Sacred Games

Ep 42 Sacred Games and Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Episode 42 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is a celebration of 25 years of Hum Aapke Hain Koun…, arguably the most influential film to emerge from Bollywood in the 1990s.
Director Sooraj Barjatya’s sophomore effort, 1994’s HAHK instantly cemented the careers of Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Barjatya himself as legends of Hindi cinema. It also cast Renuka Shahane as our collective bhabhi and changed the career of Mohnish Behl while introducing us to the star that is Tuffy. Join us as we discuss the many iconic moments (onscreen and offscreen) of this film as well as its songs, which are still familiar to audiences all these years later, with ace friend of the podcast, Suchin Mehrotra.
A Short Timeline:
  • 02.20 Dream Girl, the latest out of the One Man Hit Making Factory that is Ayushman Khurana
  • 09.53 Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas starring the most nepotism ever, and proud of it
  • 16.13 Laal Kaptaan, a teaser that has Amrita and Suchin shook
  • 20.20 Sacred Games Season 2
  • 31.01 Batla House, which broke Suchin’s fanboy heart and Misson Mangal, which is everything but Akshay in a sari
  • 30.00 The Main Review: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…
Shownotes:
The Batla House Review Asim mentions can be found here
The unsatisfyingly abridged recap of Sacred Games S1 can be found here
The Rajshri channel has tons of HAHK content as well as the original trailer that created the phenomenon

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Ep 15- Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar- Sanju- Sacred Games


In Episode 15 of the Khandaan Podcast, we switch up our format for a special series: over the next few episodes, we will discuss movies nominated by our audience as their all-time favorites. We begin with 1992’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. Starring Aamir Khan, this was the second film made by cousins Aamir and Mansoor Khan, co-starring Ayesha Jhulka, Dipak Tijori, Pooja Bedi, and the always reliable Khulbhushan Kharbanda among others.

We are joined this week by The Guardian’s Mike McCahill, who was watching this movie for the very first time whereas Asim, Sujoy and Amrita grew up with this film and its soundtrack as a constant in their younger lives. This movie is also rich in Bollywood trivia, some of which might be found here in the reunion staged by Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand (yes, this is the same video that almost drove Amrita mad.)

We also discuss the brand-new release Sanju, the whitewash special directed by Raju Hirani starring an eerily excellent Ranbir Kapoor, who rebounds in style from a couple of years of less-than-successful films. Co-starring Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Karishma Tanna, Anushka Sharma, and Dia Mirza, this movie should have been a knockout but sadly isn’t.

Lastly, we look at Sacred Games, the first Indian original commissioned by Netflix. Starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead, ably supported by a large cast of pitch perfect actors (including Kubra Sait, Radhika Apte, Neeraj Kabi, Jitendra Joshi and others), it’s based on the Vikram Chandra novel and adapted to screen by Varun Grover, Smita Singh (not Bansal as Amrita says in the podcast, sorry), and Vasant Nath. Co-directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, this series sparked quite a bit of conversation.

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