The Social Impact of Aamir Khan Movies: The Only Secret to His Success

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If actors were to be judged on their acting skills by their bodies of work, then among the current crop of Bollywood actors, Aamir Khan is most likely to surface as the finest of the lot. Sure, Shahrukh has a sense of humour which cannot be beaten and Salman has this unique charm which makes him loved by one and all. But when it comes to acting and movies, Aamir is definitely a … [Read more...]

Disability Sells – Bollywood in it’s new Avatar

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Disability and it's portrayal in Hindi films was earlier a sideline of the film. Rarely was it the main cover theme of the film, and often it was portrayed as a sympathy factor. The hero's wheelchair bound sister, or the aged parent who needed to be looked after due to a debilitating condition, these were staples in the feel-good films. There were a few exceptions – the … [Read more...]

Why Bollywood Movies Never Win at the Academy Awards

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The Oscars, formally known as The Academy Awards, are still oblivious to the magnanimous pools of talent that lie within Bollywood’s professionals. These awards are one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the world of film-making and winning an Oscar (in spite of all its criticisms) is still considered as an achievement by all and sundry. Every year, one of our desi … [Read more...]

Aamir Khan’s Success Secrets – The Genius of Bollywood Movies!

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Aamir Khan is often tagged as a  maverick, a perfectionist, a genius in marketing Bollywood movies and sometimes, 'Mr Blockbuster Khan'. It is not easy enough to slot this guy. He has successfully handled the four spheres of film making which perhaps none of his contemporaries have managed to do - Acting, Direction, Production and Marketing. Surely Aamir has something unique in … [Read more...]

30 Best Bollywood Movies of the Last Decade – Part 1

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Bollywood. Could India have lived without it? I think not. It’s as much an integral part of Indian culture as is our religion and spirituality. Though it is notorious for coming up with some of the worst flicks ever, it is more renowned for coming up with some of the best masterpieces that cinema has seen.  From melodramatic plots to elaborate dance sequences, from mainstream … [Read more...]