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Star Names and Their Meanings

Written by on November 7th, 2008

Everyone remembers the Raj and Simran craze that took over the desi world post DDLJ. Every other child was named after the mischievous Raj and obedient Simran. Then many moons later, Hrithik Roshan lit up the screens with his chiseled Greek god looks, and baby boys all over were named after him. It has almost […]

Ten Bollywood Movies Everyone Should See (1975-2008)

Written by on November 7th, 2008

You know what? There are so many great Bollywood movies, it would be impossible to just list ten of them – so the gracious editors of BollySpice.com have allowed me to do the whole enthralling exercise twice over! In the first part of this article, we read about the 10 greatest movies in the early […]

“It’s Diwala on Diwali!” predicts numerologist Niraj Mancchanda

Written by on October 24th, 2008

Unfortunately, 2008 has not been a particularly great year for Bollywood with small-budget films like Jannat, Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na, Phoonk and 1920 doing well whereas big-budget films such as God Tussi Great Ho, Kidnap, Drona and many more have been huge flops. Even Singh Is Kinng has entailed huge losses to its distributors, […]

Karz Retrospective

Written by on October 19th, 2008

Of course, everyone wishes Himesh Reshammiya the best of luck with Karzzzz released this Friday. The movie has a great cast with Urmila Matondkar, Shweta Kumar and Dino Morea and the promos look good. However, it’s going to have to be a speed racer if it’s going to overtake the original Karz in the popularity […]

Himesh Reshammiya Songs We Love

Written by on October 16th, 2008

It is a known fact that Himesh Reshammiya is one of the biggest stars of Indian Music. So far he has done it all, from composing, producing to acting and singing. According to Himesh, he got his start early in the music business, “I have always been crazy about music and when I started to […]

Funny Celebrity Quotes

Written by on October 13th, 2008

Minissha Lamba:“I would never be a Big Brother contestant. I am a very private person in real life and can’t imagine the thought of being watched day-in and day-out by the whole wide world.” Well Minissha, if you can’t do that then I wonder why you are an actress?

Ten Bollywood Movies Everyone Should See (Until 1975)

Written by on October 8th, 2008

The year 2008 marks the 95th anniversary of Bollywood cinema. It was in 1913, that the very first Indian — okay, not technically Bollywood — movie was made — Raja Harishchandra. Few who sat in the Coronation Theatre in Mumbai on May 3rd, 1913 could have realised that they were witnessing one of the most […]

Scene by Scene: Rang De Basanti climax

Written by on September 24th, 2008

When I was first told about selecting a scene to exemplify Hindi movies, I was absolutely lost. Honestly, in the past 16 years, I’ve seen a ridiculous number of movies. To choose one scene from all these seems like such an absurdly large task, and I didn’t know where to begin. Even though some bad […]

Scene by Scene: Bunty Aur Babli’s Introduction

Written by on September 15th, 2008

For this week I thought I would change it up a little and instead of choosing a favorite scene, I would write about a perfect song to introduce characters in a film. There were many I could choose from, but for this week I am shining the light on Rani’s and Abhishek’s entrances in Bunty […]

Spotlight: Randeep Hooda

Written by on September 14th, 2008

He debuted with perhaps one of the most unique roles of all time. Leading him into the world of cinema was one of the most remarkable makers Indian cinema has seen till date, Mira Nair. Randeep Hooda certainly made heads turn with his charming looks and enticing Australian accent in Mira Nair’s 2001 release Monsoon […]

Still to come in 2008

Written by on September 10th, 2008

Bollywood has had some ups and downs so far this year at the ticket counter. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and Rock On!! rocked the box-office and Singh is Kinng was Kingg, while others sank without much notice. With just 4 months left until 2009 there are still some highly anticipated films getting ready to […]

Scene by Scene: Romance Mughal Style!

Written by on September 8th, 2008

When I was asked to pick my favourite romantic scene from a Hindi film I sat myself down and had a bit of a think. This was going to be very difficult… picking one scene out of so many is no easy task. The longer and harder I thought, the more my mind would come […]

Scene by Scene: Ultimate Betrayal in ‘Om Shanti Om’

Written by on September 1st, 2008

Now it’s my turn, and I’ve chosen to write about a scene that could have arguably been the turning point in a bright career. It is a scene from the recently released Om Shanti Om. The scene in question features Arjun Rampal as Mukesh, and Deepika Padukone as Shanti. THE SCENE:Shanti has just broken the […]

Spotlight: Arjun Rampal

Written by on August 31st, 2008

A hot model. A sexy actor. A great father. These are just a few qualities of the man we all know as Arjun Rampal. He started out as a model and became one of the greatest rising stars Bollywood has ever seen. From Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat to Don and Om Shanti Om, Arjun has […]

Scene by Scene: Romance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Written by on August 27th, 2008

Well, it was my turn to chose a scene close to my heart and this one truly connects deeply with me. It is from the film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and you probably can already guess which scene I mean. If you are a fan of Bollywood you know who stars in this wonderful film; […]

Scene by Scene: Undying love in Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’

Written by on August 19th, 2008

When I was told it was my turn to pick a favourite scene and analyze it, I didn’t have to think too hard before my mind wandered to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s haunting climax in Devdas. The film itself celebrates a costume drama in all its glory, and this is perhaps one of the few scenes […]

Behind the scenes of the songs of ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’

Written by on August 16th, 2008

Bachna Ae Haseeno opened in theaters on August 15th and for many it was the end of a long wait for a new Ranbir Kapoor movie. Fans were also excited to see him paired opposite three lovely ladies, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone and Minissha Lamba in the Yash Raj film. Directed by Siddharth Anand, it […]

Scene by Scene: Emotional confrontation in ‘Ankahee’

Written by on August 11th, 2008

This time around, we take a scene from a rather recent film that didn’t quite set the box office on fire. Still, it is filled with many intimate moments. The scene in question is probably the best of Amisha Patel’s career and it is from the film Ankahee. Apparently, her performance shocked the entire crew […]

Spotlight: Katrina Kaif

Written by on August 8th, 2008

If there is any actress that is being discussed all over the industry these days, it is Katrina Kaif. Films, advertising campaigns, gossip headlines… you name it and she is there! Today, Katrina is an actor that has established herself as one of the top stars over the last few years. This spotlight gives me […]

Spotlight: Akshay Kumar

Written by on August 8th, 2008

“I have dabbled with action, romance, dance, emotion, and now comedy. I think I’ve done well in all. It’s important to keep doing something different and reinvent oneself to avoid stagnation.” – Akshay Kumar The above quote completely defines one of Bollywood’s greatest and most versatile actors, Akshay Kumar. In action films Akki excels… give […]

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