The Man Who Feels No Pain

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