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MORE SONG LYRICS!


ITRANS Songbook
For older films, the mother of all Hindi lyrics sites (with an option to view in Devanagari).  

Geetmanusha Songbook
Another site that allows you to view lyrics for older films in Hindi script -- but without downloading the font!  

Hindi Film Sangeet
Lyrics and downloadable sheet music for selected classic Hindi film songs.

Qawwali Translations
Translations of some of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's most famous qawwalis.

Mayank's Lyrics  
Hindi lyrics from assorted Bollywood films.

Alfaazh's Lyrics
Great collection of old and new Hindi film lyrics.

Anant Mathur's Lyrics Collection
A collection of Hindi lyrics from the newest film songs.

Shuvro's Hindi Lyrics
A Swedish site that offers Hindi lyrics from assorted Bollywood films.
Bollywood Lyrics
Hindi lyrics from assorted Bollywood films (with a few translations!).
 
Hindi Lyrics and MP3s
Hindi lyrics from assorted Bollywood films with MP3s to match.
UK India
The site can be a little confusing for new visitors, but it does have a collection of translated film lyrics.
Rajshri's Lyrics
Rajshri is the film company that created hits like 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun' and 'Maine Pyar Kiya' (though if anyone can explain why that movie was a hit, please let us know). The company was gracious enough to supply the lyrics to their films as well, so surf on over!
Translated Tamil Film Lyrics
Subhash World offers a great collection of translated lyrics for Tamil film music. A fabulous resources for A.R. Rahman lovers determined to follow the maestro wherever he may wander (or, in this case, wander from).
 

Know of an on-line lyrics collection that isn't listed here?  Let us know so we can add a link to the site!

 

FILM AND MUSIC REVIEWS

Planet Bollywood
Reliable film and music reviews.

Bollywood Film Reviews
A personal take on the best and worst of Bollywood. Great stills, good judgment.
 
Stomptokyo Bollywood Film Reviews
The worst of Bollywood gets stomped on here. Don't read while drinking: you'll ruin your keyboard when you burst into hysterical giggles.
 
Philip's fil-ums
Witty academic commentary on films new and old.

Upperstall
Merciless reviews of recent releases; also extensive coverage of classic movies and legendary film personalities.
 
Jam Magazine
These Bollywood fans are mad as hell and they just won't take it anymore. The merciless reviews of recent films are fun, but spoofs like "Censor" and "Kaho Na Beach Hai" are what keep us coming back for more.

Masala Time
Speaking of spoofs..."Phir Bhi Film Hai Hindustani" (and "Hum Bore Ho Chuke Sanam" (I've Become A Bore, Darling) are must-reads. Nor should you miss the opportunity to sock it to Hrithik Roshan. Literally.


LISTEN TO FILM MUSIC ON-LINE

Raaga.com

The best place to listen to film songs. A great selection that spans the decades, with an option to create your own personal album to listen to as you surf onward. 

Inspired Indian Film Songs

Think your favorite film tune sounds strangely familiar? Then check out this site, which chronicles the many instances of melody plagiarism perpetrated by (gasp!) some of your favorite composers. Listen to the original and the purported copy as well, then you be the judge!


BOLLYWOOD GOSSIP

G Magazine
Gossip and lots of interviews.  
 
Filmfare Magazine
The kindest and gentlest of the tabloids.     
 
Radio Sargam
Rumor Mill Central. Take it all with a grain of salt.
 

STARGAZING (if the gossip just isn't enough)

Mypyar.com
More pictures of Bollywood stars than you ever thought existed.  If your favorite stars aren't here, they may be figments of your imagination.

Shahrukhkhan.org
The unofficial website of BollyWHAT!'s officially favorite star.  We shall never bow to Hrithik!  But if you must...
 
Hrithik Roshan's Unofficial Home on the Web
Yeah, yeah, we know he can dance.  And we're not blind, either.
 
Shirtless Bollywood Men
...Or we could just cut to the chase, since you know this is what you were really looking for.
 
Bollywood 501
On a more serious note, this new website promises to fill the gaps in Bollywood web coverage. Bollywood501 offers photo-filled profiles of pre-1990s screen legends, plus in-depth analysis (and hard-to-find stills!) of classic films. Where else can you chart the impact of Dimple Kapadia's wardrobe in the 1973 superhit Bobby?

 

BOLLYWHATERS' STAR PAGES

 

 
Bollywood 501
On a more serious note, this new website promises to fill the gaps in Bollywood web coverage. Bollywood501 offers photo-filled profiles of pre-1990s screen legends, plus in-depth analysis (and hard-to-find stills!) of classic films. Where else can you chart the impact of Dimple Kapadia's wardrobe in the 1973 superhit Bobby?


GENERAL RESOURCES (for Hindi, India, and greater South Asia)

Hindi Language Resources
A fabulous page full of on-line resources for the Hindi student, supplied by the University of Colorado.  

Guitar Chords and Tabs for Hindi film songs
For all you filmi strummers...  

Bhindi: Mumbaiya Slang
Of great use when watching gangster flicks...  
 
Hindi E-Group
A mailing group (the posts are also accessible on-line if you don't wish to clutter your inbox) composed of over 80 people who are learning or love Hindi - meaning any question you ever have regarding the language or a specific translation will never go unanswered. 
 
Learn to Read Urdu
If you know Hindi, why not learn to read Urdu and impress everyone with your trilingual brilliance?  UK India proves that it's not as hard to do as it looks (but you don't have to tell that to the people who will ooh and aah when you write their names in Perso-Arabic script).
 
On-line Hindi dictionary
Just type in the transliteration of a Hindi word for the English definition. (Rather confusing to use, though.)
 
Morningside Mix
The mother of all web guides to everything South Asian. Gathered by a professor of Hindi-Urdu at Columbia University, the links are organized by subject to sites treating innumerable aspects of South Asian history, culture, art, and language.
 
For Bay Area Residents - The Oakland Public Library, Golden Gate Branch
Forget the video store: the Golden Gate Public Library has a growing collection of Hindi-language DVDs, soundtracks, and an entire bookcase devoted to South Asian literature — all free! Who said Diwali only came once a year?
 


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