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Jodis to look forward to in 2013

Written by on January 19th, 2013

2012 has seen many unlikely and fresh jodis that have set cinema screens on fire, such as Ishaqzaade’s Arjun & Parineeti, Housefull 2’s John & Jacqueline, Houseful 2 and Khiladi 786’s Asin & Akshay, Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s Katrina & SRK and London Paris New York’s Ali Zafar & Aditi Rao Hydari Now its time […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – 58th Filmfare Awards Nominations Bash

Written by on January 17th, 2013

If the turn out at the nominations bash was this amazing, we can only imagine how fabulous the red carpet at the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2012 will be. For now here’s my take on fashion on red carpet on the night of the nominations bash! Anushka Sharma & Imran Khan With the release of […]

BollySpice Wish list for 2013!

Written by on January 17th, 2013

2012 was a reasonably good year for Bollywood overall, with trade pundits stating that in terms of innovation & commerce, the year set a benchmark. With the 2013 movie calendar looking additionally promising, it’s a safe bet that the year will have enough drama, action and (hopefully) moolah to keep everyone thoroughly entertained. But while […]

Subhash K Jha Selects His 10 Favourite Films Of 2012

Written by on January 17th, 2013

That 2012 began with an overwrought hyper-melodramatic brutal and tumultuous remake of Agneepath and ended with Yash Chopra’s muted mellow all-heart-no-malice ode to romance Jab Tak Hai Jaan seems indicative of the direction that Bollywood seems headed for. The journey, as we can see, is unpredictable and largely exciting. Looking back, some films of 2012 […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top Grossers 2012

Written by on January 16th, 2013

Namaste, Sas-re-kaal, A-salaam-al-e- kum and welcome to My Christmas/New year present to all you Bollywood fanatics. The 2012 countdown of the top grossing films. A year in which the total net amount earned by the top 10 films of the year is so far  1470 crores (compared to 2011’s 930 crores), and this is predicted […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 5 Surprises of 2012

Written by on January 16th, 2013

2012 saw the predominantly good, a couple bad and some occasional ugly bits of cinema. Everyone seemed to get a bit of their share in the sun. Looking back, the year at the theatres for the maximum part of it was positive, providing much indulgence to ardent cinegoers by its ample variety in scripts. Franchise […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 100 Crore Films of 2012

Written by on January 15th, 2013

The term ‘100 crore club’ has become the benchmark target by which to measure the box office success of a film. 2012 had 8 official 100 crore plus films. That is 3 more than 2011. As expected, the majority of films are either of the action genre (Rowdy Rathore, Agneepath, Ek Tha Tiger) or comedy […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – Zee Cine Awards

Written by on January 15th, 2013

Awards season has kicked off in B’town so the stars better hope they have a fabulous wardrobe to get them through the many ceremonies that will be taking place over the next few weeks. The Zee Cine Awards took place recently in Mumbai and the awards ceremony saw Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh play anchors […]

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REFLECTIONS 2012: The Year in Movies BollySpice style!

Written by on January 15th, 2013

2012 gave us some great Bollywood entertainment. There were films we loved, we hated, that made us laugh and cry, scared us and had us on the edge of our seat. 2012 saw the highest number of hits in a year and also the highest release count. At least 8 films crossed the 100 crore […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Directors of 2012

Written by on January 14th, 2013

2012 has been a successful year for Bollywood films in terms of box office collections and we have seen the emergence of a number of talented new directors and also previous directors making films which are pushing the boundaries of mainstream cinema. It is hard to rank these directors objectively, as one has to consider […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Films of 2012

Written by on January 14th, 2013

Like every year, Bollywood had an eccentric mix bag of movies to offer us in 2012. Some expected hits, some near misses, some total disappointments, some surprise hits. While the flavor of the year was definitely South movie remakes, we did have some pretty interesting and entertaining films this year. We now present our picks […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Actresses of 2012

Written by on January 13th, 2013

We can safely say that 2012 was finally a good year for women, while there will still be masala films that do not offer nearly enough scenes for their heroines like Asin or Sonakshi Sinha, who can clearly do better. 2012 was a stellar year for actresses to grab some layered and honest roles that […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Actors of 2012

Written by on January 13th, 2013

One of the best aspects of 2012 was the sheer range of films that were released, from the masala heavies by Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgn, to the surprises in Kahaani, Vicky Donor, and Gangs of Wasseypur. While the “100-crore club” was given much hullabaloo in the newspapers, it was the content of […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 5 Supporting Actors and Actresses in 2012

Written by on January 12th, 2013

We present to you our list of top 5 supporting actors and actresses of 2012. Our emphasis is on the word ‘supporting’, as in actor or actress that literally supported the main leads of the film, but was not one of them. These are the actors and actresses who are usually not promoted as part […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top Filmy Jodis of 2012

Written by on January 12th, 2013

For Bollywood, its lead jodis have been very crucial since time immemorial. In many instances, perfect casting of characters is known to have salvaged otherwise weak scripts. While the years gone by saw filmmakers playing safe and casting repetitive albeit bankable jodis who had proven their worth, 2012 saw filmmakers being additionally experimental than ever […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 5 Female Debutants

Written by on January 11th, 2013

Another year gone by and another lot of impressive newbies have arrived on the Bollywood scene to make their mark. Here are the Top 5 Female Debutants for the year 2012.   5. Esha Gupta – Jannat 2 At no. 5 we have the dusky beauty who won everyone’s heart with the notorious ‘serial kisser’ […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 5 Male Debutants of 2012

Written by on January 11th, 2013

The bar rises every year for our debutants. 2012 was no different. The likes of the names you’ll soon read in our Top 5 Male Debutants list have once again increased the expectations audiences have from newcomers. Newbies no longer get away with just a mediocre performance. A competitive field such as acting requires them to make a […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Picturizations of 2012

Written by on January 10th, 2013

Every year Bollywood comes up with the most beautiful, amazing, heartfelt and rocking melodies that will make you dance, laugh or cry. And with those songs comes a picturizations that can capture the true meaning of the song and take you into the world of the characters and into the story of the film. BollySpice […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 5 Item Numbers of 2012

Written by on January 10th, 2013

Item numbers continued their reign in 2012 as a flurry of fast-beat, sexy dance songs hit the Bollywood music scene this past year. The styles ranged from traditional village songs and mujras to modern club hits and Punjabi beats. The sheer volume of item songs in 2012 was almost astounding, and the BollySpice team had […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Best Choreographed Songs of 2012

Written by on January 10th, 2013

While song and dance have always been a part of Bollywood, this year we saw a huge change in the way music was incorporated in films. A lot of the films used music in the background and there was actually very little dancing and not much room seemed to be left for innovative dance sequences. […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 10 Music Albums

Written by on January 9th, 2013

Unlike Hollywood where songs are hardly included in its films (unless it is a musical), with Indian cinema, songs mean everything for its fans and are integral to a typical Bollywood film. This is why every year, we here at Bollyspice take the time to compile a list of the top music albums from a […]

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