Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Republic Day

That rousing scene in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham when Anjali (Kajol) hears her little son, Krish singing the Indian national anthem – Jana gana mana and she gets emotional and runs to embrace her son. That scene not only harks on her patriotic spirit for the great nation, but also reminds us how proud we should be, not only on our Republic Day, but every day.

In Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, what we see in Anjali’s character is that despite living outside India, in London, her roots are still in ‘Bharat’. She loves to talk about India, she keeps asking her westernized sister Pooja (Kareena) to adopt an ‘Indian style’. She tells her son wonderful stories about her days in India and always reminds her husband, Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) to plan a trip to India.

It is clear from her character that she wants to return to India. It is what makes even the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham so special. Every time we watch it, we see how emotionally connected Anjali is to her country and it makes us feel the same about our great nation.

Here’s taking a leaf from her character, to remind you guys, despite all odds, what an amazing, democratic country we live in. The republic of this country, our constitution and its preamble was created on great ideals. Wishing you all a very Happy Republic Day, and just like Anjali, we hope you make it a great one, always patriotic and happy to salute your country.

Friday, January 23, 2015

10 Reasons To Watch Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham

Although you don't need any reasons to watch this evergreen  family drama that can make you shed a tear, and leave you in splits at the same time, here are 10 reasons to watch K3G all over again!
  1.  Because it stars none other than the King of Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan. 
  2. Pooh’s epic intro into the movie. It’s funny, quirky, and definitely memorable. 
  3. It is a family movie that never gets old. People of every age can find something they love or relate to in this movie.
  4. Rahul and Anjali will restore your faith in relationships. It also teaches us that love conquers everything. 
  5. When you have Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Hrithik Roshan as the male leads, who cannot NOT watch Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham again and again.
  6. Because in Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, you realized you cannot resist the powerful gaze of Hrithik Roshan and you will fall in love with him.
  7. Kajol’s acting in this film is exceptional. She perfectly portrayed the role of a vivacious Punjabi-speaking woman like she meant business! 
  8. Because Farida Jalal is in it! Everyone knows that a movie with her in it will give comic relief to everyone from the drama the movie revolves around. More than a maternal character, she works like a lucky charm for Dharma films. Don’t you agree?
  9. It shows that no matter where you are in this world, India will always be home and close to your heart.
  10. The ending was beautiful. The entire family reconciled, there was no more animosity, and even Rohan and Pooja got married.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Diary Of A Wanderer

Being a traveler can be one of the most rewarding experiences in this world. It enables one to get out there and meet new people, experience different lifestyles and most importantly look at life from a whole different perspective. The world is a much bigger place than we think, and there is so much out there that is still unknown to the common man.

In ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) is one such traveler who doesn’t let anything get in the way of his wanderlust. During the course of the film, he tells Naina how important travel is to him, and that he does not plan to marry or settle down as that would only hold him back. His passion to discover the world nudged him on to follow his dreams, which ultimately landed him a job for a travel show. As the film progresses we see how he explores new lands, meets new people and experiences various cultures and traditions.

Now if you find yourself asking questions like – “I want to travel, I want to be like ‘Bunny’. But where do I start?” The answer is fairly simple. In an age where the internet has made the world a much smaller place, there are numerous ways by which one can become a traveler. You just need the enthusiasm to break all barriers and just pack your traveling bag!

So regardless if you’re a teen with energy levels off the chart, or a senior citizen gallivanting/ambling; the right time for travel is now! It’s never too early or late to try something new, so be a ‘Bunny’ (Kabir), pack those bags and hop-pity-hop away!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Celebrate Weddings Dharma Style!

It’s that period of the year when your mailbox has seen a surge in glittering invites. On your way to work or back home, you've noticed considerable number of wedding processions. The groom riding the horse, friends and family dancing away to famous Bollywood numbers, places dazzling with shimmering lights and decorations. Well, it’s the wedding season.

A wedding is one of the most important events in an individual’s life. With life-long dreams centered on the event, they are always a grand affair. An Indian wedding is not just about two individuals coming together; it’s about two families, two cultures blending into one which makes it all the more interesting. And what’s a wedding if not done in the traditional Indian style! Dharma Productions has been the breeding ground of traditional Indian weddings that flaunt Indian customs and rituals with unmatched brilliance and grandeur.

Needless to say, this brings back memories of some of the most elegant weddings in Hindi Cinema. Whether it is Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or Kal Ho Na Ho, Dharma Productions has been setting high standards for Indian marriages for decades. Their extravagant set-ups, lavish preparations, gorgeous brides & handsome grooms, hyper-excited families, dazzling pre-wedding performances such as sangeet, engagement, cocktail parties, etc. make the shaadi moments, in each of these films, quite memorable. 

What adds flavor to the weddings in these movies are the awesome songs such as Banno ki Saheli from ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ or Dilli Waali Girlfriend from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. How can we forget the feeling evoked by the dance numbers Daingad Daingad from ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ or Maahi ve from ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’? Last but not the least, the classic number from ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ - Saajanji Ghar Aaye is the ultimate shaadi song which has our toes tapping to the music.

If you've not already experienced what the Dharma style weddings are like, you are missing something!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It’s Time to Celebrate!

There couldn’t have been a better start for Dharma Productions. With several hit movies in 2014, the Karan Johar led production house has never been short of reasons to celebrate. Whether that is movies going on to become blockbuster hits or the introduction of new faces that gradually become role models and style icons, Dharma Productions has always been a place of celebrations.

Dharma productions added yet another feather in its cap at the award functions held recently. With awards won in several categories at the Screen Awards 2015 and Star Guild Awards 2015, it’s time to party. The North meets South epic story ‘2 States’ where we witness Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) and Krish Malhotra’s (Arjun Kapoor) love-story on the big screen won an award in the ‘Best Film Marketing’ category at the Screen Awards 2015.

All of us remember the entertaining rom-com ‘Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya’, don’t we? And how we loved the sensational chemistry between Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan! Well, the audience loved it too and more so, the adorable character of Kavya Pratap Singh for which Alia bagged the ‘Life Ok Hero Award (Female)’ at the Screen Awards. It wasn’t all for the gorgeous actress! Alia bagged yet another award; a most envious one, we must say, she won the Gionee ‘Most Stylish Youth Icon’.

The success of film-makers is measured by the success of their movies, and awards are the best way to determine this. Dharma Productions has, time and again, brought home many of these coveted awards and the credit goes to their over-powering stories, outstanding cast performances’ and everything in between and beyond. We congratulate the winners of the awards and look forward to many such moments.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Sidharth Malhotra

Dharma Productions wishes a rocking birthday to one of the hottest hunks in Bollywood. Sidharth Malhotra, the desire of hearts young and old, turned 29 this year. He is among those few actors who kick-started their careers with the Dharma banner. Starting with modeling, the actor has achieved his stand in Bollywood as one of the most successful actors of his age. With amazing movies like Student of the Year and Hasee toh Phasee – the young star has proved he is here to win hearts with his stupendous acting.

Few know that the actor was an assistant director for the block-buster movie ‘My Name is Khan’ and with 3 successful movies, he has gone a long way to reach where he is today. Although he started his career as a model, he rose up the pedestal with his appearance in Dharma Productions’, where he performed as the lead character Abhimanyu, in the coming-of-age romantic Student of the Year. He was much appraised for his performance which also won him the Stardust Award in the ‘Breakthrough performance Male’ category.

The Delhi boy who does things his way is a lover of simplicity and honesty. For someone who loves to keep his private life discreet, it comes as a pleasant surprise when you realize that he is a family boy and craves to be with his family who stay back in Delhi. Sidharth is all set to appear in his next movie Brothers set to release in 2015. We wish him luck for his upcoming movie.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


 Over the generations, Dharma productions has been the melting pot of awe-inspiring and above-the-mark movie experiences that leave you asking for more. With their upbeat storylines and stellar mega-star cast, it has been winning the hearts of audiences; Indian and international alike. Whether it is the ‘Dostana’ (1980) love-triangle or the family saga in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ (2001), Dharma Productions is home to some very memorable films in Hindi cinema.
We take this time to sit down, sip coffee and press rewind on the tape of Dharma memories that we have grown so fond of. Let’s relive those moments, fall in love again with our favorite stars and cherish some of the best stories ever. We recount the many accomplishments Dharma Productions has had all these years, in this campaign #SchoolofCool – Dharma Productions A-Z.

Oodles of brilliant, funny, quirky, tear-jerking and anxious memories, and how we love them all! How about that moment in KKHH when Rahul (SRK) finally opens up about his feelings with Anjali (Kajol) only for her to realise that he loves Tina (Rani Mukherjee)? Has anyone escaped that moment without shedding few tears? Or let’s think about the totally stunning showcast of a mother-daughter relationship in Gippi which has never been so aptly portrayed in Hindi cinema so far.

So, as ardent Dharma fans, we have tonnes of such memories and come to think of it, we could do a Dharma A-Z scrapbook listing the best moments, super- stars, stunning stills, songs,etc. For instance, the letter ‘A’ brings the awesome character of Aisha from ‘Wake Up Sid’ to our minds. ‘B’ could have us all dancing to the tunes of the song ‘Bole Chudiyan’ from ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. ‘Chikni Chameli’ from ‘Agneepath’ may remind us of the sizzling hot number, while the urge to hangout and have fun with friends may knock twice at the mention of ‘D’ for ‘Dostana’.

The list, of course, is endless and so are the smiles that each of the memories bring. So dash ahead and jott down your own list of Dharma Productions A-Z. Do share them in the comments below. We would love to read them.