Bollywood is For Lovers

Bollywood is For Lovers Podcast

Join hosts Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser for a bi-weekly podcast that explores the wonderful world of Hindi Cinema through the lens of two Canadian cinephiles! Part of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Netflix and Dil: A Suitable Boy, or the Gold Diggers of 1951
Fresh off of its appearance at the closing night of TIFF, we discuss Mira Nair’s six-part adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.  Show Notes: Thank you Mildmanneredgamer (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fchartable.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fbollywood-is-for-lovers%2Freviews%2Fb0TaqdKr&t=NDE5MDA5NmNiNGNjZTRkZTVlYWI3NWM1Y2E0NGZiZDgxNzQzODE1Nyw2MDE1NGI4NGYxYjQxZjQ2M2IxOTIyNWExNGI3NmFmZGU2YjRkNGU3&ts=1601415380) ! Join Erin at YEGPodFest (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fyegpodfest.ca%2F&t...

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103: We Want To Be Dimple Kapadia’s Friend: Bobby, Saagar, and Rudaali
In honour of her Hollywood debut, we discuss three of Dimple Kapadia’s most iconic and acclaimed films.  Show Notes: Thank you you crazybrownchik (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fchartable.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fbollywood-is-for-lovers%2Freviews%2FlzT2NKBA&t=MWRlMzg4ZWFkNjg2ZTU1ZjQ3ZTgyMDk0OTQ4ZTc1NjAwNjgyY2NlZSwzNTBkODcwZTIzODU4ZWFiZjg1MzhiM2I5NTRkNzBjMDgxNWMzOWMx&ts=1600228184) (and Chris) Attend YEGPodFest (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fyegpodfest.ca&t=NDVkYTBlM2FmNzNhY2Y0MzJkMmI...

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102: Bachchan ‘79 - '81
We continue our exploration of Amitabh Bachchan’s career, finishing up the 1970s and moving into the 1980s. Show Notes: Thank you to Erin’s mother for helping us get to 1 million downloads/listens! We didn’t win the Oilers 50/50 draw Watch our panel at Namaste 2020: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwatch%2Flive%2F%3Fv%3D626429564744581&t=MjA1NzUyYjA4N2ZiZDhiZTY2YjY5NTI1NzkyM2FmMDYyZjM0NWZjNixkZTkwYzcwNzQ4Zjc4N2Q3NzgyZDRhOGViOGE1NGY4M2YyY...

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101: First Frames: Dil Chahta Hai, Ek Hasina Thi, and Socha Na Tha
We go back to the 2000s to discuss some of the first films from some of Bollywood’s most celebrated contemporary auteurs.   Show Notes: What happened to Khosla Ka Ghosla (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FKhosla_Ka_Ghosla&t=NDEzMzc5MDMwOGU5MWNkZTgxMDg1ZGMzZWRhMTg1YTY3YWQ4OWYxMyw3MTdiNDBlNjQ1M2I0OWMxYzVlOTU4NThlMGExMmRjNjZmNjU2NzU2&ts=1597373075) ? The 19th anniversary is bronze Dil Chahta Hai (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FDil...

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100: The Goddess Who Carries The Burden of The World, Mother India
In our (canonical) 100th episode, we discuss one of the most iconic and influential Hindi films of all time, Mehboob Khan’s 1957 epic Mother India.  Show Notes: 100 Baby (https://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_may8yjnxBU1qd0d77o1_500.gif) ! Thank you to the Alberta Podcast Network, Audioboom, all of our past guests, all of our listeners, and especially Paul Matwychuk (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMyelbow&t=YmI0YTYwN2RiYWJlYzZlZTczNjAwNjc0ZGQxYmZmYTM4NjdlODIyNiw5MzEyMTdlZTU5YjM4Ym...

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100: The Goddess Who Carries The Burden of The World, Mother India
In our (canonical) 100th episode, we discuss one of the most iconic and influential Hindi films of all time, Mehboob Khan’s 1957 epic Mother India.  Show Notes: 100 Baby (https://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_may8yjnxBU1qd0d77o1_500.gif) ! Thank you to the Alberta Podcast Network, Audioboom, all of our past guests, all of our listeners, and especially Paul Matwychuk (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMyelbow&t=YmI0YTYwN2RiYWJlYzZlZTczNjAwNjc0ZGQxYmZmYTM4NjdlODIyNiw5MzEyMTdlZTU5YjM4Ym...

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Supplemental Episode 8: 60 Questions
For our 100th episode we intended to devote a small segment of the show to answering listener questions, but we received so many questions we instead put together an entire supplemental episode devoted to answering them. This took some time, it’s long, but we did our best to answer each and every one.  Show Notes: Thank you: Saad Ilyas, TheManish89, Safiyya Austen, Debbie Soderlund, Kimberly Tully, sidhu177, NaanSamantha, BombayTalkies, karmakaramit7, Tepid_Waters, monsoon_blues, SeebooTheGoblin, CandidGa...

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99: 2020 Midyear Review
While movie theatres still aren't fully open around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has still be a lot of great movies released so far this year and we’re still going to talk about them in our annual midyear review! Show Notes: Sushant Singh Rajput (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSushant_Singh_Rajput&t=NzMyZTRhZjQ1ZmE2M2YxMThjZTM3NDg5NzA3YmMxOGQ4YzIzZjczOCxlMTE4ZDY0OTQ5NmEwZTZjZGRmNzBiMjcxMDM5MDQ1MTM3OTRhZGNj) (suicide prevention resources in Canada (h...

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Netflix and Dil: Paatal Lok, or Lords of Dogtown
We go down to the underworld with Amazon Prime’s new show Paatal Lok to unravel a mystery that reveals the rotten truth about corruption in many levels of society.  Show Notes: "On TV, Cops Are Always the Main Characters (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vulture.com%2F2020%2F06%2Ftv-cops-are-always-the-main-characters.html&t=MDUwYjQxMmM0MjdjZjc2YjY2NTBiZmVhYjgwODkwZDRkNjVmZTQ2OCwwZjA2ZjI4YmU0MWVmZThiYmIyYWU4NzRjOTY2Y2JjNjE5ZjhjZjg4) ” Paatal Lok (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F...

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98: Anil Kapoor’s 90s: Beta, 1942: A Love Story, and Rajkumar
Picking up our Anil Kapoor series, we discuss three of his films from the 1990s: two well loved hits and an epic flop.   Show Notes: Our episode on Taal (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Faudioboom.com%2Fposts%2F6832432-rhythm-nation-dil-to-pagal-hai-and-taal-with-i-don-t-get-it&t=ZjIwNjI2OWNkODNkMmE4OTdiY2RhZjZmNmJkMzNkZGQ0YjJlYTYwYyw1N2Y4ZmE4OTk1OWYzZGU0YmZkZTAzZjdhYzg4ZjVkMmJmM2NmNDk5) and our episode on Lamhe (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Faudioboom.com%2Fposts%2F7268791-yaasss...

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Netflix and Dil: Who Can Stop The Terrorists? Take Them Out For You? The Family Man Can!
With everyone working from home these days, we’re all struggling a little with work life/balance, just like Manoj Bajpayee in his counter-terrorism show The Family Man! Show Notes: We mourn the loss of Irrfan Khan (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FIrrfan_Khan&t=YzIxYmM5ZmYzN2ZmMGRhY2VhYTQ0MGQwNTY0N2E4ZTdmYjdjZTE2ZCw1OTMxMDNlZGEwMmUyOTc2MGNkMzFjYWE1ZjdlNmNmNjlhMzE1Njlk) and Rishi Kapoor (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FRishi_Kapoor&...

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97: An Affair To Remember: Silsila and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
We get swept up in a sea of emotions with two epic melodramas about adultery.  Show Notes: Adultery happens everywhere! Silsila (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSilsila_%281981_film%29&t=Mzc4ODY4YTNmYjIxNTQzMjBkYzFjNzY4NWJiNzZhOTBhN2I0Njc1MSw4N2I0MmU4NGFlZDcyOWZiMDU3ZjlmZjU2NWJiY2I4MjcyZDY3MGVh) Art imitating life? (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hindustantimes.com%2Findia%2Famitabh-and-rekha-s-never-ending-silsila%2Fstory-OqH0l4aTZvFhiJK0cdEXfK.html&...

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Netflix and Dil: Pilot Season
With so much bingeable content available, we watch the pilots of six Indian streaming shows and discuss which ones we’re interested in seeing more of.  Show Notes: Our Netflix and Dil playlist (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Faudioboom.com%2Fplaylists%2F4627010-netflix-and-dil&t=NDIzYWYzYjAxNWQ4ZDQwMTY5NmM3YTE2ZDVjYzkxODEzMTRjZmNkOCw3ZWU1ZTcyODdmZjVlOWEwNjA5ZjQyYmNlY2NkMTE5NDI5NTExMmEy) Streaming With Suchin (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fplaylist%3Flist%3DPLIOJ...

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96: The Pain of Disco: Namak Halaal and Disco Dancer
Put on your dancing shoes Lovers, we’re going to party the night away! Come back to 1982 with us as we revel in the heyday of Bollywood’s disco days.  Show Notes: What is disco? (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FZUdJQSUcK_Y&t=NGQzZTQzOWM3NGUzOWYzNjYzZjY1MDliN2Y3OWViYzkxZjYzMGMzYix1SFNJdVJYTg%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F614158145482309632%2Fepisode-96-the-pain-of-disco-namak-halaal-and&m=1) Vox’s “Why disco made pop songs ...

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95: The Medium is The Message: Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, and Shanghai
As promised, we catch up with the work of one of Hindi cinema’s most interesting and inventive auteurs, Dibakar Banerjee.  Show Notes: There’s a pandemic going on Welcome Felix! Dibakar Banerjee (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FDibakar_Banerjee&t=ZTZiNzYyZWVhZDQ2ZmM4ZDVlOWE1MzJhMDNhYzZiOWI4MDg1NjgwNSw2cmQ5cGlmdQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F613166359480795136%2Fepisode-95-the-medium-is-the-message-dibakar&m...

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94: From Korea With Love: Ek Villain, Jazbaa, and Te3n
In honour of Parasite sweeping the Academy Awards, we discuss three Hindi remakes of South Korean thrillers.  Show Notes: Hallyu Wave (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FKorean_Wave&t=MTZlYzAyYTIzMmU3OTRlNGVjNzBmYzI2NTM1NWIxMDA2MGRmMjg4MyxpSldxZ0pzWA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F611616817920737280%2Fepisode-94-from-korea-with-love-ek-villain&m=1) Indian remakes of Korean films (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=h...

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93: Bachchan ‘71 & ‘72
We return to our long abandoned series on Amitabh Bachchan series and discuss two of his earliest films, before he made it big.  Show Notes: Thank you sohaz (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fchartable.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fbollywood-is-for-lovers%2Freviews%2F0gTKb1XW&t=OTVmZTM3MmQwM2NkMTVmNjJjNjQ4YzFkMWQ4MjVjMWIzOWJmNTQyMyxSaWFXajl6cQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F190906274161%2Fepisode-93-bachchan-71-72&m=1) ! Our previous Bachchan episod...

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92: Stories We Tell: Bombay Talkies, Lust Stories, & Ghost Stories
Three movies, four directors, twelve stories. We dive into three anthology films that each explore a different theme: cinema, sex, and horror.  Show Notes: Thank you cj12947$$ (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fchartable.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fbollywood-is-for-lovers%2Freviews%2F9eTb22bM&t=ODk5MzAwMDU4MGI5N2RlMjRiZTU3OGZhNzQ4MjIzZjIzOTkyYmFjMSxXQ2xTWHRLMg%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F190673638031%2Fepisode-92-stories-we-tell-bombay-talkies-...

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91: 2019 Year End Review
Buckle up, it’s going to be a long one as we discuss the most notable Bollywood films of the back half of 2019, from July to December. Show Notes: Article 15 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_15_(film)) , again, Photograph (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photograph_(film)) , Super 30 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_30_(film)) , Judgementall Hai Kya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgementall_Hai_Kya) , Khandaani Shafakhana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khandaani_Shafakhana) , Jabariya Jodi (https:...

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90: Dabangg 3 makes Dabangg 2 look like Dabangg
Chulbul Pandey is back, and this time he’s out for revenge...like he always is. With Dabangg 3 now playing in theatres, we discuss all three films in Salman Khan’s problematic action-comedy series.  Show Notes: “India: Intimations of an Ending (https://www.thenation.com/article/arundhati-roy-assam-modi/) ” by Arundhati Roy Dabangg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabangg) Yakuza (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakuza_(series)) Erin’s ongoing issues with cop movies, police violence, and the long walk to fascism...

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89: Live. Die. Repeat: Ra.One and Game Over with Ben Gelinas
Fire up the PS4, in this episode we’re joined by game developer Ben Gelinas to discuss a pair of films about video games intruding on the real world.  Show Notes: Welcome Ben Gelinas (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fbengelinas&t=NGVlMDYxN2RlZmU3ODQxMmEwNWFiZWM5MWUzOGJlYzkzMzBhMmJlNCx2TE94V2Rndw%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F189585383906%2Fepisode-89-live-die-repeat-raone-and-game&m=1) ! Speed Dating For Ghosts (https://...

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88: Playing With The Past: Gandhi and Rang De Basanti
In an effort to engage more with 20th Century Indian history, we play a board game about the Indian Independence movement and discuss Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s 2006 film Rang De Basanti. Show Notes: Welcome Torrey Dance! If you’d like to skip the board game talk, jump to 48:21 What we were taught about the decolonization of India (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FIndian_independence_movement&t=ZWJjNGFiOWM2ZDJmODAzNzY2YmZjZWZlYzA1ZDYyZDZhMWNiYWJiMixLSUg0WmY1Tw%3D%3D&b=t%...

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87: Out Of The Past: Madhumati and Woh Kaun Thi?
As the days grow shorter, we plunge ourselves into darkness and celebrate our favourite movie watching month, Noirvember, with two moody thrillers.  Show Notes: Our Noirvember playlist (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Faudioboom.com%2Fplaylists%2F4630450-noirvember&t=YTFlNDU2OTNjZjE4MWJlM2ViZDY0NjJlN2M2ZGFlY2Q5Njk3ODAwNSxXRjdPWGwwVQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F189028171346%2Fepisode-87-out-of-the-past-madhumati-and-woh&m=1) What exa...

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Halloween V: Typewriter, or Dedflix and Kill
It’s time for our fifth annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode, hosted by a not-so-spooky Erin and an actual vampire. This year we’re crossing over with our Netflix and Dil series to discuss Sujoy Ghosh’s supernatural ghost hunting series Typewriter.  Show Notes: Welcome home Matt! Our past Hindi Horror Halloween (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Faudioboom.com%2Fplaylists%2F4613426-hindi-horror-halloween&t=MTJjZjIyZmJiMTE5M2Q3NDRlNjkyZjU2Mjk0YmJkNjUyOWJlMTFmYixGdzVkazhEZA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6E...

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Supplemental Episode 7: All Aboard the Taj Express
We discuss the dance theatre production Taj Express, which kicked off the 53rd season of Alberta Ballet and is currently touring North America.  Show Notes: Thank you ronil_u (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fchartable.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fbollywood-is-for-lovers%2Freviews%2FWyTojWnV&t=NGNjY2RjYThjNTQ1NDRmOGQ2ZmMyYzFiM2E3YTJhZGQ0YjUwMGExOCxzcU9rcEpmWg%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F188247966076%2Fsupplemental-episode-7-taj-express&m=1) !...

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Supplemental Episode 6: The Stars of Taj Express
Taj Express has just kicked off their Canada and US tour in Calgary, ahead of their Edmonton dates Matt sat down with the stars to welcome them to Canada and discuss the exciting and unique Bollywood-inspired show.   Show Notes: Taj Express (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tajexpressthemusical.com%2Fbollywoodmusical%2Findex.html&t=Y2Y3MGVjZGUyZmFiMWU2MDEwZGNlODgyZmU0NjY4MGZlYjllNTc1Zix1OWZibFhnMg%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F1880...

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86: Double O Sexy: Bang Bang! and A Gentleman, brought to you by Pizza Hut
In honour of Siddharth Anand’s War coming out in a week, we thought we’d treat ourselves to a pair of sexy, globetrotting action movies. Show Notes: Are we even looking forward to War (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FWar_%282019_film%29&t=MDk1ODQ3NWM1YzIyYmIwOGZhZDMzZWYxNTU0NGQ3YTVmMTg3OGRkNSxkU1RKUlU0SA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F187914483811%2Fepisode-86-double-o-sexy-bang-bang-and&m=1) ? Knight and Day...

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Netflix and Dil: Sacred Games Season Two, or Game Over?
Our favourite streaming show, Sacred Games, is back for its second and potentially last season! We catch up with Gaitonde and Inspector Sartaj as they continue to try and stop the nuking of Mumbai.  Show Notes: Our Netflix and Dil playlist (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Faudioboom.com%2Fplaylists%2F4627010-netflix-and-dil&t=Yzg4YTE0MTRjNDQ1OWNhYzc3ZTBjMTNmZWM3Zjg3Y2JmMzQxZTI5ZCxJYmZVRHA3cw%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F187611748736%...

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Netflix and Dil: Sacred Games Season Two, or Game Over?
Our favourite streaming show, Sacred Games, is back for its second and potentially last season! We catch up with Gaitonde and Inspector Sartaj as they continue to try and stop the nuking of Mumbai.  Show Notes: Our Netflix and Dil playlist (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Faudioboom.com%2Fplaylists%2F4627010-netflix-and-dil&t=Yzg4YTE0MTRjNDQ1OWNhYzc3ZTBjMTNmZWM3Zjg3Y2JmMzQxZTI5ZCxJYmZVRHA3cw%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F187611748736%...

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85: Anil Kapoor’s 80s: Mashaal, Chameli Ki Shaadi, and Tezaab
We love our listeners, we love them so much that when they suggest great episode ideas we turn them into a series! Join us for our first episode covering the films of Anil Kapoor, starting off with three features from the 1980s.  Show Notes: Thank you Mandy K R (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fchartable.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fbollywood-is-for-lovers%2Freviews%2FroTEX7Wv&t=ODlkYmE3YWQ4YTAwOGI1NGJmMjk3YmRiMTg1MGI2YTg4YmIzMzU3Nixta1B5YkxCWQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisf...

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84: Ladies Be Angry: Gulaab Gang, Akira, & Mom
You’ve heard of the Angry Young Man, but what do men really have to be angry about anyways? In this episode we discuss three films where women get angry and then get even. Show Notes: Thank you lilianmeere (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fchartable.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fbollywood-is-for-lovers%2Freviews%2FYjTAOlmk&t=ZGM0M2I2NmFlY2Q2MTEwZTY3NTdiMDE2Njg5OTA4NzJiZTc4MDY1NixRWktPWE9vQQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F186824316361%2Fepisode-84-l...

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83: 2019 Midyear Review
We’re midway through 2019, so it’s time to look back at the first six months of Hindi film releases.  Show Notes: Uri: The Surgical Strike (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FUri%3A_The_Surgical_Strike&t=MTczN2M4NjVmMzY3YjFhYjE2ODMxNDljYWQ0YTRjZGExNjFlYjY1MyxnY0xoYlJ2cw%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F186450925941%2Fepisode-83-2019-midyear-review&m=1) , Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (https://t.umblr.com/redire...

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82: Shahid Kapoor, Is He Our Guy?: Ishq Vishk, Kaminey, and Mausam
With his latest film currently in theatres, we turn our attention to the career of the palpably handsome Shahid Kapoor.  Show Notes: Erin has OPINIONS about Kabir Singh (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FKabir_Singh&t=OTU2ZDI3ZWRlZDhiMmIyOTZkZDk1MWMyZWQ1ZTdkODI0NTc0ZjM5ZixJZnNVMk1teg%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F185831834696%2Fepisode-82-shahid-kapoor-is-he-our-guy-ishq&m=1) Is Shahid Kapoor (https://t.umblr....

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Netflix and Dil: Delhi Crime, or These Are Their Stories Dun Dun
To say that we weren’t looking forward to this show is putting it mildly, but after a couple of tubs of ice cream and a few glasses of bourbon we made it through and discovered that Richie Mehta’s Delhi Crime is an engaging and thoughtful procedural about one of India’s most notorious crimes.  Show Notes: 2012 Delhi gang rape (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2F2012_Delhi_gang_rape&t=YTY1OGQ3YzQ5ZWI5YzIzZTMxODJkZTU0MTQyMjkyNmI3NjU5NjkyZCxvaXZXM0xtUw%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K...

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81: Yaasssh Chopra: Lamhe & Veer-Zaara with Manish Mathur
We welcome back fellow podcaster Manish Mathur to discuss the king of romance.  Show Notes (for full show notes visit our Tumblr page (https://bollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com) ): Welcome back Manish (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FTheManish89&t=ZjMwMjI5NGJmMjQxYWFkMzVmZTkzMWQzNDdmZDljOTRhZDAwNmUxZCxmZ09SZjgwUA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F185054053631%2Fepisode-81-yaasssh-chopra-lamhe-veer-zaara&m=1) ! M. Night Fright...

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80: Adventures in the Public Domain: Aladin and Arjun: The Warrior Prince
Ahead of the release of Walt Disney’s new live-action Aladdin, we discuss the Bollywood version alongside Disney’s own animated Hindi-language fantasy, Arjun: The Warrior Prince. Show Notes: * Thank you Anshita Makwana! 10 BiFL points! * Guy Ritchie’s [Aladdin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_(2019_film)) * Disney loves [Alan Tudyk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Tudyk)  * [Comparisons to Bollywood](https://twitter.com/search?q=aladdin%20bollywood&src=typd) & [Naomi Sc...

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79: The People’s Champion: Akshay Kumar in Special 26, Holiday, and Baby
In a show of nationalistic pride, we turn our attention to the prolific and versatile Akshay Kumar in three contemporary action thrillers.  Show Notes: * [Akshay Kumar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akshay_Kumar) * Our early AK experiences and how we came around * [Episode 16 where we discuss Tees Maar Khan](https://audioboom.com/posts/4467736-danny-bowes-vocabulary-boy)  * [Episode 22 where we discuss Bollywood films shot in Alberta including 8x10 Tasveer](https://audioboom.com/posts...

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78: The Express Train Of Camp: Madam X and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi with Sal Salam
We’re thrilled to welcome Sal Salam to discuss the incomparable Rekha in two iconic crime boss performances.  Show Notes: * Welcome [Sal Salam](https://twitter.com/Salandthebadpun) * Sal on the [Split Screen Podcast](https://audioboom.com/posts/6992783-bollywood-news-round-up-trailers-for-sui-dhaaga-manmarziyaan-pataakha-and-more) * The importance of strong women in Bollywood * [Rekha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rekha) * [Sophia Loren loves spaghetti](https://morrighan...

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Netflix and Dil: Made in Heaven, or Take Me Down to Sarbh City
Zoya Akhtar has done it again! Hot off the heels of Gully Boy, she’s co-created a new Amazon Prime series with fellow director and screenwriter Reema Kagti about the lives of wedding planners in Delhi and the rich clients who hire them to bring a little bit of heaven to Earth, or so they think.  Show Notes: * [2019 Filmfare Awards](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64th_Filmfare_Awards) * [Malk](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfM7dvFto0&feature=youtu.be)  * [Made in Heaven](https://en.wikipe...

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77: How To Get Away With Murder: Drishyam, Ittefaq, & Badla
Have you ever wanted to get away with murder? How about catch someone in a web of lies? Well the films in this episode provide a litany of dos and don’ts for the budding career felon or detective, depending on where you fall on criminal spectrum.  Show Notes: * What’s an interrogation thriller? Erin made it up * [Chocolate](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_(2005_film))  * [Drishyam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drishyam_(2015_film)) (2015) * [Drishyam](https://en.wikipedia.org...

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Netflix and Dil: Forget it, BiFL. It’s Mirzapur
With so much new streaming content dropping all of the time, we’re dedicating a new sub-series to Indian shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Eros Now, and more. First, or more accurately, third up is the violent gangster drama Mirzapur.  Show Notes: [](https://audioboom.com/playlists/4627010-netflix-and-dil) * [Our Netflix and Dil playlist](https://audioboom.com/playlists/4627010-netflix-and-dil) * [Amazon Prime Video](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Video)’s other shows: [Breathe](https:...

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76: Started From the Bottom: Rockstar, Aashiqui 2, & Gully Boy
With Gully Boy finally landing in theatres, we discuss three films about tortured artists and the women who love them. Show Notes: * Thank you choclaholic67 for the review! * The [tortured artist](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortured_artist) * Why are these films always about men * [Rockstar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockstar_(2011_film)) * Similarities to other Imtiaz Ali joints * “[Sadda Haq](https://youtu.be/p9DQINKZxWE)” * Do we like this film any...

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75: 2018 Year End Review
We look back at the most notable Bollywood films of 2018! Show Notes: * We have new artwork design by [Becca Dalke](http://dalkedesigns.ca/)! * [Kaalakaandi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaalakaandi) ([our episode on Delhi Belly](https://audioboom.com/posts/6697239-pushing-the-envelope-being-cyrus-and-delhi-belly-with-suchin-mehrotra)) * [Mukkabaaz](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukkabaaz) * [Padmaavat](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmaavat) ([our episode on Padmaavat](https://audi...

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74: A Very BiFL Christmas: Anjaana Anjaani and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
To celebrate the holidays we discuss a pair of Christmas movies, or at least a pair of movies set at Christmas time. Show Notes: * We are drinking mulled apple cider * Matt hates Christmas * “[Fairytale of New York](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8&feature=youtu.be)” and “[All I Want For Christmas Is You](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY&feature=youtu.be)” * Thank you listenerinthecity! 10 BiFL points for you! * Christmas movies * [Las Vegas](https://en...

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73: Sriram Raghavan, Pulp Auteur: Johnny Gaddaar and Agent Vinod
With his latest movie, Andhadhun, in theatres, we discuss two films from critically acclaimed crime auteur Sriram Raghavan. Show Notes: * Matt invents BiFL Points * [Shaktiflow](https://www.shaktiflow.org/) and [Amarjeet Sohi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarjeet_Sohi) * [Canada Post strike](https://globalnews.ca/tag/canada-post-strike/) * [Sriram Raghavan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriram_Raghavan) * [Raman Raghav 2.0](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raman_Raghav_2.0...

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72: The Man of The Hour, Ayushmann Khurrana: Vicky Donor, Hawaizaada, and Dum Laga Ke Haisha
With his two latest films blowing up the box office, we discuss one of Bollywood’s freshest leading men, Ayushmann Khurrana. Show Notes: * We’ve changed up our recording schedule for the rest of the year, we only have three episodes left in 2018 * [Ayushmann Khurrana](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayushmann_Khurrana) * [MTV Roadies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Roadies) * [Meri Pyaari Bindu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meri_Pyaari_Bindu), [Bareilly Ki Barfi](https://en.wi...

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71: Halloween IV: Nine-Tenths of the Law
In our fourth annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode we discuss three films about women being possessed by malevolent forces.  Show Notes: Our previous Halloween episodes are here Thank you so much to Sruguru and Xenia / Cat Green Bike for the Apple Podcasts reviews! The Exorcist and William Friedkin (and The Devil and Father Amorth which we don’t recommend)  Sexism and the exorcism genre Naina The Eye and The Eye Ophthalmologist controversy  Hot doctor  Dark Messenger, the TV spinoff Lack of susp...

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70: Something Happened: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai at 20 with the Khabardaar Podcast
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai we welcome Aparita Bhandari and Baisakhi Roy of the Khabardaar Podcast to reminisce and evaluate how the film holds up to today’s standards. Show Notes: * Welcome to [Aparita](https://twitter.com/aparita) and [Baisakhi](https://twitter.com/baisakhi) of the [Khabardaar Podcast](https://khabardaarpodcast.com/)! * TIFF 2018 * [Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota or The Man Who Feels No Pain](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mard_Ko_Dard_Nahi_Hota), ...

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69: Play Nimmi For Me: Aag and Mera Naam Joker with Beth Loves Bollywood
We welcome Beth Watkins of Beth Loves Bollywood to discuss two films starring, directed, and produced by Raj Kapoor. Show Notes: * Welcome to [Beth Loves Bollywood](http://www.bethlovesbollywood.com/)! * [Mujhse Dostu Karoge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mujhse_Dosti_Karoge!)! * [Shree 420](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shree_420) * [Bengali cinema](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_West_Bengal) and [Satyajit Ray](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray) * [Raj Kapoor](http...

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68: Goin’ Down the Road: Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Piku
We bid adieu to the summer season with a trio of road films.    Show Notes: * We were out late partying at our friends’ wedding * Thanks vcx100 * [Karwaan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karwaan#Critical_reception) * [The road movie](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_movie) * Matt remembers a [robot museum in Wisconsin](https://www.tommybartlett.com/exploratory/) * Is the road movie a genre? How is it different from a chase movie? or a travelogue?  * [Honeymoon Travels Pvt....

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Netflix and Dil: Ghoul's On Film
Netflix has released their latest Hindi project, the three part horror series Ghoul, and we were so impressed we decided to record a quick supplemental episode. Show Notes: * [Split Screen Podcast: Bonus Episode 1 - The Future Of Streaming In Bollywood](https://audioboom.com/posts/6966947-bonus-episode-1-the-future-of-streaming-in-bollywood) * [Omnipresent](https://youtu.be/0LSgWzzaTD4)  * [Ghoul Review: The Demons Within by Rahul Desai](https://www.filmcompanion.in/ghoul-review-netfli...

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67: Young, Adult: Gippi and Secret Superstar with That's a Thing?!
We welcome Elizabeth Spencer and Karen Unland of That’s A Thing?! to discuss two films about teen girls, and their moms. Show Notes: * Thanks Sri Rao for the Nimbu Pani recipe, get his book [Bollywood Kitchen](http://www.newyorksri.com/books/) (sorry for all the noise our metal straws make) * [That’s A Thing?!](https://thatsathing.transistor.fm/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=That%26%2339%3Bs+a+Thing%3F%21&utm_campaign=Member+podcasts+-+NEW) * Erin knows nothing abou...

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66: Hugs Not Drugs: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Sanju
With his biopic in theatres, we’re discussing Bollywood bad boy Sanjay Dutt’s life and work. Show Notes: * Thank you Sidhu177! * South Indian cinema we watch * [Mahanati](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahanati) and [Aruvi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruvi), also [Arjun Reddy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjun_Reddy) * [Split Screen Podcast](https://audioboom.com/channel/splitscreenpodcast) * [Not Just Bollywood](https://homemcr.org/event/not-just-bollywood-hindies-the-indian...

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Netflix and Dil: The Sacred Games Are Afoot!
With Netflix’s first original Indian series, Sacred Games, we’ve snuck in a quick supplemental episode to discuss the first season of the highly anticipated adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel from Phantom Film maestros Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. Show Notes: * NYT: “[Review: The Criminal Life in Mumbai in ‘Sacred Games’](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/arts/television/sacred-games-netflix-review.html)” * [“Sacred Games on Netflix: Decoding the intricate title credits and logo ...

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65: Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate: NH10, Phillauri, and Pari
In this episode we discuss three films produced by and starring Anushka Sharma. Just a note, we discuss some mature subjects in this episode including sexual assault, honour killings, and infanticide. There’s also a fair amount of spoilers. Show Notes: * We hope all our fellow Canadians had a happy Canada Day * Thank you karenrayan and Airia101 * [Eros Now](https://erosnow.com/), [Hotstar](https://ca.hotstar.com/), and [Amazon Prime Video](https://www.amazon.ca/Amazon-com-Amazon-Prime-V...

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64: Ladies Be Watching: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Veere Di Wedding with Juliet Franklin
To celebrate the release of Veere Di Wedding, we welcome one of our closest gal pals on to the show to discuss the hit film along with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Show Notes: * We’re back from vacation, for good this time * Welcome back [Dr. Juliet Franklin](https://twitter.com/coconewt) * Margaritas in a can * Matt loves girls’ night * Thank you to Dteaj and Hey.Vero for your reviews! * We forgot to invite Juliet’s mom to VDW * [Ladies vs Ricky Bahl](https://en.w...

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63: Breaking Free: Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan, Lootera, and Trapped
Ahead of the release of his latest film, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, we discuss the work of Vikramaditya Motwane. Show Notes: * We were in Chicago, we’re back but we’re leaving again * Thank you narmeensaiyed and Kvoltage2017 for your reviews * [Vikramaditya Motwane](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikramaditya_Motwane) * [Paanch](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paanch), which it seems has never been released because of the producer * [Bhavesh Joshi Superhero](https://en.wikipedia.org/w...

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Supplemental Episode 5: Nisha Sharma's My So-Called Bollywood Life!
In our fifth supplemental episode we’re speaking to author Nisha Sharma about her upcoming young adult novel My So-Called Bollywood Life, available May 15th. Show notes: * Nisha Sharma’s [website](http://www.nisha-sharma.com/) and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/Nishawrites) * Check out Nisha’s [book tour](https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/258794/nisha-sharma#events) * Preorder MSCBL from [Penguin Random House](https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/248939/my-so-called-bollywo...

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62: Rhythm Nation: Dil To Pagal Hai and Taal with I Don't Get It
In this episode we’re joined by Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush of [I Don’t Get It](https://idontgetityeg.com/) to discuss two films about performers. Show Notes: * Welcome [Paul](https://twitter.com/PaulJBlin) & [Fawnda](https://twitter.com/Fawnda) * So many wind machines! * Erin is still mad that Oprah lied to her * The early Shah Rukh Khan film with the steamy love scene is [Maya Memsaab](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MayaMemsaab) with [Deepa Sahi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee...

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61: Bachchan '73 - '75
In this episode we discuss three mid-'70s films starring Amitabh the “Big B” Bachchan. Show Notes: * We did not come up with a series name * Our previous [AB episode](https://audioboom.com/posts/6295088-bachchan-76-78) * We still can’t find some of Bachchan’s big '70s hits * Thank you Edmonton Public Library * Bachchan: The Early Years * [Namak Haraam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namak_Haraam) * [Hrishikesh Mukherjee](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrishike...

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60: Cops vs. Thugs: Shootout at Lokhandwala and Shootout at Wadala
In this episode we discuss a pair of films that dramatize deadly dealings between the Bombay police force and the criminal underworld. Show Notes: * [Mayaanadhi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayaanadhi) * “[Tollywood goes to Texas](http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/tollywood-goes-to-texas/article23331486.ece))" by Suchin Mehrotra * [Encounter killings](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encounterkillingsby_police) * [Sicario](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicario(2015film...

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59: The Queen of Hearts: Rani Mukerji
In honour of her upcoming release Hichki, we look at three recent films starring leading lady Rani Mukerji. Show Notes: Hi Kimberly! We’re changing our release schedule Thank you PSC27 Matt’s looking for some feedback Rani Mukerji (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rani_Mukerji) Biyer Phool (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biyer_Phool) and Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Ki_Aayegi_Baraat)  Ghulam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghulam_(film)), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ...

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58: Pushing The Envelope: Being Cyrus and Delhi Belly, with Suchin Mehrotra
Writer and Magic of Bollywood (http://magicofbollywood.com/) founder Suchin Mehrotra (https://twitter.com/suchin545) joins us to discuss a pair of English-language black comedies. Show Notes: The desperate need to share your opinion with the world Anupama Chopra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anupama_Chopra) and Film Companion (http://www.filmcompanion.in/) The role of the film critic Badrinath Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badrinath_Ki_Dulhania) The difference between portray...

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57: We Don’t Bite, We Only Love: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
We ring in the year of the dog with a discussion of everyone’s favourite canine, Tuffy in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Show Notes: Sorry for the tardiness of this episode Happy Lunar New Year! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year) Our favourite movie dogs HAHK’s iconic status and our outside status The wedding film “Here’s An Accurate And Honest Summary Of ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ (https://www.buzzfeed.com/imaansheikh/their-blood-group-is-definitely-alcohol?utm_term=.ci1xp3EWj#.vvgZnD...

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Supplemental Episode 4: On My Way to Steal Your Girl, or Padmaavat, At Last!
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s long awaited epic Padmaavat is finally out, but is it any good? Show Notes: The Movie Wala Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-wala-podcast/id1335885547?mt=2) Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmavat) Swara Bhaskar’s open letter: At The End of Your Magnum Opus… I Felt Reduced to a Vagina - Only (https://thewire.in/218456/end-magnum-opus-i-felt-reduced-vagina/) Reviews to check out: · Sal Salam at The Daily Star (http:/...

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56: Age of Empires: Aśoka and Jodhaa Akbar
In honour of Padmaavat’s release, we discuss a pair of epic romances. Show Notes: We’re ranked number 3 on the Indian iTunes podcast chart (at the time of recording)! Thank you so much to all of our listeners! Erin invented a cocktail (https://www.instagram.com/p/BegwIBogvuY/?taken-by=erinefraser) 63rd Filmfare Awards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/63rd_Filmfare_Awards) Padmaavat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmaavat) The epic genre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_film) Our episo...

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55: 2017 Year End Review
We recap the most notable Bollywood films of the back half of 2017, from July to December. Show Notes: Erin is sick, as always Our episode on the first half of 2017 (https://audioboom.com/posts/6074501-2017-midyear-review) Padmavati is now called Padmaavat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmaavat) and it’s coming out on January 25, 2018 Mom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mom_(film)) The rape revenge genre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_and_revenge_film) Jagga Jasoos (https://en.wik...

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54: The Spy Who Loved Me: Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai
To finish off 2017, we discuss Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s explosive spy series, Ek Tha Tiger from 2012 and Tiger Zinda Hai, currently blowing up box offices around the world. Show Notes: Happy Holidays Thank you Deborah Kaplan Ek Tha Tiger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ek_Tha_Tiger) RAW (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_and_Analysis_Wing) What is Pinocchio’s Son? All things Irish in “Banjaara (https://youtu.be/7QF7z76ehyo)” ISI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-Services_In...

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53: Controversy Loves Bollywood: Aarakshan, Madras Cafe, & Udta Punjab
Since we can’t see Padmavati, we discuss three Bollywood films that have been mired in controversy. Show Notes: Padmavati (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmavati_(film)) ‘Padmavati’: Incidents that made headlines about the Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor film (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/padmavati-incidents-that-made-headlines-about-the-deepika-padukone-ranveer-singh-shahid-kapoor-film/Ranveer-Singh-reveals-why-he-cried-during-Padmavati-shoots/pho...

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52: Rats in a Maze: Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday and No Smoking
To cap off #Noirvember, we look at two Noir-inspired films from one of Hindi cinema’s most acclaimed and controversial directors, Anurag Kashyap. Show Notes: It’s still #Noirvember Our misadventures in film sourcing Ittefaq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittefaq_(1969_film)) never showed up Subtitle issues on Eros Now and iTunes The failure of Bigflix Scarecrow Video (http://blog.scarecrow.com/) Anurag Kashyap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anurag_Kashyap) Paanch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paan...

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51: Deadlier Than The Male: Filmi Femme Fatales in Ishqiya and 7 Khoon Maaf
To celebrate #Noirvember, we discuss two contemporary neo-noirs that focus on the femme fatale archetype. Show Notes: Will we or won't we do an episode on Ittefaq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittefaq_(1969_film)) Erin’s mother watched Dangal, and she loved it! We miss Neale (https://twitter.com/nealpolitan)! Listen to last year’s #Noirvember’s episode (https://audioboom.com/posts/5339719-dev-anand-s-bombay-noir-with-neale-barnholden) Film noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir) and N...

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Supplemental Episode 3: Sri Rao's Bollywood Kitchen!
In our third supplemental episode we’re speaking to producer and screenwriter Sri Rao about his upcoming book Bollywood Kitchen, available November 7th. Show notes: Sri Rao’s website (http://www.newyorksri.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/newyorksri), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkSri/) Check out Sri’s book tour (http://www.newyorksri.com/books/) Preorder Bollywood Kitchen at Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Bollywood-Kitchen-Home-Cooked-Indian-Unforgettable-ebook/dp/B073XBZ39L/r...

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50: Halloween III - Season of the Witch: Ramsay Brothers Horror
In our third annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode we discuss the films of B-cinema auteurs the Ramsay Brothers. Show Notes: Ghosts foiled our first recording attempt Phobia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobia_(2016_film)) and Trapped (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapped_(2017_Hindi_film)) 1920 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1920_(film_series)), probably the topic of next year’s episode Don’t Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers by Shamya Dasgupta (https://www.amazon.in/D...

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49: Seeing Double: Judwaa x2 with Asim Burney
We welcome Asim Burney of Upodcast (http://upodcasting.com/) to discuss David Dhawan’s hit 1997 comedy Judwaa and his recent remake Judwaa 2. Show Notes: Upodcast (http://upodcasting.com/) The London advantage Interviewing Bollywood celebrities A critic’s perspective versus a fan’s Anupama Chopra (http://www.filmcompanion.in/) and Baradwaj Rangan (https://twitter.com/baradwajrangan) Carving out a space on the Internet The difficulty in translating comedy Episode 25 – Varun Dhawan,...

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48: Katrina Kaif is Wonderful & We Will Fight You, with Manish Mathur
We welcome online film writer Manish Mathur (https://twitter.com/TheManish89) to discuss one of Bollywood’s most polarizing performers, Katrina Kaif. Show Notes: Newton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(film)) is India’s submission for the Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Academy Awards Our episode on the India Film Festival of Alberta (https://audioboom.com/posts/6120218-supplemental-episode-2-bifl-at-india-film-festival-of-alberta-2017?t=0), which includes our discussion of Newton India’...

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47: Bachchan '76 - '78
In this episode we look at three late 70s films from Bollywood’s most enduring star, Amitabh Bachchan. Show Notes: The Big B! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amitabh_Bachchan) The Great Gatsby (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gatsby) We couldn’t find Zanjeer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanjeer_(1973_film)) or Deewaar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deewaar) unfortunately Shemaroo on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ShemarooEnt Fashion TV (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion_...

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46: Lovers In A Dangerous Time: Dil Se.. & Raavan with Piyush Patel
We welcome Piyush Patel (https://www.facebook.com/FHWGS/) to discuss two films by acclaimed South Indian director Mani Ratnam. Show Notes: Erin’s mother liked Talvar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talvar_(film)) CJSR (http://www.cjsr.com/) 70th anniversary of India’s Independence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(India)) and Partition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India) Why doesn’t the Alberta Education curriculum teach anything about India? The Komagata Maru ...

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45: One Man Army Corps: Martial Arts Films with Kathy Gibson
We welcome Kathy Gibson (https://twitter.com/kathyfgibson) of Access Bollywood (https://accessbollywood.net/) to discuss two martial arts films as well as covering Hindi cinema with a Western lens. Show Notes: Listen to Kathy on the Split Screen Podcast with Shah Shahid! (http://blankpagebeatdown.com/category/split-screen/) Access Bollywood’s streaming lists: Netflix (https://accessbollywood.net/bollywood-movies-streaming-on-netflix/), Amazon (https://accessbollywood.net/bollywood-movies-streaming-on-amaz...

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44: Life in a ... Red Circle: The Films of Anurag Basu
In honour of his latest release, Jagga Jasoos, we look at three films from celebrated filmmaker Anurag Basu. Show Notes: Erin’s mother loved Dil Dhadakne Do (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil_Dhadakne_Do) Matt is protesting the CBFC’s crack down on alcohol in films by drinking two beers (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/cbfc-chief-pahlaj-nihalani-may-axe-liquor-consumption-display-of-alcohol-scenes/articleshow/59757490.cms) Anurag Basu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anurag_Basu) St...

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Supplemental Episode 2: BiFL at India Film Festival of Alberta 2017
In our second supplemental episode, we discuss the films we saw at the third annual India Film Festival of Alberta! Big thanks to Edmonton Movie Club for having us! Show Notes: India Film Festival of Alberta (http://www.indiafilmfestival.ca) and the Edmonton Movie Club (http://www.edmontonmovieclub.ca) Lipstick Under My Burkha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipstick_Under_My_Burkha) A Death In The Gunj (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Death_in_the_Gunj) Newton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt...

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43: 2017 Midyear Review
We summarize the big hits and many misses that have come out so far this year. Show Notes: Erin’s mom has been listening to the show and she’s going to watch Talvar Ok Jaanu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ok_Jaanu) Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor are inexplicably popular Kaabil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaabil) Matt pitches a Bollywood remake of Elle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elle_(film)) Dangal is still crushing it (https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2017/06/28/like-a-true-champ-...

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42: Murder, Hindi Style: Bollywood True Crime
We jump on the true crime bandwagon with two films about real life murders: No One Killed Jessica and Talvar. Show Notes: We went to Toronto Mira Nair (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mira_Nair) Podcasting and true crime (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_crime) Zodiac (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_(film)), Mesrine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesrine_(2008_film)), Carlos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_(miniseries)), O.J: Made In America (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.J.:_Made_in_A...

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41: On The Mom Squad: Kya Kehna! and English Vinglish with Lindsey Campbell
To celebrate Mother’s Day, we welcome film scholar, musician, and former podcaster Lindsey Campbell on to discuss two films about different portrayals of mothers and motherhood in Hindi cinema. Show Notes: The Krrish ride (https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/en/attractions/krrish-heros-flight) at Bollywood Parks Dubai (https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/) Our NorthWestFest (https://audioboom.com/posts/5906136-supplemental-episode-1-bifl-at-northwestfest-2017?t=0) Erin’s mom couldn’t get through...

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Supplemental Episode 1: BiFL at NorthWestFest 2017!
Hi everyone, here's a bonus episode for this week. We were invited to be on a panel talking about movie podcasting in our hometown of Edmonton! Show notes: Northwestfest (http://northwestfest.ca), the latest incarnation of the longest-running documentary film festival in Canada, invited us on to talk about the world of movie podcasts. Paul Matwychuk (@myelbow), Erin's co-host on Trash, Art and the Movies, who you'll remember from Episode 23 on DEVDAS and DEV.D (https://audioboom.com/posts/4821508-ep...

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40: A Little Bit of That Jadoo Magic: Krrish with Brandon Schatz
Free Comic Book Day (http://www.freecomicbookday.com/), May 6th, is around the corner so we invited Variant Edition (http://variantedmonton.com/) co-owner and podcast savant Brandon Schatz (https://twitter.com/soupytoasterson) on to discuss Bollywood’s leading superhero franchise, Krrish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krrish_(franchise)). Show notes: Why are we discussing these films? We couldn’t get A Flying Jatt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Flying_Jatt) We see you Huntington Bollywood fans We’v...

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39: The Great Epic: Mughal-e-Azam
We discuss the lavish 1960 epic Mughal-e-Azam Show notes: Mughal-e-Azam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal-e-Azam) Erin is nervous to discuss this film Comparisons to Gone With The Wind (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_(film)) and Cleopatra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_(1963_film)) K. Asif (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Asif) and production setbacks Every individual production element cost more than the entire budget of most other films Intolerance (ht...

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38: Feminist Bollywood: Queen & Pink with Shrina Patel
We are joined by Dance Choreographer and Creative Director of ShaktiFlow (http://www.shaktiflow.org/) Shrina Patel (https://www.instagram.com/shaktiflowyeg/) to discuss feminism and the portrayal of women’s issues in Bollywood Cinema. Show notes: Matt finally saw Mirzya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirzya_(film)) How to learn Hindi 90s Bollywood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bollywood_films_of_the_1990s) Western perspectives of India Feminist Hindi cinema Actors supporting wo...

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37: The Sarkar Series: Govinda Govinda, More Govinda
In advance of the third instalment, we discuss Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkar_(film_series)) series. There are spoilers for Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, and The Godfather series. Show Notes: Sequel naming conventions Money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_(1993_film)), Money Money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_Money_(1995_film)), and Money Money, More Money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_Money,_More_Money) This was supposed to be topical, but unfortunately Sar...

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36: So You Think You Can Bollywood, with Danica LeBlanc and Devin Bruce
In this episode we welcome Danica LeBlanc (https://twitter.com/DanicaHere), co-owner of Edmonton’s best comic book store Variant Edition (https://variantedmonton.com), and Devin Bruce (https://twitter.com/Doctor_Teeth), of the infrequently produced Scotch & Comics (https://scotchandcomics.wordpress.com) podcast, to discuss Bollywood on America’s So You Think You Can Dance and two films about international dance competitions. Show notes: Episode 11 – Two Tragedies by Vishal Bhardwaj, with Devin Bruce (http...

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35: Muslims in America
In this episode we discuss two films about the Indian Muslim experience in post 9/11 America. Show notes: Matt loves his neti pot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_irrigation) Racial discrimination in the Western world A lack of nuance Episode 15 – Kabir Khan, A Filmmaker Without Borders (https://audioboom.com/posts/4467731-episode-15-kabir-khan-a-filmmaker-without-borders?t=0) New York (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_(film)) Kurbaan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurbaan_(2009_film)) ...

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34: Bollywood's Fashion Plate, Sonam Kapoor
In this episode we discuss three films starring Bollywood leading lady and fashion icon Sonam Kapoor. Show notes: The death plague Sonam Kapoor as a brand The mannequin challenge (https://youtu.be/TFa6XI0CgPs) I Didn’t Wake Up Like This (https://www.buzzfeed.com/sonamkapoor/i-didnt-wake-up-like-this?utm_term=.ma7ooQon3Q#.yiBxxgxNYg) Erin gives Matt a compliment Sonam Kapoor Literally Never Allows Her Makeup Artists To Get Any Work Done (https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/these-snapchats-prove-sonam-kapoor...

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33: 2016 Year End Review
In this episode we recap the back end of 2016′s Bollywood releases. Show Notes: We’re back! Our episode on the first half of 2016 (https://audioboom.com/posts/4732056-episode-21-2016-mid-year-review?t=0) The master list on Lettrboxd (http://letterboxd.com/mattbowes/list/bollywood-is-for-lovers-master-list/) Bollywood (http://www.blue13dance.com/) at Disney’s California Adventure Festival of Holidays (https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disney-california-adventure/festival-of-holidays/) Sarb...

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32: Traveling in the Love Lane: The Films of Aditya Chopra
In honour of his latest release, Befikre, we discuss three films directed by Aditya Chopra. Show Notes: We’ve been very busy and very sick Aditya Chopra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aditya_Chopra) Our episode on DDLJ (https://audioboom.com/posts/4467726-episode-7-come-fall-in-love?t=0) Yash Raj Films (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yash_Raj_Films) Mohabbatein (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohabbatein) A huge cast of icons and newcomers So many leaves Everyone is fallin’ in love, even though it i...

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31: Dev Anand’s Bombay Noir with Neale Barnholden
To celebrate the end of #Noirvember, we welcome fellow Edmonton cinephile and podcaster Neale Barnholden to discuss two classic Bollywood films noir starring Dev Anand. Show Notes: Thank you Ryan Currie! Neale on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nealpolitan), Witch, Please (http://ohwitchplease.ca), and Plot Device (https://soundcloud.com/plotdevice) Matt and Erin want all films to feature singing and dancing dogs The Pacific Cinematheque (http://www.thecinematheque.ca) Film Noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/w...

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30: Rolling In The Randeep (Hooda), with Shah Shahid
We welcome Shah Shahid of Blank Page Beatdown (http://www.blankpagebeatdown.com/) and the Split Screen Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/split-screen-podcast/id1056295660?mt=2) to discuss one of our favourite underrated stars, Randeep Hooda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randeep_Hooda) Show Notes: Thank you filmilibrarian for the review! The influx of Bollywood podcasts The genesis of the Split Screen Podcast Insight into high school Matt and Erin (and Shah and his wife, awww) M...

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29: Halloween II: Bollywood’s Scream Queen, Bipasha Basu
To get us in the Halloween spirit, we look at two horror films starring Bollywood’s reigning scream queen Bipasha Basu. Show Notes: We are now available on Indian iTunes Thanks to Tilottama Biswas for the review Horror as a niche genre Planet Money Episode 650: The Scariest Thing in Hollywood Scream Queens Bipasha Basu Should we review Bollywood workout videos? Creature 3D Imran Abbas as a fake Booker Prize winning writer Don’t be the guy that brings the guitar to the party The creature i...

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28: The Race Is On! with Danny Bowes
We welcome back film critic Danny Bowes (http://www.bydannybowes.com/) to discuss Abbas-Mustan’s Race duology. Show Notes: We are not talking about the Jesse Owens film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(2016_film)) High-art versus high-entertainment Matt didn’t see the plot twists coming! Race (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(2008_film)) Ranvir Singh versus Ranveer Singh Akshaye Khanna steals Bipasha Basu from Saif Ali Khan at a party: “Dekho Hashe Mein (https://youtu.be/41wHHp1L1-4)” Hardboiled ...

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27: Lagaan: Ball So Hard the British Wanna Fine Me
To celebrate the podcast’s first anniversary we reflect on the past year before turning our focus to one of Hindi cinema’s most iconic and celebrated films, Lagaan. Show Notes: Happy anniversary to Bollywood is For Lovers and thank you to all of our guests and listeners! Understanding and appreciating popular cinema versus art house Western film criticism’s bias by omission towards Bollywood BBC’s The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films (http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centur...

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26: A Double Dose of Jism with The Movie Jerks
We welcome fellow Edmonton podcasters and funny people The Movie Jerks (http://www.themoviejerks.ca/) on to discuss Jism and Jism 2. Show Notes: Welcome to The Movie Jerks and our lost collaboration episode Aśoka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C5%9Boka_(film)) and Saawariya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saawariya) Liking movies that flop Shawn Gramiak’s desire to be beat up by Salman Khan How Bollywood challenges western perceptions of quality cinema Cinematography, colour, and trav...

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25: Varun Dhawan, Bollywood's Next Leading Man
We discuss Bollywood’s next leading man, heartthrob Varun Dhawan and three films that showcase his exceptional range. Show Notes: · Varun Dhawan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varun_Dhawan), is he a dreamboat or a heartthrob? · Is there Bollywood Dirty Dancing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Dancing)? (Apparently Pooja Bhatt’s Holiday (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_(2006_film)) is a remake of DD) · Nepotism in Bollywood Student of The Year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...

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24: Sports!
In honour of the Summer Olympics in Rio, we discuss three films featuring Olympics sports. Show Notes: We’re sorry this episode is late; a storm fried both our router and our computer The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics) We don’t like sports, but we like sports movies We’re not discussing Mary Kom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kom_(film)), because we already did (https://audioboom.com/boos/4467735-episode-6-who-s-the-hottest-girl-in-the-world?t=0) Chak...

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23: Devdas vs. Dev.D with Paul Matwychuk
We welcome Erin’s Trash, Art, and The Movies (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/trash-art-and-the-movies/id352420040?mt=2) co-host and our good friend Paul Matwychuk (https://twitter.com/Myelbow) on to breakdown two different adaptations of the classic Bengali novella Devdas. Show Notes: Listen to Erin’s other show, Trash, Art, and The Movies! We did an episode on Memento vs. Ghajini (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/taatm-105-memento-vs.-ghajini/id352420040?i=1000315013357&mt=2) Devdas (http...

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22: Dancing on Hoodoos: Bollywood in Alberta
To celebrate Canada Day we look at three films shot in our home province of Alberta Canada. Show Notes: Happy Canada Day! Erin is sick, also we picked the wrong setting on our mic. so she sounds very far away Alberta has more Oscar nominations than any other province in Canada Tum Bin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tum_Bin), songs: “Chhoti Chhoti Raatein (https://youtu.be/2S-1S9SPZ00 )”and “Pyar Humko Hone Laga (https://youtu.be/mJlDDZPCaAE0” Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

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21: 2016 Midyear Review
In this episode we summarize the highlights and lowlights of the year’s films so far and look ahead to the second half of 2016. Show Notes: · Matt on Letterboxd (https://letterboxd.com/mattbowes/) · Thank you for all of the kind words, we appreciate them so much · Erin was on the Split Screen podcast (http://www.blankpagebeatdown.com/split-screen-podcast-episode-13-bollywood-director-remakes-own-movie-in-hollywood/) · We’re sad to have lost Anton Yelchin (go see Green Room) · ...

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20: Filmi Pride
In this episode we celebrate Pride by discussing three recent Hindi films featuring LGBTQ characters and issues. Show Notes: It’s Edmonton Pride week (http://www.edmontonpride.ca/) Gay stereotypes and comedic relief Thank you Annarios for your review! Is Erin funny? Deep Mehta’s Fire(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_(1996_film)) and Bombay Talkies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Talkies_(film)) Margarita With A Straw (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarita_with_a_Straw) Disliking a fil...

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19: The Sunny (Leone) Side of Bollywood, with Allan Mott
In this episode we are joined by writer and film lover Allan Mott to discuss Canadian porn star turned Bollywood heroine Sunny Leone. Show Notes: Welcome Allan Mott (https://twitter.com/HouseofGlib)! Western pop culture isn’t universal Hrithik Roshan cats (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat) Our Krrish 3 review for The Pulp (http://thepulppress.com/boozy-bollywood-krrish-3-2013/) Allan’s Pecha Kucha presentation on The Apple: “Transcending Tacky” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7KrmX3hA...

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18: Bollywood at Cannes: Masaan, Titli and Miss Lovely
In this episode we discuss three films that played at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard program.  Show Notes: We’re on audioBoom and now reaching an audience in Pakistan and India Matt’s adventures in the Toronto airport The Cannes Film Festival Teaser for Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 Parallel Cinema is For Lovers! Cinéma vérité Miss Lovely Pornography in India Bollywood Bloodbath INTERVAL (“Mann Kasturi” from Masaan) Cannes films are depressing Titli Yash Raj produced Grace Of Monaco, ...

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17: Sholay, The Greatest Story Ever Told
In this episode we discuss the iconic 1975 blockbuster Sholay. Show Notes: Sholay’s poster (and Citizen Kane’s) We are now on audioBoom! The Story Of Film: An Odyssey (it’s 15 episodes not 12!) “Sholay BC and Sholay AD” Anupama Chopra, Sholay: The Making of A Classic Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh Source issues The Magnificent Two and the influence of Hollywood westerns Sholay as national allegory Film romance mirrors life INTERVAL (”Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge”...

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16: Danny Bowes, Vocabulary Boy
In this episode we welcome writer and film critic Danny Bowes to discuss reviewing Bollywood movies and the films that introduced him to South Asian cinema. Show Notes: Superstar Rajinikanth and Enthiran Star power and celebrity Matt’s wrong, Tees Maar Khan’s Rotten Tomatoes score is 18% Appreciating popular cinema Bollywood’s popularity in North America, but lack of exposure Writing for rogerebert.com Approaching every film on its own terms “Munni Badnaam Hui” from Dabangg  INTERVAL (”Sheila ...

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15: Kabir Khan, A Filmmaker Without Borders
In this episode we discuss three films by Kabir Khan that focus on global perspectives and reactions to terrorist attacks. Show Notes: Kabir Khan, from documentaries to mainstream commercial filmmaking Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan Human scale perspective of global politics  Kabul Express Loosely based on Khan’s own experiences in post-Taliban Afghanistan Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Afghan vs. Afghani  A very fancy donkey Location shooting and a different perspective on modern conflicts C...

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14: Bollywood’s Bro, Salman Khan
In this episode we discuss Salman Khan’s three most profitable films to date.  Show Notes: List of highest-grossing Indian films worldwide The popularity of the three Khans Baahubali: The Beginning (Which Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions released, but maybe didn’t have much to do with the production?) Franchise power versus star power Deepika Padukone, the secret weapon to box office success?  Genre diversity and social issues Kick  Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nargis Fakhri The 100 ...

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13: Love Nowadays: Three Romances by Imtiaz Ali
In this episode we discuss three romances from director Imtiaz Ali.  Show Notes: New review! Thank you Shah166! Big thanks to Manish Chandna for the episode suggestion.  Imtiaz Ali, Rockstar, and Highway Repression and the artistic temperament Manic Pixie Dream Girl We are not discussing Highway Jab We Met and the screwball comedy Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor Poo is the shit! Far-flung comparison to Cléo de 5 à 7 and Casa de Mi Padre “Yeh Ish Hai” shot in the Himalayas; Jab We Met song...

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12: Bollywood's Sweetheart, Alia Bhatt
In this episode we celebrate Valentine’s Day with Hindi cinema’s current reigning sweetheart, Alia Bhatt.  Show Notes: We celebrated Valentine’s Day early and went for a spa day Narayanni’s Restaurant Erin has been taking a Bollywood dance class at the University of Alberta At only 22 and with only five films, Alia Bhatt’s cinematic output is very strong  Student Of The Year and Highway 2 States: A Culture Clash Romance There are a lot of schools in Bollywood films, and they all look the same ...

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11: Two Tragedies by Vishal Bhardwaj, with Devin Bruce
In this episode we welcome Devin Bruce to discuss two adaptations of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Omkara and Haider, as well scotch and Bollywood’s profile, or lack there of, with western filmgoers.  Show Notes: The first half of this episode is long and free-wheeling, if you’d like to head straight to the reviews jump to 43:35 Devin Bruce of Scotch and Comics, The Listmakers Podcast, and Variant Edition’s Blog Amrut’s Single Malt Whisky Vikram Vij’s Bolly Water (Matt is right, Vij’s full name is Vik...


10: Bollywood's Enfant Terrible, Anurag Kashyap
In this episode we discuss the three most recent films from Bollywood auteur Anurag Kashyap. Show Notes: Check out our interviews with Metro Edmonton and CBC's Edmonton AM Big thanks to Vinay B for his review and insight The 61st Filmfare Awards Unfortunately Bajirao Mastani hasn't overtaken Dilwale, at least not at the international box office Take a drink every time Erin says "phenomenal" Split Screen's 2016 Bollywood preview Anurag Kashyap, Bollywood Auteur and real downer Filmography rund...

9: Dilwale & Bajirao Mastani with Juliet Franklin
In this episode we welcome our first friendly, Juliet Franklin, to discuss two recent releases, Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani, and to reflect on some of the highlights and lowlights of the past year of Hindi cinema.  Show Notes: Juliet knows more about Indian culture than us, by virtue of being South Indian Watching bootlegs and the rise of digital distribution  Matt forgot to plug in the mic, and broke his chair Netflix, please fix the subtitles on Chak De! India  Dilwale (Rohit Shetty, 2015) wit...

8: Straight From The Heart: Three Films by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
In this episode we discuss director Sanjay Leela Bhansali with an in-depth look at three of his films Show Notes: This episode is late, we’re sorry (but our next episode will be out soon) Matt and Boman Irani are becoming pretty close Shout out to Shah Shahid and the Split Screen Podcast Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Devdas and Ram-Leela Vidhu Vinod Chopra, director of Broken Horses Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Who can tell the difference between Italy and Hungary? Kissing will not get you pre...


7: Come ... Fall in Love: DDLJ at 20
This week we take an in depth look at Aditya Chopra’s landmark romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, or DDLJ Show Notes: Thanks to (the attractive) Allan Mott for reviewing the show Matt's podcast roundup on The Pulp Celebrating DDLJ's 20th Anniversary December 18th is stacked with movie releases Erin makes a Rocky reference We recognize Amrish Puri from his iconic role in Temple of Doom Kajol's unibrow So much Switzerland Shout out to Pretentious Movie Reviews Raj is an asshole, but char...

6: Priyanka Chopra: Who's the Hottest Girl in the World?
In this episode we discuss global Bollywood sensation Priyanka Chopra and take an in depth look at three of her iconic films. Show Notes: Thanks to LizC (@lizcook) who caught a mistake in the previous episode We went to TD Presents Diwali Bollywood Dance Night at Northlands Matt learns the difference between Diwali and Dilwale  Award-winning actress, model, and singer Priyanka Chopra Too many segues about Miami rapper Pitbull Dostana (2008, Tarun Mansukhani) “Shut Up & Bounce” and Will Smith’s...

5: Halloween: Ghosts, Witches, and Zombies, Oh My!
In this episode we discuss three Bollywood horror films featuring popular and familiar supernatural creatures. Show Notes: Happy Halloween! Matt plugs John Carpenter’s Halloween (not a Bollywood film) Shout out to Edmonton’s DEDfest Ranging MMS is the found footage horror film we mention Bipasha Basu, Bollywood’s scream queen Nagini, Indian snake women Pretentious Movie Reviews Bhoot (Ram Gopal Varma, 2003) Shout out to 90s Canadian classic Due South Film Studies Students Alert: we discuss shots Ajay Devg...


4: Bollywood: The Next Generation
In this episode we discuss some of the biggest rising stars in Bollywood by looking at four recent films. Show notes: Matt is getting old, and he would like Priyanka Chopra to attend his birthday Quantico is doing well, go Pranks! Band Baaja Baaraat (Maneesh Sharma, 2010) Ranveer Singh, party catalyst, fashionista, and major object of affection   Anushka Sharma  “Dum Dum” and “Ainvayi Ainvayi” Ranveer’s gym Uncle Student Of The Year (Karan Johar, 2012) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... came out in...

3: Bollywood on Bollywood
In this episode we discuss how Bollywood presents itself in cinema by looking at a few films that take use behind the scenes of the Hindi film industry. Show notes: Om Shanti Om (Farah Khan, 2007) Arjun Rampal makes a great villain New term: Junior Artist “Dard E Disco” a.k.a. “The Pain of Disco” So Many Good Dance Scenes Luck By Chance (Zoya Akhtar, 2011) Nepotism and gender imbalances Opening sequence showing the production process Representation of filmi gossip INTERVAL (”Love Mera ...

2: Our Major Players
In our second episode we discuss some of the biggest actors and actresses in Hindi cinema, as well as introduce a few common Bollywood terms and tropes. Show notes: We already have reviews! The dance scene for “Gallan Goodiyan” from Dil Dhadakne Do is here The Heroes Amitabh “The Big B” Bachchan Shah Rukh Khan, aka King Khan Aamir Khan (his show is Satyamev Jayate) Salman Khan Abhishek Bachchan Human special effect Hrithik Roshan Akshay Kumar Saif Ali Khan Ajay Devgan Ranbir Kapoor INTE...


1: Your First Bollywood Film
In our inaugural episode we discuss who we are and why we love Hindi cinema, aka. Bollywood. As well as dispelling some common misconceptions about Bollywood, we reveal some good picks for films to watch if you’re new to Bollywood and where to find them.  Show notes:  Erin lists her credentials  Matt failed to major in Bollywood in University  Shout out to The Pulp (where we first publicly exposed our respective interest in Bollywood)  First mention of Shah Rukh Khan  Mother India and Lootera B...