6 items from 2015
India’s leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, renowned directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and esteemed public figures came together in an unprecedented show of unity on the 15th of January 2015 to show their support via Twitter and Facebook for the launch of the historic action/2015 campaign. The campaign, billed as one of the biggest global outreach initiatives in history to address world-changing issues of climate change, poverty and inequality, saw a massive outpouring of solidarity from celebrities such as actor Akshay Kumar, who was the first major celebrity to tweet his support for the campaign reaching over 7.2 million Twitter followers and over 14 million users on Facebook. He was joined by compatriots Sonam Kapoor, Malaika Arora-Khan, Pulkit Samrat, Kiara Advani, Mohit Marwah, Arfi Lamba, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Purab Kohli, author Chetan Bhagat, producers Ashvini Yardi (Grazing Goat Pictures) andRitesh Sidhwani (Excel Entertainment), TV personalities Gautam Rode, sport stars »
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The celebrated filmmaker and cartoonist Walt Disney once said, “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.” Whatever background or class you belong to, we all love to relish in a Bollywood film now and again. It transports us in to a world we wish we were a part of, as well as exposing us to characters who we can relate to. So has 2014 been a good year for Bollywood? Well let’s just say there were a minority of good films that form part of a pile of disappointments. It’s not been an amazing year for the Hindi film industry, yet we feel that the films which have lived up to our expectations deserve its due recognition. So without further ado, here are the films that have made the final cut!
Mardaani was not an amazing watch. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Directors, they are the driving force behind the movies. They take the words on the page and bring them to life on screen. They guide the actors, they work with the crew, they create the shots, they create the sound and the songs with the music directors and so much more. Every year there are some directors whose work truly stands out and we like to shine the spotlight on them. So, it’s not strictly a top ten and we have not put them in numerical order as such. Plus there are a few surprise horses, but here are the directors the BollySpice team thought shone through brightest in 2014 and a few personal reasons for why – enjoy!
Hansal Mehta (Citylights)
It was a remake of 2013’s Metro Manila, but relocated to Mumbai. It tells the timeless tale of a village worker migrating to the big city and the struggles which that bring. »
- Anjum Shabbir
Although this year’s most memorable performances were delivered by women, there are many actors that deserve being recognised for the good job they’ve done in the year 2014. Here is BollySpice’s list of the top 10 actors who wowed us with their performances!
10. Varun Dawan (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Main Tera Hero)
This year the actor of Student of the Year explored his most romantic side. With his loveable portrayal of the boy who has to overcome numerous obstacles to win his beloved’s heart, the actor also won many hearts among the audience with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He had us wishing for more of David Dhawan’s style of cinema with Main Tera Hero when he fully immersed himself in the loud comedy genre with great ease. 2015 looks promising for the Varun, as he is busy with two interesting and different productions, the action film Badlapur, »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
As we all know, Bollywood is all about emotions. Sometimes anger, sometimes sadness, but most importantly, love. Romance is the emotion that more prominently features in Hindi films, so Bollywood jodi’s are one of the elements most awaited by the audience. 2014 brought many memorable couples, and BollySpice brings you the Top 10 Best Jodi’s of the year.
Although Daawat-e-Ishq did not work as expected at the box office, the couple consisting of Aditya and Parineeti show good chemistry in the numerous funny scenes of the film.
One of the hits of the year, Ek Villain features some of the most demanded actors in B-town at the moment. Shraddha’s fragility and Sidharth’s roughness complement each other to perfection.
Based on Chetan Bhagat’s successful novel, the casting of the actors to »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
It’s always a pleasure to interview a range of figures from B-Town. Bet it actors, actresses, directors, as well as musicians; it’s a nice feeling to be able to get a few minutes to interact with them about their latest ventures. However, for the team at BollySpice, there were a few which really stood out for us this year and we feel that they deserve to be acknowledged and shared once again with all our readers. Here is what we feel were amazing conversations that had a long-lasting effect on us.
Salman Khan – Interview on Jai Ho (First published on 23 Janurary 2014) – Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the industry and his latest outings manage to surprisingly draw the masses in to the theatres. BollySpice had the rare pleasure to interview Salman whilst he was promoting the hit action/drama Jai Ho. Considering »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
6 items from 2015
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