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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 9:06 am 
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Bollywood rebounds in 2003 as rote industry tries innovation

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December 28, 2003

BOMBAY (AFP) - India's film industry, which in 2002 saw major losses, is singing and dancing into the new year after discovering it can pull bigger audiences through more innovative plots, including its first sci-fi flick.

Of the 245 Hindi films released in 2003, more than 20 made significant profits, compared with only two in 2002, industry analysts said.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:59 pm 
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Khakee

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Peter Bradshaw
Friday January 23, 2004
The Guardian

Sergio Leone comes to India for this madly over-the-top Bollywood melodrama directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. An elite squad of tough anti-terrorist cops is assembled...

But the cops also have to protect a beautiful young careworker played by the Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai, last seen here in Devdas. Her increasing tendresse for the handsomest young officer leads to some regulation song and dance numbers...
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Veteran Bollywood director Vijay Anand dies

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February 23, 2004

BOMBAY - Veteran Bollywood director Vijay Anand, who dished up some Indian cinema classics and as censor board chief tried to revolutionise the country's attitude towards adult movies, has died here of a heart attack, a hospital official said.
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Brilliant Bollywood
By Staff Reporter, Birmingham Evening Mail


Bollywood has taken Birmingham by storm with a spectacular show of Asian music and dance.

Film fans packed the NEC Arena last night for an inthe-flesh glimpse of some of the most glamorous stars of the Indian silver screen.

Headline appearances included leading international star and ex-Miss World Aishwarya Rai, the hunky new superstar Hrithik Roshan, popular screen actor Fardeen Khan and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta.

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Bollywood on the radar

Lisa Tsering
San Jose Mercury News

Bollywood is here to stay. Watch for these signs that India's colorful pop cultural phenomenon is hitting the American mainstream in 2004. <a href=http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/8477648.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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Contestants dream of Bombay
By Adam Sherwin for The Times


THE lengths to which British Asian actors and actresses will go for a taste of Bollywood stardom have been revealed in a new television reality series.

Channel 4’s search for a home-grown Bollywood star received 1,000 applications from male and female hopefuls who danced and acted their way through a series of heats.

The hopeless were dismissed with a tongue-lashing from the Pop Idol-style judging panel; the most promising six were flown to Bombay to audition before Mahesh Bhatt, a leading Bollywood director.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:16 pm 
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Bolly good show

by the Sydney Morning Herald

Confessed Hindi film freak Adrienne McKibbins, the executive officer of the Film Critics Circle of Australia, estimates she has watched about 150 Hindi films in the past year.

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"Some of these Hindi films are not technically fabulous, although many of them are, but they have a vibrancy about them I just don't see elsewhere. A palpable energy just leaps off the screen. And then they have that wonderful music."
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East meets West in a botched marriage

by ALASTAIR McKAY
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Tap itself has withered as a cinematic event and, despite occasional flickers of interest courtesy of Baz Luhrmann, the dance musical is all but redundant as a genre.

Except, that is, in Bollywood. In recent years, the peculiarities of this cinematic style have become familiar in the West, though few of the films have earned a mainstream release.
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Jane's unlikely song and dance

by NIGEL ANDREWS
the Financial Times

Chadha begins with an exuberant song-and-dance number in the family home of the Elizabeth Bennet surrogate (played by the Indian super-diva Aishwarya Rai), a spangled extravagance that pleasures the senses while also seeming to say: "We are spending the whole budget right now. You had better enjoy it. The rest is romantic twitterings with a few moments of musical relief."
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A marriage of two minds

by KALEEM AFTAB
the Indepent

Jane Austen's Bollywood credentials have not gone unnoticed by others. In 2000, Rajiv Menon directed an adapt- ation of Sense and Sensibility titled * * Kandukondain Kandukondain. Like Bride and Prejudice, the adaptation places Austen's text into contemporary India and...
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India’s bride and joy

by ABIGAIL WILD
the Scotland Herald

Director Gurinder Chadha, too, wanted to make careful distinctions, repeating that the film is a mainstream movie, not a crossover one.
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Austen in India sure beats Washington in a turkey

by NICHOLAS BARBER
the Independent

In Bollywoodising her source material, Chadha has ditched all of its wit, irony and subtlety, and swapped them for musical numbers that are strangely drab for a film so full of colours. Maybe something got lost in translation.
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All that means, though, is that Bride and Prejudice may well turn the uninitiated away from Indian cinema, which surely wasn't the desired effect.
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by KHOZEM MERCHANT
the Financial Times

Bollywood, that hybrid of Bombay and Hollywood, recently earned its place in the Oxford English Dictionary...
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Mahipal Bhandari
by HARESH PANDYA for the Guardian

He broke the convention of old Hindi movies, in which only women danced, and leading ladies were said to be reluctant to perform with him, for fear of being outshone.

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As for the complaint that the routines were nonsensical and melodramatic, he retorted that Hollywood films had their share of absurdity: "Look at King Kong - a huge monkey falls in love with a girl - how weird can you get?" said Khan.

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