Rangeela

Ep 62- Kaamyaab, Betaal and Jackie Shroff – Khandaan Ko Rona Aa Gaye

Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is now on it’s 62nd episode… and we’re once again doing a Corona round up. For those of you struggling with all the current events in the world and need a break, we suggest you skip the first 10 minutes because we’re not in the best of moods to be honest.
However! We soon move on to discussing the latest Red Chillies Production for Netflix: BETAAL. Sujoy is happy to report that it continues a long and proud Red Chillies tradition by being absolutely mediocre.
Asim broke character to watch KAMYAAB, another Red Chillies effort for Netflix that isn’t entirely awful. It is definitely the better reviewed project of the two.
After that gargantuan effort, Asim needed a little cheering up so he obviously looked up KAALA BAZAAR (1989), starring Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. This is a segue onto our discussion about Jackie, an actor whose work we grew up watching but never discuss for some reason. Do let us know your favorite Jackie movies.
And to round everything off, we discuss a recent article in Bollywood Hungama wherein single screen owners complain about the lack of massy content from Bollywood and the artistic ambitions of its most reliable performers.

We don’t have a timeline for you as these special episodes go back and forth, but join us next week for our regular programming!

Shownotes:
If you want to read the Bollywood Hungama Article you can click here.

Jackie Shroff’s infamous Polio Ad

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Ep 36- Rangeela

Welcome to Episode 36 of the Khandaan podcast – your home for all things related to The Khan Troika. This week we make a deep delve into the past with 1995’s Rangeela, starring Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar and Jackie Shroff.

Directed by Ram Gopal Verma, Rangeela was a relaunch for Urmila, who had already had an extensive career as a child actor but was struggling to make the leap to adult dramas the way so many child actors do. Rather unwittingly, it was also a departure for star Aamir whose commendable performance here is different from anything he had done before. This movie is also notable for its music by AR Rahman, which was a sensation when it released and is seemingly ageless. This was a very happy trip into the past for the three hosts who have lots of personal anecdotes to share as well as a new appreciation for the strengths of this film.

We also discussed the London Indian Film Festival or the LIFF, which is going on right now. Tickets are still available and this might be your chance to see some seriously good cinema. Sujoy and Asim had some contrarian thoughts about Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota, a movie currently playing on Netflix but which has had a significant presence on the festival circuit, including LIFF. We also discuss the trailer for the new Ayushman Khurrana movie Article 15 – and how Asim and Amrita are sadly not in the best mental or emotional space for it.

A Timeline:

0.55 The problem with Article 15
3.12 The line up at LIFF
8.00 Thoughts on Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota
20.02 Rangeela

Our next episode will feature the Annual Salman Eid Release (this year it’s Bharat), so remember to tune in next time!

ShowNotes:
Head over to London Indian Film Festival for more information about screenings and locations
Trailer Article 15 which is opens LIFF this year
Bollywood Hungama’s interview with Ram Gopal Varma and Amir’s input