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Take a peek into 2008…

Written by on December 31st, 2007

The final releases of the year have hit theatres and all eyes are now on the New Year and what it has in store. So far, 2008 looks extremely promising for the industry with several intriguing films lined up. Let’s take a look. The first quarter of any year is usually quieter since there aren’t […]

Yash Raj Films sink?

Written by on December 13th, 2007

With every rise can just as easily arrive a tumultuous fall. Such is the case for Yash Raj Films this year, as they have literally gone sliding downhill after some mediocre films, horrible promotion and dare I say—overconfidence. This was a mammoth year for the once leading production house that has given us hits in […]

Why We Love Aaja Nachle

Written by on December 11th, 2007

“The man who taught your mother how to dance and how to live…” The most beautiful dialogue of the film. It made me want to start watching it again. One of the ways I know that I truly love a movie is if, while watching it, I am ready to start watching it over again. […]

Madhuri’s Best Dance Numbers

Written by on November 27th, 2007

“For me it is not just about shaking my hands and feet or moving to a rhythm. It just comes from my soul. It’s a very spiritual thing for me whether it is a Western number or an Indian one.” ~ Madhuri Dixit One of Bollywood’s greatest actresses, Madhuri Dixit is also considered by all […]

The Original Concept: Saawariya – The Quality Film Winner

Written by on November 23rd, 2007

On the weekend I had the opportunity to watch one of the two new Diwali Releases, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s SAAWARIYA. For those of you that do know me, I am a fine lover of the arts and off-beat style cinema – from my adventures at the Toronto Film Festival and other such movies. As such, […]

Scream and Shout: Saawariya vs OSO: The Final Analysis

Written by on November 13th, 2007

Note: The views expressed in this article belong solely to the writer and are not endorsed by BollySpice. As most people who have been following the box office will know, OSO has outdone Saawariya internationally as well as in India. In fact, OSO has outdone Lion for Lambs in the UK, ranking top which is […]

Scream and Shout: Why OSO over Saawariya?

Written by on November 13th, 2007

Note: The views expressed in this article belong solely to the writer and are not endorsed by BollySpice. Diwali of 2007 will be listed in the pages of the history as the biggest catfight in Bollywood industry. When Om Shanti Om and Saawariya took the stage on November 9, the expectations were high. The hype […]

Who’s Hot Who’s Not (2nd November – 10th November)

Written by on November 11th, 2007

Amisha Patel was seen at the much anticipated Saawariya premiere wearing this sheer pink sari. Soft pink is a nice colour on her, although I don’t particularly like the sari in general. The blouse is extremely shiny and revealing. I know that many actresses have been wearing these miniscule sari blouses lately, but Amisha seems […]

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 […]

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