Dennis Skinner: natu...

Tweet At a time when trust in politicians, in pretty much all countries is eroding to the point it may never return in a meaningful sense, it is refreshing to say the least, to be made aware of how politicians can and still serve the public good. What a fascinating life Dennis Skinner has led....

EP 230: “Woman...

Tweet 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...

The Vault: a missing...

Tweet What a great little (under 90 minutes) movie this is! Is it one of these movies that will herald the rebirth of the long lost & last seen in the 90s, genre movie? I’m not so sure, but it fits the category indeed. The loose story is a bank job gone wrong, set against the...

Hotel Salvation (Muk...

Tweet 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...

Ep 228: “We ar...

Tweet 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...

Ep 227 Bhumi Pedneka...

Tweet 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...

Ep 226: Neeti Mohan ...

Tweet 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...

Bridge: review

Tweet The debut feature from Amit Ranjan Biswas, Bridge, draws together a lot of big questions, into a relatively small setting. In summary, a simple story; two strangers, both at the end of their tether, encounter each other on a bridge while attempting to commit suicide.  We have no...

Ep 225: Okja Review ...

Tweet 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...

Newton Review LIFF 2...

Tweet In director Amit Masurkar’s second feature, we land into the ever so old tussle between idealism and reality. Set in the backdrop of the world’s largest democratic election in India, with an extremely volatile political air, we see our protagonist Newton Kumar (Rajkummar Rao)...