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Numerologist Niraj Mancchanda Predicts the Flops of 2011

Written by on March 25th, 2011

It’s 2011=4 and that’s ruled by the planet Uranus: for some it gives and from most it takes away. A big downfall of Bollywood in 2011 predicts Numerologist and Metaphysics Practitioner Niraj Mancchanda. Salman Khan: His next release is Ready, which comes to number 13, so get “ready” for Salman’s films in 2011 to be […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – Lakme Fashion Week Day 1 and 2

Written by on March 24th, 2011

It’s the fashion week that we have all been waiting for; Lakme Fashion week took place last week and it was not just the catwalks that got us talking! Bollywood was out in full force with stars such as Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Sameera Reddy and Jacqueline Fernandez, to name a few, attending the variety […]

Scene by Scene: Company

Written by on March 21st, 2011

One of the defining characteristics of Hindi films is the interval. So often, the first half of a film is merely the pre-cursor for the second half: setting up the background and characters — preparing the viewer for an explosive second half which is where the real crux of the story takes place. For many, […]

Holi played Bolly ishtyle

Written by on March 20th, 2011

Bollywood can be seen as the celebration and amalgamation of different cultures, festivals and religions. With the festival of Holi upon us, we thought we would take a look at how Indian cinema celebrates the colourful day through its films and songs. Mother India (1957): The song ‘Holi Ayee Re Kanhai’, a very melodious song […]

Akshay Kumar shoots for Desi Boyz in the UK!

Written by on March 17th, 2011

Akshay Kumar is in the United Kingdom to shoot for Rohit Dhawan’s Desi Boyz . Along with Akshay the film also has John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Anupam Kher in leading roles. The 43-year-old superstar was reportedly to shoot sections of the film in London, but started the shoot at University of Oxford, England. A […]

Special screening of ‘Life Goes On’ at SOAS

Written by on March 17th, 2011

Directed by Sangeeta Datta, Life Goes On stars Om Puri, Girish Karnad, Soha Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore in pivotal roles. Life Goes On was inspired by Shakespeare’s play King Lear and the drama explores the relations between a grief stricken father and his three daughters. Set in London, the time is now, the family […]

A Different Kind of Ending: Final Moments in Luck By Chance

Written by on March 16th, 2011

The classic Hindi film often has two possible endings. The first is the saccharine sweet fairy tale ending. The second is all that Devdas drama. There is nothing wrong with either of these endings, and each film has its unique perspectives and nuances. Nevertheless, when a film does come out with an ending that does […]

Scene by Scene: Wake Up Sid

Written by on March 13th, 2011

2009 witnessed a few milestones in Hindi Cinema in terms of great acting, great direction and great story. While 3 Idiots took away all the accolades and glories to fame, films like Wanted, New York and Love Aaj Kal too proved to be commercial successes. But amongst all these highly appreciated movies, there was a […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not – Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards

Written by on March 11th, 2011

The Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards took place at the weekend and stars such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Shahid Kapoor all turned up. With the name Fun and Fearless Awards one would expect the stars to dress to impress and have fun with their fashions so I have to say […]

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 […]

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