Book Review: Bollywood Kitchen is a must-have for those who love Indian films and cooking

I awaited the arrival of my review copy of Bollywood Kitchen with a wee bit of trepidation: my experience has been that many books like this end up frothy and insubstantial, good to flip through for a ...

Filmland’s box-office quirks

Filmland’s box-office quirks Would you say that mentioning, to someone who has not watched Sholay, that, midway, the Thakur’s family is massacred by Gabbar Singh, is a spoiler? That too when the film was not a suspense or mystery ...

When Amitabh Bachchan Jumped on a Rickshaw for a shot!

In most of his films so far, Amitabh Bachchan has always been seen riding some of the coolest vehicles. In Sholay, we saw him riding a quirky bike, in Don a Mustang and in Piku he was seen cycling. In ...

UK Readers: Win Tickets to See Sholay in 3D March 18th!

Yes, dear UK readers you have the chance to see the classic, epic Sholay in 3D on Sunday, March 18th in Birmingham! Considered by many to be the greatest Bollywood film of all time, Sholay topped the ...

Sholay in 3D will be the UK’s largest indoor 3D screening of a Bollywood movie ever

Sholay in 3D, powered by Rishtey Cineplex, which is presented by Bollywood Fever, will be the largest indoor 3D screening of a Bollywood movie ever to take place in the UK. It will also be the largest ...

The Little Wonders: The small-budget blockbusters

The Little Wonders: The small-budget blockbusters You could well call it an adage in the context of Hindi cinema: For every Sholay there is a Jai Santoshi Maa. In the era of Tiger Zinda Hai and Padmaavat, we therefore have a Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety ...

Sholay In 3D is screening in Birmingham in March!

2018.The largest 3D screening in the UK showcasing the restoration of one of Indian cinema’s most iconic films, Sholay, in Birmingham this March! Immersive film experience specialists, Bollywood ...

Check out: Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s candid moments captured during an ad shoot

Check out: Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s candid moments captured during an ad shoot Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, who have starred in several movies together including Silsila, Sholay among others, recently came together to shoot an advertisement. The couple shot for Kalyan ...

Amitabh Bachchan scores 30 million Twitter followers

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the most followed Indian actor on Twitter, now has a fan following of 30 million on the micro-blogging platform. Amitabh Bachchan, 74, who has given hits like 'Sholay', ...

Wow! Sunny Deol joins brother Bobby Deol for Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’s shoot in Hyderabad

Wow! Sunny Deol joins brother Bobby Deol for Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’s shoot in Hyderabad On Saturday, we reported how Yamla Pagla Deewana’s third part, titled Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, has quietly gone on floors in Hyderabad. Bobby Deol and his father Dharmendra were spotted shooting ...

Wow! Dharmendra recreates Jai-Viru pose from Sholay with son Bobby Deol for Yamla Pagla Deewana 3

Wow! Dharmendra recreates Jai-Viru pose from Sholay with son Bobby Deol for Yamla Pagla Deewana 3 Yamla Pagla Deewana, that brought the Deol men together on screen for the first time, is getting its third installment. Now, it has been learned that Dharmendra and Bobby Deol have begun the shooting ...

Throwback: Amitabh Bachchan shared an image of Dharmendra and himself on sets of Sholay

Throwback: Amitabh Bachchan shared an image of Dharmendra and himself on sets of Sholay Today the Ramesh Sippy directed 1975 film Sholay is classified as a classic. Even during its day, the film which starred none other than Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles was hailed as ...

The side effect of Bahubali 2: The Conclusion

‘Bahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is a once-in-a-lifetime film. A box office phenomenon like the S.S. Rajamouli film happens only once in a decade or two. The last time a film pushed the level of film ...

Trendspotting In Hindi Films!

It has happened so often that key themes, plots or storylines of a successful movie has been suitably incorporated in subsequent movies to mirror the box office performance of the first one. What is ...

‘Ms Dhoni: The Untold Story’ is a hit on television

‘Ms Dhoni: The Untold Story’ is Neeraj Pandey’s first major success on television, as the film on its repeat-run has garnered better ratings than its world television premiere. In the week starting ...

Ramesh Sippy on casting Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar together in Shakti

Ramesh Sippy on casting Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar together in Shakti How did the unthinkable combination of Mr Bachchan and Mr Dilip Kumar? After I finished Sholay I began working on two projects Shaan and Shakti, one for my own production house and Shakti for ...

Subhash K Jha: “Phogat’s Sake, Can’t Help Falling In Love With Dangal”

Starring Aamir Khan, Sakshi Talwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra Directed by Nitesh Tiwari There are outstanding films. Then there is Dangal. A film so rich in the flavours of homegrown ...

Celebrate Halloween Bolly-ish style

October 31st is Halloween, when kids (of all ages) dress up to go trick-or-treating. Then, of course, there are the cool adults getting in on the costume fun to go to Halloween parties. Since we are ...

Dishoom Movie Review

I don’t know about you, but I for one have been eagerly waiting for buddy-cop films to come back into the limelight. Having grown up on the likes of Sholay, Main Anari Tu Khiladi and Munna Bhai, I ...

“Sarbjit is a Gem” – Subhash K Jha reviews Sarbjit

Seeing some of the scathing reviews for Sarbjit I was tempted to fish out the early reviews of a film released in 1975 which was condemned by critics for being “loud” , “brash”, “plotless” and ...

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