Category Archives: India’s Bollywood Kollywood

The Bombay Talkies Limited

Himansu Rai and wife Devika Rani played an important part in the early development of Indian cinema. They began with silent movies in the 1920s before creating Bombay Talkies, producing some forty movies. Continue reading The Bombay Talkies Limited

Bollywood Invasion

 

In spite of being in Kollywood territory, I lost track of the number of Bollywood stars in advertisements on television from Irfan Khan (and other Khans) to Ashwaria Rai-Bachan and her in-laws. Continue reading Bollywood Invasion

I know you’re thinking India, but think again

Recently there was a Bollywood girls only night in my neighbourhood and I had to go.

There were tables of: delicious pakoras and samosas; Indian textiles and jewellery; a bhindi stand; mendhi counter. Above was a screen belting out dated Shahrukh or Aishwarya Bolly Holly movie hits. Continue reading I know you’re thinking India, but think again

Twenty year run of a Bollywood movie has finally come to an end

How many times can you watch the same movie?

For me, it’s three max if the movie’s as good as Japan’s  Departures or Korea’s Hwai (The Bow). It seems in India however, watching a movie over and over is a time pass for some. Continue reading Twenty year run of a Bollywood movie has finally come to an end

Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan’s anthem wins my vote

I’ve never been a fan of Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan, but this week he blew me away. It wasn’t from any one of the over a thousand movies he’s made, but his heart felt rendition of India’s national anthem. Continue reading Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan’s anthem wins my vote

Bollywood star to support the eradication of elephantiasis in India

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Abhishek Bachchan (Photo: http//www.bollywoodhungama.com)

According to Bollywood’s Abhishek Bachchan, a five rupee pill is all that’s needed to stop Indians from developing elephantiasis. Continue reading Bollywood star to support the eradication of elephantiasis in India