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Our weekly Geek Show about underrated, foreign and forgotten movies…after the hype

Ep 106- Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Karnan, The Family Man S2 Trailer

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back with a lot of thoughts (ok, some thoughts) on everything streaming right now.

0.55 Mailbag – our favorite section where we hear back from our listeners.
12.00- Live Reaction: Family Man Season 2 Trailer
28.02 Dibakar Banerjee’s SANDEEP AUR PINKY FARAAR starring Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor with Jaideep Ahlawat, Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav.
46.33-  Mari Selvaraj’s KARNAN starring Dhanush.
1.00.00- Asim’s thoughts on AR Rahman’s first foray into movie production, the long delayed 99 Songs.

Our limited edition The Other Khan series continues next week with Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya starring Fardeen Khan. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Make sure you don’t miss any future live events, subscribe to our Khandaan Podcast YouTube page.

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!

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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 105- Laawaris

Episode 105 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is extremely retro with star of the week, Amjad Khan.

Our journey into the world of The Other Khans goes way back in the time machine this week with 1981’a LAAWARIS.

Directed by Hindi film legend Prakash Mehra, this sprawling masala entertainer is largely remembered for Amitabh Bachchan’s performance as a social outcast who doesn’t know what happened to his parents or why he was abandoned. The trope of the illegitimate child and the stigma he or she faces in a conservative society makes for the subject of a sensitive film – or it could be Laawaris!

While the movie allows Amjad Khan a complete character arc, which was the reason why we chose this film, it is also chiefly notable for several execrable choices, none of which we enjoyed. Co-starring Zeenat Aman, Suresh Oberoi, and Rakhee in a special role, Laawaris is your glimpse into old school masala filmmaking, Khandaan-style.

Make sure you don’t miss any future live events, subscribe to our Khandaan Podcast YouTube page.

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!

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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 103- Mumbai Saga, Starstruck and Radhe Songs

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back with a… bang? Well, here’s what we’ve been watching in May 2021 at all events.

11:35 Amrita has been watching Chinese dramas and recommends the historical murder mystery series, THE STORY OF YANXI PALACE.
19:50 Sujoy watched MITCHELLS VS. MACHINES and would like to see the Bollywood remake NOBODY.
28:45 Asim and Sujoy also watched the new show STARSTRUCK and can’t say enough good things about it.
33:00 Asim then watched MUMBAI SAGA because he hates himself.
39:10 The piece de resistance of the episode however is when Sujoy watches the new item song from RADHE live with Amrita and Asim – a world first for song reactions on audio!

Our limited edition The Other Khan series continues with LAAWARIS and Amjad Khan but first, a little detour next week to discuss Our Most (un)Wanted Movie, Radhe. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Make sure you don’t miss any future live events, subscribe to our Khandaan Podcast YouTube page.

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 102- Hum Tum

Episode 102 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is all about 2004’s HUM TUM.
Kicking things off for our limited edition series about The Other Khans of Bollywood, this little romcom proved to be a milestone in the careers of Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee and the director Kunal Kohli. We take you through the career of Saif up till then, our favorite films starring Saif, and the way his filmography has shaped up in the years since.
Join us next time for some Amjad Khan action!

Make sure you don’t miss any future live events, subscribe to our Khandaan Podcast YouTube page.

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

Sujoy and Asim did a season review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which you can find by going 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 101- Radhe, Ajeeb Dastaans and Roohi

For Episode 101, Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast shook things up with a YouTube livestream! We take you through the trailers for RADHE starring Salman Khan and Disha Patani, and SARDAR KA GRANDSON starring Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh. Watch out for Asim’s opinions on AJEEB DAASTANS as well as Sujoy’s on BIG BULL.

We’ll be back next week with the first of our limited edition Other Khan series starring Saif Ali Khan in HUM TUM.

Make sure you don’t miss any future live events, subscribe to our Khandaan Podcast YouTube page.

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

Sujoy and Asim did a season review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which you can find by going 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 100- YouTube Live pt 2 with Khandaan Podcast

Episode 100 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is finally here! We are joined by Top Friend Beth from Beth Loves Bollywood and Her Majesty Pitu Sultan – and it’s a full on party!

We want to thank several people for coming with us on the crazy journey that is Khandaan:

Our friends and friends of friends who agreed to guest on our show despite knowing our grueling schedule and often choosing to watch the very worst that Hindi cinema could throw at us, thankfully to hilarious effect. We’re very glad that everyone came ready to play despite being Serious Film People.

The podcasting community, particularly the tiny Indian film podcasting community for being our friends and support group.

And of course, our fans – you’re the people who know and love this stuff as much as we do. You’ve sat through 2 hour episodes and come back for more. You send us lovely emails and hold us accountable. You make us laugh and you’ve been incredibly supportive of us during some very difficult periods. Thank you all for sticking with us through 100 episodes.

Here’s to the next 100!

Next week, we’re going on hiatus for a couple of weeks but we will be back the week of April 25th with a brand new episode of Khandaan! Hope to see you then!

For the video version of this podcast and to make sure you don’t miss any future live events, subscribe to our Khandaan Podcast YouTube page.

We appeared on BBC’s Beyond Bollywood Podcast with Haroon Rashid. The Episode should be dropping while we are on hiatus but the episode will appear here.

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

Sujoy and Asim did a season review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which you can find by going 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 99- YouTube Live pt 1 with Khandaan Podcast

Episode 99 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is here and was brought to you live on YouTube. Our first hour saw us take questions from the audience, answer questions sent to us via email and our Instagram account (@khandaanpodcast <— follow us!), and recount the story of how we first met and how the podcast came to be.

If you’d like to see the beautiful cupcakes Asim ordered for us, visit our page on instagram to view them in their full glory.

We are joined by Top Friend Beth from BethLovesBollywood to discuss a few trailers, answer some general questions about the Hindi film industry, and talk about the new Sanya Malhotra movie on Netflix, PAGGLAIT.

For the video version of this podcast and to make sure you don’t miss any future live events, subscribe to our Khandaan Podcast YouTube page.

We appeared on BBC’s Beyond Bollywood Podcast with Haroon Rashid. The Episode should be dropping while we are on hiatus but the episode will appear here.

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

Sujoy and Asim did a season review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which you can find by going 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 98- Chennai Express ft @pappuchaaru

Episode 97 of KHANDAAN: A BOLLYWOOD PODCAST is here with Yamini (aka @pappuchaaru on Twitter). A Telugu film professional, Yamini was the perfect person for us to inflict this movie upon.
The movie in question 2013’s CHENNAI EXPRESS starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone as… stereotypes in something resembling love or so we’re told.
Join us on our trek into the mind of Rohit Shetty where inspired comic skits jostle with giant explosions to create… an unquantifiable product.
REMINDER: Episodes 99 & 100 will be recorded on YouTube on Sunday March 28 at 8.30pm India time, 4.00 pm UK time and 11.00 am EST.  You’re all invited to drop in!

Shownotes:

A link to our 2013 interview with SRK and Deepika can be found here

Our 100th Episode Khandaan celebration is happening end of March.
Subscribe now to our YouTube Page so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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

Sujoy and Asim did a season review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which you can find by going 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 97- Toofan, Sandeep Aur Pinky Trailers and Bombay Begums

Episode 97 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is off to a rocking start with Yamini a.k.a. @pappuchaaru on Twitter.
A great many things happened in Bollywood this week, so we had tons to discuss including:
Time Stamp:
  • 01.00 We announce the Khandaan-100th episode Live event on YouTube Live on Sunday, the 28th of March at 20.30 IST- 1600 UK- 11.00 EST. Come join us by subscribing to our YouTube page
  • 4:35 SANDEEP AUR PINKY FARAAR and how mush mouth is not a good look
  • 14.30 TOOFAN looks like a classic boxing movie from very reliable makers
  • 27.25 Arivu and Dhee’s superhit new song ENJOY ENJAAMI
  • 44.00 Aamir’s special appearance song
  • 52.05 OK COMPUTER – but why?
  • 57.30 BOMBAY BEGUMS isn’t nearly as good as its detractors make it out to be
Join us next week for some CHENNAI EXPRESS

Shownotes:
Our 100th Episode Khandaan celebration is happening end of March.
Subscribe now to our YouTube Page so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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!

Sujoy and Asim did a season review of Disney+ original series WandaVision which you can find by going 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 96- Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega ft @iHaroonRashid

Episode 96 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is all about 2000’s HAR DIL JO PYAAR KAREGA. We are joined once more by friend of the podcast Haroon Rashid of the BBC’s brand new podcast, Beyond Bollywood and he explains why this movie is a worthy successor to his all time favorite, Ishq, which he discussed last time.

Co-starring Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee, this remake of the hit Sandra Bullock romcom WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, stars Salman Khan at the peak of his powers. Listen to the hosts gush sickeningly about his body, his love life, his clothes, everything but his performance as usual. There are a lot of things that happen in this movie and we go through most of them.

Shownotes:

Check out Haroon Rashid’s new podcast Beyond Bollywood available on all platforms.

Our 100th Episode Khandaan celebration is happening end of March.
Subscribe now to our YouTube Page so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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!

Sujoy and Asim did a season review of Disney+ original series WandaVision which you can find by going 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 95- Priyanka Chopra, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Roohi Trailers and Drishyam 2, The Girl On the Train Reviews

Welcome to Episode 95 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast. We are joined today by friend of the podcast Haroon Rashid of the BBC’s brand podcast, Beyond Bollywood. If you haven’t heard it yet, we highly recommend you check out his first episode interviewing Priyanka Chopra and her new memoir, Unfinished.
In this episode we talk about:
05:45 Haroon’s new show and the controversies surrounding Priyanka Chopra
Trailers:
13.20 the new Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie starring Alia Bhatt, GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI
26.10 the trailer for the new movie co-starring Jhanvi Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao, ROOHI
33.27: Mumbai Saga
41.10 : Time to Dance
Movie Reviews:
52.50 the latest Amazon Prime release, DRISHYAM 2, starring Mohanlal
1.13.50 SIR, the new Netflix movie taking everyone by storm
1.17.35 the new Netflix movie starring Parineeti Chopra the girl on the train
Join us next time for our main review HAR DIL JO PYAAR KAREGA

Shownotes:

Check out Haroon Rashid’s new podcast Beyond Bollywood available on all platforms.

Our 100th Episode Khandaan celebration is happening end of March.
Subscribe now to our YouTube Page so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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 94- Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam ft @SalAndTheBadPun

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back with Saleha i.e. @Salandthebadpunof Twitter fame to discuss a movie that has long been requested – 1998’s HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM.

The last full blown collaboration between director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan, this is a movie that occupies a special, albeit difficult, space in Indian film history. Aishwarya Rai became a bonafide star actress with this film, showcasing what she could accomplish when given the space and a director interested in her performance; Ajay Devgan pulled focus from Salman in an author backed role; and of course this marked the beginning of the famed Salman/Aishwarya affair that would scorch Bollywood over the next few tumultuous years.

Join as we dive deep (and I mean DEEP) into this film, to discuss its cultural impact, the gossip, the performances, the music, and so many other things!

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 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!

Ep 3- Binging Bridgerton

BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Hosts Beth Watkins and Amrita Rajan are joined by Manish Mathur (host of the excellent It Pod to be You as well as Queer and Now) to discuss the events of the third episode, take a closer look at relationship between Daphne and Simon, the optics of Simon as sex coach, and the gender politics of this show.

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 Youand 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 2- 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 second episode, consider the importance of sexual education, the way women utilize whisper networks for their own safety, and how unusual it is to see any of this in regular media.

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 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!

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 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!

Ep 82- No Entry ft Jai Arjun Singh

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast has 2005’s NO ENTRY for Episode 82.
Co-starring Salman Khan in an extended special appearance, this multi-starrer boasts of an eclectic line up: Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Celina Jaitley, Lara Dutta, and Esha Deol in what was to become the first of many successful sex comedies directed by Anees Bazmee. A convoluted tale of cheating husbands, suspicious wives, noble call girls, and feminists who advocate for mental health, No Entry was one of the biggest hits of the year.This film is a cherished favorite of noted film scholar Jai Arjun Singh, author of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron – Seriously Funny Since 1983 and The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and he generously offered to share the experience with us. 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.

Show notes:
The Poll is back! We picked 3 movies suggested by our listener’s and you get to pick which one we watch on the next show:

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 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!

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 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!

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!

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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!

 

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!

Ep 74- Dil Chahta Hai

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast has taken its time, but we’ve finally arrived at the film that forever changed the Hindi film industry: 2001’s DIL CHAHTA HAI. Farhan Akhtar’s debut feature had a glitzy starcast: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Preity Zinta, Ayub Khan, Sonali Kulkarni, Suhasini Mulay, and the by-now patented list of talented supporting actors.

Everything from the costumes (super trendy at the time), to the dialogues (a stark departure from what the rest of Hindi filmdom sounded like), to cinematography (fresh and natural), to the music (still a bop), left an impact. It changed the trajectory of several careers and gave others an opportunity to showcase their talents in a way few Hindu films have been able to.

Join us for a nostalgic deep dive into shared joys and surprising traumas.

Show Notes:
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 73- Cargo, Khaali Peeli and Revisiting Mohra

Episode 73 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is part of our new format where we alternate weeks with general topics and our usual deep Khan dives.

This week, join us as we discuss:
07.25: Listener’s Mailbag
13.40 Amrita continues her journey into Turkish dramas with SIYAH BEYAZ AŠK while dipping a toe into K-Dramas with GOBLIN
26.43 Sujoy watched CARGO and THE SOCIAL DILEMMA when he got some time off his Byomkesh Bakshy spiral
50.40 Asim, one of Akshay Kumar’s biggest fans, took the opportunity to revisit one of his finest: MOHRA
56.55 We were also transfixed by the songs from the latest Bollywood offering: KHAALI PEELI with Ishan Khattar and Ananya Panda

Show Notes:
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!

#Cargo @AratiKadav @masseysahib @battatawada
#BeyonceSharmaJayegi #KhaaliPeeli
#TheSocialDilemma @SocialDilemma_

Ep 72- Dhoom 3 ft Bollywood Is For Lovers

For Episode 72, Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast concludes it’s two-part discussion with Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser of the amazing Bollywood is for Lovers Podcast with a full fledged review of DHOOM 3: This Time it’s Aamir.
Requested by Matt and Erin, 2013’s Dhoom 3 stars Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Jackie Shroff in a brief appearance. It has the distinction of being the first Bollywood film Matt and Erin watched onscreen and it left a huge impact.
We discuss what worked and what didn’t, the “homage” to Christopher Nolan, the varying degrees of performance, why Katrina is a worthy successor to Helen (hallowed be her name), and how does it feel in 2020 to watch a movie about defending a bank.
Shownotes:
Vote below on next week’s movie poll! Can you guess which host picked which movie?
If you want to re-listen to our original Dhoom 3 Upodcast Bollywood Edition from 2013 click here!
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 71- Streaming, Podcasting and Movies with Matt and Erin from @BollywoodPod

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast kicks off Episode 71 with the first of our two-part discussion with the wonderful Matt Bowes & Erin Fraser of Bollywood is for Lovers Podcast.

Join us as we discuss:

6.51 Matt and Erin’s thoughts on GULABO SITABO, the Amitabh Bachchan / Ayushman Khurana project that premiered on Amazon Prime (our previous discussion here)
14.50 Erin and Sujoy watched TENET, the big movie release of the year which became more of a pandemic experience than anything else
26.19 We also have a freewheeling discussion about podcasting in general, how we each got started, the challenges that have come our way, and what we appreciate (and vice versa) about our audience
50.00 Matt and Erin had a chance to watch KRIYA, an indie festival horror movie that they hope will be playing near you very soon
59.45 Asim also watched C U SOON, the new Fahadh Faasil movie on Amazon Prime
1.03.45 Asim watched VIKRAM VEDHA and he’s a little dubious about its adaptation into Hindi

Show notes:

Vote below on next week’s movie poll! Can you guess which host picked which 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 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 69- Chak De! India

Episode 69 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast brings you everyone’s favorite (or is it?) Bollywood sports movie: 2007’s CHAKE DE! INDIA. Directed by Shimit Amin, a less than prolific director of tremendous talent, this underdog Shahrukh Khan starrer surprised everyone by not only succeeding at the box office but also becoming a perennial fan favorite.
In fact, it was the only choice for our guest, Sucharita Tyagi, whom you may know from Film Companion’s Not a Movie Review series or her own eponymous channel.
Join us as we dive into this charming little film and examine why it remains beloved all these years later.
A Short Timeline:
02:32 Media malfeasance, disinformation campaigns and film criticism
17:15 The Main Review: Chak De! India

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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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!

#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!
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!

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.

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!#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!

Ep 65: Lagaan

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back for Episode 65 where we are joined by friend of the podcast Shai Hussain to discuss a true legend of Indian cinema: LAGAAN (2001). Join us as we throw brickbats and flowers.
Check out Shai’s work at his personal page and join the fun at Bombay Funkadelic!
Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar who joined the big leagues with this film, Lagaan starred Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Paul Blackthorne, Rachel Shelley, and a host of character actors who would go on to form the nucleus of Gowarikar’s acting troupe over the years: Rajesh Vivek, Raghubir Yadav, Aditya Lakhia, Pradeep Rawat, Amin Hajee, Raj Zutshi, Akhilendra Mishra, Yashpal Sharma, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, AK Hangal, Suhasini Mulay, and others.
A Short Timeline:
00.25 Shai tells us about his upcoming project – tell the BBC to produce it!
26.25 Amrita watched runaway Netflix hit, 365 DNI so you don’t have to
37.15 We watched the trailer for BULBUL on Netflix and yup, Anushka Sharma is the most exciting producer of our times.

42.23  The Main Review: LAGAAN

Show notes:
To hear Asim on BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate click here (only available for UK listeners)

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 64: Sushant Singh Rajput, Gulabo Sitabo and Axone

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back to the CoronaCast with Episode 64. Unfortunately, this episode was recorded just as news broke about Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic passing, so while we do mention it, we’ll have a more in-depth discussion of the fallout in our next episode. The news also cast a pall over the episode but… you know, sometimes you just try your best to keep your head above water. Hopefully, that’s what this episode helps you do as well.

Other topics of discussion included:

Asim and Sujoy watched GULABO SITABO, the new Ayushman Khurana – Amitabh Bachchan movie that premiered on Prime. There were Thoughts about it.

Sujoy recommends AXONE, a wholesome new movie on Netflix about life as it is lived by those from the Northeast in other parts of India, specifically Delhi.

Amrita watched WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING and its Malayalam remake CHANDRALEKHA for another episode of The Other Banana podcast. She’ll post a link on Twitter if you want to hear her thoughts on them.

And finally, Asim shares his impression of KIREEDAM, the Malayalam original of his favorite Jackie Shroff movie, GARDISH. (By the way, for those of you wondering, the name of the actor who plays Mohanlal’s father in Kireedam is Thilakan and he and Mohanlal made a legendary pairing in Malayalam cinema, so props to Asim for picking up on that.)

Once again, as this is a CoronaCast episode, we wander all over the place and don’t have a timeline for you. Join us next week for more shenanigans, slightly happier news and the mother of all Aamir movies, LAGAAN.

Show notes:
To hear Asim on BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate click here (only available for UK listeners)

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Ep 63: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Choked and Chintu Ka Birthday

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast’s 63rd episode proves to be the charm with Shahrukh Khan’s iconic KABHI HAAN KABHI NAA (1994).
If “wholesome” was a movie, it would be this film by Kundan Shah. Reportedly SRK’s own favorite out of his many films, this is a film that has stood the test of time. Joining us for the episode is Aditya from The Other Banana podcastaka @gradwolf on Twitter.
A short timeline of topics:
  • 03.35 Aditya has watched the now defunct AIB’s first production – Chintu Ka Birthday
  • 15.00 Silverscreen.in published *the* definitive article on Tamil poet and lyricist Vairamuthu’s #MeToo allegations and it’s a real doozy
  • 23.05 Sujoy and Aditya watched Anurag Kashyap’s CHOKED and have decided he must be saved from himself
  • 31.31 HuffPost India did an Abhay Deol retrospective and it was unintentional top comedy
  • 48.47 The Main Review: KABHI HAAN KABHI NAA
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Ep 62- Kaamyaab, Betaal and Jackie Shroff – Khandaan Ko Rona Aa Gaye

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is now on it’s 62nd episode… and we’re once again doing a Corona round up. For those of you struggling with all the current events in the world and need a break, we suggest you skip the first 10 minutes because we’re not in the best of moods to be honest.
However! We soon move on to discussing the latest Red Chillies Production for Netflix: BETAAL. Sujoy is happy to report that it continues a long and proud Red Chillies tradition by being absolutely mediocre.
Asim broke character to watch KAMYAAB, another Red Chillies effort for Netflix that isn’t entirely awful. It is definitely the better reviewed project of the two.
After that gargantuan effort, Asim needed a little cheering up so he obviously looked up KAALA BAZAAR (1989), starring Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. This is a segue onto our discussion about Jackie, an actor whose work we grew up watching but never discuss for some reason. Do let us know your favorite Jackie movies.
And to round everything off, we discuss a recent article in Bollywood Hungama wherein single screen owners complain about the lack of massy content from Bollywood and the artistic ambitions of its most reliable performers.

We don’t have a timeline for you as these special episodes go back and forth, but join us next week for our regular programming!

Shownotes:
If you want to read the Bollywood Hungama Article you can click here.

Jackie Shroff’s infamous Polio Ad

If you want to watch The 9 Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition winning films available on London Indian Film Festival you can visit: www.loveliffathome.com
(Please note that the films are geo-blocked to UK audiences only.)

If you are outside of the UK, you can still watch the trailer.

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Ep 61 Pardes

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast sails on to its 61st episode with Shahrukh Khan’s PARDES (1997). This patriotic ode to a visually composite India was directed by Subhash Ghai, his last big hit, and stars debutants Mahima Chaudhary and Apoorva Agnihotri in addition to Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, and a full team of people whose faces you will recognize. Shot across North America, which stood in for Hollywood (?), PARDES is the story of a rich NRI who seeks a village belle wife for his spoiled young son… and the foster son who eventually wins the bride.

A movie 20 years too late for its time, we discuss this hate crime against NRIs and why it was made.

Friend of the podcast Nim (@maplebrownie on Twitter and Instagram) joins us to explain why she decided to entrust a precious memory of her childhood to Khandaan of all people.

A short timeline of topics:

  • 04.42 The GULABO SITABO trailer and we are not the audience for it
  • 12.51 Nim is curious about Abhay Deol’s WHAT ARE THE ODDS releasing on Netflix
  • 19.34 Mithun is launching his younger son Nimashe
  • 24.55 The Main Review: PARDES
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Ep 60- Mrs Serial Killer and Paatal Lok Reviews

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is now 60 episodes old and we wouldn’t have gotten here so fast if it weren’t for the Corona Virus, so here we are with another one of our freewheeling RonaCasts. Join Asim, Sujoy and Amrita as they talk about a variety of things, such as:
  • Amrita’s appearance on The Other Banana podcast to discuss the latest Allu Arjun release, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender and how it is, as promised by Asim, truly excellent
  • Anjaam Pathira, a Malayalam thriller that is sadly only available for streaming on Sun NXT
  • Amrita and Asim get into with The Newsroom while Sujoy minds his own business
  • Sujoy and Asim discuss Paatal Lok and its gritty realism
  • Sujoy has opinion about Upload
  • Mrs Serial Killer has finally broken Asim
We don’t have a timeline for you because we jump back and forth across subjects since the Corona series is more freewheeling than our usual meticulously planned episodes (ahem!). Let us know if you’re still listening to these as the lockdowns continue and if there are subjects you’d like to see us cover.

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Ep 59- Remembering Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast brings in episode 59 in the wake of one of the saddest weeks in Hindi film history: when we lost two towering stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.

[Note: this episode is mainly in English mixed with Urdu/Hindi and a little bit of Pashto.]

How do we address the passing of two men, gone before their time, who meant so much to us as film-lovers? They came from two separate generations of acting talent even though they were barely a dozen years apart in age; they defined very different kinds of cinema even though they both made sorties into each other’s territory from time to time.
Rishi appeared onscreen for the first time at age two, in the most iconic song in Hindi cinema; by the time he was 18, he was a bonafide star. In his own words, he was born lucky and stayed lucky… until his luck ran out. Irrfan fought for every scrap of success; from that time he cruelly lost out on SALAAM BOMBAY to the day he bowled the world over in THE NAMESAKE. Here is a man who forsook his own lineage and didn’t worry about his legacy because everything he wanted was in the present.
Our love for these men’s work is reflected in our attitudes towards them while they were still alive. Rishi, the star, was always in the public eye: cosseted, reviled, retweeted. Irrfan, the actor, sparked intense scrutiny every time he came on film and then somehow just slipped away when he wasn’t onstage, so to speak; no mean feat in these times of intense media interest. When news broke about Irrfan, we were stunned to realize how much we loved him. When we learned of Rishi, we struggled with our feelings of love and anger, as thought we’d lost a member of our family.
The dead don’t care for our feelings. They now live in a world beyond our recriminations or love. Yet, we who are left behind cannot help but discuss them and how we feel about them.

We are joined by Aneela Babar (friend, true blue cinephile, and author of WE ARE ALL REVOLUTIONARIES HERE) for this very special episode.

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Ep 58- Duplicate

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back with Top Friend Beth from Beth Loves Bollywood to discuss 1998’s Shahrukh Khan double-header DUPLICATE.
Allegedly directed by Mahesh Bhatt, DUPLICATE was the first double role for SRK and he really put in the effort – but was it worth it? Beth finds herself in the unique position of having more nostalgia for a film than the other three for once.
Co-starring a radiant Juhi Chawla, an inept and badly sabotaged Sonali Bendre, a friendzoned Mohnish Behl. a loud Farida Jalal, and the cheapest villain’s lair ever seen on film, DUPLICATE gave us a lot to discuss. Join us as we put more thought into the discussion of this film than Mahesh Bhatt did to its direction and find out for once and for all just how much Asim loves Salman.
A short timeline:
  • 00.11.02 Beth is watching I, CLAUDIUS for (another) podcast joke purposes and rewatching COMMUNITY and recommends y’all do so as well.
  • 00.23.10 Sujoy watched the Chris Hemsworth Netflix action movie, EXTRACTION.
  • 00.26.45 Amrita has seen some stuff but she doesn’t remember any of it, so never mind. She recommends you watch Bon Appetit.
  • 00.33.55 Asim is rewatching THE WIRE.
  • 00.40.32 The Main Review: DUPLICATE.
Shownotes:
Link to Asim’s appearance on The Riz Test Podcast where he talks about Muslim Representation In Bollywood can be found here.

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Ep 57- Listener Mail Bag- Ko Rona Aa Gaya

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is now a full-time quarantine podcast! And to celebrate, we’re answering our mailbag today. Join us as we answer listener questions, pull Asim’s leg, and discuss our love for the Khans.

We don’t have a timeline for you as this is as freewheeling a discussion as it was last time, with a multitude of topics and tangents.

Join us next week for some regular programming as we invite Top Friend Beth to discuss SRK’s Duplicate.

Till then, stay safe, stay home!

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Ep 56- Streaming with Suchin – Ko Rona Aa Gaya

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is back with another Corona Cast for those of you who’re stuck at home and would like to hear other people’s voices.
We are joined this episode by Suchin Mehrotra of Film Companion fame. If you’ve been following his show on YouTube, you know Suchin is the man you want to talk to regarding streaming content during this time. The resulting conversation was rather too long and looped back and forth quite a bit, so we don’t have a timeline for you, but we do have a list of topics we discussed:
– Muskurayega India – absolutely unintended hilarity from Bollywood
– Suchin has many thoughts on the Raikar Case on Voot
– Tales from the Loop
– Asim is watching Bosch, and he is the only one in the entire universe
– Indian Comedy on Amazon Prime: but why?
– Pushpavalli
– Operation MBBS
– Asim is now an expert on Yo Yo Honey Singh
– Dax Shepherd and the male obsession with male bodies (this makes more sense when you hear it, I swear) Link
– Family: the best Bollywood content to have come out during the plague?
– Say Yes to the Dress UK: Curvy Bride Boutique
– Bong Eats on YouTube featuring some (well deserved) humble bragging from Asim
– The Wine Show with Mathew Goode and Matthew Rhys  / Travel Man with Richard Ayoade / James May: Our Man in Japan
– DIY videos: The Weekender on YouTube
– Sujoy saw Cake, a movie from Pakistan
– Ronin / Avengers / Shadow
– Sujoy recommends we all rewatch Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies
– Kim’s Convenience
– Schitt’s Creek
– Maqbool
– Tiger King
– Money Heist

Shownotes:
You can Follow Suchin on Twitter or his blog
Link to the Chinese Youtube Cooking Channel Asim mentioned
Our interview with Asim Abbasi, the director of Cake

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Ep 55: Mela (That’s it!)

Episode 54 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is takes us back to regular programming with 2000’s (!) MELA starring Aamir Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Faisal Khan, and the regular acting troupe of director Dharmesh Darshan. This megaflop from the turn of the century is something of a niche classic featuring tropes we haven’t seen in A-list Bollywood since the 1980s. A fitting welcome to our brand new, plague-ridden century.

 

In Thai, the word for the number five is pronounced HA, and this movie is full on LOL when it is not WTF, so we invited one of our top friends, Pitu Sultan, to partake in our episode 55. You can also find Pitu on Instagram @pitusultan or catch her very 555 show KAPOW! WITH PITU on YouTube.

The Main Review: MELA of our lives, featuring heaving bosoms, armpit panties, Durga hai meri maa, and loads of other drama.

We were gonna discuss more stuff but once this train got going, we realized it was an express train and would not stop at any other stations for the duration, so that was that. Watch out for our next Corona Cast for the other good stuff.

 

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Ep 54- Khandaan Ko Rona Aa Gaya- She, Emma and Afsos

Episode 54 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is a Quarantine Pod, a RonaCast, a Viral Episode, whatever you want to call it. Just Asim, Sujoy and Amrita shooting the breeze about the content they’ve been consuming over these days of social distancing. Remember, we need to maintain a physical social distance but we’ll only make it through these dark times with each other. So tune in every other week for one of our shorter Rona episodes which we’ll intersperse between our regular programming.

A Short Timeline:

00.53 Corona Pre-Amble: How we have been coping, what we are thinking of doing once this pandemic scare is over and how to pick new books to read?
18.53 – Sujoy is our most adventurous Khandaani who brings you news of The Wailing from South Korea, The Platform from Spain, and our apna Afsos
32.50 – Amrita is still self medicating with episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot but made the effort to watch the new adaptation of Emma. She has also been reading a lot and is currently reading Raymond E. Feist’s Empire trilogy from the Riftwar Cycle.
45.19 – Asim stumps for Stumptown, which is fast developing a reputation in niche circles, as well as the miniseries Devs, and explores some new Netflix shows like Dave Chang’s Ugly Delicious and Imtiaz Ali’s She.

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Ep 53- Khandaan Ko Rona Aa Gaya – Saajan

Episode 53 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is your refuge from the monotony of lockdown, wherever you might be experiencing it. Top Friend Beth rejoins us for the second dose of bitter medicine as Sujoy chooses his winner for the FilmFare challenge: 1991’s SAAJAN starring Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and Madhuri Dixit with Reema Laagoo, Kader Khan, Laxmikant Berde and others. This take on Cyrano de Bergerac is a real trip back to the 1980s with music by Nadeem Shravan, choreography by Chinni Prakash, lyrics by Sameer, produced by Sudhakar Bokade, and directed by Lawrence D’Souza. We drag Beth back to the hellscape of our childhood to thoroughly discuss why we made her watch a movie that sapped her will to live in these difficult times.
Question: are we now a Madhuri Dixit podcast? And would La Dixcast be the worst thing?
A Short Timeline:
00.55 – COVID-19 sucks and so do all our governments: a short story
14.45 – Quarantine content – a quick look at what we’re all watching while cooped up
40.05 – The Main Review: SAAJAN

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EP 52: Baaghi 3, Thappad and Dil

Episode 52 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is a blast from the past – Aamir Khan’s past. 1990’s blockbuster DIL, co-starring Aamir and Madhuri Dixit with Saeed Jaffrey, Anupam Kher and a host of people you’ll recognize as That Guy from the 80s and 90s, is our Khan film of the week.

Asim, Sujoy and Amrita discuss whether director Indra Kumar’s debut feature holds any nostalgic value, Madhuri’s impact, and generally just how awful this movie is.

A Short Timeline:

04.55 – Irrfan Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s ANGREZI MEDIUM and it’s two fun songs featuring Radhika Madan
16.25 – SANDEEP AUR PINKY FARAAR aka Film Starring Everybody on Aditya Chopra’s shitlist
25.03 – Sooryavanshi, the blockbuster for bigots
33.55 – Amrita saw a thing and so did the others: DEVI
38.30 – THAPPAD and its effect on the boys
49.35 – BAAGHI 3 starring Asim ka naya pyaar
1.01.13  – The Main Review: DIL

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Episode 51 : Filmfare Comp Results, Malang, SMZS and Sultan

Episode 51 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast brings you 2016’s SULTAN starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, SULTAN was part of Salman’s storied run at the box office, a sports drama about an out of shape wrestler whose rise, fall, and rise took you through every emotion in the book. Although it is a fairly recent release, we discuss how well it’s held up, how Salman is often his own worst enemy, and why our featured guest, Uday Bhatia, Film Critic at the Mint Lounge, chose this film as his pick of the week.

 A Short Timeline:

  •     03.25 Why does Dabboo Ratnani have a calendar?
  •     20.45 We all laugh at Asim’s pet project i.e. the FilmFare predictions
  •     29.04 SHUBH MANGAL ZYAADA SAAVDHAN: a film we will all get around to watching eventually
  •     38.20 MALANG: A Thing That Exists
  •     44.35  Asim and Sujoy discuss Netflix’ TAJ MAHAL 1989
  •     54.30 Trailer: KAAMYAAB
  •     1.00.12 Main Review: SULTAN

Shownotes:

– We weren’t really up to discussing LOVE AAJ KAL 2020 but you can read Uday’s review here

– We had some real issues with the audio here. We would advise new listeners to check out our other episodes so this doesn’t effect your experience!
– You can find our first episode of Sultan by heading over here.

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Ep 50: Filmfare 2020 predictions and Main Hoon Na

It’s Episode 50 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast! A big thank you to all our listeners for all their support, brickbats, and reviews. Long may your tribe increase!

We are joined for this special episode by Top Friend Beth from BethLovesBollywood as we discuss an old favorite, Farah Khan’s debut feature Main Hoon Na (2004). Starring Shahrukh Khan as Ram, Zayed Khan as Laxman, Amrita Rao as Christina Aguilera, Sushmita Sen as Hot Teacher, Kirron Kher as Maa, Naseeruddin Shah as Cheater Dad from Masoom, Suneil Shetty as Ra(gha)van, and an amazing supporting cast, we explore the question of whether this is still Farah’s best film

Join us as we sink into this movie and the memories it evokes, the clever little Easter eggs we adore, and the actors we love.

A Short Timeline

  • 09.03 The trailer for Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad starring Taapsee Pannu and its wokeness
  • 20.50 The trailer for Baaghi 3, where Tiger Shroff battles Syria for the love of… Riteish Deshmukh?
  • 32.00 Asim, Sujoy, Amrita and Beth cast their votes for FilmFare 2020
  • 50.10 The Main Review: Main Hoon Na

Shownotes:
The Full list of Filmfare nominees can be found here

Asim’s interview with Anubha Sinha can be found here

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Ep 49- PK, Street Dancer 3D and The Forgotten Army

Episode 49 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is where we discuss one of the most controversial movies to be made in the past 10 years: Rajkumar Hirani’s PK. Released in 2014, this movie stars Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput and others in the story of an alien who is left stranded on earth when he encounters the lying, thieving, deceitful humans who populate it.
Infused with the trademark Hirani touch, Asim feels the role of a goofy alien might be Aamir’s best performance yet but Sujoy and Amrita have thoughts about this bold assertion. We discuss whether this movie could be made today, the limits of artistic expression, and the similarities and differences between this and OMG, another film about religion that many in our audience seem to prefer.
 
A Short Timeline
· 0.54 A Street Dancer 3D review by Sujoy, the target audience for this film
· 13.30 Love Aaj Kal 2020: a trailer that made Asim slowly fall in love with Aartik Karyan
· 21.15 Jawani Jaaneman and what’s the deal with Saif
· 37.10 Kabir Khan’s The Forgotten Army on Amazon Prime and should it have remained forgotten
· 46.09 The Main Review: PK
Shownotes:
KRK’s Street Dancer review can be found here
Saif Ali Khan’s interview with Film Companion can be found here
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Ep 48- Best of the Khan Decade

Episode 48 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast brings us back from the holiday hiatus to discuss the Khantastic decade that just ended. We are joined by friends of the podcast as we talk about the bests and worsts, the highlights and low points of the past 10 years, and our hopes for the future.

A big thank you to all our friends and contributors:

A Short Timeline

  • 30 Dabangg3 aka How Salman Broke Asim’s Dil
  • 55 Darbar movie review (note: Amrita has not watched ANYTHING while Sujoy has watched EVERYTHING)
  • 21 Chhapaak movie review and what the film’s lack of success might mean in a larger context
  • 30 Ghost Stories on Netflix
  • 12 Malang and why Amrita is the right audience for this trailer
  • 45 StreetDancer 3D, Varun Dhawan’s career choices and how Asim and Sujoy are always there for him, just call bro!
  • 45 The Best (and Worst) of the Khans 2010-2019

Shownotes:

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Ep 47: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dabangg 3 songs and FC Adda

Episode 47 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is the first of our “Produced by YashRaj” series, 2008’s Shahrukh Khan-starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. This rare Aditya Chopra directorial outing and Anushka Sharma’s debut feature is a fairly controversial choice – more than a decade after its release it continues divide opinions. Those that love this film, think it sinned against; those who hated it when it came out haven’t seen much reason to change their minds.

 

We are joined on the podcast by Stacey Yount who is the Editor in Chief of Bollyspice. In addition to RNBDJ, we discuss the recent rounds of interviews on Film Companion and Bharadwaj Rangan as well as some of last year’s releases.

 

A Short Timeline

  • #KhandaanPodcast Mardaani 2 and Dabangg 3 Movie Give Away Details
  • 30 Star interviews – just, why?
  • 30 2019 Bollywood Catch up: Article 15 and Mission Mangal
  • 55 Dabangg 3 or How Asim’s Dreams Came True
  • 45 The Main Review: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Shownotes:

You can enter the YRF’s “Dabangg 3 and Mardaani Give Away” by:

  • Sending us a picture of you listening to any episode of #KhandaanPodcast
  • You can either drop us an email on upodcasting@gmail.comor send it on our twitter feed by tagging  #Mardaani2UKComp and #Dabangg3UKComp

Alternatively you can head over to Kenz-Now for pretty cool give away’s and sign up, click here

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Sujoy’s instagram which has amazing shots can be found here, we strongly recommend you follow him!

 

 

Biwi no 1, Drive review and Panipat Trailer

Episode 46 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast features our first Salman Khan – David Dhawan collaboration. Coasting on nostalgia, the audience selected 1999’s Biwi No. 1, a film we had all mostly forgotten.

Co-starring Karisma Kapoor as the titular biwi (maybe? the climax left us confused), Sushmita Sen as the other woman, Anil Kapoor as the best friend, and Tabu as his totally unnecessary wife, this remake of a Kamal Haasan film drips South Indian tropes that were already outdated by the 80s, struggle to make sense in the 90s, and are definitely unbearable in 2019. The music is still amazing, though!

A Short Timeline:

  • 02.21 Asim talks about Drive, a movie Sujoy couldn’t finish and Amrita refuses to watch
  • 6.44 Panipat and Asim’s theory of the “jingorical”
  • 22.04 The controversy around the Patni, Pati Aur Woh trailer and the mystery of Kartik Aryan’s appeal
  • 33.34 The Main Review: Biwi No. 1
Shownotes:
You can find Anna MM Vetticad‘s interview with the director of Saandh Ki Aankh, Tushar Hiranandi by clicking hereYou can also vote on our next poll “Which Khan collaboration with Yash Raj Films do you want us to discuss?” below

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 45: Tum Mere Ho Review, Dabangg 3 and Commando 3 Trailer reactions

Episode 45 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is a blast from the past – specifically, Aamir Khan’s past. Tum Mere Ho (1990), directed by Tahir Hussain a.k.a. The Aamir Dad has everything: a wronged and vengeful snake mom, a grubby dad, a lost heir, a damsel beset by zaalim samaaj, intense young love, unique tribal customs, terrible costumes, and a fuzzy timeline that ensures we’re never quite sure when all of this action is taking place.
Co-starring the always delightful Juhi Chawla and a thoroughly awkward Kalpana Iyer as a snake with tragic fashion sense, Tum Mere Ho is a classic for all the best reasons as previously outlined by Pretentious Movie Reviews.
We are joined by ace friend of the blog, Pitu Sultan, who has recently launched a fun new Instagram vlog called KAPOW with Pitu which is also available on YouTube. Subscribe today! (Or just click on the links, the video thumbnails alone are worth your clicks!)
A Short Timeline:
01.15 Asim and Sujoy watched Baahubali at the Royal Albert Hall with a live orchestra and it was magical.
11.50 Channel 4 in the UK has an interesting line up of films for you to watch and top friend Beth is back to give the lowdown on one of the films: Satyajit Ray’s Kapurush.
17.50 Asim can live again as Dabangg 3 gears for release.
23.50 Obviously Asim is a huge Vidyut Jammwal fan and a Pitu tangent about the career of Neil Nitin Mukesh

32.05 The Main Review: Tum Mere Ho

Shownotes:
Details about Channel 4’s Indian Movie Season can be found here
Follow Sujoy’s instagram which also has shots of Baahubali Live at the Royal Albert Hall which can be found 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!

Extra: WAR, The Family Man and Bard Of Blood


Extra Special: WAR, The Family Man, Bard of Blood

Episode 44 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is all about WAR, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. This departure from our Khan focus is due to a number of factors, including the absence of co-host Sujoy, but we wanted y’all to have an episode to tide you over!

Director Siddharth Anand re-unites with Hrithik after the Knight and Day remake Bang Bang, which was all about the chemistry between Hrithik and Katrina Kaif. This time, Hrithik is paired with Tiger, and the screen is nearly set ablaze with their chemistry. And it truly is chemistry unlike anything we’ve seen in Bollywood before. Top friend Beth Watkins from BethLovesBollywood joins us to discuss and many laughs are had.

Please note: this begins as a spoiler free review but eventually goes (heavily) into spoilers as timestamped below.

 

A Short Timeline:

02.50 Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) because Asim promised Beth he would watch it and ek baar jo Asim ne commitment de di, he’ll do it even if it takes him a whole year and his eyeballs bleed.

12.40 We start out with the Housefull 4 trailer which makes us wonder about the Deol’s life choices.

18.28 Marjaavan is the next Siddharth Malhotra film and it basically arrived in a freezer is how cold Sid’s career is right now

26.25 Drive is the famously troubled Sushant Singh Rajput / Jacqueline Fernandez movie that Dharma just dumped on Netflix and here is the interview Amrita mentions in the episode

33.06 Laal Kaptaan had three unique trailers out and it finally gave Asim a glimpse of what excites Amrita about this film; here is the interview  we mention in the episode

43.00 Mardaani 2 brings up the fun fact that Beth has written an academic chapter on the first movie (!) and we are looking forward to this one

46.15 The Family Man vs. Bard of Blood reveals that we have a definite favorite

1.00.54 The Main Review: WAR

1.13.05 WAR with spoilers

 

Shownotes:

Anupama Chopra’s Laal Kaptaan Interview with Saif Ali Khan and Navdeep Singh

Sujoy’s thread about WAR

You can enter the YRF’s “War Give Away” by dropping us an email on upodcasting@gmail.com and letting us know if you are #TeamTiger or #TeamHritik extra points if you send us a screenshot of the iTunes review you have written for us. (This is for UK only)
Alernatively you can head over to Kenz-Now for pretty cool give away’s and sign up, click here

You can also vote on our next poll which will be the Khan “Sophomore Year’s” by heading here

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

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Ep 43- Dream Girl, Chhichhore and Fan

Episode 43 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is all about FAN (2016). We also discuss the recent movie releases, Chhichore and Dream Girl; new streaming shows Mission Over Mars on AltBalaji and The Family Man on Amazon Prime; plus new trailers for The Sky is Pink and The Zoya Factor.

Director Maneesh Sharma’s FAN stars Shahrukh Khan in a double role as superstar Aryan Khanna and his crazed fan Gaurav who unleashes a wave of terror on the object of his love when he is unable to establish the emotional connect he craves from his beloved. There is an interesting cast of secondary characters in this movie but it lives and dies on SRK alone. Join us as we discuss this deeply polarizing movie and where it went wrong but also what it got right.

Show Notes:

03.57 Chhichore, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, directed by Nitesh Tiwari – a film about college that feels like homework
11.16 Dream Girl starring Ayushman Khurana and Nusrat Bharucha is more of a nightmare albeit a funny one
22.15 Updates on the AltBalaji discussion from the last episode with a review of Mission Over Mars
38.00 The Zoya Factor starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Dulquer Salmaan is drearily coasting off a very bad, low energy trailer
43.02 The Sky is Pink costars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar and might be worth a watch maybe
48.15 The Main Review: FAN

Show notes:

Amazon Prime’s The Family Man stars Manoj Bajpayee and you can check out Asim’s interview with the director Raj from Raj and DK here.(link shall be up soon)

You can enter the YRF’s “War Give Away” by dropping us an email on upodcasting@gmail.com and letting us know if you are #TeamTiger or #TeamHritik extra points if you send us a screenshot of the iTunes review you have written for us. (This is for UK only)
Alernatively you can head over to Kenz-Now for pretty cool give away’s and sign up, click here

You can also vote on our next poll which will be the Khan “Sophomore Year’s” by heading 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 42 Sacred Games and Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Episode 42 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is a celebration of 25 years of Hum Aapke Hain Koun…, arguably the most influential film to emerge from Bollywood in the 1990s.
Director Sooraj Barjatya’s sophomore effort, 1994’s HAHK instantly cemented the careers of Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Barjatya himself as legends of Hindi cinema. It also cast Renuka Shahane as our collective bhabhi and changed the career of Mohnish Behl while introducing us to the star that is Tuffy. Join us as we discuss the many iconic moments (onscreen and offscreen) of this film as well as its songs, which are still familiar to audiences all these years later, with ace friend of the podcast, Suchin Mehrotra.
A Short Timeline:
  • 02.20 Dream Girl, the latest out of the One Man Hit Making Factory that is Ayushman Khurana
  • 09.53 Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas starring the most nepotism ever, and proud of it
  • 16.13 Laal Kaptaan, a teaser that has Amrita and Suchin shook
  • 20.20 Sacred Games Season 2
  • 31.01 Batla House, which broke Suchin’s fanboy heart and Misson Mangal, which is everything but Akshay in a sari
  • 30.00 The Main Review: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…
Shownotes:
The Batla House Review Asim mentions can be found here
The unsatisfyingly abridged recap of Sacred Games S1 can be found here
The Rajshri channel has tons of HAHK content as well as the original trailer that created the phenomenon

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

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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!

And of course our special guest Suchin Mehrotra can be found on twitter , he writes for Film Companion as well as his own blog Magic Of Bollywood.

#MissionMangal #BatlaHouse #MadhuriDixit #SacredGames #NetflixIndia #BollywoodPodcast #Bollywood #31YearsOfSalmanKhan #25yearsofhumaapkehainkoun #HumAapkeHainKoun

Ep 41- Typewriter Season 1 and Koyla

Episode 41 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is all about 1997’s Koyla, a movie no one, absolutely no one was asking for except for our featured guest, the beloved, the one-and-only, the hilarious Pitu Sultan!

Directed by Rakesh Roshan, who clearly needed to work some serious kinks out of his system, this movie stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever, Ashok Saraf and every single Bollywood baddie working in 90s Hindi cinema. It’s a gory, musical mess and we have lots to discuss about it.

A timeline:

02.00 Chhichhore – a new Sushant Singh Rajput / Shraddha Kapoor movie directed by Nitesh Tiwary
06.25 Saaho, starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, which appears to have finally settled on a release date
21.05 Typewriter, the new series on Netflix
31.19:  The Main Event: Koyla, a lump of coal in our collective porridge
1.25:  BONUS CONTENT: all the jokes that didn’t fit + Pitu’s Mandakini story

Shownotes:
The Reddit Blinds we mention and discuss can be found here
The TypeWriter Behensplaining episode can be found here

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#MissionMangal #Saaho #MadhuriDixit #TypeWriter #NetflixIndia #BollywoodPodcast #Bollywood

Ep 40: Sarfarosh, War, Mission Mangal and Aryan Khan

Episode 40 of Khandaan – A Bollywood Podcast brings you John Matthew Matthan’s seminal Sarfarosh (1999), starring Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi and others. For our “Cops” theme, readers voted for the movie that made a real impact on the genre in Bollywood when it landed. Sarfarosh is a taut game of cat and mouse between characters who have revealed all to the audience but remain hidden from each other within the movie. It’s a very effective narrative as we discuss at length.

A short timeline:

03.10: The Liong King (Hindi) and the launch of Aryan Khan
12.05 The War teaser with Hrithik and Tiger
20.30 The Mission Mangal trailer
26.45 The Main Review: Sarfarosh (1999)

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#WAR #HritikVsTiger #MissionMangal #AryanKhan #Sarfarosh #AamirKhan #SonaliBendre #YRF

Ep 39- Phir Bhi Hai Hindustani plus Saaho, Judgementall Hai Kya and others

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Episode 39 came as a bit of a surprise – we didn’t expect so many people would be interested in the Dreamz Unlimited movie Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. Directed by Aziz Mirza who had previously found a great deal of success with the starring duo of Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, this film from the year 2000 was oddly prescient about the direction and corruption of cable news shows in the 21st century as they hunt for ratings and get cozy with political power.
Featuring a bravura performance by the luminous Juhi Chawla and a by-turns-charming-and-creepy Shahrukh, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani was a high profile dud on arrival but there was quite a lot for us to discuss.
We are joined this week by Anuj Radia of FilmeShilmy to cover this and a host of other subjects in a very busy week for Hindi cinema.

You can add your vote for our next themed Khandaan Poll which is COPS:

A short timeline:

  • 01.27 The songs of Badshah and the remix of Sheher ki Ladki/ Psycho Saiyyan, the first song out of Saaho, the upcoming Prabhas / Shraddha Kapoor film
  • 15.31 Mission Mangal – a story of India’s women space scientists, starring Akshay Kumar (obviously)
  • 17.45 Batla House with yet more pissed off John Abraham
  • 22.20 Jabariya Jodi – a film made five years after everybody stopped caring
  • 30.01 Saand ki Aankh starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar
  • 32.55 Judgmentall Hai Kya – the neverending saga of Kangana Ranaut
  • 46.47 Main Review: Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
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You can follow all of us on @AmritaIQ, Sujoy on @9e3k and @asimburney
Our special guest Anuj is on @TheAnujRadia

#SheherKiLadki #Kangana #Saaho #Prabhas #MissionMangal #BatlaHouse #JabariyaJodi #SaandKiAankh #SRK #BollywoodPodcast #Bollywood

Ep 38- Asoka, Kabir Singh and Yesterday

Welcome to Episode 38 of the Khandaan podcast where we discuss 2001’s Shahrukh Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer, Asoka.

Directed by Santosh Sivan, this movie handily won our poll of the week – a nod to its cult status today compared to the flop it was on arrival. Co-starring some really intriguing and talented actors we don’t often see onscreen, this SRK home production remains a visual treat but how does it fare narratively at close to 3 hours of runtime?

A short timeline:

  • 03:35 Yesterday, a film by Danny Boyle, starring Himesh Patel and Lily James
  • 07.10 Article 15 and Asim’s frank interview with director Anubhav Sinha 
  •  16:15 Kabir Singh – a very successful controversy
  • 29:47 Dostana 2 – who cares?
  •  32:10 Asoka: the main discussion

ShowNotes:
We also have a new poll for the next episode and pick which Khan movie from the year 2000 we will be talking about
You can vote by clicking below.

Head over to Upodcast Bollywood Edition Feed for our interview with Anubhav Sinha by clicking here.Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and AudioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts!

Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!

#Asoka #Bebo #KareenaKapoor #Yesterday #KabirSingh #ArjunReddy #Dostana2 #Article15 #AnubhavSinha

Ep 37- Bharat, Chopsticks, Saaho, Super 30

In Episode 37 of the Khandaan podcast, we discuss a new Khan movie – 2019’s Salman Khan-on-Eid release, Bharat.

This movie hit the headlines even before it went into production when Priyanka Chopra, the original lead actress, chose to leave the film on the eve of shooting for vague reasons that eventually resolved into her getting married to Nick Jonas. However, this was pretty much the only interesting thing that happened to this film as we discuss during the podcast. Co-starring Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani (whose name we learn to pronounce from Asim of all people), Jackie Shroff, and Tabu, among other talented actors, this movie by reliable helmer Ali Abbas Zafar stands on the cusp of something good and interesting… and then backs away slowly.
We compare Bharat to its Korean original and discuss some of other content we have consumed over the past couple of weeks such as Netflix’s Chopsticks and things we plan to consume when it comes out like the next Prabhas-starrer Saaho.

A timeline:

  • 07.07 Chopsticks on Netflix: the mysterious disappearance of Abhay Deol and the crowded state of streaming in India
  • 21.15 Saaho – the new Prabhas starrer and what it means for Prabhas and cinema in India
  • 30.45 Super 30 and Hrithik’s long run of stinkers
  • 37.10 Bharat
  • 42.00 Ode to My Father vs. Bharat
We also have a new poll for the next episode and the theme is historical. Or should we say “historical”?
You can vote by clicking below.

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#Bharat #Chopsticks #Saaho #Super30 #SalmanKhan #KatrinaKaif #Bollywood #BollywoodPodcast

Ep 36- Rangeela

Welcome to Episode 36 of the Khandaan podcast – your home for all things related to The Khan Troika. This week we make a deep delve into the past with 1995’s Rangeela, starring Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar and Jackie Shroff.

Directed by Ram Gopal Verma, Rangeela was a relaunch for Urmila, who had already had an extensive career as a child actor but was struggling to make the leap to adult dramas the way so many child actors do. Rather unwittingly, it was also a departure for star Aamir whose commendable performance here is different from anything he had done before. This movie is also notable for its music by AR Rahman, which was a sensation when it released and is seemingly ageless. This was a very happy trip into the past for the three hosts who have lots of personal anecdotes to share as well as a new appreciation for the strengths of this film.

We also discussed the London Indian Film Festival or the LIFF, which is going on right now. Tickets are still available and this might be your chance to see some seriously good cinema. Sujoy and Asim had some contrarian thoughts about Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota, a movie currently playing on Netflix but which has had a significant presence on the festival circuit, including LIFF. We also discuss the trailer for the new Ayushman Khurrana movie Article 15 – and how Asim and Amrita are sadly not in the best mental or emotional space for it.

A Timeline:

0.55 The problem with Article 15
3.12 The line up at LIFF
8.00 Thoughts on Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota
20.02 Rangeela

Our next episode will feature the Annual Salman Eid Release (this year it’s Bharat), so remember to tune in next time!

ShowNotes:
Head over to London Indian Film Festival for more information about screenings and locations
Trailer Article 15 which is opens LIFF this year
Bollywood Hungama’s interview with Ram Gopal Varma and Amir’s input

Ep 35- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (+SOTY2)

Episode 35 of the Khandaan podcast features our return from a much-needed break, so you know we’ve got something big for you – yes, it’s 1995’s monster hit, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge!

Aditya Chopra’s debut film changed Hindi cinema in ways that still influence filmmaking across South Asia today and turned Shahrukh Khan into a superstar. Co-starring Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher, Satish Shah, Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi and Himani Shivpuri in addition to a baby Karan Johar, DDLJ was a sensation when it released.

We are joined once again by Top Friend Beth of BethLovesBollywood fame to explore how well this movie has stood up to the ravages of time and its unique position in Bollywood history.

We also do a small catch up on things that happened while we were away.

A Timeline:

  • 4.15 Sujoy’s quick review of Student of the Year 2 starring Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey, and Tara Sutaria
  • 10.42 Kalank’s box office made Varun Dhawan want to get kicked in the face and the state of Dharma Studios
  • 19.15 Main Review: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Aditya Chopra studio head vs director
  • DDLJ’s legacy
  • A gift and a curse for SRK

Voting is now open for our next episode. Please vote below:

Show Notes:

The Making of DDLJ

Ramy streaming on HULU

London Indian Film Festival

Ep 34- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…

Episode 34 of the Khandaan podcast is here for one last hurrah before we go on a short break for the month of April. Our special feature is 2001’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

Directed by Karan Johar, this is an old fashioned mega starrer of the kind rarely seen these days – with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor (Khan), Johnny Lever, Farida Jalal, Sushma Seth, Achala Sachdev, and a special appearance by Rani Mukherjee.

We threw open our Curious Cat once again for this episode because we knew you would all have tons to say and ask about this movie and we were correct! It’s clearly not as much of a favorite as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai but it has definitely established itself as a fan favorite over the years, especially on the internet where it has a cult following – if something this big and successful could be called a cult film. We are joined for this episode by our friend Ruchi who definitely had a lot to say.

This episode is being released with some quick thoughts on Sonchirya,  Lukka Chuppi and Made In Heaven(although you can hear us discuss Made in Heaven with Ruchi here) but for the rest it’s a giant episode for a giant film.

Please point and laugh at all those weeping at the thought of a three-hour Avengers film.

Shownotes:

Ruby Wax makes Hritik Roshan change his blouse on the sets of K3G

Our interviews with the makers of Made In Heaven Reema Kagti and Alankrita Shrivastav

Ep 33- Om Shanti Om

Episode 33 of the Khandaan podcast brings you one of our favorite movies, 2007’s Om Shanti Om. Directed by Farah Khan, this Shahrukh Khan-starrer was also Deepika Padukone’s debut film. Co-starring (Chowkidar) Kirron Kher as Maa, Shreyas Talpade as Friend, and all of Bollywood as backup, OSO is an homage to Hindi film. It should surprise nobody that co-hosts Asim, Amrita, and Sujoy love this film.

A Timeline:
01.00 Delhi Crime – the searing new Netflix series based on the Delhi Nirbhaya rape (and eventually murder)
04.45 Simmba – Asim has a few thoughts on Rohit Shetty’s oeuvre
14.00 Super Deluxe and the vagaries of distribution
25.30 Kalank songs
43.00 The Main Event: Om Shanti Om

Show notes:

Ranveer Singh’s radioactive Pee Pants

Superwoman’s Bollywood Rap songs

Kalank Title Track

Jamie Lever’s Farah Khan Impression

Ep 32- Kalank Teaser, Badla and Ishq

Episode 32 of the Khandaan podcast brings to you the results of your vote – or that of dedicated Aamir bots, you be the judge – 1997’s Ishq, starring Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Kajol and Ajay Devgan with Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Dalip Tahil, Johnny Lever, Tiku Talsania, and Mohan Joshi in key roles.

Directed by Indra Kumar, Ishq was a massive success when it came out, despite a chaotic production schedule that effectively destroyed the Aamir-Juhi pairing forever. To discuss this film, we’re joined once more by Haroon Rashid of the BBC, who has always maintained that Ishq is his all-time favorite Bollywood film. Although we did our best to ruin it for him, he ran the gauntlet and emerged more or less unscathed.

A Timeline:

  • 05.00 The Kalank teaser and the reign of Alia Bhatt
  • 17.30 Sujoy watched Badla
  • 29.30 Haroon also watched Luka Chuppi
  • 37.30 Haroon watched Made in Heaven (with spoiler from 42.00)
  • 53.30 The Main Event: Ishq

Vote for our next episode here:

Shownotes:

Ep 239- “I’m coming back to the movies I want to do…” Parineeti Chopra talks Kesari

This episode we’re talking to Parineeti Chopra who is starring with Akshay Kumar in this week’s Hindi release Kesari.

Kesari is about The Battle of Saragarhi in 1897 between Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army and Pashtun Orakzai tribesmen.

Parineeti’s debut was in 2011 with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and her career has seen some ups and down which we discuss in our chat.
We talk and about her likeability as an actor, if she pushes back against that image and if that sense of familiarity can turn toxic. We also talk about why she wanted to be part of Kesari and the sudden prevalence of historical movies being made in India lately.

If you like our chat do subscribe and review us on iTunes. And for all our new listeners check out our other show called The Khandaan Podcast by searching on iTunes or by clicking here.

Ep 31- Bonus Ep- Made In Heaven Spoiler Free Review

Episode 31 of the Khandaan podcast is a bit of a departure for us – it’s the first episode that doesn’t feature a Khan! Originally recorded as part of our upcoming Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham episode (so much fun!) with friend Ruchi, we decided it would just push an already mega long episode over some invisible edge of our listeners’ patience. So here’s some bonus material for you!

Made in Heaven is the new Amazon series from Excel Entertainment. Written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, this critically acclaimed miniseries follows two wedding event planners in glitzy, high society Delhi as they battle their personal demons while simultaneously serving as front row audience to some of the most deep-rooted problems facing Indian society. It’s rich people behaving badly – in a recognizably Indian way.

We also interviewed the creators and writers of Made In Heaven, Reema Kagti and Alankrita Shrivastav over on the Upodcast- Bollywood Edition feed. You can listen to the chat here.

Ep 238- Reema Kagti and Alankrita Shrivastav Interviews- Made In Heaven

Made in Heaven is the new Amazon series from Excel Entertainment. Written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, this critically acclaimed miniseries follows two wedding event planners in glitzy, high society Delhi as they battle their personal demons while simultaneously serving as front row audience to some of the most deep-rooted problems facing Indian society. It’s rich people behaving badly – in a recognizably Indian way.

This episode features two interviews: one with Reema Kagti and another with co-creator Alankrita Shrivastav, where we spoke about the challenges of long form narration, the democratization of streaming platforms and how to create content when freed from the shackles of Box Office and censorship. Keep an eye out for a teaser from our Khandaan channel where the hosts reviewed Made in Heaven (available now!)

You can find these really cool talks and more on our Upodcast Bollywood Edition feed, along with all our interviews with Bollywood celebs. Do subscribe if you haven’t yet.

Timeline
01.20 Interview with Reema Kagti
19.05 Teaser for Khandaan’s review of Made in Heaven
20.40 Interview with Alankrita Shrivastav

Shownotes:

Reema Kagti Director of Talaash Interview Upodcast

Ep 30- Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Episode 30 of the Khandaan podcast stars Aamir Khan in a movie directed by Kiran Rao – 2011’s Dhobi Ghat with Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, and Kriti Malhotra. Joining us to discuss this surprise winner (the other movies up for votes this week included Dabangg and My Name is Khan) is the BBC’s Ashanti Omkar, who has a personal connection to the film. Dhobi Ghat proved to be an interesting topic for conversation, more so because it raised some important points about context and intent in art and cinema; and how perceptions can change over time.
We also discuss a few new projects: Sujoy was the only one to watch Isn’t It Romantic, the new Rebel Wilson romcom co-starring Priyanka Chopra, and he has some non-spoilery thoughts. On the topic of PC, we also discuss Sucker, the brand new single by the Jonas Bros. co-starring their significant others (including Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner). We also have a few things to say about KGF, the big Kannada movie creating waves across India, and Super Deluxe, an upcoming Tamizh movie.

Also, keep an eye out for a special episode on Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. We’re bringing back our Curious Cat for it and welcome all questions and comments.

A Timeline:
05.50  Nominees for our next podcast
15.17  A PC Double Event: Isn’t It Romantic and Sucker
34.09  KGF and Super Deluxe
48.25  The Main Event: Dhobi Ghat

Show notes:

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Curious Cat

Sucker Video by The Jonas Brothers

Komal Nahta Dhobi Ghat Review

Super Deluxe trailer

Making of Dhobi Ghat featurette

Voting is now open for our next episode. Please vote below!

Ep 29- Gully Boy/ Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi

Episode 29 of the Khandaan podcast has arrived with 1991’s Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, starring Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, this remake of the beloved Hollywood classic It Happened One Night was a star vehicle for two enfant terribles of the age — Bhatt, who was setting Bollywood on fire with her unconventional antics, and Khan, who was tipped to be the next big thing.

We also discuss two hot new releases: Shelley Chopra Dhar’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, starring father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor along with Rajkumar Rao and Juhi Chawla. It is probably the most high profile LGBTQ film to have come out of the Hindi film industry in a while (not forgetting 2016’s Kapoor & Sons, which was a very different film). You can hear more about it here on the Upodcast interview with the director.

The second new release we discuss is, of course, the movie that has fast become the talk of the town: Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz, and Kalki Koechlin. Based on the real life journey of street rappers Divine and Naezy, this movie is attracting almost universal love.

A Timeline:

  • 02.45  Nominees for our next podcast
  • 03.35  Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
  • 13.05  Gully Boy
  • 52.45  The Main Event: Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin

Shownotes:

Bombay 70: a short documentary on Naved Shaikh a.k.a Naezy one of the inspirations behind Gully Boy

Upodcast Bollywood Edition interview with Shelley Chopra Dhar

Voting is now open for our next episode. Please click below.

 

Ep 237- “Love is Love” dir. Shelley Chopra Dhar talks Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga

On this episode of Upodcast Bollywood Edition we talk to director Shelley Chopra Dhar about her about the first commercial female queer love story in Hindi cinema, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga.

We speak about the marketing of the movie, the challenges of making a movie as a first time director surrounded by veterans as well as the challenges of making a queer love story. We also get into some spoilers about key images and themes.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga is currently playing in UK theaters , it stars Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla and is directed by Shelley Chopra Dhar.

Here is the trailer:

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Ep 28- Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Episode 28 of the Khandaan podcast we try to bring India Pakistan together by the force of Bhainess and Munni cuteness.

Haroon Rashid from the BBC Asian Network joins us to give us the low down and we cover a vast number of topics in this episode.

We also have a little guest making her Podcast debut!

A Timeline:

  • 2.25 Intro and snippet of interview with Shelley Chopra Dhar- director of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa laga
  • 9.10 Haroon review’s ELKDTAL (spoiler free)
  • 19.55 Fire Brand Kangana Ranaut and creeping nationalism
  • 29.40 Bhaarat trailer talk
  • 49.30 Behind the scenes of Bollywood journalism
  • 57.30 Next episode’s poll
  • 1.00.15 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Review
  • 1.18.23 Asim’s munni makes her Khandaan debut

Voting is now open for our next episode.

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Ep 27- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

As a way to include all our friends with all their opinions, we started a Curious Cat to accept anonymous comments and questions from those who wanted to chime in and we want to thank all of you who participated. In fact, we had so many questions and comments to address, we chose to focus solely on the movie this episode. To trim things down further, we grouped your contributions into several themes:

A Timeline:

  • 6.58 Intro to this episode’s format
  • 21.35 Ruchi’s questions
  • 40.38 Sammy’s comment
  • 51.30 Is Rahul a jerk*? *Not the word we use
  • 1.00.29 Salman Khan in a very special appearance
  • 1.15.47 The music – iconic or ICONIC?
  • 1.25.35 Random and final thoughts

Voting is now open for our next episode.

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Ep 26- Simmba, Gully Boy, Wanted

We are joined by Manish Mathur of Talk Film Society who outs himself as an early Ayesha Takia fan but is now an expert on all things M. Night Shyamalan-related. You can (and should) follow his hugely interesting podcast on the films of Shyamalan here. Asim will be on the next episode!

A Timeline:

  • 04.50  We meet Manish who immediately throws a cat among the pigeons by asking us which of the Khans would best collaborate with M. Night Shyamalan. While some of us run true to form, other replies (seriously, Amrita?) might surprise you.
  • 11.26 Sujoy gives us his quick thoughts after watching the massively successful Simmba directed by Rohit Shetty starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan.
  • 19.30  The teaser for Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, and Kalki Koechlin, directed by Zoya Akhtar, is raising all kinds of hopes in jaded bosoms.
  • 30.45  Cautious optimism for Ek Ladki ko Dekha to Aisa Lagaa.
  • 40.45 Our predictions for the biggest hit of 2019.
  • 51.15 RIP Kader Khan
  • 59.15  The main feature: Wanted (2009)

The next year up is 1998 and we have some beloved Bollywood classics up for a vote below.

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Ep 25- Wrap up 2018 and Zero Review

Episode 25 of the Khandaan podcast is also our last for the year 2018! Thank you for joining us this year as we made our way through the highs and lows of the three Khans of Bollywood. We hope to welcome 2019 with a few changes and some surprises but first, we need to wrap up this year.

As Sujoy is away exploring the New World, top friend Beth from BethLovesBollywood returns to the podcast to discuss the Khan movie of the hour: Zero.

Directed by Anand L. Rai and co-starring Khandaan faves Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, this Shahrukh Khan film is already famous for the strong reactions it has elicited.

A Timeline:
•    4m 15s  A short rant about disrespecting women, especially Katrina Kaif
•    15m 35s  Book Preview: Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai: Urdu Memoirs of Cinema Legends by Yassir Abbasi
•    20m 05s  Manikarnika, starring Kangana Ranaut
•    31m 35s  The Legend of Maula Jatt starring Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan
•    49.00min  2018 Year End Review (the Khandaani’s)
•    1h 32min  The main feature: Zero

Join us in 2019 for more Khandaani movies!

Show notes:

The Most Powerful Pakistani Film
The philosophy and methodology of Maula Jatt: https://medium.com/the-outtake/understanding-the-most-powerful-pakistani-film-of-all-time-55c5c19d8a9d

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Ep 24- Simmba Trailer, Kedarnath, 2.0 and Happy New Year

Welcome to Episode 24 of the Khandaan podcast. Today we’re joined by Jay Mamtora, founder of BollyBrit, one of the last few outposts of independent Bolly-focused media on the internet.

Join us as we discuss 2014’s Farah Khan-directed glitzy spectacular (?) Happy New Year, starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, and Vivaan Shah with Jackie Shroff and Anupam Kher as supporting cast. A heist movie that also tries to be a revenge saga, a romance, a buddy movie, a dance competition movie, and a masala entertainer with nationalist underpinnings, it’s a bit of a mess.

We also discuss current Bollywood happenings – from the spate of weddings (Anushka! Sonam! Deepika! Priyanka!) and their gossip quotient, to all the new films coming out. Watch out for our extended debates on Simmba, Kedarnath, 2.0, and more.

And finally, just a reminder that we’re back to old and tested ways and you should vote for our next movie here.

Ep 23- Raakh

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Khandaan podcast in which we welcome Shivani Tripathi (@Shivani510) writer for The Aerogram, Brown Girl Magazine, The NRI and the return of friend of the show Anisha Jhaveri (@Jhavanis).

In this episode, we go back to one of the earliest releases of Aamir Khan, Raakh- directed by Aditya Bhattacharya. The movie is tough to find even though there was a Redux version released in theaters, the home release was stalled.

The movie also stars Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapur but they don’t share any screen time together. The movie was a box office failure but has been gaining some critical acclaim after the redux version released in festivals.

We also discuss how the latest season of Koffee With Karan has been working for us.

The emergence of  box office draws Ayushmann Khuranna (Vicky Kaushal, Rajkummar Rao) and if there is a changing of the guard for Bollywood heroes.

Asim also forces everyone to watch the new song promo for Zero, Mera Naam Tu as he wants to talk about his favorites as usual.

If there are movies or guests you would like to see featured, do remember to drop us a line at upodcasting@gmail.com.

We have also brought back the listener’s poll so head out to the link below to choose which 2014 movie we’ll be discussing on the next episode!

Ep 22- Thugs Of Hindostan

Welcome to Episode 22 of the Khandaan podcast in which we welcome Dr. Sunny Singh, writer, academic, and co-founder of the UK’s Jhalak Prize for writers of color. Her latest book, Amitabh Bachchan, is now available from the BFI.

In this episode, we deviate slightly from the usual in that our main movie is one that just made its debut – Vijay Krishna Acharya’s unsanctioned take on Pirates of the Caribbean: YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan (2018) starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub. Despite being universally panned within hours of its first screening by critics and audiences alike, in a true testament to our unique brand, we have successfully assembled a panel of viewers who managed to unironically enjoy this film (except Amrita, who in addition to being the resident wet blanket, also elected to go on holiday instead of making the trip to the theater).

Join us as we discuss whether this film is a worthy successor to the films of Manmohan Desai (Sunny), or Vijay Krishna Acharya belongs in the same bracket as Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder (Asim, batty as usual), something-something-yawn (Sujoy), and Aamir jokes that are too mean (even for Amrita).

We also discuss a few trailers – the already controversial Kedarnaath with Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan; 2.0 with Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar; and, of course, Zero starring all who are dear to Asim. Keep a ear open for Sujoy as he tries to save his skin after Asim paints a large target on all of us.

 

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Ep 21- Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke

We recorded Episode 21 slightly earlier as we’re all off for a small break, but we didn’t want to leave you guys without a good ear time.

  • This week we are talking about:
  • The Manikarnika teaser and Kangana’s scorched earth approach to marketing
  • Loveyatri and Ayush’s twitter hack
  • Line up for Koffee with Karan season 74
  • Sujoy talks spoiler free about Andhadun
  • Our main review is Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke as we all needed a bit of levity in life and we are sure you do too!

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Ep 19- Dil Se – Khandaan Podcast


On Episode 19 of the Khandaan podcast, we continue our limited edition run of favorites with everybody’s preferred incendiary film critic, Raja Sen. A reviewer with Hindustan Times and the author of a children’s book based on The Godfather (!), The Best Baker in the World, Raja has chosen Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se (1998) to discuss.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a brand new restored print available on Netflix, this movie threw up some interesting reactions on the panel. Raja maintains that this is Shahrukh Khan’s best and most natural performance to date, but Sujoy and Amrita had issues with the film on a personal and political level. Asim was too dazzled by Preity Zinta to care.

Starring Manisha Koirala as a beautiful young terrorist from India’s Northeast, SRK as a radio journalist, and Preity in her breakout debut as the fresh young thing next door, Dil Se has garnered quite a reputation over the years even though it underperformed upon release. We discuss this phase of SRK’s career, our issues with the performances, and of course no episode of Khandaan is complete without a little gossip.

We also discuss some of the new releases over the past fortnight – from the Spiderman video game to Stree, which is garnering stellar reviews (including one from Raja). We also touch upon Amazon’s Jack Ryan, a series that Asim and Amrita took serious issue with.

If there are movies or guests you would like to see featured, do remember to drop us a line at upodcasting@gmail.com

Ep 18- Ghoul- Dil To Pagal Hai

We’re changing things up a trifle in Episode 18 of the Khandaan Podcast – for the next few episodes, we’ve asked our guests to choose their favorite Khan movie to discuss. First up, is the delightful Sammy (a.k.a. @lipstickpatrol on Twitter) with Dil To Pagal Hai (1997).

Directed by Yash Chopra, this candy floss romance might barely have a plot but it has some stellar 90s tunes by Uttam Singh, an incredibly talented music director who seemingly disappeared in the years since this movie was released. Featuring some of the romantic tropes that have come to define the SRK brand of romance, this movie also won Karisma Kapoor a National Award for her role as Nisha, the best friend whose love remains unrequited. Surprisingly the only movie to star Madhuri as “A Yash Chopra Heroine”TM DTPH makes for some lively conversation between the hosts and the guest.

As usual we also discuss a few new releases and trailers such as the upcoming Sui Dhaaga starring Asim’s forever crush Anushka Sharma – once again facing a troll army online even as she excels onscreen. Asim also gives his quick thought’s on Netflix’ new 3 part horror series GHOUL starring Radhika Apte.

Subscribers are reminded that Khandaan is currently accepting nominations for our special run. Please send your suggestions for movies of the Khans that you feel we must watch to upodcasting@gmail.com.

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Subscribers are reminded that Khandaan is currently accepting nominations for our special run. Please send your suggestions for movies of the Khans that you feel we must watch to upodcasting@gmail.com.

Ep 17- Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai- Trailer Breakdown

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Khandaan Podcast in which our audience thinks it’s doing us a favor and makes us watch Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998).

Starring Salman Khan in one of his last candyfloss (?) romance roles, this film evokes strong childhood memories of going to the cinema for two of our hosts. Co-starring Twinkle Khanna in one more role she couldn’t play, JPKHH makes a number of strange choices – there’s Anupam Kher is a role tailor made for Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever in a role meant for Laxmikant Berde, Namrata Shirodkar with enough charisma for a female lead, and young master Aditya Narayan who gets on everybody’s nerves.

Asim and Amrita were Not Fans of this movie but Sujoy outed himself as a sleeper Salman fan when he refused to let his co-hosts ruin his fond memories of this film. But before we get to the good stuff, we make our way through all the new trailers that came out this past week – the execrable Batti Gul Meter Chalu (rechristened by Sujoy in a way that will get us banned), the surprising Manmarziyan, the puzzling Laila Majnu, and a whole host of other Bolly things you’ll want to hear about.

Subscribers are reminded that Khandaan is currently accepting nominations for our special run. Please send your suggestions for movies of the Khans that you feel we must watch to upodcasting@gmail.com. But first, coming up are a few episodes with guests who wish to discuss their favorite Khan movie.

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Ep 16- Dhadak- Karan Arjun- Khandaan Podcast

In Episode 16 of the Khandaan Podcast, we continue with our new limited edition format: this time, a buy-one-get-one-MUFT! MUFT! MUFT! film called Karan Arjun (1995).

Starring Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, this film has penetrated deep into desi pop culture – spawning satirical skits, comedic shorts, and memes galore with its extremely quotable quotes, outsize characters, and a type of masala filmmaking that is both antiquated and sorely missed today (by us, if no one else). This Rakesh Roshan film co-stars Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Amrish Puri, Rakhee Gulzar, Ashok Saraf, Johnny Lever, Ranjit, and other well-known and well-beloved actors.

This week our Top Bro, Beth of BethLovesBollywood is back – revealing herself to be a first-time viewer in our shocking revelation of the week.

We also discuss the brand-new release Dhadak and the many controversies it spawned, sparking some lively discussion. Here is an article and a video that caught our attention. We then look at some underwhelming new trailers for films we probably won’t watch.

Subscribers are reminded that Khandaan is currently accepting nominations for our special run. Please send your suggestions for movies of the Khans that you feel we must watch to upodcasting@gmail.com.

Note: The Khandaan podcast is an interactive experience! Please click below to vote for the next movie you think we should feature. For episode 17, we have Salman Khan’s early era.

*Polls close on Wednesday 8th August

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Ep 15- Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar- Sanju- Sacred Games


In Episode 15 of the Khandaan Podcast, we switch up our format for a special series: over the next few episodes, we will discuss movies nominated by our audience as their all-time favorites. We begin with 1992’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. Starring Aamir Khan, this was the second film made by cousins Aamir and Mansoor Khan, co-starring Ayesha Jhulka, Dipak Tijori, Pooja Bedi, and the always reliable Khulbhushan Kharbanda among others.

We are joined this week by The Guardian’s Mike McCahill, who was watching this movie for the very first time whereas Asim, Sujoy and Amrita grew up with this film and its soundtrack as a constant in their younger lives. This movie is also rich in Bollywood trivia, some of which might be found here in the reunion staged by Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand (yes, this is the same video that almost drove Amrita mad.)

We also discuss the brand-new release Sanju, the whitewash special directed by Raju Hirani starring an eerily excellent Ranbir Kapoor, who rebounds in style from a couple of years of less-than-successful films. Co-starring Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Karishma Tanna, Anushka Sharma, and Dia Mirza, this movie should have been a knockout but sadly isn’t.

Lastly, we look at Sacred Games, the first Indian original commissioned by Netflix. Starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead, ably supported by a large cast of pitch perfect actors (including Kubra Sait, Radhika Apte, Neeraj Kabi, Jitendra Joshi and others), it’s based on the Vikram Chandra novel and adapted to screen by Varun Grover, Smita Singh (not Bansal as Amrita says in the podcast, sorry), and Vasant Nath. Co-directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, this series sparked quite a bit of conversation.

Subscribers are reminded that Khandaan is currently accepting nominations for our special run. Please send your suggestions for movies of the Khans that you feel we must watch to upodcasting@gmail.com.

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*Polls close on Wednesday 18th June

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Ep 14- Race 3- Khamoshi The Musical – Khandaan Podcast

Episode 14 of the Khandaan Podcast brings you 1996’s Khamoshi the Musical which stars Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala, Nana Patekar, Seema Biswas, and a very lovely Helen.

However, Asim, Sujoy and Amrita begin the podcast with a raucous discussion of Salman’s latest blockbuster, (the widely and justifiably reviled) Race 3. A bro-laden movie so terrible, it drives Salman-lover Asim into enraged incoherence while Sujoy and Amrita try not to die laughing. Please excuse the f-bombs in this family-friendly podcast.

Tired out from all the emotion, we examine Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s debut feature: a sensitive depiction of a tragedy-magnet family. Featuring several themes Bhansali would go on to explore with better budgets, Khamoshi nevertheless manages to retain some of its charm at this long distance of 24 years. The songs have withstood the test of time and the performances are better than any of us expected. Amrita, however, maintains her irrational dislike of Manisha.

Subscribers are reminded that Khandaan is currently accepting nominations for our special run, which begins with our next episode, #15. Please send your suggestions for movies of the Khans that you feel we must watch to upodcasting@gmail.com.

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Ep 236: LIFF 2018 Preview – Upodcast BE

Together with Josh Hurtado and Omar Ahmed, we discuss the line up for this year’s London Indian Film Festival.

The 9th edition of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival,  runs at 15 cinemas, across London, Birmingham and Manchester, from 21st June to 1st July, with 27 films, including features and short films, in competition. It is the largest South Asian film festival in Europe.

Buy your tickets via this website, at respective cinema box offices: http://londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk/

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Ep 13- Don 2 – Khandaan Podcast

Welcome to Episode 13 (gulp!) of the Khandaan Podcast where we discuss 2011’s Don 2, starring Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, and Kunal Kapoor.

In this podcast, we talk about the consistently high production values of Excel Entertainment that allow it to make movies that don’t age as badly as other Bollywood product. However, how far can technical excellence take you when the writing is merely ho-hum? This episode left Asim, Sujoy and Amrita with more questions than answers – will Farhan ever make another movie? Were PC and SRK destroying Bharatiya Sanskriti during this film? How hot is Lara Dutta? Etc.

We also discuss the blockbuster new release Veere di Wedding and the amazing response it has received from male reviewers who are massively upset with its brand of female power. We also look at the many controversies that emerged from this film, including Swara Bhaskar’s infamous statement about Pakistan. A few words are also spared for Bhavesh Joshi, a movie that dared but couldn’t bear (any fruit at the box office).

Asim looks forward to your outraged responses to this podcast! He would also like to remind you that Khandaan is currently accepting nominations for our special run, which begins with episode 15. Send us your listener’s picks on upodcasting@gmail.com.

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Ep 12- Jaan E Mann – Khandaan Podcast

Welcome to Episode 12 of the Khandaan Podcast! This week we’re discussing 2006’s Jaan-e-Mann, starring Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Preity Zinta.

While JEM has gained a bit of a cult following in the years since its release, it was a disastrous flop when it came out. An uneasy marriage between troubling Bollywood stereotypes and a whimsical ode to classic Hollywood musicals, JEM is by turns fantastic and repulsive. Asim, Sujoy and Amrita have plenty to discuss when it comes to the themes of the film, its reception, the stars, the makers and its place in Bollywood history.

Meanwhile, we discuss a few housekeeping items of interest to our loyal listeners and discuss a few current events such as the reactions to the Race 3 trailer, Salman Khan’s increasingly visible disinterest in song-and-dance routines, and a trio of remarkable interviews: one in which Madhuri Dixit can barely hide her disdain for Rajeev Masand; and two in which Anupama Chopra skillfully drew out Madhuri and Bobby Deol, who dominated the chatter cycle this week with a highly emotional response. Don’t miss the amazing gifs by Sujoy!

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Ep 11- Hum Saath Saath Hain – Khandaan Podcast

Welcome to Episode 11 of the Khandaan Podcast and 1999’s Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sooraj Barjatya’s follow-up to his game-changing Bollywood classic, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…

Starring Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, and Mohnish Behl alongside the regular Rajshri cast of Reema Lagoo as Maa, Alok Nath as Babuji, Shakti Kapoor as lower income (Muslim) dost, and other assorted stereotypes, this film was the biggest hit of the year when it came out. Together, the reunited trio of Asim, Sujoy and Amrita investigate whether it has held up or indeed, if there is anything to hold up at all.

A remake of the Ramayana, this movie isn’t short on homilies on the ideal family – and it is an orgy of patriarchy upheld by traditional gender roles interrupted by mediocre songs laboriously staged for minutes on end. Others have brilliantly lampooned the cultural aspects of this film already, so we kept our discussion to the film itself. HSSH provides many a LOL, none of them intentional. It is not a film we would recommend to anyone, not even budding Salman Khan fans. Our audience might disagree – and we read out a few responses from our listeners on why they chose this movie.

The three of us also discuss exciting trailers for upcoming movies (Bhavesh Joshi, Veere di Wedding, and the Madhuri Dixit-starrer Bucket List) and defend Sujoy’s honor on the internet.

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Ep 10- Andaz Apna Apna – Khandaan Podcast

Welcome to Episode 10 of the Khandaan Podcast, where we come at last to the one movie we’ve constantly been quoting – 1994’s Andaz Apna Apna. Starring the rare movie combination of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, this Khantastic film was a big flop when it came out but has attained cult status since then as seen in our poll where it beat out the most commercially successful film of 1994, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…?

Costarring Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, and Paresh Rawal in key roles, this Rajkumar Santoshi film offers a veritable who’s who of character actors who elevate the sketches that make this movie a classic. If you can make it past Asim, Sujoy and Amrita crying with laughter as they struggle to describe what they liked about this film, you might find old memories awakened.

However, is this a movie we can recommend to newbies and non-native speakers? Join us as we discuss weighty issues such as effectively translating comedy, self-referential comedy in Bollywood, Aamir Khan’s undercooked comedic chops, and whether we had the same tastes as children as we do now.

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Ep 9- Kal Ho Naa Ho- Khandaan Podcast

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Khandaan Podcast, where we turn our eagle eyes toward Kal Ho Na Ho (2003), starring Shah Rukh Khan at the height of his stardom. Commonly believed to be a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s weepie Anand (1971), starring Rajesh Khanna at the height of his stardom, KHNH is a souped-up melodrama best remembered nostalgically than rewatched in the present according to podcast consensus.

This week we are joined by guest host and writer/journalist Anisha Jhaveri as Sujoy continues to chase success as influencer to the sundar, susheel, and thodi special. Asim, Amrita and Anisha initially approached KHNH with eagerness, especially since it beat out Tere Naam, an excruciating Salman Khan remake of an excruciating South Indian film, but their joy soon turned to ashes as they were forced to confront that their nostalgia was misplaced and this movie was basically a sporadically funny, racist, homophobic mess with extremely unfortunate costume design.

We recommend you read Molly Ringwald’s excellent essay on dealing with problematic faves in retrospect after listening to this episode.

Episode 9 also includes a short discussion of the short-lived Salman Khan sentencing saga and Asim’s inability to properly understand the visual appeal of SRK walking around aimlessly while dressed in white linen.

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Ep 8- Chandramukhi – Khandaan Podcast

Episode 8 of the Khandaan Podcast features Chandramukhi (1993), starring Sridevi as a celestial being and Salman Khan as her child lover. An uncomfortable mish-mash of Tom Hanks’ Big by way of Telugu blockbuster Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari, starring Chiranjeevi and Sridevi, this little viewed film was a disaster at the box office – surprising none of us.

This week we are joined by guest host Tanvi from the MovieWalaPod in the absence of Sujoy, who is off launching a new career as Instagram model. Asim, Amrita and Tanvi all agreed that this was hands down the worst movie they have had to watch for a podcast, featuring: graphic child abuse, a pedophiliac alien, ALL the bad guys, and incredibly shoddy production values. We also discuss other movies that released the same year, notably Darr, and Asim requested an anthropology lesson regarding the finer techniques of dancing for Shiva, thereby exposing Tanvi and Amrita as Bad Indians. Thanks, Asim.

For a more appreciative review of Chandramukhi’s nonexistent charms, we recommend Beth Watkins’ much more patient article. In the meantime, Asim would like you to know this is not Chand ka Tukda, the other Sridevi-Salman starrer with much better music.

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Ep 235: “Making Bollywood replica’s won’t get us anywhere!” Asim Abbasi talks Cake

We catch up with Asim Abassi director of the Pakistani film Cake releasing in UK theaters on the 29th of March.
Asim talks to Asim if there is an actual revival of Pakistani cinema, claiming a cinematic identity and “gola-ganda” cinematography.

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Ep 7- Paheli – Khandaan Podcast

Episode 7 of the Khandaan Podcast finds co-hosts Asim, Sujoy and Amrita reunited to discuss Paheli (2005), starring Shahrukh Khan in a double role, Rani Mukherjee and a whole host of cameos from Juhi Chawla to Amitabh Bachchan.

This Red Chillies Entertainment film was directed by Amol Palekar, the everyman of yesteryears’ parallel Hindi cinema, and was even India’s official entry to the Oscars for its year. Based on a short story about a bride and the ghost who loves her, Paheli made a lot of right noises about women’s empowerment and the right to choose. More than a decade on, we examine how those messages hold up.

Sujoy declares Paheli the best film we have watched on this podcast thus far, while many of our listeners call it their favorite film, but Asim and Amrita play spoilsport.

We also take a moment to discuss the passing of cinema legend Sridevi and the recent Bollywood release, the rather controversial hit Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety.

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Ep 6 – Talaash – Khandaan Podcast

Episode 6 of the Khandaan Podcast finds co-hosts Sujoy and Amrita missing Asim, who is off doing other things just as we’re handed an opportunity to discuss Talaash (2012), starring Asim’s fave (or so he says) Aamir Khan. However, to make up for the disappointment, we’re joined by our special guest star Beth from BethLovesBollywood!

Although we’d all seen this film upon its release, this was our first rewatch and there were a lot of things here to surprise us. None of us remembered Rajkumar Rao also starred in this film, Amrita was taken aback by how beautiful Rani Mukherjee looks (watch out for Sujoy listing a looong list of movies in which Rani looked amazing), and Beth agreed that Shahrukh Khan (who was also approached for the role played by Aamir) wouldn’t have worked nearly so well for very particular reasons. We disagreed a bit on Kareena Kapoor’s performance, discussed the male-female dynamics, and loved hard on the soundtrack. We also took a quick minute to appreciate director Reema Kagti’s work – of which you can see more in the Akshay Kumar starrer, Gold, to be released this year.

2012 was a really great year for Hindi cinema but rather hit-and-miss for the Khans with Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dabangg 2, and Ek Tha Tiger joining Talaash at the cinema. Sujoy, Beth and Amrita all agree that Talaash was the clear frontrunner in that pack, and a movie for everyone, irrespective of their fan loyalties.

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Ep 5- Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Review and Padmaavat Discussion

Episode 5 of the Khandaan Podcast finds co-hosts Asim, Sujoy, and Amrita discussing the first film voted to screen by their audience – 2001’s Salman Khan-starrer, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (CCCC).

First, however, we make a short foray into current cinema with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s extremely controversial Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh. We discuss the fan politics surrounding the film as well as the merits of the film itself. (Please excuse the sound of the occasional firework in between – Amrita’s neighbors were very excited about India becoming a republic.)

Going back to our Khandaan business, however, 2001 was a significant year for Hindi cinema. It saw the release of Farhan Akhtar’s debut directorial Dil Chahta Hai, featuring Aamir Khan, a seminal road trip movie that is often credited with changing the very language of modern Bollywood by employing an everyday conversational style. Karan Johar, whose multi-starrer behemoth Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (K3G), featuring Shahrukh Khan, released to massive box office success later that year, has famously said that he knew his movie was outdated the moment DCH released.

This was also the year Aamir guided Lagaan to the Oscars, India’s first nomination in the Best Foreign Film category in decades, laying the foundation for his reputation as the great savior of good Hindi cinema. A nearly four-hour period drama about weather conditions, taxes, and cricket, Lagaan was a sensation when it released but isn’t much referenced today within the modern Hindi cinematic ethos unlike DCH and K3G, which each left an enduring impact on desi pop culture for very different reasons.

Shahrukh also had two other releases that year – Asoka, the directorial debut of ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan, was a gorgeous-looking period drama about the eponymous emperor that tanked at the box office before becoming appointment TV in its serialized form; and the washout One 2 ka 4, a rare movie that features SRK as a cop.

The fact that CCCC, a subpar family drama about a rich couple who hire a hooker to carry their baby, was able to win the vote against such a stellar field of choices is a testament to Salman’s star power – and we discuss the issues that arise when a celebrity wields such power. Made at the height of Salman’s personal problems, which would shortly include a murder charge, CCCC was also a troubled production, allegedly made with mafia money.

Belying the nostalgia of several friends of this podcast, CCCC is also deeply problematic, dealing with supposedly progressive ideas in the most regressive way possible. Rani Mukherjee is horrendously dressed and is the catalyst for the main plot of the film, which is bizarre and offensive. Preity Zinta is effervescent and charming – and completely wasted as a hooker with a heart of gold and a fertile uterus. The supporting cast includes an OTT Amrish Puri as a (male) baby-obsessed grandfather, Farida Jalal as a (male) baby-obsessed mother-in-law, Dalip Tahil as a dad who just wants to get his son out of the country for some reason, Johnny Lever as Random Family-Adjacent Dude who sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong, and Prem Chopra as a doctor willing to break every single professional ethic for the sake of friendship. Salman appears medicated.

We did not enjoy this movie but please do listen and laugh at our pain.

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Podcast notes:

We refer to Sal Salam‘s excellent essay on BollyBrit which you can find here

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Ep 4- Deewana – Khandaan Podcast

Asim, Sujoy, and Amrita, co-hosts of the Khandaan podcast, wrap up their re-watch of the Khan-debuts with Deewana. This 1992 blockbuster is the movie we chose as Shahrukh Khan’s debut feature despite his earlier appearance as a supporting character in the artsy In Which Annie Gives It To Those Ones (1989) and his official debut as a lead in Hema Malini’s Dil Aashna Hai, which released later in 1992.

Shahrukh is an electrifying presence in this movie, waking up the audience from its Rishi Kapoor-induced stupor when he makes his appearance in the second half, riding a motorcycle through the streets of Bombay, singing “Koi na koi chahiye…” 1992 was a banner year for SRK – in the history of Hindi cinema, nobody has ever had a debut like him. Signed on to five films (Dil Aashna Hai, Deewana, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Chamatkar, and Idiot) on the strength of his popular TV presence, SRK cartwheeled on to the scene with a brash energy and a willingness to upend everything in sight, immediately rendering everything and everyone before him slightly dated and old-fashioned. This is particularly evident in his scenes with Rishi Kapoor where the two of them appear to be acting in two different movies.

Asim, Sujoy and Amrita agree that Deewana is quite the worst film out of the three Khan debuts. If the second half of the movie features SRK laying the foundations of his obsessed creep/lover persona, the first half of the movie is interminable and stars Rishi Kapoor as a schlubby pop star who gets faux-murdered for his inheritance after successfully wooing the leading lady who looks young enough to be his child. Said lead is Divya Bharati, whose remarkable career in Hindi cinema spanned roughly 18 months during which time she starred in 14 films – an unbroken record to this date. Her tragic death under suspicious circumstances a year after the release of this movie is perhaps one of the only reasons to re-watch this film unless you’re a SRK completist.

Deewana also has the weakest soundtrack of the three debuts but it scores highly on nostalgia. Sujoy was the only one with strong opinions – he’s a big fan of the Rishi Kapoor number, “Sochenge tumhe pyaar“.

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Ep 3- Maine Pyaar Kiya – Khandaan Podcast

Asim, Sujoy, and Amrita, co-hosts of the Khandaan podcast, continue their Khan-journey with Maine Pyaar Kiya (MPK). This 1989 blockbuster romance is the movie we chose as Salman Khan’s debut feature despite his earlier ill-starred appearance as a supporting character in the Rekha-starrer Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). (To read more about that experience as well as other fascinating bits of Salman’s history, we recommend this in-depth profile by Anna Vetticad.)

Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, one of the men who helped invent Bollywood as we know it today by inspiring seminal Bollywood filmmakers Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar, MPK is an all-out effort at portraying a young, modern love. In an ironic twist, the themes Barjatya establishes in this movie would soon be transformed into a template for conservative, even regressive, family-oriented “clean romance” in the popular imagination by the time it was remade as Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! or the execrable Hum Saath Saath Hain.

The co-hosts agree that despite its dated appearance and quaint 1980s-ness, MPK is the best made film out of the three Khan debuts. Fueled by his determination to succeed, the Salman we meet in this film is a bundle of energy albeit with the same trademark mannerisms and sly charm we associate with him today. Bhagyashree, whose cinematic career ended with her marriage to a possessive husband, has a raw charm to her that vibes very well with Salman’s Dennis the Menace persona. Also evident in this film are the characters we know from all the subsequent Barjatya films – the understanding mother, the busy father, the father’s best friend, the servants who are as good as family members, the outsiders masquerading as friends but who only exist to destroy the family’s happiness…

MPK’s soundtrack was a sensation when it released with funky sounds, a modern feel, and soaring ballads that are still popular today. Few in the audience at the time realized just how “inspired” it was, however; in 2017, while re-watching the film, Asim’s wife wanted to know why he was listening to so much Stevie Wonder out of the blue.

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Note: We did have some audio issues in this episode for the first ten minutes but it’s smooth sailing after that.

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Ep 2- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak – Khandaan Podcast

Asim, Sujoy, and Amrita, co-hosts of the Khandaan podcast, begin their foray into all things Khan-related with Qayamat se Qayamat Tak (QSQT). Almost a relic of another era, this 1988 romance is the movie we chose as Aamir Khan’s debut feature despite his earlier appearances as a child star as well as his lead performance in the faux-art film Holi (1984).

Very little of Aamir as we know him today is seen in the fresh-faced hero of QSQT with his impish grin and shy glances at a delightfully effervescent Juhi Chawla (also making her debut). Directed by his cousin, Mansoor Khan, QSQT shows the youth of all those involved in the making of this film – in its tenderness, earnestness, conviction, and behind-the-scenes effort they put into crafting this the biggest success they could possibly imagine.

While neither Asim, Sujoy nor Amrita were old enough to be the target audience of this film (ahem! We are mere babies), we do have some memories of what a cultural phenomenon this movie became. It’s Romeo and Juliet undertones, the weird emphasis on caste, and the fact that the adults in this movie appear to be acting in a world far removed from the one inhabited by the sweet young love of its leads should make it a difficult watch but good filmmaking survives the years even when the material appears dated. QSQT remains a testament to Mansoor Khan’s talent.

It is also buoyed by one of the best soundtracks in Hindi cinema history, with beautiful hummable tunes by ace duo Anand Milind, one of the last of its kind. Maine Pyaar Kiya would soon replace it and surpass it in audience affection, but of all three debuts, QSQT’s is the soundtrack that has survived the test of time.

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Ep 1- What is the Khandaan Podcast?

Can one really overstate the Khan effect on Bollywood these past 25 years? Asim, Sujoy, and Amrita, co-hosts of the Khandaan podcast, don’t think so. The movies of Aamir, Salman, and Shahrukh are significant threads forming the rich cinematic tapestry that adorns the background of the lives of generations of South Asians – we sang their songs, mimicked their dance moves, and copied their wardrobe; we meme their blockbusters, obsess over their private lives, and giggle helplessly just remembering bits of their dialogue. There have been other hugely influential Khans in the industry but over the past quarter century, there’s been nobody like these three.

In their own ways, each of these men have changed the course of their industry. Aamir has evolved over the years into the Bollywood patriarch who invests in wholesome movies with a message; Salman is the boisterous life of the party who promises his audience as good a time as he can manage every single time; and Shahrukh is the risk-taking middle class boy whose reach extends beyond cinema and the desi diaspora. As we launch this project in late 2017, however, it remains to be seen how far their momentum can carry them.

Born in the same year, the Khan trio are now in their 50s even if they don’t always act like it. They are the first generation of Hindi cinema stars to have achieved such longevity as leading actors. After nearly 30 years on top, with younger actors jostling for space in this new iteration of the Hindi film industry that the Khans built with their favorite collaborators, one wonders if the Age of the Bollywood Khan is slowly coming to a close.

Thus, the Khandaan podcast – a timely retrospective of Khan work through the years.

We begin with episodes focused on the debut features of the three Khans – Qayamat se Qayamat Tak (1988) for Aamir Khan; Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989) for Salman Khan; and Deewana (1992) for Shahrukh Khan. Technically, of course, Aamir can be seen as a child actor in the films of his uncle, ace director Nasir Hussain, as well as his father and made his adult debut in Holi (1984) opposite Madhuri Dixit, ironically playing the type of obsessive creep that would be made iconic by Shahrukh a few years later. Similarly, Salman’s first foray into Hindi cinema was in the Rekha-starrer Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) where the director hated his work (and specifically him) so much he had his voice dubbed. Meanwhile, Shahrukh was an extremely popular television actor who’d made his debut in the cult made-for-TV art film In Which Annie Gives it to Those Ones (1989) and his intended Hindi cinema launch was Hema Malini’s Dil Aashna Hai (1992) where he played the solo lead. However, we chose the movies that we considered as having officially launched the three into the arms of their adoring public.

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Ep 234: “Parts like these aren’t written for women in India” – Richa Chadha talks Fukrey Returns

This week’s episode is filled with tons of goodies!

We speak to the amazingly talented Richa Chadha about Fukrey Returns which is the Hindi theater release from last Friday.

I do keep mistakenly calling the movie “Fukrey two” which is not the name of the movie- my bad!

We talk about:

  • Shooting and fun on set
  • Lady Gaga
  • Leveraging Indie success to the mainstream
  • Why Bholi Punjaban is angry?
  • When to speak against social injustice

We also have a sneak peak of our new podcast series “The Khandaan Podcast” before the show, have a listen so you know what the fuss is all about.

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Fukrey Returns is currently playing in theaters!

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Ep 233: “Insomnia is my obsessed lover” – Mahira Khan Talks Verna

This episode we speak to the luminescent Mahira Khan about her movie releasing in theaters today, Verna.

We recorded the interview last week, before the controversy surrounding the release became big news, but glad to hear everything seems to be sorted out and people can go out and watch the movie everywhere.

Mahira talks about:

  • International fame and fandom
  • How to promote a movie with impactful themes
  • Adapting a global message to a local audience
  • A rumor she doesn’t mind spreading…

Verna is playing in theaters from today!

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Ep 232 Blade Runner 2049 Review

Denis Villeneuve has made enough better than decent films for Upod to give him his own episode, but what better opportunity than Blade Runner 2049 to get the ball rolling?!

Much has been made of the original and its many iterations and influence, so with 2017’s extension, we weigh in on:

Ryan Gosling and his acting
Harrison Ford’s presence
Oh my God this movie looks immense!
What’s with the run time?
What’s happening when critics can’t get enough of this movie but it’s lagging at the box office?!

You can find Shah Shahid‘s Blade Runner review on his blog by going here.

If you want to hear Asim talk more Bollywood, you can check out the Judwaa 2 Review on Bollywood is for Lovers by going here.

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Ep 231 My Pure Land Review

British-Pakistani director Sarmad Masud’s t MY PURE LAND is this week’s Upodcast Review and it was also announced as Britain’s selection for submission to the Academy Award® in the category of Foreign Language Film .

Based on true events, My Pure Land has been described as a Pakistani western, to break it down for our lovely listener we are joined by Omar Ahmed (@Bressonian) who is a film teacher, PHD Researcher and currently curating the film festival Not Just Bollywood in Manchester

With quite a lot going on with the film, Upod will break down for you:
The photography / cinematography
The patriarchal society & corruption
Some fine performances
Hopes for the debut director
Its narrative structure & how the story plays out

We talk about the previous short movie 2 Dosas in the show which you can find here.

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EP 230: “Woman Need to be their Own Heroes” Taapsee Pannu Talks Naam Shabana

This is one from the secret Upodcast vault!

We spoke with the wonderful Taapsee Pannu during the release of Naam Shabana but never managed to post the episode.

Since we talk a little about Judwaa 2 and the release is around the corner, what better time to than now to put our conversation up!

In this episode we talk about:

  • How many other Taapsee’s Taapsee knows?
  • Her career after Baby and Pink
  • How Hindi Cinema has changed for actresses
  • and what her favorite songs from Judwaa is

Naam Shabana is available for home viewing now!

Judwaa 2 releases 29th of September in UK theaters.

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Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhavan) Upodcast Review

This week’s Upodcast review is for Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhavan) which came out last year in India, has been cleaning up awards at film festival and now is getting a UK release through the BFI.

We are joined by the always-entertaining Shah Shahid from the Splitscreen Podcast and Blankpage Beatdown.

This episode we talk about:

  • Splitscreen Podcast and some underrated remade gems
  • Thoughtful movies and the struggle to watch them
  • When the talent can be daunting
  • The brilliance of Adil Hussain
  • And more

To check out more of Shah’s work, head over to his site or his podcast.

We also did an interview with Shubashish Bhutiani, the director of Hotel Salvation, which you can find here.

Hotel Salvation is out in selected UK theaters this week.

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Ep 228: “We are all living stories”- Shubhashish Bhutiani Talks Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhavan)

We spoke to Shubhashish Bhutiani, director of Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhavan), at the London Indian Film Festival just before his UK festival premier. The movie is releasing this week through the BFI in the UK so it was the perfect time to post this interview.

We talk about:

  • Opening night at LIFF
  • How to get a movie made
  • Traveling the world and the difference in audiences
  • Dealing with envy and privilege

“Hotel Salvation has already won ten Indian and international film awards including Best Film at the 2017 New York Indian Film Festival, and the Prix Enrico Fulchignoni at last year’s Venice Film Festival (an award given by the International Council of Film and Television at UNESCO to the Venice film that best represents the values of peace and human rights.) It is now a strong contender to be India’s Academy Award entry in 2018.

There will be a full review Upodcast of Hotel Salvation later this week, Shah Shahid from The Split Screen Podcast will be joining us!

Until then,

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Ep 227 Bhumi Pednekar talks Toilet Ek Prem Katha with Upodcast

On this week’s episode of Upodcast, we are talking to Bhumi Pednekar who is starring in Toilet Ek Prem Katha with Akshay Kumar, which is releasing in theatres this FRIDAY.

We talk about to Bhumi about:

  • Game of Thrones and her love of the show
  • The issues that Toilet deals with
  • Melding a romantic story with a movie dealing with social issues

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha releases internationally in cinemas on 11th August.

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Ep 226: Neeti Mohan talks AR Rahman’s concert to Upodcast

This week’s episode of Upodcast we talk to the amazingly talented singer Neeti Mohan who is joining AR Rahman on his “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” concert at SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday 8th July 2017.

 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” marks the first in a global series, celebrating 25 years of the timeless music of AR Rahman and his team, who have crafted and perfected performances that are enriched with high-scale technology and

production. Leading engineers from around the world have been brought on board to present spectacular lighting and visuals as a backdrop to the live sounds of the musical genius, creating a multi-media extravaganza that will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans and audiences.

AR will be joined onstage by Neeti Mohan as well as other special guests including Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Haricharan, Jonita Gandhi, Ranjit Barot and many more.

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“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” Saturday 8th July, SSE Arena, Wembley

Ticket Purchases:

www.ssearena.co.uk/events/detail/ar-rahman

We talk with Neeti Mohan about:

  • Working with a genius
  • How the internet has effected playback singing
  • Surprise at the name of her dog (who provides some back ground vocals to this chat)
  • How she feels about the recent trend of actors/actresses singing
  • The idea of a playback singer being the “voice” of an actor
  • We also follow up on the effects of the Film Companion Roundtable of female singers
  • The songs she doesn’t understand why people keep asking her to sing

For our review of AR Rahman’s previous concert at the O2, head over here.

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Ep 225: Okja Review Upodcast

This week’s episode the gang is talking about the new Netflix exclusive by Bong Joon Ho: Okja.  Notable for many reasons, we talk about:

Being vegetarian (or not)
Factory farming
Is a movie a movie if it doesn’t play in theaters?
Authority figures being figures of fun
The Cannes Palme d’Or
Bong Joon Ho’s other movies

And of course, give our thoughts overall on Okja, including Okja the uber-pig herself and the brilliant ensemble cast.

Okja is available on Netflix globally from today.

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Ep 224: LIFF 2017 Preview – What To Watch?

The London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), regarded as Europe’s largest Indian film festival returns for its 8th edition to London and Birmingham and we are joined by Josh Hurtado from Screen Anarchy to help us navigate through broad choice of movies.

On this episode, we pick out the movies that excite us or intrigue us.

For the entire program, dates and tickets head over to www.londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk

 

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EP 223: Baahubali 2 The Conclusion Review

This week we review Baahubali 2 The Conclusion also known as the most successful Indian movie every to be released. And for this mammoth task we have brought in the most knowledgeable and best online voices to dissect this breaker of records.

On ep 223 we are joined by Sujoy (aka @9e3k), Amrita Rajan (@amritaIQ) and Josh Hurtado (@HatefulJosh) and we discuss the following topics:

  • Confessions of a Hindi film watcher
  • A taste of things to come post- Baahubali
  • Is Baabubali a commercial blockbuster or a vindication for South Indian movie makers and audiences against the Hindi domination?
  • Does Baahubali sound the end of the Khan era?
  • Who owns the succes of a movie?
  • We discuss the music, performances and the most insane scenes in the movie…

Check out our interview with director SS Rajamouli by going here.

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Ep 222: “Baahubali is not pro Hindu or anti Hindu…” SS Rajamouli Interview Upodcast

We were lucky enough to attend the UK press junket for what was supposed to be the UK premiere of Baahubali The Conclusion with director SS Rajamouli in attendance.

Since the movie had already released and is a massive success we had the opportunity to dig in a little deeper about the movie and it’s reception.

We spoke about:

  • Terrible experience of seeing his movie completed the first time
  • How he sees the value of film criticism
  • Rajamouli gives his secret formula to Bollywood film makers
  • If South India feel vindicated by the success of Baahubali
  • Making a movie like Baahubali as an atheist

Pardon the obvious fanboyism in my voice and the bad acoustics in the room but I think this might be one of the best interviews we have ever had.

Baahubali The Conclusion is currently running successfully in theaters.

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Review Upodcast

On this week’s episode we review the first 6 episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist, the final Marvel Netflix series before The Defenders kick in to gear.

We’re joined by our friend and comic book connoisseur Akin Aworan to breakdown the story of this billionaire turned martial artist (or is the other way around)

We try to keep it spoiler free for the most part and give a pretty clear spoiler warning before we go into details.

We talk about:

  • Our ranking of Marvel Netflix shows and how Iron Fist fits within them
  • Is the critical reception of the show justified?
  • What works?
  • What really doesn’t!
  • Spoiler section
  • We form the Rosario Dawson appreciation society
  • What we hope for the final 7 episodes of the show

Marvel’s Iron Fist is now available on Netflix globally.


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Ep 220 John Wick Chapter 2 Review Upodcast

Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

John Wick hits the theaters and Upodcast is ready to break the movie down. This week we are joined by Paresh from The Currysmugglers (check out their latest Chill episode out NOW).

We talk about:

  • Our expectations after the first John Wick
  • How John Wick stand up in the pantheon of action movies
  • What our favorite action set pieces were
  • Where we hope the franchise will go now.

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Ep 219 Don’t Knock Twice Review Upodcast

A new Brit horror brings the creepy back to Upod, along with discussion about some new TV shows

  • Powerless
  • 24: Legacy
  • Santa Clara’s Diet
  • RiverdaleWe move on to our main review of indie horror Don’t Knock Twice
    – where it sits in the range of horror genres
    – the setting, production design, look and feel
    – director, cast & performances, including Nick Moran; where have you been for 20 years?
    – jump scares, all round creepiness
    – the plot, story, confusion and holes we found
    – Asim is a horror-film weakling, but surprises co-hosts with his opinion
    – conclusions & thoughts in general
    – go and see this film if you can, it is great!

 

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Ep 218: Raees Review Upodcast

We’ve got a jam-packed show today and not only because of the amazing roundtable of guests we’ve put together. After all a Shahrukh Khan movies needs the best of the best of bollybloggers to come together (of course we’re not including Asim to that list)

This week we are joined by Amrita, Beth and Sujoy and we talk about:

  • Quick thoughts on Rishi Kapoor’s biography called Khullam Khulla and a deeper dive into Ranbir’s breakfast habits
  • Sujoy talks about why he hated Kaabil and why the rest of the guest opted out of watching it
  • We delve deeper into what similarities there are between SRK and Hritik as performers and if Bang Bang is a better movie than Chennai Express?
  • Then it’s time for our main review of Raees:

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A close friend of ours, Rajee, is battling blood cancer and is in urgent need for a stem cell match for a bone marrow transplant. All it takes is a cheek swab (saliva) to get registered in your respective country’s registry. You can find more details about it at 

fb.me/HealRajee

Please help spread this message to your family and friends. And since ethnicity matters to get a match for Rajee please circulate this as best as possible among your South Asian friends and family.  However, all ethnicities are welcome to register.

Time is of essence – we need as many registrations as possible by the first week of February in order to find a match.

How to register?

India: http://datri.org/donor-registration/

UK:

Age Above 30

Registration: https://www.dkms.org.uk/en/register-now

FAQ: https://www.dkms.org.uk/en/frequently-asked-questions

Age Below 30 

Register: https://www.anthonynolan.org/apply-join-bone-marrow-register

FAQ: https://www.anthonynolan.org/frequently-asked-questions

US: http://www.aadp.org/learn/how-to-register/

If you qualify as a donor, all it takes is a bit of discomfort…

Stem cell donation in Rajee’s case would most likely be donation of bone marrow and this involves the removal of stem cells from your hip bones. This is done using a needle and syringe under a general anaesthetic in a hospital. Although this is not a surgical operation, there will be marks on the skin made by the needle. As there may be some discomfort where the needle has been inserted, you will need to stay in hospital for up to 48 hours and have a period of recovery at home of up to five days.

Stem cell donation is very safe. However, as we all know no medical procedure is entirely without risk. The procedure may involve some temporary discomfort in your bones and any small risks involved will be fully explained before you donate.

You can find more information on this here:

http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/bonemarrow/qa/index.asp#whatare

Thank you ever so much 

 

 

Ep 217: Sherlock- The Final Problem and La La Land Review

The guys, joined by Sujoy aka @9e3k , get stuck into the season finale of the BBC’s Sherlock and there is much afoot!
Firstly a quick intro talking about Ben Affleck and his new film, Live by Night.  And then a battle between La La Land and all of Bollywood.

Sherlock, the final problem.  Upod travels down these roads:

– Are the writers taking the piss at the viewers’ expense?
– Why is Moriarty so prominent, after his death?
– Eurus…generally speaking, wtf?
– Concerns with believability

– A slight excursion sideways into Art Malik and his appearance in Mirzya, a recent Bollywood movie!

– And then the “The tasks of Sherlock”
– Horror themes throughout the episode
– The confusing, convoluted ending
– Where next for our intrepid detectives, Holmes & Watson

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Ep 216: Spectral Upodcast Review

We recorded this episode during the holidays but never got a chance to post it, so with this UPOD brings you a belated festive cheer!  Returning with a Santa’s sack of new TV to consider Ahmed talks about Hulu Original Shut Eye, Shooter on Netflix and the pilot of the McGyver reboot.( As usual Martin and Asim are generally ignorant about these shows).

Bringing this back to cinema Martin talks about John Carpenter and also the upcoming season of Martin Scorcese films at London’s BFI. (for more information about the Martin Scorcese season head over to the BFI website)

The main event however belongs to a Netflix original: Spectral, which we discuss at length and alsodebate the merits of providing original content via the “new” disruptive players in the marketplace.

Spectral is available on Netflix globally, and here’s the trailer if you have missed out:


Happy 2017!

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Ep 215: Sherlock – The Lying Detective Upodcast Review

The game is well and truly afoot!  As Sherlock dives further into series 4, so Upodcasting dives further into Sherlock.  Coming up in this latest episode, we continue our own investigations, talking through all of the key issues and talking points of episode 2 – The Lying Detective.  In many ways, this could be considered the sexy episode and Asim and Martin will reveal why.  The stage is well and truly set for a grandstand finish in episode 3 and we shall return next week to conclude matters!

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Sherlock – The Six Thatchers Review Upodcast

Hot on the trail of the BBC’s series (no seasons please, we’re British) four opener, Upodcast takes a deep dive into the first episode.  Will Watson and Holmes get it on?  What the hell happened during the one-off Christmas special and how will Holmes talk his way out of murdering someone in cold blood?  Three small questions, among the many others that we’ve pondered since the last episode and they all get answered thankfully.  For this and more, plus our looking forward to the next two episodes, take a listen; we’ll see you again after episodes 2 and 3!

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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Review Upodcast

After many troubles Ae Dil Hai Mushkil finally released this weekend and we’re joined by Anisha Jhaveri (@Jhavanis) writer for Indiewire, to talk about Karan Johar’s new movie starring the all star cast of Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

We talk about:

  • Our expectations walking into a Karan Johar movie
  • Some alternative theories on how to view the ADHM
  • Deal with some of the major criticism the movies has faced
  • Is Ranbir Kapoor’s shtick getting old?
  • Is Anushka Sharma a new version of Geet from Jab We Met?
  • The wardrobe of ADHM: sneakers and red pocket liners on a pea coat
  • Was Aishwarya’s role over sold in the promos?
  • Aishwarya and Anushka straight out a magazine cover
  • Cameo’s of ADHM

Anisha’s review of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil can be found on Indiewire or you can follow her on twitter.

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Doctor Strange Review Upodcast

This week we review Marvel’s Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton directed by Scott Derickson.

From IMDB: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Is the movie able to bring our hosts out of their superhero fatigue? Does Doctor Strange try something different to the origin story template?

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Queen Of Katwe Review Upodcast

This episode of Upodcast we discuss Mira Nair’s uplifting Disney produced story Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi who came from the streets of rural Uganda to becoming an international chess champion.

We’re joined by our friend Akin Aworan to talk about how Mira Nair avoids the usual trappings of ” based on real life stories” how it compares to movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Million Dollar Arm, how awesome Lupita Nyong’o is and our usual tangents (a very lengthy Deadpool one).

Queen of Katwe is currently have a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes but only released in limited release.

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Mirzya Review Upodcast

Our best episodes are the ones where we see things completely differently. Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s adaptation of the Mirza Sahiban folktale is one such movie. Mirzya stars Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher (Check out our interview with her by clicking here), Art Malik and Om Puri and hits theaters today after it’s European premier at the London Film Festival.

We’re joined by the talented and always charming Shai Hussain to break down how this adaptation translates to the big screen, how both debutante actors perform  and if the overall world created is matches the legends of the folk tale.

Mirzya hits theaters this weekend and is having it’s European Premier at the London Film Festival.

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Saiyami Kher Mirzya Interview Upodcast

“This experience has been life changing…”

We speak to Saiyami Kher who is making her big screen debut this Friday in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya, a re-imagining of Mirza Sahibaan’s legendary folk tale.

We talk about her preparation for her role, her background as a marathon runner and how the experience was for an outsider to the industry to collaborate with the Harshvardhan Kapoor, son of living legend Anil Kapoor.

Mirzya hits theatres this weekend and is having it’s European Premier at the London Film Festival.

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Dishoom Review Upodcast

New Podcast for your Ear holes! This week we take to task the Buddy Action revival directed by Rohit Shetty starring younger brother Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez.

We are joined by Hani from wonderful podcast The Bollywood Project and Sujoy aka @9e3k.

(Here is a link to our appearance on their show)

Will Dishoom enter into the pantheon of other classic buddy cop movies?

Does pack enough punch to Dishoom?

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Sultan Review: Bhaicot, Feminism and Muslim Superheroes Upodcast

For this week’s major Bollywood release Sultan, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma, we are joined by Sujoy (@9e3k)  and Anisha (@jhavanis) to  break down a myriad of topics:

We gingerly discuss the topic of “Bhaicot”
The stand out supporting characters
Diversity and inclusion in Bollywood
We discuss Pradeep Menon’s article about Anushka’s feminism which you can find here
Ali Abbas Zafar and the stable of YRF directors
Sultan’s soundtrack
Spoiler section
What are hopes are for Dangal

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Te3n Review Upodcast

The team of Sujoy Ghosh (this time as producer) , Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan (switching roles as lead vs guest appearance)  that brought us one of the best Indian movies, Kahaani, of the last few years comes together again for Te3n.

The movie is set in Kolkatta and is a the remake of the Korean thriller Montage, but this time added with an amazing central performance by the living legend that is Amitabh Bachchan and directed by Rubhu Dasgupta.

Josh Hurtado from TwitchFilm joins us to break down if Te3n delivers on it’s promise, where it ranks in terms of recent Indian trillers as well as child abduction movies like Talaash and Ugly.

We keep the review spoiler free until the midway point, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, we warn you in advance where to stop listening.

Do also check out our interview with the talented and wonderful Vidya Balan by clicking here.

Or some of our other interviews by going to the interviews tab.

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Vidya Balan Talks Te3n Upodcast

We had the opportunity to speak with the amazingly talented Vidya Balan about Te3n which hits theaters today in the UK.

As usual on Upodcast we talk about the most random things:

Greed as an actor
Our theory that Vidya might be a superhero ninja
How hard it was for Sujoy ghosh to not direct the movie
Vidya reveals a little about Kahaani 2 and we pitch our ideas for Kahaani 3
How the ending of Te3n was kept secret from the cast

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The Flash Season 2 Review Upodcast

The consistently amazing season of CW’s The Flash comes to an end and what a season it has been. In the episode the Upodcast team breaks down some of their favorite moments, why they are still surprised how much they ended up loving the show as a whole and what to hope/expect for Season 3 (which can’t come soon enough)

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The Nice Guys Review Upodcast

Releasing this week in the UK, The Nice Guys stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in a retro 70’s buddy action comedy like they used to make when Shai Hussain, our guest of this week, and I used to be a young men. Does Shane Black capture some of the magic of movies like Another 48 hours and Lethal Weapon?  Will the movie be able to find an audience squeezed between superhero franchises?

All that and more (like the guys that would make Shai question his sexuality) in this week’s episode of Upodcast.

Here’s the trailer and synopsis:

“The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.”

In UK Cinemas June 3, 2016

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Captain America Civil War Review Upodcast

The third installment in Marvel’s Captain America franchise, Civil War, pits our superheroes against each other. Will our host be on different teams when reviewing this movie?

We keep it spoiler free until our spoiler warning towards the end of the show. We also talk about the new Dr. Strange trailer and make some comparisions with Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice which seems to have dealt with some similar topics.

Captain America: Civil War hits UK theaters tomorrow, Friday April 29!

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The Jungle Book Review Upodcast

This week’s we join Jon Favreau on his re-imaginging of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book in an updated CGI jungle bonanza.

Our guest this week is the overall awesome dude Dj Shai Hussain ( you can check out more of his work on www.shaihussain.com), who grew up watching the 60’s Disney version on repeat and Asim who has never seen it or read the book.

THE JUNGLE BOOK SWINGS INTO UK CINEMAS ON 15TH APRIL

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Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice Review

We bring out the big guns for this one. Critically derided but a massive box office hit, where does the Upodcast team stand on Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice which sorta a sequel to Man Of Steel but also a set up for the forthcoming DC Justice League Universe.

Joined by @Bollybrit and @9e3k we keep it low on spoilers (until minute 45) but high on profanity.

During the episode we talk about a deleted scene, if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is:

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The Hateful Eight and X-Files Upodcast

A Tarantino way to start the new year and an obvious choice for UPOD.  The boys are back in the hotseat and talk about 2 highly anticipated events: the return of the X-files (are you under the age of 30?  Does the X-files mean anything to you?) after a seriously long lay-off and Quentin Tarantino’s snowbound epic The Hateful 8.

If you’re Martin you’ve now seen all of Tarantino’s movies in the cinema in January and are begging to see the full roadshow version on the biggest screen possible.  We talk about the merits of the 70mm Panavision screening whilst Ahmed is made to feel inferior for having to get by with such a small screen – thank you Belgian distributors…

From the wintry evil of The Hateful 8, UPOD turns its attention to the X-files.  Throwing you straight back into the action, the writers clearly didn’t fancy hanging around and throw the viewer back in to the action at a pace, using the world’s events in the past 15 years to enhance the paranoia of Mulder and Scully and take us in a slightly new direction with a 6 part mini-series.

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Wazir Review Upodcast

Wazir tells the tale of two unlikely friends – a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster (Amitabh Bachchan) and an ATS officer (Farhan Akhtar). Both are brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate as part of wider conspiracy that has cast a dark shadow over their lives. Wazir is a pulsating thriller, a moving character study and a gripping revenge story.

This episode we are joined by Sujoy Singha, also known as @9e3k on twitter, where we try to be as careful as possible and not reveal anything that isn’t in the trailer or promo’s.

There is a spoiler warning from the 43 min mark, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you can still listen up that point.

For those have seen it, let us know what you thought of uPodcast in the comment section below.

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Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon talk Dilwale with Upodcast

Rohit Shetty’s big release, Dilwale,  is just over a week away so ShahRukh Khan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan were in town for a press conference.

Upodcast had the change to sit down with Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon and ask the questions that only a nerdy podcast like ours dares ask. (Like debating which Star Wars character Kriti Sanon is Chewbacca or R2D2)

The video of our interview is below but the podcast gives you a bit more behind the scenes gossip as well as the 5 things we learnt segment which quite a few of you like listening to.

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Dilwale is a family entertainer with a perfect blend of action, romance and comedy. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments in association with Rohit Shetty Productions. The film will release on December18th 2015.

You can find our Student of the Year interview by clicking here!

After the press conference the stars headed over to Feltham for a meet and greet and here is some of the craziness that ensued:

BIG BIG BIG thanks to our awesome Twitter Friend @JessicaSisk for all the help on the video editing, we were lost without her! Give her a shout on twitter if you liked the video

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Spectre Review Upodcast

Bond is back business with the hotly anticipated SPECTRE, the latest in a long line of blockbusters in 2015.  Upodcasting casts its critical eye over the ghostly goings on of Daniel Craig, acting outside the control of British Secret Service for the first time since Timmy Dalton’s License to Kill way back when in 1989.

Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig reunite for the 4th instalment of the recent canon but have set themselves such a tough task to follow given the awesomeness of Skyfall.  Roles are recast and characters grow, but are we necessarily looking backwards or forwards in James Bond time-zone?  The various nods to Bonds gone-by lend a different feel to SPECTRE but do not detract from what is a fantastic film.  Naturally, at Upod, we don’t really agree on anything, so there is at least one dissenting voice in this podcast.

So, Daniel, if this really is your last outing as Britain’s most famous spy (that is terrible for undercover work of course), we salute you.  Bond has come a long way since Casino Royale (the noughties one) and in a short space of time and for that we thank you.  Perhaps the next most pressing question should indeed be, if it’s not be Daniel Craig next time, then who?

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Anupama Chopra Talks Jio Mami Upodcast

We got the chance to speak with Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival With Star India about why these movies and the festival is important, which movies you should watch out for and how they dealt with some of the issues that happened during last year’s festival.

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JIO MAMI VISION 2015

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is an inclusive movie feast. We showcase the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema – art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood and Hollywood and cult international movies. We offer the best of world cinema to the people of Mumbai and we offer the best of Indian cinema to the world. The festival is run by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image popularly known as MAMI. This is a space where we revel in the sheer pleasure of cinema, the joy it gives us and how much it enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite a passion for movies. We want Jio MAMI to be shorthand for excellence in cinema.

 

ABOUT JIO MAMI

Mumbai – the financial capital of India is also the epicentre of the Indian film industry. The city plays such a major role in production and dissemination of Indian films and television programmes that it is widely known by its acronym ‘Bollywood’. In 1997, a group of film industry stalwarts headed by late Hrishikesh Mukherjee founded the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) as a not-for-profit Trust. Their main objective was to organise an annual International Film Festival which the film industry and the country could be proud of. MAMI has been organising the festival for the last 16 years and aims to foster a climate of good cinema. MAMI engages people from all walks of life across the city and country who enjoy and love good cinema. It is Mumbai’s only film festival that is entirely created and run by film professionals and a group of members from corporate India. Appreciation of good cinema, stripped off all the limiting labels of art and commercial, can only come about through exposure to the best of films the world has to offer. The Festival is the first step in that direction.

 

In their Mission Statement in 1997, the MAMI Board of Trustees said, “We feel it is the need of the hour to disseminate and inculcate good cinema among Indian audiences. The only way to achieve this is to celebrate cinema by hosting an International Film Festival in Mumbai, India ‘s film and entertainment capital. MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) is committed to start Mumbai’s first independent international film festival organized by practicing film makers.”

 

For more information on MAMI and the upcoming 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival scheduled to be held from 29th October- 5th November 2015, do visit our MAMI Website, Twitter handle, Facebook Page, Instagram and YouTube as follows:

 

Website: www.mumbaifilmfestival.com #MAMI2015Twitter:/mumbaifilmfestFacebook: /mumbaifilmfestival Instagram: /mumbaifilmfestival YouTube: Mumbai Film Festival

The Martian Book Vs Movie Upodcast

This episode we visit Mars with Matt Damon and stick around longer than intented. Together with Paresh (from the CurrySmugglers)  and Anandini (from Bollystalgia) both card carrying space geeks, we talk about Ridley Scott’s latest offering and especially how it compares to Andy Weir’s best seller, from which the movie is adapted.

We discuss the emergence of space movies, rank them and even come up with plans to re-ignite Nasa’s space program.

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Quantico Ep 1 & 2 Upodcast Review

Priyanka Chopra US TV debut Quantico is a big deal! So much so that we needed to dedicate an hour just to dissect the first 2 episodes.

We’re joined by Jay also known as @Bollybrit (Nominated as a finalist in the Best Blog Category at this year’s Asian Media Awards!) who is a pretty big Priyanka Chopra fan and of course Martin who saw her in our first ever Upodcast episode of Kaminey but had lost any recollection of seeing the movie.

We talk about why Quantico is important from a diversity perspective as well as stepping stone for Bollywood. We review the first 2 episode in more detail, speak about the general intrigue, the action set pieces and how it stacks up to contemporary shows like Scandal and How to Get Away from Murder.

We wrap up the podcast by talking about which level of Bingeability the show has and which other actors could possibly make the jump to Hollywood too.

Check out more of Jay’s work on his blog on www.BollyBrit.com

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Narcos and Irrational Man Upodcast Review

This episode we talk about the new Woody Allen movie, an Irrational Man and the  Netflix Original Series, Narcos.

Of course, Woody isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but Asim has a strange relationship with the director (OK, it’s not THAT strange) – preferring the films that don’t win critical approval to those that do.  Case in point:  Blue Jasmine = yes from Martin but no from Asim, Magic in the Moonlight = yes from Asim, but no from Martin.  We will set the record straight however

Narcos on the other hand, is an entirely different beast.  Drawing on the life and times of perhaps the world’s most infamous drug dealer – Pablo Escobar – of all time (he was so good, dealer just doesn’t do him justice) Narcos gives a pretty unsensationalist depiction of the rise and ultimately fall of the modern drug lord archetype.  Great use of library footage, mixed with original script and solid performances all round really gives the three of us something to talk about.

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On a completely seperate note:  check out our friend’s at Wandererz and their awesome Frenchtravel blog!

 

Brothers Review Upodcast

This week’s episode FilmiGirl and Asim square off in the octagon to break down Karan Malhotra’s Akshay Kumar- Siddarth Malhotra starrer Brothers.

Although a massive success at the Box Office, Akshay Kumar movies tend to be critically derided, together we try to analyse why that is?

We compare how this Bollywood remake of Gavin ‘O Connor’s Warrior stacks up, if the trend of remaking Hollywood properties to Indian sensibilities is a reliable formula?

We also delve into if the movie is a successful follow up to Karan’s previous release, Agneepath that was one of our personal favourite movies of 2012.

Taking many tangents we wrap up the show by talking about the movies that Filmigirl missed this year and should catch up on as well as what else is coming out in Bolly-theaters this year.

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Marvel Phase 2 Review Upodcast

This time we’re attempting to unpick and unravel the ever expanding Marvel universe of superheroes and shine a light on what was previously a sub-genre restricted to Superman and Batman and therefore DC.

All levels of geekdom are catered for, ranging from the casual viewer / person best representing his parents’ generation through to the fully formed, limited edition boxset-buying expert and whatever lies in between!

On the show we are joined by Paresh from the CurrySmuggler and Sujoy AKA @9e3k from Bollypop.in and OneKnightStands.

With phase 2 completed for Marvel, what else remains? Certainly a bit of a fight back from DC, whose Batman v Superman hits screens next year

    • Could it be possible that we have (at least for the moment) hit saturation point with Marvel?
    • Have we indeed hit “peak Marvel”?
    • It’s worth consideration and not without some pitfalls along the way: where are the female led characters such as Black Widow and Wasp going to end up, how are they being portrayed?
    • What becomes of Hulk, Spiderman and the re-booted Fantastic Four- how the hell do they fit in?

We preview Marvel’s phase 3 and tell you what’s coming, what’s hot and what’s possibly not!

You can also join the game of best scene from the various phase 2s and tell us where we all went wrong…there’s NO WAY that’s the best scene, they cannot be serious!

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Terminator Genisys Review Upodcast

Is Terminator the movie franchise that just won’t die? Martin and Asim discuss the re-imagined cast, the legacy of Skynet and if Time Travel can actually make sense in any movie.

 

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Dil Dhadakne Do Review Upodcast

The cruise liner of Bollywood Podcasts is back, this time joined by our friend Anisha Jhaveri, to break down the ups and downs of Zoya Akhtar’s dysfunctional family drama Dil Dhadakne Do.

Now that she’s 3 movies in, we can discuss:

  • What the characteristics of a Zoya Akhtar joint are
  • How succesful she is in combining content with entertainment and her place in the gaggle of nouveau Manmohan Desai film makers
  • What the movie would have felt like with the initial cast
  • The baggage of narrative devices

Beside the ins and outs of one of the most hyped movies of the year.

You can find Anisha’s review by clicking here!

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Tomorrowland Upodcast Review

The latest smash from Disney studios hits screens in the UK this Friday 22nd May.  But what can we expect from such a potentially stunning combination of actors, writers and directors?  George Clooney is the main lead on stage, with directing contributions from Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille and MI:3 – aka the best one of the series so far, with Philip Seymour Hoffman) and writing credits from Damon BahBlahLof, courtesy of Lost and numerous others.

This might well be a one-off in terms of UPOD, but we do delve deeply into the land of make-believe and Disney’s latest sci-fi / futuristic imaginarium.  The spoilers kick-in at around the 19 minute mark, but other than that, no need to worry!

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John Wick and Focus Review Upodcast

The latest Upod is a busy one and we are back in familiar territory to start with!  2015 is a pretty impressive year with its line-up of films, so with the newest James Bond trailer released, we had no choice but to SPECTRE-ulate about what we can ex-SPECTRE from Daniel Craig’s latest collaboration with Sam Mendes.  You can find more of our Bond musings here!
Another franchise movie showcasing its wares recently, but only a baby relatively speaking – with a lowly 5 outings to Bond’s 20 or so – Mission Impossible 5 looks like it should be an absolute winner.  We talk about what MI5 can bring to a now 20 year old series.  Just don’t ask Martin to re-watch MI2 or MI4…
Next up for review we talk about Netflix original, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and we focus on Focus, Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s new con-artist flick.  The con movie is another sub-genre we’ve previously visited as it happens and we’re certainly fans.
Last up and something that we know Ahmed likes, martial arts-revenge-assasination romp John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves and whole heap of others stars.
Stop by next time where we’ll be chatting all things Dare Devil and Fast and Furious among others…

American Sniper Review and Oscar Predictions

’tis the season to be Oscar.  Asim and Martin take aim and set their sights on Clint Eastwood’s latest target, American Sniper.  The most successful war movie of all time has taken America by storm, smashing box office records left, right and centre.  And of course yet more potential Oscar glory for its esteemed director.  Released this week in the UK, it remains to be seen if it can repeat its performance overseas.

Starring Bradley Cooper – looking super-manly with beard and huge muscles – and a barely recognisable Sienna Miller, American Sniper is based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle a US Navy SEAL who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq.  Taking to life in the armed forces like a duck to water, it’s the hum drum of everyday family life that asks the most difficult questions of our leading man.

This movie probably works best if you’re completely out of the picture as to our sniper’s life, both in and out of the SEALs, but we shall let you know if it hits the bulls eye or if it’s wide of the mark.  OK, That’s enough shooting related jokes for now.  Check out the trailer below!

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Lingaa Upodcast Review

Superstar Rajinikanth returns to the big screen in a live action role after 4 years with KS Ravikumar’s Lingaa. As every release of the megastar there is quite a bit of excitement and looking at the initial box office numbers, it seems to be another killer at the box office.

Although we South Indian cinema has a special place in our hearts, we are not the experts we would like to be so we called our friend Josh Hurtado, who covers a lot of Indian cinema for TwitchFilm.com.

We speak about the Rajini Effect, the expectations attached to Lingaa, Sonakshi Sinha’s South Indian debut and how Lingaa compares to Rajnikanth’s massive hits with Shankar (Sivaji- The Boss, Enthiran).

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Lingaa yet, here is it.


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Happy New Year Review Upodcast

Farah and Shah Rukh Khan come together again after a long hiatus to give us Happy New Year which is shattering records left and right. Part Heist movie, part dance movie are they able to recreate the magic of their previous collaborationsMain Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om?

We are joined by Anisha Jhaveri and Danny Bowes to answer some of the most important questions in the history of Hindi Film Cinema:

Can a 6 pack actually be terrifying?

Is there something like a merry go round bar dancer?

Did Amir actually go “Full Retard” in the PK trailer?

Is it fair to have expectations from a movie like Happy New Year?

And does it deserve to make as much money as it did? Or do movies like Kick, Bang Bang and Dhoom 3 deserve it more?

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Gotham/How To Get Away With Murder and Frank Review Upodcast

Sometimes in life, they say less is more, but we beg to differ.  For this episode of Upodcasting, more is more!  We squeeze in a load of TV shows and 2 movies.  Well, 3 movies if you include Asim coming very late to the X-men Days of Future Past party.  It could even have been 4, but Ahmed is further behind as he hasn’t even watched Guardians of the Galaxy (sheesh, come on Ahmed, get with the programme already!).

With the three un-wise men back on form, Upodcasting gears up for the autumn with Ahmed first up talking about TV shows Legends and Forever (both showing in the UK on Sky).  Martin doesn’t really count as he’s been “catching-up on” the A-Team (yes, really), but we still manage to cover Gotham, which debuted this week on Channel 5 in the UK, and How To Get Away With Murder.  Gotham has the most potential arguably, even with a known and in theory limited universe.

Back to movie-world and we talk about Woody Allen’s latest, Magic in the Moonlight, starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth.  Perhaps harsh to compare it to Blue Jasmine (yes, Martin did call the best actress Oscar first) but then what choice do we have?  It seems like with Woody Allen you have to apply some kind of logic as to hit or miss: it’s been 2 years, there’s been a lunar eclipse and he hasn’t been to court, therefore it’s a winner.  Thankfully it’s a good one and a lot easier to discuss than Frank, our final movie.  Starring Michael Fassbender, Domnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhal but sort of not starring Michael Fassbender…this is certainly in the mould of an art-house movie and raises the question of artistic integrity and the motivations for artistic expression.  And that’s about as succinctly as we can express it without giving to much away.

Here’s the trailer for Frank:

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The Imitation Game Review and London Film Festival Preview

As the London Film Festival rolls onwards, we are joined by writer, producer, DJ Shai Hussain and talk about the movies we are most looking forward to as well as give short thoughts on the ones we have already caught like Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children and Justin Simien’s Dear White People.

Our main review is the opening night’s The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Matthey Goode based on the life of mathemetican Alan Turing and how he worked on cracking the Enigma machine and helping the allies defeat the Nazi regime during WWII.

Here are some of trailers of the movies we covered during our chat if you haven’t seen them yet:

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Finding Fanny Upodcast Review

This Episode of Upodcast we are joined by the always wonderful Anisha Jhaveri in our search for Fanny. Before we get into our review of Homi Adijani’s follow of Cocktail starring the lumiscent Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia and Nasseeruddin Shah, we veer of topic as we always do.

We give our thoughts briefly about Deepika’s cleavage-gate with Times Of India, Asim goes on a rant about being disappointed by highly praised “Hindies” and Anisha talks about how watching Kick almost broke her as a human being.

You can catch more of Anisha’s work at:

http://jhavanis.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.popxo.com/author/anishajhaveri/

http://www.india.com/author/anishaj/

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Kick Review and Bollywood Catch Up Upodcast

Our good friend FilmiGirl was nice enough to join us this episode and we had a VERY long but long overdue chat about tons of topics any Bollywood afficionado would be interested in.

We start with a rundown of this year’s releases and we give Filmigirl a ton of homework to catch up on since she is back from hiatus. Then we look towards the rest of the 2014 release calendar and the movies that are looking interesting and 3 that we agree on look terrible (funily for different reasons)- Can you guess which ones they are?

We wrap things up with a main review of Salman Khan’s Eid release Kick which is probably going to be one of the biggest BO earners every *until that records get shattered as Asim‘s predicts maybe even this year.

As usual we go off on many a tangent, but I guess that’s the reason you guys listen to us!

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What Have We been Watching? And Robocop (2014) Upodcast

This is a busy episode so comes with a “wide load” sticker on the back.  Martin walks down the more arty path, talking about a classic Bernardo Bertolucci, The Conformist, before keeping up the Italian end by frankly, gushing about The Great Beauty, the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film this year.  Surely the contemporary equivalent of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita.  Rounding off things is The Time Being, starring Wes Bentley and his very serious eyes and a star turn from Frank Langella.

 

Asim and Ahmed bring things bang up to date with talk of TV and blockbusters.  Dancing around the podcast they talk about Cuban Fury (Nick Frost and Rashida Jones) before moving on to Graceland and Gang Related.  Tom Cruise’s latest action blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow is reviewed by Asim, before we round things off with a battle royale: Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi (ish) satire and all round cult classic, Robocop versus the 2014 version by Jose Padilha.

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