4 items from 2016
Three years back, Bollywood had celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema. There were events, shows and films put together to celebrate the event. Even though the idea of Bollywood Diaries was in place even back then, director K.D. Satyam didn’t intend to rush through the process and make it ready to coincide with the celebrations. Reason? Instead of piggy-banking on the 100 year celebrations, he wanted his film to be perfect before it saw a mainstream commercial release.
“That’s because I didn’t want Bollywood Diaries to be slotted as a festival affair,” says Satyam, who is telling the tale of three individuals from different walks of life who carry dreams of making it big in the world of films. “My audience is just the kind of characters that you see in Bollywood Diaries; the ones who love films. My audience is not just a select bunch of film aficionados and critics. »
- Joginder Tuteja
The Bollywood Fantasy. Mumbai the mecca of the make-believe lures hundreds every year to their near-inevitable doom. When was the last time we saw a film about the lure of Bollywood that draws aspirants like moths to flame?
Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Guddi? Meraj’s under-rated Palkon Ki Chaon Mein? Count director K D Satyam’s Bollywood Diaries, a film that comes to us without hype or hope, among the rare films that tell us what the Bollywood obsession can do its followers. The well-written 3-episode film features three Bollywood-fixated junkies so consumed and obsessed by the thought of seeing themselves on screen that they forget to live normal lives anymore.
The three protagonists are played with sturdily sensitively and splendidly by Ashish Vidyarthi, a government servant in Bhilai, who at age 52 decides to fulfil his long-cherished Bollywood dream of becoming an actor, Raima Sen, a sex worker from Kolkata who »
- Subhash K Jha
In a highly competitive world, it is rare to witness someone appreciate your work in the field of entertainment, unless there is some connection of sorts or a benefit coming your way. However, when some out there stand up and notice, acknowledge and even cheer aloud without any ulterior motive into play, it is indeed a special feeling.
This is what thrilled the makers of upcoming flick Bollywood Diaries when people as diverse as Remo D’Souza and Sudhir Mishra began to spread the good word. This, despite no direct connect with either the film or the ones (Raima Sen, Ashish Vidyarthi and debutant Salim Diwan) featuring in the film.
Confirms an insider, “The moment the Bollywood Diaries promo was unveiled, it was noticed by one and all for its truly ‘hatke’ content as well as the impressive cast which is known to perform. While congratulatory messages did start coming »
- BollySpice Editors
Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced its grand line up for 2016. The company will release an unparalleled 65 plus films across multiple languages again this year, making it the biggest slate by any Indian studio.
Following 2015’s critically acclaimed and commercial successes like NH10, Badlapur, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and the top grosser of the year, Bajrangi Bhaijaan along with Telugu and Bengali super hits Srimanthudu and Bela Seshe respectively, Eros is all set to announce another impressive pipeline of releases. The company ended a highly successful year with the maximum hits by a studio with the release of one of its most ambitious projects, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani that opened in cinemas globally to fabulous reviews and collections. The film still continues to run successfully in cinemas worldwide and Eros plans to release it in »
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4 items from 2016
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