India Insight

Duniyadari trumps Bollywood star power for Marathi magic

September 6, 2013

While Bollywood film Chennai Express was steamrolling its way to success, another movie was on the fast train too, but not many people noticed.

Bollywood screenwriters are finally getting their due, sort of

September 6, 2013

Jaideep Sahni, the writer of blockbusters such as Bunty Aur Babli and Chak De! India, is getting top billing in promotions for his new project Shuddh Desi Romance, a rare honour for a screenwriter in Bollywood.

Bollywood movie review: Zanjeer

September 6, 2013

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Everything is distorted in Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer (Shackles), a modern-day version of the iconic 1973 action-thriller of the same name that gave Amitabh Bachchan his aura of Bollywood’s angry young man.

Kids rule the roost as Bollywood woos audiences

August 30, 2013

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Mumbai resident Gopal Das doesn’t usually go to the movies. It’s the children who drag him and his wife to the cinema to watch the latest Bollywood film.

Need good roles but need money too: Manoj Bajpayee

August 30, 2013

In a career spanning nearly 20 years, actor Manoj Bajpayee has oscillated between brilliant and mediocre performances, winning acting honours while also getting brickbats for his poor choice of movie roles.

Collaboration key to Bollywood’s global appeal – Irrfan

May 24, 2013

Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has been part of critically acclaimed films such as “Life of Pi”, “The Namesake” and “A Mighty Heart”.

Bollywood fashion at Cannes

By Reuters Staff
May 22, 2013

By Arnika Thakur and Shashank Chouhan

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Mike Pandey hits bureaucratic hurdle for film on tigers

May 10, 2013

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from Photographers' Blog:

Bollywood dreams

May 2, 2013

Mumbai, India

By Danish Siddiqui

The Hindi film industry or Bollywood can make a star, a household name out of anyone overnight. It can bring instant money, fame and the fan-following of millions from across continents.

Which is the greatest Bollywood film ever?

May 2, 2013

It’s been a hundred years since the first Indian feature film “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. Since then, Bollywood has made tens of thousands of films – good, bad and middling.