Dum Maaro Dum – Film Review

Mr. Bachchan in action

First off, the title has nothing to do with the basic theme and storyline of the film at all. Unless, of course, it refers to the “dum” required to fight crime. For those who don’t have time to read and just want to know whether or not they should go for it – I’ll tell you now: yes, go for it. For those who wish to know why, read on. Dum Maaro Dum is... ok let me not … [Read more...]

Superbly Late But… Teen Thay Bhai Review

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Obvious chances are, that by the time you are, or are not reading this, you’ve already seen 3 Thay Bhai. And therefore, you already have a fair chance of knowing what I’m going to write regarding this latest ‘ROMP’ [Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra Production]. Sincere apologies for the fact that you could not rely on your favourite bollywood gossip space on the net, © BollyKings, for … [Read more...]

Why 68 year old Amitabh Bachchan is India’s biggest brand

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You can argue that it is Shah Rukh Khan (or even Sachin Tendulkar) who is India’s biggest brand, and in a way you would be right. However if you want to talk of a colossus who has straddled the scene of Hindi films, for the longest time, and held an entire nation in his thrall, it would have to be Amitabh Bachchan. At age 68 he is today, as popular as he ever was at the zenith … [Read more...]

The Inexplicable Allure of Himesh Reshammiya

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There are those who argue that Himesh Reshammiya can sing. It is my humble suggestion that he cannot. He can compose a hummable ditty that will linger in the memory for precisely one and a half week; and he can carry a tune, but to say that he can sing, is a something of an over statement.  Then there are those who say he can act. I disagree. He can only pout. From time to … [Read more...]

Bollywood’s Legendary Rivalries Unplugged

Well, well, talk about Bollywood stars and you’re probably referring to a bunch of highly successful and glamorous actors and actresses who have the world at their feet. But, they are an ungracious lot as well. Most of the stars are perpetually resorting to bitching, pulling each other down, using their industry clout to derail each other’s films and taking potshots at each … [Read more...]