Simmba

Ep 26- Simmba, Gully Boy, Wanted

We are joined by Manish Mathur of Talk Film Society who outs himself as an early Ayesha Takia fan but is now an expert on all things M. Night Shyamalan-related. You can (and should) follow his hugely interesting podcast on the films of Shyamalan here. Asim will be on the next episode!

A Timeline:

  • 04.50  We meet Manish who immediately throws a cat among the pigeons by asking us which of the Khans would best collaborate with M. Night Shyamalan. While some of us run true to form, other replies (seriously, Amrita?) might surprise you.
  • 11.26 Sujoy gives us his quick thoughts after watching the massively successful Simmba directed by Rohit Shetty starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan.
  • 19.30  The teaser for Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, and Kalki Koechlin, directed by Zoya Akhtar, is raising all kinds of hopes in jaded bosoms.
  • 30.45  Cautious optimism for Ek Ladki ko Dekha to Aisa Lagaa.
  • 40.45 Our predictions for the biggest hit of 2019.
  • 51.15 RIP Kader Khan
  • 59.15  The main feature: Wanted (2009)

The next year up is 1998 and we have some beloved Bollywood classics up for a vote below.

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Ep 24- Simmba Trailer, Kedarnath, 2.0 and Happy New Year

Welcome to Episode 24 of the Khandaan podcast. Today we’re joined by Jay Mamtora, founder of BollyBrit, one of the last few outposts of independent Bolly-focused media on the internet.

Join us as we discuss 2014’s Farah Khan-directed glitzy spectacular (?) Happy New Year, starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, and Vivaan Shah with Jackie Shroff and Anupam Kher as supporting cast. A heist movie that also tries to be a revenge saga, a romance, a buddy movie, a dance competition movie, and a masala entertainer with nationalist underpinnings, it’s a bit of a mess.

We also discuss current Bollywood happenings – from the spate of weddings (Anushka! Sonam! Deepika! Priyanka!) and their gossip quotient, to all the new films coming out. Watch out for our extended debates on Simmba, Kedarnath, 2.0, and more.

And finally, just a reminder that we’re back to old and tested ways and you should vote for our next movie here.