Some bulked up, some toned down, some were subtle while some were striking -- let’s look at the year’s most successful onscreen transformations.
Be it the landmark Arth by Mahesh Bhatt, the ever alluring Silsila, or Sanjeev Kapoor’s Pati, Patni aur Woh, the remake of which will hit the cinemas tomorrow, the subject, despite raising eyebrows will excite cine-goers always. Let us know which is your favorite in the comment section below. Though Silsila didn’t command huge profits at the time of release, it has achieved the status of being a cult over the decades. The romantic tragedy starring three of the greatest actors of their times was blessed with Yash Chopra’s peerless direction and timeless music by Shiv-Hari.
Sequels are in flavour this season in Bollywood, with films such as Houseful and Dabangg back on screen with their subsequent instalments. Here, expectations run high and filmmakers are under the extra pressure of ensuring that the sequels do as well, or even better than the previous ones. Here are 10 Bollywood sequels that have managed to be as good as the original movie and sometimes, have even surpassed their success. Voted as the best Bollywood comedy film of all times, the 2000 cult film Hera Pheri, featuring Paresh Rawal as the shortsighted, dim-witted but kind landlord, Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, had the audience rolling with laughter.
Do let us know who you feel are overrated. Bollywood has banked on Salman Khan’s popularity and huge fan following and producers are ready to invest their money into his films due to this. Versatility has never been his strong point and Khan even managed to end up looking like a caricature in Tubelight, a film that had potential, but did not run at box office. As for his acting skills and choice of films, Race 3, Prem Rattan Dhan Paayo, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, prove just how much more work is needed.
Director, Milan Zaveri, who has co-written deplorable adult comedies, like ‘Masti’ and ‘Great Grand Masti’, and also directed films like ‘Mastizaade’ and ‘Satyameva Jayate’, decides to exploit a tried and tested Bollywood formula to make this highly missable action film. Sidharth Malhotra plays Raghu, the right-hand man of a mafia don Anna (played by Nassar), who has a heart of gold, but having been born a “lawaaris” (orphan) has had no option but to live a life of violence. Raghu’s arch rival is Anna’s son, a vertically challenged Vishnu (Riteish Deshmukh).
Known for their impeccable comic timing, classic dialogue delivery and inimitable mannerisms, these comedians have made us roll around laughing. Do let us know who your favourites are. Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was born into hardships, as the second among ten children. In his early years, he struggled doing odd jobs, and found work as a conductor with the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (B.E.S.T).
From winning the title of Miss Universe at the age of 18 to being a mother at 25, after adopting her daughter Renee, Sushmita Sen shattered all stereotypes and is a perfect example of a strong woman. She adopted one more
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, recently spoke about how turning a vegetarian has made him feel much lighter and that he has “never felt better in life.” While the choice of diet is purely a personal one, many Bollywood celebrities have opted to turn vegetarian and vegan to lead healthier lives, and also to do their bit for planet Earth. After reading it while on a flight, Shahid Kapoor decided to give up meat and even inspired his then girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor, to turn vegetarian. In 2011, Kapoor was named PETA’s Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Man and in 2016, was PETA India’s sexiest vegetarian celebrity, along with Sonam Kapoor.
Bollywood’s very gorgeous lady, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, born on November 1, 1973, turns 46 today. In 1994, she won the Miss World pageant. In 1997, she was seen first time on the silver screen in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film, Iruvar.
They are treacherous, evil, murderous and give you the goosebumps every time they come on screen. From their dialogues, their mannerism and idiosyncrasies, to the way they dress up - these villains are suave, creepy and even sometimes funny. The role of a villain has always been the most difficult one - after all, it is all the effort they put in to look evil, that makes the hero look so good. However, over the years, the trend of the typical villain, who often outshone the hero, has diminished, and today a number of leading actors are taking on grey characters, instead. We take you down memory lane as we remember ten of the most sinister villains in Bollywood. Let us know who your favourite villain of all times is:
It's fitting that in his 50th year in the industry, Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for the highest honour in Indian cinema – the Dadasaheb Phalke award.
Most of the world know Rekha as Amitabh Bachchan’s life-long lover (thanks to the rumours and their chemistry in ‘Silsila’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, Mr Natwarlal’ to name a few). In this cult movie, Rekha plays Zohra, who silently loves ill-fated Sikandar (Amitabh Bachchan) and watches him die.
Ahead of War's release, we take a look at Bollywood's most wonderful and wackiest spy films.