Bollywood Masala

Mumbai, the metropolitan of imaginings, is the home for the Hindi Film Industry, commonly well-known by the name of Bollywood. Celebrated as one of the leading film industry of the world, Bollywood bring into being over 1000 films annually.Indian Cinema has completed an elongated journey from uncomplicated still movies to films with the sound, then colored movies to precisely superior movies with better quality sound and colors of the present day.

Bollywood stands for not just a mere film industry, but a massive and mind-boggling entity and has surely made its presence felt all across the world. Bollywood Celebrities & Bollywood Actress like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, A.R Rehman, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan etc. have now become known faces globally. Be it the screening of Bollywood movies in a global film festival like Cannes or the wax statues of Bollywood actors at Madame Tussauds, there are plenty of things signifying the emergence of Bollywood as a very integral part of Global Cinema. Slowly but surely, Bollywood has made a prominent mark through out the world. Bollywood movies are no more synonymous to a guy and a girl singing and dancing around a tree. In the last few years, Bollywood has evolved and Indian Cinema has grown wallopingly.

Cinema in India today does not mean only romantic dramas or comedy films but a lot more than that. Bollywood has dished out a plethora of variations in terms of its movies and thus, the standard of Bollywood movies and bollywood songs has risen immensely over the last decade. There are ace directors like Mani Ratnam, Rakesh Roshan, Ashutosh Gowarikar and Vishal Bhardwaj coming up with their different kinds of films and also, there is a whole new brigade of young directors like Imtiaz Ali, Dibakar Banerjee, Neeraj Pandey, Tarun Mansukhani, Zoya Akhtar etc. who are leaving no stones behind to take Bollywood to an altogether different level along with directors like Karan Johar and Farah Khan who will never let the typical Bollywood Masala Movies go out of fashion!

Bollywood movies
like Taare Zameen Par, Jodha Akbar, Tahaan, 3 Idiots, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Jab We Met, A Wednesday, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Dev.D, Raajneeti etc. etc. are enough to speak remarkably about the enormous elevation of the standard at which Indian Cinema stands today globally. Not just in terms of genres of Cinema but also in terms of exotic locations all across the globe, Bollywood has explored it all. Somtime back Denise Richards and Silvester Stallon were seen doing cameos in Kambaqt Ishq and recently even Sarah Thompson was seen in Prakash Jha's Raajneeti. Moreover, our very own A.R Rehman's impeccable music has now become almost like rage through out the world and Aishwarya Rai is shooting for a brand commercial with Kate Winselet and is bonding very well with her.

A group of us have gone to the Lounge at Bollywood twice now to play the Tuesday night Team Trivia.  Both experiences were bad.  The first night we noticed service was really, really slow.  The wait staff is johhny on the spot when you first sit down for a drink order and then that is about the last time they come by.  Our last evening there was awful.  We arrive at 6pm with a group of seven.  We are given one menu to share to order any food.  The server returns within  a few minutes before we can each take a turn looking at the menu, then doesn't come back to take our order for 30 minutes.  Okay so it was getting crowded.  We finally get our food ordered at 6:50 (mind you we sat down at 6).  Two appetizer orders came within 30 minutes, then two naan pizzas arrived 20 minutes later.  However the last two orders for our table finally showed up an hour and 20 minutes from when the order was placed!  Really!  We would flag down the server and she would tell us the food would be out in 2 minutes even though the people who ordered it told her please check, they were starving.  Oh and then once trivia was over and everyone is paying the bill to leave, the naan breads which were ordered 2 hours earlier show up.  

Food okay.  Service deplorable.  One poor wait person cannot handle the number of people in the bar during trivia.  It isn't like the restaurant doesn't know it would be busy.  Hire more help!!!!!!!!  For now, we are going elsewhere.  Or bring Chipotle burritos with us to eat in the bar.  Ridiculous.

Ever since Aishwarya Rai attained motherhood, she plans all her work according to her baby’s timings. This year too, Ash will be attending the Cannes Film Fest. Her hubby Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya will be accompanying her. Besides taking care of her five-month-old daughter, Aishwarya is also fulfilling her professional commitments and making public appearances.