Month: February 2012

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Upodcast Review

The Rom Com season is upon us and the first to kick off is Dharma’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu directed by newcomer Shakun Batra and staring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Who else can we invite to sweeten up Upodcast than the charming and bubbly Honey from the very popular site The Daily Honey.

 

We break down the movie, the performances and how Shakun Batra scored on his first directorial venture but we also widen the discussion by talking about quirkie rom coms in general and how Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu stacks up to them.

 

We discuss the merits of attaching fake bangs. Wonder if cool people still have sex in bathroom restaurants and what the future would hold for Riana and Rahul when the movie ends?

 

Check out the Podcast below and download to your hearts content. You can also subscribe to our iTunes feed or RSS in the links below so you never miss an episode.

 

A special shout out to Reena Mumbai’s podcast Mumbai Talkies that we discuss in our review of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. You can also find her on iTunes by clicking here!(Reena has been a guest on Upodcast too so do check out her appearance in our Pan Am special)

 

Big thanks to Honey for joining us, check out her amazing work on her website , her video’s on Youtube called The Sticky and of course she is on twitter.

Check out the episode below and leave us a comment!

 

 

 

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In conversation with Mela.com

This week’s Upodcast is slightly different; instead of talking about a specific we talk about HOW to watch movies. We had the opportunity to talk to Anisha Jhaveri, the marketing coordinator at Mela.com, the brand new South Indian Movie Streaming platform tied into their exclusive release of The Dirty picture.
We talk about Mela’s goals to bring South Asian entertainment to a new and global audience,  we talk nerdily about the perils of subtitling and some of the challenges they face concerning piracy and much much more.

For more of information on Mela’s services go over to their website or the following links:
Facebook
Twitter

Get Mela:  www.mela.com/roku
www.mela.com/ipad
www.mela.com/get-mela

 

Take it away Vidya Balan!

 

Let us know what you thought of the show in the comment section below!

 

London Paris New York Trailer and Poster Released

Ali Zafar has been one of our “watch out for guys” ever since his hindi film debut in Tere Bin Laden, and after watching him almost steal the show in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan we are totally confident that he can carry a movie on his well coiffed shoulders.

The trailer for his forthcoming movie London Paris New York has just been released together with a first look of the poster.

Although bordering on Love Aaj Kal territory, we’re confident that Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari will be able to add a freshness to the movie that will make the difference. Plus Ali is also composing the soundtrack so this could be one to watch out!

 

Here is a excerpt from the Press Release

The film stars Bollywood’s newest sensations -  Pakistani actor, singer and musician Ali Zafar, who has also penned and performs on the official soundtrack to the film, and South Indian actress Aditi Rao Hydari. Making her directorial debut is actress Anu Menon, a former student at the London Film School who is famous for her off-beat, indepedent cinema ‘Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi’ and ‘Quick Gun Murugun: Misadventures of an Indian Cowboy’.

London Paris New York is a quirky and unique, coming-of-age drama that interspearses the significance of the number three, as it follows the journey of love between ‘Nikhil’ (Ali Zafar) and ‘Lalitha’ (Aditi Rao Hydari) who meet for a night in three cities, London, Paris and New York. Mirroring three states of love in a heart-warming, amusing and stylish plot, ‘London Paris New York’ is said to bring razor sharp wit back into Bollywood’s romantic comedies.


‘London Paris New York’ is released by Twentieth Century Fox on 2nd March 2012.

 

@asimburney

Agneepath Upodcast Review (Battle of the Remakes)

One was a national award winner yet considered a failure at the time of release, the other has now set new records in terms of box office opening. Today Upodcast is joined by Josh Hurtado the main Bollywood and South Indian film writer from Twitchfilm for a new episode of Battle Of the Remakes: Agneepath.

We start off with our expectations after watching the awesome trailer of the new Agneepath starring Hritik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, we delve into a deeper review after talking a bit about the original 1990’s version by Mukul Anand starring Amitabh Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa and Mithun Chakraborty both produced by Dharma. We delve deep into the stand our performances, the dissapointments and some of the editing and directorial choices of Karan Malhotra.

 

We also talk about the merits of Chikni Chameli, why it’s only dangerous to smoke when Katrina Kaif lights up your beedi, compare Kung Fu Hustle to Agneepath and  finally why this version of Agneepath is the perfect movie for anyone who isn’t a regular Bollywood viewer.

 

Do check out our previous Battle Of Remakes, where we put 2 versions of the same movie head to head.

 

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As usual we talk at length and about every possible detail of the movie.

 

You can also check out Josh review here, or follow him on twitter.

 

Enjoy and let us know what you thought of the show!

 

 

 

@asimburney

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