Month: March 2019

Ep 32- Kalank Teaser, Badla and Ishq

Episode 32 of the Khandaan podcast brings to you the results of your vote – or that of dedicated Aamir bots, you be the judge – 1997’s Ishq, starring Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Kajol and Ajay Devgan with Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Dalip Tahil, Johnny Lever, Tiku Talsania, and Mohan Joshi in key roles.

Directed by Indra Kumar, Ishq was a massive success when it came out, despite a chaotic production schedule that effectively destroyed the Aamir-Juhi pairing forever. To discuss this film, we’re joined once more by Haroon Rashid of the BBC, who has always maintained that Ishq is his all-time favorite Bollywood film. Although we did our best to ruin it for him, he ran the gauntlet and emerged more or less unscathed.

A Timeline:

  • 05.00 The Kalank teaser and the reign of Alia Bhatt
  • 17.30 Sujoy watched Badla
  • 29.30 Haroon also watched Luka Chuppi
  • 37.30 Haroon watched Made in Heaven (with spoiler from 42.00)
  • 53.30 The Main Event: Ishq

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Shownotes:

Ep 239- “I’m coming back to the movies I want to do…” Parineeti Chopra talks Kesari

This episode we’re talking to Parineeti Chopra who is starring with Akshay Kumar in this week’s Hindi release Kesari.

Kesari is about The Battle of Saragarhi in 1897 between Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army and Pashtun Orakzai tribesmen.

Parineeti’s debut was in 2011 with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and her career has seen some ups and down which we discuss in our chat.
We talk and about her likeability as an actor, if she pushes back against that image and if that sense of familiarity can turn toxic. We also talk about why she wanted to be part of Kesari and the sudden prevalence of historical movies being made in India lately.

If you like our chat do subscribe and review us on iTunes. And for all our new listeners check out our other show called The Khandaan Podcast by searching on iTunes or by clicking here.

Ep 31- Bonus Ep- Made In Heaven Spoiler Free Review

Episode 31 of the Khandaan podcast is a bit of a departure for us – it’s the first episode that doesn’t feature a Khan! Originally recorded as part of our upcoming Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham episode (so much fun!) with friend Ruchi, we decided it would just push an already mega long episode over some invisible edge of our listeners’ patience. So here’s some bonus material for you!

Made in Heaven is the new Amazon series from Excel Entertainment. Written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, this critically acclaimed miniseries follows two wedding event planners in glitzy, high society Delhi as they battle their personal demons while simultaneously serving as front row audience to some of the most deep-rooted problems facing Indian society. It’s rich people behaving badly – in a recognizably Indian way.

We also interviewed the creators and writers of Made In Heaven, Reema Kagti and Alankrita Shrivastav over on the Upodcast- Bollywood Edition feed. You can listen to the chat here.

Ep 238- Reema Kagti and Alankrita Shrivastav Interviews- Made In Heaven

Made in Heaven is the new Amazon series from Excel Entertainment. Written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, this critically acclaimed miniseries follows two wedding event planners in glitzy, high society Delhi as they battle their personal demons while simultaneously serving as front row audience to some of the most deep-rooted problems facing Indian society. It’s rich people behaving badly – in a recognizably Indian way.

This episode features two interviews: one with Reema Kagti and another with co-creator Alankrita Shrivastav, where we spoke about the challenges of long form narration, the democratization of streaming platforms and how to create content when freed from the shackles of Box Office and censorship. Keep an eye out for a teaser from our Khandaan channel where the hosts reviewed Made in Heaven (available now!)

You can find these really cool talks and more on our Upodcast Bollywood Edition feed, along with all our interviews with Bollywood celebs. Do subscribe if you haven’t yet.

Timeline
01.20 Interview with Reema Kagti
19.05 Teaser for Khandaan’s review of Made in Heaven
20.40 Interview with Alankrita Shrivastav

Shownotes:

Reema Kagti Director of Talaash Interview Upodcast

Ep 30- Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Episode 30 of the Khandaan podcast stars Aamir Khan in a movie directed by Kiran Rao – 2011’s Dhobi Ghat with Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, and Kriti Malhotra. Joining us to discuss this surprise winner (the other movies up for votes this week included Dabangg and My Name is Khan) is the BBC’s Ashanti Omkar, who has a personal connection to the film. Dhobi Ghat proved to be an interesting topic for conversation, more so because it raised some important points about context and intent in art and cinema; and how perceptions can change over time.
We also discuss a few new projects: Sujoy was the only one to watch Isn’t It Romantic, the new Rebel Wilson romcom co-starring Priyanka Chopra, and he has some non-spoilery thoughts. On the topic of PC, we also discuss Sucker, the brand new single by the Jonas Bros. co-starring their significant others (including Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner). We also have a few things to say about KGF, the big Kannada movie creating waves across India, and Super Deluxe, an upcoming Tamizh movie.

Also, keep an eye out for a special episode on Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. We’re bringing back our Curious Cat for it and welcome all questions and comments.

A Timeline:
05.50  Nominees for our next podcast
15.17  A PC Double Event: Isn’t It Romantic and Sucker
34.09  KGF and Super Deluxe
48.25  The Main Event: Dhobi Ghat

Show notes:

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Curious Cat

Sucker Video by The Jonas Brothers

Komal Nahta Dhobi Ghat Review

Super Deluxe trailer

Making of Dhobi Ghat featurette

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