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Scene by Scene: ‘Mera Jahan’ – song from Taare Zameen Par

Written by on February 6th, 2009

When watching Aamir Khan act, you know you can’t expect anything but the best. Last year, we all learned that the same goes for Aamir Khan the director. From the very beginning, Taare Zameen Par touches your soul, brings back unexpected memories and makes you shed tears you had promised yourself you would never spill […]

Blog: Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire makes Mumbai look like a sewer!

Written by on January 31st, 2009

Anil Kapoor stood up and cheered lustily into the camera when Danny Boyle won the Golden Golden Globe last weekend. I wish I could share his enthusiasm for Danny’s phenomenal flight into frenzy. After all the accolades and awards Slumdog Millionaire(SM) proves to be a deafening blow to the year that saw Mumbai go numb […]

Ghajini vs. Ghajini

Written by on January 24th, 2009

Expectations, expectations and more expectations. Every movie has its fair share of it. Some less and some more. Regardless, it always seems to be a reason behind a film’s success. If it exceeds or meets expectations they say its a success, and if it falls below then a failure. For Ghajini these very expectations came […]

Scream and Shout: Daboo Ratnani

Written by on January 24th, 2009

Every new year, the industry prepares itself for the launch of celebrity calendars from some of the most talented photographers of India. The launch is a gala event and fans hold their breathes to witness their favorite celeb in yet another creative avatar. However, are all these photographers really worth the scream and shout? Well, […]

Top 10 Actors of 2008

Written by on January 21st, 2009

This has been a great year for actors with a range of star vehicles such as Jodhaa Akbar, Singh is Kinng, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini to work with — but perhaps more interestingly, a slew of movies with fascinating plots that allow real actors to express themselves such as A Wednesday, Maharathi […]

Top 10 Actresses of 2008

Written by on January 20th, 2009

At the end of every year, it’s strange to look back and see how the tide has turned. Actresses that were once at the top of their game have fallen down several notches while a fresh batch of promising newcomers has graced the industry. It’s been an extremely difficult cast to narrow down the best […]

Top 5 Jodis of 2008

Written by on January 20th, 2009

Couples that sizzle up your screen with their chemistry, love that makes your relationship look like a tragedy, and romance that makes you want to chuck your husband/boyfriend out because he’s an insensitive git. These are the filmi jodis of Bollywood! Though admittedly not a great year for Bollywood, 2008 brought forward many new, old […]

Scene By Scene: Deepika’s Best Scene

Written by on January 17th, 2009

With the opening of one of 2009′s most hyped movies Chandni Chowk to China we turn the lights on the leading lady Deepika Padukone. After starring Om Shanti Om and Bachna Ae Haseeno, the girl with the charming personality and warming smile takes on her third and fourth role in the Akshay Kumar starrer. In […]

Best of Akshay Kumar

Written by on January 16th, 2009

“I have dabbled with action, romance, dance, emotion and comedy. I think I’ve done well in all. It’s important to keep doing something different and reinvent oneself to avoid stagnation from creeping in.” – Akshay Kumar Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, known to the Indian film audience as Akshay Kumar has starred in over 80 Hindi […]

Top 10 Movies of 2008

Written by on January 16th, 2009

Though many seem to believe that the year gone by was not a particularly extraordinary year for Indian cinema, we beg to differ. Granted, there may not have been as many out-and-out masala potboilers as usual, but this year several smaller budget films managed to solidify their place in the industry. 2008 has only reaffirmed […]

Top 10 Directors of 2008

Written by on January 16th, 2009

Behind every great movie, there is a director who has put everything he has into making that film. The year 2008 had directors trying new things, with novel approaches and different stories, and they gave us some incredible films to see. Not only were there hard hitting dramas, there were some great comedies, a new […]

10 Biggest Disasters of 2008

Written by on January 12th, 2009

What makes a box office disaster? At the lowest level, you can look at the absolute loss to the company making the movie — but that would be a fairly dry list suitable only for accounting students. More important perhaps is the loss on expectation that the moviegoer or fan feels when he sees the […]

The Top 10 Grossers of 2008

Written by on January 12th, 2009

2008 has drawn to an end, and what a difference 3 months can make. The top ten chart has been updated and we have some new entries and some exits. The festive season had several big releases to round up the year and what a way to end. Ladies and gents (drum roll please) I […]

10 Albums That Rocked Our World in 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Bollywood fans not only countdown to the release of their favorite stars’ films, they also can’t wait to get their hands on the music. Soundtracks are not just background music in Bollywood films; they augment the story and give meaning to the film. A terrific soundtrack is not only full of great songs, but also […]

Top 25 Songs of 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Great songs are one of the things that make Hindi films so good, and in 2008 there were an abundance of great songs. There were full-on rock jams, gorgeous ballads, dance mixes that made you want to move, and of course bhangra and typical Hindi film beats. Lots of the albums encompassed all those styles […]

Top 10 Dances of 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Many a times, Hindi movies make you laugh and cry simultaneously, work as a vent to let out anger. make you “aw” at romantic scenes and “ew” at sleazy ones, and lastly, make you sing and dance to their musical tunes. In fact, the “singing and dancing” has become a trademark in Bollywood, and no […]

Most Improved Celebrities of 2008

Written by on January 4th, 2009

In an earlier article we provided a list of celebrities that have some major areas to work on if they want to be successful in the New Year. This time around we take the opposite approach and take a look at a few celebrities who have made great strides in their careers while giving solid […]

Top Controversies of 2008

Written by on January 2nd, 2009

Initially, I didn’t think there were too many controversies in 2008. However, after some brainstorming with the rest of the team, we realized that 2008 was full of controversies. So, BollySpice compiled a list of all the big and small, interesting and not-so interesting, juicy and boring hullabaloos that erupted from the Bollywood camp in […]

Top 10 Newcomers of 2008

Written by on January 2nd, 2009

Each year a new batch of actors and actresses try and make their mark in the halls of Hindi filmdom. Though some go unnoticed, each year there are some performances that stand out and you know you are seeing the start of a something special: an actor or actress who is destined to be a […]

Bollywood Razzies Awards 2008

Written by on December 31st, 2008

Good evening Bollywood fans! Once again we come together at the end of the year to acknowledge the best of the…uhh lets correct that, we come together to acknowledge the worst that occurred in Bollywood over the last year. Most awards congratulate the best that occurred over 2008, but we want to be hatke and […]

Bollywood’s New Years’ Resolutions for 2009

Written by on December 31st, 2008

Alas, things can’t always be perfect. As BollySpice takes you through the best of 2008 over the next week or so in our annual New Year’s series, we must also take into account those that have some serious planning to do for the New Year. In this article we highlight the personalities of tinsel town […]

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