Zero

Ep 23- Raakh

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Khandaan podcast in which we welcome Shivani Tripathi (@Shivani510) writer for The Aerogram, Brown Girl Magazine, The NRI and the return of friend of the show Anisha Jhaveri (@Jhavanis).

In this episode, we go back to one of the earliest releases of Aamir Khan, Raakh- directed by Aditya Bhattacharya. The movie is tough to find even though there was a Redux version released in theaters, the home release was stalled.

The movie also stars Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapur but they don’t share any screen time together. The movie was a box office failure but has been gaining some critical acclaim after the redux version released in festivals.

We also discuss how the latest season of Koffee With Karan has been working for us.

The emergence of  box office draws Ayushmann Khuranna (Vicky Kaushal, Rajkummar Rao) and if there is a changing of the guard for Bollywood heroes.

Asim also forces everyone to watch the new song promo for Zero, Mera Naam Tu as he wants to talk about his favorites as usual.

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We have also brought back the listener’s poll so head out to the link below to choose which 2014 movie we’ll be discussing on the next episode!

Ep 22- Thugs Of Hindostan

Welcome to Episode 22 of the Khandaan podcast in which we welcome Dr. Sunny Singh, writer, academic, and co-founder of the UK’s Jhalak Prize for writers of color. Her latest book, Amitabh Bachchan, is now available from the BFI.

In this episode, we deviate slightly from the usual in that our main movie is one that just made its debut – Vijay Krishna Acharya’s unsanctioned take on Pirates of the Caribbean: YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan (2018) starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub. Despite being universally panned within hours of its first screening by critics and audiences alike, in a true testament to our unique brand, we have successfully assembled a panel of viewers who managed to unironically enjoy this film (except Amrita, who in addition to being the resident wet blanket, also elected to go on holiday instead of making the trip to the theater).

Join us as we discuss whether this film is a worthy successor to the films of Manmohan Desai (Sunny), or Vijay Krishna Acharya belongs in the same bracket as Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder (Asim, batty as usual), something-something-yawn (Sujoy), and Aamir jokes that are too mean (even for Amrita).

We also discuss a few trailers – the already controversial Kedarnaath with Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan; 2.0 with Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar; and, of course, Zero starring all who are dear to Asim. Keep a ear open for Sujoy as he tries to save his skin after Asim paints a large target on all of us.

 

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Ep 9- Kal Ho Naa Ho- Khandaan Podcast

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Khandaan Podcast, where we turn our eagle eyes toward Kal Ho Na Ho (2003), starring Shah Rukh Khan at the height of his stardom. Commonly believed to be a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s weepie Anand (1971), starring Rajesh Khanna at the height of his stardom, KHNH is a souped-up melodrama best remembered nostalgically than rewatched in the present according to podcast consensus.

This week we are joined by guest host and writer/journalist Anisha Jhaveri as Sujoy continues to chase success as influencer to the sundar, susheel, and thodi special. Asim, Amrita and Anisha initially approached KHNH with eagerness, especially since it beat out Tere Naam, an excruciating Salman Khan remake of an excruciating South Indian film, but their joy soon turned to ashes as they were forced to confront that their nostalgia was misplaced and this movie was basically a sporadically funny, racist, homophobic mess with extremely unfortunate costume design.

We recommend you read Molly Ringwald’s excellent essay on dealing with problematic faves in retrospect after listening to this episode.

Episode 9 also includes a short discussion of the short-lived Salman Khan sentencing saga and Asim’s inability to properly understand the visual appeal of SRK walking around aimlessly while dressed in white linen.

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