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10 items from 2016


Incredible Mirzya Trailer

23 June 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A film we definitely have on our list of “Must Sees” is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya! Starring Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, and Anuj Chaudhary, the action romance inspired by the folk tale of “the legend of Mirza – Sahiban”, is an epic set in contemporary times. Filled with heightened drama and action packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, the folklore story of the film unfolds in flashes of a fantastical universe set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Ladakh.

Talking about the film, Mehra said in an earlier interview, “I saw the play [Mirza Sahiban] during college around 30 years ago and its story stayed with me. It’s a very unique story. Sahiban is a very strong protagonist, and that attracted me a lot to the folklore. This is a unique one. It’s a tragedy.”

The story was written by the great Gulzar, who Mehra calls his mentor and guru. »

- Stacey Yount

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Incredible Mirzya Trailer

23 June 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A film we definitely have on our list of “Must Sees” is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya! Starring Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, and Anuj Chaudhary, the action romance inspired by the folk tale of “the legend of Mirza – Sahiban”, is an epic set in contemporary times. Filled with heightened drama and action packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, the folklore story of the film unfolds in flashes of a fantastical universe set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Ladakh.

Talking about the film, Mehra said in an earlier interview, “I saw the play [Mirza Sahiban] during college around 30 years ago and its story stayed with me. It’s a very unique story. Sahiban is a very strong protagonist, and that attracted me a lot to the folklore. This is a unique one. It’s a tragedy.”

The story was written by the great Gulzar, who Mehra calls his mentor and guru. »

- Stacey Yount

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Mirzya trailer to be launched at Iifa

22 June 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

We recently got a glimpse of the eternal love story of Mirza and Sahiban in the recently released teaser of Mirzya. While everyone is anxiously awaiting the trailer of the same, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has decided to launch the same on a much bigger platform.

With the entire Bollywood gearing up to attend the international awards gala Iifa in Madrid Spain, we hear that Rakeysh too is headed to the city. The launch of the trailer of his most ambitious film has been planned during the award ceremony. The said trailer will be unveiled on June 23. Reviving the folklore of eternal lovers Mirza and Sahiban, Mirzya is adapted to suit the taste of contemporary audiences. Marking the debut of Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan as well as model-turned-actress Saiyami Kher, Mirzya is written by renowned poet and lyricist Gulzar and is set in the backdrop of Rajasthan.

With music »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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“Udta Punjab Is The Most Original And Jolting Film Since Rang De Basanti” – Subhash K Jha

18 June 2016 12:32 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Udta Punjab

Starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh

Directed by Abhishek Choubey

Who thinks of such a story to tell?! Only a mind that is either supremely screwed-up or stunningly sorted. In director Abhishek Choubey’s case, I’d go with the latter.

Udta Punjab is a work of contemporary art so audaciously unprecedented in its vision and execution of a subject that is topical and timeless, you wonder if Bollywood, as we love and hate it, is finally growing up.

On the other hand lest we forget, filmmakers in the past like Bimal Roy, Guru Dutt and Gulzar constantly prodded and pushed mainstream Hindi cinema into areas of darkness, not fearful of the unlit interiors of the human heart.

Abhishek Choubey takes this forward to an altogether new high, the politically empowered human drama of Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zameen (the migrant’s plight in the city, »

- Subhash K Jha

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Look into the magical world of Mirzya!

8 June 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra unfolds the intricate canvas of Mirzya in this new video release, opening up a beautiful and unexplored world of an untold love story.

A timeless folktale about star-crossed lovers is played out in two parallel worlds, one real, and one fantastical. As the lovers grapple with forces that seek to keep them apart in both avatars, they discover that even a moment of true love is worth an entire lifetime.

Produced by Cinestaan Film Company & Romp Pictures and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the story of Mirzya has been written by poet and lyricist Gulzar, with music created and crafted by the musical trio of Shankar Ehsaan Loy, exquisitely shot by gifted Polish Dop, Pawel Dyllus and has been edited vividly by P. S. Bharathi Mehra.

The film introduces Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary, all of whom make a dramatic entry in this untold love story, »

- Stacey Yount

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Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar and Disney India unite to bring back memories of the Jungle Book India grew up on!

23 March 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

How do you separate Mowgli and the stories of Jungle Book that we grew up watching every Sunday with the joyous track “Jungle jungle pata chalaa hai..”?

You don’t! And that’s what Disney India is doing next. Bringing this memory back! In a very special collaboration with Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar, the studio is releasing a reversion of the original track composed by the duo 23 years ago!

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnO1usyMyEo

“Jungle jungle baat chali hai pata chala hai…’ was not only my first successful song but, more importantly, it was my first collaboration with Gulzar saab. We were under a huge time constraint when we first made the song and didn’t even have a moment to process what we were doing. We could never have imagined how popular it would be! After 23 years it’s been an absolute delight to revisit the song. »

- Press Releases

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Bajirao Mastani, Tamasha and Roy lead the nominations in the film category at 6th Gionee Colors GiMA Awards

23 March 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

India’s biggest celebration of music, The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) has unveiled its most illustrious nominee list for the year. Only the most outstanding in the industry have the honor of receiving a GiMAnomination, with only the finest getting a chance to walk awaywith the most coveted music award in India- the GiMA award.

For the film category, Bajirao Mastani bagged the maximum nominations by receiving a nod in nine categories. Following closely with seven nominations is the super hit movie Tamasha and Roy with six.

Global music icon A.R. Rahman has been nominated for his incredible work as music director in Tamasha and Arijit Singh features prominently on the list for his playback singing.

Sabbas Joseph, Director – Wizcraft International said, “Every year with the Gionee Colors GiMA Awards, we aspire to bring forth newer talent and recognize true achievements in the music industry. This year we have »

- Press Releases

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Post Production Work Intense on Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya

14 March 2016 5:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

One of the films that had us completely intrigued from the first picture and the teaser trailer is Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya and we could not wait to see more. However, it seems now we have to wait a bit longer for the film to come to full fruition.

As always, Mehra seeks perfection in his films and since he feels the film needs a bit more work in the post production phase the director has requested for a shift in the release date of Mirzya. The director does not want to rush the post-production process and feels the need for some more time to get all the nuances and worlds in the epic story just right. So Mirzya is now coming to theatres worldwide on 7th October 2016.

As Mehra says, “The released teaser is the folklore bit, the perceived images in my head the first time I heard the story. »

- Stacey Yount

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Rangoon slated to release in September this year

24 January 2016 12:23 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

This autumn, experience the epic romantic drama Rangoon in which Vishal Bharadwaj brings together the acting prowess of Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor that is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Vishal Bhardwaj and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The ensemble only gets better with the addition of maestro lyricist Gulzar’s words to Vishal Bhardwaj’s scintillating music.

Vishal who is known for making movies which have not only achieved remarkable box office success but also for its sheer cinematic brilliance, has delivered hits like Haider and Talvar (produced), both of which have released in the Gandhi Jayanti week of October 2. Given that Rangoon is the film closest to his heart, the makers have decided to follow the tradition and release Rangoon on September 30, 2016 (Gandhi Jayanti week).

With Sajid’s impeccable track record, Vishal’s creative genius and Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ ability to back strong content ─ September 30 is the date »

- Press Releases

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Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj launch Konkana’s directorial debut ‘A Death in the Gunj’

8 January 2016 10:46 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It was an evening to remember as Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar saab launched Abhishek Chaubey and Honey Trehan’s new production house ‘MacGuffin Pictures’ at an event held on Tuesday.

The media and the industry came forward in full force to support the launch of the duo’s new production house and their first production ‘A Death In The Gunj’ that marks the directorial debut of Konkona Sen Sharma.

The actress has also written the script for the film. A Death in the Gunj is a coming of age story set in 1979, about a shy student Shyamal Chatterjee. He uses a family road trip to an odd Anglo-Indina town as an escape from his failed semester. At the outset, the makings of a perfect family outing are in place but something is amiss. In the week that follows Shyamal’s quiet struggled goes unnoticed by his family and friends who »

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