To Kiss or not to Kiss – The Bollywood Kiss

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One of the biggest Bollywood news stories currently doing the rounds is that of whether or not there is a kiss between the lead actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the much awaited Bollywood sci fi film to be released, Ra. One.  While some reports gleefully report that there will in fact be a kissing scene between the lead pair, SRK himself has stoutly denied the … [Read more...]

Luv ka The End – This Weekend’s Release

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Before we say anything else about this film, there are a few things that you should know about Luv ka the End - the latest Hindi movie to come out of Bollywood. 1. It has a director whose name is Bumpy (yes that is apparently his whole name) and is known as the director of the reality show MTV Roadies. 2. The director states that there is a layer of stupidity running … [Read more...]

Internet Savvy Bollywood – Twittering and Blogging Stars

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A lot of us probably read about the flurry of star activity on Twitter recently when Bollywood stars reacted to Osama Bin Laden being killed at long last by American forces. While most in the Hindi movie industry hailed and cheered the death of an arch villain, there were some Bollywood celebrities who made some very pertinent comments on Twitter – In his characteristically … [Read more...]

Shor in the City – Get out of your homes!

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29 April 2011 has to be a date to be remembered, for a number of reasons. Whilst some of them are related to me in a big way, others, like this one, are a Bollywood-squeezed memory that will set standards and expectations for Friday’s to come. It has to be, probably, perhaps the most bombastic Friday in the history of 2011 Cinema. With three releases, namely Shor in the … [Read more...]

Critics Give a Thumbs Up to Shor in the City

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The Hindi movie viewer is spoilt for choice this weekend, and another Bollywood offering this last weekend of April, is Shor in the City. Mumbai the city, with its contradictions and complexities has been the leitmotif for a number of recent Bollywood films, such as Dhobi Ghat (which incidentally is Mumbai Diaries in the original English version)  and Once Upon a Time in … [Read more...]