Month: May 2020

Ep 60- Mrs Serial Killer and Paatal Lok Reviews

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is now 60 episodes old and we wouldn’t have gotten here so fast if it weren’t for the Corona Virus, so here we are with another one of our freewheeling RonaCasts. Join Asim, Sujoy and Amrita as they talk about a variety of things, such as:
  • Amrita’s appearance on The Other Banana podcast to discuss the latest Allu Arjun release, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender and how it is, as promised by Asim, truly excellent
  • Anjaam Pathira, a Malayalam thriller that is sadly only available for streaming on Sun NXT
  • Amrita and Asim get into with The Newsroom while Sujoy minds his own business
  • Sujoy and Asim discuss Paatal Lok and its gritty realism
  • Sujoy has opinion about Upload
  • Mrs Serial Killer has finally broken Asim
We don’t have a timeline for you because we jump back and forth across subjects since the Corona series is more freewheeling than our usual meticulously planned episodes (ahem!). Let us know if you’re still listening to these as the lockdowns continue and if there are subjects you’d like to see us cover.

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Ep 59- Remembering Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast brings in episode 59 in the wake of one of the saddest weeks in Hindi film history: when we lost two towering stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.

[Note: this episode is mainly in English mixed with Urdu/Hindi and a little bit of Pashto.]

How do we address the passing of two men, gone before their time, who meant so much to us as film-lovers? They came from two separate generations of acting talent even though they were barely a dozen years apart in age; they defined very different kinds of cinema even though they both made sorties into each other’s territory from time to time.
Rishi appeared onscreen for the first time at age two, in the most iconic song in Hindi cinema; by the time he was 18, he was a bonafide star. In his own words, he was born lucky and stayed lucky… until his luck ran out. Irrfan fought for every scrap of success; from that time he cruelly lost out on SALAAM BOMBAY to the day he bowled the world over in THE NAMESAKE. Here is a man who forsook his own lineage and didn’t worry about his legacy because everything he wanted was in the present.
Our love for these men’s work is reflected in our attitudes towards them while they were still alive. Rishi, the star, was always in the public eye: cosseted, reviled, retweeted. Irrfan, the actor, sparked intense scrutiny every time he came on film and then somehow just slipped away when he wasn’t onstage, so to speak; no mean feat in these times of intense media interest. When news broke about Irrfan, we were stunned to realize how much we loved him. When we learned of Rishi, we struggled with our feelings of love and anger, as thought we’d lost a member of our family.
The dead don’t care for our feelings. They now live in a world beyond our recriminations or love. Yet, we who are left behind cannot help but discuss them and how we feel about them.

We are joined by Aneela Babar (friend, true blue cinephile, and author of WE ARE ALL REVOLUTIONARIES HERE) for this very special episode.

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Ep 58- Duplicate

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back with Top Friend Beth from Beth Loves Bollywood to discuss 1998’s Shahrukh Khan double-header DUPLICATE.
Allegedly directed by Mahesh Bhatt, DUPLICATE was the first double role for SRK and he really put in the effort – but was it worth it? Beth finds herself in the unique position of having more nostalgia for a film than the other three for once.
Co-starring a radiant Juhi Chawla, an inept and badly sabotaged Sonali Bendre, a friendzoned Mohnish Behl. a loud Farida Jalal, and the cheapest villain’s lair ever seen on film, DUPLICATE gave us a lot to discuss. Join us as we put more thought into the discussion of this film than Mahesh Bhatt did to its direction and find out for once and for all just how much Asim loves Salman.
A short timeline:
  • 00.11.02 Beth is watching I, CLAUDIUS for (another) podcast joke purposes and rewatching COMMUNITY and recommends y’all do so as well.
  • 00.23.10 Sujoy watched the Chris Hemsworth Netflix action movie, EXTRACTION.
  • 00.26.45 Amrita has seen some stuff but she doesn’t remember any of it, so never mind. She recommends you watch Bon Appetit.
  • 00.33.55 Asim is rewatching THE WIRE.
  • 00.40.32 The Main Review: DUPLICATE.
Shownotes:
Link to Asim’s appearance on The Riz Test Podcast where he talks about Muslim Representation In Bollywood can be found here.

Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and AudioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts!

And now you can also listen to us on Hubhopper!

Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!

You can follow all of us on @AmritaIQ, Sujoy on @9e3k and @asimburney
Sujoy’s instagram which has amazing shots can be found here, we strongly recommend you follow him!