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REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Costumes of 2014

Written by on January 12th, 2015

As audiences mature and develop an attention for detail for cinema, the demands from our stylists increases. When Deepika Padukone sported denim skirts on cold snowy mountains in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani the average viewer to the well versed critique pointed it out. So naturally, our makers have realised the importance of proper styling. 2014 was an […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Top 10 Albums of 2014

Written by on January 11th, 2015

2014 covered an expansive genre of music with a strong focus on complimenting the respective film’s tone and background rather than opting for safety of conventionalism. Sneha Khanwalker re-defined the rom-com landscape with Khoobsurat while Highway and Queen mapped two very different but unforgettable coming of age journeys with equal parts skill and heart. Read […]

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REFLECTIONS 2014: Top 10 Music Directors/Composers

Written by on January 11th, 2015

2014 was a fantastic year for music in Indian Cinema. We saw a definite shift from formularistic numbers to more nuanced tunes in step with the respective screenplays they would be featured alongside.  Music directors were bold and brave, breaching familiarity and conventions to taking risks and we could not be more mesmerised by the […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Male Singers 2014

Written by on January 10th, 2015

By Sheetal Tiwari and Stacey Yount Though the ladies of Hindi film music-dom impressed this year, it most definitely was a year for the men! With a mix of strong, powerful vocals, energetic beats that made you want to move and the heartfelt renditions that made you cry and fall in love without even seeing […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Female Singers

Written by on January 10th, 2015

For the music of the films of 2014, the composers brought in classic voices, new vocal sounds and vibes and even an actress or two to bring their songs to life. Usually we limit our list to the 5 Best Female Singers but this year we had to expand to 10 in order to highlight […]

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REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Tweets of 2014

Written by on January 9th, 2015

2014 has been one wonderful year in Bollywood and our Bollywood stars had shared many things with their fans on Twitter. Let’s take a look at the best tweets of the year! Anushka Sharma’s open letter Anushka Sharma decided to use the social network site Twitter to share her open letter about a rumour which […]

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REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Item Songs of 2014

Written by on January 9th, 2015

Bollywood is quite incomplete without its fair share of Item Numbers every year. The glitz and glamour that’s presented through a dance number is always a treat to watch. In the past, Sheila and Munni sizzled on the screen and ruled the charts. Now, it’s time to check out who topped BollySpice’s list of best item […]

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REFLECTIONS 2014: Best of Instagram Bolly-ishstyle

Written by on January 8th, 2015

Social media certainly has opened up the lives of the stars to the fans that love them! Through Facebook, Twitter, Vine and Instagram, we can get a glimpse into their lives on set, during promotions and even cooler – just living their lives through their posts, videos, selfies and instapics! One of the most popular […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Indie Films of 2014

Written by on January 7th, 2015

Powerful messages, stunning cinematography and authentic performances – 2014 was a good year for independent (indie) cinema. Here is a list of some of our favourites which are worth catching if you missed them. Ilai (Leaf) Director Rajiv Reddy’s film traced the journey of a young homeless girl in India, Chennai. Ilai was a good […]

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REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Choreography of 2014

Written by on January 6th, 2015

Bollywood movies are filled with romance, action, comedy and most importantly dance! Every year we hope to see choreographers getting more creative and innovative with the way they present a song and our stars. A good choreography needs to be entertaining but also convey an emotion that touches the audience right in the heart. Read […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Best Picturizations of 2014

Written by on January 6th, 2015

It’s not easy to picturize a song in a movie, get the right mood and make sure that it will touch the hearts of the audience, mesmerize them or just simply be mind blowing. Each year the competition get tougher and it makes it that much harder to choose songs and videos that stand out as […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Biggest Disappointments of 2014

Written by on January 5th, 2015

Bollywood churns out on average 120 plus films a year, with 2014 reaching 142. So to think all of them will go down in history as being successful is rather naive. But what about the ones we thought would work wonders but came up short? The ones that left us thinking, “Why was this allowed past […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Biggest Surprises 2014

Written by on January 5th, 2015

The best situation for a movie buff is not expecting the sweet surprise of a delectable film. Being able to sink their teeth in and enjoy a film that had no major expectation and even maybe a negative viewpoint to begin with. These are the films that silently crept into our hearts and are now […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: BollySpice’s Best Interviews

Written by on January 4th, 2015

It’s always a pleasure to interview a range of figures from B-Town. Bet it actors, actresses, directors, as well as musicians; it’s a nice feeling to be able to get a few minutes to interact with them about their latest ventures. However, for the team at BollySpice, there were a few which really stood out […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Bollywood Razzies

Written by on January 3rd, 2015

2014 gave many gems to adore like Queen, Finding Fanny and Haider, but for every good film there’s a Humshakals, It’s Entertainment and Action Jackson. With every editorial on the new changes in Bollywood, there’s the inexplicable popularity of duds that have Ajay Devgn loudly zipping up his trousers or Saif running around London like a dog. It’s […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Biggest Stories of 2014

Written by on January 2nd, 2015

Every year in the mad world of Bollywood, there are stories about our big stars which get plastered all over the media network. Be it positive or negative, as soon as a story leaks, it gets a first class stamp in front of a media outlet’s website, newspaper or magazine. Having reflected on the goings […]

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REFLECTIONS 2014: 7 Breakout Performances of the Year

Written by on January 1st, 2015

2014 has truly been a year of surprises. The audiences surprised the film makers by accepting movies that perhaps 5 years ago they wouldn’t have, film makers surprised the audiences by challenging the norms of Indian cinema and taking risks with their story telling and above all, actors surprised everyone by delivering performances that we […]

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REFECTIONS 2014: Best Songs of the Year

Written by on December 31st, 2014

2014 was certainly rich in music! The year featured an eclectic mix of styles, syncopations, and superb singers. From the fast modern beats, to the classic raag, to the romantic melodies the music directors of Bollywood gave us many songs to add to our playlists. We once again resolved to cut our list off at 25 […]

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“Ugly needed actors, not stars” – Rahul Bhat on the film that changed his life.

Written by on December 30th, 2014

It’s not everyday that you hear of an actor who waited eight years for the right script. More importantly, the rapid ways of the filmi world very rarely gives those who have been away from the screen for such a long time a second chance. But Rahul Bhat’s gamble paid off. After winning accolades at […]

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REFLECTIONS 2014: Stars New Year’s Resolutions

Written by on December 30th, 2014

2014 has been a hit year for some actors and directors, but not so much for others. So here are some New Year’s resolutions we’d like to see a few certain actors and directors make. Sonakshi Sinha – I will do films that give me at least 20 minutes in screen space and more lines […]

REFLECTIONS 2014: Box Office Versus Critics

Written by on December 29th, 2014

It’s a given that critics and the box office don’t always agree; one critic’s rubbish is another theatergoer’s paisa vaisool. 2014 proved that with most of the year’s top grossers receiving lukewarm reviews from critics at best. Salman Khan’s Eid release Kick was the year’s top grosser in India with 231 crore. According to review […]

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