The Many Avatars of Aamir Khan

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You couldn’t have watched the recently concluded Cricket World Cup Finals and Semifinals without repeatedly having seen the new handlebar mustachioed look sported by Aamir Khan who was present at the stadium with bespectacled wife Kiran Row in tow. Aamir Khan is one Bollywood actor how has consistently experimented with new looks, evolved new personas and fitted his … [Read more...]

Rip-Off’s Suck. Period. Here’s Why.

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Definition of a Rip-Off: It is a movie that is an exact replica of another, in terms of its story and flow. It is called a rip-off primarily because the director doesn’t accept that it is one. In the case that he DOES accept it's copied... it is called an ‘Inspiration’. I remember every time I ever saw a rip-off. I’ve always watched it in disgust. Well, at least most of the … [Read more...]

Bollywood and the Celebration of Motherhood

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It was Mother’s Day this last Sunday and Bollywood stars spoke in one voice in honouring and revering their mothers on the day. Stars such as Aamir Khan, Bipasha Basu, Millika Sherawat, Ritiesh Deshmukh, and a host of others wished mothers everywhere and particularly their own mothers on the day using Twitter to communicate their love to mothers. The Filmi Maa The mother … [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 Top Ten Best Rain Songs from Bollywood

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Hindi films have a song for every occasion, season, emotion, situation; you name it! And when north India was recently surprised (and delighted) by some unseasonal April showers in the past few days, that gave us a break from the pitiless pale blue sky and the torpor that seemed to have settled on the earth itself, I turned to my folder of rain songs on my iPod which add to the … [Read more...]