The Revival of the Romantic Films

Tender and Passionate Romantic Films in the 50s & 60s

Romantic films have already been a part of the staple fare of movies worldwide. We all love a good mushy romance, with emotion and tragedy and drama all rolled into one. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, they fall into trouble of all types, and in the end they kiss and make up or they overcome all obstacles – this scenario has been played out for generations and has been loved … [Read more...]

Top Five Female Singers in Bollywood in 2011

“Music is what feelings sound like.”

Lata Mangheskar has for many decades been the all pervasive queen of Bollywood's female music scene. She has ruled it for many years and it is only after she and her sister have stepped down voluntarily, that other feminine singers have begun to emerge and shine in the film industry. They may not have the maturity and resonance of the Mangheskar sisters, but they are all … [Read more...]

Macho Heroes – Bollywood’s new poster boys

Dabangg

Recently, Salman Khan in an interview had spoken about the return of the macho heroes in Hindi films. He felt that in the last few years the image of the hero of a Hindi film had moved from the action oriented, hard-hitting, strong guy to a romantic, soft and emotional gentleman. There has been a transformation from the days of Amitabh Bachchan's Deewar and Coolie to SRK's Rab … [Read more...]

Bollywood’s Top Five Male Singers in 2011

Sonu Nigam

For those who live in a world of nostalgia, there has been no greater male singer in Bollywood than Mohd. Rafi. There are some others who will take up cudgels on behalf of Kishore Kumar, since for many years after he ruled the musical waves of Mumbai. Today however there is a new crop of singers and they are making sure that they leave their imprints in this industry, and many … [Read more...]

New Directors make their presence felt in 2010/11

The year 2010 will probably be remembered as being the year of the success of new directors in Bollywood. There have always been new directors making their presence felt in Bollywood but last year many of them achieved a certain modicum of success and the audience sat up and took notice of their talent and abilities. Most of them were not part of any Bollywood royalty and yet … [Read more...]