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REFLECTIONS 2013: Best Choreography of 2013

Written by on January 2nd, 2014

Every year Bollywood says, Aaja nachle! And we do! How many of you are doing the signature Batameez Dil or Raghupati Raghav step when the song comes on the radio? It’s moments like that that remind you of the power of our choreographers. We now stop to glorify these brilliant creative minds who made our […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: Items Stars 2013

Written by on January 2nd, 2014

2013 saw legends, established celebrities, and newcomers alike try their hands (and hips!) at item numbers. As usual, the BollySpice team enjoyed watching all our favorite actors and actresses shake a leg on the big screen but a select few stood out the most.   5. Sonakshi Sinha – “Thank God It’s Friday” (Himmatwala), “Party […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: New Year Resolutions For Bollywood in 2014

Written by on December 31st, 2013

For every wrong step we take, the wise thing to do would be learn from it. The origination of New Year’s Resolutions stems from many religious activities but at the end of the day, it’s a promise. To start a good thing or break the bad one. Bollyspice presents you our list of NEW YEAR’S […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: Best Movie Posters 2013

Written by on December 30th, 2013

From Special 26 to Krrish 3 here’s a look at what we think are the best looking posters of movies released this year. 1. Aashiqui 2 The music of this movie made it on our best album list this year and now the poster has caught our eye too. Kyunki tum hi ho… 2. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: Best Magazine Covers

Written by on December 30th, 2013

Look how quickly time has flown! One year after crowning Aamir Khan’s appearance in Time Magazine as number 1; BollySpice brings to you our list of the 10 magazine covers which we loved the most in 2013. In a year which marks the centenary of Indian Cinema, there were some truly delightful covers that emerged […]

REFLECTIONS 2013: Top 5 Heart Breaking Scenes of 2013

Written by on December 28th, 2013

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT – THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES PIVOTAL SCENES AND PROVIDES A SYNOPSIS FOR THE FILMS: AASHIQUI 2; ABCD ANYBODY CAN DANCE; LOOTERA; RAANJHANAA; RAM-LEELA. Now these are MAJOR spoilers so read on at your own risk! They say that love makes the world go around. That is certainly true and an aspect that Bollywood profusely […]

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REFLECTIONS 2013: Top 5 Heartbreaking Songs of 2013

Written by on December 28th, 2013

The Bollywood song is a magical aspect of a Bollywood film. Through the song, emotions not only have free reign of conveying what may not or cannot be said through the film’s narrative, but can also drive the storyline forward to outstanding lengths.Falling in love, being besotted in love, expressing love and celebrating love are […]

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 […]

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