Bollywood Features

When Oscar Films Came to Bollywood…

Written by on September 7th, 2009

Oscar nominated movies are without a doubt a cut above the rest. To their credit, they individually possess a unique script, a talented cast and top-notch production value. India is not far behind attempting to use the exact quotient in every film. The Hindi film industry produces a multitude of films but has unfortunately failed […]

Subhash K Jha: Teree Sang is a sweet and likable spin on premature parenthood

Written by on August 11th, 2009

This is Raj Kapoor’s Bobby with furtive sex and a baby thrown in for good measure. Otherwise the boy-meets-girl formula never seemed more homage-bound. Soft to the touch, but underpinned by a strong message on sex and the single parent, Teree Sang is a sweet and likable spin on premature parenthood. The prim and propah […]

Subhash K Jha: Love Aaj Kal is a incredibly enchanting excursion into the matter of the heart

Written by on August 8th, 2009

The first thing to be said about this incredibly enchanting excursion into the matter of the heart as seen in contemporary times and in times gone-bye-bye , is … what’s wrong with these two people who are so much in love ? We can see that love. They can’t. That’s the paradox of love in […]

Bollywood and Cricket – A Great Team!

Written by on July 31st, 2009

Thwack! What finer music is there for an Englishman or an Indian than the summer sun-blessed sound of a leather ball being lofted for six by a willowy batsman with his bat of willow? It seems inconceivable then that with the two great cultural monoliths of India being cricket and Bollywood that some intrepid producers […]

Jodis to look out for this year!

Written by on July 29th, 2009

The first half of this year has not been the greatest in Bollywood’s history – the disappointment of one or two early releases and the multiplex strike has led to falling sales revenues and frustrations for the industry’s legions of fans worldwide who have had to turn to alternative pursuits such as cricket, reality TV, […]

Films to watch out for this year…

Written by on July 13th, 2009

Okay my lovely film going junta. The strike between the producers and distributors finally ended… so we have films releasing like never before. A new release practically every week from now till the end of the year! So here is a quick snapshot of what to look forward to in the latter half of the […]

“Kambakkth should do huge business for Sajid Nadiadwala” predicts Niraj Mancchanda

Written by on July 3rd, 2009

Sajid Nadiadwala is all set to release his next magnum opus Kambakkth Ishq on 3rd July and the world is aware that the flick has already taken a huge advance booking. While titling the film Sajid had consulted numerologist Niraj Mancchanda who had earlier added two y’s in his last blockbuster Heyy Babyy to get […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not (IIFA Main Event, Macau 2009)

Written by on July 2nd, 2009

Every year IIFA weekend is the fashion extravaganza of the year! Stars get to finally leave their troubles behind and travel to a foreign land to celebrate a weekend of fantastic films and strut their stuff as they do it! Of course the highlight of the weekend is the IIFA Awards main event which honors […]

Spectacular Bollywood Weddings

Written by on June 12th, 2009

The news that Rakhi Sawant is in the process of choosing a husband with a TV version of the traditional swayamvara as most prominently depicted in the Ramayana brings to mind some of the most famous of Bollywood weddings. In the Ramayana, when Sita comes of marriageable age, her father the king organises a contest […]

Character Decoding 101: Pets

Written by on June 8th, 2009

Strangely enough, pets in Hindi cinema get zero to none recognition for their vital roles in movies. They come in many forms with the loyal dog and protective bird being perhaps the most common. The characterization of the pet in Hindi cinema is one that actually has no real definition. To the main protagonists, female […]

Only in Bollywood

Written by on June 1st, 2009

Bollywood is full of great surprises and normalcy. While song, dance, fight and romance make up the majority of Bollywood films, every so often, Bollywood fans are treated to a few unusual occurrences that leave them speechless. However, for the most part, we are more than happy with the clich

Who’s Hot Who’s Not (Cannes Film Festival 2009)

Written by on May 29th, 2009

Cannes was full of glitz and glam this year with Bollywood right on the front seat as Sharmila Tagore judged the films, Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet representing L’Oreal and Hrithik Roshan promoted his upcoming film Kites. So did they rock the red carpet or fall flat? Read on to find out! Sharmila Tagore […]

Character Decoding 101: The Father

Written by on May 28th, 2009

Fathers in Hindi cinema are perhaps the most complex and intricate of all the characters in films. They can be loving, fun, friendly and then can be strict, protective and scary. If you thought mothers in Hindi cinema were elaborate, it’s the fathers who take the cake in being difficult to understand. All Bollywood-Buffs have […]

Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks – Part II

Written by on May 25th, 2009

Well, we here at BollySpice stay true to our promises and as we promised we return with the second part of our musical journey that pays tribute to those albums that stole our hearts in the 80s, 90s and the millennium! 1980s 1. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) Better known as the movie that shot […]

Why we love Bollywood

Written by on May 25th, 2009

There is more than one reason to love Bollywood. If one Bollywood fan or writer attempted to pen down all those possible reasons, they could go on for pages. If the dances and music rock, then so do the controversies and gossip that come with it. Hindi cinema is more than exciting. The BollySpice team […]

Subhash K Jha: 99 is an original piece of work.

Written by on May 18th, 2009

After two months of aridity at the theatres one is happy to straightaway take the plunge into the never-ending wonders of la-la land, also known as the silver screen. 99 is not quite the big bad blockbuster you’d have liked to see after such a longish period of deprivation. Where you’d want a big burp-inducing […]

Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks – Part I

Written by on May 12th, 2009

Since the beginning of time music has been a crucial element of Indian Cinema. Bollywood without music is akin to fish out of water, day without light and body without soul. From heart-warming love duets to tear jerking melancholy tunes, from foot-tapping dance tracks to sexy item numbers, the Indian Music Industry runs parallel to […]

Character Decoding 101: The Aunt

Written by on May 7th, 2009

They have many names: Mami, Chachi, Bua, Tai, Kaki, Maasi, Phoi, Faiba, Phupphi, Khala and so on. Whichever name you choose, and however the relation, aunts in Hindi cinema can be fun and friendly or alternatively, conniving and crude. The character of the aunt unfortunately never forms the central protagonist of any film; she indubitably […]

The Making of the Ultimate Chick Flick: Rules, Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula

Written by on May 7th, 2009

She’s without a doubt one of the most talented filmmakers the industry has seen in recent years. Her debut film, 2003’s Rules Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, was a fresh take on the romantic comedy genre that was ahead of its time. I had the honour of catching up with the woman behind the camera of […]

Blog: The Ultimate Bollywood Chick Flick

Written by on May 4th, 2009

The title of this piece may come to you as a surprise since Bollywood is all about chick flicks. It is a cinema dedicated to chick flicks you may say. I beg to defer. What Indian cinema makes are not chick flicks but over dramatised and glamorised versions of chick flicks with barely any ounce […]

Character Decoding 101: The Mother

Written by on March 28th, 2009

The stature of the mother is perhaps the highest of all in Indian cinema and otherwise. She is ever sacrificing, the eternal blackmailer, the loving mother and the nagging mother-in-law. In all her avatars, she is a character who forms the backbone of her family in reel and real life. However, while on-screen mothers in […]

Recommendations

Copyright © 2004-2014 BollySpice.com - All Rights Reserved

20 queries in 1.058 seconds.