Month: July 2020

Ep 68- Breathe: Into the Shadows and Dil Bechara

Our very last CoronaCast episode before our return to the regular schedule has us catching up after nearly a month. In the meantime, Sujoy and Amrita collaborated with Beth from Beth Loves Bollywood for the Tolly Folly Podcast  a limited series about the classic Bengali movies of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen.
In between all the movies Sujoy was watching for Tolly Folly, he also caught up with the hit series KILLING EVE and watched Luc Besson’s ANNA as palate cleansers.

Amrita, meanwhile, caught up with various Turkish dramas on the recommendation of none other than Cardi B: THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY and ERTUGRUL.
Asim was busing enjoying his mother’s cooking but took breaks to watch BREATHE with Abhishek Bachchan and THE OLD GUARD with Charlize Theron.
Finally, we all watched or at least attempted to watch DIL BECHARA, the last movie made by Sushant Singh Rajput before his untimely demise.

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Mini Series: Tolly Folly Ep 3 – Aandhi – Nayak

Tolly Folly, our limited run podcast about Bengali film, anchored by Sujoy, Beth, and Amrita, concludes with this third episode featuring two separate performances by Suchitra Sen in AANDHI and Uttam Kumar in NAYAK.
Aandhi (1975) is counted as one of the most successful films helmed by Gulzar and is frequently lauded for the leading performances by Suchitra and Sanjeev Kumar. The movie was a controversial fictionalized take on the life of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and spoke about the difficulties faced by women with ambition in a patriarchal society.
Nayak (1966) was a rare Uttam collaboration with Satyajit Ray and is a meditation on celebrity. One of the finest films ever made, Nayak remains relevant to this day and features an incredible performance by Uttam. It also co-stars a wonderful Sharmila Tagore among others.
If you liked this run of Tolly Folly, we would love to hear from you. Let us know if you’d like to see this series return and what other films you’d like to see discussed.

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Mini Series: Tolly Folly Ep 2 – Saptapadi – Chaowa Pawa

Tolly Folly, our limited run podcast about Bengali film, anchored by Sujoy, Beth, and Amrita, is back for its second episode.
Join us as we discuss two vastly different performances that live and die on the basis of the famed Uttam-Suchitra chemistry. First up is Saptapadi (1961), a classic melodrama about individual freedom and culture clash that occupies a unique spot in Bengali film. Next is Chaowa Pawa (1959), a breezy remake of the Hollywood classic, It Happened One Night.

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#TollyFollyE02 – Tolly Folly – Saptapadi – Chaowa Pawa

Ep 67: Dabangg

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back for Episode 67 with Salman Khan’s DABANGG! Directed by Abhinav Kashyap, this 2010 movie co-starred Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Sonu Sood, Arbaaz Khan and introduced Sonakshi Sinha.
For various unfortunate reasons, however, this movie has been back in the public eye of late – so we invited ace film critic and journalist Anna Vetticad (visit her site here) to discuss recent developments. Anna is also an author and has written *the* definitive deep dive into Salman Khan in addition to THE ADVENTURES OF AN INTREPID FILM CRITIC (available everywhere books are sold).
Join us as we make our way through some messy times in Hindi cinema and discuss the phenomenon called Salman Khan.
A Short Timeline:
02.30 The continuing fallout of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on the Hindi film industry
25.05 Remembering Saroj Khan, a true legend
51.00 The Main Review: Dabangg (2010)

Shownotes:

Subscribe to our Upodcast: Bollywood Edition feed so you don’t miss Amrita, Sujoy and Beth’s new limited Podcast series by clicking here.
Follow and subscribe to Amrita’s new Youtube Book channel by going 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!
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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!

Mini Series: Tolly Folly Ep 1 – Agni Pariksha

Tolly Folly is a brand-new limited run podcast about Bengali film, anchored by Sujoy, Beth, and Amrita. The first series focuses on the legendary movies of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. Episode One is on Agni Pariksha (1954), one of their earlier efforts that was later remade into Chhoti si Mulaqat, Uttam’s Hindi launch.
Join us as we dive into their undeniable chemistry, their vastly different acting styles, our favorite bananapants moments, the presentation of child marriage  in Bengali film (including perhaps its most haunting depiction in Satyajit Ray’s Samapti starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Aparna Sen), and how this movie traveled to Hindi.Subscribe to our Upodcast: Bollywood Edition feed so you don’t miss Amrita, Sujoy and Beth’s new limited Podcast series by clicking here.

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

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

Ep 66: Bulbbul and Aarya

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back for it’s 66th episode with Top Friend Beth from BethLovesBollywood to review the latest from Anushka Sharma’s production house: BULBBUL, a Bengali Gothic horror starring Tripti Damri, Avinash Tiwari, Rahul Bose, Paoli Dam, and Parambrata Chatterjee. Directed by Anvita Dutt, this feminist reframing of fantasy marries historical events with Indian folklore to create a real Netflix event, perhaps the first to emerge from India after that first season of SACRED GAMES.

Join us for our ongoing CoronaCast series wherein we discuss all the things we watch to maintain our sanity in these trying times.

A Short Timeline:
07.40 Listener mailbag and housekeeping

18.10 Asim has been trying to give classic cinema a short with Dev Anand’s CID

30.44 Beth has been watching classic series MOONLIGHTING, co-starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd

39.55 Sujoy discusses AARYA starring Sushmita Sen
50.30 Amrita has been on a Denzel Washington kick and has also watched DAVID COPPERFIELD starring Dev Patel
58.40The Main Review: BULBBUL

 

Shownotes:

Subscribe to our Upodcast: Bollywood edition feed so you don’t miss Amrita, Sujoy and Beth’s new limited Podcast series by clicking here.

Follow and subscribe to Amrita’s new Youtube Book channel by going 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!