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10 Reasons Why ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ will be a success!

Written by on August 13th, 2012

Once again on Eid this year, is the latest of Salman Khan, and if reviews are anything to go by, it is going to be yet another super hit from the superstar! There are number of reasons why we can predict success or failure of a movie by looking at its formula, the media speculation […]

The Rest Of 2012: Movies We’re Dying To Watch!

Written by on August 7th, 2012

2012 has been a blockbuster year for Bollywood so far. Several films have done tremendous business while others have broken out of the regular mold and given audiences something fresh and new to watch. But the year is hardly over! Bollywood usually reserves its best and biggest films for the second half of the year […]

Love, Sex and the Secret in the Bollywood song

Written by on August 3rd, 2012

You may be surprised to know that it was as early as 1929 that Bollywood had its first ever lip locked kiss. Based on the Indian epic The Mahabharata and starring Seeta Devi, that film was A Throw of Dice. This kissing scene would perhaps shock some viewers even today. More than 80 years later, […]

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Director Michael Winterbottom on Creating Tess into Trishna!

Written by on July 27th, 2012

Based on the classic Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the D’Ubervilles, acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom has re-imagined this tragic story as Trishna and setting it in modern day India. Synopsis: Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India’s largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help […]

Special Report: Heroine trailer launch!

Written by on July 26th, 2012

The very first trailer of the much-anticipated movie Heroine was released today in Mumbai much to the excitement of journalists in the audience and fans all over the world. The trailer was presented by UTV’s Siddharth Roy Kapur, director Madhur Bhandarkar, National Award winning actor Arjun Rampal, acrice Divya Dutta and of course the Heroine […]

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Editorial: Bollywood – creating female stereotypes, one rom-com at a time

Written by on July 22nd, 2012

I happened to watch Cocktail at an extremely crowded press plus crew plus family plus friends show. While you can read my official movie review, as I was thinking about the film some more I wanted to write about some of the other aspects that bothered me about Cocktail.  These  additional thoughts touch on some points […]

Scene by Scene: Meghna faces her skeletons in Fashion

Written by on July 21st, 2012

A stunning performance by Priyanka Chopra as the protagonist, Fashion is a gritty film that explores the ‘survival of the fittest’ in the modeling world. A determined woman with a dream to become India’s best Supermodel, Meghna (Priyanka Chopra) leaves her home town Chandigarh for glamorous Bombay. Adamant and ambitious, Meghna perseveres despite the knockbacks […]

Special Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Written by on July 21st, 2012

You know that feeling when you enter a movie hall with sky high expectations, and the film manages to live up to them? Yes, Christopher Nolan, the master craftsman, has done just that and I walked out of the theater completely happy. The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) packs a solid punch and is a fitting […]

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A Tribute to the Original Romantic Superstar – Rajesh Khanna

Written by on July 21st, 2012

Long before Shah Rukh wiggled his eyebrows and raised his arms for a hug, and well before Salman built that body, there was the inimitable Rajesh Khanna. If the late 70s were Amitabh Bachchan’s one man industry, then the early 70s were Rajesh’s domain. Truly, the era of the first superstars in Hindi cinema has […]

Remake a South Indian Film – The Secret to Success

Written by on July 20th, 2012

The influence of South Indian cinema on Hindi over the years had gradually increased to a whole new level today. In the 90s you simply got accustomed to faces like Nagarjuna and Rajnikanth whose films without fail got dubbed in Hindi. However, come the millennium and the selling of your remake rights and the subsequent […]

Special Review: Trishna

Written by on July 13th, 2012

This is the truth. The truth love has taught me. My love, you showed me how the world really is. (from one of Amit Trivedi’s very fine original songs from Trishna) Michael Winterbottom’s latest film, Trishna, is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Winterbottom, of course, is no stranger to Hardy’s […]

Love in Simla – A Yesteryear Gem

Written by on July 11th, 2012

Everyone loves a Cinderella story and one that has a ghastly family, a spunky heroine, and one Prince Charming who can be a bit of a dope some of the time! The film, which introduced the lovely Sadhana to the screen, is one of the most fun and charming romances of the 60s. Love in […]

Aniika – Bringing Contemporary Indian fashion to the U.S

Written by on July 7th, 2012

Aniika is the name all fashionista’s need to watch out for, because this online bazaar is set to create waves in fashion. Meaning beautiful, Aniika is an online bazaar with a bit of a twist. It provides U.S consumers with the opportunity to shop for limited-edition products directly from the best emerging Indian design talent. […]

“I thought this will be the easiest film to do and it turned out to be the most difficult film of my career.” – Abhishek talks Bol Bachchan!

Written by on July 4th, 2012

This Friday, July 6th, we will get to see Abhishek Bachchan as we have never seen him before in the action-comedy Bol Bachchan. Directed by hit maker Rohit Shetty and also starring the fabulous Ajay Devgn, the film, according to the actor was a totally new and challenging experience. Not only because he had to […]

“With Bol Bachchan, we will be providing 100-plus per cent entertainment!” – Ajay Devgn

Written by on July 3rd, 2012

This Friday sees the duo that has brought us hits like the fun Golmaal Series as well as the fabulous Singham back together again with Bol Bachchan. Yes, director Rohit Shetty and star Ajay Devgn are at it again and from what we have seen this looks to be another entertaining night at the movies! […]

Teri Meri Kahaani – Thrice upon a ‘fashion’ story…

Written by on June 23rd, 2012

Teri Meri Kahaani is the big Bollywood release this week and the movie, which sees Priyanka Chopra paired opposite Shahid Kapoor for the second time, is set between three time periods, 1910, 1960 and 2012. Three time periods, means an excuse for three different fashion styles and with the baadshah of Bollywood fashion, Manish Malhotra, […]

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Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attend Silver Star charity dinner in London

Written by on June 16th, 2012

Indian film actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended a diabetes charity dinner in London recently. The event was held by Silver Star, a Leicester based charity founded by British MP Keith Vez. The event, which took place today on 15th June at the Radisson Hotel (Heathrow, London), was graced by the celebrity couple […]

Special Movie Review: Patang

Written by on June 15th, 2012

I love the film Patang, which you probably know if you have read my interviews with the director Prashant Bhargava, and actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Seema Biswas. In fact, in my intro to Prashant’s interview I said, “Prashant Bhargava’s Patang is an art film in the highest definition that is filled with exciting scenes, beautiful […]

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Raj & Pablo’s Bollytastic World: Day One Love Bollywood In Singapore for the IIFAs!

Written by on June 6th, 2012

We have a special treat for you, our dear BollySpice readers! Our favorite Bollytastic guys Raj & Pablo are in Singapore to cover the IIFA weekend for BBC Asian Network and their fabulous radio show Love Bollywood and we get exclusive scoop, videos and pics from the whole weekend! Bollycool we say! Check out this […]

Bollywood Show Me Your Curves!

Written by on June 5th, 2012

There was once a time where the likes of Mumtaz shone on our screens with big hair, thick eyeliner, a silk sari and a voluptuous figure. This was the image of an Indian woman and of a sex symbol in Bollywood. In recent years however, Bollywood seems to have lost its curves with changes appearing […]

Scene by Scene: Love’s Young Dream – Devdas

Written by on May 30th, 2012

Ah decisions, decisions, so many decisions!  I had the unenviable task of choosing which my favourite Bollywood scene was and as an avid Bollywood fan as you can imagine, I have a lot of favorite films and consequently an unholy amount of favourite scenes.  Trying to narrow it down to just one scene from a […]

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