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  • | November 9th, 2016

    Bollywood will NOT be affected by Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, reveals this renowned filmmaker

    Bollywood will NOT be affected by Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, reveals this renowned filmmaker

    PM Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will not have any impact on Bollywood… Click here to read more

  • | November 9th, 2016

    Bollywood might get AFFECTED by Narendra Modi’s reform of discontinuing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes – here’s how

    Bollywood might get AFFECTED by Narendra Modi’s reform of discontinuing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes – here’s how

    Narendra Modi announced last night that the current Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes would be discontinued from today. So, will this economic move affect Bollywood films? Here’s the answer… Click here to read more

  • | November 9th, 2016

    Here’s what Television stars have to say about PM Narendra Modi’s decision to discontinue Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes

    Here’s what Television stars have to say about PM Narendra Modi’s decision to discontinue Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes

    After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes will be redundant from tonight, here’s what all the TV stars have to say about this move… Click here to read more

  • | August 30th, 2013

    Satyagraha movie review: Predictable story spoon-fed with sincerity!

    Satyagraha movie review: Predictable story spoon-fed with sincerity!

    In his earnest attempt to capture the sorry state of our crippling nation where blatant corruption, social unrest and scams have become the order of the day, director Prakash Jha weaves a story that asks the right questions, but doesn’t quite succeed in producing a riveting cinematic treat
    In a heart-wrenching moment in the climax of Prakash Jha’s political thriller Satyagraha, Amitabh Bachchan’s character questions, “Humne yeh kaisa desh banaya hain?” The line lingers in your head and haunts you for a very long time after the movie is over. Click here to read more

  • | April 29th, 2013

    Did Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti inspire the Anna Hazare movement?

    Did Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti inspire the Anna Hazare movement?

    A new documentary titled Ru-Ba-Ru will depict the film’s impact on contemporary youth protests, and yes, Khan will be a part of it
    Aamir Khan’s film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak celebrated its silver jubilee recently, but his more impactful work in terms of social change is 2006’s Rang De Basanti (RDB). Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, it showed how the youth of India can empower themselves to bring about a change in the politically corrupt system. Click here to read more

  • | February 13th, 2013

    Vikram Kapadia on the Anna Hazare and Bombay Tallkies connection

    Vikram Kapadia on the Anna Hazare and Bombay Tallkies connection

    The actor-director speaks on the connection between his successful play Bombay Tallkies and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare
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    Vikram’s passion lies in theatre. His newest play Bombay Talkies went houseful on opening at the NCPA Centrestage Festival, and is running successfully all over India now. Vikram is ecstatic. “In 25 years in theatre, this has never happened to me. It’s bizarre. I did a play after nine years and, we don’t (even) have any superstars in the play!” he wonders. Click here to read more

  • | November 2nd, 2012

    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro movie review: Revisiting the classic

    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro movie review: Revisiting the classic

    The 1983 classic that re-released this weekend is relevant even today with its funny take on corruption and politics
    Film: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro; Cast: Naseerudin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Bharve, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Neena Gupta; Director: Kundan Shah
    It was the year before prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated (1984). The nation was not in the best of moods. There were raised voices and frayed tempers prevalent across the nation as corruption and intolerance reached an all-time high. Click here to read more

  • | August 15th, 2012

    ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Independence Day episode: Was Aamir Khan’s show really successful?

    ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Independence Day episode: Was Aamir Khan’s show really successful?

    Did Aamir Khan’s TV chat show work? The August 15 special episode traced the Satyamev Jayate team’s journey and the show’s impact
    As the familiar tune of Satyamev Jayate from Aamir Khan‘s chat show reverberated from the TV screens today, it took us back to the many Sundays we had spent watching the show and admiring the actor-turned-crusader. This time though, the show was being aired on a Wednesday, for a very special reason: today is August 15 – the Indian Independence Day. It was a clever strategy by Star India to schedule the telecast of the final episode, titled Satyamev Jayate Ka Safar, for a time when most TV channels were airing I-Day specials and the National channel, the Prime Minister’s speech. So what was the response to Satyamev Jayate? Was it really a lasting success, or has the euphoria died down? Let’s take a look. Click here to read more

  • | July 9th, 2012

    Salman Khan is fit ‘n’ fine

    Salman Khan is fit ‘n’ fine

    Rumours of his hospitalisation were, well, just rumours
    Fans of Salman Khan panicked on the night of August 18, as rumours of the star being hospitalised in Mumbai floated on social networking sites. Click here to read more

  • | June 27th, 2012

    Anna, Ramdev have a Bollywood connection!

    Anna, Ramdev have a Bollywood connection!

    Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev, everyone has a reason to protest. And here are some extremely creative ways in which some people have commented on some of the problems India is dealing with everyday…
    Yesterday we showed you an example of how people involved in popular movements take ‘inspiration’ from Bollywood either to further their cause or just to present it in a lighter vein. The image came from an email forward and had a picture of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi morphed on to a poster of a popular film released in 1999, starring Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. We have found more such posters, new and old, with people like Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare playing major roles, but not all of them flaunt a cause. Sometimes they have been created by folk who have nothing to do with any cause and nothing better to do with their time. But that is the occupational hazard of being a politician or a crusader – people give their mischievous streak free reign at your expense! Bollywoodlife on its part does not in any way support or promote the mockery, whoever it may be directed at, but we are simply sharing something we found interesting and what has appealed to you, judging by the viewership it has garnered. And this will definitely save you a trip to join Anna at Ramlila Maidan, no? But just remember guys, this is all in jest. No offence!Click here to read more

  • | April 3rd, 2012

    BIGG BOSS 5: Swami Agnivesh excited to be on the show

    BIGG BOSS 5: Swami Agnivesh excited to be on the show

    Swami Agnivesh says he will be in a relaxed mood on the show and people will see a lighter side of him
    What would a saffron-clad, social activist, Arya Samaj leader do in the big, bad world of Bigg Boss? “Relax,” says Swami Agnivesh, who is geared up to reach out to India’s youth with issues like casteism, alcoholism and corruption through his entry into the controversial reality show Tuesday. The 72-year-old is “excited” about entering the secluded Karjat house, where 11 young, celebrity contestants are already fighting it out for survival. The inhabitants have no connect with the outside world and are under 24×7 camera surveillance. Click here to read more

  • | January 25th, 2012

    Anna Hazare watches ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’ with Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse

    Anna Hazare watches ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’ with Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse

    Social activist Anna Hazare is happy that the Akshay Khanna film supports his movement against corruption
    Around 2,000 villagers gathered at Ralegan Siddhi to watch the special screening of Rumi Jaffrey’s Gali Gali Chor Hai along with social activist Anna Hazare and actors Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse and Annu Kapoor. The movie was screened for Hazare and his villagers on a specially created LED wall screen in an open auditorium.
    Hazare greeted and welcomed the cast of the film and praised them for their effort. He also watched the whole film and appreciated it.”It supports my message and movement. Every youth, every child, people of all age in India should watch this film as it motivates the depth of being a common man and it motivates every individual to be a good citizen and have a corruption-free country. This Republic Day, every Indian should be corruption-free from within first, and then work towards fighting corruption.”
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  • | December 19th, 2011

    Prakash Jha: The caste system exists in India!

    Prakash Jha: The caste system exists in India!

    Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan revolves around the reservation and caste system. In the times when the country is standing up against corruption, has this movie done its job? We question Prakash Jha…
    Prakash Jha calls himself the observer and chronicler of current times. Unlike others, he doesn’t believe in frivolous films. His likes his stories to be hard-hitting and poignant, yet entertaining.Click here to read more

  • | October 11th, 2011

    Mohanlal under Indian Army scanner

    Mohanlal under Indian Army scanner

    Mohanlal had to face the wrath of the Indian Army, which is seeking the withdrawal of the title of Honorary Captain of the Territorial Army bestowed earlier on the actor
    Barely a few months after the much-publicised Income Tax raids, Mohanlal appears to be in the eye of yet another storm. Click here to read more

  • | August 30th, 2011

    Om Puri apologises for remarks on politicians

    Om Puri apologises for remarks on politicians

    At 60, we expected Om Puri to have more discretion. Last Friday, as part of the Anna Hazare protest meet at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, he was passionate about his feelings against politicians. He said, “I feel ashamed when an IAS or IPS officer salutes a ganwar (illiterate) who is a neta (political leader). Yeh anpadh hain, inka kya background hai? Aadhe se zyaada MP ganwaar hain….” And that has got him in fairly serious trouble, since Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar announced today that she is considering a privilege motion against the actor for his “derogatory and defamatory” remarks. Puri has apologised, saying, “It was wrong on my part to use such terms. I wasn’t drunk, I was just emotionally charged. I would love to be in Parliament to explain my emotions. If they (Parliament) are still angry with me, I will take whatever punishment they give me.”
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