Bollywood Framing Movies

FRAMING MOVIES Take Ten: Mother India (1957)

Written by on June 3rd, 2013

Who would have known that forty-four years after Raja Harishchandra (1913), India would be subjected to one of the most powerful and touching epics to have ever released from their film industry. This film was of course Mehboob Khan’s magnum opus Mother India (1957). A remake of Khan’s previous film Aurat (1940), Mother India has […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Nine: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)

Written by on May 30th, 2013

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is a film about loving your parents. Yashvardhan Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan) is a wealthy businessman who lives with his wife Nandini (Jaya Bachchan) and his adopted son Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and actual son Rohan (Hrithik Roshan). Although Rahul is adopted, they treat him as their own. Being the head of […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Eight: Pyaasa (1957)

Written by on May 27th, 2013

There was a time when I was a teenager that I would watch Guru Dutt’s masterpiece Pyaasa every afternoon. Each time, something new was found in the narrative that was rich with detail and poetry that is right up there with my favourite film ever made, Citizen Kane. The similarities between Orson Welles and Guru […]

Pehla Nasha Pehla Pyaar

Written by on May 22nd, 2013

Memory lane has a special place for our firsts. Each of them represents an age, an era and an experience. From my first tooth to my first bruise, my first day at school to my first belly flop into the pool, they are all there. Some are protected by a forgetful mind but they are […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Seven: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Written by on May 20th, 2013

The year was 2001 and we were treated to not one but two amazing Aamir Khan starrers. Both of them were at opposite ends of the creative spectrum, yet they were both absolute masterpieces! One was period drama Lagaan (2001), whilst the other was the ultra-modern, cool and stylish Dil Chahta Hai (2001). For Indian […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Six: Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Written by on May 16th, 2013

It would be wrong of us to celebrate one hundred years of Indian Cinema if we did not acknowledge one of the greatest epics to have ever been made. Directed by K. Asif, Mughal-E-Azam (1960) is a film oozing with grandeur, romance and drama. Starring Dilip Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor and Madhubala in central roles, it […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Five: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Written by on May 12th, 2013

The next film we shine the spotlight on in our Framing Movies series is a film that many, many, many fans list as their favorite film of all time. It also has the distinction of being the longest running Bollywood film ever, and is one of the most iconic films in Hindi cinema. Have you […]

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 […]

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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FRAMING MOVIES Take Two: Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

Written by on April 26th, 2013

We continue our series paying tribute to the 100 years of the magical Hindi film industry. In take two of Framing Movies we shine the light on Salman Khan’s Maine Pyar Kiya. Maine Pyar Kiya revolves around two old friends, Karan (Alok Nath) who is a poor mechanic and Kishan (Rajeev Verma) who is a […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take One: Raja Harishchandra (1913)

Written by on April 21st, 2013

During a year when Indian Cinema is celebrating 100 years since the first moving picture was made, the writers of BollySpice have decided to put together a feature series which pays tribute to this phenomenal and charismatic industry. Titled ‘Framing Movies’, this special series during the course of 2013 will chronicle and assess some of […]

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