly on a roll. Next up for the actor is Kabir Khan’s New York, a Yash Raj film that co-stars Katrina Kaif. In a recent interview with Rachana Dubey, John talked about all this and more and here […]

2008 Nominees for the V Shantaram Awards announced!

Written by on December 17th, 2008

The nominations for the V Shantaram Awards for 2008 have been announced. The V Shantaram Awards are different not only because they take place before the award season starts, but also because they honor films from all over India. This year’s list of nominees are from the Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil and Telegu film […]

Dubai Film Festival gets a glance at Delhi 6

Written by on December 16th, 2008

The first look at Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s new film Delhi 6, starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival this week. The highly anticipated film has a tagline of “The Journey Within” and it follows the journey of Abhishek’s character from New York back to Delhi but it is also […]

Aamir Khan’s ‘Ghajini’ Look Catching On?

Written by on December 15th, 2008

If you were at a cinema in Mumbai this past weekend, you may have seen some of the employees sporting the same hairstyle and not just any hairstyle! About 100 workers at various theaters got the same buzz cut, including the scar that copies the look Aamir Khan has for his newest film Ghajini. Why […]

Raaz – The Mystery Continues

Written by on December 14th, 2008

As the title suggests, Raaz- The Mystery Continues is not your happy-go-lucky love story; it is a mystery with a very dark edge to it. Produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt and directed by Mohit Suri, the film stars Emraan Hashmi, Adhyayan Suman, and Kangana Ranaut. The music director was Raju Singh, and, along with […]

Rahman Only Had 3 Weeks to Do ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Soundtrack

Written by on December 14th, 2008

For the soundtrack of his critically acclaimed film, Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle went with the one of India’s best composers A R Rahman. He had heard Rahman’s work on Rang De Basanti and other films and wanted his music for his film. Boyle spoke with Rahman and the composer only agreed to do the soundtrack […]

‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ Music Hits Good Notes

Written by on December 13th, 2008

Not only is the film expected to do very well; it is also the music for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi that is making waves. In fact, it is well on its way to being the top of the charts for 2008 and not just in India. Composers Salim and Suleiman said: “When we put […]

Aishwarya Rai jumping from shoot to shoot

Written by on December 13th, 2008

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is certainly keeping busy shooting for her two newest films, Endhiran with Rajni and Mani Ratnam’s Ravana. In fact, she is having to jump from one shooting schedule directly into the next. Right now she is in the forests of Kerala shooting with Abhishek for Ravana but starting the 18th she will […]

Rock On!! honored 3 times!

Written by on December 12th, 2008

Audiences and critics loved Abhishek Kapoor’s film Rock On!! starring Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli. It rocked the box office and now it seems it is getting even more recognition and it is not even award season yet! The script has been made part of the permanent collection of the prestigious […]

John Abraham Sexiest Asian Man

Written by on December 12th, 2008

We recently reported that Katrina Kaif was named sexiest Asian woman by the readers of Eastern Eye. Well now we can tell you who took the title on the male side. None other than hunkstar John Abraham. Harmant Verma, editor of Eastern Eye said, “John Abraham made up for a quiet year with a sensational […]

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