Madhur Bhandarkar

Best of Bollywood 2012 Upodcast

The Upodcast episode you have been waiting for! We break down 2012 in Bollywood together with special guests FilmiGirl, GetFilmy and Charla Manohar.

We speak about the good, the bad and the ever so sad.

Agneepath, Vicky Donor, Pan Singh Tomar, Student Of The Year, Gangs Of Wasseypur, English Vinglish…Who will win it this year? Or will there be a surprise entry? Players or Jism 2 maybe?

Before we get into our top 5 movies of the year, we analyze what the worst part was of Agneepath: Sanjay Dutt’s toenails or the romantic track with Priyanka Chopra’s utterly forgettable role as Kaali? Was she able to redeem herself in Barfi! And we debate if lifting too many scenes from others can spoil a movie in its entirety?

We talk about the 6 female directors that made a mark in Hindi Film’s this year.

What did 2012 mean for the heroes, heroines, debutantes, climbers and…

And you can’t finish a year review with an update of “The Khan Ranking”, taking a moment to discuss how shit Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine truly is and concluding with what we are looking forward to in 2013?

 

Special appearances by UK media personality Ashanti Omkar, Beth from BethLovesBollywood, Amaluu from Bollystalgia, Katherine from Totally Filmi,  Sujoy from Tripple Eggs Podcast, Danny Bowes from Moviesbybowes, Stacey and Prathna from Bollyspice , so big thanks to all of them for stopping by and making this awesome episode even more special!

 

Being a bumper episode it pretty much has the length of an entire Manmohan Desai masala film but that’s why it contains songs, laughter, and even some dishoom dishoom between us film nerds.

 

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Review Kaakha Kaakha (and what should be fixed for its Hindi remake “Force”)

So this 2003 cop drama starring Surya, Jyotika and directed by Gautham Menon was available on Youtube (probably temporarily so check it out!) on some extremely shady channel but with some funtastic “paagal” subtitles. Having lamented the fact that there is no proper distribution system set up for South Indian movies, making it impossible to be completely up to date with new releases. I take any chance I get to catch up with this flamboyant film genre. Releasing in September in a Hindi remake directed by Nishikanth Kamat starring John Abraham and Genelia. We analyzed the trailer in an earlier post, but now check out our review of the original after the jump! Read More