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.
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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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