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Ep 12- Jaan E Mann – Khandaan Podcast

Welcome to Episode 12 of the Khandaan Podcast! This week we’re discussing 2006’s Jaan-e-Mann, starring Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Preity Zinta.

While JEM has gained a bit of a cult following in the years since its release, it was a disastrous flop when it came out. An uneasy marriage between troubling Bollywood stereotypes and a whimsical ode to classic Hollywood musicals, JEM is by turns fantastic and repulsive. Asim, Sujoy and Amrita have plenty to discuss when it comes to the themes of the film, its reception, the stars, the makers and its place in Bollywood history.

Meanwhile, we discuss a few housekeeping items of interest to our loyal listeners and discuss a few current events such as the reactions to the Race 3 trailer, Salman Khan’s increasingly visible disinterest in song-and-dance routines, and a trio of remarkable interviews: one in which Madhuri Dixit can barely hide her disdain for Rajeev Masand; and two in which Anupama Chopra skillfully drew out Madhuri and Bobby Deol, who dominated the chatter cycle this week with a highly emotional response. Don’t miss the amazing gifs by Sujoy!

We also recommend this fun Madhuri interview by AIB! Don’t forget to send your screenshots and requests to upodcasting@gmail.com.

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Our awesome theme song was created by mash up king Dj Shai Guy!

Follow him on Bombay Funkadelic Facebook page or twitter so you can attend his unforgettable Bollywood parties all around the UK as well as his awesome mash up mixes that are regularly featured on BBC Asia.

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Joker Review Upodcast

Directed by enfant terrible of Hindi Film cinema Shirish Kunder, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade and Alex O’Nell, follows up his 2006 gem Jaan E Mann with a Sci-fi village hoax movie Joker.

Unfortunately already one of the lowest openers of the Indian Box Office of 2012 and pretty much a disappointment all round for those looking forward to what this witty director with a keen visual sense would come up with after a gap of 6 years.

 

Our guest GetFilmy joins us to discuss the debacle leading up to the release, what went wrong and we speculate on what the next steps could be for Shirish Kunder as a film maker.

We try to talk as positively about the movie as we usually do on the show and theorize what went on behind the scenes.

  • Was it bad marketing?
  • The effects of slapgate?
  • Why did Akshay not promote the movie?
  • Is it a completely bad movie?

We finish up the show with the forthcoming releases of the year and what else we can look forward to.

Apologies for our listeners that joined us on Ustream ,that was an experiment that didn’t go well…Maybe next time.

You can find more of GetFilmy’s writing on her excellent blog of follow her on twitter.

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