Ever since the nation-wide lockdown was announced a few months ago, the industry was abuzz with rumours about the fate of big-budget films that were ready for release.
The Great Indian Family has been Hindi cinema's pet subject right from its early days. The tales of familial duty, drama, and discord have resulted in some of the industry's biggest hits. On the occasion of the International Day of Families, here's a compilation of all sorts of filmi families Bollywood has familiarized us with.
One of India's finest and globally celebrated actors, Irrfan, passed away earlier today at the age of 53. The actor was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018 and had been struggling with health issues ever since. On Tuesday he was admitted to a Mumbai hospital yesterday due to a colon infection. The news of Irrfan's death has left both the film industry and his fans in shock and mourning. As we grieve the loss of this extraordinary artiste, we look back at his rich career path that bears a testimony of his struggles, triumphs and consistent brilliance over three decades. Salute.
Staying indoors and social distancing have become the new way of life. So we whipped up a playlist of Bollywood songs that seem extra relatable at the moment.
Ever since the release of Masakali 2.0, featuring Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria, the badly remixed and reshot version of a beautiful composition by AR Rahman, has been at the receiving end of scathing criticism. The remixed version, produced by T-Series, has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. Original collaborators of the song, AR Rahman, singer Mohit Chauhan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi have expressed their displeasure over the song being recreated for commercial purposes.While Rahman tweeted about the hours of passionate work put into making the original piece, Joshi accused the makers of tampering with the soul of the song. Even Siddhart Malhotra agreed that the criticism of Masakali 2.0 was ‘completely valid.’Even government agencies could not resist trolling the new remixed version. While the Jaipur Police even created a meme out of it, threatening violators of the lockdown of being quarantined with Masakali 2.0 playing on a loop, Delhi Metro revealed its bias towards the original as they had featured in it.Despite the plethora of talent that the Bollywood industry has, many composers, often at the insistence of producers for commercial reasons, fall back on the age-old remix formula. Most of the remakes have been sleazy, cringe-worthy ones, which are poor imitations of the original songs. We take a look at some songs which should never have been remade.
As far as filmy formulas are concerned, feuding families opposed to love birds is one of Bollywood's oldest and most minted one. This week's release, Jai Mummy Di is centred around two warring moms whose kids fall in love. We take the opportunity to revisit some of the famous love stories that weathered against family enmity.
As one of the most revered screen idols, Pran's chilling villainy forever associated his name with notoriety. On his 100th birth anniversary, we look back at his most memorable roles.
In many ways, Varun Dhawan, beautifully transformed into the link between the David Dhawan-Govinda-Salma Khan kind of cinema and the indie-minded filmmaker as well as the corporate mindset driven producers.
Being the son of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri is no easy task. Not only does the ‘Bachchan’ tag come with a lot of pressure, but it also means that a lot of expectations and comparisons are bound to happen.Time and again, Abhishek is trolled on social media for his acting skills, his movie choices and his failures. Despite all the thrashing, Jr. Bachchan has managed to wow many with his acting skills as some of the most memorable characters in some really good movies.On the actor’s birthday, we take a look at the films where he proved that acting indeed is in his Bachchan genes.
The massive outpour of both support as well as opposition against the government's new Citizenship Amendment Act brings to mind images from classic films and television series such as Garam Hava, Buniyaad, Tamas and Maachis.
In the first month of the new millennium, Bollywood witnessed a phenomenon like none. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, a love story with a sparkling soundtrack and featuring two fresh-faced debutants set the box office on fire. Blessed with Greek-God looks and superlative dancing skills, Hrithik Roshan became an overnight star and the rest, as they say, is history. On its 20th anniversary, we look at some interesting trivia about the blockbuster movie.
Karan Arjun was the last hurrah of the 90s masala multi-starrers before Bollywood discovered a new language at the turn of the century. Here are some interesting facts about the reincarnation-revenge drama.
Hordes of Bollywood films hit the screens each year but only a handful among them create tremendous pre-release buzz. Here are the 10 most awaited movies that are slated to release in 2020.
The biggest challenge while making a list of the biggest blockbusters of the decade is to decide what the determining factor should be. As the period spans ten years, one cannot simply pick the ten highest grossers and proclaim them as the biggest blockbusters because the prices of tickets shoot up every year, especially for marquee, big-budget releases.Hence, the nett collections of -- for example -- a ‘Race 3’ released in 2018 are more than a ‘Dabangg’, which hit the screens in 2010, though the latter is a much bigger blockbuster. Hence, the ideal yardstick to measure the magnitude of Box-Office success of films is the number of footfalls. Footfalls are nothing but the number of tickets sold by cinema halls across India. So, a ‘Dabangg’ has more footfalls than a ‘Race 3’ and would have done much more business than the latter if released in 2018 because of increased ticket rates over the years.Here are the 10 blockbusters which released between 2010-2019 and struck gold at the turnstiles.Notes:1) ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is excluded as it was a Telugu movie dubbed in Hindi. This list takes into account only Bollywood films.2) Footfalls are number of tickets sold within India.
While 2019 gave Bollywood a few big hits, there were also many opulently mounted films, carrying huge expectations, which bit the dust at the ticket counters.
Sharp undercover agents, resolute housewives, and successful career women -- here are some of the most memorable performances from Bollywood’s leading ladies.
Though she had no releases this year, the new girl on the block had an amazing 2019. She was roped in as brand ambassadors for soft-drinks, beauty products, and was the center of attraction in every gathering she stepped into.Arriving in head-turning ensembles at every event, she ended up collecting one from almost every Award night she attended.While Sara took to Instagram to boast all her 7 awards from 2019, we thought of sharing more about these glimmering events and the trophies she bagged, with her fans.Pic courtesy: Sara Ali Khan Instagram Stories
Rappers, rockers, lovers, fighters, and good boys gone rogue — here are some of the most memorable performances of this decade.