Month: February 2021

Ep 93- Showgirls of Pakistan, Chhor Denge and listener’s mailbag

Episode 93 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is here in the midst of a slow week. We are joined this episode and the next by the wonderful Saleha (@salandthebadpun on Twitter) and you’ll know exactly why she was the only possible choice for these episodes when you hear her speak. Strap in for two amazing episodes! In this one we cover:

03:35 Mailbag Part Deux in which we catch up with a few more reviews and letters we couldn’t cover last time
36:15 Sujoy, our International Khiladi, has an update on JUJUTSU KAISEN for those of you into anime with a side of INDIAN IDOL
40:01 Amrita and Asim watched SHOWGIRLS OF PAKISTAN, a brand new Vice documentary. We’re joined partway by Sal and it’s off to the races for us!
1:04:31 we have many thoughts about Nora Fatehi and her latest song CHHOR DENGE

Join us next week for our very thorough dive into HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM. It’s gonna be legendary!

Shownotes:
Thank you to friend of the show Aditya Shrikrishna for sending in a voice note. Here are the links to his podcast The Other Banana or his appearance on KhandaanPodcast where we discussed Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

Karan Johar SHELVES his ambitious project Takht (source: Bollywood Hungama)

Showgirls of Pakistan is available to stream here

As is Nora Fatehi’s Chorr Denge

Our brand new limited edition podcast series #BingingBridgerton hosted by @bethlovesbolly and @amritaiq is now LIVE. 8 episodes featuring an in-depth discussion of the Netflix series with the occasional guest host. Head over to the UpodCast- Main Event Page and leave us a review if you get a chance

Head over to https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/episodes for Amrita’s appearance.

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 9- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. In our final episode, we are joined by friend, guest host, and romance reader Tanya to discuss what it all means for us, and for the culture, to have a show like this. (A little thirst might be involved.) Thank you all for listening and we hope to return with Season 2.

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

Follow Amrita @AmritaByTheBook on Youtube and subscribe to Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast on all available platforms.

Theme Song:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein – I. Allegro Con Brio. Performed by Paul Pitman. https://musopen.org/music/46-piano-sonata-no-21-in-c-major-waldstein-op-53/

Ep 8- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. We discuss the eighth and final episode with guest host Uday Bhatia, film critic at Mint Lounge. As Daphne and Simon arrive at a mutual understanding, the Bridgertons and Featheringtons are faced with new plans and challenges going into the second season. Join us next time for our final wrap up episode.

For more of Uday Bhatia’s writing head over to Mint Lounge.
Follow Beth @bethlovesbolly on Twitter or her writing on her blog.

Follow Amrita @AmritaByTheBook on Youtube and subscribe to Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast on all available platforms.

Theme Song:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein – I. Allegro Con Brio. Performed by Paul Pitman. https://musopen.org/music/46-piano-sonata-no-21-in-c-major-waldstein-op-53/

Ep 92- Daulat Ki Jung ft Pitu Sultan

Episode 92 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast features 1992’s DAULAT KI JUNG. Our guest this week was Her Highness Pitu Sultan and this was her one and only choice for you, her adoring public.

Loosely based on the Hollywood film MCKENNA’S GOLD, this movie is several things, none of them good: it is a college romance, an elopement story starring the greatest elopers of their generation, a Romeo and Juliet story, a treasure hunt, an anthropological exercise, and an investigation of the uneasy nexus between crime branch officers and vampires.

Starring Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Kiran Kumar, Shafi Inamdar, Tiku Talsania, Dilip Tahil, Paresh Rawal and KADER KHAN (with guest star, Coffin Donkey), Daulat ki Jung is a trip back in the time machine to a very different Bollywood.

Show Notes:
If you want to hear more of Pitu Sultan’s head over to the Kapow With Pitu Instagram page

Our brand new limited edition podcast series #BingingBridgerton hosted by @bethlovesbolly and @amritaiq is now LIVE. 8 episodes featuring an in-depth discussion of the Netflix series with the occasional guest host. Head over to the UpodCast- Main Event Page and leave us a review if you get a chance

Head over to https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/episodes for Amrita’s appearance.

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 7- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. In our seventh episode we are joined by guest host Uday Bhatia, film critic at Mint Lounge, to discuss the fallout of the previous episode. As Daphne comes into her own and the Bridgertons and Featheringtons scramble to save reputations and lives, futures will be made and lost.

For more of Uday Bhatia’s writing head over to Mint Lounge.
Follow Beth @bethlovesbolly on Twitter or her writing on her blog.

Follow Amrita @AmritaByTheBook on Youtube and subscribe to Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast on all available platforms.

Theme Song:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein – I. Allegro Con Brio. Performed by Paul Pitman. https://musopen.org/music/46-piano-sonata-no-21-in-c-major-waldstein-op-53/

Ep 91- Listener Mail Bag, White Tiger and Master Review

Episode 91 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast sees us racing towards a century of episodes! We can scarcely believe it! So we start this stretch with a dive into our listener’s mailbag – featuring a little hate, a lot of love, and some deep questions from friends new and old.

Amrita finally watched LUPIN, the French series taking Netflix by storm and had several thoughts about it. Asim and Sujoy watched MASTER, the controversial Tamil film starring the two Vijays, and Asim had questions. They also watched THE WHITE TIGER, the new Priyanka Chopra Jonas / Rajkumar Rao film and we discuss what makes a good adaptation.

Watch out for a surprise guest in the latter half of the episode and join us next time for a trip back in the time machine to DAULAT KI JUNG.

Shownotes:

Our brand new limited edition podcast series #BingingBridgerton hosted by @bethlovesbolly and @amritaiq is now LIVE. 8 episodes featuring an in-depth discussion of the Netflix series with the occasional guest host. Head over to the UpodCast- Main Event Page and leave us a review if you get a chance

Head over to https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/episodes for Amrita’s appearance.

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 6- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. We are joined by guest host Sal Salam for the sixth episode – i.e. the shagging episode. While Daphne and Simon christen every inch of the Hastings estate, Colin’s engagement to Marina sparks reactions in multiple corners and the end of the episode will see all the characters at various stages of absolutely devastated.

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

Follow Amrita @AmritaByTheBook on Youtube and subscribe to Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast on all available platforms.

Theme Song:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein – I. Allegro Con Brio. Performed by Paul Pitman. https://musopen.org/music/46-piano-sonata-no-21-in-c-major-waldstein-op-53/

Ep 90- Yes Boss ft @TheShahShahid

It’s Episode 90 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast and we’re joined by writer, critic, blogger and podcaster Shah Shahid from BlankPageBeatdown.comwhose podcasts you can follow on splitscreenpod.com and Comic Years to discuss YES BOSS (1997).
Starring Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Aditya Panscholi, this 90s classic was directed by then-frequent SRK-collaborator Aziz Mirza and show his touch for portraying the little people with big dreams in their eyes. More than 20 years after its release, it remains an ode to a different kind of Bombay, a different India, and a much different SRK-Juhi.

Shownotes:

Our brand new limited edition podcast series #BingingBridgerton hosted by @bethlovesbolly and @amritaiqis now LIVE. 8 episodes featuring an in-depth discussion of the Netflix series with the occasional guest host. Head over to the UpodCast- Main Event Page and leave us a review if you get a chance
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 5- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Guest host Sal Salam joins Beth and Amrita to discuss the fifth episode in which Simon makes a speech, the King is definitely mad, Violet sets her daughter up for failure, Colin is an idiot, and Daphne experiences connubial bliss.

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

Follow Amrita @AmritaByTheBook on Youtube and subscribe to Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast on all available platforms.

Theme Song:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein – I. Allegro Con Brio. Performed by Paul Pitman. https://musopen.org/music/46-piano-sonata-no-21-in-c-major-waldstein-op-53/

Ep 89- Tandav, Maara, Sir

Episode 89 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast features a visit from writer, critic, blogger and podcaster Shah Shahid from BlankPageBeatdown.com. You can also catch up on his podcasts on splitscreenpod.com and Comic Years.

In this episode, we discuss:

16:40 Ali Abbas Zafar’s TANDAV featuring an excellent starcast headed by Saif Ali Khan and Zeeshan Ayub but also a incredibly silly script.

43:47 Asim and Amrita watched MAARA starring Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath
51:27 Sujoy watched SIR, the little film that could
58:30 Amrita watched a half hour of Renuka Shahane’s TRIBHANGA starring Kajol
1:01:25 Shah, Sujoy and Asim discuss the first 2 episodes of Disney+ new Marvel show: WandaVision
1:11:45 Asim highly recommends the new series LUPIN
Shownotes:
Our brand new limited edition podcast series #BingingBridgerton hosted by @bethlovesbolly and @amritaiqis now LIVE. 8 episodes featuring an in-depth discussion of the Netflix series with the occasional guest host. Head over to the UpodCast- Main Event Page and leave us a review if you get a chance
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 4- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Guest host Manish Mathur (host of the excellent It Pod to be You as well as Queer and Now) joins Beth and Amrita to discuss the fourth episode in which Big Things happen and how the entire series changes in perception with the addition of one throwaway scene in which two characters mention race.

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

Follow Amrita @AmritaByTheBook on Youtube and subscribe to Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast on all available platforms.

Follow Manish @TheManish89 on Twitter and subscribe to It Pod to be You and Queer and Now on all available platforms.

Theme Song:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein – I. Allegro Con Brio. Performed by Paul Pitman. https://musopen.org/music/46-piano-sonata-no-21-in-c-major-waldstein-op-53/

Ep 88- Best of 2020- Khandaan Podcast

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back for Episode 88 and a look back at 2020 with @bethlovesbolly from Beth Loves Bollywood. It’s been a bizarre year for media consumption but here are all the movies and streaming content that made an impression.
  • Movies people seemed to love but we didn’t get
  • Movies we got but feel the audience didn’t get
  • The most played bop threw up a few surprises all around
  • Worst Remix of the year was a smorgasbord
  • Undeserved hit of year was so undeserving we couldn’t even remember it
  • Best Marketing Fail was a head scratcher but we had a few nominees in the end
  • Social media star could only have been one person in 2020
  • Ditto for Worst Person of the Year
  • We discuss the movies we’re sad to have missed watching in 2020
  • Our choices for best movie of the year
Shownotes:

Our brand new limited edition podcast series #BingingBridgerton hosted by @bethlovesbolly and @amritaiqis now LIVE. 8 episodes featuring an in-depth discussion of the Netflix series with the occasional guest host. Head over to the UpodCast- Main Event Page and leave us a review if you get a chance

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!

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!