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TIFF Special: Peddlers Movie Review

Written by on September 14th, 2012

Vasan Bala’s first feature film, Peddlers, follows the lives of three unrelated individuals whose lives gradually intersect: Mac (Siddharth Menon), a streetwise orphan who deals drugs and does odd jobs; Bilkis (Kriti Malhotra), a young former chemistry teacher with cancer who comes to Mumbai to work as a drug mule, and eventually gets work in […]

The relationship audiences of Indian cinema have with it is the reason why I wanted to be a part of it– Priya Anand

Written by on September 14th, 2012

Just five films old and an already established star in the Southern film industry, Priya Anand is a girl to look out for! Her awe inspiring respect for cinema and love for the cinema culture of India brought her back across the seven seas from the US with the hope to pursue a career in […]

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TIFF Special: The Bright Day Movie Review

Written by on September 14th, 2012

“Isn’t it unfortunate that you still don’t know where your heart lies?” says Shiv’s father to him. Shiv’s parents are worried about him. At twenty-three he is coddled and a little cocky, and totally aimless. But Shiv agrees with his father, so it’s perhaps not surprising that he sets off on what turns into a […]

Barfi! Movie Review

Written by on September 13th, 2012

I was recently reading this gorgeous book by Shakti Salgaonkar called “Imperfect Mr. Right”. The book is a tale about how we almost dismiss Mr/Miss Right because of our societal expectations from our partners in terms of stature, riches, backgrounds etc, but fall for that very same person when packaged differently and their true identity […]

The Kapoors: A Central Dynasty of the Bollywood Film Industry

Written by on September 12th, 2012

Anyone who is a devoted Bollywood fan knows the name Kapoor. The eminent Kapoor clan is considered to be one of the most powerful dynasties in the Bombay film industry. They are a dynasty which is full of talent and over the past eighty years, their cinematic presence has been seen by generations of audiences. […]

Bollyspice at the Celebrating the Legends concert with Roop Kumar & Sunali Rathod

Written by on September 11th, 2012

Saturday evening saw the final show from Saregama’s Celebrating the Legends UK tour in London, at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, headlined by Roop Kumar Rathod and Sunali Rathod. Presented as a tribute show to Indian musical legends Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahmood, Noor Jahan and the nightingale of India – Lata Mangeshkar, the house full audience […]

Bollyspice talks to Photographer Ram Shergill about Indian Fantastique!

Written by on September 11th, 2012

To celebrate the release of India Fantastique, a book that celebrates 25 years of Indian designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Sotheby’s in London held an exhibition celebrating the work of the designers and famed photographer Ram Shergill. Ram Shergill has photographed the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, the late Amy Winehouse, and Naomi Campbell. […]

India Fantastique Launch Party at Sotheby’s

Written by on September 10th, 2012

Wednesday saw the exclusive launch party of the book India Fantastique, which marks the 25th Anniversary of famed designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, at the prestigious London auction house Sotheby’s. Stilt walkers greeted guests, which included the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Dame Judi Dench, film director Gurinder Chadha, steel baron Lakshmi Mittal, as […]

Ranbir Kapoor talks all things Barfi!

Written by on September 10th, 2012

Ranbir Kapoor is all set to light up the big screen on the 14th September with his next film release Barfi. The romantic comedy directed by Anurag Basu sees Ranbir Kapoor paired opposite Priyanka Chopra, for the second time, and sees southern actress Ileana D’Cruz make her Bollywood debut. Bollyspice.com caught up with Ranbir Kapoor […]

Raaz 3 Movie Review

Written by on September 10th, 2012

Raaz, even though a Hollywood rip-off, was a turning point in the horror genre for Bollywood and also the Bhatts. Now two sequels later, Raaz 3 has the original female lead and the director back again in an attempt to spook us. Shanaya (Bipasha Basu) is a top actress who has been losing the best […]

TIFF Special: Gangs of Wasseypur (Part 2) Movie Review

Written by on September 10th, 2012

Part 1 of director Anurag Kashyap’s sprawling family saga of power and revenge did two very important things: it introduced the character of Faizal Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), and it left me with a definite appetite to see Part 2. I had the chance to do just that a screening held in advance of the presentation […]

TIFF Special: Shanghai Movie Review

Written by on September 10th, 2012

“He didn’t understand how it had happened. Undoubtedly he never would. These moments are like shooting stars. They pass before us, leaving only a luminous trail impossible to decipher. Where do they come from? What do they plunge toward?” From the novel Z by Vassilis Vassilikos A controversial political activist fighting the displacement of people […]

TIFF Special: Ishaqzaade Movie Review

Written by on September 10th, 2012

Ishaqzaade (“Love Rebels”, rechristened “Born to Hate, Destined to Love” for TIFF2012) tells the story of Zoya (Parineeti Chopra) and Parma (Arjun Kapoor), and is set against the backdrop of the political wrangling that divides their two families. “Here comes Ms. Earthquake,” says Zoya’s father of her when she arrives home after using her gold […]

Esha Gupta talks Raaz 3!

Written by on September 7th, 2012

Newcomer Esha Gupta certainly made a very big impression with both her director and the producers in her debut film Jannat 2. In fact, she so impressed the Bhatt camp that she was immediately offered the challenging role of Sanjana in their next film, the supernatural thriller Raaz 3. Challenging because not only is she […]

Bipasha Basu: “Shanaya of Raaz 3 has been the most challenging role I have done”

Written by on September 6th, 2012

Be prepared to be jump out of your seat with fright, because Vikram Bhatt’s supernatural thriller Raaz 3 hits theaters on September 7th. Starring Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta and Bipasha Basu, Raaz 3 is set against the backdrop of the glitz, lights, glamour and back-stabbing cruelty of the entertainment world. It tells the story of […]

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla celebrate 25 years in Industry!

Written by on September 5th, 2012

India’s most celebrated couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, who have dressed stars such as Amitabh Bachchan and Dame Judi Dench, give an insight into their world with the book India Fantastique. The designer duo celebrates 25 years of being part of the fashion industry and they felt that a book would be the ideal […]

Student of the Year Music Review

Written by on September 5th, 2012

Student of the Year, as mentioned before in our albums feature, is hotly anticipated with Vishal and Shekhar replacing Shankar Ehsaan and Loy as Karan Johar’s go to music directors. Yet it’s an interesting pairing because with most KJo movies there’s a song formula that can be hard for new music directors to put a […]

Preview: Royal Shakespeare Company’s play ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ comes to London!

Written by on September 1st, 2012

One of the classic comedies of William Shakespeare gets a new treatment in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Iqbal Kahn, he has translated the vibrant comedy to modern day India. The production stars Meera Syal and Paul Bhattacharjee who play the sparring lovers, Beatrice and Benedick. Following its […]

OMG Oh My God Music Review

Written by on August 31st, 2012

OMG Oh My God (2012) is the first film to release from the newly launched production house Grazing Goat Pictures which is co-owned by Akshay Kumar. The film stars Kumar along with Paresh Rawal and Mithun Chakraborty in the leading roles and is all set to release at a cinema near you on 28th September […]

Scene by Scene: Deewaar (1975)

Written by on August 31st, 2012

Yash Chopra’s directorial feature Deewaar (1975) is an exhilarating and monumental film. It was both a critical and commercial success at the time of its release. It is one of the many number of films which defines the ‘action era’ in Hindi cinema and which also reinforced Amitabh Bachchan’s status as the ‘angry young man.’ […]

Make Ranbir Kapoor smile, dance and flirt at your fingertips!

Written by on August 30th, 2012

UTV Motion Pictures has launched an innovative and interactive application ‘The Flavour of Barfi!’ for the upcoming film Barfi! on YouTube. With less than 20 days to go for Barfi! to hit the theatres, users can get a firsthand interactive experience of Barfi! on their computer screens with this application. This innovative app allows users […]

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