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“I enjoy work that makes sense to me” – Seema Rahmani

Written by on January 22nd, 2012

For those familiar with indie movies, Seema Rahmani is not a new name. Having started her acting career with television, Seema made an impression with her movie Sins (starring Shiny Ahuja) followed by Loins of Punjab Presents and Missed Call. The lovely actress in an exclusive with BollySpice: How did acting happen to you? Is […]

Sequels to look forward to in 2012

Written by on January 21st, 2012

Bollywood has gone sequel mad. In the past decade there have been unprecedented box office blunders with only a few films emerging as iconic. So our filmmakers have decided to work with tried and tested formulas in the form of sequels. Here’s what we have to look forward to in the coming year! 1. DOSTANA […]

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Idealism Lost

Written by on January 18th, 2012

There was a time in the Hindi film industry when idealism was highly valued. From Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa to V. Shantaram’s Do Aankhen Baarah Haath, from Mehboob Khan’s Mother India to Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Satyakam, the protaganists were people who lived and died for their ideals. Their idealism was stubborn even though it gave them great […]

Best Films of 2011

Written by on January 16th, 2012

My OH My, how fast has 2011 gone. Most may feel it was only yesterday when 2010 began but here we are in a new year and eagerly waiting to see what comes. Naturally, this is a big thing for Bollywood followers like BollySpice as we delve into the best films of 2011. So without […]

Best Actresses of 2011

Written by on January 15th, 2012

For admirers of films with prominent female roles, 2011 has certainly not been the best year for quality or choice. Actors have ruled the screen with substantial hero films like Ra. One, Ready and in the case of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, three major hero roles. The silence from the actresses corner has been so […]

Best Actors of 2011

Written by on January 15th, 2012

2011 was definitely a stellar year for acting where Salman ruled the box office with his biceps, where bromance was front and centre on road trips, and where we were introduced to various rockers. It was also the year for ensemble casts where male bonding came first alongside the buff fighting machines provided by the […]

Top 5 Disappointments of 2011

Written by on January 14th, 2012

Each year there are numerous movies which come out of the big entertaining world of Bollywood. Some are expected to work and they do turn out to be great hits. For some, it is pretty obvious from the first look itself, that they will be huge box office disappointments and they do stand true to […]

Best Directors of 2011

Written by on January 14th, 2012

2011 saw its fair share of anticipation and over-hype, as with every other year. However, it seems this was the year that the directors, in particular, got to deliver stories and characters which were far from the norm of typical Indian cinema. The audiences, in turn, were able to see a some hugely entertaining and […]

Best and Worst Jodis of 2011

Written by on January 13th, 2012

Jodis can often be the make or break of a given movie. This year has seen the comeback of some pairings cinema is already familiar with and it’s also given birth to some fresh twosomes. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and take a look at the jodis that we loved, the ones we […]

“We are not here to win any awards or to get the greatest reviews”- Abhishek Bachchan

Written by on January 13th, 2012

Abhishek Bachchan was quizzed by our London reporter Sunny Malik on the release day of his latest film Players in London last week, and the actor candidly spoke about the film, his father, his co-stars, Social networking and also revealed that Dostana 2 will not be shot in the British capital anymore. The film has […]

Top 5 Male Newcomers of 2011

Written by on January 12th, 2012

There’s nothing quite as exciting as a list of debutants. Why? They are the future! They’re the ones upon whom all eyes are on. They’re the ones that even make the top heroes feel a bit shakey on their high pedestals. And so it’s time to congratulate and appreciate top 5 male debutants of the […]

Top 5 Female Newcomers of 2011

Written by on January 12th, 2012

Once again the time has come to see who are the 5 ladies who made some serious waves in the industry in the year 2011. 5. Preeti Desai – Shor In The City At number 5 we have the very gorgeous Miss Great Britain 2006, Miss Preeti Desai. After a successful career in modelling, Preeti debuted […]

Top 10 Music Albums of 2011

Written by on January 11th, 2012

2011 has been all about variety. A run-of-the-mill, do it by the numbers soundtrack just won’t cut it anymore, not with an abundance of fresh talent injecting life and creativity into the industry, and pushing the veterans to try harder. This year it was hard to narrow the list down to just 10 great albums […]

Top 50 Songs of 2011

Written by on January 11th, 2012

2011 was a great year for music in the Hindi film industry with an eclectic mix of styles, moods, vibes, beats, fresh new sounds and cool grooves. The songs ranged from romantic ballads, to full on rock, to the playful, the funny, the traditional, the internationally flavored ones and everything in-between and even some with the track […]

Top 10 Female Playback Singers of 2011

Written by on January 10th, 2012

Our leading ladies and item girls will be nowhere near half as attractive without the talented singers that voice their musical numbers. What’s more, while our cinematic experiences with our on-screen goddesses have a time limit, our playback goddesses are always with us in iPods, tablets, computers, radios and more. This year Bollyspice salutes the […]

Top 10 Male Playback Singers of 2011

Written by on January 10th, 2012

Playback singers are the unsung heroes of Indian Cinema (no pun intended). This year, for the very first time, Bollyspice would like to congratulate the following 10 male playback singers for their outstanding work in Indian Cinema in 2011. 10. Mika Singh No one does a mass entertainer quite like Mika Singh and 2011 was […]

Top 15 Picturizations of 2011

Written by on January 9th, 2012

2011 was a year filled with good music and many outstanding song picturizations. In this top fifteen we will acknowledge all the choreographers, art directors, cinematographers, performers and many more who have worked very hard to entertain us. 15. ‘Aap Ke Aa Jaane Se’ – Love Breakups Zindagi This song is not on the soundtrack […]

Top 5 Item Stars of 2011

Written by on January 9th, 2012

Munni and Sheila can claim credit for recently bringing item songs out of oblivion in Bollywood films as Malaika Arora Khan and Katrina Kaif set records in 2010. Continuing the trend, 2011 also had its fair share of hot item numbers. From situational songs to promotional videos, various celebrities set the screens ablaze with their […]

“The music of Agneepath had to be full of grandeur and larger than life.” Music Directors Ajay-Atul

Written by on January 9th, 2012

They are the new kids on the block in the Hindi film music industry, but brothers Ajay and Atul Gogvale have been creating award winning soundtracks and background scores for Marathi films since 2004. Their first foray into the Hindi film industry was the Ajay Devgn starrer Singham. Audiences fell in love with their range […]

Top 10 Grossers of 2011

Written by on January 8th, 2012

Namaste, Sat Sri Akal, Assalaam-o-alaikum and welcome to my Christmas and new year present to all you Bollywood fanatics – a countdown of top the 10 grossing films of 2011. It’s been a year that saw 107 Bollywood releases, 5 of which made it into the list of the highly coveted ‘The Highest Grossing Films […]

Top 10 Underrated Films of 2011

Written by on January 8th, 2012

In a year that boasted some huge family friendly blockbusters and multiple films from some of the biggest stars, it was pretty easy for smaller films with tiny budgets, no big name stars or controversial subjects to fly a little under the radar. Here are ten of the best films that may have been appreciated […]

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