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Bollywood Classics: In 3DBollywood Classics: In 3D

What other iconic Bollywood films producers might want to look into for conversion to the third dimension.

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Another Star Interview…Yawn!Another Star Interview…Yawn!

Why Bollywood stars sound too dumb or too unintentionally funny these days.

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Homosexuality And Bollywood: A Laughing Matter?Homosexuality And Bollywood: A Laughing…

Almost five years on from the decriminalisation of homosexuality in India, its portrayal in Indian Cinema moves forward. Albeit slowly.

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Past Tense: Jiah KhanPast Tense: Jiah Khan

When a 25-year-old actor commits suicide, who can speak for her?

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Tera Kya Hoga Kalia?Tera Kya Hoga Kalia?

Tribal background dancers. Hip-hop rappers with attitude. Obama. Ladies and gents, the black characters of Bollywood.

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Decoding Sajid KhanDecoding Sajid Khan

Believe it or not, Sajid is a lot more intelligent than the films he makes. So why does he make them?

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Psst…I've Got A Scoop For YouPsst…I've Got A Scoop For You

Mourning the death of the true blue gossip journalist.

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Here's To A Bolly Good YearHere's To A Bolly Good Year

The 10 Bollywood Films We Would Kill To See In 2013.

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Shashi Kapoor: The Eternal Heartthrob Shashi Kapoor: The Eternal Heartthrob

A life less ordinary - Bollywood's evergreen star reaches 75.

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Reverse snobbery is rampant in Hindi films. Should the West object?

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The Woman’s World, According To Karan JoharThe Woman’s World, According To Karan…

Glamorous, gorgeous, dumb – is that how Bollywood’s most successful filmmaker...

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Bollywood, Barfi and OscarBollywood, Barfi and Oscar

Why does the Indian film Industry still not understand the international...

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Yash Chopra: Tribute To A LegendYash Chopra: Tribute To A Legend

Remembering the man who showed us the lyricism of cinema.

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(Un) Starry Eyed in Dubai(Un) Starry Eyed in Dubai

Why star-gazing is not a fun sport for a scribe in this city.

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From 36 Chowringhee Lane to 15 Park Avenue : A journey to humanism through...

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Rajesh Khanna: Remembering A Screen IconRajesh Khanna: Remembering A Screen Icon

Remembering the film icon who changed the face of stardom.

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Is Hindi Cinema The Mirror Of A Nation's Aspirations?Is Hindi Cinema The Mirror Of A…

An analysis of how movies over the decades have reflected the pulse of the...

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100 Crores: The Big Boys (and Girls) Club100 Crores: The Big Boys (and Girls)…

We take a look at the 100 crore club and what makes the mega-blockbuster.

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The Evolution of Cinema’s Desi Girl: At Home and AbroadThe Evolution of Cinema’s Desi Girl: At…

Hindi cinema’s NRI woman has gone through a drastic evolution over the decade.

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Brown Screen BluesBrown Screen Blues

Is supporting British Asian films a waste of time?

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Why The Oscars Don't Like Indian CinemaWhy The Oscars Don't Like Indian Cinema

56 years of Oscar nominations. A total of 280 nominees. 3 Indian contenders. No...

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Readers' Choice: Best Films and Albums Of 2011Readers' Choice: Best Films and Albums…

Our reader votes are in. Check out the diverse list of winners!

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Bombay Production: A New Music ExperienceBombay Production: A New Music…

How Chirag Ahir & Priyanka Sah changed the face of Bollywood internet...

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HeroineHeroine

[her-oh-in] - noun 1. a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for...

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Can Bollywood Be Mainstream?Can Bollywood Be Mainstream?

I wonder if Bollywood can become mainstream and global. Or will it forever be a...

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In Bed with BollywoodIn Bed with Bollywood

Colonialism, nationalism, censorship & more - a lot goes into Bollywood's...

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The Return of The Super-Sadhu?The Return of The Super-Sadhu?

Part 2 takes a peak behind the superhero mask and finds there may be an Indian...

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The State Of The Indian SuperheroThe State Of The Indian Superhero

In a newly confident India, will Bollywood finally produce a bona fide Indian...

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“Mera Bharat [Could Be] Mahan”“Mera Bharat [Could Be] Mahan”

10 Bollywood Films that put a twist on traditional patriotism.

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For The Eye Of The NRIFor The Eye Of The NRI

Is Bollywood imposing boundaries on the borderless global village?

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A For AdultA For Adult

Censorship needs to be less the stern schoolmaster and more the wise uncle.

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Third Is The Worst DimensionThird Is The Worst Dimension

How much longer are we going to accept this scam called 3D?

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Patriotic CinemaPatriotic Cinema

A brief history of films that fill our heart with patriotism.

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Bollywood Against TerrorismBollywood Against Terrorism

Never underestimate the power of a good song and dance.

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'Item'ize This!'Item'ize This!

We dig deeper into a uniquely Bollywood innovation, the 'item song,' and look...

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Proud To Break StereotypesProud To Break Stereotypes

Madhuri Dixit is all set to make a comeback, but on her own terms.

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Backward MoviesBackward Movies

From 'Happily Ever After' to 'Once upon a Time'. Your favourite Hindi movie...

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TwitterwoodTwitterwood

Accessing @filmstars and their #stardom 140 characters at a time.

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Double VisionDouble Vision

Are Bollywood actors the only Indians worth immortalising in wax?

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Readers' Choice: Best Films and Albums of 2010Readers' Choice: Best Films and Albums…

The votes are in! Check out which films and albums our readers selected as the...

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Mumbai Vs Delhi In The MoviesMumbai Vs Delhi In The Movies

A common coffee table debate, now also a consideration for film shoots.

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Profile: Singeetham Srinivasa RaoProfile: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao

A tale about an Indian who painted beautiful pictures on celluloid.

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Intellectual Property For The IntellectualsIntellectual Property For The…

When will Indian screenwriters get their dues?

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Films To Watch In 2011Films To Watch In 2011

Here's our pick of ten films to look forward to in 2011, ranging from the super...

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Vote For The Best Films And Music Of 2010Vote For The Best Films And Music Of…

Tell us which Hindi films and soundtracks you think were the best of the year.

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The Prize Of One's LifeThe Prize Of One's Life

Can a film become a prime contender when it comes to the prize of one’s life?

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Harry Potter And The International AppealHarry Potter And The International…

The Deathly Hallows is said to top Guzaarish by NRI audiences - what makes it...

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Film Favouritism Or Paucity of Pictures?Film Favouritism Or Paucity of Pictures?

Are movies from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka less worthy than Indian...

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M For Mollywood, M For MohanlalM For Mollywood, M For Mohanlal

An undisputed ‘SuperStar’, how does Mohanlal continue to woo the audiences?

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Niranjan Pal: Honouring A Forgotten LegendNiranjan Pal: Honouring A Forgotten…

The South Asian Cinema Foundation shines a spotlight on an important yet...

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What Happened To M. Night Shyamalan?What Happened To M. Night Shyamalan?

The biggest twist in this mega-famous NRI's career is that he has become a...

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Bollywood - A West Side StoryBollywood - A West Side Story

Why is it that Bollywood consistently falters in making movies with good...

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Mammootty And Mohanlal: Heroes of KeralaMammootty And Mohanlal: Heroes of Kerala

The twin pillars of Kerala's film industry are fat, ageing but raking it in.

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Lights, Camera, Namastey!Lights, Camera, Namastey!

Are Indian characters in the western media finally evolving beyond Apu in the...

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The Crossover ComplexThe Crossover Complex

Why does a crossover hit continue to elude Bollywood? The answer is in the...

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Experience the action onscreen and off screen with an Indian movie theatre...

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Indian Movie MysteriesIndian Movie Mysteries

Understanding film across the cultural divide is sometimes not so easy. What's...

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Hollywood Vs BollywoodHollywood Vs Bollywood

Is it fair to ask why Bollywood films don't match up to Hollywood standards? Or...

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Hindi Films To Watch: 2010 WishlistHindi Films To Watch: 2010 Wishlist

They’re not definitive, but these ten films to look out for in 2010 include...

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IdolsIdols

At some point, some of us stop watching Hollywood. It’s when we’re fed up of...

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