Bollywood Features

Of debuts, expectations and talent

Written by on March 10th, 2011

The Hindi Film Industry witnesses the birth of many stars every year. They are launched with great aplomb, media frenzy and above all, expectations. Sometimes we see the quintessential models or pageant winners but most of the times we see the star kids joining the industry. Debuts are stressful and a big burden on the […]

Scene by Scene from ‘Naam’

Written by on March 10th, 2011

A favorite scene from a movie that released in 1986? You must take me to be one who watches less number of movies, or a person who is unwilling to come out from the cobwebs surrounding himself. What makes the scene run for me is the ‘wooden faced’ actors giving it their best shot in […]

Scene By Scene: Akaash Breaks Down in Dil Chahta Hai

Written by on March 7th, 2011

Picking your favorite scene is like picking your favorite child. Now I don’t have the latter, far from it, but I use the comparison simply to illustrate the difficulty the task poses. However, when I sat down to think about it a moment, I was surprised my favorite movie, DDLJ, didn’t come immediately to mind. […]

Over 1500 votes cast by the film fraternity at the IIFA Voting Weekend 2011

Written by on March 7th, 2011

In a never before seen turnout from the Indian Film Industry, more than 1500 industry members showed up to support the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) in its twelfth year and cast their vote for at the IIFA Voting Weekend. The nomination process for the Micromax IIFA Awards 2011, started on Friday, the 4th of […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – Sussanne Roshan’s Store Launch

Written by on March 1st, 2011

Sussanne Roshan recently had a store launch for her new interior design store called The Charcoal Project in Mumbai. Celebrities such as Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, Gauri Khan turned up to support Sussanne Roshan. With so many A-Lister’s attending the launch it was of course a great place to see which […]

Mad about Maddy!!

Written by on February 27th, 2011

Special Review: 7 Khoon Maaf

Written by on February 21st, 2011

With his masterful adaptations of Shakespeare with Maqbool and Omkara, Vishal Bhardwaj turns to another literary source: Ruskin Bond’s short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands for Saat Khoon Maaf . A film like Saat Khoon Maaf is likely to be heralded a classic or cult turkey in later years, but for now it is a solid […]

Editorial: Balancing The Act

Written by on February 17th, 2011

The millennium brought with it a desire by the Hindi filmmakers to modernize their films and challenge the ‘Bollywood’ genre. Directors like Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu, Farhan Akhtar and many more introduced the audiences to a new brand of cinema unlike anything Hindi cinema had witnessed. They challenged the genre that had been […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not: Imran Khan’s Wedding Party

Written by on February 14th, 2011

Last week Aamir Khan held a wedding party for his nephew Imran Khan and the who’s who of Bollywood, business and politics turned up to celebrate with the newly wed couple. With actors and actresses such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Shammi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Deepika […]

Our Favourite Filmi Mr. Right and Wrong!

Written by on February 14th, 2011

Yes, the day of love is upon us. Valentine’s Day. It is a holiday that divides people into those who love a mushy holiday and those who feel it’s commercialized nonsense. We here at BollySpice are firmly in the mushy holiday group! So, what better than to look at some of the most romantic and […]

Celeb Bashing – Latest Twitter Trend

Written by on February 12th, 2011

India has been largely a star struck country – cinema and cricket are a part of all our living room and water-cooler discussions. A celeb is an idol for most of us and we like to know how different they are from their real life persona and how they conduct themselves in their daily lives. […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – Yeh Saali Zindagi Premiere

Written by on February 9th, 2011

The premiere of director Sudhir Mishra’s latest flick Yeh Saali Zindagi took place on the 3rd February. Yeh Saali Zindagi is a romantic thriller starring Irrfan Khan and newbies Arunoday Singh, Chitrangada Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari. The film tells the story about how far people have to go to win ones love. Of course […]

Numerologist Niraj Mancchanda predicts how the year for cricketers will be in 2011

Written by on February 9th, 2011

This week will see the release of Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House on Friday, 11th of February. In the film, Akshay Kumar’s character gets the chance to fulfill a dream by playing cricket for the national team in England. The film has several key cricket scenes and features cricketers from the England, Australia, South Africa, India […]

Film Review: Hum Dono (in color) – Subhash K. Jha

Written by on February 5th, 2011

Abhi na jao chhod kar ke dil abhi bhara nahin…The film’s anthemic love ballad, regarded as one of the finest love songs ever composed for Hindi cinema, rings through your heart after the lengthy film is done – and let’s face it, nearly 3 hours of playing-time for a long-forgotten war saga can get tedious […]

Hum Dono Music Launch by Dev Anand

Written by on February 2nd, 2011

“I am a very modern man, I go ahead, I don’t look backwards” exclaimed Dev saab very appreciatively much to the glee of his attentive audience. The statement was in response to whether his film Hum Dono, which is being re-released after 50 years, will appeal to today’s audience. Originally released in 1961, Dev Anand […]

Stars Sizzle at the 56th Idea Filmfare Awards

Written by on February 1st, 2011

Considered as the Oscars of Bollywood cinema, it is no secret that the Filmfare awards are the most revered of the lot – as one of the winners rightly said that in spite of his movie’s good run at other awards, his mom wanted him to win the Filmfare! The who’s who of the film […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not: Filmfare Awards Night

Written by on February 1st, 2011

It is the awards ceremony that all Bollywood fans have been patiently waiting for – the Filmfare awards. With appearances from some of Bollywood’s biggest stars the Filmfare awards was also the perfect place for us fashion lovers to see who wore what. Fashion wise, the trend for the 56th Filmfare awards was defiantly Indian […]

BollySpice at the 56th Idea Filmfare Awards

Written by on January 31st, 2011

January 29th, 6:00 pm and this reporter found herself at the Yash Raj studios, Andheri with a VIP pass to the most popular Bollywood awards – the Filmfare awards. With the who’s who of the industry turning up for the award show, it was no surprise that the 56th Idea Filmfare award night turned out […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – Mijwan Fashion Show

Written by on January 30th, 2011

Last week, on Sunday 23rd January, some of Bollywood biggest stars got together to strut their stuff on the catwalk all in the name of charity. The charity fashion show, called ‘Mijwan,’ was organised by Shabana Azmi in order to raise funds for the empowerment of rural girls in India. Shabana Azmi’s father, the late […]

Scene By Scene: Udaan

Written by on January 28th, 2011

An actor delivers not only through dialogues or body language but by expressions as well. A silent scene can emote what a dialogue cannot and expressions can emote what the whole character cannot. The scenes that I consider favorites remain testimony to this fact. I feel it is the facial expression and body language that […]

See who we saw at the Filmfare Nominations Red Carpet Event!

Written by on January 28th, 2011

Sometimes things can happen that you don’t expect and that is what happened to our writer Amrita on her trip to Mumbai. Check out what happened when she happened by chance upon the red carpet into the Filmfare Nominations Party! Yet another night in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and yet another decision to […]

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