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Special Report: Going Once…Going Twice! A Rare Bollywood Auction: Conferro Auctions

Written by on November 30th, 2013

The Westbury gallery in London’s Mayfair was recently adorned with rare Bollywood memorabilia. “Conferro Auctions”, a British based auction house, premiered through a special and rare event – a vintage Bollywood auction that took place on the 29th of November. Consisting of a 150 lots, the memorabilia reflected a wide range of vintage Bollywood posters, […]

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 […]

In Retrospect: Kal Ho Naa Ho on it’s Tenth Year Anniversary

Written by on November 28th, 2013

Ten years ago to this very day, the hilarious, heartfelt and hopeful film Kal Ho Naa Ho released. This film soon became a fast favourite of mine and to this day it is still my number 1 Bollywood movie. With the amazing chemistry between the principal cast (Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan) […]

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Thirty-One: Taal (1999)

Written by on November 24th, 2013

Manav (Akshaye Khanna) comes to India with his family and meets Mansi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) the daughter of a singer, Tarababu (Alok Nath) Both the families meet and become friendly. Unbeknown to their families, Manav and Mansi fall in love. However, when Manav’s father, Jagmohan (Amrish Puri) comes to know of their romance, he decides […]

Scene by Scene: Barfi (2012)

Written by on November 24th, 2013

With dozens of films being released every year, the list of my favorite films keeps growing and the number of unforgettable scenes is long. But there is one particular scene that keeps coming to my mind and it belongs to one of the most successful films that has been released in the past few years, […]

Shakespearean Tragedies: Love and Bollywood

Written by on November 23rd, 2013

2013, the extra special year marking the centenary of Hindi Cinema is almost coming at an end. To celebrate, BollySpice briefly explores the theatrical roots of Bollywood, expanding on the contribution of William Shakespeare, the famous playwright who has continuously intrigued the Indian film industry since the beginning of the Hindi film industry. We explore […]

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Thirty: Lagaan (2001)

Written by on November 14th, 2013

The historical film may not be the most common genre in Bollywood nowadays, but with no doubt Lagaan is a fantastic film that deserves all our attention. It was directed in 2001 by Ashutosh Gowariker, who seems to enjoy historical movies, as he later made the epic Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and his next project will […]

Bollywood is daunting for outsiders – Armeena Rana Khan

Written by on November 12th, 2013

Only two Urdu television shows old, but Armeena Rana Khan is already a household name across the border. The Britian based Pakistani actress dabbles in international independent cinema, Pakistani television shows and now Hindi films. She’s a fresh face with an equally fresh outlook on how she wants to progress in her career. I caught […]

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FRAMING MOVIES: Take Twenty-Nine: Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)

Written by on November 11th, 2013

Five years after the success of his directorial debut Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Sooraj Barjatya made a phenomenal comeback with his next project Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) under his family company Rajshri Productions. It is one of the most important films to have released in the history of Hindi Cinema and contributed towards a […]

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Raj and Pablo’s The Bollywood Show: This week it’s Krrish and more!

Written by on November 1st, 2013

We have been teasing you with little sneak peeks into the Bollytastic boys Raj and Pablo’s new show The Bollywood Show that airs the last Friday of every month on B4U music and now we have something even cooler! We will have the full episodes and will be featuring it each month only on BollySpice! […]

Diana Movie Review

Written by on November 1st, 2013

Diana, which hits theaters in the US today, is a film starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews. Inspired by the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell, the film looks at the last two years of the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, through her infamous interview, her divorce, the lady coming into royalty, […]

Hrithik Roshan: “Krrish 3 is convoluted and interesting, exploring many shades of many characters.”

Written by on November 1st, 2013

Today sees the release of the highly anticipated Krrish 3 and from early news this one is going to be a blockbuster both in reviews and in box office. Of course, Hrithik Roshan is back and also joining in the super special effects laden flick are Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and the bad guy Vivek […]

Happy Bollywood Halloween!

Written by on October 31st, 2013

There is nothing better on Halloween than watching a scary film. It gets even better if it is a spooky, bone chilling, terrifying Bollywood film. With the spine tingling themes of haunted abandoned havelis (mansions), reincarnation, revenge of the dead and wandering lost spirits – who said that Bollywood only told romantic tales? You may […]

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Twenty-seven: Veer Zaara (2004)

Written by on October 27th, 2013

Running time: 192 minutes Directed by: Late Yash Chopra Produced by: Late Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra Music by: Late Madan Mohan Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Kirron Kher, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Divya Dutta, Manoj Bajpai, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini Veer Zaara, which marked Yash Chopra’s return to direction after 7 […]

Rant and Rave Fan Blog: “The superhero culture from the other side of the ocean”

Written by on October 21st, 2013

“The superhero culture from the other side of the ocean” 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. Just for something a bit different we are going to have a series of fan blogs […]

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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 […]

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15th Mumbai Film Festival Begins with a Bang!

Written by on October 20th, 2013

Mumbai’s most awaited festival organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) finally kickstarted on 17th October with a grand opening ceremony. The 15th Mumbai Film Festival 2013 was declared open by the honourable CM Prithviraj Chavan. The director of the festival Mr. Srinivasan Narayanan said, “The Mumbai Film Festival has become an integral part […]

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Trend Alert – Bollywood Goes Floral!

Written by on October 19th, 2013

Flower power now exceeds beyond the confines of spring and summer wardrobes. Our Bollywood celebs have been embracing the floral trend letting the theme translate into their evening, casual, desi & western attires. Be it a Priyanka’s quirky ASOS floral suit for International Girl Child Day or Deepika’s rich Sabyasachi floral embroidery lehenga saree for […]

Scene by Scene: English Vinglish (2012)

Written by on October 19th, 2013

Choosing a single favourite scene from the hundreds of Bollywood films I have watched over the years seemed like an impossible feat. But as I searched my memory for those favourite moments, this particular scene from the fairly recent English Vinglish popped up and what better scene to write about, than one which made me watch the film […]

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Rani and Kajol and Pritam The Ashtami celebrations at The North Bengal Sarbajanin Durga Puja on October 12th

Written by on October 14th, 2013

The Ashtami celebrations at The North Bengal Sarbajanin Durga Puja at The Tulip Star, Juhu on 12th Oct, 2013, had celebrated Music composer, Pritam and his musicians enthrall the audience with a show that got everyone to their feet. The show had Pritam and his band belt out one hit number after another with performances […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Twenty-Five: Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Written by on October 13th, 2013

Taare Zameen Par is a story about Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary), an eight year old boy who dislikes school because he fails in tests and finds certain subjects difficult. His parents, unable to understand why he is not excelling the same way his brother is, send him to boarding school hoping he will be able […]

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