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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.

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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!)

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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