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Love of Musicals leads to Love of Bollywood

Written by on November 11th, 2007

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world but until recently, unless you had grown up watching the films, the word Bollywood would not mean anything to you. Even this reporter did not know of this genre until just a few years ago. Slowly, the Hindi film industry has gained worldwide exposure […]

Happy Diwali 2007!

Written by on November 7th, 2007

Diwali or Deepawali is the Hindu festival that celebrates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhaya after 14 years in exile. On this day Indians across the globe mark the return of Lord Rama by celebrating with traditional Indian sweets and decorating the whole house in ghee lamps and decorative lights. It is also celebrated […]

Om Shanti Om vs. Saawariya: The Battle for Number One

Written by on November 7th, 2007

Diwali is just around the corner and that means only one thing- big movie releases! Nothing could be truer this year, as we are being treated to two of the biggest films of the year, which have been saved for this festive day. If you follow Bollywood at all, all you have been hearing lately […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not (21st October – 2nd November)

Written by on November 3rd, 2007

Deepika Padukone definitely knows how to make a simple outfit look classy and stylish. Moreover, unlike other stars, she knows that subtlety is the key to making an outfit look beautiful. Wearing a plain white button down blouse, and black pants, it would have been hard to mess up such a simple outfit. To dress […]

Scream and Shout: Blind, Obsessive and Disillusioned fans

Written by on November 3rd, 2007

Note: The views expressed in this article belong solely to the writer and are not endorsed by BollySpice. In our society, celebrities warrant hysteria. This is a given that probably won’t change any time soon. In fact, I myself can testify to going ga-ga over celebrities once in a while. But when does admiration and […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not (24th September – 20th October)

Written by on October 24th, 2007

Sadly, Neha Dhupia wore this hideous outfit to MTV’s Style Awards. For starters, the top is way too tight for her which makes the blouse look so stretched as if the buttons are going to pop off any minute. The belt is simply ugly and the rose looks so random hanging off her breast. Not […]

Best of Music Composers in 2007!

Written by on October 24th, 2007

Where would Indian cinema be without its music!? It is an attribute that makes us stand out and only the fantastic composers of this industry are to be credited for it! They have given us all those infectious tunes that have been playing over and over, in our heads and on our MP3 players, since […]

Blog: Top 5 Most Tear Jerking Scenes of Recent Times

Written by on October 24th, 2007

We have seen Bollywood movies and we know the different genres they have. Drama, comedy, musical and all. There is only one thing that gets an audience in the movie theatre to start sniffing, and that is… Tear Jerking scenes. Meaning, sad scenes. What makes a sad scene? It can be a child losing his […]

Eid Mubarak!

Written by on October 13th, 2007

Every religion is defined by a major holiday that is considered to be the biggest day of the year for the religion. For the Muslims, that holiday is Eid. Eid is the holiday that follows the holy month of Ramadan. After the month long fasting period, people are eager to celebrate their hard work. We […]

Spotlight: Rani Mukerji

Written by on October 12th, 2007

“According to me acting should be done from the heart. You have to feel every given emotion and perform with ease and sincerity.” -Rani Mukerji Rani Mukerji, one of Bollywood’s finest artists, has won the praise of critics and the love of fans all over the world for her sincere portrayal of her roles. She […]

Your Guide To Bollywood This Winter!

Written by on October 5th, 2007

Some may say that 2007 has been a quiet year, however, it is only because the industry plans to end with a bang! We now bring you a Bollywood guide for this winter! October The month has just begun however cinegoers can already look forward to some very interesting releases. Yash Raj Films and Priyadarshan […]

Bizarre Song Picturizations

Written by on October 4th, 2007

Here are Prathna’s views on what makes a Bizarre Song Picturization: Nach Baliye — Bunty Aur BabliIf there was ever a track that could be said to have ruined the shear beauty of a track than Nach Baliye would definitely be it. Besides the horrendous wardrobes of both Abhishek and Rani this songs ruined everything […]

Top 5 Ridiculous Song Picturizations

Written by on October 4th, 2007

Song picturizations are what sets Bollywood movies apart from other genres. They are filled with sensational and unique choreography and the beautiful sceneries range from the pyramids of Egypt to the locales of hillstations. There are many different kinds of them: . Item songs, which are always so hot and sizzling that they set the […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not (11th – 23rd September)

Written by on September 24th, 2007

First up is Preity Zinta accompanied by Ness Wadia (aka Prune Lips). It pains me to say it but I’m not feeling the bangs in her hair, which look like she cut them herself. And normally yellow is a colour she can carry off well. It looks good on her here too but the loose […]

A Decade of Item Numbers

Written by on September 23rd, 2007

Item numbers puzzle me. They’re so simple — just a star shaking a leg on screen, yet they are sometimes so intoxicating that you can’t help but want to jump up and dance yourself (Hint: Lock your door first.). As silly as it may seem, a five-minute song can often lift your spirits and make […]

Toronto Film Festival 2007

Written by on September 16th, 2007

For past two weeks, Toronto has held its 32nd Annual International Film Festival, a prestigious festival that is said to be a lead-up to the Oscars. In fact critic Roger Ebert said, “Cannes may be the biggest, but Toronto is the most important.” At this years’ festival the Hindi film industry certainly made its presence […]

The A-C of Bollywood Belles

Written by on September 16th, 2007

I recall reading an article once about Cannes in the Times Sunday magazine. In the article they talked about how Cannes was the breeding ground for the Hollywood starlet – a C-grade actress, getting maximum public exposure. It’s times like these that I am grateful that Bollywood doesn’t have quite the clout Hollywood has. While […]

An Open Letter to Yash Raj & ilk…

Written by on September 16th, 2007

Dear Yash Raj Camp and your ilk, I write to you as an avid film-goer and Indian film fan. Having grown up with Bollywood I have the utmost fascination for this particular cinema. I love the songs. I love the dances. I even love the ridiculous set of rules self-imposed by the industry. However, in […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not (1st – 10th September)

Written by on September 11th, 2007

Kangana Ranaut has been spotted at the Wills India Fashion Week (along with a few other stars), here she is seen in a creation designed by Priya and Chintan at the Wills India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Frankly we love the dress and we gotta hand it to her, Ms. Ranaut is looking quite […]

Spotlight: Esha Deol

Written by on September 6th, 2007

“As far as I am concerned, I pick those characters that I feel I will enjoy playing and do justice to. Never say never, is what I believe, so I grab any role that gives me a chance to perform well.” ~ Esha Deol Esha Deol is one of Bollywood’s rising stars who has a […]

Discussion: The Deathly Hallows

Written by on September 4th, 2007

Note: This article contains spoilers Emerging from page 784 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I realize that the spell cast upon me ten years ago has finally lifted. Yet its after-effects still linger, like a suffusing glow threatening to overtake my mind. The adventure Harry took us on is one the world will […]

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