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6 Times Paresh Rawal Made Us LOL

Who can forget the man with too many questions in Judaai or the dialogue “Teja Main Hoon, Mark Idhar Hai’ from Andaz Apna Apna? It’s beyond question that no one can match Paresh Rawal’s acting prowess. He has played various different roles like that of a differently-abled man in Raja, a eunuch in Tamanna, a…

Banning Bollywood Films, by the Censor Board, is an Age Old Practice!

Censor board in India is notorious for being regressive and taking a step back, whenever it comes to releasing a movie with a strong and powerful message.  Some of these movies were banned because of explicit content, and some for being too women oriented. Some were banned because of the fear of fundamentalists, releasing their…

Cult Comedies of Hindi Cinema

“Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke,” said Steve Martin, the successful American comedian, actor, and playwright. Bollywood comedians from Mehmood to Shakti Kapoor to Johnny Lever, have spent all their lives to solve the mystery of what makes people “die, laughing”. Hindi cinema, over the decades, has produced some timeless…

An Ode to the ‘Firsts’ of Hindi Cinema

The very mention of the word ‘Bollywood’ evokes a billion thoughts – drama, romance, songs, cliché, Shah Rukh Khan, hysteria, and much more. In its 100+ years of existence, Bollywood has not just entertained and enthralled the cine goers but has also massively influenced lives and the society in general. In what we could like…

5 Star Kids Who Couldn’t Make the Most of their Silver Spoon

Struggling actors are dime a dozen in India and if you have to ask any of them what is the best way to make it big in the film industry? They would all scream in a unanimous tone (I, bet) you have to be born in a filmy family. Well, that is a common perception….

7 Bollywood Sequels That Royally Ruined Their Prequels

Bollywood and sequels don’t go hand in hand. Over the years, Bollywood has ‘tried’ to produce sequel movies only to face grave disappointment. And many times we wished the producers of these movies were brainstormed against going ahead with their idea, don’t we? So, here’s a list of sequels that we think should have been…

It’s High Time Bollywood Does Away with Intervals

You’re watching this horror film at the theater and just when the ‘ghost’ in the movie is about to kill the dog, you break into the interval. NOOOOO! It’s like a 15-minute-long cliffhanger where you just cannot wait to get back to your seat to find out the fate of the adorable little dog. Well,…

10 Untold Stories of India that Bollywood Should Cover Next

I am sure the number of people who cheered for Geeta and Babita Phogat while they won medals at the Commonwealth Games could be equal to the number of extras used in Dangal, the movie that showcased their achievements. As ironic as it may seem but such is the power of Bollywood – more than…

Bollywood’s Forgotten Directors Who Disappeared After Their Hit Debut Movie

“Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck” – if you want a perfect example of this quote by APJ Abdul Kalam, you should google these names – Gracy Singh, Jugal Hansraj, Antara Mali, Preeti Jhangiani,  (many…

9 Vintage Videos that show Irrfan Khan was meant to be a Star

His peculiar style of dialogue delivering has not just impressed the Indian audience but is also recognized internationally. With humble beginnings and constant effort, Irrfan Khan has managed to establish himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema. The actor we know today began working in the industry in the mid-80s before achieving…

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