Month: November 2020

Ep 81- Ludo, Taish and Scam 1992 Reviews

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast has a jam packed  Episode 81.
Joining us this week is film scholar Jai Arjun Singh, author of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron – Seriously Funny Since 1983 and The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. You can see more of his work at http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com/ and contact him at jaiarjunATgmailDOTcom to join his free online film discussion group.
Timeline:
7:55 We were saddened to learn that Soumitra Chatterjee, legend of the Indian screen, had passed away. RIP.
17:20 We discuss the recent curbs introduced on streaming content in India
29:20 Jai and Sujoy discuss SCAM 1992 and Amrita ultimately chose not to watch LAXMII but she recommends HERÇAI for her fellow Turkish drama fans
38:30 Amrita also thanks all her friends for sending her the trailer for THE FABULOUS LIVES OF BOLLYWOOD WIVES and is going to bully Asim and Sujoy into watching it
46:50 Sujoy and Asim discuss TAISH
57:40 Jai, Asim, and Sujoy watched LUDO and Jai discovers Amrita’s secret
Join us next week for the movie all the serious film scholars love: NO ENTRY!
Show notes:
 
Check out Asim’s appearance on #YEGPodFest Virtual PANEL: So Many Film Podcasts, So Little Bollywood on our Youtube channel:

Erin Fraser (Bollywood is for Lovers) hosts a panel with Asim Burney (UPodcast & Khandaan), Manish mathur (It Pod To Be You & Queer and Now), and Ankur Desai (Parde ke Peeche)”

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

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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!

EP 80- Trimurti

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is not superstitious, but if ever there was a cursed project, it would have to be 1995’s Shahrukh Khan starrer TRIMURTI.

A Mukta Arts production directed by Mukul Anand, this movie should have been a slamdunk. Instead, it just dunked on the hosts of this podcast who soon lost the ability to tell what was up and what was down. Possibly the worst film we’ve reviewed on this podcast, Trimurti is unsalvageable in every respect.

Co-starring Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Mohan Agashe, and a host of people who would go on to loudly infest other Subhash Ghai films about horrendous families and their wayward children, Episode 80 of the Khandaan is quite a traumatic affair.

Shownotes:

Check out Asim’s appearance on #YEGPodFest Virtual PANEL: So Many Film Podcasts, So Little Bollywood on our Youtube channel:

Erin Fraser (Bollywood is for Lovers) hosts a panel with Asim Burney (UPodcast & Khandaan), Manish mathur (It Pod To Be You & Queer and Now), and Ankur Desai (Parde ke Peeche)”

The final episode of Season 2 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 SEASON 2 EPISODE 3: HAR HAR BYOMKESH & OTHER BENGALI ADAPTATIONS

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 Three, our season finale, we head to Kolkata to look at contemporary Bengali adaptations – of which there is a surfeit. Our main review is Arindam Sil’s Har Har Byomkesh starring Abir Chatterjee but we also discuss a selection of other adaptations such as the one directed by Rituparno Ghosh as well as the several directed by Anjan Dutt which includes one starring Jisshu Sengupta as Byomkesh.

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 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!

TOLLY FOLLY S2 EP2: DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY!

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 Two we discuss the Hindi adaptations of Byomkesh – mainly Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015) starring Sushant Singh Rajput but also the TV series starring Rajit Kapoor (1993-97). Although this movie proved controversial amongst Bengalis, it is perhaps the one adaptation that comes closest to the novels’ pulp roots. Anchored by excellent performances, a vibrant score, and inspired direction, DBB is perhaps this podcast’s favorite Byomkesh movie.

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 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 79 – Trailer Breakdown Ludo and The White Tiger, Mirzapur and Putham Pudhu Kaalai Review

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast brings you an Episode 79 that’s brimming with all the stuff we watched!

7:30   Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and the nature of satire in the world today
17:00  It’s time for the mailbag as we catch up with our listeners!
35:20 Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkumar Rao star in surprise Netflix adaptation, The White Tiger
42:20 The other Netflix feature is Ludo and we’re cautiously optimistic for an Anurag Basu film starring Abhishek Bachchan
48:10 Sujoy watched Mirzapur S2
54:45 Asim and Amrita watched Puthum Pudhai Kaalai, the Tamil anthology on Amazon

Join us next week for the one and only TRIMURTI!

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!