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Bhindi Bazaar Inc. Preview and Trailer

Bhindi Bazaar Inc. is a movie which talks about the underbelly of the city – the places which harbor petty criminals and which provide feeding grounds to several would be criminals. For those who don’t know, Bhindi Bazaar is a place in Mumbai, densely populated, crowded and on the whole a mess. It is a […]

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Are you ‘Ready’ for Salman Khan? Ready Movie Preview

  Come June 3rd and we will get to see the Dabangg star perform his magic on screen again in his latest film Ready. Directed by Anees Bazmee of Singh is Kinng fame, the movie stars Asin opposite Salman. A remake of the 2008 Telugu film of the same name starring Ram and Genelia, Ready […]

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Bollywood and Plastic Surgery – The Relentless Pursuit of Youth

When Priyanka Chopra went from nubile young thing to a mature older woman of 65 in Saat Khoon Maaf this was not unusual.  Ho hum, she just did what about 50% of young actresses of Hindi soaps do – play grannies when they are barely out of their teens but this did get me thinking […]

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Top Five Female Singers in Bollywood in 2011

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 […]

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Bollywood Masterpieces Which Are Best Left Untouched

With this trend of classics being remade catching on, it’s natural to feel apphrehensive about what the coming times may do to our beloved movies. Added to that is the fact that the remakes are less than flattering and often just rehash the old content. Take for example two classic cases of Sholay and Karz. […]

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The Democratisation of Bollywood

If you have been watching Koffee with Karan diligently, then you would know that there are supposed to be ‘Camps’ in the Hindi film industry. Nonetheless, Bollywood is now probably more democratic than ever before; it is now more possible for unknowns and those without Godfathers to break into the Hindi film industry. Time was […]

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My Friend Pinto Movie Preview

Get ready to say hello to My Friend Pinto this summer, yet another film featuring the talented young star Prateik Babbar. Directed by Raaghav Dar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films, My Friend Pinto will be Prateik’s third movie in 2011 after Dhobi Ghat and Dum Maro Dum. It will be the first film […]

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Bheja Fry 2 Trailer Review

Bheja Fry was a small budget film that nobody has expected to succeed and which eventually everyone ended up watching and liking. Now to cash in upon the brand value, we have it sequel which has one essential ingredient in place – Vinay Pathak, except for him, there seems to be nothing in the Bheja […]

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Stanley ka Dabba – Movie Review

Did you have a teacher because of whom you dreaded school itself or did you have one who was the sole reason you trudged to school with that heavy bag each day? Stanley ka Dabba beautifully delineates the archetypal school experience; memories of which can etch deeply into our psyches that endure though adult life […]

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Bollywood at Cannes 2011 – The Bollywood Documentary

It has always been Bollywood celebrities on the red carpet and their fashion hits and misses that usually occupy center stage at the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, and Bollywood at Cannes 2011 was no different. However this time around it was also a special screening of a documentary […]

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Macho Heroes – Bollywood’s new poster boys

Recently, Salman Khan in an interview had spoken about the return of the Macho hero in Hindi films. He felt that somewhere along the 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

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404 Movie Review

The first half is an interesting package of some average performances, too much music, good suspense, good horror sequences, a good concept well introduced, some honest college life, ragging [and a certain student who speaks up against it, of course, he is our lead actor! Some things never change in Bollywood], and a build-up worth […]

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