1. FRESH OFF THE DECKS: DJ Shai Guy’s Bollywood Mashup 2013
    Big Mashup Mix of the best Bollywood songs of 2013!

    Featuring songs from:
    Chennai Express
    Gori Tere Pyar Mein
    Ram Leela
    Dhoom 3
    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
    Bullet Raja
    Honey Singh
    Yamla Pagla Deewana 2

    …and more

    Like what you hear? You should step into Bombay Funkadelic some time. First Saturday of the month in the heart of London.

    A DJ Shai Guy production.




    Jul 27 4:14PM
  2. 11 Things You Didn’t Know About The Films Of Farhan Akhtar

    11 Things You Didn’t Know About The Films Of Farhan Akhtar


    Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh

    Dil Chahta Hain. Don. Zindagi Na Milega Dobara. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The uber-entertaining Farhan Akhtar attended the London Indian Film Festival last week and shared some rarely-known facts about his films.

    1. Our Dil Chahta Hai Moment  

    Our Dil Chahta Hai Moment

    “With friends, there’s always a time when you’re comfortable with each other’s silences, where you don’t need to say something. What’s amazing for me now is the…

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    Jul 27 12:05PM
  3. Farhan Akhtar: The Most Multi-Talented Man in Bollywood?

    Farhan Akhtar: The Most Multi-Talented Man in Bollywood?


    Farhan Akhtar

    Speaking at the London Indian Film Festival, we discovered how the busiest man in India keeps so many plates in the air.

    Last week, Farhan Akhtar – director, producer, actor, musician, writer, poet, philanthropist – visited London to partake in an evening Q&A at the Southbank Centre. We had an opportunity to speak to him beforehand and used our limited time with him to gauge how his mind manages…

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    Jul 27 11:53AM
  4. Nadia Manzoor: Telling The Truth For What It Is

    Nadia Manzoor: Telling The Truth For What It Is


    Nadia Manzoor Comedian

    British. Pakistani. Muslim. Female. Living in America. Okay. Actor. Writer. Dancer. Producer. Comedian. WHAAAA?

    “I wore a burka for the first time when I was 13. I wore a bikini for the first time when I was 19. Both times, I felt the same sense of liberation as a woman.” Hearing Nadia speak about her experiences growing up during an exclusive Q&A held by the London Asian Film Festival, her views…

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    Jul 27 11:43AM
  5. London Asian Film Festival 2014 – Preview

    London Asian Film Festival 2014 – Preview


    London Asian Film Festival 2014

    Showing and celebrating the works of filmmakers as diverse as Nagesh Kukunoor, Rituparno Ghosh and Yash Chopra, this is real cinema.

    Now in its 16th year, the London Asian Film Festival has been going strength to strength, and this year promises a great variety of South Asian cinematic assortments.

    Kicking off the festival this Sunday is the award-winning Lakshmi, a raw and visceral drama…

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    Jul 27 11:38AM
  6. Frustrations Of An NRI Screenwriter

    Frustrations Of An NRI Screenwriter


    Citizen Khan

    Not enough experienced ethnic writers. Ethnic stories too risky. No chances for new ethnic writers. The circle goes on.

    Earlier this week, British comedian Lenny Henry delivered a BAFTA speech on the lack of diversity on television in the UK. He recited the statistic that despite 4000 people joining the creative media industries over the last four years, 2000 workers of ethnicity had left them,…

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    Jul 27 11:32AM
  7. Film Review: Gulaab Gang

    Film Review: Gulaab Gang


    Madhuri Dixit in Gulaab Gang

    The Bollywood Queens of the 90s return in what feels like a female Salman Khan flick. Disappointing.

    Gulaab Gang brings the promising concept of a Heat-like face-off between two of the female heavyweights of Bollywood, both returning to the big screen in lead roles after a long-waited hiatus. Madhuri Dixit, fresh from luke-warm success in Dedh Ishqiya, plays Rajjo – the strong, feminist leader of…

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    Jul 27 11:26AM
  8. Film Review: Highway


    Alia Bhatt in Highway

    A brave film that balances a fine line between commercial and arthouse cinema, with a lot to say but inadequate methods of saying it.

    After a slew of commercial romcoms like Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal and the critically acclaimed Rock Star, Imtiaz Ali chooses to go down a path less traveled with Highway. The story of a kidnapped rich girl who slowly begins to fall in love with her kidnapper and no…

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    Jul 27 10:02AM
  9. Top Ten Bollywood Floorfillers of 2013

    Top Ten Bollywood Floorfillers of 2013


    Jacqueline Fernandez in Lat Lag Gayee, Race 2

    A fantastic year of Bollywood floorfillers. But who’s the bestest of them all? Read on…

    10) BESHARAM (Besharam)

    A great punchy bassline that accompanies a genius synthtastic riff. Chal Hand Uthake Nachche offers a more traditional Bollywood feel, but this has the right Euro-house feel that would make anyone go ‘besharam’ with delight.

    9) DHOOM MACHALE DHOOM (Dhoom 3)

    Though both Malang is…

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    Jul 27 9:56AM
  10. Bollywood Classics: In 3D

    Bollywood Classics: In 3D


    Sholay 3D poster

    What other iconic Bollywood films producers might want to look into for conversion to the third dimension.

    Let’s be honest – whether for Hollywood or Bollywood films, 3D conversions are hardly warranted and are little more than a gimmick used by cash-hungry producers who wish to milk their movies for all they’re worth. On the other hand, with an increasing number of consumers turning to illegally…

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    Jul 27 9:50AM