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REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Iconic Film Characters

Written by on January 2nd, 2013

A great film character can be pivotal to ensuring that a Bollywood film has a lasting effect on you. They are also the ones that are the most talked about amongst friends and family long after they have seen a film; more so than a film’s direction, production, etc. That’s why for the first time, […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Most talked about Celebrities of 2012

Written by on January 1st, 2013

Bollywood stars are constantly in the limelight, whether it be for a new film, new relationship, a wardrobe malfunction or an award – the media just can’t get enough of them and neither can the fans. BollySpice takes a look at the most talked about stars of 2012 and the positives which made these 10 […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Celebrity Tweeters of 2012

Written by on January 1st, 2013

The time has come to rank our Bollytweeters of 2012 and judge, which Bollywood star has provided the best tweets! Who has kept us entertained when we cannot sleep? Who has made us laugh and who has shared some questionable pictures of the past year? Using 140 characters the top ten Bollywood tweeters of 2012 […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: New Year Resolutions for Bollywood Stars

Written by on December 31st, 2012

New Year Resolutions are a yearly affair that I’m pretty sure everyone goes through.  Sometimes it is used to kick a bad habit to the curb and sometimes it’s used to create good ones. Whether it is upheld by the individual is something that is left to you. When it comes to our Bolly celebs […]

Dilip Kumar: ‘The Greatest of the Actors’

Written by on December 11th, 2012

“We actors are completely oblivious of ourselves and our surroundings while we perform and even when we watch our work in the rushes shown to us, our senses and vision are trained to detect shortcomings more than accomplishments. That’s the only way we know to improve and render performances that come close to our own […]

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Has Bollywood lost its love appeal?

Written by on November 12th, 2012

Bollywood has shifted comfortably to the forefront of the industry and become the largest film producer in India as well as one of the largest centres of film production in the world. “By routinely rustling up dream situations, resorting to fairy-tale solutions, by creating candy-floss backdrops and, more often than not, contriving happy endings, commercial […]

“To this day Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron remains a crazy film” – Subhash K Jha reviews this 1983 release

Written by on November 3rd, 2012

Starring: Naseerudin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Bharve, Pankaj Kapoor, Satish Shah Directed by Kundan Shah It was the year before Mrs India Gandhi was assassinated. The nation was not in the best of moods. There were raised voices and frayed tempers prevalent across the nation as corruption and intolerance reached an all-time high. Given the […]

“Jha enters the dark largely-unexposed world of the Naxalites fighting for their land and dignity” – Subhash K Jha about Chakravyuh

Written by on October 27th, 2012

Starring Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Anjali Patil, Esha Gupta, Om Puri, Manoj Bajpai Directed by Prakash Jha Becket beckons Bollywood once again.  The immortal French play by Jean Anouilh was furnished a sensitive renewability by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in Namak Haraam 38 years ago and then again much later by Govind Nihalani in Dev. Now the stories of two friends separated […]

Remembering Yash Chopra: A Lover of Indian Cinema

Written by on October 24th, 2012

“I always believe that my films should give some hope to the man who comes to watch them for those three hours. If he goes home on an optimistic note, I would feel satisfied at having done my duty.” – Yash Chopra It was indeed a sad day when news spread that one of India’s […]

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Chakravyuh at the 56th London Film Festival

Written by on October 23rd, 2012

The team of Chakravuyh were in London to promote their film at the 56th London Film Festival. Chakravyuh featured as part of the Thrill Gala section at the festival – ‘Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenalin pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat’. The stars of Chakravyuh attended the gala premiere of the […]

Chakravuyh team meets London Media

Written by on October 23rd, 2012

BollySpice were invited to sneak a preview of Prakash Jha’s upcoming Chakravyuh – A war you cannot escape, with director Prakash Jha and actors Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol, neither of whom had seen the film yet. Like with all Prakash Jha’s films, Chakravyuh also has a strong social message and covers an important social […]

“I like the struggle; paving my own path, my own identity.” – Varun Dhawan

Written by on October 18th, 2012

The first thing you notice about Varun Dhawan is his friendly banter. As he meets, greets, and casually acknowledges his gathered audience of press, fans and well-wishers, you can’t ignore the strong resemblance in conduct that he’s inherited from father David Dhawan. Chip off the old block? I wonder. Varun is nonchalant about tags, as […]

“Everything just fell in its place beautifully and I couldn’t have asked for more” – Sidharth Malhotra

Written by on October 18th, 2012

The reverse countdown has begun at Dharma Productions as the team gets set for Karan Johar’s directorial Student of the Year to hit the screens worldwide on 19th October. In between interviews, magazine cover shoots, promotional events, brand associations, product launches, the team is making sure they’re playing every trick available in cinema textbooks to […]

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IN PHOTOS: Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Party

Written by on October 12th, 2012

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 70th Birthday on Wednesday with a party surrounded by his family and just a few friends. Okay, many more than a few because almost everyone from the Hindi Film industry as well as television stars, industrialists and politicians attended the grand affair. In fact we would say this fancy bash […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – English Vinglish Premiere

Written by on October 12th, 2012

Sridevi’s comeback into films after 15 years is no ordinary affair and the extended list of attendees at the Mumbai premiere goes to show just that. From the rare gems like Tabu and Konkona Sen Sharma whom we seldom see, to young ones like Sonakshi and Kangana, it was indeed a star studded affair to […]

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Top 10 Amitabh Bachchan Films You MUST watch!

Written by on October 11th, 2012

To celebrate the 70th birthday of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and also to pay tribute to his contributions as an actor, we have compiled a list of the ten greatest films which this Bollywood legend has starred in. We hope this will entice you to watch some, if not all these films if you have never […]

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Subhash K Jha reviews Chittagong: “Long live the upsurge of acting talent that has taken over Bollywood.”

Written by on October 11th, 2012

Starring Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajumar Yadav, Jaideep Ahlawat & Delzad  Hiwale Directed by Bedabrata Pain Right away, Chittagong, taking its title from that scenic lush-green spot in Bangladesh where a band of brave boys took on the British Raj and gave it a run for its money, must be praised for taking a slice of relatively-unknown […]

Special CSAFF Reviews: The Best and the Worst

Written by on October 9th, 2012

Once again guest reviewer Beth Watkins takes keyboard to hand to give usher thoughts on the films at the most recnet Chicago Asian Film Festival This time she give us her choices for worst and the best of the feature films, both of which had their world premieres at this festival. Best: Listen Amaya (2012, […]

Sridevi: A Brief Retrospective

Written by on October 5th, 2012

To celebrate the release of English Vinglish, we here at Bollyspice felt it was only appropriate to provide you guys with a brief career retrospective of the film’s leading star. It is none other than the beautiful and delightful Sridevi, who officially makes her comeback with with this film. Having been absent from the Indian […]

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Special CSAFF Review: A Decent Arrangement

Written by on October 2nd, 2012

We have a special review from this year’s Chicago South Asian Film Festival. Guest Reviewer Beth Watkins gives us her thoughts on Sarovar Banka’s A Decent Arrangement, which stars Shabana Azmi and Adam Laupus. I really wanted to love this film about a rudderless (or slacker, as the director called him) Indian-American man, Ashok (Adam […]

Why Ranbir Kapoor Rocks!

Written by on September 28th, 2012

Today is Ranbir Kapoor’s 30th Birthday and we thought in celebration of all things Ranbir we would share with you why we think this young actor totally rocks! Because he doesn’t think and work in the usual filmi-commercial way. Of course he loves success but he would not sell his soul for it. He would […]

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