Bromance over romance for Bollywood!

By Hindustan Times

Though 2013 in Bollywood will see several high-octane action films and remakes, the new theme-to-bank-on seems to be that of male bonding, or bromance. And Kai Po Che, this week's release, and upcoming film Chashme Baddoor, are kicking off the trend this year.

Time-tested formula

Back in 1975, Sholay played on the friendship of Jai and Veeru to create one of the most popular duos in the history of Bollywood. In 2001, the success of Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai showed that bromance makes for interesting and profitable storylines. Farhan's production house has since explored male bonding in films like Rock On!! (2008) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). "Friendship is a theme that everyone can easily relate to. It immediately takes you down memory lane. It strikes a chord instantly," says filmmaker Rohan Sippy, whose father Ramesh dir