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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

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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

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