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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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