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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

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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

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