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?
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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!
That scene with Soniya didn’t make any sense. I wish the ending was more like they will just stay friends instead who knows it might happen one day. I think Imran is underrated as an actor. Yeah there are no other actors in bollywood who let the female be the center. Even in IHLS and Break Ke Bad the girls role was equal. I still can’t believe Amit did the music! Very disappointing.
Okay, Honey is cute and funny and her analysis of the film was v. interesting. But Mr Obnoxious ‘I’m a man’s man like Salman’ totes wrecked this with his douchebaggery and pseudo-swagger.
He was amusing in an unintentionallly hilarious kinda way till he starts banging on about how Kareena looks like Imran’s older sister. She is 3 years older than him. Like, Three! That is all. I bet he doesn’t have a problem when his hero Salman romances women who are 20+ years younger than him, does he? Thought not. But I guess insane double standards are part of being a ‘man’s man’. /eye roll
And if he is such a dude why in god’s name did he go watch what was crystal clearly pitched as a sweet little V day rom-com? What kind of a genius expects Dabanngg kinda macho from a film called ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’ starring puppy eyed Immi?
A candyfloss Dharma rom-com is obv not gonna be relatable to the ‘man’s man’ in you. If you have a problem with the basic tenets of the genre then do the right thing and don’t review it. And when you say it was bad because ‘it was everything I thought it was going to be’ that is the worst frame of mind to go into a movie with. It’s unfair to review it when you’re obvs biased against it from the start.
You had a problem with Wake Up Sid and Break Ke Baad and you don’t like young men making semi-autobiographical movies? Cool! but do the rest of us a favour and stop reviewing them. It’s like all the smart-ass critics who hate masala but insist on watching every single masala movie ever made and then telling us why it was too pedestrian for them.
One final thing? You aren’t all of that much of a stud if you have to keep verbally asserting your manliness by proclaiming that you’re not a man-child but a man.For real, who says things like ‘Im not a man-child I’m a Dabanngg guy’ unironically?
Hi Seeta, Thanks for your very passionate comment on our podcast. It might be a bit unfortunate that you didn’t listen to the end where we tell our listeners to just take a chill pill as not everyone needs to agree on every movie but still be cordial as Honey and I were. We love cinema of all kind and want to discuss it, not necessarily like every movie that comes out. Do check out some of our other shows or even our interview with Kareena Kapoor, maybe that will give you a better idea of what we try to do at Upodcast. In any case thanks for commenting!