Month: January 2021

Ep 1- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Hosts Beth Watkins and Amrita Rajan discuss the events of the first episode, investigate the term “historical romance”, and question what sets this series apart from the usual period dramas.

Follow Beth @bethlovesbolly on Twitter or her writing on her blog.

Ep 87- Coolie no 1 and Ak vs Ak Reviews and Catch up 2020 ft @BethLovesBolly

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast kicks off 2021 with Episode 87 in which we are joined by Top Friend Beth from Beth Loves Bollywood to discuss all the movies and shows we’ve been watching through the end of the year.

Amrita and Beth watched BRIDGERTON (11m40s), the new Shondaland romance on Netflix. Everyone was super excited to watch WONDER WOMAN 1984 (43m48s)but it was sadly a racist, turgid mess and nobody has anything good to say about it. SOUL (38m10s) took Sujoy and Asim by storm while Beth really couldn’t handle COOLIE NO.1 (55m40s)starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, which was rather less than the frothy fun promised to us. Finally, Vikramaditya Motwane’s AK vs. AK (1h12m36s)starring Anil Kapoor & Family vs. Anurag Kashyap is one of the funniest, wittiest movies to have emerged from Hindi cinema in recent years, replete with Easter eggs for the discerning Hindi cinema buff.
Join us next time as we go through our list of the highs and lows of 2020.

Shownotes:
We’ve been nominated for #GaanaUsersChoiceIcons Awards by Gaana.comfor “Best Entertainment Podcast of 2020 (English) Vote for Khandaan Podcast on by going here

Asim appeared on Bollywood Is For Lovers discussing both Coolie no 1 movies. You can listen by going here

Check out our friend Aparita’s (From Khabardaar Podcast) new fiction Podcast on here from the 11th of Jan. You can also find a teaser trailer on their twitter page.

Khandaan now has an Instagram page. Follow us for some masti over there too!

Amrita’s video on her Youtube Book channel that had Asim in splits can be found 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!

Ep 86- Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya ft @kocharpulkit

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast arrives at Episode 86 – our last for the year 2020 – with special guest Pulkit Kochar!
This week’s film is 2005’s MAINE PYAR KYUN KIYA starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif, Arshad Warsi, and others. Directed by David Dhawan towards what was then the end of his career before it was revitalized by his son Varun Dhawan, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya is another party thrown by the Khan brothers with their trademark humor (?). This movie is a bit of a time capsule for each of the stars and the directors – as well as for its music – and new friend Pulkit has solid reasons for choosing this film as you will learn.
Come for the snark, stay for Sujoy’s unexpected impression of a surprise character! Truly, the only bright spark of 2020.
You know Pulkit from his work with everyone from TVF to FilterCopy – now you can catch him on his Instagram and his YouTube channel where he’s posting original content.

We hope you will join us in January 2021 for fresh content. Till then, we wish you all a happy new year with health and prosperity

Show notes:
Check out Pulkit on his own channel HolyShitTweets or his instagram page

Transcripts of the Salman Khan – Aishwarya Tapes

Check out Asim’s appearance today on the BBC Asian Network’s Yearly Wrap Up on The Big Debate page !

Khandaan now has an Instagram page. Follow us for some masti over there too!

Amrita’s video on her Youtube Book channel that had Asim in splits can be found 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 85 – Streaming wars, Ak vs AK Trailer and Durgamati Review @kocharpulkit

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast welcomes you to Episode 85 with special guest Pulkit Kochar!
You know Pulkit from his work with everyone from EIC to FilterCopy – now you can catch him on his Instagram and his YouTube channel where he’s posting original content.

Timeline:
07.05 We begin by discussing all the content that’s coming to a streaming service near you and how it’s going to impact the various industries and us, the viewers
26.45 Former guest host and friend Nim Kaur (@maplebrownie) sent in a voice note about the farmer protests in India and the Bollywood angle

44.37 Netflix’s AK VS. AK took a flying start to its marketing efforts
55.20 We discussed the COOLIE NO. 1 songs which were a bright spot in an otherwise dull December
1.05.30 Asim’s faith in Amrita has begun to waver after watching DURGAMATHI and BHAGAMATHIE
1.12.30 Pulkit watched LAXMII so that nobody else would have to
Join us next week for MAINE PYAR KYUN KIYA, which made us wonder what on earth we did to Pulkit.

Show notes:

Check out Pulkit on his own channel HolyShitTweets or his instagram page

HBO’s release schedule 2021
Disney’s announced slate for 2021

Check out Asim’s appearance today on the BBC Asian Network’s Yearly Wrap Up on The Big Debate page or live today!

Khandaan now has an Instagram page. Follow us for some masti over there too!

Amrita’s video on her Youtube Book channel that had Asim in splits can be found 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 84- Ghulam

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back with Aamir Khan’s GHULAM (1998) for episode 84.

Join us for a nostalgia-filled episode wherein we refamiliarize ourselves with this classic.

Directed by Vikram Bhatt – a fact that stuns us in 2020 – this remake of ON THE WATERFRONT is a movie that has somehow never received its due. Harkening back to tropes explored across violent Hindi action movies, this is a clever take on Hindi film brotherhood and the fight of the underdog against overwhelming evil.

Co-starring a very young Rani Mukherjee (sans her trademark voice), and an entire cast of talented supporting actors – Mita Vasisht, Dalip Tahil, Sharat Saxena, Dipak Tijori, Rajat Kapoor, Akshay Anand and Ashutosh Rana in a brief but devastating role – Ghulam is absolutely worth another look.

Shownotes:

Khandaan now has an Instagram page. Follow us for some masti over there too!
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 83- Coolie no 1, Durgamati, Indoo Ki Jawaani Trailer and TFLOBW Review

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is bursting at the seams with Episode 83!
Timeline:
2.00 We have complicated feelings about the new COOLIE NO.1 trailer starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan
19.41 We watched the trailer for DURGAMATHI, the Hindi remake of BHAAGAMATHIE starring the fabulous Anushka Shetty
27.09 We discuss the cross cultural ramifications of the trailer for INDOO KI JAWAANI
34.30 We did a small listener’s mailbag!
1.01.45 Sujoy protesteth too much and ended up watching the entire season of THE FABULOUS LIVES OF BOLLYWOOD WIVES
1.11.15 Asim watched Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s CHUPKE CHUPKE and it is everything you hoped it would be
1.20.05 Asim and Sujoy watched Suriya’s new movie SOORARAI POTTRU
1.28.16 Asim couldn’t help himself and watched KHALI PEELI for the culture
Join us next week for GHULAM, which managed to surprise us after all these years
Shownotes:
Khandaan now has an Instagram page. Follow us for some masti over there too!
Shilpa Rao’s verion of Ghungroo can be found here
Amrita’s video on her Youtube Book channel that had Asim in splits can be found 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!