The Bollywood Frontier: Fun with headlines

There's a lot of fun to be had with newspaper headlines, and I figured it best to have a fictitious newspaper to play around in. Thus was born The Bollywood Frontier, tBF's very own monthly trade journal with one headline (and one headline only) dedicated to the ever-fascinating and ever-growing Hindi film industry based in Bombay! Of course, this is a joke. But the headlines might not be. Here's one (click to enlarge). Since we like to dream, we'd might as well dream big! Do you think a new wacky headline should feature here each month? How about you come up with some of your own headlines on your blog, perhaps with your own paper?


Super Sunday is fast approaching, and it'll be interesting to see what kinds of commercials some federal tax payer dollars will have funded (at, oh, about $3 million for a 30-second spot). As always, I'll be interested in the Coca-Cola commercial, the one last year was fantastic. If you're interested in these commercials, you can visit YouTube.com/AdBlitz after the game on Sunday, and even vote for your favorites. I wonder if, some day, we'll have something like this make it (it's from the late 1990s). It'll grab some front page headlines, don't you think? :D



A public service message: Drink water, not Coke!

12 comments:

Darshit said...

That piece of newspaper looks really interesting and funny. But You haven't put link to it :-(

I love love old commercials, my orkut is full of them. And this one i nearly forgot. Thanks for reminding me. Golden days .....[when Ash looked normal] And that, reminded me of THIS .

Darshit said...

Oops sorry...
this was created by YOU !!!
You should start a new blog page, and maintain it as Bollywood Frontier. Cool Idea man...go on....

theBollywoodFan said...

There's no link to it, I just made it up :) LOL at that Ash comment. And thanks for the Pepsi memories. Yehi hai right choice...Mahima was so different back in the day! As was everyone else. Fun!

theBollywoodFan said...

I was thinking of perhaps including this with the monthly releases post beginning in March.

Darshit said...

Great...I will wait for it. Or else, you can widen your sidebar and put it overthere.

theBollywoodFan said...

It's only one headline per month, you're welcome to make up yours and post to your blog!

bollyviewer said...

Gosh that old ad was Mahima! I vaguely remember it from back then and always thought the other model with Aishwarya (boy! neither of them looks good) was Lisa Ray - I was too Aamir-struck those days to notice much else, anyway! lol But I'd totally forgotten the one you'd posted - isnt it fun to see all these old ads?

And I totally second Darshit's idea. You should definitely start a "Bollywood Frontier" with the latest Bollywood news or perhaps edit it with regular contributors bringing in the news!

By the way, have you seen this yet?

theBollywoodFan said...

It is absolutely a lot of fun to see the old ads. We've almost grown up around some of these actors, I find it amazing to go back and recall their memorable commercials. Gee, I kinda like Mahima's look in it, to be honest :) For a second, she almost reminded me of Karisma Kapoor! Aishwarya knows what she was thinking in the Pepsi ad. She more than made up for it with the Coke ad, though.

I should have mentioned in the post that I'm just trying to think of situations where Bollywood outreach rattles the world, hence one impossible to achieve but fun to imagine headline per month is all I have in mind. It started out as something we do for fun at work, a "what headline would you like to see?" sort of game, if you may, which can be a lot of fun if you're in financial/regulatory services ;)

Oh yes, Aamir on Farhan's show was a lot of fun to see. Thanks. I liked the intro!

Anonymous said...

L to the O to the L at the headline. But in 2025? Why so far out?

PC games freak said...

Aamir rocks man. You seem to be a huge fan. Have you played ghajini the game? Check it out.

theBollywoodFan said...

Anonymous: Thanks, and I wanted to give it about 15 years to give it a fair shot, LOL. :)

PC games freak: Thank you for stopping by and welcome! The Ghajini game is fun, discussed it in this post.

Darshit said...

Hey, why have you not come up any issue of Frontier yet?
Here, are some 'news' you can use. [only if you find them 'tasteful' enough]

1. Okay, this one is from dubbagol.com they had put an image, where AK and SRK were very close to each other. And tagline was 'Dostana 2' Auditions.

2. This one is mine ;-D :

All three Khans come together !!!!
As per our sources all three, AK SRK and SK teamed up for biggest chain of multiplexes, in oppose of present chain. Or may we say, Adlabs. Because they are coming up as biggest studio and Yashraj are going nuts abt it. Yash Uncle has silently backed this mega project [our insider has got proof :D]


3. This is from MTV tickr. [only the movie title is idea of MTV]

After Vipul Shah; Twinkle/Akki sued by makers of Benjamin Button:

Makers has told the couple is busy making a movie called "The Curious Case of Akki:Unbuttoned"