Karan Johars Koffee With Karan Season 4 First Look

Meet Karan Johar - the actor

Having looked at heroes, heroines and character actors of new films in this column, we change track this week and look at the producer. This is an easy thing to do since the producer is as articulate, good-look…

The most famous Rams of Bollywood

The most famous Rams of Bollywood

As Ranveer Singh proceeds to earn eternal hatred of Indian men by wrapping himself around Deepika Pa…

Bollywood's very own superheros

Bollywood's very own superheros

As Krrish 3 hits the screen in a tsunami of get-ups, villains and brand promotions, its just the rig…

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Who are the bosses of Bollywood?

Joke of the day: Why did the Communist parties condemn Akshay Kumar’s latest movie? Because the Boss is always right! Today’s theme is based on the latest… More »

The history of computing in Bollywood

As Mickey hopes to go ‘viral’, it might be a good idea to look at the times Bollywood has used computers to catch thieves, impress women, get a job and… More »

On the road with Bollywood

As The Lunchbox was all ready to go on a trip to LA, in came an unknown story from Gujarat and broke many hearts. Just as last week’s tribute was towards… More »

Overnight villains

This week, we look at the several occasions where a newcomer (only a few films old, if not the debutant) was given the role of an over-the-top villain… More »

Let’s Do the Do

As we return to Mumbaai (note the spelling!) Dobaara and people are gushing over Akki’s mouche, it might be a good time to take a second look at Dobaara.… More »

Govinda ala re, ala

As dahi handis and four-storey structures take centrestage, it might be a fantastic idea to look at movies where Janmashtami and Sri Krishna have been… More »

Bollywood - where sisters act together

As two PCs face off in today’s box-office battle, it might be a good idea to look at sisters in Bollywood. Priyanka and Parineeti are cousins but Hindi… More »

Indian cities which have made it to titles of movies

As John Abraham navigates protest groups to start his battle against Sri Lanka-based terrorist groups, a Café named after an erstwhile Indian city seems… More »

The South Indian stereotype

As SRK and Deepika board the Chennai Express this week, I anticipate an avalanche of stereotypes (and bad accents) thus perpetuating a strong Bollywood… More »

Actors who made a sexy debut

As we brace ourselves for an intoxicating introduction to Poonam Pandey this week, it is just the right time to look back at sexy debuts. Every once in… More »

Inspired by real life characters

As Milkha Singh promises to scorch the track and celluloid this week, he comes in a long line of Bollywood films inspired by real life characters. Very… More »

Where India and Pakistan lock horns

Just before you zip off to watch four Indian secret service agents storm Karachi in an effort to bring “India’s Most Wanted Man” back, it might be a good… More »

Bengali characters in Bollywood

As Sonakshi Sinha prepares to wow the critics in her new avatar as a Bengali girl called Pakhi in Vikramaditya Motwane’s period romance Lootera, this is… More »

The power of three

With Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 releasing this week, the three Deols will play three members of the Dhillon family (no relation with Poonam) bringing madness… More »

Bollywood and Gang of Friends

Fukrey – releasing today – is the story of four (presumably silly, good-for-nothing) friends hanging around (presumably) Delhi and getting their orifices… More »

Why Bollywood loves UP

As Dhanush flamboyantly woos Sonam Kapoor on the galis and ghats of Banaras, it might be a good idea to see why Uttar Pradesh has become a favourite locale… More »

Oh, forget it

A man who has stolen a ton of money cannot remember his partners in crime. Natural. It seems he cannot remember where the money is either. Not so natural.… More »

Why Bollywood loves Goa

This week, Saif plays a blond, wannabe-Russian, zombie-hunter operating in India’s Party Capital – Goa. Be it a band of comrades fighting for independence… More »

Bollywood and Mughal emperors

As Aurangzeb jumps out of the underworld and into our lives today, it would be a worthwhile exercise to look at his ancestors. Mughal emperors – with their… More »

Pankaj Kapur: 10 best performances

In a week where Bollywood returns to Paris with Preity Zinta, it might be a better idea not to look at movies connected with international cities but at… More »

How well do you know your Bollywood witches

Ek Thi Daayan releases today. Emraan Hashmi will be torn between the attentions of Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin and Konkona Sensharma to decide which witch… More »

Bombay, Meri Jaan

It is not often that you get two movies about Bombay releasing in the week. While one of them identifies a locality by name, the other pays tribute to… More »

Things you did not know about Mac Mohan

April 24 is the birthday of Mac Mohan – one of the most recognised faces in Bollywood. With his distinctive white-streaked hair and beard, he was the quintessential… More »