Bollywood Features

“Right Ya Wrong is the surprise shocker of the year” – Subhash K Jha

Written by on March 15th, 2010

Don’t breathe. Don’t dare even blink. And please forget that visit to the loo. Damn, even the bag of popcorn will be forgotten on your clenched lap. Right Ya Wrong is the surprise shocker of the year. If you’ve forgotten that jump-out-of-the-seat feeling then it’s time to nudge it awake again. Debutant director Neerraj Pathak […]

“Hide & Seek packs a punch” – Subhash K Jha

Written by on March 15th, 2010

So whodunit? Put a bunch of assorted dysfunctional men and women into a shopping mall not to shop, but to get bumped off. And voila, the whodunit takes the characters to shop until they drop , one by one. There’s a Santa Claus with a hatchet in hand running around the deathly-still sparkling-clean spotless and […]

Subhash K Jha: Thanks Maa is a journey into lives that were born into despair

Written by on March 15th, 2010

He’s 12 and homeless. And he refuses to adopt the swaggering amorality of his friends on the street. They call him Municipal Ghatkopar because that’s the address where he was dumped as a child. But he prefers to be known as Salman Khan. Salman, you fear may appear in this uplifting tale of street children […]

Sonu Niigaam in Concert!

Written by on March 10th, 2010

What Shah Rukh Khan means for Bollywood Entertainment, Sonu Niigaam means the same for the music industry and film music. Both are fantastic performers and know how to keep an audience entertained. And on the 27th of February, after a five-year wait, the fabulous Sonu Niigaam was finally back on stage in Holland. There was […]

Abhishek Bachchan: Karan Johar is a terrible actor!

Written by on March 10th, 2010

In a first for Abhishek Bachchan, the star turned guru to give an Actor’s Masterclass as part of the Tongues on Fire 12th Asian Film festival. At a central London cinema, BollySpice was in the audience to get the gyaan from Junior B. To a packed audience of film fans and industry professionals, Bachchan opened […]

Sonu Niigaam: “Dutch audience has admirable taste of music”

Written by on March 8th, 2010

He is known and recognized the world over as one of Bollywood’s greatest singers! You can hear his outstanding performances on the soundtracks of some of your favourite movies. Not only does he shine on soundtracks, when he performs his live shows he makes fabulous music. I got the chance to speak with the one […]

First Family

Written by on March 8th, 2010

What a whirlwind of week have we had – its been hectic shectic yaars! A big Raj&Pablo thanks for all your words of support – you all rock! Well, London is awash with Bollytastic fabolousness – The Tongues On Fire – The 12th London Asian Film Festival launched in complete fanfare and honoured two members […]

“It is not only a money issue, it is more about what is right and what is wrong” Sonu Niigaam

Written by on March 3rd, 2010

BollySpice journalist Charla Manohar got together with musical sensation Sonu Niigaam before his concert in Rotterdam. In the first part of the interview, the singer talked about the copyright issues that have recently been raised in Bollywood. Writers, composers and lyricists want to make amendments to the current copyright act of 1957. According to this […]

MissMalini on the 55th Idea Filmfare Awards 2009- Good, Bad & Ugly!

Written by on March 3rd, 2010

Guest writer MissMalini gives up her take and inside scoop on the 2009 Filmfare awards! Saturday night’s star-studded ceremony featured some of Bollywood’s biggest acts with of course a shimmering parade down the red carpet first! Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan returned as the masters of ceremony along with Karan Johar (clearly the […]

Rant and Rave: Striker

Written by on March 3rd, 2010

The latest Siddharth Hindi film, Striker, struck a chord with YouTube audiences with its worldwide online release, generating a good deal of revenue even with only U.S. audiences paying for viewing. One unexpected side-effect of Studio 18’s cutting-edge release strategy was the newfound ability of Western audiences to respond to the movie in real-time. (If […]

Subhash K Jha: Teen Patti re-defines the male-adventure genre

Written by on March 3rd, 2010

If you can get over the ludicrousness of a distinguished mathematician whose God is Albert Einstein and who at the end of the film gets the ‘Isaac Newton Award’ for excellence in his field, masquerading as a seedy gambler (in a lungi, if you please!) then Teen Patti is a surprisingly skillful and audaciously complex […]

Raj&Pablo’s Bollytastic World on KCK and Teen Patti!

Written by on March 3rd, 2010

In a new addition to their bollyfabulous column, Raj&Pablo , in an exclusive video, tell BollySpice readers all the gossip and the news from Bollywood this week. Episode one also features a couple of mini reviews of this week’s newest film releases. The talk includes Teen Patti, Karthik Calling Karthik and even a bit about […]

February Philmi Fundaas

Written by on February 22nd, 2010

It seems to feel like a quiet week after the hurly burly of MNIK with no releases in London – we hate when this happens. We were are still waiting for the DVD release of Ishqiya – everyone who has seen this movie in India is pleased at the success and the fantastic performances – […]

It’s a Dum Maro Dum Duniya

Written by on February 16th, 2010

What a Bollyrollertcoaster week its been — the juggernaut that is My Name Is Khan finally hit our screens and despite everything has lived up to all the expectations and more! People are rebooking and the word is WOW! Raj&Pablo SOCHE:As unashamed Lovers of Bollywood, MNIK hits the mark and in one word is brilliant! […]

Karan Johar Spotlight

Written by on February 12th, 2010

Karan Johar may hail from a reputable film family but the director-producer has had to prove himself worthy of a place in Hindi cinema right from the get-go. It wasn’t as easy as being handed Dharma Productions on a silver platter, a production house put together by his father Yash Johar many years ago, the […]

BLOG: My Name is Khan is a film about the power of love

Written by on February 12th, 2010

Do you remember a time when going to the theater was a big event? When you waited for weeks for a film to release, bought tickets well in advance and picked out a special outfit for the big day? A time when actors were mysterious, otherworldly creatures that made you believe in the characters and […]

Our Name is… 3KRP – KAJOL, KARAN, KHAN and Raj&Pablo!

Written by on February 10th, 2010

What a week it’s been. Despite all the hurly burly that made us anxious and tense, the magic that was an audience with Kajol, Karan Johar & Shah Rukh Khan with Raj&Pablo for Love Bollywood on the BBC Asian Network left us all elated. Hats of to the “terrible trio” who despite the whirlwind of […]

A look back at the SRK/Kajol jodi

Written by on February 9th, 2010

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. What can you say about a jodi who is just 5 films old, yet one of the most bankable jodi’s in Hindi cinema? A jodi that has not yet delivered a box office dud. A jodi that has produced some of Bollywood’s biggest hits – […]

Best Comedians of 2009

Written by on January 13th, 2010

“I am thankful for laughter,” said veteran director, writer and comedian Woody Allen, “except when milk comes out of my nose.” And if he compared drama to a meal, Allen also said that comedy was the dessert — a meringue, all frothy and light as air. 2009 was a difficult year for those of us […]

Top 5 Villains of 2009

Written by on January 11th, 2010

“Kitne aadmi the” (Sholay, 1975), “Mogambo khush hua!” (Mr. India, 1989) and “Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra” (Bobby, 1973). What do all those lines have in common? If you’re an avid Hindi film viewer you’ll have no trouble figuring out that these famous history defining lines were spoken by some of the most influential […]

Newcomers of 2009

Written by on January 8th, 2010

No matter what your opinion of the overall quality of 2009′s releases, there’s no question that the year heralded some notable first performances from a new crop of actors. Without further ado, here are BollySpice’s picks for Newcomers of 2009: Shazahn Padamsee – Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year Her debut might have been […]

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