Month: February 2019

Ep 29- Gully Boy/ Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi

Episode 29 of the Khandaan podcast has arrived with 1991’s Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, starring Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, this remake of the beloved Hollywood classic It Happened One Night was a star vehicle for two enfant terribles of the age — Bhatt, who was setting Bollywood on fire with her unconventional antics, and Khan, who was tipped to be the next big thing.

We also discuss two hot new releases: Shelley Chopra Dhar’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, starring father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor along with Rajkumar Rao and Juhi Chawla. It is probably the most high profile LGBTQ film to have come out of the Hindi film industry in a while (not forgetting 2016’s Kapoor & Sons, which was a very different film). You can hear more about it here on the Upodcast interview with the director.

The second new release we discuss is, of course, the movie that has fast become the talk of the town: Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz, and Kalki Koechlin. Based on the real life journey of street rappers Divine and Naezy, this movie is attracting almost universal love.

A Timeline:

  • 02.45  Nominees for our next podcast
  • 03.35  Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
  • 13.05  Gully Boy
  • 52.45  The Main Event: Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin

Shownotes:

Bombay 70: a short documentary on Naved Shaikh a.k.a Naezy one of the inspirations behind Gully Boy

Upodcast Bollywood Edition interview with Shelley Chopra Dhar

Voting is now open for our next episode. Please click below.

 

Ep 237- “Love is Love” dir. Shelley Chopra Dhar talks Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga

On this episode of Upodcast Bollywood Edition we talk to director Shelley Chopra Dhar about her about the first commercial female queer love story in Hindi cinema, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga.

We speak about the marketing of the movie, the challenges of making a movie as a first time director surrounded by veterans as well as the challenges of making a queer love story. We also get into some spoilers about key images and themes.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga is currently playing in UK theaters , it stars Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla and is directed by Shelley Chopra Dhar.

Here is the trailer:

Our awesome theme song was created by mash up king Dj Shai Guy!

Follow him on Bombay Funkadelic Facebook page or twitter so you can attend his unforgettable Bollywood parties all around the UK as well as his awesome mash up mixes that are regularly featured on BBC Asia.

Ep 28- Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Episode 28 of the Khandaan podcast we try to bring India Pakistan together by the force of Bhainess and Munni cuteness.

Haroon Rashid from the BBC Asian Network joins us to give us the low down and we cover a vast number of topics in this episode.

We also have a little guest making her Podcast debut!

A Timeline:

  • 2.25 Intro and snippet of interview with Shelley Chopra Dhar- director of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa laga
  • 9.10 Haroon review’s ELKDTAL (spoiler free)
  • 19.55 Fire Brand Kangana Ranaut and creeping nationalism
  • 29.40 Bhaarat trailer talk
  • 49.30 Behind the scenes of Bollywood journalism
  • 57.30 Next episode’s poll
  • 1.00.15 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Review
  • 1.18.23 Asim’s munni makes her Khandaan debut

Voting is now open for our next episode.

Our awesome theme song was created by mash up king Dj Shai Guy!

Follow him on Bombay Funkadelic Facebook page or twitter so you can attend his unforgettable Bollywood parties all around the UK as well as his awesome mash up mixes that are regularly featured on BBC Asia.