The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap

The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap Podcast

A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable entertainment curated, especially for the internet age. Hosted by Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Ep 181: Criminal UK, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, and more
Talking about the Bhojpuri Rap ‘Bambai Main Ka Ba’:Rohit: Abhinandan, I’m not being a linguist because Bhojpuri is not my first language but it’s not Bambai Main Kaaba, it is Bambai Main Ka Ba.Abhinandan: Oh, I thought Kaaba.Rajyasree: Kaaba, as in the Islamic structure?Abhinandan: As Jagjit Singh said, “Kaabe se parda mat uthao varna wa bhi vahi...”Rohit: No, no, no! “Khuda ke waaste parda na kaabe se uthaa zaalim.”Rajyasree: Even that’s incorrect! Very good! Rohit: Oh, my God! Brilliant! So, we are on top...

Ep 180: Cuties, Emmy Awards 2020, and more
While talking about Paytm’s First Games ad:Abhinandan: I don’t know how this world works, Rajyasree. I just don’t know it.Rajyasree:  Oh my god! You have to go and live on that cliff, na, which you’ll push me off. You’ll build a hut on that cliff and become a recluse there. When I come to meet you, then you push me.Abhinandan: I don’t have to live there, I can just push you off and come back and live my normal life.Rajyasree: Oh, then life would be so much better, na? You wish!Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst...

Ep 179: The Social Dilemma, Cargo, and more
While talking about Wakaalat From Home:Abhinandan: You are basically indulging in shameless nepotism that you’re plugging your friend’s show on this very credible pop culture podcast...So you are using it for nepotism. Kangana was right! I’m sure you’re also doing drugs in your spare time.Rajyasree: I’m doing drugs? Dedo na, drugs dedo. I’m telling everyone, no one’s giving only. Imagine me on drugs. God!Abhinandan: Can you imagine? Already you are so loopy, you shout, you don’t talk normally. We should do ...


Ep 178: Bandish Bandits, I May Destroy You, and more
While talking about Bandish Bandits:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, sing one line of any song you want, just one.Rajyasree: No, now I don’t want to sing like that because you’ll get it doctored from the backend and make me sound bad. So, why will I do that?Abhinandan: You’re the crappiest singer ever and I must say that much as I have problems with the place you come from, Bongs have music in their blood. It is very rarely that you’ll come across a Bengali who is either not vocally trained or [doesn’t] play an instr...

Ep 177: Masaba Masaba, Chadwick Boseman, and more
While talking about Sadak 2:Abhinandan: Suppose there was a tribe that caught us and they said, “We’ll kill you,” and we said, “No, please let us live.” They said, “Ok, you have to watch Sadak.” Even then I would think twice. You watched it when it was optional, no one was going to kill you.Rajyasree: If the tribe said this to me, I would say, “If I watch Sadak will you kill him [Abhinandan]?” Then I would watch Sadak. So, I would negotiate this way, do you understand?Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laug...

Ep 176: Class of '83, The Man from Earth, and more
Talking about The Man from Earth:Rajyasree: Because he doesn't age and after 10 years being in one place, he realises that people obviously know that he’s not aging. Then he keeps moving on. I know what Abhinandan says.Abhinandan: Why don’t you move then?Rajyasree: Why? You didn’t say, “Oh, then I should be moving.”Abhinandan: Why should I say that about myself? What do you think I am?Rajyasree: Everyone, Abhinandan thinks he looks 22 years old.Abhinandan: I don’t think I look 22. I’m just saying that when ...


Ep 175: Gunjan Saxena, Greyhound, and more
While talking about Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl:Rajyasree: Also the change in behaviour, that commanding officer who takes her under his wing. The change in behaviour can’t happen because of one instance like...Abhinandan: Not under the wing, under the rotor. If she was flying planes, it would be under the wing. But she’s flying helicopters which are under the rotor. Did you get it?Rajyasree: You’ll be under a truck wheel very soon if you carry on with your poor jokes.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out l...

Ep 174: Pareeksha, Richard Jewell, and more
While talking about Clint Eastwood’s movies:Abhinandan: Since I’m from the ‘70s generation, let me say a sexist line: “Humne bhi chudiyan nahi pehen rakhi hai.”Rajyasree: Now if no one writes mails on this, na? I’m going to be so disappointed.Abhinandan: That means people are unnecessarily attacking you and I get a free pass on all the shit that I say.Rajyasree: I crack a joke about something to do with my neighbouring state and everyone attacks me...Abhinandan: And I say offensive things and yet I don’t ge...

Ep 173: Raat Akeli Hai, Three Identical Strangers, and more
While talking about Raat Akeli Hai:Rajyasree: I would not recommend it but if you all have time, you all should watch. What else is everyone doing? You’re sitting at home. Watch it.Abhinandan: You know only you are! Everybody is working by the way.Rajyasree: I’m working. I do three things...Abhinandan: Then why do you assume...“Since all of you are sitting home doing nothing. Abhinandan, you don’t watch anything, you’re sitting and doing nothing.” Why do you assume everybody’s sitting and doing nothing?Rajy...


Ep 172: Dil Bechara, Olivia de Havilland, and more
While reading out a letter from a listener:Abhinandan: “As someone who is active in the field of theatre, Hamilton is sacred to me and I would've loved it had Abhinandan Sir, a former thespian himself, watched it.” So...Rajyasree: She’s very young.Abhinandan: Have you passed out? Are you choking?Rajyasree: No, I’m choking so they’ll get me my smelling salts, I’ll be fine. But you must not use these words loosely.Abhinandan: I will be honest with you. Had bad acting been a crime, I would’ve got capital punis...

Is Entertainment Journalism all about access?
How dependent are journalists and film critics on access to power for their stories? Has the entertainment beat always been close to power structures – or have things improved/worsened?In this session of #TheMediaRumble -Dispatches, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Anupama Chopra, Mayank Shekhar, Ravina Rawal and Sowmya Rajendran to discuss this, and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 171: Indian Matchmaking, The Arranged Gay Marriage Scam, and more
Abhinandan sharing his first acting experience in a play:Abhinandan: I didn't have dialogue, so I was just showing love with expressive eyes and my eloquent facial expressions. He [the director] said, “Okay, show love.” Then I was showing love and he said, “What are you doing?” I said, “I’m showing love!”Rajyasree: This explains why you’ve never gotten married because when you’re showing love, the person must be so confused, thinking, “Why is he so angry with me?”Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing....


Ep 170: Hamilton, Breathe, and more
Talking about The Old Guard:Abhinandan: If Charlize Theron did an Alibaba film with Jack Ma...Rajyasree: Hmm?Abhinandan: If she made an ad for Jack Ma and she played a thief in it, it would be called Alibaba and Charlize Chor.Rajyasree: Okay, we will get back to the film I was discussing so we cannot hear bad jokes.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the American musical drama Hamilton; Amazon Origin...

Ep 169: The Saroj Khan Story, Politician, and more
Abhinandan’s version of how he and Rajyasree met:Abhinandan: I was shooting a documentary in Bengal actually. I was in the Sundarbans and late at night, I was going with my crew.Rajyasree: And? Chudail came?Abhinandan: Suddenly there was this [malicious laugh] and the whole crew ran off. I was like, what is this? Then suddenly she emerged.Rajyasree: And then?Abhinandan: Then I said I’m not scared because I’m a brave Punjabi with Tamil blood also. So I said, “I’m not scared.” She was impressed and then she s...

Ep 168: Bulbbul, Disclosure, and more
Talking about the film Bulbbul:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, I must say this Anvita Dutta...Rajyasree: Ya?Abhinandan: Dutt, sorry. Dutta will be Punjabi!Rajyasree: No no, Dutta is Bengali also. I think the Punjabis have just stolen it from us because I know a Dutta who is Punjabi and his first name is Bengali. He said, “No, I’m Punjabi.” And I just felt that was strange.Abhinandan: He started saying, “No”? Like you start everything? You could have said, “He said, ‘I am Punjabi.’ Why is everything “no”?Rajyasree: B...


Ep 167: Kadakh, Gippy Grewal, and more
Talking about Gippy Grewal’s new song:Abhinandan: Anyway, that was my review. What do you think of the song, Rajyasree Sen?Rajyasree: I rather reserve comment because I heard one minute of it and I said nothing is worth this. That’s what I felt.Abhinandan: You call me lazy for not watching stuff. Have you no shame?Rajyasree: No, I’ve learned from you. I’m following in the footsteps of the master.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan S...

Ep 166: Gulabo Sitabo, Sushant Singh Rajput, and more
While talking about Gone with the Wind and Little Britain being removed from streaming services:Abhinandan: See, everything is in a spectrum. This equivalence of everything from Noddy being the same as Little Britain to be the same as this...each of these are different specifically.Rajyasree: I have one more thing which I think but I’ll wait till you say yours and then I’ll say.Abhinandan: No, first you have to ask me what I think.Rajyasree: What do you think, Abhinandan? I’m scared!Abhinandan: “Frankly, my...

Ep 165: Chintu Ka Birthday, Choked, and more
Talking about the mountaineers Edmund Hillary and George Mallory:Abhinandan: He’s the one who made that line famous, “Because it’s there.” Have you heard that line?Rajyasree: It is why I also went mountaineering because it was there.Abhinandan: This is Mallory’s line. I think it is the coolest line in history ever.Rajyasree: Ever!Abhinandan: I use it all the time. Why did you eat that ice cream? Because it’s there! Why did you eat that cake? Because it’s there!Rajyasree: That’s why you have diabetes.Abhinan...


Ep 164: Space Force, Listen to her, and more
Taking off from a discussion on Nandita Das’s short film Listen to Her and talking about poor parenting:Abhinandan: That was another episode of how to do parenting by two people who have no children.Rajyasree: I have to say something. When people say this to me, I was also a child and I turned out to be a pretty decent adult.Abhinandan: Stop, stop spreading rumors, this is a credible show, please!Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan ...

Ep 163: Untouchable, Betaal, and more
While talking about Betaal:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, you know you should not take this lightly. When your co-host is motivated after he has been ridiculed by his audience, who said I haven’t watched anything, the next week he goes back and watches a film, a series, two ads. He does his homework, he comes and does a great show.Rajyasree: I was very impressed!Abhinandan: And then his horrible co-host — who should just jump off a building and fall on concrete — tells him to watch such films. Do you know how demot...

Ep 162: Defending Jacob, Navratna Tel, and more
Wrapping up the show:Abhinandan: We shall watch a few more things. So...Rajyasree: Will you?Abhinandan: I will. I’ll be diligent!Rajyasree: Rubbish! This is one episode. Every 12 episodes you watch stuff. But it’s ok.Abhinandan: So, there was an article on the World Economic Forum page about how during the lockdown...Rajyasree: How Abhinandan is misunderstood.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the f...


Ep 161: Paatal Lok, Rocketman, and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Rocketman, Amazon Prime Original series Paatal Lok, the New Horlicks ad, and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome.PS: This episode was recorded live. So, watch and enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fySfxmJtMqM&t=58s See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 160: Irrfan Khan, Mrs Serial Killer, and more
Reading an email sent by Newslaundry subscriber Siddharth Wagh: Abhinandan: Siddharth writes. “I like the fact that you strive to learn from your diverse set of listeners which is essential to making this podcast as memorable 20-30 years hence.” Rajyasree Sen, 20-30 years hence, when people listen to this podcast, what do you think they will say? Rajyasree: What a well informed woman she was and this fool just kept interrupting her by saying, “Oh, you have watched that also?” Abhinandan: So, you think we’ll...

Ep 159: After Life, The Platform, and more
Talking about The Crooner Sessions:Rajyasree: Gary Barlow of Take That who I used to love absolutely...Abhinandan: Ooh, Take That was that band na, what was it, that song of theirs that was a big hit.Rajyasree: (Singing) Take me back for…I’m not singing it!Abhinandan: I haven’t heard that. At least what you just sang.Rajyasree: (Humming the song) Like you know what I mean.Abhinandan: Rajyasree, it’s not that you are a bad singer. You’re terrible!Rajyasree: No, no, I will sing that song. Come on...Abhinandan...


Ep 158: Hasmukh, Four More Shots Please, and more
Abhinandan: Rajyasree has finally watched Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Four weeks late as usual, unlike me, who watched it the first week. Rajyasree: I watched it four weeks late because you fought with me and then you went and saw many films without me. So I was left all alone, with no one to watch cinema with. Then I had to wait for Amazon to put it up, got a subscription, and then watched it. It’s very difficult.Abhinandan: (Unable to control his laughter) Unsurprisingly, I’m your only friend.Rajyasree:...

Ep 157: Angrezi Medium, Unorthodox, and more
Talking about Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Sunday performance.Abhinandan: There was this phenomenal performance by Balotelli. Rajyasree: I’m sorry, what’s his name Abhinandan?Abhinandan: Andrio Balotelli.Rajyasree: (Unable to control her laughter) No, Andrea Bocelli! Abhinandan: The Balotellis are football players, you fool. You don’t even know that. Anyway, he gave a free concert. He apparently is a world renowned…umm…singer of…ok now Rajyasree, you never stop talking and now you’ve gone all quiet.Rajyasree: Be...

Ep 157: Angrezi Medium, Unorthodox, and more
Talking about Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Sunday performance. Abhinandan: There was this phenomenal performance by Balotelli. Rajyasree: I’m sorry, what’s his name Abhinandan? Abhinandan: Andrio Balotelli. Rajyasree: (Unable to control her laughter) No, Andrea Bocelli! Abhinandan: The Balotellis are football players, you fool. You don’t even know that. Anyway, he gave a free concert. He apparently is a world renowned…umm…singer of…ok now Rajyasree, you never stop talking and now you’ve gone all quiet. R...


Ep 156: Money Heist, Maska, and more
Talking about Netflix’s Money Heist.Goonj: It is a very entertaining show, theek hai. Bas baat yeh hai ki it’s not tight. So, thodi patience rakhni padti hai. Abhinandan: (Attempting 80s Bollywood drunk man impersonation): Toh beta, thoda tight ho kar ye show dekho. Ek large lagakar tight ho jao, fir yeh show bhi tight lagne lagega.Abhinandan, Goonj, and Rajyasree burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri, Rajyasree Sen, and Newslaundry subscriber Goonj Mohan discuss films Maska and Tranc...

Ep 155: Genda Phool, Tiger King, and more
Talking about Tiger King and Joe Exotic’s conviction.Rajyasree: So, I read about Joe Exotic in January, when he was convicted for 22 years.Abhinandan: Couple of things, Rajyasree Sen. He has not been convicted for 22 years. He has been convicted of attempted murder, or whatever. He has been sentenced to 22 years. You are not convicted in the duration of years or months, you are convicted for a crime, and the sentencing is in the unit of time measurement.Rajyasree: What would I do without you, Abhinandan.Abh...

Ep 154: She, Bloodride, and more
Talking about how it is recording The Awful and Awesome from home.Rajyasree: So, we have taken this social distancing thing very seriously and we have put like seven miles between us, instead of six feet. What is it supposed to be?Abhinandan: It depends.Rajyasree: What did Modi ji want us to do?Abhinandan: In your case, it will be two feet. It has to do with how tall you are. It is directly proportional to your height.Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri and ...


Ep 153: Pushpavalli, Guilty, and more
While discussing Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye, Rajyasree recounts her experience at a vet’s where a man had come carrying a gun.Rajyasree: He had a holster. With a gun in it….Abhinandan: (Laughing) In case they have to shoot the dog?Rajyasree: No! So, I just turned and told the dog’s owner why he had brought a gun there? “Who are you going to shoot?” Then I thought in Gurgaon you shouldn’t. He will just shoot you and say, “Ha Ha Ha…”Abhinandan: Happy spring. Holi Hai!Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laugh...

Ep 152: Jojo Rabbit, Yaad Piya ki Aane Lagi, and more
Talking about XXX: Return of Xander Cage.Abhinandan: I remembered Deepika Padukone had done that, so I knew she would come in at some point.Rajyasree: For 10 seconds.Abhinandan: Dude, no! She has a very major role after that bald guy, what’s his name?Rajyasree: She’s cleaning his house.Abhinandan: Matlab, Asian can only be maids. You know you’re so racist. You’re a misogynist. A racist. You’re like antifeminist. You’re like a bad person. Rajyasree: Unlike other racists who are good people?Abhinandan and Raj...

Ep 151: Thappad, Taj Mahal 1989, and more
Describing Brooke Bond Red Label’s new TV commercial.Rajyasree: It’s raining and they are stuck in traffic, and then...Abhinandan: Suddenly Anu Malik enters and starts singing, Dekho barish ho rahi hai. It’s raining. It’s raining. Mera dil ro raha hai.Rajyasree: And then Alisha Chinai runs by…Abhinandan and Rajyasree: And fir happy Women’s Day.Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the movies Thappad and Devi; Netflix series Taj Mahal...


Ep 150: Tata Trusts' Two Bins Life Wins, 1917, and more
Talking about Flipkart Original, Zindagi inShort.Abhinandan: So they are all women-centric basically...Rajyasree: Yeah!Abhinandan: So, Rajyasree Sen, films made on women are women-centric. So, if you made a film on former lovers, would they be called ex-centric (pun intended).Rajyasree: No, but this is why you have so many former lovers. You crack these shitty jokes and they leave you. Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films 1...

Ep 149: Shikara, The French Dispatch, and more
Abhinandan: This pursuit of fame. The not being able to deal with not having it anymore. The feeling of inadequacy if you are leading a regular life. You know, where you get home and go to sleep, watch TV and play carrom with your child, do something. People I don’t think value that. Rajyasree Sen, zindagi isi ka naam hai. Ye shor sharaba, tamasha, ye sab, it’s fleeting. It’s like sand in the palm.Rajyasree: But what if my palm is a big palm and I can hold the sand.Abhinandan: Bhai, tum toh itni lalchi ho, ...

Ep 148: Parasite, Oscars, Super Bowl and more
Talking about the movie Judy.Abhinandan: I don’t think you should be so judgemental, Rajyasree Sen. I’ve seen you’re very harsh on people when you are judging them...Rajyasree: Unlike you?Abhinandan: No, dude I don’t do this. Kya pata kiske kya circumstances hai. Never something something unless you have walked a mile in someone's shoes. Aisa kuch muhavara hai...Rajyasree: But some shoes I don’t want to walk in!Abhinandan: Just as well. Maybe, people don’t want to give you their shoes, they just want to giv...


Ep 147: Parasite, The Gentlemen, and more
Talking about Gwyneth Paltrow’s product line.Tanvi: It ranges from ashwagandha to vibrator necklaces. So it’s a...Abhinandan: Sorry, what necklaces?Tanvi: Vibrator necklaces.Abhinandan: So, it keeps your throat in shape like cough syrup or what?Tanvi: No, no, no. It’s like a necklace with a vibrator as a pendant. So, you know, just in case you need a vibrator.Abhinandan: Oh, like that!Abhinandan and Tanvi burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri and Newslaundry subscriber Tanvi Shetty di...

The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap Ep 146: Jamtara, Kobe Bryant, Kangana Ranaut, and more
Replying to Newslaundry subscriber Tariqur’s question about Abhinandan “failing to lambast Deepika Padukone for one of the worst movie promotions”.Rajyasree: Yes, Abhinandan, why?Abhinandan: Because I’d rather die. I’d rather burn in hell than say one nasty word to Deepika. I’d rather cross a bridge on blades and get a wedgie with a razor than say anything nasty to Deepika. Yes, Tariq!Rajyasree: But you are so fair and unbiased, no?Abhinandan: I never said I am unbiased.Rajyasree: Now, we have seen that you...

Ep 145: Wake N’ Bake, Love Aaj Kal 2, and more
Talking about Olivia Newton-John of Grease fame:Rajyasree: Like all singers, because they strain their voices so much, she got cancer of the vocal chord.Abhinandan: One second, hang on.Rajyasree: What?Abhinandan: If you’re listening to this podcast, any medical insights you get from this show, or tech insights, or even pop culture insights – please ignore them. They are just bullshit!Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss Paris Hilton’...


Ep 144: Golden Globes, Inside Edge, citizenship law ad campaigns, and more
Talking about the popularity of Punjabi songs:Abhinandan: My Tamil niece and nephew got married. I went there and I was aghast that they were dancing to Punjabi songs. I said, “If these guys can dance to punjabi music, we are fucked.” There is no one that can withstand that onslaught…Rajyasree: (Interrupting) But no Bengali will dance to Punjabi music. They are too classy and cultured.Abhinandan: Because your steps would be just…Abhinandan starts singing in Bengali (read gibberish). Abhinandan and Rajyasree...

Ep 143: Chhapaak, Star Wars, The Witcher, and more
Talking about The Mandalorian: Jefferson: They’re going way back to when Yoda was a little baby.Abhinandan: Oh my god! Are you serious, they have gone back then?Jefferson: Yeah.Abhinandan: Ok, good! I’m done. I don’t even want to go there. I’d rather die meeting Deepika Padukone and remembering Yoda the way he was. A wise old man. I don’t want to see a baby Yoda or an Old Deepika. I’m just done. I can die now. Ae rabb chakh le!Abhinandan and Jefferson burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Se...

Ep 142: Best and Worst of 2019
Abhinandan: Before we tell you about the top ten, fifteen or whatever of 2019...Rajyasree: I have eleven!Abhinandan: You have eleven? I have many things. I also have a special surprise list! Don’t cheat. Don’t look at my notes.Rajyasree: How come you have four sheets of paper? You asked me to prepare one...Abhinandan: No, no…Rajyasree: Such a sidie you are!Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing. Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss their best and worst picks from what they watched in the year go...


Ep 141: The Two Popes, citizenship law, Knives Out, and more
Talking about how pop culture is a part of political discourse, Rajyasree explains what propaganda is:Abhinandan: Oh, that is what propaganda is. I thought it was...Rajyasree: It’s propping up people?Abhinandan: ...a rhinoceros that went to finishing school!Rajyasree: Oh, like that! Ganda, you’re saying.Abhinandan: Well, the audience got the joke about five minutes ago, and the penny is still dropping.Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen dis...

Ep 140: Pose, The Report, My favourite Murder, and more
Talking about the new Nike ad:Abhinandan: Those of you who follow football like I do would know Mbappé is the superstar, superfast striker for PSG. He also plays for the French national team...Anjlin: (Interjects) Also super cute!Abhinandan: Super cute, is he?Anjlin: Yeah, yep!Abhinandan: Okaay. And he did a phenomenal job at last year’s World Cup and Nike has come out with an ad, which is the Mbappé ad. So, what did you think of it, Anjlin? Do you think it did justice to his cuteness, haaan?Abhinandan and ...

Ep 139: The Irishman, No Time To Die, and more
While talking about the DC Extended Universe:Abhinandan: Underwater Man bhi inka hi hai na? Prakash: Aquaman.Abhinandan: Aquaman. Sorry. Wo bhi inka hi hai, na? Usne to bhadd hi peet di! Usne to duba diya. Aquaman ne duba diya. See the layers of the joke? It has got depth also. Like water...there’s meta depth. It’s a water joke, for those of you who are not getting it.Prakash: (Reluctantly) I think they got it.Abhinandan and Prakash burst out laughing. This and a lot more as Abhinandan Sekhri and Newslaundr...


Ep 138: I Lost My Body, AMA, Servant, and more
Talking about the kids featured in one of the videos sent by Ananya:Abhinandan: The kids are such brilliant performers. I find it amazing that a child that young can dance so well.Rajyasree: Abhinandan used to be a dancer.Abhinandan: But I can’t do the kind of moves they did.Rajyasree: Okay. Because when we do our live recording...Abhinandan: I’ll show my moves...Rajyasree: So, we will have a segment where I will sing because we will have a captive audience and we’ll lock the door…Abhinandan: There will be ...

Ep 137: One Mic Stand, Utsav Chakraborty, and more
After reading Jay’s letter correcting Rajyasree’s pronunciation of ‘Le Mans’:Abhinandan: So Rajyasree Sen, he has corrected your pronunciation. So obviously you hate Jay. Jay, you are now on the…Rajyasree: Hitlist!Abhinandan: Rajyasree’s ‘I hate’ list. You are there because you corrected her pronunciation. Because no one dare correct her pronunciation. So just telling you, in case you’re ever alone, wandering the streets where you live, and suddenly someone arrives from the sky sitting on a broom…Rajyasree:...

Ep 136: The Morning Show, Ajnabee, Drive and more
Rajyasree: I actually told you all that I’ll record the second week, and you said I’d rather record by myself with the subscribers. But even the subscribers complained and said please come back, because Abhinandan is saying any shit on the podcast. And I actually listened to the podcast and you trashed me in the first five minutes. And then I stopped!Abhinandan: So welcome back and all of you who were saying where’s Rajyasree, lo, she’s back, ab khao kadhi!Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing. This a...


Ep 135: Under Armour, Living With Yourself, John Oliver, and more
Inderpreet: So the award you got, it was based on votes?Abhinandan: I don’t think it’ll be based on anything else.Abhinandan, Tanya and Inderpreet burst out laughing.Inderpreet: So we should tell Modi ji, Jan sankhya vispot ka hume to faida ho gaya!Abhinandan: Beshak!This and a lot more happens as Abhinandan Sekhri and Newslaundry subscribers Inderpreet Singh and Tanya Bahuguna talk about the new Under Armour ad, Korean TV shows, Netflix shows Living With Yourself and Trump: An American Dream, the latest ep...

Ep 134: Atypical, Kaithi, Citibank ad row, Khulle Naagde, and more
This week on The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Amrita Roy and Aditya Relangi to discuss Season 3 of the series Atypical, Tamil movies Asuran and Kaithi, the album Khulle Naagde by the Bandish Projekt, and three advertisements which have become the talk of the town. Referring to Atypical, Amrita says the sitcom series is “more representative of the world we live in”. “It’s brave to pick up a subject like this because it’s very easy to get it wrong,” she adds. Aditya app...

Ep 133: Saand Ki Aankh, Puma ad, Dabbang 3, and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen review the film Saand Ki Aankh, which hit theatres last Friday. “Tushar Hiranandani, whose directorial debut this is, demonstrated that it is clearly his directorial debut because I think this material under a more adept director would have made a fantastic film,” Abhinandan says. They also discuss interesting advertisements they watched recently. One is an ad by an Australian insurance company featuring Domuts,...


Ep 132: The Sky is Pink, Project Streedhan and more
This episode of Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap features Rajyashree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri.The podcast kicks off with the duo discussing The Sky is Pink. Shonali Bose, the director also directed the movie Amu which Rajyashree quite liked. Rajyashree says that the movie will appeal to people who have lost somebody close. However, both humorously also add, “You don’t have to be a lion to appreciate Lion King,” or “You don’t have to be a zebra to appreciate Madagascar”.Safi’s recent advertisement has A...

Ep 131: #MerePyarePrimeMinister, #ElCamino and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, host Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by two of our subscribers, Ekta Gulyani and Abinash Chakraborty. The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap has been nominated for the Best Podcast award at the Asia Podcast Awards. Please click on the link (https://asiapodcastawards.com/) to ensure the podcast that YOU have helped us create wins.They begin with a discussion on Mere Pyare Prime Minister, which is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Ekta says, “There...

Ep 130: #Joker, Cadbury ad, #TheFamilyMan, and more
This episode brings you not only the usual dose of entertainment but some exciting news as well. The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap has been nominated for the Best Podcast award at the Asia Podcast Awards. Please click on this link(https://asiapodcastawards.com/) to ensure the podcast that YOU have helped us create wins. Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen, as usual, talk about ads, series, and movies. Discussing the new Cadbury Dark Milk ad starring Aishwarya Rai, Rajyasree says, “I can’t see whether t...


Ep 129: #Unbelievable, #BackToSchoolEssentials and more
Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen come together after two weeks for yet another episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. They begin with talking about ‘Back to School Essentials’, a Public Service Announcement inspired by the Sandy Hook School Shooting. They discuss the recent Gillette advertisement starring Kanan Gill, Kenneth Sebastian and Sumeet Vyas. Talking about advertisements Abhinandan says, “If you’re making a jingle, it has to be memorable”. However referring to these ads particularl...

Ep 128: #TheSpy, #TheSkyisPink, PalPalDilKePaas and more
In this episode of Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekri and Rajyasree Sen talk about the Netflix miniseries, The Spy, trailer for the upcoming movie The Sky is Pink, Bollywood newbie Karan Deol and his movie Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas.They begin the podcast with Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Spy. Rajyasree notes, “It's not particularly gripping,” however, she also adds, “Watch it to see Sacha.” Abhinandan also talks about another series ‘Fauda’ which he doesn't like much as he says, “It’s not tha...

Ep 127: Fevicol, Kumbalangi Nights, Dave Chappelle and more
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree and Abhinandan engage in a conversation about advertisements, beginning with the Fevicol and Fevikwik ad. Rajyasree talks about the Malayalam movie Kumbalangi Nights, the Mumbai Metro ad and the controversy surrounding the Brooke Bond Red Label Ad. They also review an award-winning short-film Banoffee Pie, the new Star Wars trailer, David Chappelle’s stand-up Sticks and Stones, Season 2 of Succession followed by more ads.The podcast starts with the two talking...


Ep 126: Sacred Games, Mindhunter and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about the second season of Sacred Games, the trailer of Laal Kaptaan, season two of Mindhunter, OkCupid's new ad campaign, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and Euphoria's new song.The podcast kicks off with the latest season of Sacred Games, featuring a stellar star cast. According to Abhinandan, the directors left the end hanging. He says the first episode was the weakest but adds: "I didn’t think it wa...

Ep 125: Man vs Wild, Priyanka Chopra and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about an episode of Man vs Wild featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Netflix series The Family, a controversy which involves Priyanka Chopra, Due Date, and an interview Abhinandan conducts with Vanita Kohli-Khandekar, author of The Making of Star India.The podcast kicks off with the Man vs Wild episode featuring Narendra Modi. Rajyasree thinks it's the tamest episode of Man vs Wild ever. She says, ...

Ep 124: Ek Haseena Thi, Kia and Cosmos, The Great Hack & more
In this episode of the Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree and Abhinandan delve into the depths of non-Hindi and non-English movies. They review Ek Haseena Thi, Kia and Cosmos, The Great Hack, Chhichhore, and Man Vs Wild’s special episode with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They also talk about the demise of Toni Morrison, who received the Noble Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction writing. Abhinandan initiates the discussion by dismantling Ek Haseena Thi, starring Saif Ali Khan and Urmila Matond...


Ep 123: Spider-Man: Far From Home, Letter Wars and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover, among other things, the letter and counter-letter written by celebrities.The duo kicks off the podcast by talking about the open letter to the prime minister signed by a host of celebrities, and the subsequent counter-letter. They discuss the members of both camps and the heavy presence of "Bongs" in both. Rajyasree says, “You shouldn’t just focus on your art, celebrities can influence political opi...

Ep 122: The Lion King, Top Gun: Maverick and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Netflix series Typewriter, the new Lion King movie, Top Gun: Maverick, a controversy involving Priyanka Chopra, and more.Kicking off with Typewriter, Rajyasree says she's especially impressed with Kanwaljit Singh’s performance in the show. However, she adds: “There was nothing scary in it.” Abhinandan comments, “This is no Stranger Things.”Rajyasree and Abhinandan discuss their love for the original ...

Ep 121: Stranger Things 3, Rubaru Roshni & more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Stranger Things season 3, the Ambani family’s birthday video for Shloka Ambani, Danny Boyle’s Yesterday and more.Since Abhinandan finally watched Stranger Things, the duo discusses the latest season. Abhinandan shares his admiration for Winona Ryder, saying, “When I was a young boy, she was the love of my life." They talk about the casting and the acting, calling it “brilliant across the board”. When...


Ep 120: Kangana Ranaut, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Sacred Games 2 & more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Kangana Ranaut’s controversial statements, Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s interview with Anupama Chopra, Punjabi pop music, Sacred Games 2's trailer and more.The duo kicks off with a discussion on Kangana Ranaut’s ugly spat with a journalist. Rajyasree says, “It was quite ridiculous the way she carried on and on." They also talk about Kangana’s sister's involvement and the online hungama that followed.Moving ...

Ep 119: #Article15, The Office India, Mad magazine & more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, host Rajyasree Sen speaks to guest Meghnad S. They speak about Article 15, The Office’s Indian remake, Fleabag, an advertisement from Subway, Meghnad’s new book Parliamental and much more.The discussion kicks off with a weird Subway advertisement—that made no sense to Meghnad. The duo also talks about Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag, the Indian remake of The Office and more. Meghnad, who loves the US version, talks about the differences and similari...

Ep 118: When They See Us, Kabir Singh and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about online series When They See Us, Charité at War and Season 5 of Black Mirror, Telugu movie Arjun Reddy and its Hindi remake Kabir Singh, a Vice movie on musicians from marginalised communities, and much more. The duo starts off by talking about the latest Pond’s commercial. Rajyasree says, “Nowadays commercials aren’t just ads, you have to have a hashtag”. Abhinandan says he found the campaign to...


Ep 117: World Cup Ads, Chernobyl, Free Solo, Leila & more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Durex India’s orgasm inequality campaign with Pooja Bedi, HBO’s Chernobyl, Free Solo, Leila, Creed II, the ICC World Cup advertisements and much more.The duo kicks off with a discussion on Star Sports' ads on the India-Pakistan World Cup match. In the ad, the Mauka Mauka theme returns to slam Pakistan, glorify India and implies that India is Pakistan's father. They talk about the criticism and backla...

Ep 116: Aziz Ansari, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Aziz Ansari’s set (part of the Road to Nowhere show), Mard ko Dard Nahi Hota, the trailer of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lisa Ray’s book Close to the Bone, and much more.Kicking off with Aziz Ansari’s stand up show, Rajyasree explains that this is Ansari’s comeback tour since claims of sexual harassment popped up against him. She remarks that the show is “not haha-laugh-out-loud, which would be od...

Ep 115: Cake, Sniper 3D Assassin and more
In the latest episode of The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about a Pakistani movie, Cake, as well as a show based on Vampire housemates, What We Do in the Shadows. They also discuss The Times of India's new classified ad. The podcast kicks off with a discussion about a video game, Sniper 3D Assassin, where journalists get killed. They also talk about some of the shows that came to an end, namely the Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory.While talking ab...


Ep 114: Wine Country, The Kings, Kanhaiya Kumar's campaign song & more
In the latest episode of The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about car advertisements, new trailers, Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign song, Amy Poehler-directed Wine Country and more.Reviewing Poehler’s directorial debut, Wine Country, Rajyasree says the film doesn’t work despite the fantastic cast. She says, “They keep trying to put in funny lines, sometimes you should just let it (be). But it’s really impressive to see this line-up of really funny women come tog...

A&A: Game Of Thrones Special
Winter has come and gone, the Night King's had shatteringly bad luck, Arya's become kickass, and the Mountain stands like a hunk of flesh behind Cersei. But listeners of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap have been asking: "Why aren't you talking about all this?!" So in this very special episode, Abhinandan says "hold my beer" and ropes in some in-house Game of Thrones nerds to talk about the greatest pop culture phenomenon of modern times. He is joined by Meghnad S, Gaurav Sarkar and Anish Daolagupu...

Ep 113: #MetGala2019, Sacred Games 2, Street Food & more
In this new episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about the 2019 Met Gala, the trailer of Sacred Games 2, two election music videos, and more.From tracking the history of the Met Gala to deciding whether or not Abhinandan’s taste in sneakers is "Camp" or not, the duo discussed the “the party of the year” in details. This time, the theme was—Camp: Notes on Fashion. In Rajyasree’s opinion, “the frizzy hair” look of Priyanka Chopra made her look lik...


Ep 112: Taylor Swift, Aisi Taisi Democracy, Veep and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, television show Veep, political satire stand-up comedy show Aisi Taisi Democracy: The Aazaadi Tour, and music videos by Taylor Swift and Madonna. They also break down the new Pepsi commercial-cum-music video Har Ghoont Me Swag and critique the Election Commission’s new radio commercial.The podcast kicks off with Rajyasree talking about the film that she cou...

Ep 111: The Music Teacher, Akshay Kumar-Modi interview & more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the 64th Filmfare Awards, The Music Teacher, Selection Day season 2, Bharat's trailer and Akshay Kumar’s interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The podcast kicks off with a discussion on a Netflix movie, The Music Teacher. Rajyasree says, “While there is a poignancy to it, it’s very stretched out." Despite being a movie based on music, the dubbing of the songs and its lip syncing by the ac...

Ep 110: Game Of Thrones, Reason and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Reason, Game Of Thones, some political songs and ad campaigns, and a lot more.They start off with Anand Patwardhan’s Reason, a documentary split into eight parts, which they conclude is to attract a digital audience. The documentary is about the hate spread by Hindu organisations and how they're responsible for the murders of Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and Gauri Lankesh. Abhinandan says the...


Ep 109: Criminal Justice, campaign songs and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Criminal Justice, Traitors, the trailer of Joker, and the political campaign songs of the Congress and BJP during election season.The podcast kicks off with Rajyasree telling us about a new Hotstar series, Criminal Justice, which she feels is suspenseful but also unrealistic and implausible in parts. She says the actors are good, except "doped-out Jackie Shroff".Our hosts talk about the newly-rele...

Ep 108: Vice, Us, The Favourite, Nani and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the latest How To Train Your Dragon, Vice, Us, A Star is Born, The Favourite and much more.The podcast kicks off with Abhinandan and Rajyasree discussing animated movies, particularly the How To Train Your Dragon series. Though Abhinandan liked the earlier parts, the latest offering didn't captivate him. Rajyasree, who's not passionate about animated movies, moves on to the Oscar-nominated movie Vi...

Ep 107: Hasan Minhaj on Indian elections, Cricket Fever and more
On this week's episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover the Patriot Act episode by Hasan Minhaj on India's elections, Netflix shows Delhi Crime and Cricket Fever, a short film, and a lot more. Holding the conversation baton, Abhinandan kicks off with a rant on the quality of short films being made, saying: "Short films are an indulgent filmmaker’s time pass.” They then discuss Cricket Fever, which is a sneak peek into the lives and dressing rooms o...


Ep 106: Captain Marvel, Leaving Neverland and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Captain Marvel, Surf Excel’s advertisement #RangLaayeSang, Leaving Neverland and more.The podcast kicks off with Abhinandan who, though a Marvel Universe enthusiast, wasn't convinced by their latest offering Captain Marvel. Rajyasree expresses her lack of interest in watching the movie. She then discusses Ricky Gervais’s Netflix series After Life, saying: “It is one of the finest shows that he’s cr...

Ep 105- Sonchiriya, Leaving Neverland, and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Sonchiriya, the Oscars, Three Identical Strangers, and more.Rajyasree kicks off the podcast with the recently-concluded Academy Awards. Abhinandan asks her what was good about the show this year. She praises the event's opening with Queen's performance. "It was really nice to see how much the audience get involved,” she adds. Addressing the outrage over Green Book winning Best Picture, she says, "I did l...

Ep 104- Gully Boy, Period, the Oscars and more
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Ankur Pathak, entertainment editor at Huffington Post. They discuss Gully Boy, Period. End of Sentence., the Oscar awards and more.They start off with Gully Boy, with Abhinandan asking Ankur what worked for him in the movie. Ankur says: “I just felt that Zoya is basically ... fighting for your right to dream fearlessly.” He feels Zoya Akhtar made interesting points about the relevance of art. Abhinandan thinks films ...


Ep 103- My name is RaGa, Gully Boy & more
In this episode of the Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss My name is RaGa, Yesterday, Gully Boy, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and more. Abhinandan kicks off the podcast by discussing some of the movies he watched over the week.The duo then proceed to review the trailer of My name is RaGa. Introducing the trailer, Rajyasree jokingly says, "This film is about our future Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi.” Abhinandan is at a loss for words. To him, the trailer looks very bad. Rajya...

Ep 102- Oscars, Grammys, World Radio Day & More
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the Oscar line-up (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Wife, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Book), the Grammys, state of radio in India, Mere Pyaare Prime Minister and more.The duo first talk about The Wife. Rajyasree gives a spoiler-free review of the film, “You have to watch the film to see this relationship. There is a mystery, there is a twist. It’s not a relationship film, but it is extremely well done.”Abhinandan then brings up Gree...

Ep 101- Dalit Lit Fest, Soni, The Good Place And More
In the latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Shubham Bhatia, a journalist with Patriot, and Adhiraj Singh, head writer at VICE India. The trio discusses the Netflix film Soni, the Dalit Lit Fest, The Good Place and more.Abhinandan asks Adhiraj about the workings of VICE, saying he's curious about how VICE produces high budget non-fiction content. Adhiraj explains, “VICE in India and in general does a lot of branded and sponsored content as well. Which is ...


Ep 100- Thackeray, JLF And More
In the 100th episode of Awful and Awesome, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen go live to talk about the best and worst of pop-culture. They discussed Thackeray, the new Firstpost advertisement, Netflix’s Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Jaipur Literature Festival and a lot more.The conversation begins with Thackeray, which Abhinandan describes as a metaphor for the Shiv Sena. "Simplistic, endorses violence, made by morons, for morons,” he says. Rajyasree quipped about the costume...

Ep 99- Fyre, Uri, The Nineties And More
In the latest episode, Abhinandan Sekhri co-hosts with Samar Khan—director, producer and former journalist based in Mumbai. The duo discuss the portrayal of the Indian forces in cinema, the rise of TV and change in cinema in the Nineties, the Netflix documentary Fyre and more.Samar has worked on Shaurya, The Test Case and has attended the NDA. Abhinandan asks him: “Is it a coincidence that most of the things that you have created have to do with the forces?” Samar says, “That’s what interests me the most. I...

Ep 98- The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri & More
In the latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan is in conversation with Mayank Shekhar, entertainment head at Mid Day. The duo reviews The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Gillette's latest commercial. They also discuss the portrayal of politics in Indian films, the evolution of film production in India and more. Mayank and Abhinandan also look back at the quality of last year’s films. “I genuinely believe that 2018 was the best year that I have had as a ...


Ep 97- The Mule, Golden Globes, Gully Boy And More
In the latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss BCCI’s notice to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their appearance on Koffee with Karan, the Golden Globes, the new Uber Eats advertisement, The Mule, the Gully Boy trailer, and Backstreet Boys being back—again!The discussion begins with a quick tussle between our hosts over Rajyasree’s accusation that Koffee with Karan is a Graham Norton Show rip-off. Rajyasree also points out the irony of BCC...

Ep 96- Bandersnatch, Bird Box And More
It's the first episode of 2019, and our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the Saudi Arabia-centric episode of Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act, Netflix series Selection Day, and the Netflix special of Black Mirror's Bandersnatch, among other things.Rajyasree recommends the controversial Saudi Arabia of Patriot Act for its wit and timing. Both hosts disapprove of Netflix pulling the episode down in Saudi Arabia after a complaint from authorities. “It is a shame because rather than more information ...

Ep 95- Relatable, Thackeray And More
This week’s episode brings you an action-packed discussion with our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen on Relatable, season 2 of Making A Murderer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Kareena Kapoor’s What Women Want, Honey Singh’s Makhna, the trailer of Thackeray and three commercials.Rajyasree and Abhinandan start by exchanging views on Ellen DeGeneres’s Relatable and how she’s hitting hard on the social stereotype against lesbians. They talk about the payment of $20 million Ellen received for the 6...


Ep 94- Roma, Detour, The Innocent Man, Brexit And More
This week’s episode of Awful and Awesome brings you an action-packed discussion with our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen on the short film Detour, the new Brexit trailer, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and two commercials.Rajyasree and Abhinandan start the podcast with the semi-autobiographical film Roma, written, directed and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. Rajyasree notes that the movie is set in 1971 Mexico and tells the story of characters that are usually ignored by cinema and society. Appreciating the di...

Ep 93- 'Bad Sex’ Award, Simmba, Rogan Josh And More
This episode of The Awful and Awesome brings you an action-packed week with our hosts—Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen—both of whom discuss everything from a political documentary to a very strange award category.The duo begins by talking about the "Bad Sex award" which is awarded by Literary Review to "an author who has produced an outstandingly bad sexual description in an otherwise good novel". Rajyasree says Japanese author Haruki Murakami also made it to this year’s list, while Abhinandan adds that ...

Ep 92- The Manyavar Ad, Mirzapur And More
After a hiatus of two weeks, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekri are back with an episode packed with opinions on several advertisements both from India and around the world, a web series and a film trailer.The duo starts with a discussion on popular advertisements in the Indian media including the Manyavar advertisement, which has Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma engaging in "playful banter". Rajyasree comments: “If you plan on having a romantic relationship with anyone or any sort of relationship built...


Ep 91- The '#MeToo Bag', BlackkKlansman And More
In this episode of The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about the “viral videos” made around the Diwali season and some movies.Rajyasree starts off the discussion by talking about the "#MeToo bag" which has been designed by Priyanka Vachhani and which the designer says can also be used for self-defence. She explains how the #MeToo movement has been used in the fashion business and how the ad that was put out was cringe-worthy. The discussion moves on to HP’s recen...

Ep 90- The Twice - Born, Red Bird, Patriot Act & More
In its 90th episode, The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap takes you on an entertaining ride of some of the worst and best developments of the week. Our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about two novels, latest shows on Netflix and an awful short film recommended for the mufatkhors!The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges is a novel written by Aatish Taseer whom Abhinandan calls one of the finest writers of his time. The book is about the Brahmin mind, Benaras, and modern politics. Anot...

Ep 89- Koffee With Karan, Badhaai Ho, And More
On this week’s episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss everything ranging from the first episode of the latest season’s Koffee with Karan, to the recently released movie Badhaai Ho, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra.The Sensational Life & Death of Qandeel Baloch, a book written by Pakistani journalist Sanam Maher, the television show Styled by Neha, as well as two popular advertisements released recently during the festive seaso...


Ep 88- #MeToo, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Banksy’s Painting And More
On this week's episode, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about the #MeToo movement, anonymous artist Banksy's painting, and Shweta Bachchan Nanda's new book.The duo also reviews the movie Andhadhun as well as talk about Operation Finale.Rajyasree thinks that the movie Operation Finale—based on the nail-biting Mossad operation— is a treat to watch. “The way they script their films is very impressive,” she said.Moving on to Bollywood, the hosts discuss the movie Andhadhun. Abhinandan praises Ayu...

Ep 87- Tanushree Dutta,’Ask The Sexpert,’ And More
The latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap brings you all-that-happened in the past week. Hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about an advertisement on ‘Kerala Tourism’ by Samsonite, on the occasion of World Tourism Day. Both hosts were impressed by the message sent across by the ad and recommended that everyone give it a watch. “I love that it is sensitive and woke on gender,” expressed Abhinandan.The conversation then moves towards Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment controv...

Ep 86- Manto, Serial, Pajamas Are Forgiving & More
On this episode of Awful and Awesome, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss plus-size Model Tess Holliday’s Cosmo cover, Manto, Serial the podcast and more.The Cosmo cover with Holliday created quite a lot of stir in the media. Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss the reactions it has elicited. Rajyasree talks about Twinkle Khanna’s book, Pajamas are Forgiving and compares Twinkle with Chetan Bhagat in the context of their writing style.The two, then, talk about Manto directed by Nandita Das. Abhinandan d...


Ep 85- Emmy, Manmarziyaan, #BigBoss And More
After the hiatus last week, The Awful and Awesome Entertainment wrap is back with a bang, along with our hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri. The conversation starts with Rajyasree’s review on the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards; she found all of the 60-minute show boring, and shares the things that were talked about at the awards: Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage—who is known to play Tyrion Lannister in the series—won the 'sexiest dwarf' award. Netflix had many nominations and both hosts discuss how the me...

Ep 84- Garbage, Stree, Once Again, The Front Runner And More
In this issue of The Awful and Awesome podcast, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyashree Sen join us with a list of fresh things to explore—and some not-so-exciting things that could wait to be explored.The discussion starts with Quashik Mukherjee’s movie called Garbage. Rajyashree sounds fairly disappointed with the movie but also suggests that Q—as a director—is very impressive since his movies are mainly provocative and about things we don’t usually see in Indian cinema. She explains the storyline in d...

Ep 83- VMA, Kalki's My Indian Life, Ghoul, Alpha And More.
This episode of The Awful and Awesome brings you an action-packed week with our hosts—Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyashree Sen—both of whom have a lot to share.The conversation kicks off with a discussion on the new podcast ‘Kalki Presents: My Indian Life’ by BBC World Service, hosted by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. Abhinandan points out that although Kalki is a good presenter, a much more apt title for the podcast would have been “Conversation with Kalki” instead of “Kalki Presents: My Indian Life.” He adds...


Ep 82- Asia Argento Scandal, Succession, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero & More
In this episode of the Awful and Awesome, our hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the Asia Argento scandal and debate whether the scandal is as bad as it seems. Rajyasree also discusses a new show called Succession and a movie, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, which she really liked. She also talked about a new reality food show called the Million Pound Menu. The duo also discusses a Borosil advertisement and two trailers, Vishal Bharadwaj’s Pataakha and Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. They also mention the t...

Ep 81- Manmarziyaan, Boy Erased, Oscars & More
On this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree and Abhinandan discuss the conversation between Kangana Ranaut and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a new category in Oscars and more.Abhinandan watched the new Netflix original called Brij Mohan Amar Rahe and wasn't impressed with the quality one expects from Netflix. Rajyasree also talks about a film she watched on Netflix, Tikli and Laxmi Bomb. Then both discuss the new trailers; Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan and Boy Erased. (In the podcast, B...

Ep 80- A Special Edition From #MediaRumble
On this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree and Abhinandan discuss the Kalyan Jewellers ad, Dove’s new commercial, Mahindra’s #LadkiHaathSeNikalJaayegi and trailers of Helicopter Eela and Lizzie.They begin the podcast by discussing the Kalyan Jewellers ad, which featured Amitabh Bacchan and his daughter Shweta Bacchan. They talk about the outrage surrounding it and how they've acted terribly.The two then go on to discuss the fallacies in the conceptualisation of Dove’s new commerc...


Ep 79- Mission Impossible, IIFA Awards And Who Is America-
On this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree and Abhinandan discuss the 19th IIFA awards, Kangana’s comments on Modi and laying down her life for the country, Chalo Jeetein Hain, a film on Narendra Modi, the sixth instalment of the Mission Impossible series, Sharp objects and Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who is America?’.They begin the podcast by discussing the IIFA awards, which was hosted by Karan Johar, again; had ‘Gay’ jokes that are no longer funny and lacked almost all the major cele...

Ep 78- Netflix's Sacred Games, Advertisements And More
This episode opens with a discussion on the 'No Scars cream' advertisement sent in by a listener. Rajyasree describes her experience of watching the advertisement as, “No Scars is a whitening cream, and darkness is like a scar. I just found it bizarre, and it’s so badly written, this ad.”Then, a chat about the government’s new PSA on mosquitoes. “Whoever’s made that ad either loves mosquitoes or hates children," says Abhinandan.Next, a discussion on Netflix’s first original Indian series, Sacred Games. “The...

Ep 77- Sanju, Karan Johar's Dhadak, Soorma And More
Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss the latest biopic in town, Sanju, with Samar Khan from Mumbai. Khan, who is a former journalist, says, “It is a well-made film. It follows Rajkumar Hirani's theory, where he finds good in everything that is bad with the world."Rajyasree is not as much a fan of the film and says, “I thought the film was quite badly made. It is not a fictional film, considering all of Rajkumar’s films have been fictional films. This is a biopic, that has been promoted as a biopic. I understand...


Ep 76- #Hereditary, Incredibles 2, Nanette And More
This week’s Awful and Awesome is loaded with reviews from all spheres of entertainment. As a die-hard fan of horror movies, Rajyasree talks about her spooky weekend screening -- Hereditary and Under the Show, which is also available on Netflix. Abhinandan shares his love for animated films and talks about The Incredibles 2. India Today’s “new celebrity interview series” along with Times Network’s campaign are discussed. Netflix special Nanette has got everyone talking about Hannah Gadsby so why should our h...

Ep 75- #Gold, Lust Stories, #FIFAWorldCup2018 And More
On this podcast, Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss celebrities, controversies, review the promo of Gold starring Akshay Kumar and Netflix's Lust Stories.Rajyasree felt that Atul Kochhar’s reaction to Quantico was extreme, to put it mildly. She also comments, “He’s a bit of a fool also because he’s sitting in Dubai, an Islamic country and you’re trash talking Muslims without thinking that there’ll be some repercussions.” Abhinandan adds, “Not only is he a bigot, he's also an idiot!”Rajyasree recaps the whole ...

Ep 74- Kaala, #VeereDeWedding, #WorldCup And More
This week’s Awful & Awesome has our hosts reviewing Rajnikanth-starrer Kaala and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Rajyasree talks about the Netflix series, The Staircase, which is a documentary on a murder investigation spanning 16 years. Abhinandan has some thoughts to share about the latest World Cup anthem. Rajyasree also discusses, “ABC sticking their neck out” for Priyanka Chopra in the latest Quantico controversy.Abhinandan seems to be a little late to the Veere De Wedding party but can't resist sharin...


Ep 73- Review Of Veere Di Wedding, First Period Ad And More
Abhinandan and Rajyasree are back this week to bring you the latest from the world of pop culture.Rajyasree reviews Veere Di Wedding, starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. She says, “In the first half of the film, it’s like none of them have bothered to read the script or learn their lines.”On asking why, she says, “Because they’re acting so terribly. It’s just horrible acting.”But what irritated Rajyasree most was the ridiculous product placement.“There’s Amul ice cream!...

Ep 72- Deadpool 2, Race 3 Trailer, Royal Wedding And More
This week’s Awful and Awesome has Abhinandan and Rajyasree finally lavishing some praise on a film. There are a few trailers, an online series and a commercial to wrap up this episode, and Rajyasree talks about the “grandest wedding in town” as well.Deadpool 2 replaces the otherwise promised review of High Jack (sorry listeners!) Directed by David Leitch and starring Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 is a superhero movie “for adults” that hit the cinemas this week.Abhinandan says: “I was curious to see what is a su...

Ep 71- Raazi, Mother’s Day Ads, RJ Naved’s Prank And More
This week’s Awful and Awesome episode with Rajyasree is loaded with entertainment and a little bit of gossip. Abhinandan and Rajyasree talk about Raazi, Mother’s Day ads, and Rajyasree talks to Abhinandan about the celebrity wedding and engagement that flooded everyone’s social media feed, and lots more.The podcast starts with Abhinandan interviewing Meghna Gulzar, where she talks about her new film as a Director and Writer, Raazi. On being asked about the kind of positive reviews the film is getting and do...


Ep 70- Madhuri, Omerta, Junot Diaz, Avengers And More
This week’s Awful and Awesome episode ends the trauma of having “nothing good to watch or read”.Abhinandan’s favourite actress, Madhuri Dixit, takes the spotlight with the trailer of her upcoming Marathi film Bucket List. While Rajyasree says “she’s pretty much playing her age… her face moves”, Abhinandan comments on the issue of "dramatic" acting by “80s’ actresses when they act in 2018” and also says “this trailer is a really good trailer… although it seems like a regular, feel-good film, the plot seems i...

Ep 53(Archive)- Abhinandan In Conversation With Sabrina Dhawan
On Awful and Awesome this week, we bring to you from the archives Abhinandan in conversation with Sabrina Dhawan, who has written Monsoon Wedding, co-written Kaminey, Ishqiya and Rangoon and been a consultant for Haider. She also teaches screenwriting at New York University. The movie Monsoon Wedding shot her to stardom at a very young age in her career.They talk about the factors that make a film successful, what works and what does not.Films like Kaminey and Ishqiya did well at the box office while Rangoo...

Ep 69- Hush A Bye Baby, Kohinoor Condom Ad And More
On Awful and Awesome this week, Abhinandan and Rajyasree are joined by our very own Deepanjana Pal (DJ). This time, she's back as a guest to talk about her first novel Hush a Bye Baby, a thriller about a gynaecologist, Dr Nandita Rai, who is accused of conducting sex-selective abortions.Sekhri and Sen question DJ about her choice of genre. In response to which, Pal says, “So, at a very basic level, I think it’s fair to say that Hush a Bye Baby is kind of in the middle of many genres. It is a thriller, I hop...


Ep 68- A Quiet Place, October, Beyonce & More
The Awful and Awesome is back this week to give you a dose of the latest pop cultural updates. Rajyasree and Abhinandan take you through three Hollywood trailers, two films (A Quiet Place and October), the National Awards and Beyonce’s performance at Coachella.Starting with ‘A Quiet Place’, the duo believed it wasn’t half as good as the trailer promised. Regardless, both Sen and Sekhri did appreciate the skill required to direct and act in a horror film with minimum dialogue. Abhinandan says, “I won’t say I...

Ep 67- Seema Goswami, IPL, Missing, Salman Khan & More
The Awful and Awesome has a lot in store this week. A special treat for all book lovers is Rajyasree Sen’s interaction with Seema Goswami, author of ‘Race Course Road’, followed by a discussion on the IPL, Salman Khan, ‘Missing’, and Russell Crowe’s genius.Starting off with the book, Goswami’s past work experience with ABP and Sunday Magazine is reflected in her approach towards politics in this fictional political thriller, which starts off with the assassination of Prime Minister Birendra Pratap Singh, an...

Ep 66- Call Me By Your Name, Nude, Dundee & More
In this episode, we bring you a full dose of entertainment and cinema. Rajyasree discloses her illegal access to cinema, while Abhinandan’s habit of name- and place-dropping is pointed out by Aditi, our Awful & Awesome enthusiast.Sekhri and Sen review Call Me By Your Name, which was banned from being shown at the Beijing Film Festival for no good reason. And they discuss James Ivory’s comment on the lack of full frontal nudity and normal sex scenes in the film.According to Sen, “The film stars a very beauti...


Ep 65- Hichki, Stormy Daniels, Bhatt Naturally & More
Films, ads, magazines, trailers, radio shows, adult film stars and playmates. There's much to discuss this time around. Rajyasree has a lot to say about Rani Mukerji's comeback film, Hichki. There's the Pulse candy and Star Sports commercials, both of which Abhinandan shockingly seemed to like. There's much excitement over a new show on the "Eton of India" and can't decide whether it's a documentary or a reality show.There's movie talk with Cobra Kai, Missing and High Jack's trailer and a new radio show on ...

Episode 64
Music, movies and more. Abhinandan and Rajyasree have a lot to say about the remix version of Ek Do Teen and Daler Mehendi's side-business of human trafficking. Sekhri shows us why he could be a music producer, if it wasn't for his day job at Newslaundry. There's movie talk with Omerta's trailer and Danny Boyle's new gig directing a woke James Bond. From the world of Netflix, there's the brand new stand-up special by Ricky Gervais Humanity and documentary Wild Wild Country about the cult leader, Osho, his ...

Episode 63
It's a surfeit of women on this episode thanks to International Women's Day. Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss Barbie's new "woke" range of dolls, Jane Walker whisky, the strange housewives of Maggi's new ad and Reliance Fresh's #JeeLeZara campaign. There's movie talk with Coco, which Sen finally watched and recommends, and Rajnikanth's new film Kaala's trailer, which they have a lot to say on. There's a new ad-cum-music video for Apple directed by Spike Jonze. Rajyasree also discusses Rajdeep Sardesai's int...


Episode 62
In this episode, Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss two new advertisements - All Out's # StandByToughMums and Peek Freans ‘Cake Up’. They aren't too pleased by Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, although Abhinandan has a change of heart about Black Panther.It's also awards season with #Oscars 2018 and HT India's Most Stylish Awards. To prove that they both read as well, they discuss Grihlakshmi's cover of model Gilu Joseph breastfeeding a baby, and the backlash to the campaign. And there's Monica Lewinsky's latest Va...

Episode 61
In this episode, Meghnad and Rajyasree discuss Sridevi's legacy and the coverage of her death. They move on to discuss Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the extremely tedious Filmfare Awards and why it was the worst award show in the last few years. They also talk about the video of singer Papon kissing a child contestant and Papon's response. There's the video criticising AIB's casting of mainly male characters... and to save the best for the last, there's Amruta Fadnavis' song featuring her husba...

Episode 60
Abhinandan Sekhri is back from America to discuss all things pop culture with Rajyasree Sen in this week's podcast.In this week's podcast, does it all add up when it comes to Tinder, Facebook, Pan Bahar and PNB's new commercials? And there's a very special advertisement starring a superstar and a good friend of Sekhri's and Sen's in it. Abhinandan also explains why Black Panther wasn't all it was touted to be.From the world of Netflix, Rajyasree talks about Ryan Murphy, Chris Rock's Tamborine and Netflix's ...


Episode 59
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, we have Meghnad making his debut. Rajyasree and Meghnad start the discussion with Padman and Akshay Kumar's acting in the film. Rajyasree talks about movie Peter Rabbit and why the "allergy communities" have taken offence. They also talk about a TV series, Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh, web series Breathe, Queer Eye and Lost. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Episode 58
In this podcast, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen start their discussion with Ram Gopal Verma's God, Sex and Truth: A philosophical Treatise of Mia Malkova. Abhinandan talks about RGV's genius-to-insane journey. With reference to it, he talks about a brilliant shot from the movie Shiva. They also talk about Steven Soderbergh's Unsane which was shot on an iPhone, entirely. In addition, Rajysaree talks about critically-acclaimed horror movie Hereditary and Reema Kagti's Gold, in which Akshay Kumar plays th...

Episode 57
In this wrap, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Padmaavat. They discuss the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and the recently launched trailer of HBO documentary Andre The Giant. They also discuss the Jaipur Literature Fest, recent trends in poetry as well as new Netflix series Dirty Money and Manhunt. This, Amruta Fadnavis and India Today's Rahul Kanwal's piece-to-camera at Davos, Vanity Fair's cover and more. Listen up! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Episode 56
In this podcast, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review The Darkest Hour and talk about Saif Ali Khan's comment on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. They also discuss the recently-launched trailer of Welcome to New York featuring Karan Johar in a double role. Apart from this, they also talk about Prakash Raj's comment on Hinduism and Shah Rukh Khan's speech at Davos. Rajyasree also discusses Neha Dhupia-hosted BFFs with Vogue's latest episode. This, Stormy Daniel's Make America Horny Again and more. Li...

Episode 55
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree Sen joins Abhinandan Sekhri to review Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz and Steven Spielberg's The Post. They also discuss Karan Johar's show, Calling Karan. Apart from this, Rajyasree talks about Black Mirror, David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Drinking Coffee. Abhinandan and Rajyasree also discuss Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie, Padmavat. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Episode 54
The Awful and Awesome is back after a six-month hiatus! This week, Abhinandan Sekhri and Manisha Pande talk about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey's oh-so-awesome speech. They also discuss some of the winners and their works. Our in-house Star Wars junkie and Art and Design Director Anish Daolagupu joins the duo for a discussion on The Last Jedi and why loyalists were miffed with it. Finally, we'd like to crowd-source Bollywood songs that show how poorly understood the idea of consent has been in films t...


Episode 53
This week, Abhinandan Sekhri talks to Sabrina Dhawan, who has co-written Kaminey,Ishqiya, Rangoon and Monsoon Wedding and been a consultant for Haider. She also teaches screen writing at New York University. The movie Monsoon Wedding shot her to stardom at a very young age in her career. They talk about the factors that make a film successful, what works and what does not. All this and more, discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. See acast.com/privacy for privac...

Episode 52
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Jagga Jasoos, the latest in the Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apesand the Ava DuVernay-helmed A Wrinkle in Time. The two also weigh in on the IIFA Awards, the new ad Selfie With Didi, and the cuts in Amartya Sen's documentary The Argumentative Indian. And of course, the FIR against AIB. All this and more, discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o...

Episode 51
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Sridevi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer MOM and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sen and Sekhri also discuss Amazon Prime's first Indian web series, Inside Edge starring Vivek Oberoi and Richa Chadha; Meena Kandasamy's book When I Hit You, a book written by an anonymous author for Bloomsbury, The Incest Diary and the storm it has created before its release, a music video from The Hamilton Mixtape, Immigrants(We Get The Job Done). All this and more discussed and di...


Episode 50
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Cars 3, Netflix's recent release Okja and a short film presented by Imtiaz Ali, Bruno and Juliet. The two also discuss Hulu's series The Handmaid's Tale by Bruce Miller based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood of the same name, Netflix's new series Gypsy starring Naomi Watts and Poorna Jagannathan and journalist Sagarika Ghose's new book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister, did we really need another book on Indira Gandhi? Finally, the two disc...

Episode 49
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Salman Khan's Tubelight and how it failed to do well at the box office despite being an Eid release. The two also discuss the trailers for Madhur Bhandarkar's Indu Sarkar, Arjun Rampal's Daddy, as well as Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma's Jab Harry Met Sejal. They weigh in on the new Netflix documentary, Nobody Speak, on the trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media and how it brought down a media empire. And who is Banksy? All this and more discussed a...

Episode 48
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan starrer, Behen Hogi Teri. Is it worth a watch? They also discuss the trailers of Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Kushan Nandy's Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and Marvel's Black Panther. CNN dumping Reza Aslan for his anti-Trump tweet also finds a mention. All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Episode 47
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the much heralded Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot and also Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut, Death in the Gunj. The two also try to decipher the trailer for Sridevi’s new film, MOM. Then there’s comedian Kathy Griffin’s photoshoot with a decapitated Donald Trump and the resulting fallout, Bill Maher and oh, what was Delhi jazz club, Piano Man casteist turn. All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment...

Episode 46
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Wasim Akram's acting skill in Geo Tv's new ad. The two also weigh in on the documentary An Insignificant Man based on Arvind Kejriwal, Netflix's Brad Pitt and Ben Kingsley starrer War Machine. Ofcourse, then there's Priyanka Chopra's apperance on "Dirty Laundry" and Shiv Aroor's debut novel Operation Jinnah. All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Episode 45
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss recent releases Half Girlfriend & Hindi Medium, the Indian remake of Rambo starring - wait for it - Tiger Shroff, Netflix's A Very Secret Service. Also, Ketan Mehta's legal notice to Kangana for ‘hijacking’ his film on Rani of Jhansi, Anupam Kher's new show on Republic TV. All this and more, discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Episode 44
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Meri Pyaari Bindu, the trailer for Kangana Ranaut's Simran and the resultant controversy around it. The two also weigh in on Netflix's Get Me Roger Stone and Miss Sloane. And they'd be amiss if they didn't discuss Justin Beiber's performance in India, and how disappointing it was. Did you know Shah Rukh Khan's gave a TED Talk? Well, listen in to find out more. The Indian Air Force has a new ad and our podcast duo have many thoughts. All this and more di...

Episode 43
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the trailers for Salman Khan's Tubelight and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Then there are ads to discuss, from Tata Tea's Jaago Re ad campaign to the Skore condom one, featuring Chris Gayle. The two also go over the furore over Stephen Colbert's homophobic Donald Trump joke and the blasphemy investigation against Stephen Fry's . All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. See acast.com/privacy fo...

Episode 42
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the trailers for Behan Hogi Teri, Baywatch and ALT Balaji's latest show The Test Case. And of course, there are so many ads to discuss, from Heineken to Shan Food's, created by Ogilvy India and Ogilvy Pakistan. They also weigh in on Vir Das's debut performance at Conan O'Brien's show and Hasan Minhaj's performance at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and what it says about journalism in the age of Trump. All...


Episode 41
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss The Zookeeper's Wifeand Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Noor, which is based on Saba Imtiaz's novel Karachi, You're Killing Me!The two also discuss Deepika Padukone's new coke ad, Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and Prayaag Akbar's book, Leila. All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Episode 40
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Vidya Balan's Begum Jaan and what went wrong with the film. The duo also discusses a short film produced by the India Today Group, This Bloody Line, Raveena Tandon's Maatr woes, Asha Parekh's autobiography, The Hit Girl with a forward written by Salman Khan. And of course the most anticipated trailer of the year--the Sachin Tendulkar biopic, Sachin A Billion Dreams. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Episode 39
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss This American Life and Serial's new podcast, S-Town. Sekhri explains why every journalist should listen to this podcast. The duo also discuss Pepsi's new ad which they had to pull down and the trailers of Half Girlfriend and Noor. Finally, Sen and Sekhri talk about the recently-concluded National Awards. Did Akshay Kumar deserve the best actor award for Rustom? All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of Awful and Awesome Entertainment ...


Episode 38
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Rahul Bose's Poorna, Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra's Meri Pyaari Bindu. The two also debate Marna Mana Hai, an episode from the web series "Phir Se Ramsay", written and directed by Sasha Ramsay. Pal had lots to say about the new Vicks' ad Generations of Care and the director Neeraj Ghaywan. Shilpa Shetty has a new cooking show and the two have a lot to say about that. All this and more discussed and dissected on this episode of The Awful & Awesom...

Episode 37
Last week, two 'lady-oriended' movies, to quote the Central Board of Certification, were released and of course our two culture vultures have a lot to say about both of them. Rajyasree Sen was surprised to find she really enjoyed Anuskha Sharma's new film with Diljit Dosanjh, Phillauri. Deepanjana Pal has a few bubbles to burst as far as Swara Bhaskara's Anaarkali Of Aarah is concerned. Yet, for all its flaws, it warms the cockles of Pal's feminist heart. Find out what Sen and Pal think of Durex's new produ...

Episode 36
This week, there are beasts and heroes popping up all over the world of pop culture. The new version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is raking in the moolah across the world. Find out what Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen thought of the retelling of this beloved fairy tale. Hint: they're not very impressed with Belle. However, they've got a lot enthusiasm for the leading ladies of Feud and Big LIttle Lies. As far as Aparna Sen's new film Sonata is concerned, they're a tad bit dubious. Find out why. Sen and...


Episode 35
What, dear listener, is freedom? Is it the aghori rolling around on the banks of the Ganges so that the American camera crew films him? Is it watching Lipstick Under My Burkha? Is it something that Randeep Hooda and his curly beard will give you? This week, Rajyasree Sen and Deepanjana Pal ponder on all this while they talk to director Alankrita Shrivastava about her "lady-oriended" film, Lipstick Under My Burkha. Hear their reviews of CNN's Believer With Reza Aslan and Hooda's new show on MTV, The Big F. A...

Episode 34
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Hugh Jackman's latest film, Logan. It's Wolverine's last stand and both our culture vultures gave the films two thumbs up. They also discuss Karan Johar blaming Kangana Ranaut for playing the victim card and nepotism in Bollywood. Also, Johar is now a father, which is a good reason to discuss surrogacy in India. On Air With AIB is back. Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi, Gursimran Khamba and Ashish Shakya chatter about nationalism. Could they be India's answer to J...

Episode 33
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen go from Bollywood to Oscars, to films the Central Board of Film Certification doesn't want you to watch. Find out what Pal thought of Rangoon. Hear them weigh in on the controversy surrounding the award-winning film, Lipstick under my Burkha. AIB has a new video titled A Woman's Besties, and our two culture vultures have differing opinions on it. And how can they not talk about the Oscars, which celebrated the cuteness of Sunny Pawar and ignored the dark cloud of ...


Episode 32
It’s a very special episode this week because Jerry Pinto joins Rajyasree Sen and Deepanjana Pal, all the way from America. Pinto has written a new novel, Murder in Mahim. Set in Mumbai, the novel begins with a dead body that’s found in a local train station toilet. As the bodies pile up, it falls upon retired journalist Peter Fernandes and Mumbai cop Shiv Jende to figure out who is responsible for this killing spree. While unspooling this crime, Pinto takes the reader on a walk through Mumbai’s gay subcult...

Episode 31
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have everything from books to award shows on their mind. Find out what they thought of Adele, James Corden and Beyonce's performances at the Grammys. Sen has a crush on Stephen Fry and she might just be turning into a fan of Akshay Kumar after watching Jolly LLB 2. They discuss a bunch of ads, including with Patanjali's ad for a new range of beauty products and Tata Tea's new Jaago Re campaign. Sen and Pal also have for you a quick review of Jerry Pinto's new nove...

Episode 30
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen are unimpressed by Badrinath Ki Dulhania but giddy with excitement about Phillauri, Anushka Sharma's new film. Find out what Sen thought of the most expensive film tonne made in China – The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon. There's a brand new series on Netflix - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. And how can we talk pop culture and not mention Lady Gaga’s half time performance at Super Bowl 2017. All this and more discussed and dissected in this epis...


Episode 29
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Sanjay Leela Bhansali being assaulted and the demands of the Karni Sena that is offended by Bhansali's Padmavati. Did you think there would come a day when a Hindu Right-leaning group would raise hell to defend the honour of a Sri Lankan princess as imagined by a Sufi Muslim poet? Sen and Pal certainly hadn't. Find out what our resident culture vultures think of Kaabil, Raees and the much-awaited new film from the MSG series. There's also David Harbour of ...

Episode 28
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss a new Netflix documentary called The Karma Killings, a new Samsung ad featuring Dangal star Sanya Malhotra, the West Bengal tourism ad featuring Shah Rukh Khan and his new film Raees. And finally, they talk about Vikram Bhatt's new web series Maaya. All this and more is discussed and dissected in this episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap.For reference visit:www.newslaundry.com/2017/01/26/the-…rap-episode-28/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

Episode 27
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Haraamkhor, and Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s Ok Jaanu. They also talk about Sankalp Reddy’s The Ghazi Attack which, as claimed by the makers, is the first Indian film based on and shot inside a submarine. But guess what? They’re wrong. They discuss Karan Johar’s book The Unsuitable Boy and Meena Iyer’s book Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, co-written with Rishi Kapoor. All this and more discussed and dissected in th...


Episode 26
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss whether Sansui Stardust Awards compare to the Golden Globes. If you thought that everyone in Bollywood had copped out of making a statement, let Sen tell you how Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan did their bit. Sen and Pal are excited about Rangoon -- listen and find out why. Karan Johar’s new book An Unsuitable Boy is out, but has the media handled it responsibly? Pal doesn't think so. We've also got an early peek at the documentary Saints of Sin, wh...

Episode 25
The new year is here, and so are our culture vultures, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen. Can Raees do what Dangal did? Also, what's this new avatar that Ranveer Singh has in the new Thumbs Up ad? And if you've been wondering why Hrithik Roshan is dancing in a detergent ad, Sen has an explanation. There's also a dissection of Aaj Tak anchor Shweta Singh's appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show and a discussion on whether KKK. Finally, how can we not discuss Taher Shah’s new video, "Humanity Love"? All this and ...

Episode 24
This week, Abhinandan Sekhri joins Deepanjana Pal on the podcast, which means we need to preface this with an advisory: some of the language this time is, ummm, strictly PG-16. Find out what Pal has to say about the criticism that some feminists had for Dangal and Sekhri's favourite film of the year. Find out which was the greatest movie of 2016, according to our duo. Sekhri has a lot to say about Priyanka Jagga's exit from Bigg Boss. And then we have the trailer of Blade Runner 2049, ad campaigns by Pamper...


Episode 23
What's in a movie trailer? When it comes to Subhash Kapoor’s Jolly LLB 2 and Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jassoos, a lot. Rajyasree Sen and Deepanjana Pal talk about moustaches and other curiosities as they dissect these newly-released trailers. Both of them are fans of Madonna’s speech, delivered after the pop icon won BillBoard’s Woman of The Year award. They're less impressed by Bindass’ web series, The Trip. And there's total disagreement when the two talk about the new cover of National Geographic. Also, they t...

Episode 22
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen start off with Aditya Chopra’s Befikre, the bizarre characterisation & whether Ranveer Singh & Vaani Kapoor have done a good job. Also, Ok Jaanu’s trailer about yet another couple having premarital sex, Shah Rukh Khan telling us to be his guest in Dubai in a new ad film, La La Land and finally William Dalrymple & Anita Anand’s new book on the Kohinoor. All this and more discussed and dissected in this episode of Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap.Up your pop cultu...

Episode 21
It's NSFW time on our pop culture podcast, courtesy DJ and producer Nanok's Lay You Down. Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have a few questions and a little disagreement about the video that shows Monica Dogra and Anushka Manchanda making out in proud, gay abandon. Also on the podcast, our two culture vultures discuss whether the new Pirelli calendar deserves as much applause as it has got. Find out what they thought of Evan, an American short film made in memory of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School s...


Kahaani 2 - Review
Deepanjana Pal And Rajyasree Sen watched Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani 2 for you and the film, unlike its predecessor, hasn't really scored highly for either of them. Find out all the twist and tales in the plot, whether no make-up is equal to great acting and whether Arjun Rampal's handsome face saves the day. There are loads of spoilers in this so don't say we didn't warn you. Listen up and let us know what you think at [email protected] See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Episode 20
The aliens have landed, Shah Rukh Khan has redefined therapy, Pakistani women are saying "Beat Me" -- so much to dissect, so little time. This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi, the trailer of Martin Scorsese’s Silence and two short films. Tisca Chopra is the star of Chutney, according to Sen and Pal.Find out what they thought of Wes Anderson's ad for H&M, titled Come Together. Pal has much to say about Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, which is being tipped to be an Oscar...

Episode-19
Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen are back with their weekly entertainment roundup. This week, Pal and Sen go from concert to movie to a ​N​etflix series​,​ to a cooking show​ with Zarine Khan​ and finally to ads​ that make them go hmm​. Amit Gurbaxani, co-founder and chief editor of​ The Daily Pao​, ​is a special guest on the show and he's got all the details of how Global Citizen​s Festival India went. ​Heard of Brown Nation, the new Netflix​ show on Indians in America? Neither Pal nor Sen enjoyed it much....


Episode 18
Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have a special guest this week - Abhinandan Sekhri​, connoisseur of Punjabi pop and one of the few people who watched Rock On 2​. The three of them ​discuss the controversial PayTM ads​ and you can find out what Sekhri and Shah Rukh Khan (allegedly)​ ​have in common. There's no bandh on the drama with these three. There's also Ananya Birla​'s new album​ and fans of Shael Oswal, you're in luck. For those of you who haven't heard of either of these two people: listen, learn an...

Episode 17
Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen ​have watched a whole lot of television this week. Koffee with Karan, with Alia Bhatt and Shah​ ​Rukh Khan​, had Pal rolling her eyes and Sen a little worried about Khan's multiple orgasms.​ ​There's another Star show that's got our critics' attention: ​P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke, ​which is director Nikhil Advani's take on the Emmy-winning series, Homeland. Except who took away Carrie Mathison and turned her into a bearded Major Vikram Singh. Also on Indian televisions, the seco...

Episode 16
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil created quite a buzz and now that it is out in theatres, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen are ready with the verdict. Catch them dissect the movie and analyse the characters, language, location and everything in between. Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh trailer is a mystery on its own and managed to baffle the best of us. The planet is dying and we are concerned- the documentaries Before the Flood and Years of Living Dangerously are celebrity packed packages which hit home with s...


Episode 15
What an eventful week! From Black Mirror to a bucket full of short films, including Neeraj Pandey’s Ouch to Danny DeVito’s Curmudgeon, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have a lot to say this week. Find out what they think of Aamir Khan’s Dangal, Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dear Zindagi. Also, moving towards the advertising world, Salman Khan has been dropped as Thumbs Up’s brand ambassador. Can you guess why? Also, Amazon’s new ad campaign, Color’s new promo and finally, the weird W m...

Episode-14
Deepanjana Pal wasn't here but that didn't deter Rajyasree Sen from bringing you the next episode of Awful and Awesome, (Abhinandan Sekhri came to the rescue!). "Befikre" has 23 kisses taking place in it; Priyanka Chopra has apologised for her infamous 'traveler' t-shirt; Bigg Boss has 'commoners' this season; and what's in a (sur)name? (Hint: patriarchy). Listen to Episode 14 and broaden your entertainment wisdom. Bonus- Abhinandan Sekhri explains why Shiv Sena cannot survive in Delhi. Also, there’s a fun ...

Episode 13
It's a special episode this week, with author and columnist Chetan Bhagat. Bhagat joins Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen to talk about his new novel, One Indian Girl. This is the first time Bhagat's protagonist is a woman and he's written it in first person. Find out what Bhagat did to get in the average Indian woman's mind (hint: it includes hot wax). Also, dear listeners, you might want to hear this one on headphones because Bhagat talks about delicate issues like fellatio and cunnilingus. Plus, Bhagat gi...


Episode-12
What an eventful week! Bridget Jones’s Baby, the sequel to Bridget Jones’s Diary, is out. Leena Yadav’s film Parched released. Netflix’s documentary on Amanda Knox’s controversial murder charges comes out on October 1 and in celebration of the Presidential Debates in America, Audi has a brand new ad that has Rajyasree Sen and Deepanjana Pal in a tizzy. Plus Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s trailer launched to an explosive reaction: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena have said they will not let ADHM release because of…Fawad Kha...

Episode-11
The Emmys were historic this year, and ​Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen watched ​have some highlights for you. Katrina Kaif ​won the Smita Patil Memorial Award,​ and as far as Sen is concerned, it's not worth outraging over. Find out why. ​ ​The documentary ​Bachelor Girls​ tells ​us ​how difficult it is for single women to find a house in Mumbai​. In more exotic news,​ Ellen Page ​and Ian Daniel​'s​ ​recent ​visit ​to ​India ​makes up the new episode of Gaycation​. Approach with caution — contains​ Baba R...

Episode 10
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen leapfrog from critically-acclaimed documentary, Placebo, to the pulpy Freaky Ali.There's little agreement between the two of them on the film front, but when it comes to the new music released this week, there's complete consensus. Find out what they have to say about the "Bolo Har Har" from Shivaay and the first new release from Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga. And then there were the advertisements. Sen and Pal have a lot to say about the Mia, Adidas Odds and ...


Episode 9
Is "unauthorised" basically leave to speculate? Seems that way from Yasser Usman, who has written Rekha - The Untold Story, a gossipy, breezy read. Amitabh Bachchan's letter to his granddaughters on Teacher’s Day raises a number of questions. Is it just a PR stint to promote his upcoming movie, Pink? Speaking of Pink, we've found the best part of the film: Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch's beautiful rendition of the song "Kaari Kaari". There's a lot of beautiful music in this episode, and there's MSG - Sherdil. Listen ...

Episode 8
From arty films on urban life to lesbians in Indian cinema and Karan Johar's new film, there's a lot that Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have on their minds this week. Listen up as Pal offers an explanation for why Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose Jazbaa (and not ADHM) as her comeback film. Sen takes you through two new web series, The 'Other' Love Story and Tripling. There's also their review of Island City by Ruchika Oberoi, which won an award and acclaim at last year's Venice Film Festival and is releasing...

Episode 7
In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Chetan Bhagat’s #BeatPeBooty dance, his new novel, One Indian Girl & we even read out some parts from the book. Rohit Shetty directed Return of Ranveer Ching ad & Anouk’s Bold is Beautiful ad both leave us with one question - what on earth was going on? Spending so much money on celebrities and production value and still not making any sense? We tell you how ad campaigns by beauty products are getting the basic idea of feminism wrong, and look...


Episode 6
Did your last week go by watching uber patriotic videos that made your chest swell up to 56-inch with pride and nationalism and drove you out on the streets to celebrate the Independence Day? No, right? It went pretty much the same for Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen. In this episode, listen to them talk about the videos which did the rounds on the internet giving the occasion of Independence Day their own zing- the funny Kangana Ranaut starring 'Love Your Country' music video, a colonially hungover sketch...

Episode - 5
In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen jump on the bandwagon to discuss what the world cannot stop talking about- Olympics! Dipa Karmakar wins hearts and prayers while American athletes set camp on a ship. Freaky Ali promises to educate Bollywood about golf while The Great Indian Penis Survey hits below the belt (see what we did there?) with enlightening and amusing results. Oh also, there’s a quiz question at the end to help you keep up your pop culture game.Write to us at [email protected]

Episode 4
It's the only podcast that goes fearlessly from arty Death in the Gunj to pulpy Mamta Kulkarni. Listen up as Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the newly-launched TV channel FYI, cheer for the new Ghostbusters, salute Mamta Kulkarni, analyse the furore over Melania Trump’s photos in New York Post. Plus, there’s a quiz question at the end. Write to us at [email protected] with your answers and comments.For reference links visit www.newslaundry.com See acast.c...


Episode 3
Did you miss Comic-Con in America? Don’t worry, we have it covered for you. What is right or perhaps wrong with Tata Salt’s campaign #NamakKeWaastey? In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen review Kabali, Wonder Woman’s new trailer, Sherlock Holmes Season 4 & a lot more. Plus, there’s a quiz question at the end. Write to us at [email protected] with your answers and comments.For reference links visit www.newslaundry.comProduced by Kartik Nijhawan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and ...

Episode 2
Have you wondered what Pokemon Go is doing to the way you see the world? Why does Qandeel Baloch deserve serious respect from all of us? In this week's episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen contemplate these questions, sex objects, Tam-Brahm boys, and more. Plus, there's a quiz question at the end. Write to us at [email protected] with your answers and comments.For reference links visit www.newslaundry.comProduced by Kartik Nijhawan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Episode 1
Who tames the Indian male? Can Sid Mallya act his pants off? Is there an ad that you should watch? From films, books, ads, magazines, to YouTube videos, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen bring you their picks from the world of culture in The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. Sen is a consulting editor at Scoopwhoop and a longstanding member of the Newslaundry family. Pal is our managing editor. You've read them both on Newslaundry and now, you can hear them too.In the first episode, Pal and Sen sink thei...