Month: July 2019

Ep 40: Sarfarosh, War, Mission Mangal and Aryan Khan

Episode 40 of Khandaan – A Bollywood Podcast brings you John Matthew Matthan’s seminal Sarfarosh (1999), starring Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi and others. For our “Cops” theme, readers voted for the movie that made a real impact on the genre in Bollywood when it landed. Sarfarosh is a taut game of cat and mouse between characters who have revealed all to the audience but remain hidden from each other within the movie. It’s a very effective narrative as we discuss at length.

A short timeline:

03.10: The Liong King (Hindi) and the launch of Aryan Khan
12.05 The War teaser with Hrithik and Tiger
20.30 The Mission Mangal trailer
26.45 The Main Review: Sarfarosh (1999)

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#WAR #HritikVsTiger #MissionMangal #AryanKhan #Sarfarosh #AamirKhan #SonaliBendre #YRF

Ep 39- Phir Bhi Hai Hindustani plus Saaho, Judgementall Hai Kya and others

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Episode 39 came as a bit of a surprise – we didn’t expect so many people would be interested in the Dreamz Unlimited movie Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. Directed by Aziz Mirza who had previously found a great deal of success with the starring duo of Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, this film from the year 2000 was oddly prescient about the direction and corruption of cable news shows in the 21st century as they hunt for ratings and get cozy with political power.
Featuring a bravura performance by the luminous Juhi Chawla and a by-turns-charming-and-creepy Shahrukh, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani was a high profile dud on arrival but there was quite a lot for us to discuss.
We are joined this week by Anuj Radia of FilmeShilmy to cover this and a host of other subjects in a very busy week for Hindi cinema.

You can add your vote for our next themed Khandaan Poll which is COPS:

A short timeline:

  • 01.27 The songs of Badshah and the remix of Sheher ki Ladki/ Psycho Saiyyan, the first song out of Saaho, the upcoming Prabhas / Shraddha Kapoor film
  • 15.31 Mission Mangal – a story of India’s women space scientists, starring Akshay Kumar (obviously)
  • 17.45 Batla House with yet more pissed off John Abraham
  • 22.20 Jabariya Jodi – a film made five years after everybody stopped caring
  • 30.01 Saand ki Aankh starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar
  • 32.55 Judgmentall Hai Kya – the neverending saga of Kangana Ranaut
  • 46.47 Main Review: Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
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#SheherKiLadki #Kangana #Saaho #Prabhas #MissionMangal #BatlaHouse #JabariyaJodi #SaandKiAankh #SRK #BollywoodPodcast #Bollywood

Ep 38- Asoka, Kabir Singh and Yesterday

Welcome to Episode 38 of the Khandaan podcast where we discuss 2001’s Shahrukh Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer, Asoka.

Directed by Santosh Sivan, this movie handily won our poll of the week – a nod to its cult status today compared to the flop it was on arrival. Co-starring some really intriguing and talented actors we don’t often see onscreen, this SRK home production remains a visual treat but how does it fare narratively at close to 3 hours of runtime?

A short timeline:

  • 03:35 Yesterday, a film by Danny Boyle, starring Himesh Patel and Lily James
  • 07.10 Article 15 and Asim’s frank interview with director Anubhav Sinha 
  •  16:15 Kabir Singh – a very successful controversy
  • 29:47 Dostana 2 – who cares?
  •  32:10 Asoka: the main discussion

ShowNotes:
We also have a new poll for the next episode and pick which Khan movie from the year 2000 we will be talking about
You can vote by clicking below.

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#Asoka #Bebo #KareenaKapoor #Yesterday #KabirSingh #ArjunReddy #Dostana2 #Article15 #AnubhavSinha