The Bollywood Ticket Launches the American Guide to Indian Movies

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Americans are jumping on the Bollywood bandwagon, but it isn't easy to figure out this fantastic foreign entertainment. The Web is little help--there's a lot of junk out there, and the few good sources for Bollywood info assume an understanding of Indian movies that most Americans don't have (yet!). The Bollywood Ticket ( looks at Hindi cinema from an American perspective, giving U.S. fans a chance to explore India's fascinating film culture with relatable news, reviews, and commentary.

Our news section features Bollywood stories that have an American angle:

  • Two Bollywood films--Dil Bole Hadippa and What's Your Rashee?--have been selected to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
  • Superstar husband-and-wife duo Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show during the upcoming television season.
  • Bollywood's biggest stars released a music video in memory of Michael Jackson on what would have been the singer's 51st birthday.

Our reviews of movies (now in theaters and available on DVD) are accessible to U.S. fans:

  • Kaminey (2009): Director Vishal Bhardwaj--best known for his film adaptations of Shakespeare's Macbeth (Maqbool) and Othello (Omkara)--breaks new ground in Bollywood with his latest creation: a violent, convoluted, Tarantino-esque trip through the mean streets of Mumbai--stellar soundtrack and all.

We provide commentary on Bollywood from an American point of view:

  • Continental Shift: Hollywood and Bollywood are melding right now, with big bucks driving the fusion, and those financial forces were bringing the two industries together long before the phenomenon of Slumdog Millionaire.

The Bollywood Ticket also features a guide to Who's Who in Bollywood.

About the founder:
Jennifer Hopfinger, editor of The Bollywood Ticket, has worked as a journalist for 15 years, writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English from DePaul University.

Jennifer Hopfinger, Editor
The Bollywood Ticket: The American Guide to Indian movies
Chicago, Illinois, USA
(773) 831-4575


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