Bollywood Features

REFLECTIONS 2013: Top 10 Albums of the Year

Written by on December 27th, 2013

2013 has been a stellar year for soundtracks, with constant innovation and the odd chartbuster that eventually tops your most played list on your iPod. There was a lot of fabulous collaborations like Vishal Bharadwaj and South-African band Umoja for Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola or the full on Southie beats for Chennai Express. There […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: Top 5 Female Singers of 2013

Written by on December 26th, 2013

Bollywood films would be nothing without the amazing songs that accompany them. Hence, we have put together a list of the best singers that have went to great lengths to entertain us this year through their voices. Take a look at who we have selected under the female category!  5. Soha Mohapatra – ‘Ambarsariya’ (Fukrey) […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: Top 5 Male Singers of 2013

Written by on December 26th, 2013

Following on from our Top 5 Female Singers we bring to you our list of the Top 5 Male Singers that have brought unforgettable melodies to our ears in 2013. Who has given us those memorable songs that we cannot erase from our minds? Who has performed so well that they have literally outshined their […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: Best Songs of 2013

Written by on December 25th, 2013

The year in song in 2013 certainly was a treat for Hindi music fans. With songs ranging to straight-up classical influences, to songs with a Southern tinge plus the new grooves that hit high notes of hard rock, dub step, hip-hop, and punk-rock there was something for everyone. 2013 had some wonderful musical moments and […]

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REFLECTIONS 2013: 10 Best Looks of 2013

Written by on December 23rd, 2013

Bollywood Cinema is globally known for its glamour and beauty, however the gorgeous actors and actresses of B’town also require particular looks to complete their credibility in character. So it isn’t just about good looks and this year has shown some fantastic styling ventures. In particular, 2013 has been a fantastic year for the men […]

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REFLECTIONS 2013: Biggest Fashion Mistakes of 2013

Written by on December 23rd, 2013

Fashion and Indian cinema go hand in hand. And whilst for the most part we are seen, praising our lovely ladies who grace red carpets in all their designer glory, there are countless moments when we wish we could un-see what we just saw. This countdown is for those moments. Here are 5 appearances of […]

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Thirty-three: BFI’s 100 Bollywood Films: Kabhi Kabhie (1976)

Written by on December 15th, 2013

We have an early Christmas treat for all our readers! Below is an excerpt from Bollywood expert Rachel Dwyer’s much loved book 100 Bollywood Films (2005), courtesy of ‘Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute.’ Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London and is the official […]

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One Direction Goes Bollywood for 1D Day Special

Written by on December 1st, 2013

The hugely popular music group One Direction has gone Bollywood, at least for 1 day. On November 23rd, the UK band that features Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson held a special live streaming event titled 1D Day.  According to the web site, “1D Day is an exciting opportunity for […]

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Special Report: Going Once…Going Twice! A Rare Bollywood Auction: Conferro Auctions

Written by on November 30th, 2013

The Westbury gallery in London’s Mayfair was recently adorned with rare Bollywood memorabilia. “Conferro Auctions”, a British based auction house, premiered through a special and rare event – a vintage Bollywood auction that took place on the 29th of November. Consisting of a 150 lots, the memorabilia reflected a wide range of vintage Bollywood posters, […]

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Thirty-two: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

Written by on November 29th, 2013

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK), directed by Karan Johar, is a film that explores complex human relationships. The film focuses on two married couples, Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rhea (Preity Zinta) and Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan) and Maya (Rani Mukherji). However, the film is centred on the love story of Dev and Maya, which starts […]

In Retrospect: Kal Ho Naa Ho on it’s Tenth Year Anniversary

Written by on November 28th, 2013

Ten years ago to this very day, the hilarious, heartfelt and hopeful film Kal Ho Naa Ho released. This film soon became a fast favourite of mine and to this day it is still my number 1 Bollywood movie. With the amazing chemistry between the principal cast (Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan) […]

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Thirty-One: Taal (1999)

Written by on November 24th, 2013

Manav (Akshaye Khanna) comes to India with his family and meets Mansi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) the daughter of a singer, Tarababu (Alok Nath) Both the families meet and become friendly. Unbeknown to their families, Manav and Mansi fall in love. However, when Manav’s father, Jagmohan (Amrish Puri) comes to know of their romance, he decides […]

Scene by Scene: Barfi (2012)

Written by on November 24th, 2013

With dozens of films being released every year, the list of my favorite films keeps growing and the number of unforgettable scenes is long. But there is one particular scene that keeps coming to my mind and it belongs to one of the most successful films that has been released in the past few years, […]

Shakespearean Tragedies: Love and Bollywood

Written by on November 23rd, 2013

2013, the extra special year marking the centenary of Hindi Cinema is almost coming at an end. To celebrate, BollySpice briefly explores the theatrical roots of Bollywood, expanding on the contribution of William Shakespeare, the famous playwright who has continuously intrigued the Indian film industry since the beginning of the Hindi film industry. We explore […]

FRAMING MOVIES: Take Thirty: Lagaan (2001)

Written by on November 14th, 2013

The historical film may not be the most common genre in Bollywood nowadays, but with no doubt Lagaan is a fantastic film that deserves all our attention. It was directed in 2001 by Ashutosh Gowariker, who seems to enjoy historical movies, as he later made the epic Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and his next project will […]

Bollywood is daunting for outsiders – Armeena Rana Khan

Written by on November 12th, 2013

Only two Urdu television shows old, but Armeena Rana Khan is already a household name across the border. The Britian based Pakistani actress dabbles in international independent cinema, Pakistani television shows and now Hindi films. She’s a fresh face with an equally fresh outlook on how she wants to progress in her career. I caught […]

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FRAMING MOVIES: Take Twenty-Nine: Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)

Written by on November 11th, 2013

Five years after the success of his directorial debut Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Sooraj Barjatya made a phenomenal comeback with his next project Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) under his family company Rajshri Productions. It is one of the most important films to have released in the history of Hindi Cinema and contributed towards a […]

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Raj and Pablo’s The Bollywood Show: This week it’s Krrish and more!

Written by on November 1st, 2013

We have been teasing you with little sneak peeks into the Bollytastic boys Raj and Pablo’s new show The Bollywood Show that airs the last Friday of every month on B4U music and now we have something even cooler! We will have the full episodes and will be featuring it each month only on BollySpice! […]

Diana Movie Review

Written by on November 1st, 2013

Diana, which hits theaters in the US today, is a film starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews. Inspired by the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell, the film looks at the last two years of the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, through her infamous interview, her divorce, the lady coming into royalty, […]

Hrithik Roshan: “Krrish 3 is convoluted and interesting, exploring many shades of many characters.”

Written by on November 1st, 2013

Today sees the release of the highly anticipated Krrish 3 and from early news this one is going to be a blockbuster both in reviews and in box office. Of course, Hrithik Roshan is back and also joining in the super special effects laden flick are Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and the bad guy Vivek […]

Happy Bollywood Halloween!

Written by on October 31st, 2013

There is nothing better on Halloween than watching a scary film. It gets even better if it is a spooky, bone chilling, terrifying Bollywood film. With the spine tingling themes of haunted abandoned havelis (mansions), reincarnation, revenge of the dead and wandering lost spirits – who said that Bollywood only told romantic tales? You may […]

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