Posts Tagged ‘ Bollywood ’

Why is Bollywood so insensitive?

March 2, 2014
Subir Bhaumik
Why is Bollywood so insensitive?

Bollywood has big budgets, latest technology and an appeal across the world that would make any competitor envious. What it lacks is imagination
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Bollywoody movies in Dhaliwood theatres

February 1, 2012
Shafquat Rabbee
Bollywoody movies in Dhaliwood theatres

It is now court-validated and official that the Bangladeshi cinema halls can start screening Indian movies after a 40-year-old ban was lifted recently. For starters, there will be about twelve 12 movies screened per year.
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Shammi Kapoor: India’s very own Elvis

August 26, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Shammi Kapoor: India’s very own Elvis

Many years ago, when I was in graduate school in the United States, I saw my first Shammi Kapoor film. I was staying with an Indian friend and knew next to nothing about Hindi movies, stars or anything about the place called Bollywood that existed in and around my home city of Mumbai.
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Singing on the rain

July 8, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Singing on the rain

The monsoon has just revived in Mumbai after a few weeks of muggy weather and people are celebrating. Yes, there are problems with flooded roads, stalled trains, water logging, slugs and worms, fungus, damp clothes, smelly carpets and much more, but it is that time of year when the temperatures suddenly and pleasurably drop...
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The problem with star gazing

May 13, 2011
Ramya Sarma
The problem with star gazing

The media has been full of images of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Cannes Film Festival. Her fashion statement has been discussed, debated and critiqued threadbare for many years now ‚Äď ten, at least, since this is her tenth year at the event. And while one person said she got it right, another killed...
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Screen playing

January 7, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Screen playing

The film biz in India spans almost every language that is officially recognised in the country. But, where public perception is concerned, there is one overwhelming influence that is the colour of all things filmi: Bollywood. A word coined by some enterprising wordsmith or journalist many years ago, one disliked by superstar Amitabh Bachchan...
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In transit: from fun to folly

December 12, 2010
Rubana Huq
In transit: from fun to folly

em>December 10, 2010 4:30 pm: The camera was nervous, shaking from one side to the other, mimicking emotion of the cameraman trying to capture a unique telescopic moment of the King Khan. They were all there. Meantime, the shadow stage had been set up in the studios and there were celebrities streaming in to the platform,...
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