Month: October 2020

Ep 78- Baazigar ft @JustinJRao

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast dives deep into BAAZIGAR (1993) starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol for its 78th episode. Shilpa Shetty’s debut feature (and what a historic debut it was!), Baazigar is hands down one of the best Abbas Mustan movies ever made.
Combining a revenge drama with youthful shenanigans, this is the movie that firmly established SRK’s anti-hero credentials and cemented his storied chemistry with Kajol. With a soundtrack that continues to spell nostalgia for an entire generation, Baazigar is still frequently referenced when discussing Khan’s filmography.
We are joined by Justin Rao of PTI as we evaluate whether this is the best Abbas Mustan thriller or, indeed, the best SRK anti-hero thriller. You know him from his offscreen cameos on Saloni Gaur’s Kangana videos (“Shut Up, Justin!”) as well as his excellent Bollywood mashups that beautifully marry images from recent films with older songs. Check out his Twitter and Instagram for updates and videos.

Shownotes:
You can hear Asim on BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate talking with friends of the show Haroon Rashid and Qasa Alom about Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s 25th anniversary by going here. (only available for UK listeners)

The New Season of The Tolly Folly Podcast is now out: 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!

Ep 242: Evil Eye Interviews with writer Madhuri Shekar and directors Elan and Rajeev Dassani

This episode we got a chance to speak with the team behind Amazon Studio’s Blumhouse collaboration with Priyanka Chopra Jonas called “Evil Eye” – no streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
First we speak with writer Madhuri Shekhar who is mainly a playwright who wrote the Audible play the movie was then adapted from.
Then we speak with the directors of the movie, the Dassani brothers- Elan and Rajeev- who are an LA based producers, visual effects artists and directors. They’ve been making TV, sci fi and horror for a while.

Starring Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Omar Maskati and Bernard White, the chilling, psychological thriller Evil Eye is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.

Shownotes:
Head over to the Khandaan Podcast page for a full review Evil Eye with Justin J Rao

You can hear me on BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate talking with friend of the show Haroon Rashid and Qasa Alom about Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s 25th anniversary by going here. (only available for UK listeners)

The New Season of The Tolly Folly Podcast is now out: 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!

@blumhouse @PrimeVideo

Ep 77- Scam 1992, Evil Eye, Serious Men and Laxmi Bomb Trailer with @JustinJRao

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is joined by Justin Rao of PTI for our 77th episode. You know him from his offscreen cameos on Saloni Gaur’s Kangana videos (“Shut Up, Justin!”) as well as his excellent Bollywood mashups that beautifully marry images from recent films with older songs. Check out his Twitter and Instagram for updates and videos. We discuss:
08.30: Bollywood’s biggest names launching a lawsuit against the “news” channels that have been slandering it for months
20.45: Everybody is in love with SCAM 1992 and some quick thoughts on Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s SERIOUS MEN
29.00: Akshay Kumar’s incredibly tone-deaf LAXMI BOMB trailer that none of us were expecting.
35.10: Asim and Justin watched EVIL EYE, the new Indian-oriented Blumhouse production
Join us next time for all things BAAZIGAR!

Show Notes:

You hear a snippet of Asim’s Interview with director duo Elan and Rajeev Dassani during our review. For the full interview head over to our Upodcast: Bollywood Edition feed next week.

The New Season of The Tolly Folly Podcast is now out: 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!

TOLLY FOLLY S2.E1 SATYAJIT RAY’S CHIRIYAKHANA (1967)

Season 2 of the Tolly Folly Podcast features a Bengali icon: Byomkesh Bakshi. The various adaptations of Byomkesh, starring some of the best talents of the day, span decades of not just Bengali cinema but also Hindi film and television. Rooted in a uniquely Bengali aesthetic, the Byomkesh murder mysteries are complex sociological constructs that marry pulp with genteel morality.
In Episode One we discuss Satyajit Ray’s Chiriyakhana (1967) starring podcast favorite Uttam Kumar. The first cinematic adaptation of the popular series, this is an uneven film that requires multiple viewings to make sense. Join us as we dive deep into the history of this controversial film.

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 CastBox!

Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
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!

 

Ep 76- Hello Brother ft Pitu Sultan

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast arrives at it’s 76th episode with Sohail Khan’s HELLO BROTHER and Pitu Sultan dancing hand in hand to Chandi ki Daal Par Sone Ka Mor.

Released in 1999, Hello Brother was a join Khan family exercise and it shows! From the adolescent fart humor to the weird fetishization of Arbaaz to Salman kicking everybody’s butt, this movie is an unconscious deep dive into the intra-family dynamics of the Khan household. …Okay, it’s just silly trash. But we had so much fun discussing it, we can’t wait to share it with you.

Join us to hear why Pitu chose this film, how Sujoy is her enabler in chief, Amrita’s obsession with Arbaaz’s manboobs, and yet more proof that not even Salman thinks as deeply about Salman as Asim does.

Show Notes:
If you want to hear more of Pitu Sultan’s meeting with Sohail Khan’s chaddi then head over to her Kapow With Pitu Instagram page

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!

Ep 75- Abhay 2, Khaali Peeli, Ginny Weds Sunny Trailers and catch up with Pitu Sultan

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast welcomes back the one, the only Pitu Sultan for our 75th episode! For this landmark episode, this week we discussed:

06.15 The sad demise of SP Balasubramaniam who was the voice of our childhood
16.02 The drama around Deepika Padukone
24 37 That pointless YRF logo exercise
27.35 The KHAALI PEELI trailer with Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khattar
33.18 The GINNY WEDS SUNNY trailer with Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam
38.32 Sujoy’s take on ABHAY 2
40.55 Amrita’s happy to see former Bon Appetite Youtube personality and chef Sohla ElWaylly find a new home at the Babish Culinary Universe

We do veer off topic quite a bit as when one is holding court with the Sultan, one just goes with the flow.

Join us next week for our deep dive into HELLO BROTHER – you know you don’t want to miss that!

Show Notes:
If you are in the UK you can listen to Asim’s appearance on BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate with Haroon Rashid by clicking here.

Lyricist Raj Shekhar Reflects On The ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ Controversy

Keep an eye out for YEGPOD to hear Asim’s appearance on the panel So Many Film Podcasts, So Little Bollywood with friends of the show Erin Fraser and Manish Mathur and Ankur Desai.

We might be adding a video version of the conversation on our Khandaan Podcast Youtube Channel so subscribe here If you do leave us a comment and we’ll give you a shout out on the show!

Subscribe to our Upodcast: Bollywood Edition feed so you don’t miss Amrita, Sujoy and Beth’s new limited Podcast series by clicking here. (New Season coming soon!)

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!