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Bollywood is For Lovers

English, TV & Video, 1 season, 200 episodes, 2 days, 20 hours, 9 minutes
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Join hosts Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser for a bi-weekly podcast that explores the wonderful world of Hindi Cinema through the lens of two Canadian cinephiles! Part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB.
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157: 2024 Midyear Review

It's midyear review time! We check in on the first six months of the year and all of the Bollywood (and Bollywood-adjacent) movies that made it in front of our eyeballs. Show notes: Merry Christmas Fighter Article 370 Laapataa Ladies Murder Mubarak (Episode 154) Crew INTERVAL ("Ghagra" from Crew) Monkey Man Amar Singh Chamkila (Episode 155) Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Kalki 2898 AD Sharmajee Ki Beti Kill NEXT TIME: it's a surprise! Our sponsor this episode is #BollywoodMonsterMashup, the LARGEST South Asian festival in Canada and features FREE performances by international Bollywood stars, food, shopping, dance performances, a laser show and more! The whole family can enjoy this monstrous event with FREE entry, FREE parking and FREE family activities. Come dance, sing and feast with us at this one-of-a-kind production taking place at Mississauga Celebration Square! Check out BollywoodMonsterMashup.com for more info! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MerryChristmas, #Fighter, #Article370, #LaapataaLadies, #MurderMubarak, #Crew, #MonkeyMan, #AmarSinghChamkila, #LoveSexAurDhokha2, #LSD2, #Kalki2898AD, #SharmajeeKiBeti, #Kill, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood, #Bollywood2024
7/16/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 59 seconds
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156: Preity Woman: Kal Ho Naa Ho and Salaam Namaste

We travel back to the mid-2000s with one of Bollywood's most fearless actresses, Preity Zinta. Show notes: The Stanley Cup finals are on (we lost) Bollywood Drafts Preity Zinta (has not made an impression on Matt) We would really like to see Sangharsh Heaven on Earth (and its gorgeous poster) Erin's thesis on Preity Zinta INTERVAL ("It's Time to Disco" from Kal Ho Naa Ho) Kal Ho Naa Ho Toronto plays New York The film's approach to homosexual jokes Anand comparisons Erin hates "movie diseases" Mid-2000s fashion Salaam Namaste Siddharth Anand really pivots  Jaaved Jaffrey's Crocodile Dundee  Baby drop rate  NO, FART ZONE  Too much pro-life propaganda NEXT TIME: TBD Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #PreityZinta, #KalHoNaaHo, #NikhilAdvani, #KaranJohar, #ShahRukhKhan, #SaifAliKhan, #JayaBachchan, #SushmaSeth, #SanjayKapoor, #SalaamNamaste, #ArshadWarsi, #JaavedJaffery, #AbhishekBachchan, #SiddharthAnand, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
6/27/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 20 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Lahore Girl, Give Us Nothing!, or Heeramandi

We travel back to the opulence of 1940s Lahore with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's lush Netflix period drama Heeramandi. Show notes: Heeramandi Tawaifs Be Kind Rewind - Sofia Coppola and the Godfather Part III Disaster Next time: Preity Zinta Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Heeramandi, #SanjayLeelaBhansali, #ManishaKoirala, #SonakshiSinha, #AditiRaoHydari, #RichaChadha, #SharminSegal, #SanjeedaSheikh, #TahaShahBadusha, #Netflix, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
5/28/202441 minutes, 54 seconds
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155: Sad Songs Say So Much: Qala and Amar Singh Chamkila

We are belting our hearts out with two Netflix features on the turbulent lives of popular singers.  Show notes: Straight-to-streaming films are legit now Qala Comparison to Amadeus Halloween VI: Hell Hath No Fury, Stree and Bulbbul with Matthew Stepanic Elvis and Norah Jones Style over substance INTERVAL ("Baaja" from Amar Singh Chamkila) Dil-Luminati Tour Wee Book Inn Amar Singh Chamkila Amar Singh Chamkila Comparisons to western hip hop The Mr. Holland's Opus problem Jodi The use of archival images NEXT TIME: Heeramandi Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Qala, #AnvitaDutt, #TriptiDimri, #SwastikaMukherjee, #BabilKhan, #AmitSial, #SameerKochar, #AbhishekBanerjee, #AmarSinghChamkila, #ImtiazAli, #DiljitDosanjh, #ParineetiChopra, #NishaBano, #RahulMittra, #Netflix, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood
5/9/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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154: Murder Most Fun - Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! and Murder Mubarak

We are polishing our magnifying glasses and donning our deerstalkers, because once again, murder is afoot!  Show notes: We just love murder mysteries! Our Noirvember playlist To Those Who Killed Me and Call of the Void, the mystery books Matt has edited You can't have too few or too many characters in a murder mystery Detective Bymokesh Bakshy! "When the Hindu Right Came for Bollywood" Byomkesh Bakshi Comparisons to other famous fictional detectives Kosuke Kindaichi 1940s setting The music and the violence go too hard INTERVAL ("Calcutta Kiss" from Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!) Murder Mubarak Is Sanjay Kapoor one of our guys? "In a movie about rich people you can't kill the help" Karisma Kapoor's first film in 12 years Fantasy casting The Thin Man NEXT TIME: Singer Movies Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #DetectiveByomkeshBakshy!, #ByomkeshBakshi, #DibakarBanerjee, #SushantSinghRajput, #AnandTiwari, #NeerajKabi, #SwastikaMukherjee, #MeiyangChang, #MurderMubarak, #HomiAdajania, #PankajTripathi, #SaraAliKhan, #VijayVarma, #KarismaKapoor, #DimpleKapadia, #SanjayKapoor, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
4/18/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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153: Madhuri Madness 2024: Aarzoo and Pukar

To wrap up Madhuri Madness 2024 we're joined by our good friend Rashmeet to discuss two action films in which our beloved heroine finds herself at the centre of a deadly love triangle.  Show notes: Welcome Rashmeet! Madhuri Madness Madhuban Performing Arts and Urja Yeg Aarzoo Gaslight, Girlboss, Gatekeep Obsession gazebo Darkman "Dosti Karte Nahin" and "Mil Jaate Hain" St. Andrews INTERVAL ("Kay Sera Sera" from Pukar) "Que Sera Sera" Pukar "Hai Jaana Hai Jaana"  Are we Rajkumar Santoshi fans? Torturing Anil Kapoor Madhuri Dixit's emotional range and appeal NEXT TIME: Detective movies Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MadhuriDixit, #Aarzoo, #LawrenceD'Souza, #AkshayKumar, #SaifAliKhan, #PareshRawal, #AmrishPuri, #Pukar, #RajkumarSantoshi, #AnilKapoor, #ManrataShirodkar, #OmPuri, #Danny Denzongpa, #PrabhuDeva, #LataMangeshkar, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
3/30/20241 hour, 5 seconds
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152: Madhuri Madness 2024: Mrityudand and Lajja

To celebrate International Women's Day, we are kicking off Madhuri Madness 2024 with two feminist consciousness raising ensemble dramas. Show notes: Happy International Women’s Day Madhuri Madness  Every film industry is patriarchal (except Paradise Island) Hollywood vs Bollywood women’s pictures Mrityudand Shabana Azmi and Om Puri Prakash Jha’s political filmmaking INTERVAL ("Badi Mushkil" from Lajja) Lajja A real multi-starrer Manisha Koirala learns about feminism Tonally inconsistent Ajay Devgn's whip sword NEXT TIME: MD & SRK Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MadhuriDixit, #Mrityudand, #PrakashJha, #ShabanaAzmi, #OmPuri, #ShilpaShirodkar, #MohanJoshi, #MohanAgashe, #HarishPatel, #Lajja, #RajkumarSantoshi, #ManishaKoirala, #Rekha, #MahimaChaudhary, #JackieShroff, #AnilKapoor, #AjayDevgn, #JohnnyLever, #InternationalWomen'sDay, #Bollywood, #Feminism, #FeminisminFilm, #HindiCinema
3/7/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 20: Rainbow Rishta Director Jaydeep Sarkar

We welcome filmmaker Jaydeep Sarkar, series director and executive producer of Rainbow Rishta, a new docuseries available now on Amazon Prime. Show notes: Jaydeep Sarkar Rainbow Rishta NEXT TIME: Madhuri Madness  Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper!  Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork!  Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #JaydeepSarkar, #HindiCinema, #HindiTV, #IndianTV, #Docuseries, #Documentary, #AmazonPrime, #LGBTQ+, #LGBTQ+India
2/14/202436 minutes, 30 seconds
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151: 2023 Year End Review

Somehow we made it through 2023, which certainly was a year in Bollywood. Did Tiger 3 hit the jackpot? Did we soldier through Jawan? Find out now! Show notes: The 69th Annual Filmfare Awards (nice) Neeyat (Episode 150) Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani (Supplemental Episode 17) Jawan Jaane Jaan (Episode 149) Khufiya INTERVAL ("Dishoom Dishoom" from The Archies) Thank You for Coming 12th Fail Tiger 3 Animal This is the only Bullet Machine we respect in these parts The Archies Kho Gaye Hum Kahan NEXT TIME: Surprise Netflix and Dil! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #2023Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Neeyat, #RockyAurRaniKiPremKahaani, #Jawan, #JaaneJaan, #Khufiya, #ThankYouforComing, #12thFail, #Animal, #TheArchies, #KhoGayeHumKahan
2/7/20241 hour, 56 minutes, 38 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 19: Two Million Apologies!

It's hard for us to believe, but we've reached two million downloads! To celebrate, we wanted to look back at the evolution of the show and apologize for everything we have gotten wrong over the past eight and a half years. Show notes: Thank you to all of our listeners near and far for lending us your ears two million times! Supplemental Episode 8: 60 Questions (which was to celebrate 100 episodes, not one million listens) NEXT TIME: 2023 year end wrap up Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
1/5/202444 minutes, 28 seconds
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150: Detective Vidya-chu: Bobby Jasoos and Neeyat

We are on the case with Bollywood's leading actress, the incomparable Vidya Balan, will we solve it before she does? Listen to find out! Show notes: Vidya Balan Star power and acting prowess Bobby Jasoos Feminist themes Many spinning plates INTERVAL ("Sweety" from Bobby Jasoos) Neeyat Character actor cast Anu Menon Split diopter and split screen NEXT TIME: 2 million Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #VidyaBalan, #BobbyJasoos, #SamarShaikh, #AliFazal, #ArjanBajwa, #KiranKumar, #RajendraGupta, #SupriyaPathak, #TanviAzmi, #Neeyat, #AnuMenon, #RamKapoor, #RahulBose, #DipannitaSharma, #NeerajKabi, #AmritaPuri, #ShashankArora, #PrajaktaKoli, #ShefaliShah, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #DetectiveMovies
12/15/202353 minutes, 26 seconds
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149: Sujoy (Ghosh) Division: Kahaani and Jaane Jaan

To celebrate Noirvember this year, we delve into the catalogue of Sujoy Ghosh, director of potboilers like Kahaani and this year's Netflix release Jaane Jaan.  Show notes: Noirvember and our Noirvember playlist Sujoy Ghosh Adventures in the Public Domain: Aladin and Arjun: The Warrior Prince Kahaani Kolkata as asphalt jungle The effectiveness of a pregnant detective INTERVAL ("Jaane Jaan" from Jaane Jaan) Jaane Jaan The Devotion of Suspect X and Keigo Higashino Comparisons to Drishyam "Aa Jane Jaan" from Intaquam The Kalimpong atmosphere  NEXT TIME: Detective Balan Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Noirvember, #FilmNoir, #NeoNoir, #SujoyGhosh, #Kahaani, #VidyaBalan, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #SaswataChatterjee, #ParambrataChatterjee, #IndraneilSengupta, #JaaneJaan, #KareenaKapoor, #KareenaKapoorKhan, #JaideepAhlawat, #VijayVarma, #TheDevotionofSuspectX, #SuspectX, #KeigoHigashino, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
11/30/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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Halloween IX: Interview With the Dentist, or Dedflix and Kill (Again)

Happy (belated) Halloween Lovers! We may be late but our tradition of exploring all things spooky that Hindi cinema has to offer lives on! This year we are sinking our teeth into Netflix's romantic horror-comedy Tooth Pari. Show notes: This episode is quite late as we were our of the country and Erin got sick Neighbours trailer Tooth Pari: When Love Bites Pratim D. Gupta and X: Past Is Present NEXT TIME: Noirvember Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #ToothPari, #ToothPari:WhenLoveBites, #PratimD.Gupta, #AnishRailkar, #TanyaManiktala, #ShantanuMaheshwari, #Revathi, #TillotamaShome, #SikandarKher, #SaswataChatterjee, #AdilHussain, #HindiHorror, #NetflixIndia, #Bollywood
11/13/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 18: Sunny Singh's Bollywood State of Mind!

We welcome writer Sunny Singh to the show to discuss her fascinating new book A Bollywood State of Mind! Show notes: Thank you Sunny Singh for joining us! A Bollywood State of Mind: A journey into the world’s biggest cinema Heads up, we discuss some spoilers for Jawan if you haven't seen it yet NEXT TIME: Hindi Horror Halloween Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #SunnySingh, #ABollywoodStateofMind, #ShahRukhKhan, #AmitabhBachchan, #FootnotePress, #IndianCinema, #FilmTheory
10/19/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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149: Two wives, or two brothers? Daag and Deewaar

We return to the career of Yash Chopra with two iconic mid-70s blockbusters: one, the first film to carry the YRF name and the other, maybe the most influential Bollywood film ever made. Show notes: Past Yash Chopra films we have discussed: Netflix and Dil: High and Low - Cinema Marte Dum Tak and The Romantics and Yaasssh Chopra: Lamhe & Veer-Zaara with Manish Mathur Zanjeer and the Angry Young Man Yash Chopra Rajesh Khanna Thomas Hardy and the cad awareness book "Ab Chahe Maa Roothe" Comparisons to Douglas Sirk INTERVAL ("Ni Main Yaar Manana Ni" from Daag) Deewaar Gunga Jumna and Mother India Matt is the evil brother Influences on Hong Kong cinema and Slumdog Millionaire What can we bring to a conversation about this film? Bachchan: Back to the Beginning NEXT TIME: Hindi Horror Halloween Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #YashChopra, #AmitabhBachchan, #RajeshKhanna, #Rakhee, #RakheeGulzar, #SharmilaTagore, #PremChopra, #ManmohanKrishna, #Iftekhar, #Daag, #Deewar, #SalimKhan, #JavedAkhtar, #SalimJaved, #ShashiKapoor, #NeetuSingh, #ParveenBabi, #NirupaRoy, #MadanPuri, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
9/24/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Girlzapur, or Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo

We go to the lawless deserts in Homi Adajania's blood-soaked Hotstar crime drama, Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo, to find out who Dimple Kapadia will choose as her successor, and see if they will even make it out alive to enjoy their inheritance. Show notes: Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo Homi Adajania We Want To Be Dimple Kapadia’s Friend: Bobby, Saagar, and Rudaali Netflix and Dil: Forget it, BiFL. It’s Mirzapur Next time: Deewaar Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Hotstar, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #SaasBahuAurFlamingo, #HomiAdajania, #DimpleKapadia, #IshaTalwar,#AngiraDhar, #RadhikaMadan, #VarunMitra, #AshishVerma, #UditArora, #JimitTrivedi, #MonicaDogra, #DeepakDobriyal, #NaseeruddinShah
9/7/202337 minutes, 59 seconds
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148: Supplemental Episode 17: It's All About Loving Their Family, or Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani with Manish Mathur

After bemoaning the state of Bollywood in our last episode, Karan Johar has given us something worth celebrating! Show notes: Thank you Manish Mathur for joining us (and suggesting we record this surprise episode)! Listen to It Pod to Be You NEXT TIME: Netflix and Dil Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood 2023, #RockyAurRaniKiPremKahani, #KaranJohar, #AliaBhatt, #RanveerSingh, #Dharmendra, #JayaBachchan, #JayaBhaduri, #ShabanaAzmi
8/20/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 55 seconds
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147: 2023 Midyear Review

Somehow we are more than halfway through 2023, which means it's time for the midyear review where we discuss 11 Hindi-language films that have come out so far this year. Show notes: Pathaan (Supplemental 14) Almost Pyaar with Dj Mohabbat Shehzada Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar Mrs. Chetterjee vs Norway Bheed INTERVAL ("Bandaa Title Track" from Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai) Bholaa Gaslight Kathal Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai Bawaal Next time: Netflix and Dil Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood2023, #Pathaan, #AlmostPyaarwithDJMohabbat, #Shehzada, #TuJhoothiMainMakkaar, #MrsChatterjeevsNorway, #Bheed, #Bholaa, #Gaslight, #Gaslight2023, #Kathal, #SirfEkBandaaKaafiHai, #Bandaa, #Bawaal
8/4/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Pilot Season Dobaara

It's been a rough year so far for Bollywood, but luckily there are plenty of new streaming shows that have caught our attention, some might say too many though. That means it's time for another pilot season where we watch the pilot of six shows and choose which one we are going to watch, and review, a whole season of! Show notes: The Streaming Show Bestseller The Night Manager Tooth Pari: When Love Bites Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo Dahaad Scoop NEXT TIME: 2023 Midyear Review Our sponsor this episode is #BollywoodMonsterMashup, the LARGEST South Asian festival in Canada and features FREE performances by international Bollywood stars, food, shopping, dance performances, a laser show and more! The whole family can enjoy this monstrous event with FREE entry, FREE parking and FREE family activities. Come dance, sing and feast with us at this one-of-a-kind production taking place at Mississauga Celebration Square! Check out BollywoodMonsterMashup.com for more info! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
7/14/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 16: Our Chat with Shashaa Tirupati

We welcome Canadian musician and playback singer Shashaa Tirupati on to discuss her career in Indian cinema, as well as winning a National Film Award and what it's like to work with A.R. Rahman and other top composers. Show notes: Shashaa Tirupati and her Youtube channel Shashaa's beautiful Tamil interpretation of Bon Iver's "Perth" #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2023 IG Meet and Greet live on Instagram (@BollywoodMonsterMashup), Sunday July 9, 12 PM EST/ 9:30 PM IST NEXT TIME: Pilot Season Part 2 Our sponsor this episode is #BollywoodMonsterMashup, the LARGEST South Asian festival in Canada and features FREE performances by international Bollywood stars, food, shopping, dance performances, a laser show and more! The whole family can enjoy this monstrous event with FREE entry, FREE parking and FREE family activities. Come dance, sing and feast with us at this one-of-a-kind production taking place at Mississauga Celebration Square! Check out BollywoodMonsterMashup.com for more info! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #ShashaaTirupati, #playbacksinger, #BollywoodMonsterMashup, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
7/1/202341 minutes, 2 seconds
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146: “I'm the Dude, Playing a Dude, Disguised As Another Dude”: Don and Don 2

Strap in Lovers, we’re going on an international chase to catch Asia’s biggest criminal mastermind, Don.  Show notes: It's not only difficult to catch Don (1978), it's impossible “Bachchan ‘76 - ‘78″ The Making of Don Don: The Chase Begins Again  Petronas Towers, as seen in Entrapment Songs: “Yeh Mera Dil,” “Main Hoon Don,” and “Khaike Paan Banaraswala” Comparisons to contemporary Bollywood action Don has read The Game (INTERVAL (“Aaj Ki Raat” from Don: The Chase Begins Again) Don 2 Another stacked year, and a great year for the Akhtars Hallo Berlin! Songs: “Zaraa Dil Ko Thaam Lo” and “Dushman Mera Don 2″ Mission: Impossible similarities Where will they go in Don 3? Suchin Mehrotra‘s The Streaming Show Next time: Pilot Season Vol. 2 Our sponsor this episode is #BollywoodMonsterMashup, the LARGEST South Asian festival in Canada and features FREE performances by international Bollywood stars, food, shopping, dance performances, a laser show and more! The whole family can enjoy this monstrous event with FREE entry, FREE parking and FREE family activities. Come dance, sing and feast with us at this one-of-a-kind production taking place at Mississauga Celebration Square! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Don, #Don:TheChaseBeginsAgain, #Don2, #ShahRukhKhan, #PriyankaChopra, #PriyankaChopraJonas, #AmitabhBachchan, #FarhanAkhtar, #JavedAkhtar, #BomanIrani, #ArjunRampal, #OmPuri, #KareenaKapoor, #KunalKapoor, #LaraDutta, #HrithikRoshan, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
6/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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145: Whodunnit Watusi: Gumnaam and Teesri Manzil

We go back to the swinging sixties to get our groove on and maybe solve a murder or two, or ten, if we don’t end up dead ourselves! Show notes: Erin forgets why they wanted to do this episode Ranveer Singh was in a ‘60s pastiche, and it was terrible Ghost World and And Then There Were None Gumnaam Pran is a fashion king Songs: “Hum Kaale Hain To,” “Is Duniya Mein Jeena Ho To,” and “Peeke Hum Tum Jo” (INTERVAL (“Jaan Pehechan Ho” from Gumnaam) Teesri Manzil We are continuing to fall for Shammi Kapoor’s charms Laxmi Chhaya returns! Songs: “O Haseena Zulfonwali Jaan-E-Jahan” and “Tumne Mujhe Dekha Hokar Meharbaan” Bond theme comparisons Next time: Don and Don 2 Thank you to Magic Mind for sponsoring this episode. Use our code    BollywoodLovers to get 56 per cent off your subscription in the next 10 days, or 20 percent off a one time purchase. Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Gumnaam, #GhostWorld, #AgathaChristie, #AndThenThereWereNone, #Helen, #ManojKumar, #RajaNawathe, #Nanda, #Pran, #Mehmood, #Dhumal, #MadanPuri, #TarunBose, #Manhoman, #LaxmiChhaya, #TeesriManzil, #VijayAnand, #ShammiKapoor, #AshaParekh, #PremChopra, #Premnath, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
5/26/202356 minutes, 22 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Bombay’s Dream Factory, Jubilee

We go back to the golden age of filmmaking in Bombay with Vikramaditya Motwane’s period drama Jubilee. Show notes: 68th Filmfare Awards Breaking Free: Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan, Lootera, and Trapped Jubilee “Jubilee Is a Beautifully Mounted Show About the 1930s but the Women Pioneers Have Been Erased” Next time: 60s murder mysteries Thank you to Magic Mind for sponsoring this episode. Use our code BollywoodLovers to get 56 per cent off your subscription in the next 10 days, or 20 percent off a one time purchase. Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Jubilee, #AmazonPrime, #AmazonPrimeVideo, #VikramadityaMotwane, #AditiRaoHydari, #AparshaktiKhurana, #RamKapoor, #SidhantGupta, #WamiqaGabbi, #ProsenjitChatterjee, #SoumikSen, #AtulSabharwal, #Filmfare, #FilmfareAwards, #FilmfareAwards2023, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
5/5/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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144: Inside the Actors Studio: Kaamyaab and An Action Hero

Who better to play actors in Bollywood, than Bollywood actors? We discuss two films that present a very different take on the lifestyles of working screen actors. Show notes: Episode 3: Bollywood on Bollywood Should we redo or “react” to our early episodes? MST3K Khamosh Kaamyaab Super-R/geriatric cinema We were also surprised to find ourselves on IMDb (INTERVAL (“Aap Jaisa Koi” from An Action Hero) An Action Hero Nora Fatehi in “Jehda Nasha” #BoycottBollywood and news media Ayushmann Khuranna's career path The Littlest Hobo/An Action Hobo Next time: Vikramaditya Motwane’s Jubilee Thank you to Magic Mind for sponsoring this episode. Use our code    BollywoodLovers to get 56 per cent off your subscription in the next 10 days, or 20 percent off a one time purchase. Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Kaamyaab, #SanjayMishra, #DeepakDobriyal, #HardikMehta, #IshaTalwar, #AvtarGill, #AnActionHero, #AyushmannKhurrana, #JaideepAhlawat, #JitenderHooda, #NeerajMadhav, #HarshChhaya, #AkshayKumar, #NoraFarehi, #MalaikaArora
4/13/202356 minutes, 2 seconds
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143: Madhuri Madness 2023 - Dutt v Dixit: Dawn of Romance

In our second annual Madhuri Madness we discuss two awards-nominated performances from the early 90s. Show notes: Madhuri Madness 2022: Parinda and Dil and The Fame Game   Sadly The Fame Game has been cancelled Saajan “playboy-operator type“ Comparisons to Cyrano de Bergerac Is Sanjay Dutt a convincing romantic lead? Songs: “Bahut Pyar Karte Hain,” “Pehli Baar Mile Hain,” “Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai,” “Dekha Hai Pehli Baar,” and “Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Male)”   (INTERVAL (“Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” from Khalnayak) Khalnayak Zee5 is missing over 20 minutes of this film Now here Sanjay Dutt is convincing Songs: “Khal Nayak Hai Tu,” “Aye Sahib Yeh Theek Nahin,” “Aaja Sajan Aaja,” “Palki Mein Hoke Sawaar,” and “Khal Nayak Hoon Main”   Next time: actors playing actors Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Park Power Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MadhuriDixit, #SanjayDutt, #SalmanKhan, #Saajan, #KaderKhan, #ReemaLagoo, #LawrenceD'Souza, #LaxmikantBerde, #Khalnayak, #AnupamKher, #SubhashGhai, #JackieShroff, #NeenaGupta, #RakheeGulzar, #Bollywood, #BollywoodPodcast, #HindiCinema
3/30/202349 minutes
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Supplemental Episode 15: The Romantics Director Smriti Mundhra

We welcome The Romantics director Smriti Mundhra on to discuss her new Netflix docuseries on Yash Raj Films, Bollywood stars' bookshelves, the nepotism question, and whether Befikre will ever find its audience.  Show notes: Thank you Smriti Mundhra! Netflix and Dil: High and Low - Cinema Marte Dum Tak and The Romantics NEXT TIME: Madhuri Madness Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out The Well Endowed Podcast Listen to What’s The Tsismis? Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #TheRomantics, #SmritiMundhra, #Netflix, #NetflixIndia, #YashRaj, #YashRajFilms, #YashChopra, #AdityaChopra, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
3/7/202331 minutes
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Netflix and Dil: High and Low - Cinema Marte Dum Tak and The Romantics

We go behind the scenes to learn about the making of some of Hindi cinema’s most famous and infamous films with two new docuseries. Show notes: Thank you Rakesh KT! Cinema Marte Dum Tak Vice Media The Romantics Smriti Mundhra Yash Raj Films NEXT TIME: Madhuri Madness! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Telus Storyhive and Edmonton Public School’s Open House Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #CinemaMarteDumTak, #VasanBala, #ViceStudios, #ViceMedia, #J.Neelam, #KantiShah, #KishanShah, #DilipGulati, #VinodTalwar, #SapnaSappu, #ArjunKapoor, #AmazonPrimeVideo, #AmazonPrimeVideoIndia, #TheRomantics, #YashRajFilms, #YashChopra, #AdityaChopra, #SmritiMundhra, #AmitabhBachchan, #ShahRukhKhan, #RanveerSingh, #Kajol, #DDLJ, #DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge, #Chandni, #KabhiKabhie, #Lamhe, #Darr, #RishiKapoor, #NeetuSingh
2/15/202354 minutes, 24 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 14: Nobody Does It Better, or Pathaan with MapleBrownie

Is Shah Rukh Khan here to save Bollywood? A special guest drops by to weigh in on Pathaan! Show notes: Thank you Nim aka MapleBrownie for inviting us out and joining us for this review! “Cinema in northeast Edmonton closed permanently“ via CTV “India’s Right Wing Tried to Scuttle a Film. Fans Helped It Break Records” via the New York Times Mike McCahill’s take “The spy who came in from the cold: ‘Pathaan’“ NEXT TIME: Netflix and Dil Cinema Marte Dum Tak and The Romantics Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast! Check out Park Power! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #Pathaan, #YRF, #YRFSpyverse, #YRFSpy Universe, #ShahRukhKhan, #DeepikaPadukone, #JohnAbraham, #DimpleKapadia, #AshutoshRana, #HindiCinema, #SiddharthAnand, #SRK
2/7/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 13 seconds
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142: 2022 Year End Review

Well we are a month into the new year, but before we see if SRK can save Bollywood, we are looking back at the last six months of 2022.  Show notes: 2022 Midyear Review Jugjugg Jeeyo Ek Villain Returns Good Luck Jerry (Episode 136) Darlings (Episode 136) Laal Singh Chaddha Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva (INTERVAL (“Piya Tu Ab To Aja” from Monica, O My Darling) Chup: Revenge of the Artist Doctor G Phone Bhoot Uunchai Monica, O My Darling Drishyam 2 Cirkus Next time: Netflix and Dil Cinema Marte Dum Tak Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to It's A Conspiracy! Check out STORYHIVE! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #Bollywood2022, #JugjuggJeeyo, #EkVillainReturns, #GoodLuckJerry, #Darlings, #LaalSinghChaddha, #Brahmastra, #BrahmastraPartOneShiva, #Chup, #ChupRevengeoftheArtist, #DoctorG, #Uunchai, #MonicaOMyDarling, #Drishyam2, #Cirkus
1/28/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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141: The Manmohan, the Myth, the Legend: Bluff Master and Coolie

We celebrate the work of iconic masala director Manmohan Desai with two of his films, made twenty years apart.  Notes: Our episodes on Amar Akbar Anthony and Mard Masala film Manmohan Desai The source that Erin looked at that had different information on Desai than what’s online is Tejaswini Ganti’s Bollywood: a guidebook to popular Hindi cinema 1st edition Chhalia 1977 Bluff Master We are concerned about Pran’s drug problem Desai’s signature Songs: “Chali Chali Kaisi Hawa,” “Are Husn Chala,” “Govina Aala Re,” and “Jab Se Tujhe Jaan” Matt got his Dutch angles (INTERVAL (“Mujhe Pine Ka Shauk” from Coolie) Coolie Listen to the very end to hear our thoughts on Allah Rakha The film that almost killed Amitabh Bachchan Songs: “Sari Duniya Ka Boj,” “Lambuji Lambuji Bolo Tinguji,” and “Accident Ho Gaya All Rakha,” 3-hour Bollywood movies versus 3-hour Hollywood movies Nation-building and labour rights Erin and Matt’s Letterboxd Next time: 2022 year-end Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network  Check out Taproot Edmonton’s Bloom Listen to Overdue Finds Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #ManmohanDesai, #BluffMaster, #BluffMaster1963, #ShammiKapoor, #SairaBanu, #Pran, #LalitaPawar, #Coolie, #Coolie1983, #KaderKhan, #AmitabhBachchan, #RishiKapoor, #RatiAgnihotri, #ShomaAnand, #WaheedaRehman, #AmrishPuri, #AllahRakha
12/1/202248 minutes, 38 seconds
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140: The Night is Dark and Silent: Gyan Mukherjee's Kismet and Sangram

It’s that time of year where we polish our guns and light up our cigarettes, it’s Noirvember time and we are up to no good with two Ashok Kumar classics. Notes: Apologies for the sound quality, we discovered after recording that we had set up our mic improperly Noirvember and our Noirvember playlist Park Chan-wook isn’t a fan of Noir Film Noir Thank you tommydan55 Gyan Mukherjee Ashok Kumar Kismet First Indian Blockbuster Lost and found formula Franz Osten and Josef Wirsching (INTERVAL (“Aaj Himalay Ki Choti Se” from Kismet) Sangram Cop father/criminal son formula 1930s gangster films Next time: Manmohan Desai Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network  Check out Alberta Blue Cross! Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Kismet, #GyanMukherjee, #AshokKumar, #MumtazShanti, #ShahNawaz. #P.F.Pithawala, #David, #Sangram, #NaliniJaywant, #Sajjan, #Nawab, #ShashiKapoor, #Noirvember, #FilmNoir, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood
11/17/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Delhi Crime Season 2, or Criminal Intent

We return to the mean streets of Delhi with season 2 of Netflix’s Delhi Crime. Show notes: Thank you Veedee24! Delhi Crime Netflix and Dil: Delhi Crime, or These Are Their Stories Dun Dun The year of Shefali Shah Kachcha Baniyan Gang Denotified Tribes Spoiler Zone: 31.17 - 40:12 NEXT TIME: Noirvember Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out connectfirst Credit Union! Listen to Your Forest! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #DelhiCrime, #RichieMehta, #ShefaliShah, #RasikaDugal, #RajeshTailang, #AdilHussain, #TillotamaShome, #TanujChopra, #HindiTelevision, #HindiTV, #Netflix, #NetflixIndia
10/30/202247 minutes, 16 seconds
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139: Halloween VIII: Invasion of the Idea Snatchers

It’s October and by now you probably know what that means, it’s time for Hindi Horror Halloween! This year we check out three scary movies that are remakes of popular Hollywood horror films. Notes: It’s Hindi Horror Halloween time! Khooni Murda and Mahakaal Sangharsh Is The Silence of the Lambs actually a feminist workplace drama? Hawa Rakht Dobaara: See Your Evil, Khamoshi, and Mike Flanagan Papi Gudia Chid’s Play “Music I Love” and “Rehte Nashe Mein”  (INTERVAL (“Dekho Main Hoon Karishma” from Papi Gudia) Raaz What Lies Beneath Sequels Ghost detecting lemon Kucch To Hai I Know What You Did Last Summer “Ye Mera Dil Sun Sun” and “Ding Dong Dole” Next time: Netflix and Dil Delhi Crime Season 2 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Alberta Blue Cross! Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #PapiGudia, #LawrenceD'Souza, #KarismaKapoor, #AmarBhardwaj, #AvinashWadhavan, #ShaktiKapoor, #Child'sPlay, #Raaz, #VikramBhatt, #BipashaBasu, #DinoMorea, #MaliniSharma, #AshutoshRana, #WhatLiesBeneath, #KucchToHai, #AnuragBasu, #AnilV.Kumar, #TussharKapoor, #EshaDeol, #RishiKapoor, #JohnnyLever, #AnitaHassanandani, #IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer, #Bollywood, #Remakes, #Horror, #HorrorMovies, #BollywoodHorror, #HindiCinema
10/15/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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138: Bachchan ‘85 & ‘89

We go back to the 1980s to catch up with two testosterone-tastic action films featuring your favourite hero and ours, Amitabh Bachchan. Notes: The Bachchan Series The never-ending search for movies with subtitles We couldn’t find 1986 or 1988 Mard Best horse and best dog Is Amrita Singh into BDSM? Jabisco’s many costume changes Hitchcock’s pure cinema Is this The Mummy of its time “Mard Tangewala,” “Sun Rubia Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya,” “Hum To Tambu Mein Bambu” and “Buri Nazarwale” Would kids like this movie? (INTERVAL (“Will You Marry Me” from Mard) Toofan The point at which the double roll switches “Jadugar Ka Jadu Hathoon Kamal Hai”   Bollywood magicians Jaadugar Matt loves Pran Erin watched The Graduate for It Pod To Be You Next time: Hindi Horror Halloween Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Alberta Blue Cross! Visit the connectFirst Credit Union! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #AmitabhBachchan, #AmritaSingh, #DaraSingh, #NirupaRoy, #PremChopra, #KamalKapoor, #Mard, #ManmohanDesai, #Toofan, #KetanDesai, #MeenakshiSeshadri, #FarooqShaikh, #Pran, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood
9/30/202257 minutes, 55 seconds
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137: School Daze: Taare Zameen Par and Hindi Medium

It’s back to school season, at least for some people, and we are hitting the books with two films about the right to education.  Notes: Paani on launchgood.com, donations to Pakistani refugees floods.pk, a list of charities in the region trying to help 67th Filmfare Awards These awards are just copying the BiFL Awards We need to watch Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Erin loves back to school shopping and Canadian department stores Taare Zameen Par Akira Kurosawa Dyslexia Aamir Khan is a magic art fairy (INTERVAL (“Jame Raho” from Taare Zameen Par) Hindi Medium The film actually came out after the 2016 Uri Attack, which led to ban of Pakistani actors in Bollywood Angrezi Medium Deepak Dobriyal redeems himself in our eyes Irrfan Khan’s eyes Next time: Bachchan! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Alberta Blue Cross! Visit the Edmonton Community Foundation website! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Filmfare, #FilmfareAwards, #67thFilmfareAwards, #TaareZameenPar, #AamirKhan, #DarsheekSafary, #TiscaChopra, #VipinSharma, #TanayChheda, #SachetEngineer, #AmoleGupte, #DeepaBhatia, #HindiMedium, #SaketChaudhary, #IrrfanKhan, #SabaQamar, #DishitaSehgal, #AmritaSingh, #DeepakDobriyal, #TillotamaShome, #NehaDhupia, #SanjaySuri
9/9/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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136: Lady Problems, or Problem Ladies? Pataakha, Good Luck Jerry, and Darlings

We do our best to not feel the wrath of these women scorned as we check out three recent(ish) black comedies with female leads. Also lots of good music recommendations in this one. Notes: Black Comedy That Mel Brooks quote was basically right: “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.” Pushing The Envelope: Being Cyrus and Delhi Belly, with Suchin Mehrotra Not dependent on wordplay and puns, so might work better for people who don’t speak Hindi? Pataakha Everyone understands the Wario analogy Radhika Madan “Cows Around” by Corn Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans Maybe both Pataakha and Jojo’s were influenced by Sabai? SPOILER ZONE: 24:21- 27:45 (INTERVAL (“Paracetamol” from Good Luck Jerry) Good Luck Jerry “Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine” by the White Stripes Kolamaavu Kokila Maybe the South Indian film fans were right? Knockoff Pankaj Tripathi? Comic book imagery as lazy storytelling Remake Heartbreakers with Janhvi Kapoor and Tabu, you cowards Darlings The Year of Shefali Shah “Goodbye Earl” by the Chicks Next time: school movies Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Alberta Blue Cross! Visit the Edmonton Community Foundation! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Pataakha, #RadhikaMadan, #SanyaMalhotra, #SunilGrover, #VijayRaaz, #VishalBhardwaj, #GoodLuckJerry, #KolamaavuKokila, #JanhviKapoor, #SamtaSudiksha, #DeepakDobriyal, #MitaVashisht, #NeerajSood, #SaurabhSachdeva, #JaswantSinghDalal, #Darlings, #JasmeetKReen, #AliaBhatt, #ShefaliShah, #VijayVarma, #RoshanMathew, #RajeshSharma, #VijayMaurya, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #NetflixIndia
8/25/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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135: How Ranbir Kapoor Makes Friends and Influences People: Wake Up Sid and Rocket Singh

After a four year hiatus, Ranbir Kapoor is back! So we’re going back to look at a couple of his early roles.  Notes: Mother India is obviously the Mother of the Year Ranbir Kapoor Method acting and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute We are discussing method acting in America where Kapoor studied, and not method acting in India like Dilip Kumar Marlon Brando Do you want to hear us discuss Saawariya?  RKs two modes: sad boy versus physical actor (INTERVAL (“Pocket Mein Rocket” from Rocket Singh) Wake Up Sid Ayan Mukerji We don’t understand what college is in India Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year Shimit Amin Next time: Black Comedies Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Alberta Blue Cross Listen to Book Woman Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #RanbirKapoor, #ShimitAmin, #RocketSingh, #RocketSingh:SalesmanoftheYear, #GauaharKhan, #ShazahnPadamsee, #D'Santosh, #NeerajSood, #PremChopra, #WakeUpSid, #AyanMukerji, #KonkonaSenSharma, #AnupamKher, #SupriyaPathak, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
8/12/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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134: The Invisible Hand of Justice: Mr. India

Strap on your invisibility bracelets Lovers, we’re teaming up to save the day with the one and only Mr. India! Notes: Why doesn’t EPL want to buy Mr. India? Shekhar Kapur Bandit Queen and “The Great Indian Rape Trick” Elizabeth, The Four Feathers, Elizabeth: The Golden Age The novelization of Elizabeth Kapur’s many unrealized projects Mr. India Salim-Javed Fu Manchu and Zorro (INTERVAL (“Hawa Hawai” from Mr. India) Justice for Tina The Tramp Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Kids want to be the hero and they want to help the hero Why the bucket hat? Superhero weaknesses Songs: “Parody Song,” “Karte Hain Hum Pyaar Mr. India Se,” and “Kate Nahin Kat Te”   Next time: Ranbir Kapoor Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Alberta Blue Cross Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Mr.India, #AnilKapoor, #Sridevi, #AmrishPuri, #ShekharKapur, #AnnuKapoor, #AshokKumar, #AhmedKhan, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Salim-Javed
7/29/202258 minutes, 22 seconds
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133: 2022 Midyear Review

It’s time for another midyear review where we discuss 12 of the most notable Hindi-language films released in the past six months. Notes: Looop Lapeta Gehraiyaan Badhaai Do Gangubai Kathiawadi Bachchhan Paandey Jalsa (INTERVAL (“Ami Je Tomar” from Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2) Sharmaji Namkeen Heropanti 2 Thar Jayeshbhai Jordaar Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Anek Next time: Anil Kapoor Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Park Power! Listen to the Well Endowed Podcast! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood2022, #LooopLapeta, #Gehraiyaan, #BadhaaiDo, #GangubaiKathiawadi, #BachchhanPaandey, #Jalsa, #SharmajiNamkeen, #Thar, #Heropanti2, #JayeshbhaiJordaar, #BhoolBhulaiyaa2, #Anek
6/30/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 58 seconds
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132: Outlaw Country: Paan Singh Tomar, Sonchiriya, and Thar

We set out on the back country trails with three modern takes on the western genre.  Notes: Content Warning: two of these films feature sexual assault as plot points What is a Western? Did they die out?  The Emergency The period Hindi Westerns: The Magnificent Two (Sholay) Revisionist Hollywood Westerns, Dark Westerns, Blaxploitation Westerns, the list goes on We miss Irrfan Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput Spoiler alert, none of these movies end very well for the main character Paan Singh Tomar We have watched many sports biopics, they usually don’t have this many gunfights though (INTERVAL (”Baaghi Re” from Sonchiriya) Sonchiriya Alberta is the wild west Caste politics and feminism Thar Violence should have a point Catharsis and heroic bloodshed (see RRR) Spoiler Zone: 55:57 - 1:00:54 Next time: 2022 midyear review Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Taproot Edmonton Listen to High Level Hip Hop Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Western, #CurryWestern, #DacoitWestern, #PaanSinghTomar, #IrrfanKhan, #TigmanshuDhulia, #MahieGill, #VipinSharma, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #Sonchiriya, #SushantSinghRajput, #AbhishekChaubey, #BhumiPednekar, #AshutoshRana, #ManojBajpayee, #RanvirShorey, #Thar, #RajSinghChaudhary, #AnilKapoor, #HarshvardhanKapoor, #FatimaSanaShaikh, #JitendraJoshi, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
6/17/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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131: Star Vehicles: Shaitan, Talaash, and Jalsa

We go for a ride with three films about destructive car accidents and the wreckage they leave behind. Show notes: Did Erin invent a new genre? Class, privilege, and getting away with murder Chappaquiddick Shaitan Gregg Araki Anurag Kashyap’s unreleased Paanch The anti-Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Matt was thinking of Very Bad Things (INTERVAL (“Hawa Hawai” from Shaitan) Talaash: The Answer Lies Within Warning there will be spoilers Reema Kagti’s filmography Did Kareena Kapoor Khan name her son after this film? Rajkummar Rao cop universe Spoiler Zone: 41:30 to 46:25 Jalsa Two female leads over 40! We love to see it! Unrealized potential We just want to see Shefali Shah happy Next time: Modern Westerns Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out ATB Financial and Alberta Blue Cross Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Shaitan, #BejoyNambiar, #KalkiKoechlin, #RajeevKhandelwal, #RajkummarRao, #NeilBhoopalam, #GulshanDevaiah, #KirtiKulhari, #Talaash, #TalaashTheAnswerLiesWithin, #AamirKhan, #ReemaKagti, #KareenaKapoor, #KareenaKapoorKhan, #RaniMukerji, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #Jalsa, #SureshTriveni, #VidyaBalan, #ShefaliShah, #RohiniHattangadi, #ManavKaul, #VidhartiBandi, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #ShivPanditt
6/3/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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130: Death of the Author: Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa

With the Criterion Channel now streaming the work of Guru Dutt, we discuss the acclaimed director’s most iconic film, Pyaasa.  Show notes: We upgraded our mic setup Criterion Channel’s The World of Guru Dutt Past episodes: Dev Anand’s Bombay Noir and Noir ‘58 Mr. Criterion: Do Bigha Zamin and Shree 420 Bollywood doesn’t need Western validation, but accessibility is nice Pyaasa The Goddess Who Carries The Burden of The World, Mother India  Restoration in 2015 “All-Time 100 Movies” (INTERVAL (“Sar Jo Tera Chakraye” from Pyaasa) Pyaasa’s Sight and Sound votes Comparison to Orson Welles “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par” Ten years after Partition “The Death of the Author” by Roland Barthes The “starving artist” “I Threw It On The Ground” “Hum Aap Ki Ankhon Mein” Next time: car accident movies Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to High Level Hip Hop Check out ATB  Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Criterion, #CriterionChannel, #CriterionCollection, #GuruDutt, #Pyaasa, #WaheedaRehman, #JohnnyWalker, #Rehman, #MalaSinha, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
4/30/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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129: Print the Legend: M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and 83

We dust off our bats and take a swing at the World Cup with two cricket biopics. Show notes: Chess boxing Past sports episodes: 6, 24, 27, & 118 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Is Neeraj Pandey on a downward streak? Dhoni really just wants to play soccer Why can’t these films afford decent wigs?! You shouldn’t have to be familiar with the subject matter to enjoy the film Dhoni is remarkable because he is remarkable We miss Sushant Singh Rajput (INTERVAL (“Sakht Jaan” from 83) 83 Was it a box office flop? Phantom Films Sports as nation-building It’s about the journey not the destination Mongoose bat Next time: Pyaasa Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Turf District Podcast Check out Northwest Fest Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #CricketCinema, #M.S.Dhoni, #M.S.Dhoni:TheUntoldStory, #SushantSinghRajput, #DishaPatani, #KiaraAdvani, #AnupamKher, #BhumikaChawla, #83, #RanveerSingh, #PankajTripathi, #TahirRajBhasin, #Jiiva, #SaqibSaleem, #NeenaGupta, #BomanIrani, #KapilDev
4/13/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 54 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: The Fame Game, or Madhuri Madness 2

We wrap up Madhuri Madness month with a look at Madhuri Dixit’s foray into streaming TV, the buzzy Netflix family mystery The Fame Game. Show notes: Supplemental Episode 3: Sri Rao's Bollywood Kitchen! The Fame Game Spoiler Zone: 37:06 - 45:00 NEXT TIME: Cricket Biopics Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Three Kitchens Podcast! Listen to Overdue Finds! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MadhuriDixit, #TheFameGame, #SriRao, #Netflix, #NetflixIndia, #SanjayKapoor, #ManavKaul, #SuhasiniMulay, #RajshriDeshpande, #LakshvirSaran, #MuskkaanJaferi, #GaganArora
3/31/202251 minutes
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128: Madhuri Madness: Parinda and Dil

March Madness is here, but it isn't basketball we're excited about, it's Madhuri Dixit! Kicking off our series on one of Bollywood's most talented leading ladies, we discuss two early roles.  Show notes: March Madness is a US college basketball thing The stans took over our Twitter poll Madhuri Dixit Anil Kapoor’s 80s: Mashaal, Chameli Ki Shaadi, and Tezaab Parinda Split Screen Podcast: The Hollywood Remake of Parinda "Sehre Main Dulha Hoga" aka the baby song Broken Horses Anupama Chopra's review "Kitni Hai Pyari Pyari" What Top Gun was going for (INTERVAL (“Pyaar Ke Mod Pe" from Parinda) Dil Is Aamir Khan Jason Voorhees? Forcibly marrying someone in front of their dad Enemies to lovers "Hum Pyar Karne Wale" Crave, our favourite Canadian streaming service has added some Bollywood films Next time: The Fame Game Netflix & Dil Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out RUMI by ATCO Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MadhuriDixit, #AnilKapoor, #JackieShroff, #NanaPatekar, #AnupamKher, #VidhuVinodChopra, #SaeedJaffrey, #AamirKhan, #Parinda, #Dil, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #IndraKumar
3/17/202258 minutes, 16 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, or The Netflix Curse?

We dive head-first into the buzzy new Netflix show about romantic obsession and small-town power, but is it worth more than an eye-roll? Show notes: Tried and Refused Productions' review Rahul Desai's review at Film Companion Suchin Mehrotra's review at Film Companion NEXT TIME: Madhuri Madness begins! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out RUMI by ATCO Listen to Bloom on Taproot Edmonton Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #YehKaaliKaaliAnkhein, #TahirRajBhasin, #AnchalSingh, #ArunodaySingh, #SaurabhShukla, #ShwetaTripathi, #Netflix, #HindiTV
2/24/202248 minutes, 20 seconds
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127: OTP: Guru with Manish Mathur

Happy Valentine's Day Lovers! We welcome back film critic, fellow podcaster, and romance aficionado Manish Mathur to discuss art imitating life with Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in Guru.  Show notes: Welcome back Manish! Remembering Lata Mangeshkar Are couples who work together in Hollywood cursed? Manish willed it into existence, Penélope Cruz got the Oscar nom! Iconic Bollywood power couples (INTERVAL (“Tere Bina" from Guru) Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Erin has fond memories of a gag in Housefull 3 Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Naa Kaho, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Sarkar Raj, and Raavan Lovers In A Dangerous Time: Dil Se.. & Raavan with Piyush Patel Mani Ratnam is a wet director Movie Wala's Just Because We Can - Jaya Bachchan Guru Songs: "Mayya Mayya," "Barso Re," and "Ek Lo Ek Muft" The Thin Man series Next time: Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein Netflix & Dil Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brother Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #LataMangeshkar, #PowerCouples, #BollywoodPowerCouples, #AbhishekBachchan, #AishwaryaRai, #ManiRatnam, #Raavan, #Guru, #MithunChakraborty, #R.Madavan, #VidyaBalan, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
2/11/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Sixth Annual BiFL Awards!

Matt and Erin hand out the sixth annual BiFL Awards for 2021 achievements in Hindi Cinema.  Show notes: Karan Johar Memorial Award for Best Costume Design Sanju Award for Excellence in Hair Design Parineeti Chopra Award for Innovation in Makeup Design Humshackles Award for Most Appearances by an Actor in a Film Johnny Lever Award for Least amount of Effort Used in Constructing a Character Hero’s Girlfriend Award for Biggest Waste of an Actress’ Talent Chulbul Pandey Lifetime Achievement Award in Dirty Cop-ness Race 2 Award for Accomplishments in Narrative Design Ayushmann Khurrana Award for Film Most Likely to Cure a Societal Taboo Most Unnecessary Sequel Award Talaash Award for Most Obvious Twist Next time: Manish Mathur returns to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Kyle & Dave vs the Machine Check out ATB Cares Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood2021, #83, #BellBottom, #Chehre, #Shershah, #SandeepAurPinkyFaraar, #TheGirlontheTrain, #Saina, #SatyamevaJayate2, #HelloCharlie, #Sanak, #TimetoDance, #HumDoHamareDo, #Sooryavanshi, #MeenakshiSundareshwar, #Radhe, #BhootPolice, #HaseenDillruba, #KoiJaaneNa, #ChandigarhKareAashiqui, #AtrangiRe, #SkaterGirl, #Helmet, #NailPolish, #BuntyaurBabli2, #BobBiswas
2/3/202216 minutes, 46 seconds
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126: 2021 Year End Review

Happy New Year Lovers! As always, we've spent the first weeks of the new year catching up with films from the previous year, and we're here to tell you about it.  Show notes: Haseen Dillruba Toofaan (Episode 118) Mimi Shershaah Chehre Bhoot Police (Episode 121) Sanak Sardar Udham (Episode 125) (INTERVAL (“Param Sundari” from Mimi) Hum Do Hamare Do Meenakshi Sundareshwar Sooryavanshi Bunty Aur Babli 2 Bob Biswas Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (Gazal Dhaliwal for Film Companion) Atrangi Re Next time: Manish Mathur returns to celebrate Valentine's Day! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Book Women Check out ATB Cares Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #Bollywood2021, #HindiCinema, #HaseenDillruba, #Toofan, #Mimi, #Shershaah, #Chehre, #BhootPolice, #Sanak, #SardarUdham, #HumDoHamareDo, #MeenakshiSundareshwar, #Sooryavanshi, #BuntyAurBabli2, #ChandigarhKareAashiqui, #AtrangiRe, #BobBiswas
1/26/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 37 seconds
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125: Rebel Yell: Mangal Pandey, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, and Sardar Udham

We bone up on our Indian history with three biopics about revolutionaries during the Indian independence movement. Show notes: The Indian independence movement lasted from 1857 to 1947, but keep in mind we are not experts in Indian history when listening to this episode... Episode 88: Playing With The Past: Gandhi and Rang De Basanti with Torrey Dance What we learned about India in history class (basically nothing) Cycles of revolution: the 1857 Sepoy Uprising inspires HRSA in the 20s and 30s, inspires the assassination of O’Dwyer in 1940 Mangal Pandey: The Rising The “cartridge controversy”, as explained in Flashman in the Great Game (George Macdonald Fraser, 1975) BSD performances “Good” English-language villain actors The Legend of Bhagat Singh Non-cooperation movement Is Ajay Devgn too old to play Bhagat Singh? (INTERVAL “Rasiya” from Mangal Pandey) Sardar Udham Vicky Kaushal is having an amazing year Shoojit Sircar’s directorial range Jallianwala Bagh massacre Koozhangal (Pebbles) and India’s submission to the Oscars Next time: 2021 year-end wrap-up Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Get Checkered Check out ATB The Future Of Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MangalPandey, #AamirKhan, #KetanMehta, #RaniMukerji, #AmeeshaPatel, #TobyStephens, #KirronKher, #OmPuri, #TheLegendofBhagatSingh, #BhagatSingh, #AjayDevgn, #RajkumarSantoshi, #SushantSingh, #SardarUdham, #VickyKaushal, #ShoojitSircar, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
12/16/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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124: Noir '58: Howrah Bridge and 12 O'Clock

In our annual Noirvember episode, we discuss two moody murder mysteries from 1958.  Show notes: Our Noirvember playlist As we always point out, film noir is not a genre "The Rebirth of India's Forgotten Cinema in the Age of the Internet" Tommydan55 and Tommydan333 Howrah Bridge Kolkata as a mystery city Racist sterotypes  Songs (INTERVAL “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chuu" from Howrah Bridge) 12 O'Clock Johnny Walker Matt was thinking of Shaan Are fortune tellers admissible in court? "Filmfare recommends: Best Bollywood noir films of the '50s" Songs NEXT TIME: Freedom fighter biopics Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Rumi Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Noirvember, #HowrahBridge, #ShaktiSamanta, #AshokKumar, #Madhubala, #K.N.Singh, #MadanPuri, #OmPrakash, #Dhumal, #Helen, #12O'Clock, #PramodChakravorty, #GuruDutt, #WaheedaRehman, #Shashikala, #Rehman, #JohnnyWalker, #FilmNoir, #HindiNoir, #BollywoodNoir, #1950sBollywood
11/24/202144 minutes, 55 seconds
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123: Crisis on Infinite Singhams: Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe with Devin Bruce

Sooryavanshi has finally unloaded itself into theatres and our good friend and cinephile Devin Bruce has dropped by to discuss Rohit Shetty’s ethically questionable Cop Universe. Show notes: Heads up, one of these films deals with sexual violence. • Devin's in the three-timers club • Singham is the most important being that has ever existed • Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe (we haven't seen Sooryavanshi yet) • Singham • When Indian action movies get memeified • Buford T. Justice is actually in Smokey and the Bandit, I apologize to everyone this offended. Walking Tall is about Sheriff Buford Pusser • Backpfeifengesicht, a "face that should be slapped" • Pervasive police corruption and brutality in Hindi film • Singham Returns (INTERVAL "Singham" from Singham) • Singham's relationship with '80s American action flicks • "Copaganda" • Matt's "Bad Cop, Bad Cop" list on letterboxd • Singham vs. Dabangg, which is more fascist? • "Ranveer Ching Returns" • Simmba • "Aankh Marey" • The real-life case that inspired Simmba and Delhi Crime (cw, sexual assault) • Adam Curtis: "There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads; He Must Be Destroyed" NEXT TIME: Noirvember Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Kyle and Dave vs. The Machine! Check out ATB Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Singham, #simmba, #ajaydevgn, #kajalaggarwal, #prakashraj, #singhamreturns, #kareenakapoor, #anupamkher, #pankajtripathi, #amolegupte, #ranveersingh, #sonusood, #saraalikhan, #bollywood, #hindicinema
11/12/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 54 seconds
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122: Halloween VII, Part 2 The Quickening: Folk Horror and Tumbbad

The witching hour is almost here, and we're not done with our annual Hindi Horror Halloween! Inspired by Kier-La Janisse's Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, we explore the folk horror subgenre and how we see it being realized in Hindi-langauge filmmaking including in Rahi Anil Barve's Tumbbad. Show Notes: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror All the Haunts Be Ours: A Compendium of Folk Horror box set Matt's interview with Kier-La Janisse (and his interview with Caelum Vatnsdal) Spectacular Optical "Where to begin with folk horror" by Adam Scovell Unholy Trinity: Witchfinder General, Blood on Satan’s Claw, and The Wicker Man Matt's article on Jeremy Shaw Popular folk horror films Why is folk horror so popular?  Our list of Hindi-language folk horror Supplemental Episode 11: Brian Collins’ Bollywood Horrors (INTERVAL “Tumbbad Title Track" from Tumbbad) Tumbbad Cosmic Horror and The King in Yellow (Yellow King Theory) Spoiler zone: 1:01:11 to 1:06:09 The curse of competency  NEXT TIME: Singham Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out ATB Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #FolkHorror, #WoodlandsDarkandDaysBewitched, #Horror, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Tumbbad, #RahiAnilBarve, #SohumShah, #AnitaDate-Kelkar, #RonjiniChakraborty
10/28/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 28 seconds
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121: Halloween VII: Das Bhoots, Pizza and Bhoot Police

It’s our seventh annual Hindi Horror Halloween! This year we watch a pair of films about non-believers confronting the supernatural and using supersitition to their advantage.  Show Notes: We are doing two Hindi Horror Halloween episodes this year In Canada Hotstar is still a seperate streaming service Our first Hindi Horror Halloween where we discuss Go Goa Gone Obligatory “it was hard to find the films we wanted to watch” discussion Why are they putting brocoli on pizza? Pizza (2014) Pizza (2012) Spoiler zone: 15:26 - 21:30 Ghosts love Delhi Belly No thematic development What Erin really pays attention to while watching a movie (INTERVAL “Aayi Aayi Bhoot Police” from Bhoot Police) Bhoot Police Spitting up ectoplasm and Extra Ordinary. How old should you be to watch Evil Dead? How Arjun Kapoor got his flavour back Fraternal and sororal bonds NEXT TIME: folk horror Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Read Along Check out Taproot Edmonton Survey Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #BhootPolice, #SaifAliKhan, #ArjunKapoor, #YamiGautam, #JacquelineFernandez, #JavedJaffrey, #PavanKirpalani, #Pizza, #AkshayAkkineni, #AkshayOberoi, #ParvathyOmanakuttan, #ArunodaySingh, #DipannitaSharma, #Horror, #HindiCinema, #Bollywood, #BollywoodHorror
10/14/202149 minutes, 42 seconds
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120: Bachchan ‘90 & ‘91

We take a big leap in our Amitabh Bachchan series and jump over the late 80s into the early 90s with two explosive crime movies. Show Notes: What happened to Bachchan between 1985 and 1989? Erin does not understand the Indian Parliament  Agneepath First instance of a poem in and as 2012 remake Bachchan’s voice Trash, Art, And The Movies on Scarfaces Split Screen Podcast: The Hollywood Remake Of 'Parinda' Shakti Kapoor saves the day Mory Kanté (INTERVAL “Jumma Chumma De De” from Hum) Hum Songs: “Sanam Mere Sanam” and “Kagaj Kalam” Govinda’s sexy period Rajnikanth seems happy to be there Which actress should we dedicate a series to? NEXT TIME: (Funny?) Bhoots  Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Book Women Check out Taproot Edmonton Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MukulSAnand, #AmitabhBachchanm #Rajnikanth, #DannyDenzongpa, #KimiKatkar, #Govinda, #DeepaSahi, #ShilpaShirodkar, #AnupamKher, #KaderKhan, #MithunChakraborty, #Madhavi, #Neelam, #RohiniHattangadi, #ShaktiKapoor, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
9/30/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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119: King Con: Abhishek Bachchan in Bunty Aur Babli and Bluffmaster!

Abhishek Bachchan tries to con his way into our hearts in two crime comedies from 2005.  Show Notes: We’re back!  Bunty Aur Babli A good year for Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan The media claims there are IRL Bunties and Bablies Kesha first brushed her teeth with a bottle of Jack in 2009 Songs: “Bunty Aur Babli,” “Nach Baliye,” “Chup Chup Ke” and “B n B” (INTERVAL “Kajra Re” from Bunty Aur Babli ) Bluffmaster! Riteish, no Deshmukh We are all just fish waiting to be conned A long, necessary ramble about Electric Circus Piggy Chops’ rap “Right Here Right Now,” NEXT TIME: Bachchan '85 - '87 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to It’s A Conspiracy Check out YEGPodfest Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #AbhishekBachchan, #RaniMukerji, #AmitabhBachchan, #BuntyAurBabli, #PriyankaChopram #RiteishDeshmukh, #NanaPatekar, #BomanIrani, #Bollywood, #Conmen, #Bluffmaster
9/15/202150 minutes, 48 seconds
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118: Knockout Kings: Saala Khadoos, Mukkabaaz, and Toofan

With Toofan now streaming on Amazon Prime, we lace up our gloves and climb in the ring to discuss three films about boxers.  Show Notes: Matt’s fist fighting past Boxing movies Class in boxing movies It’s Jim Brown in Mars Attacks! Episode 6 -  Priyanka Chopra: Who's the Hottest Girl in the World? where we discuss Mary Kom Saala Khadoos/Irudhi Suttru “Why top athletes work for Indian Railways”  “Vaa Machaney” (INTERVAL (“Toofan” from Toofan) Mukkabaaz Power and corruption  “Paintra” Toofan Before every podcast, Matt remembers every podcast he has podcasted Biopic vibes Episode 24: Sports! where we discuss Bhaag Milkha Bhaag “Todun Taak” and “Star Hai Tu” NEXT TIME: we are taking a break, talk to you in September! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Future Of Check out Taproot Edmonton Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #SaalaKhadoos, #IrudhiSuttru, #Madhavan, #RitikaSingh, #MumtazSorcar, #Nassar, #ZakirHussain, #SudhaKongara, #Mukkabaaz, #AnuragKashyap, #VineetKumarSingh, #ZoyaHussain, #JimmySheirgill, #RaviKishan, #Toofan, #RakeyshOmprakashMehra, #PareshRawal, #MrunalThakur, #DarshanKumar, #SupriyaPathak, #VijayRaaz, #Bollywood, #BoxingFilms, #HindiCinema
8/6/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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117: Magnificent Obsessions: SRK in Baazigar and Darr

We go back to 1993 to see how our beloved romantic hero Shah Rukh Khan shot to stardom in a pair of thrillers where he plays murderous obsessives.  Show Notes: The darkness in Shah Rukh Khan Comparisons to Sarah Michelle Gellar  King of Bollywood by Anupama Chopra Baazigar Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa A Kiss Before Dying and the 1991 movie version Giallo Songs: “Kitaben Bahut Si,” “Ae Mere Humsafar,” “Baazigar O Baazigar,” and “Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen” (INTERVAL (“Jaadu Teri Nazar” from Darr) Darr Is this film wholesome? Norman Bates The Bollywood stalker Songs: “Darwaza Band Karlo,” “Ang Se Ang Lagana,” “Solah Button Meri Choli,” “Likha Hai Yeh,” “Tu Mere Saamne” SRK and Juhi Chawla jodi NEXT TIME: boxing movies! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Book Women Check out Taproot Edmonton’s The Pulse Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #ShahRukhKhan, #Kajol, #DalipTahil, #Raakhee, #RakheeGulzar, #ShilpaShetty, #SiddharthRay, #JohnnyLever, #Abbas-Mustan, #Darr#, YashChopra, #SunnyDeol, #JuhiChawla, #AnupamKher, #TanviAzmi, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
7/22/20211 hour, 56 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: The Family Man Season 2, or Be a Maximum Guy

Our favourite unobservant husband/intelligence officer/clueless father is back, and this time he's off to Chennai to stop a new threat because he loves the game (and we love him)! Show Notes: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Netflix and Dil: Who Can Stop The Terrorists? Take Them Out For You? The Family Man Can! NEXT TIME: SRK in Baazigar and Darr Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out The Future Of Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #TheFamilyMan, #TheFamilyManSeason2. #ManojBajpayee. #Priyamani, #SharibHashmi, #AshleshaThakur, #VedantSinha, #Samantha, #SamanthaAkkineni, #RavindraVijay, #SharadKelkar, #SeemaBiswas, #Devadarshini, #AbhayVerma, #AmazonPrimeVideo, #HindiTV, #SpyThriller
7/7/202144 minutes, 14 seconds
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116: 2021 Midyear Review

We made it to June, which means it’s time for our midyear review where we discuss all the notable Hindi-language films that were released in the first half of 2021, or at least the ones we bothered to watch.  Show Notes: If you are able to lend your support to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in India, here is a list of verified organizations to donate to: https://donate.indiacovidresources.in/ Tribhanga The Girl on the Train Bombay Rose Roohi Time to Dance Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Saina (INTERVAL (“Faraar” from Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar) Pagglait Koi Jaane Na The Big Bull Hello Charlie Radhe Skater Girl Sherni NEXT TIME: The Family Man Season 2 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Rumi Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Tribhanga,#TheGirlontheTrain, #BombayRose, #Roohi, #TimetoDance, #SandeepAurPinkyFaraar, #Saina, #Pagglait, #KoiJaaneNa, #TheBigBull, #HelloCharlie, #Radhe, #SkaterGirl, #Sherni, #Bollywood2021, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
6/23/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 13: OK Computer creators Pooja Shetty and Neil Pagedar

We are thrilled to welcome creators, directors, and writers of OK Computer Pooja Shetty and Neil Pagedar to discuss their influences, worldview, and the making of our favourite science fiction comedy mystery series.   Show Notes: OK Computer Pooja Shetty’s Twitter and Instagram Neil Pagedar’s Twitter and Instagram NEXT TIME: 2021 midyear review Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out Park Power Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #NeilPagedar, #PoojaShetty, #OKComputer, #ScienceFiction, #SciFi, #ScienceFictionTV, #SciFiTV, #IndianTV, #IndianTVShows, #HotStar, #VijayVarma, #RadhikaApte, #KaniKusruti, #ArtificialIntelligence, #AI, #Cyberpunk, #CyberNoir, #TechNoir
5/26/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 35 seconds
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115: Mr. Criterion: Do Bigha Zamin and Shree 420

Our favourite boutique film label, Criterion, has finally acknowledged Hindi cinema with two series on their streaming channel devoted to acclaimed filmmakers Bimal Roy and Raj Kapoor.  Show Notes: We checked the list, we have 133 Criterion films including the Eclipse box sets The Criterion Collection and the Criterion Channel NYT: How the Criterion Collection Crops Out African-American Directors This is the podcast where the Bollywood boxset rumours come from Episode 69 on Raj Kapoor and episode 87 on Madhumati Directed by Bimal Roy at the Criterion Channel Do Bigha Zamin Erin saw this film in her proletarian literature course Bicycle Thieves and Italian neorealism Cinema is always political Songs: “Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke,” “Hariyala Sawan Dhol Bajata,” “Ajab Teri Duniya Hai Mere,” and “Aa Ri Aaja Nindiya Tu” (INTERVAL (“Ramaiya Vastavaiya” from Shree 420) Three by Raj Kapoor on the Criterion Channel Shree 420 Section 420 Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp “Mera Joota Hai Japani” Songs: “Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala,” “Ichak Dana Bichak Dana,” “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh,” and “O Jaanewale” NEXT TIME: OK Computer interview Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Your Forest Check out Natural Light Edmonton Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #CriterionCollection, #CriterionChannel, #BimalRoy, #RajKapoor, #DoBighaZamin, #BalrajSahni, #NirupaRoy, #RattanKumar, #Murad, #Jagdeep, #MeenaKumari, #Shree420, #Nargis, #Narida, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
5/19/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: OK Computer, or Do Androids Dream of Electric Pineapples?

Do you like robots? Yes! What about killer robots? Oh robots don’t kill you say? We’ll see about that! We get to the bottom of Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics with Hotstar’s new sci-fi-comedy-mystery series OK Computer. Show Notes: If you are able to lend your support to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in India, here is a list of verified organizations to donate to: https://donate.indiacovidresources.in/ Ok Computer Kani Kusruti Cyberpunk NEXT TIME: Criterion Channel Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Check out NorthwestFest and Taproot Edmonton: People’s Agenda Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #OKComputer, #VijayVarma, #RadhikaApte, #KanuKusruti, #RasikaDugal, #JackieShroff, #AnandGandhi, #NeilPagedar, #PoojaShetty, #Hotstar, #IndianScienceFiction, #Scifi, #HindiTV
4/28/202142 minutes, 15 seconds
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114: Jane Addiction: Bride and Prejudice and Aisha with Karen Unland

Karen Unland is back to discuss to two Indian adapatations of classic Jane Austen novels.  Show Notes: Welcome back Karen Unland of That’s A Thing?! Teen culture is all about remixing That’s A Thing?!: “New life for Clone High, fake life for VTubers” Jane Austen Hollywood’s love of Austen Where are all the LGBTQ2S+ Austen adaptations? Are we living in another Austen moment? (INTERVAL (“By The Way” from Aisha) Bride and Prejudice Gurinder Chadha Why wont HBO let Indira Varma live? Pride and Prejudice This is not a Bollywood film “No Life Without Wife” and “My Lips Are Waiting (Goa Groove)” Aisha Emma and Clueless Abhay Deol is a snack Women making movies for women Songs: “Sham,” “Behke Behke,” and “Gal Mitthi Mitthi” NEXT TIME: OK Computer Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Is This For Real Check out ATB Cares Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #JaneAusten, #AustenMovies, #Austen, #BrideandPrejudice, #AishwaryaRai, #AishwaryaRaiBachchan, #AlexisBledel, #MartinHenderson, #NadiraBabbar, #AnupamKher, #NaveenAndrews, #IndiraVarma, #Aisha, #SonamKapoor, #AbhayDeol, #IraDubey, #CyrusSahukar, #AmritaPuri, #AnandTiwari, #ArunodaySingh, #LisaHaydon, #GurinderChadha, #RajshreeOjha, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #IndianCinema, #NRICinema, #DisaporaCinema
4/14/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 59 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 12: Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ Unfinished Life

In this supplemental episode we discuss Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ new memoir, Unfinished, and her latest film project, The White Tiger. Show Notes: 66th Filmfare Awards (the video Matt watched full of spoilers) Unfinished by Priyanka Chopra Jonas “73 Questions with Priyanka Chopra” Episode 6: Priyanka Chopra: Who's the Hottest Girl in the World? The White Tiger PCJ getting fashion advice from Tika NEXT TIME: Austen adaptations Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Nait’s Career Essentials  Check out Taproot Edmonton Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #PriyankaChopraJonas, #PriyankaChopra, #Unfinished, #TheWhiteTiger, #AdarshGourav, #RajkummarRao, #Netflix, #Bollywood, #IndianCinema
3/31/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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113: The Mother of all Equations: Nil Battey Sannata and Shakuntala Devi with Amanda Mullins

Happy Pi Day Lovers! To celebrate we’ve invited our friend Amanda Mullins on to discuss two films about women and math. Show Notes: Welcome Amanda Mullins! Erin may or may not have made cherry pie today Studying maths Erin claims to like math Math stereotypes in movies Number sense The Futurama Theorem Gender stereotypes of mathematicians in pop culture (INTERVAL (“Pass Nahi Toh Fail Nahi” from Shakuntala Devi) Nil Battey Sannata Remakes: Amma Kanakku and Udaharanam Sujatha “Hard work sucks and I hate doing it” Monte Carlo simulations Shakuntala Devi, the film Shakuntala Devi, the person Numberwang Discrete math Would you hire someone to perform math? Bad Bollywood wigs syndrome Her book on homosexuality NEXT TIME: PCJ’s memoir Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to What’s the Tsismis? Check out ATB’s The Future Of Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #ShakuntalaDevi, #VidyaBalan, #AnuMenon, #SanyaMalhotra, #AmitSadh, #JisshuSengupta, #PrakashDelawadi, #NilBatteySannata, #AshwinyIyerTiwari, #SwaraBhasker, #RatnaPathakShah, #PankajTripathi, #Bollywood, #Math, #PiDay, #WomeninSTEM, #Womeninmath, #HindiCinema
3/14/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
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112: Bachchan ‘82 - '84

We continue to explore Amitabh Bachchan’s filmography, one year at a time.  Show Notes: How we choose the movies for this series (hint: it’s random) We couldn’t find Coolie Thank you Rajat Dikshit Khud-Daar The theme of reuniting the family Matt wants more tall man comedy Flying car song: “Hat Ja Bajoo Nahin To Uda Doonga” Dishoom “From Bombay With Love” “Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain I Love You” and “Disco 82″ (INTERVAL (“Disco 84″ from Inquilaab) Nastik 3 movies for the price of one “Aaj Ka Ye Din Kal Ban Jayega” Inquilaab Bachchan as a police officer? “Aaj Abhi Yahi,” “Bichhoo Lad Gaya” and “Abhimanyu Chakravyuh Mein” Spoiler zone from 57:51 to 1:02:00 NEXT TIME: ladies doing math Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Kyle and Dave vs the Machine Check out The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #AmitabhBachchan, #KhudDaar, #RaviTandon, #SanjeevKumar, #VinodMehra, #ParveenBabi, #Tanuja, #BindiyaGoswami, #Nastik, #HemaMalini, #RajuShrestha, #AmjadKhan, #Pran, #PramodChakravorty, #Inquilaab, #RamaRaoTatineni, #Sridevi, #UtpalDutt, #KaderKhan, #ShaktiKapoor, #Iftekhar, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
3/3/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 11: Brian Collins’ Bollywood Horrors

In our eleventh supplemental Matt speaks to scholar Brian Collins about the new book Bollywood Horrors: Religion, Violence and Cinematic Fears in India.  Show Notes: Bollywood Horrors: Religion, Violence and Cinematic Fears in India edited by Ellen Goldberg, Aditi Sen, and Brian Collins Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Ramsay Brothers Horror and Bollywood at Cannes: Masaan, Titli and Miss Lovely Carol J. Clover’s Final Girl Devendra Varma NEXT TIME: Bachchan ‘82-’84 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to NAIT's Career Essentials podcast Check out Taproot Edmonton's The Pulse podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #BollywoodHorrors, #Horror, #HorrorMovies, #RamsayBrothers, #BollywoodHorror, #IndianHorror
2/24/202150 minutes
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111: The Many Luvs of Imran Khan: Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, I Hate Luv Storys, and Break Ke Baad

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers! Romance is in the air, so we’re discussing three romantic comedies featuring retired (?) leading man Imran Khan. Show Notes: BiFL points are in the mail! Imran Khan Thank you to everyone who participated in our poll! “A Bollywood Brokeback” “Cleeeeeeeeo” Who ate Imran’s lunch? Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na We didn’t know that Arbaaz and Sohail Khan grew up in Calgary (INTERVAL (“I Hate Luv Storys” from I Hate Luv Storys) I Hate Luv Storys Matt takes issue with the title’s spelling Work wife/husband Women are flying away from Imran Khan “Jab Mila Tu” Rodney? Break Ke Baad Shout out to all of our listeners in Mauritius NEXT TIME: Bachchan ‘82-’84 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Searching for Izena Check out The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #ImranKhan, #JaaneTuYaJaaneNa, #IHateLuvStorys, #BreakKeBaad, #SonamKapoor, #DeepikaPadukone, #RatnaPathakShah, #NaseeruddinShah, #ArbaazKhan, #SohailKhan, #ShahanaGoswami, #SharmilaTagore, #DanishAslam, #PunitMalhotra, #GeneliaD'Souza, #PrateikBabbar, #AbbasTyrewala, #RomanticComedies, #Bollywood
2/12/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
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110: 2020 Year End Review

Well, we made it through 2020, and all we have to show for it are 17 short movie reviews! Enjoy! Show Notes: Thank you Rajat Dikshit! Get in touch to claim those BiFL points! Bulbbul Dil Bechara Shakuntala Devi Lootcase Raat Akeli Hai Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Class of ‘83 (INTERVAL (“Dil Bechara” from Dil Bechara) Cargo Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Khaali Peeli Serious Men Ludo Chhalaang Sir Surag Pe Mangal Bhari AK vs AK Coolie No. 1 NEXT TIME: Something for Valentine’s Day Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Searching for Izena Check out Glass Bookshop Radio Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bulbbul, #DilBechara, #ShakuntalaDevi, #Lootcase, #RaatAkeliHai, #GunjanSaxena, #GunjanSaxenaTheKargilGirl, #Classof83, #Classof'83, #Cargo, #DollyKittyAurWohChamakteSitare, #KhaaliPeeli, #SeriousMen, #Ludo, #Chalaang, #Sir, #SuragPeMangalBjari, #AKvsAK, #CoolieNo.1, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #2020BollywoodMovies
1/27/20212 hours, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 10: Debashree Mukherjee’s Bombay Hustle

In our tenth supplemental episode Matt speaks to film historian Debashree Mukherjee about her new book Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City. Show Notes: Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City by Debashree Mukherjee Saadat Hasan Manto Shanta Apte Amazon link to INR special edition of Bombay Hustle NEXT TIME: 2020 year end review! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out BGC Bigs Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #BombayHustle, #DebashreeMukherjee, #Bollywood, #Bombay, #Mumbai, #SaadatHasanManto, #ShantaApte, #HindiCinema, #IndianCinema
1/13/202158 minutes, 20 seconds
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109: Coolies Nos 1s with Asim Burney

We welcome back fellow podcaster Asim Burney to discuss two identical David Dhawan comedies made 25 years apart.  Show Notes: Welcome Asim Burney of Upodcast and Khandaan Judwaa episode Twitter’s gonna hate Should remakes exist at all? Coolie No. 1 (1995) How much ownership does Govinda have? Comparisons to Jim Carrey and Umer Shareef The songs are all bangers: “Coolie No. 1,” “Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha,” “Aa Jaana Aa jaana,” “Jeth Ki Dopahri Mein,” and “Tere Pyar Mein” Govinda, style icon (INTERVAL (“Husn Hai Suhana” from Coolie No. 1) “Remember The Time” Coolie No. 1 (2020) Things we liked Can we stop with fat jokes already? Varun Dhawan is a star Songs: “Teri Bhabhi,” “Mirchi Lagi Toh,” “MummyKassam,” and “Husnn Hai Suhaana New” Coolie Can we also stop with the crossdressing comedy? Mint chocolate ice cream is for someone, but not for us NEXT TIME: 2020 year end review Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to Edmonton City as Museum Project Check out Park Power Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #CoolieNo1, #CoolieNumber1, #DavidDhawan, #Govinda, #KarismaKapoor. #HarishKumar, #Kanchan, #KaderKhan, #ShaktiKapoor, #SadashivAmrapukar, #VarunDhawan, #Varundhawan, #SaraAliKhan, #PareshRawal, #JavedJeffrey, #RajpalYadav, #JohnnyLever, #SahilVaid, #ShikhaTalsania, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
12/29/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 36 seconds
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108: Underpants Captains: Chillar Party and Dhanak

We get in touch with our inner child by watching two Hindi-language children’s films. Show Notes: Indian farmers strike Get your BiFL points in! Vikas Bahl and the closure of Phantom Films We don’t see a lot of Hindi-language children’s films 90s live-action children’s films: The Little Rascals, The Sandlot, etc. Chillar Party “For the love of dog” Matt is in favour of civil disobedience  Bollywood dog rankings Comparisons to Gangs of New York... and Peanuts! (INTERVAL (“Chatte Batte” from Chillar Party) Dhanak SRK versus Salman Khan Impromtu wedding guests Walking acorss the world in crocs, singing “Let’s Give Love a Chance” NEXT TIME: Coolie No. 1 x2 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Taproot Edmonton presents Igniting Innovation Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #Bollywood, #ChillarParty, #NiteshTiwari, #VikasBahl, #PankajTripathi, #Dhanak, #ShahRukhKhan, #SalmanKhan, #NageshKukunoor, #Children'sFilms, #IndianChildren'sFilms, #HindiCinema
12/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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107: Noirvember Adjacent: Singapore and Ittefaq

In our annual Noirvember episode, we discuss two thrillers from the 1960s that maybe one could call noir, or neo-noir, or noir-ish... noir-esque? Show Notes: The liquor store sent us twice as much Prosecco as we ordered Our Noirvember playlist “Filmfare recommends: Best Bollywood noir films of the ’50s” Film Noir Singapore Songs: “Aane Laga Jeene Ka Maza,” “Dekho Ji Dekho,” “Tum Lakh Chhupana Chahoge,” “Hat Jao Deewane Aaye,” and “Dhokha Khayegi Na Yaaron Ki Nazar” (INTERVAL (“Yeh Sahar Bada Albela” from Singapore) Ittefaq Peeping Tom and Samuel Fuller No interval, no songs, lots of twists Signpost to Murder and Rope Ittefaq 2017 NEXT TIME: children’s films! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Taproot Edmonton presents Igniting Innovation  Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #Singapore, #ShaktiSamanta, #ShammiKapoor, #Padmini, #MariaMenado, #Shashikala, #Agha, #K.N.Singh, #MadanPuri, #Ittefaq, #YashChopra, #B.R.Chopra, #RajeshKhanna, #Nanda, #Bindu, #Iftekhar, #GajananJagirdar, #Bollywood, #BollywoodNoir, #FilmNoir, #Neo-noir, #HindiCinema
11/25/202051 minutes, 4 seconds
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106: Time Enough for Love: Love Story 2050, Action Replayy, and Baar Baar Dekho

We go backwards and forwards in time to uncover the true meaning of love, maybe, with three time traveling romances! Show Notes: Thank you Amrita! Does Erin really hate time travel movies? Thermae Romae Love Story 2050 Harman Baweja aka not Hrithik Roshan Liking rain is not a personality Why Amazon Prime? Why? The future is going to be far more futuristic than they originally predicted  Space Mutiny  (INTERVAL (“Lover Boy” from Love Story 2050) Action Replayy “re-introducing” Aditya Roy Kapur Toxic masculinity Songs: “Chhan Ka Mohalla,” “Nakhrea,” and “Medley” Baar Baar Dekho Our interview with Sri Rao We would all like to be in Thailand with Katrina Kaif “Once In A Lifetime” Songs: “Nachda Ne Saare,” “Sau Aasmaan,” and “Kala Chashma” How it compares to About Time NEXT TIME: Noirvember... hopefully Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Future Of podcast Check out love.alberta.forests Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #LoveStory2050, #PriyankaChopra, #HarmanBaweja, #BomanIrani, #HarryBaweja, #ActionReplayy, #AkshayKumar, #AishwaryaRai, #AdityaRoyKapur, #NehaDhupia, #KirronKher, #OmPuri, #VipulAmrutlalShah, #BaarBaarDekho, #KatrinaKaif, #SiddharthMalhotra, #RamKapoor, #SayaniGupta, #NityaMehra, #SriRao, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #TimeTravel
11/11/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 9: Erin and Friends at YEGPodfest 2020!

Here's a quick bonus episode for you this week, as Erin was tasked with putting together a panel discussion on Bollywood podcasting for this year's inaugural YEGPodFest. She reached out to Asim Burney (Khandaan Podcast, Upodcast), Manish Mathur (It Pod To Be You, Queer and Now) and Ankur Desai (Parde Ke Peeche) to find out their thoughts about Bollywood podcasting in general, and specifically why Hindi cinema criticism is so underrepresented in podcasting. To check out the video version of the discussion, check it out here at the Khandaan Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FGnv3jNOw8 #YEGPodfest, #BollywoodPodcast, #Khandaan, #Upodcast, #ItPodToBeYou, #QueerandNow, #PardeKePeeche, #HindiCinema
11/5/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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105: Halloween VI: Hell Hath No Fury, Stree and Bulbbul with Matthew Stepanic

In our sixth annual Hindi Horror Halloween, we are joined by writer and bookseller Matthew Stepanic to discuss two films about vengeful, supernatural women. Show Notes: Matthew Stepanic, Glass Bookshop, and Glass Buffalo Should horror movies be judged on how scary they are? “Elevated horror” Horror Story (INTERVAL (“Kamariya” from Stree) Stree The “Nale Ba” urban legend Balancing act between horror and comedy The power of “friendship” Bulbbul Chudail myth Rabindranath Tagore and Nastanirh NEXT TIME: time traveling romance! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to (exp)lore Check out Park Power Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #Stree, #RajkummarRao, #RajandDK, #ShraddhaKapoor, #PankajTripathi, #AparshaktiKhurana, #AbhishekBanerjee, #VijayRaaz, #NoraFatehi, #KritiSanon, #AmarKaushik, #Bulbbul, #AnvitaDutt, #AnushkaSharma, #TriptiDimri, #AvinashTiwary, #PaoliDam, #RahulBose, #ParambrataChatterjee, #HindiCinema, #Horror, #HindiHorror
10/29/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 14 seconds
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104: Babytown Frolics: Badhaai Ho and Good Newwz with Julie-Anne Weaver

To celebrate our new nephew, we welcome his mother Julie-Anne Weaver on to discuss a pair of pregnancy comedies.  Show Notes: The mountains are full of Jadoo! Welcome Julie-Anne! She has actually been to India.  Why are both of these movies about how men feel? Badhaai Ho Our Ayushmann Khurrana episode News flash: parents have sex too How the film discusses abortion What it’s like to have a baby during a pandemic Songs: “Badhaaiyan Tenu” and “Morni Banke” (INTERVAL (“Zumba” from Good Newwz) Good Newwz Baby’s Day Out We don’t hate Julie-Anne The film’s problematic aspects We have found the plot for the sequel! Why do women have to put up with the invasive questions? Songs: “Laal Ghaghra,” “Sauda Khara Khara,” and “Chandigarh Mein” NEXT TIME: the sixth annual Hindi Horror Halloween with special guest Matthew Stepanic  Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Unbelts Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #BadhaiHo, #AyushmannKhurrana, #SanyaMalhotra, #NeenaGupta, #GajrajRao, #SurkhaSikri, #SheebaChaddha, #AmitSharma, #GoodNewwz, #AkshayKumar, #KareenaKapoor, #DiljitDosanjh, #KiaraAdvani, #RajMehta, #Pregnancy, #PregnancyMovies, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #AdilHussain
10/14/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: A Suitable Boy, or the Gold Diggers of 1951

Fresh off of its appearance at the closing night of TIFF, we discuss Mira Nair’s six-part adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.  Show Notes: Thank you Mildmanneredgamer! Join Erin at YEGPodFest! Toronto International Film Festival Mira Nair A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth A Suitable Boy Spoiler Zone (52:26 to 1:01:01) NEXT TIME: Pregnancy movies Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network  Check out Unbelts! Listen to The Shared Mic podcast! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #MiraNair, #ASuitableBoy, #TIFF, #TorontoInternationalFilmFestival, #VikramSeth, #Tabu, #IshaanKhatter, #TanyaManiktala, #RasikaDugal, #MahiraKakkar, #RamKapoor, #GaganDevRar, #ShahanaGoswami, #MikhailSen, #NamitDas, #DaneshRazvi, #VivaanShah, #VivekGomber
9/29/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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103: We Want To Be Dimple Kapadia’s Friend: Bobby, Saagar, and Rudaali

In honour of her Hollywood debut, we discuss three of Dimple Kapadia’s most iconic and acclaimed films.  Show Notes: Thank you you crazybrownchik (and Chris) Attend YEGPodFest and Erin’s panel with other Bollywood podcasters Chatting with the Khandaan crew Dimple Kapadia Tenet Thank you Film Companion for the MUBI code Bobby Matt makes fun of the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards but they gave Adam Sandler Best Actor for Uncut Gems We are forced to stan Jack Braganza’s suit Songs: “Main Shayar To Nahin,” “Mujha Kucjin Kehna Hai,” “Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein,” “Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kaate,” and “Ae Phansa” (INTERVAL (“Jaane Do Naa” from Saagar) Saagar The return of Bum Chums Dimple Kapadia’s bathing suit Rudaali Mahasweta Devi Professional mourners “Superman’s Song” (we will not explain 90s Canadiana) Song: “Jhooti Mooti Mitwa Aawan Bole” Matt coins the term Dimp Simps NEXT TIME: A Suitable Boy Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Taproot Edmonton Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #DimpleKapadia, #Bobby, #RishiKapoor, #RajKapoor, #PremNath, #Pran, #Saagar, #RameshSippy, #KamalHassan, #Rudaali, #KalpanaLajmi, #Rakhee, #AmjadKhan, #RajBabbar, #Bollywood
9/16/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 7 seconds
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102: Bachchan ‘79 - '81

We continue our exploration of Amitabh Bachchan’s career, finishing up the 1970s and moving into the 1980s. Show Notes: Thank you to Erin’s mother for helping us get to 1 million downloads/listens! We didn’t win the Oilers 50/50 draw Watch our panel at Namaste 2020: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power Kriya at Fantasia 2020 Kaala Patthar Our new favourite guy Dad movies (INTERVAL (“Janu Meri Jaan” from Shaan) Shaan “Pyaar Karne Waale Ryaar Karte Hain,” “Dariya Mein Jahaz Chale,” and “Yamma Yamma” Matt’s new character: ‘80s Film Twitter Movie Length Guy Blofeld Bollywood crocs Kaalia “Dil To Dete Nahin,” “Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar,” “Sanam Tum Jahan,” “Jab Se Tumko Dekha,” “Tum Saath Ho Jab,” and “Kaun Kisiko Bandh Saka” NEXT TIME: Dimple Kapadia Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well-Endowed Podcast! Check out Taproot Edmonton’s COVID-19 page! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #Kriya, #FantasiaFest2020, #Fantasia, #Fantasia2020, #AmitabhBachchan, #Salim-Javed, #KaalaPatthar, #YashChopra, #ShashiKapoor, #ShatrughanSinha, #ParveenBabi, #Rakhee, #NeetuSingh, #Shaan, #RameshSippy, #BindiyaGoswami, #Kaalia, #TinnuAnand, #AmjadKhan, #Pran, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
8/29/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 5 seconds
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101: First Frames: Dil Chahta Hai, Ek Hasina Thi, and Socha Na Tha

We go back to the 2000s to discuss some of the first films from some of Bollywood’s most celebrated contemporary auteurs.   Show Notes: What happened to Khosla Ka Ghosla? The 19th anniversary is bronze Dil Chahta Hai A classic Mr. Holland’s Opus reference How much time does the film cover? The pants game Its influence and imitators “Kaisi Hai Ye Rut” (INTERVAL (“Wo Ladki Hai Kahan” from Dil Chahta Hai) Ek Hasina Thi Our Noirvember episode on Sriram Raghavan Women in Prison films They mention that Film Noir is not a genre, take a drink Socha Na Tha Our Imtiaz Ali episode “Abhi Abhi” Erin thinks Abhay Deol is cute Imtiaz Ali makes the same film over and over again “Yara Rab” Ayesha Takia’s brother IS the preist from 1920 NEXT TIME: Bachchan ‘79-’81 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Join us for the Timeless Cinema Panel at Namaste 2020: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out #ATBGoodnessGrows Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #DilChahtaHai, #SaifAliKhan, #AkshayeKhanna, #AamirKhan, #PreityZinta, #DimpleKapadia, #SonaliKulkarni, #FarhanAkhtar, #EkHasinaThi, #UrmilaMatondkar, #SochaNaTha, #AbhayDeol, #AyeshaTakia, #ApoorvaJha, #ImtiazAli, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #SriramRaghavan
8/14/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 40 seconds
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100: The Goddess Who Carries The Burden of The World, Mother India

In our (canonical) 100th episode, we discuss one of the most iconic and influential Hindi films of all time, Mehboob Khan’s 1957 epic Mother India.  Show Notes: 100 Baby! Thank you to the Alberta Podcast Network, Audioboom, all of our past guests, all of our listeners, and especially Paul Matwychuk! Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters thank you A.J. Devlin! Our favourite episodes, biggest podcasting regrets, and reflecting on the podcast thus far Mother India Our experiences with the film in university (INTERVAL (“O Janewalo Jao Na” from Mother India) Katherine Mayo’s Mother India Fellini was nominated for 12 Oscars and won four Songs: “Matwala Jiya Dole Piya,” “O Gaadiwale,” “Duniya Mein Aaye Hain,” “Dukh Bhare Din Beete Re Bhaiya,” “Ghunghat Nahin Kholoongi,” and “Na Main Bhagwan Hoon” Soviet montage and Constructivism (we were kind of conflating the two movements, they are different but related) and the Kuleshov effect D.W. Griffith and Gone With the Wind NEXT TIME: a filmmaker’s first time Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Check out Taproot Edmonton Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! #Bollywood, #MotherIndia, #MehboobKhan, #Nargis, #SunilDutt, #RajendraKumar, #RaajKumar, #KanhaiyaLal, #Podcast, #BollywoodPodcast, #FilmPodcast, #HindiCinema, #AcademyAwards, #Oscars, #BestForeignLanguageFilm
7/29/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 19 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 8: 60 Questions

For our 100th episode we intended to devote a small segment of the show to answering listener questions, but we received so many questions we instead put together an entire supplemental episode devoted to answering them. This took some time, it’s long, but we did our best to answer each and every one.  Show Notes: Thank you: Saad Ilyas, TheManish89, Safiyya Austen, Debbie Soderlund, Kimberly Tully, sidhu177, NaanSamantha, BombayTalkies, karmakaramit7, Tepid_Waters, monsoon_blues, SeebooTheGoblin, CandidGamera, AvinashAjjarapu, AshishMadathil, baisakhi, theshahshahid, bollylitsa, raj712, shreysaxena2308, maahin, SuzetteChan, akaifishy, morgansiesta, ScouseOfTheEast, desi_casanova, ClaireEKelly, Devin Bruce, and Karen Unland NEXT TIME: the actual 100th episode on Mother India Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network Listen to the World on Fire podcast Check out Storylines Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #IndianCinema, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Mailbag, #Q&A, #ListenerQuestions, #BollywoodisForLovers, #Podcast, #BollywoodPodcast
7/14/20202 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds
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99: 2020 Midyear Review

While movie theatres still aren't fully open around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has still be a lot of great movies released so far this year and we’re still going to talk about them in our annual midyear review! Show Notes: Sushant Singh Rajput (suicide prevention resources in Canada) Chhapaak Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Panga Street Dancer 3 Gul Makai Jawaani Jaaneman Malang Love Aaj Kal (INTERVAL (“Illegal Weapon 2.0″ from Street Dancer 3) Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Thappad Baaghi 3 Angrezi Medium Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai Gulabo Sitabo NEXT TIME: 100 Baby! We’re doing Mother India and answering burning questions about the show, so send us some to answer! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Listen to the World on Fire podcast Check out Taproot Edmonton's COVID-19 coverage Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #SushantSinghRajput #Chhapaak, #Tanhaji, #Panga, #StreetDancer3, #GulMakai, #JawaaniJaaneman, #Malang, #LoveAajKal, #BhootPartOneTheHauntedShip, #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan, #Thappad, #AngreziMedium, #ChokedPaisaBoltaHai, #GulaboSitabo, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #2020Movies, #Baaghi3
6/24/20202 hours, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Paatal Lok, or Lords of Dogtown

We go down to the underworld with Amazon Prime’s new show Paatal Lok to unravel a mystery that reveals the rotten truth about corruption in many levels of society.  Show Notes: "On TV, Cops Are Always the Main Characters” Paatal Lok Episode 65: Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate: NH10, Phillauri, and Pari Svarga, Dharti, and Paatal  Transgender actress Mairembam Ronaldo Singh Spoiler Zone (41:38 to 46:28) NEXT TIME: Our 2020 Midyear Review Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out The Well Endowed Podcast Listen to Storylines Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #PaatalLok, #SudipSharma, #AvinashArun, #PrositRoy, #AnushkaSharma, #KarneshSharma, #CleanSlateFilms, #JaideepAhlawat, #GulPanag, #BodhisattvaSharma, #IshwakSingh, #NeerajKabi, #SwastikaMukherjee, #JagjeetSandhu, #AsifKhan, #MairembamRonaldoSingh, #AbhishekBanerjee, #AmazonPrime, #HindiTV, #Streaming, #Bollywood
6/16/202050 minutes, 52 seconds
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98: Anil Kapoor’s 90s: Beta, 1942: A Love Story, and Rajkumar

Picking up our Anil Kapoor series, we discuss three of his films from the 1990s: two well loved hits and an epic flop.   Show Notes: Our episode on Taal and our episode on Lamhe Thanks JustGivemeTheReboot! (Do you like ReBoot?) Parinda on the Split Screen Podcast Virasat and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Beta Madhuri Dixit just had sex aka “Saiyya Jee Se Chupke”  Other songs: “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga,” “Koyal Si Teri Boli,” and “Sajna Mein Teri Tu Mera” Dickensian/Victorian/Jane Eyre Is that a Jojo’s reference?  (INTERVAL (“Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh” from 1942: A Love Story) 1942: A Love Story “Mars, the Bringer of War” Songs: “Pyaar Hua Chupke Se,” “Rooth Na Jaana,” and “Rim Jhim Rim Jhim” Rajkumar Matt explains why we watched this film Powerpoint and wordart A bulletproof plot summary Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves George Michael’s “Faith” versus “Payal Meri Jadu Jagati Hai” Songs: “Ye Khoobsurat Badan,” “Tu Bijlee Hai,”  “Bechain Hoon Main” “Maine Kiye Paar,” and “Oh Mere RajKumar” Cannibal bungee cord fight Behind The Actors Studio: Naseeruddin Shah A moustache on top of a moustache NEXT TIME: Netflix and Dil Paatal Lok Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Networkpowered by ATB Check out What On Earth Can We Do? Listen to I Don’t Get It Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #AnilKapoor, #Beta, #IndraKumar, #MadhuriDixit, #ArunaIrani, #LaxmikantBerde, #AnupamKher, #1942ALoveStory, #VidhuVinodChopra, #ManishaKoirala, #JackieShroff, #DannyDenzongpa, #Rajkumar, #PankajParashar, #NaseeruddinShah, #Bollywood
5/28/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Who Can Stop The Terrorists? Take Them Out For You? The Family Man Can!

With everyone working from home these days, we’re all struggling a little with work life/balance, just like Manoj Bajpayee in his counter-terrorism show The Family Man! Show Notes: We mourn the loss of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor Never Have I Ever “Never Have I Ever…Seen a Show So Casteist and Racist” by Monica M The John McEnroe film is Borg vs McEnroe; 7 Days in Hell is the tennis mockumentary  The Family Man Raj & D.K. Spoiler Zone (40:08 to 47:16) NEXT TIME: Anil Kapoor’s ‘90s Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Networkpowered by ATB. Check out Taproot Edmonton! Listen to The Shared Mic! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #IrrfanKhan, #RishiKapoor, #NeverHaveIEver, #MindyKaling, #MaitreyiRamakrishnan, #PoornaJagannathan, #JohnMcEnroe, #ManojBajpayee, #Priyamani, #SharibHashmi, #NeerajMadhav, #VedantSinha, #MehakThakur, #SharadKelkar, #ZarinShihab, #RajandDK, #AmazonPrime, #HindiTV, #Bollywood
5/13/202051 minutes, 44 seconds
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97: An Affair To Remember: Silsila and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

We get swept up in a sea of emotions with two epic melodramas about adultery.  Show Notes: Adultery happens everywhere! Silsila Art imitating life? Melodrama and Douglas Sirk Songs: “Sar Se Sarke,” “Dekha Ek Khwab,” “Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum,” and “Rang Barse” (INTERVAL (“Ladki Hai Ya Shola” from Silsila) Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Who is the Black Beast? When will the early/mid-2000s no longer be tacky? Songs: “Rock N Roll Soniye,” “Mitwa,” “Tumhi Dekho Na,” “Where’s The Party Tonight,” and “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” Matt discusses My Man Godfrey on It Pod To Be You NEXT TIME: Netflix and Dil The Family Man Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Book Women! Listen to Loyal Company of the River Valley! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Silsila, #KabhiAlvidaNaaKehna, #KANK, #AmitabhBachchan, #JayaBachchan, #Rekha, #SanjeevKumar, #ShashiKapoor, #ShahRukhKhan, #AbhishekBachchan, #RaniMukerji, #PreityZinta, #KirronKher, #ArjunRampal, #Kajol, #JohnAbraham, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
4/29/20201 hour, 18 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Pilot Season

With so much bingeable content available, we watch the pilots of six Indian streaming shows and discuss which ones we’re interested in seeing more of.  Show Notes: Our Netflix and Dil playlist Streaming With Suchin (thank you Suchin) Little Things Pushpavalli Four More Shots Please! The Family Man Bard of Blood Taj Mahal 1989 NEXT TIME: Silsila and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Let's Get Lit! Listen to The 4th Line Podcast! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #LittleThings, #Pushpavalli, #FourMoreShotsPlease, #TheFamilyMan, #BardofBlood, #TajMahal1989, #StreamingTV, #HindiShows, #IndianShows, #Bollywood, #Netflix, #AmazonPrime
4/15/202052 minutes, 20 seconds
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96: The Pain of Disco: Namak Halaal and Disco Dancer

Put on your dancing shoes Lovers, we’re going to party the night away! Come back to 1982 with us as we revel in the heyday of Bollywood’s disco days.  Show Notes: What is disco? Vox’s “Why disco made pop songs longer” and and “The ingredients of a classic house track" Trash, Art, and The Movies on Saturday Night Fever and The Last Days of Disco “Disco Deewane” Bappi Lahiri Disco movies Namak Halaal Songs: “Pag Ghunghroo Baandh Meera Naachi Thi,” “Aaj Rapat Jaayen To Hamen Naa Uthaiyo,” “Jawaani Jaaneman,” “Thodi Si Jo Pee Li Hai,” and “Raat Baaki, Baat Baaki” (INTERVAL (“Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja” from Disco Dancer) Disco Dancer Big in the USSR Songs: “Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki,” “Auva Auva Koi Yahan Nache,” “Ae Oh Aa Zara Mudke,” “Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja,” and “Yaad Aa Raha Hai” “Video Killed The Radio Star” and M.I.A.’s “Jimmy” NEXT TIME: Netflix and Dil Pilots Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out The Well Endowed Podcast Listen to Putting It Together Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! andHubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Disco, #BappiLahiri, #NamakHalaal, #AmitabhBachchan, #ShashiKapoor, #SmitaPatil, #ParveenBabi, #OmPrakash, #WaheedaRehman, #PrakashMehra, #DiscoDancer, #BabbarSubhash, #MithunChakraborty, #Kim, #RajeshKhanna, #OmPuri, #OmShivpuri, #Ranjeet, #GitaSiddharth, #KaranRazdan, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
4/1/202058 minutes, 10 seconds
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95: The Medium is The Message: Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, and Shanghai

As promised, we catch up with the work of one of Hindi cinema’s most interesting and inventive auteurs, Dibakar Banerjee.  Show Notes: There’s a pandemic going on Welcome Felix! Dibakar Banerjee Khosla Ka Ghosla and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Episode 18 - Bollywood as Cannes: Masaan, Titli, and Miss Lovely Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Comparisons to Steven Soderbergh Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Devinder Singh aka Bunty Catch Me If You Can and Lupin III (INTERVAL (“Bharat Mata Ki Jai” from Shanghai) Love Sex Aur Dhokha DPS MMS scandal and Tehelka Sting operations Digital cameras “Love Sex Aur Dhokha” Shanghai Z and Vassilis Vassilikos (and Mikis Theodorakis) NEXT TIME: Disco! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out The Read-Along Listen to Snow & Tell Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #DibakarBanerjee, #OyeLucky!LuckyOye!, #LoveSexAurDhokha, #Shanghai, #AbhayDeol, #PareshRawal, #NeetuChandra, #ArchanaPuranSingh, #RichaChada, #ManjotSingh, #AnshumanJha, #NushratBharucha, #RajkummarRao, #NehaChauhan, #AryaBanerjee, #HerryTangri, #AmitSial, #AtulMongia, #EmraanHashmi, #ProsenjitChatterjee, #KalkiKoechlin, #SupriyaPathak, #FarooqSheikh, #TillotamaShome, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
3/21/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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94: From Korea With Love: Ek Villain, Jazbaa, and Te3n

In honour of Parasite sweeping the Academy Awards, we discuss three Hindi remakes of South Korean thrillers.  Show Notes: Hallyu Wave Indian remakes of Korean films Split Screen Podcast: Episode 12 - John Abraham Tries To Be ‘The Man From Nowhere’ My Sassy Girl Oldboy and Zinda Ek Villain I Saw The Devil Instax mini Comparisons to Badlapur (INTERVAL (“Aaj Raat Ka Scene” from Jazbaa) Jazbaa Seven Days Aishwarya Rai in Operation Hot Mother Te3n Montage Are they paying Vidya Balan more or less? Why does everyone in Kolkata keep such detailed records? NEXT TIME: Dibakar Banerjee Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out ATB Listen to That’s A Thing?! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Parasite, #HallyuWave, #KoreanWave, #KoreanCinema, #Oldboy, #Zinda, #EkVillain, #MohitSuri, #RiteishDeshmukh, #SiddharthMalhotra, #ShraddhaKapoor, #Jazbaa, #SanjayGupta, #AishwaryaRai, #IrrfanKhan, #ShabanaAzmi, #JackieShroff, #AtulKulkarni, #Te3n, #RibhuDasgupta, #SujoyGhosh, #AmitabhBachchan, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #VidyaBalan, #SabyasachiChakraborty, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
3/4/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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93: Bachchan ‘71 & ‘72

We return to our long abandoned series on Amitabh Bachchan series and discuss two of his earliest films, before he made it big.  Show Notes: Thank you sohaz! Our previous Bachchan episodes It’s been two years The 65th Filmfare Awards Saat Hindustani Bhuvan Shome and Bombay Talkie (INTERVAL (“O Maheki Maheki Thandi Hawa” from Bombay to Goa) Anand Not enough book fair? Rajesh Khanna Patch Adams and Awakenings Portrayal of the health care system  Bombay to Goa Mehmood Road to… Aruna Irani’s bathing suit NEXT TIME: Remakes of South Korean films Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out That’s Food Listen to Eat More Barbecue Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #AmitabhBachchan, #ArunaIrani, #Mehmood, #S.Ramanathan, #ShatrughanSinha, #AnwarAli, #Anand, #HrishikeshMukherjee, #RajeshKhanna, #SumitaSanyal, #RameshDeo, #JohnnyWalker, #FilmfareAwards, #GullyBoy, #Bollywood
2/19/20201 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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92: Stories We Tell: Bombay Talkies, Lust Stories, & Ghost Stories

Three movies, four directors, twelve stories. We dive into three anthology films that each explore a different theme: cinema, sex, and horror.  Show Notes: Thank you cj12947$$! Shorts and anthology films X: Past Is Present Coen Brothers’ “World Cinema” from Chacun son cinema Trevor Anderson and Matthew Rankin Guy Maddin’s “The Heart Of The World” Bombay Talkies Ekstra “Apna Bombay Talkies” (INTERVAL (“Bachchan” from Bombay Talkies) Lust Stories The move to Netflix Sir Ghost Stories Windigo The monster NEXT TIME: Amitabh Bachchan ‘71 & ‘72 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Norquest College Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #BombayTalkies, #KaranJohar, #ZoyaAkhtar, #DibakarBanerjee, #AnuragKashyap, #RaniMukerji, #RandeepHooda, #SaqibSaleem, #VineetKumarSingh, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #KatrinaKaif, #AmitabhBachchan, #LustStories, #RadhikaApte, #BhumiPednekar, #KiaraAdvani, #ManishaKoirala, #VickyKaushal, #NeilBhoopalam, #NehaDhupia, #SanjayKapoor, #AkashThosar, #GhostStories, #SobhitaDhulipala, #MrunalThakur, #AvinashTiwary, #JanhviKapoor, #SurekhaSikri, #RaghuvirYadav, #GulshanDevaiah
2/6/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 25 seconds
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91: 2019 Year End Review

Buckle up, it’s going to be a long one as we discuss the most notable Bollywood films of the back half of 2019, from July to December. Show Notes: Article 15, again, Photograph, Super 30, Judgementall Hai Kya, Khandaani Shafakhana, Jabariya Jodi, Batla House, Mission Mangal, Chhichhore, Dream Girl, Section 375, The Zoya Factor, Prassthanam, War (INTERVAL (“Ghungroo” from War) The Sky Is Pink, Laal Kaptaan, Saand Ki Aankh, Made In China. Drive, Commando 3, Panipat, (Marjaavaan), Pati Patni Aur Woh, Mardaani 2, The Body, Dabangg 3, Good Newwz NEXT TIME: anthology films Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Inventures Listen to Dave & Kyle vs The Machine Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #GoodNewwz, #Dabangg3,  #TheBody, #Mardaani2, #PatiPatniAurWoh, #Marjaavaan, #Panipat, #Commando3, #Drive, #MadeInChina, #SaandKiAankh, #LaalKaptaan, #TheSkyIsPink, #War, #Prassthanam, #TheZoyaFactor, #Section375, #DreamGirl, #Chhichhore, #MissionMangal, #BatlaHouse, #JabariyaJodi, #KhandaaniShafakhana, #JudgementallHaiKya, #Super30, #Photograph, #Article15, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
1/22/20202 hours, 29 minutes, 9 seconds
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90: Dabangg 3 makes Dabangg 2 look like Dabangg

Chulbul Pandey is back, and this time he’s out for revenge...like he always is. With Dabangg 3 now playing in theatres, we discuss all three films in Salman Khan’s problematic action-comedy series.  Show Notes: “India: Intimations of an Ending” by Arundhati Roy Dabangg Yakuza Erin’s ongoing issues with cop movies, police violence, and the long walk to fascism Songs: “Hudd Hudd Dabangg,”“Tere Mast Mast Do Nain,” “Munni Badnaam Hui,” and “Humka Peeni Hai” (INTERVAL (“Fevicol Se” from Dabangg 2) Dabangg 2 Why are women constantly being killed or put in danger in these films? Songs: “Dagabaaz Re Dabangg” and “Pandey Jee Seeti” Dabangg 3 T-Series and ringtones Character actor Nawab Shah Songs: “Hud Hud,” “Habibi Ke Nain,” “Yu Karke,” and “Munna Badnaam Hua” NEXT TIME: Our 2019 year end review Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Unit B Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Dabangg, #Dabangg2, #Dabangg3, #SalmanKhan, #SonakshiSinha, #ArbaazKhan, #VinodKhanna, #DimpleKapadia, #SonuSood, #OmPuri, #AnupamKher, #MahiGill, #MalaikaArora, #PrakashRaj, #PankajTripathi, #SaieeManjrekar, #PramodKhanna, #Sudeep, #KareenaKapoor, #PrabhuDeva, #AbhinavKashyap, #Bollywood
12/31/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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89: Live. Die. Repeat: Ra.One and Game Over with Ben Gelinas

Fire up the PS4, in this episode we’re joined by game developer Ben Gelinas to discuss a pair of films about video games intruding on the real world.  Show Notes: Welcome Ben Gelinas! Speed Dating For Ghosts Ra.One Pour one out for Akashi But is this an accurate portrayal of game development? The Japanese Enthiran/Robot trailer  Did Shah Rukh Khan invent twerking: “Criminal” (INTERVAL (“Chammak Challo” from Ra.One) Game Over (CW: violence against women, sexual assault) Giallo films Surprise, this is the most accurate gamedev movie? The Last House on the Left SPOILER ZONE for Game Over (1:13:08 till end) NEXT TIME: The Dabangg series  Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out ATB AlphaBeta! Listen to Press Start to Join! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Ra.One, #AnubhavSinha, #ShahRukhKhan, #KareenaKapoor, #ArjunRampal, #ArmaanVerma, #GameOver, #TaapseePannu, #AshwinSaravanan, #VinodhiniVaidyanathan, #Bollywood #IndianCinema, #Kollywood
12/11/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 19 seconds
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88: Playing With The Past: Gandhi and Rang De Basanti with Torrey Dance

In an effort to engage more with 20th Century Indian history, we play a board game about the Indian Independence movement and discuss Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s 2006 film Rang De Basanti. Show Notes: Welcome Torrey Dance! If you’d like to skip the board game talk, jump to 48:21 What we were taught about the decolonization of India Gandhi: The Decolonization of British India, 1917-1947 COIN Series (INTERVAL (“Rang De Basanti” from Rang De Basanti) Rang De Basanti Awards aspirations Indian revolutionaries New Kings of the World by Fatima Bhutto Arranged! and SHASN NEXT TIME: Ra. One and Game Over Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Marvel: Universe of Superheroes at the Telus World of Science Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Gandhi, #GandhiTheDecolonizationofBritishIndia, #COIN, #COINGame, #BoardGame, #WarGame, #RangDeBasanti, #GMTGames, #RakeyshOmprakashMehra, #AamirKhan, #SiddharthNarayan, #KunalKapoor, #SohaAliKhan, #SharmanJoshi, #AlicePatten, #R.Madhavan, #WaheedaRehman, #AnupamKher, #KirronKher, #OmPuri, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema
11/27/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 52 seconds
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87: Out Of The Past: Madhumati and Woh Kaun Thi?

As the days grow shorter, we plunge ourselves into darkness and celebrate our favourite movie watching month, Noirvember, with two moody thrillers.  Show Notes: Our Noirvember playlist What exactly is film noir? hint: it’s not a genre Mr. & Mrs. 55: Defining Bollywood Film Noir Madhumati Our first Bimal Roy and our first Vyjayanthimala “Aaja Re Pardesi Main,” “Zulmi Sang Aankh Ladi,” “Dil Tadap Tadap Ke,” “Ghadi Ghadi Meraa Dil,” and “Chadh Gayo Papi Bichua” (INTERVAL (“Tiki Riki Tiki Riki” from Woh Kaun Thi?) Woh Kaun Thi? The most noir Hindi film? “Chodkar Tere Pyar Ka Daman,” “Lag Jaa Gale,” “Aap Kyon Royen,” and “Shokh Nazar Ki Bijliyaan”  Remake? NEXT TIME: Gandhi: The Decolonization Of British India and Rang De Basanti Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out ATB Four Directions Listen to Hockey Feels Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! andiHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Noirvember, #FilmNoir, #Madhumati, #BimalRoy, #DilipKumar, #Vyjayanthimala, #Pran, #JohnnyWalker, #LataMangeshkar, #WohKaunThi, #RajKhosla, #Sadhana, #ManojKumar, #K.N.Singh, #Helen, #PremChopra
11/13/201955 minutes, 15 seconds
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Halloween V: Typewriter, or Dedflix and Kill

It’s time for our fifth annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode, hosted by a not-so-spooky Erin and an actual vampire. This year we’re crossing over with our Netflix and Dil series to discuss Sujoy Ghosh’s supernatural ghost hunting series Typewriter.  Show Notes: Welcome home Matt! Our past Hindi Horror Halloween episodes, Netflix and Dil episodes, and that one on Anushka Sharma Do horror films need to scare us to be successful? and yes, we debate this every year Typewriter Comparisons to Stranger Things and Scooby-Doo “Christian Horror” by Renegade Cut Our lamest Halloween episode yet… NEXT TIME: Noirvember Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Listen to Makeshift Stories! Check out the Marvel: Universe of Superheroes exhibit at Telus World of Science! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! andSpotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Typewriter, #Netflix, #Halloween, #Bollywood, #HindiTV #SujoyGhosh,#PalomiGhosh, #SameerKochhar, #AarnaSharma, #JisshuSengupta,#AbhishekBanerjee, #PurabKholi
10/31/201940 minutes, 55 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 7: All Aboard the Taj Express

We discuss the dance theatre production Taj Express, which kicked off the 53rd season of Alberta Ballet and is currently touring North America.  Show Notes: Thank you ronil_u! Alberta Ballet The Merchants of Bollywood: Shruti Merchant, Vaibhavi Merchant, and B. Hiralal Merchant “The Disco Song” from Student of The Year and “Dholi Taaro Dhole Baaje” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Taj Express NEXT TIME: Typewriter Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Listen to Perch from ATB Check out LitFest Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! andSpotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #Dance, #TajExpress, #ShrutiMerchant, #VaibhaviMerchant, #AlbertaBallet, #MusicalTheatre
10/10/201937 minutes, 13 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 6: The Stars of Taj Express

Taj Express has just kicked off their Canada and US tour in Calgary, ahead of their Edmonton dates Matt sat down with the stars to welcome them to Canada and discuss the exciting and unique Bollywood-inspired show.   Show Notes: Taj Express and Alberta Ballet Ninad Samaddar and Tanvi Patil Calgary White Hat NEXT TIME: Taj Express Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Read the Taproot Edmonton Arts Roundup Check out the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Wills Week Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! andiHeartRadio! andSpotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Bollywood, #TajExpress, #AlbertaBallet #NinadSamaddar, #TanviPatil, #ShrutiMerchant, #VaibhaviMerchant, #MusicalTheatre, #Dance
9/30/201923 minutes, 43 seconds
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86: Double O Sexy: Bang Bang! and A Gentleman, brought to you by Pizza Hut

In honour of Siddharth Anand’s War coming out in a week, we thought we’d treat ourselves to a pair of sexy, globetrotting action movies. Show Notes: Are we even looking forward to War? Knight and Day (Split Screen Podcast Episode 3 - The Tom Cruise of Bollywood) Bang Bang! Songs: “Tu Meri,” “UFF,” and “Meherbaan” Katrina Kaif is all of us Access Bollywood scribe Kathy Gibson spoke with the guy who works at the Pizza Hut (INTERVAL (“Bang Bang” from Bang Bang!) A Gentleman Initech Matt was too sleepy to call the twist Songs: “Chandralekha,” “Baat Ban Jaye,” and “Disco Disco” Self-awareness of the genre NEXT TIME: Taj Express Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Litfest Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #War, #SiddharthAnand, #HrithikRoshan, #BangBang!, #KatrinaKaif, #DannyDenzongpa, #JavedJaffrey, #JimmySheirgill, #Raj&DK, #SidharthMalhotra, #JacquelineFernandez, #DarshanKumaar, #SunielShetty, #Bollywood, #PizzaHut
9/24/201949 minutes, 38 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Sacred Games Season Two, or Game Over?

Our favourite streaming show, Sacred Games, is back for its second and potentially last season! We catch up with Gaitonde and Inspector Sartaj as they continue to try and stop the nuking of Mumbai.  Show Notes: Our Netflix and Dil playlist Thank you lalaland4905!  Sacred Games Neeraj Ghaywan NEXT TIME: a pair of fun and sexy action movies Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Common Ground Listen to EPIC Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #SacredGames, #AnuragKashyap, #VikramadityaMotwane, #NeerajGhaywan, #SaifAliKhan, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #PankajTripathi, #KalkiKoechlin, #RanvirShorey, #AmrutaSubhash, #NeerajKabi, #JatinSarna, #ElnaazNorouzi, #LukeKenny, #ChittaranjanTripathy, #SurveenChawla, #GirishKulkarni, #Bollywood
9/10/201947 minutes, 2 seconds
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85: Anil Kapoor’s 80s: Mashaal, Chameli Ki Shaadi, and Tezaab

We love our listeners, we love them so much that when they suggest great episode ideas we turn them into a series! Join us for our first episode covering the films of Anil Kapoor, starting off with three features from the 1980s.  Show Notes: Thank you Mandy K R! Thank you for suggesting this episode Bollylitsa and everyone who recommended films! Anil Kapoor was born on a lucky day Split Screen Podcast: The Hollywood Remake Of ‘Parinda’ Mashaal Songs: “Foot Pathon Ke Hum,” “Holi Aayi Re,” “Mujhe Tum Yaad Karna,” and “Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Mein” (INTERVAL (“Ek Do Teen” from Tezaab) Chameli Ki Shaadi Come for AK, stay for Amrita Singh Songs: “Utar Aayi Akhade Mein,” “Tu Jahan Bhi Chalega,” “Mohabbat Ke Dushman,” and “Peena Haraam Hai” Tezaab Streets Of Fire Songs: “Kehdo Ke Tum Ho Meri Warna,” “Ek Do Teen Char,” and “So Gaya Yeh Jahan” NEXT TIME: Sacred Games Season 2 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out ATB Pride Listen to It’s A Conspiracy! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! and Saavn! and Hubhopper! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #AnilKapoor, #YashChopra, #JavedAkhtar, #DilipKumar, #Mashaal,  #WaheedaRehman, #RatiAgnihotri, #GulshanGrover, #AmrishPuri, #ChameliKiShaadi, #BasuChatterjee, #AmritaSingh, #AmjadKhan, #PankajKapoor, #Tezaab, #NChandra, #MaduriDixit, #AnupamKher, #ChunkyPandey, #Bollywood, #HindiCinema, #Podcast
8/28/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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84: Ladies Be Angry: Gulaab Gang, Akira, & Mom

You’ve heard of the Angry Young Man, but what do men really have to be angry about anyways? In this episode we discuss three films where women get angry and then get even. Show Notes: Thank you lilianmeere! Women have a lot to be upset about Gulaab Gang Sampat Pal Devi Girl on girl conflict Songs: “Dheemi Dheemi Si“ and “Rang Se Hui” (INTERVAL (“Gulaabi” from Gulaab Gang) Akira (not Akira) Mouna Guru But can Anurag Kashyap act? Mom Sridevi’s last film Rape/revenge films NEXT TIME: 1980s Anil Kapoor  Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out The Well Endowed podcast Listen to Girl Tries Life Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #GulaabGang, #SoumikSen, #MadhuriDixit, #JuhiChawla #TannishthaChatterjee, #DivyaJagdale, #PriyankaBose, #Akira, #ARMurugadoss, #SonakshiSinha, #KonkonaSenSharma, #AnuragKashyap, #AmitSadh, #Mom, #RaviUdyawar, #Sridevi, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #AkshayeKhanna, #SajalAli, #AdnanSiddiqui, #Bollywood
8/6/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
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83: 2019 Midyear Review

We’re midway through 2019, so it’s time to look back at the first six months of Hindi film releases.  Show Notes: Uri: The Surgical Strike , Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Manish’s article), Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal, Luka Chuppi, Sonchiriya, Badla, Kesari, Hotel Mumbai (INTERVAL (“Rappan Rappi Rap” from Mard Ko Dard Nahi) Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, Junglee, Romeo Akbar Walter, Kalank, Student of the Year 2, De De Pyaar De, India’s Most Wanted, Bharat (Ode to My Father), Kabir Singh (the interview), Article 15 NEXT TIME: ladies get even Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out ATB’s Perch Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Uri:TheSurgicalStrike, #Manikarnika:TheQueenofJhansi, #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga, #GullyBoy, #TotalDhamaal, #LukaChuppi, #Sonchiriya, #Badla, #Kesari, #MardKoDardNahiHota, #HotelMumbai, #Junglee, #RomeoAkbarWalter, #Kalank, #StudentoftheYear2, #DeDePyaarDe, #India'sMostWanted, #Bharat, #KabirSingh, #Article15, #Bollywood
7/22/20192 hours, 53 seconds
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82: Shahid Kapoor, Is He Our Guy?: Ishq Vishk, Kaminey, and Mausam

With his latest film currently in theatres, we turn our attention to the career of the palpably handsome Shahid Kapoor.  Show Notes: Erin has OPINIONS about Kabir Singh Is Shahid Kapoor one of our guys? We’ve already discussed a lot of his best films, like Jab We Met, Haider, & Udta Punjab Ishq Vishk In defence of the teen romcom & comparisons to Archie Comics In Hindi films, college is high school? The school’s canteen & the love guru: “Love Karo” The boy can dance: “Kaun Hai Woh” & “Mujhpe Har Haseena” (INTERVAL (“Dhan Te Nan” from Kaminey) Kaminey Why give both brothers a speech impediment? Priyanka Chopra’s “home science” Bollywood themes & conventions in new packaging Is this an AIDS protest? “Fatak” Mausam Pastoral Punjab: “Rabba Mein Toh Mar Gaya Oye” & “Saj Dhaj Ke Tashan” Leave a forwarding address NEXT TIME: 2019 Midyear Review Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out EPL’s Summer Reads program! Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast! Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #ShahidKapoor, #KabirSingh, #IshqVishk, #KenGhosh, #AmritaRao,#ShenazTreasury, #NeelimaAzeem, #Kaminey, #VishalBhardwaj, #PriyankaChopra, #AmoleGupte, #Mausam, #SonamKapoor, #AnupamKher, #SupriyaPathak, #PankajKapur, #Bollywood
6/26/20191 hour, 20 minutes
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Netflix and Dil: Delhi Crime, or These Are Their Stories Dun Dun

To say that we weren’t looking forward to this show is putting it mildly, but after a couple of tubs of ice cream and a few glasses of bourbon we made it through and discovered that Richie Mehta’s Delhi Crime is an engaging and thoughtful procedural about one of India’s most notorious crimes.  Show Notes: 2012 Delhi gang rape India’s Daughter and Anatomy of Violence Richie Mehta Delhi Crime Our previous true crime episode NEXT TIME: three films starring Shahid Kapoor Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out ATB Pride Listen to Mess Hall Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #DelhiCrime, #Netflix, #RichieMehta, #ShefaliShah, #RasikaDugal, #AdilHussain, #RajeshTailang, #YashaswiniDayama, #Bollywood #TrueCrime
6/11/201949 minutes, 47 seconds
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81: Yaasssh Chopra: Lamhe & Veer-Zaara with Manish Mathur

We welcome back fellow podcaster Manish Mathur to discuss the king of romance.  Show Notes (for full show notes visit our Tumblr page): Welcome back Manish! M. Night Frights & It Pod to Be You  When Romance Met Comedy Talk Film Society’s Patreon Manish at Talk Film Society Yash Chopra Our episodes on Kabhi Kabhie & Dil To Pagal Hai (INTERVAL (Chudiyan Khanak Gayeen from Lamhe) Lamhe Veer-Zaara @Bluemagicboxes’ Twitter thread NEXT TIME: Netflix & Dil: Delhi Crime Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out Overdue Finds Listen to Creative Block Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Thank you to Becca Dalke for the artwork! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #YashChopra, #Lamhe, #AnilKapoor, #Sridevi, #AnupamKher, #Veer-Zaara, #VeerZaara, #AdityaChopra, #ShahRukhKhan, #PreityZinta, #RaniMukerji, #AmitabhBachchan,#ManojBajpayee, #HemaMalini, #KirronKher, #Bollywood
5/22/20191 hour, 51 minutes, 34 seconds
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80: Adventures in the Public Domain: Aladin and Arjun: The Warrior Prince

Ahead of the release of Walt Disney’s new live-action Aladdin, we discuss the Bollywood version alongside Disney’s own animated Hindi-language fantasy, Arjun: The Warrior Prince. Show Notes: * Thank you Anshita Makwana! 10 BiFL points! * Guy Ritchie’s [Aladdin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_(2019_film)) * Disney loves [Alan Tudyk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Tudyk)  * [Comparisons to Bollywood](https://twitter.com/search?q=aladdin%20bollywood&src=typd) & [Naomi Scott in Entertainment Weekly](https://ew.com/movies/2019/04/27/aladdin-jasmine-new-wardrobe/)   * Fancasting Disney with Matt * [Will Smith will be in Student of The Year 2](https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/will-smith-to-make-a-cameo-in-student-of-the-year-2-here-s-what-karan-johar-has-said/story-4cAz32i61h8Af9rfEAueKN.html) * [One Thousand and One Nights](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Thousand_and_One_Nights) * “[Aladdin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin)” * Brief digression on [Aladdin the animated series](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_(animated_TV_series)) and [Mozenrath](https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Mozenrath)  * [The Adventures of Prince Achmed](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Prince_Achmed) and [The Thief of Bagdad (1940)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thief_of_Bagdad_(1940_film))   * [Aladin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladin_(film)) * [Sahil Khan](https://isahilkhan.com/assets/images/39310-still-scene-from-the-movie-aladin-1400x1426-27.jpg), India’s Rob Lowe? * [Ringmaster and his dark circus](https://static-koimoi.akamaized.net/wp-content/new-galleries/2011/04/Sanjay-Dutt-Hot-Aladin-Movie-Hot-Images-Stills-Gallery-Pictures-Photos.jpg)  * Aladin’s birthday party: “[Tak Dhina Din](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95FKrShPXW4&feature=youtu.be)” * Genius grants Aloo’s first wish: “[O Re Saawariya](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_s8pcAnDVY&feature=youtu.be)” * Genius sings for Aladin, Cyrano style: “[You May Be](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSuuEmAUbz8&feature=youtu.be)” * The school’s costume party: “[Bachke O Bachke](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8zcg8rR3kQ&feature=youtu.be)” * [Not enough parkour](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fd/e9/29/fde92914c79e8a89e07b42434d74ab72.jpg?fbclid=IwAR3RWn12giJfzk4LsFCogqWevVnkgXm9IerBApiysgCLmwcJSys-5Zx9WgA)  * [Ratna Pathak](https://stat1.bollywoodhungama.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/50551559.jpg) (INTERVAL ( “[Genie Rap](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnYR6LrJlf8&feature=youtu.be)” from Aladin) * Disney’s most violent movie? * [Walt Disney India](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walt_Disney_Company_India) * [Arjun: The Warrior Prince](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjun:_The_Warrior_Prince) * [El Capitan Theatre](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Capitan_Theatre) * The [Mahabharata](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabharata) * Grant Morrison’s [18 Days](https://www.amazon.ca/Grant-Morrisons-18-Days-Morrison/dp/1606901745) * Too simple and yet too complicated * [Indian mythological television series](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Indian_mythological_television_series) * Animated Rajinikanth: [Kochadaiiyaan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kochadaiiyaan#Cast)  * Please tell us about the best animated films from India! * “[Sanjay’s Super Team](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay%27s_Super_Team)” and [Sita Sings the Blues](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sita_Sings_the_Blues) * We are out of our depth and we know it NEXT TIME: Manish Mathur drops by to school us on Yash Chopra Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx). Check out [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com...
5/8/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 8 seconds
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79: The People’s Champion: Akshay Kumar in Special 26, Holiday, and Baby

In a show of nationalistic pride, we turn our attention to the prolific and versatile Akshay Kumar in three contemporary action thrillers.  Show Notes: * [Akshay Kumar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akshay_Kumar) * Our early AK experiences and how we came around * [Episode 16 where we discuss Tees Maar Khan](https://audioboom.com/posts/4467736-danny-bowes-vocabulary-boy)  * [Episode 22 where we discuss Bollywood films shot in Alberta including 8x10 Tasveer](https://audioboom.com/posts/4773054-dancing-on-hoodoos-bollywood-in-alberta) * [Akshay Kumar is Canadian?](https://www.canada.ca/en/news/archive/2010/06/government-canada-names-akshay-kumar-new-canadian-tourism-commission-ambassador-india.html) * [Khiladi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khiladi_(franchise)) * [Special 26](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_26) * [1987 Opera House heist](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Opera_House_heist) * [Raid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_(2018_film)) * [The heist film](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heist_film) * [Lupin the Third](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_the_Third) * [Flexing his dramatic muscles](http://www.borntoworkout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Akshay-Kumar-Six-Pack.jpg)  (INTERVAL ( “[Blame The Night](https://youtu.be/E45hHSWOtqk)” from Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty) * [Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday:_A_Soldier_Is_Never_Off_Duty) * [Thuppakki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuppakki) * [Sonakshi Sinha plays sports](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JLWzJxG2Ac&feature=youtu.be) * [Adopt a dog](https://www.tampabay.com/storyimage/HI/20140804/ARTICLE/308049606/AR/0/AR-308049606.jpg&MaxW=1200&Q=66) * Support the troops * Tonal whiplash or, playing hide the terrorist with Sonakshi * [Baby](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_(2015_Hindi_film)) * [Naam Shabana, in hindsight it might be more of a prequel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naam_Shabana) * [The Boss Baby](https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BYjQyNTQyYjItMGYyOC00MWFiLWE5ZGUtOWUzM2M4ZGYxYjY2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyODE5NzE3OTE@._V1_UY268_CR1,0,182,268_AL_.jpg) * [“Cruising”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Q2MgdMskQ&feature=youtu.be) * [What if there was a wife?](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhurima_Tuli) NEXT TIME: Fantasies!!! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the[Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [Northwest Fest](https://www.northwestfest.ca) Listen to [Overdue Finds](https://www.epl.ca/podcast/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Thank you to [Becca Dalke](http://dalkedesigns.ca) for the artwork! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #AkshayKumar, #Special26, #NeerajPandey, #ManojBajpayee #AnupamKher, #JimmySheirgill, #Holiday, #HolidayASoldierIsNeverOffDuty, #A.R.Murugadoss, #SonakshiSinha, #FreddyDaruwala, #SumeetRaghavan,#Govinda, #Baby, #TaapseePannu, #RasheedNaz, #RanaDaggubati, #DannyDenzongpa, #KayKayMenon
4/26/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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78: The Express Train Of Camp: Madam X and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi with Sal Salam

We’re thrilled to welcome Sal Salam to discuss the incomparable Rekha in two iconic crime boss performances.  Show Notes: * Welcome [Sal Salam](https://twitter.com/Salandthebadpun) * Sal on the [Split Screen Podcast](https://audioboom.com/posts/6992783-bollywood-news-round-up-trailers-for-sui-dhaaga-manmarziyaan-pataakha-and-more) * The importance of strong women in Bollywood * [Rekha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rekha) * [Sophia Loren loves spaghetti](https://morrighansmuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/sophia_spaghetti.jpg?w=472&h=634)  * How to get out of talking to reporters * Rekha’s parents: [Pushpavalli](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushpavalli) and [Gemini Ganesan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_Ganesan) * Forced into the movies * [Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kama_Sutra:_A_Tale_of_Love) * [Ghar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghar_(film)) * Art imitating life in [Silsila](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silsila_(1981_film)) * [Khubsoorat](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khubsoorat), [Khoon Bhari Maang](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khoon_Bhari_Maang), and [Umrao Jaan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umrao_Jaan_(1981_film)) * [Camp](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_(style)) and "[Notes on ‘Camp’](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notes_on_%22Camp%22)" * "[Self Control](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miGUnKWcYeo&feature=youtu.be)" (INTERVAL ( "[In The Night No Control](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_9LyZs_hCY&feature=youtu.be)" from Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi) * [Sal’s meme](https://twitter.com/Salandthebadpun/status/1107884168351023104) * [Madam X](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madam_X_(1994_film)) * Streaming woes * [The outfits](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZO3o2aW0AEHslZ.jpg) and hair * [Our episode on Don](https://audioboom.com/posts/6295088-bachchan-76-78) * [Weapon X](https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/cmx-images-prod/Item/474264/474264._SX1280_QL80_TTD_.jpg) * Why tame the shrew? * Romantic duet: “[Kaise Dil Jeete Aapka](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qlKzb4_hEQ&feature=youtu.be)” * [Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khiladiyon_Ka_Khiladi) * [Khiladi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khiladi_(franchise)) series * [The (fake) Undertaker](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undertaker)  * [Lionheart](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionheart_(1990_film)) * Religious ceremony song: “[Maa Sherawaliye Tera Sher Aa Gaya](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RB53dUQISU&feature=youtu.be)”  * Old white people love death matches  * He’s just Akshay: “[Tu Kaun Hai Tera Naam Kya](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnnHCN3YH_s&feature=youtu.be)” * Calling the shots, even in death NEXT TIME: Akshay Kumar in some “serious” action films Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [ATB X](https://www.atb.com/business/experts/Pages/ATB-X-Accelerator.aspx) Listen to [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Thank you to [Becca Dalke](http://dalkedesigns.ca) for the artwork! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https:/...
4/10/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 38 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Made in Heaven, or Take Me Down to Sarbh City

Zoya Akhtar has done it again! Hot off the heels of Gully Boy, she’s co-created a new Amazon Prime series with fellow director and screenwriter Reema Kagti about the lives of wedding planners in Delhi and the rich clients who hire them to bring a little bit of heaven to Earth, or so they think.  Show Notes: * [2019 Filmfare Awards](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64th_Filmfare_Awards) * [Malk](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfM7dvFto0&feature=youtu.be)  * [Made in Heaven](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made_in_Heaven_(TV_series)) * [Our episode on Gully Boy](https://audioboom.com/posts/7179923-started-from-the-bottom-rockstar-aashiqui-2-gully-boy) * Erin has a crush on [Jim Sarbh](https://www.missmalini.com/2018/07/02/man-crush-monday-jim-sarbh-is-talented-unconventional-sexy-af/) * [Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_377_of_the_Indian_Penal_Code) NEXT TIME: Sal Salam joins us to discuss camp queen Rekha Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [#AlbertaPride at ATB](https://www.atb.com/community/Pages/pride.aspx) Listen to [City of Champions](http://shanefen.podbean.com) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #MadeinHeaven, #AmazonPrime, #ZoyaAkhtar, #ReemaKagti, #AlankritaShrivastava, #NityaMehra, #PrashantNair, #ArjunMathur, #SobhitaDhulipala, #KalkiKoechlin, #JimSarbh, #ShashankArora, #ShivaniRaghuvanshi, #Bollywood
3/29/201948 minutes, 35 seconds
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77: How To Get Away With Murder: Drishyam, Ittefaq, & Badla

Have you ever wanted to get away with murder? How about catch someone in a web of lies? Well the films in this episode provide a litany of dos and don’ts for the budding career felon or detective, depending on where you fall on criminal spectrum.  Show Notes: * What’s an interrogation thriller? Erin made it up * [Chocolate](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_(2005_film))  * [Drishyam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drishyam_(2015_film)) (2015) * [Drishyam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drishyam) (2013) * [The Devotion of Suspect X](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devotion_of_Suspect_X) * Everything I know, I’ve learnt from the movies * Police brutality and its place in Hindi cinema * Erin doesn’t get [Mohanlal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohanlal) * [Congrats to Ajay Devgn on winning the KWK Audi](https://www.hindustantimes.com/tv/forget-koffee-with-karan-hamper-ajay-devgn-wins-an-audi-for-his-witty-reply-on-karan-johar-s-show/story-FODE1HDFkvthQXM6XUXdjI.html) * [Ittefaq](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittefaq_(2017_film)) (2017) * [Ittefaq](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittefaq_(1969_film)) (1969) * The film belongs to Akshaye Khanna * The fluorescent light * Set design (INTERVAL (”[Aukaat](https://youtu.be/7xQttvSJNa4)” from Badla) * [Badla](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badla_(2019_film)) * [The Invisible Guest](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Guest) * [Businessperson of the year](https://www.bizasialive.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Taapsee-Pannu-Badla-1100x.jpg)! * [Her business is none of our business](https://media.giphy.com/media/fQAqhGktl1RP273zG7/giphy.gif) * [Glen Mhor Hotel](https://www.glen-mhor.com) * Why would anyone believe that there is a [payphone](https://media.giphy.com/media/130C3ibwpXPJEA/giphy.gif) in the woods * The film belongs to Amrita Singh * [Looked-room mystery](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locked-room_mystery) * [Matt is a dullard](https://media2.giphy.com/media/z1FzPhvrIZXTa/giphy.gif) * The only thing on television is this case NEXT TIME: Netflix & Dil Made In Heaven Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Netwo](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com)rk powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [Vezo](https://vezo360.com) Listen to [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Thank you to [Becca Dalke](http://dalkedesigns.ca) for the artwork! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #Drishyam, #NishikantKamat, #AjayDevgn, #Tabu, #ShriyaSaran, #IshitaDutta, #KamleshSawant, #RajatKapoor, #Ittefaq, #AbhayChopra, #SidharthMalhotra, #AkshayeKhanna, #SonakshiSinha, #Badla, #SujoyGhosh, #AmitabhBachchan, #TaapseePannu, #AmritaSingh, #Bollywood, #Thriller, #InterrogationThrillers
3/20/201954 minutes, 17 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Forget it, BiFL. It’s Mirzapur

With so much new streaming content dropping all of the time, we’re dedicating a new sub-series to Indian shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Eros Now, and more. First, or more accurately, third up is the violent gangster drama Mirzapur.  Show Notes: [](https://audioboom.com/playlists/4627010-netflix-and-dil) * [Our Netflix and Dil playlist](https://audioboom.com/playlists/4627010-netflix-and-dil) * [Amazon Prime Video](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Video)’s other shows: [Breathe](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breathe_(TV_series)), [Inside Edge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Edge_(TV_series)), [Four More Shots Please!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_More_Shots_Please!), and the upcoming [Made in Heaven](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made_in_Heaven_(TV_series)) * [Mirzapur](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirzapur_(TV_series))  * [Excel Entertainment](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excel_Entertainment) and [Karan Anshuman](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karan_Anshuman) * Spoiler zone lasts from 34:55 to 40:26 NEXT TIME: interrogation thrillers Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [EPL’s Overdue Finds](https://www.epl.ca/podcast/) Listen to [Emily Missed Out](http://emilymissedout.com/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #AmazonPrime, #Mirzapur, #KaranAnshuman, #PuneetKrishna, #GurmmeetSingh, #PankajTripathi, #AliFazal, #VikrantMassey, #DivyenduSharma, #RajeshTailang, #ShewtaTripathi, #ShriyaPilgaonkar, #RasikaDugal, #ShajiChaudhary, #AbhishekBanerjee, #Gangsters, #HindiTV
3/6/201945 minutes, 43 seconds
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76: Started From the Bottom: Rockstar, Aashiqui 2, & Gully Boy

With Gully Boy finally landing in theatres, we discuss three films about tortured artists and the women who love them. Show Notes: * Thank you choclaholic67 for the review! * The [tortured artist](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortured_artist) * Why are these films always about men * [Rockstar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockstar_(2011_film)) * Similarities to other Imtiaz Ali joints * “[Sadda Haq](https://youtu.be/p9DQINKZxWE)” * Do we like this film any more than when we first saw it?  * A sparkless romance * [Piratical fashion](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/4d/a5/014da5e38e97be710a818ef5bba21c9c.jpg) * [Aashiqui 2](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aashiqui_2) * We still don’t like Aditya Roy Kapur, sorry * [What Price Hollywood?](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Price_Hollywood%3F) and [A](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Star_Is_Born_(1937_film)) [Star](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Star_Is_Born_(1954_film)) [Is](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Star_Is_Born_(1976_film)) [Borns](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Star_Is_Born_(2018_film))  * “[Tum Hi Ho](https://youtu.be/IJq0yyWug1k)” and “[Sunn Raha Hai Na Tu](https://youtu.be/eHRrZ5DQCV4)” * Are ARK & Shraddha Kapoor better in supporting parts? * Why is RJ an alcoholic? (INTERVAL (”[Mere Gully Mein](https://youtu.be/pGmbUdf6lEM)” from Gully Boy) * [Gully Boy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gully_Boy) * [Will Smith loves it](https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/ranveer-singh-responds-to-will-smiths-congratulatory-message-for-gully-boy/articleshow/68032627.cms) * [Berlinale](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_International_Film_Festival) * [Naezy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naezy) and [Divine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_(rapper)) * Original “[Mere Gully Mein](https://youtu.be/1bK5dzwhu-I)” * Don’t try and steal Alia Bhatt’s man * “[Doori](https://youtu.be/QPGmwRNkffc)” * Comentary on class * Oh, and [Nas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas) has a producer credit * [Gritty](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gritty_(mascot)) * Comparison to Secret Superstar * The difficult task of explaining why good art is good NEXT TIME: Netflix & Dil Mirzapur Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](https://why.atb.com/) Check out [Vezo](http://vezo360.com/) Listen to [Putting It Together](https://puttingittogether.transistor.fm/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Thank you to [Becca Dalke](http://dalkedesigns.ca/) for the artwork! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #GullyBoy, #Bollywood, #Rockstar, #RanbirKapoor, #ImtiazAli, #NargisFakhri, #ShammiKapoor, #Aashiqui2, #MohitSuri, #AdityaRoyKapur, #ShraddhaKapoor, #ZoyaAkhtar, #RanveerSingh, #AliaBhatt, #KalkiKoechlin, #SiddhantChaturvedi, #VijayRaaz, #VijayVarma, #AditiRaoHydari
2/20/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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75: 2018 Year End Review

We look back at the most notable Bollywood films of 2018! Show Notes: * We have new artwork design by [Becca Dalke](http://dalkedesigns.ca/)! * [Kaalakaandi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaalakaandi) ([our episode on Delhi Belly](https://audioboom.com/posts/6697239-pushing-the-envelope-being-cyrus-and-delhi-belly-with-suchin-mehrotra)) * [Mukkabaaz](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukkabaaz) * [Padmaavat](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmaavat) ([our episode on Padmaavat](https://audioboom.com/posts/6644092-supplemental-episode-4-on-my-way-to-steal-your-girl-or-padmaavat-at-last)) * [Pad Man](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad_Man_(film)) * [Love Per Square Foot](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_per_Square_Foot) * [Aiyaary](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aiyaary) * [Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonu_Ke_Titu_Ki_Sweety) * [Welcome to New York](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_New_York_(2018_film)) * [Pari](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pari_(2018_Indian_film)) ([our episode on Pari](https://audioboom.com/posts/6918480-anushka-sharma-s-clean-slate-nh10-phillauri-and-pari)) * [Raid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_(2018_film)) * [Hichki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hichki) * [Baaghi 2](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baaghi_2) ([our episode on Baaghi 1](https://audioboom.com/posts/6200870-one-man-army-corps-martial-arts-films-with-kathy-gibson)) * [Blackmail](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackmail_(2018_film)) * [October](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_(2018_film)) * [Beyond The Clouds](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_the_Clouds_(2017_film)) * [102 Not Out](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/102_Not_Out) * [Raazi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raazi) * [Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parmanu:_The_Story_of_Pokhran) * [Veere Di Wedding](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veere_Di_Wedding) ([our episode on VDW](https://audioboom.com/posts/6899573-ladies-be-watching-ladies-vs-ricky-bahl-and-veere-di-wedding-with-juliet-franklin)) * [Bhavesh Joshi Superhero](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhavesh_Joshi_Superhero) ([our episode on Sacred Games](https://audioboom.com/posts/6939671-supplemental-episode-6-the-sacred-games-are-afoot)) * [Race 3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_3) ([our episode on the Race films](https://audioboom.com/posts/5142181-the-race-is-on-with-danny-bowes)) (INTERVAL (“[DhayaanChand](https://youtu.be/cCcRO58hrgE)” from Manmarziyaan) * [Sanju](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanju) ([our episode on Sanju](https://audioboom.com/posts/6952008-hugs-not-drugs-munna-bhai-m-b-b-s-and-sanju)) * [Soorma](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soorma_(film)) * [Dhadak](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhadak) * [Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saheb,_Biwi_Aur_Gangster_3) * [Fanney Khan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanney_Khan) * [Mulk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulk_(film)) * [Karwaan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karwaan) * [Gold](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_(2018_film)) * [Satyameva Jayate](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyameva_Jayate_(2018_film)) * [Stree](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stree_(2018_film)) * [Manmarziyaan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manmarziyaan) ([Poonam & Priyanka Dance](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8fD64z8lUxNqn-jNU1oc7Q), the dancing twins) * [Batti Gul Meter Chalu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batti_Gul_Meter_Chalu) * [Sui Dhaaga](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui_Dhaaga) * [Pataakha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pataakha) * [Loveyatri](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveyatri) * [Andhadhun](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andhadhun) ([our episode on Sriram Raghavan](https://audioboom.com/posts/7103105-sriram-raghavan-pulp-auteur-johnny-gaddaar-and-agent-vinod)) * [Namaste England](https://en.wikiped...
2/6/20192 hours, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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74: A Very BiFL Christmas: Anjaana Anjaani and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

To celebrate the holidays we discuss a pair of Christmas movies, or at least a pair of movies set at Christmas time. Show Notes: * We are drinking mulled apple cider * Matt hates Christmas * “[Fairytale of New York](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8&feature=youtu.be)” and “[All I Want For Christmas Is You](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY&feature=youtu.be)” * Thank you listenerinthecity! 10 BiFL points for you! * Christmas movies * [Las Vegas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas) * [Mental Health and the holidays](https://media.tenor.com/images/02b89b3cbd9c29c095757e87b3b3b5f2/tenor.gif) * [Anjaana Anjaani](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anjaana_Anjaani) * It’s supposed to be the [George Washington Bridge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Bridge) * [Blush](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqTQNs9sO6M&feature=youtu.be) * [Las Vegas geography](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4_XiSN3AM8&feature=youtu.be) * How Christmasy is this movie really? * “[Anjaana Anjaani](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91F3hdi2Phc&feature=youtu.be)” and “[Tumse Hi Tumse](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWCLOpaZeLc&feature=youtu.be)” (INTERVAL (“[Aunty Ji](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HYrrHIk6l8&feature=youtu.be)” from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu) * [Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ek_Main_Aur_Ekk_Tu) * No [13th floor](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirteenth_Floor) * [Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Ruvo_Center_for_Brain_Health) designed by Frank Gehry, not Guggenheim * Matt wants to fire the receptionist * [Christmas Eve wedding!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_a3NAVU9YY&feature=youtu.be) * Casino bathrooms and Imran Khan’s date * Comparisons to [Ae Dil Hai Mushkil](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ae_Dil_Hai_Mushkil) * [Imran Khan is directing his next project, “Mission Mars: Keep Walking India”](https://www.filmfare.com/news/bollywood/imran-khan-debuts-as-a-director-with-mission-mars-keep-walking-india-30436-1.html) * Comparisons to [Wes Anderson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Anderson) * But how Christmasy is it? NEXT TIME: our 2018 year-end wrap up Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) Check out [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com) Listen to [OtherWise](https://otherwiseshow.com) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #Christmas, #ChristmasMovies, #HolidayMovies, #AnjaanaAnjaani, #PriyankaChopra, #RanbirKapoor, #ZayedKhan, #SiddharthAnand, #EkMainAurEkkTu, #ShakunBatra, #ImranKhan, #KareenaKapoor, #RatnaPathak, #BomanIrani, #RamKapoor, #Bollywood
12/13/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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73: Sriram Raghavan, Pulp Auteur: Johnny Gaddaar and Agent Vinod

With his latest movie, Andhadhun, in theatres, we discuss two films from critically acclaimed crime auteur Sriram Raghavan. Show Notes: * Matt invents BiFL Points * [Shaktiflow](https://www.shaktiflow.org/) and [Amarjeet Sohi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarjeet_Sohi) * [Canada Post strike](https://globalnews.ca/tag/canada-post-strike/) * [Sriram Raghavan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriram_Raghavan) * [Raman Raghav 2.0](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raman_Raghav_2.0) * [Ek Hasina Thi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ek_Hasina_Thi_(film)) and [Badlapur](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badlapur_(film)) * Listen to [Episode 25 - Varun Dhawan, Bollywood’s Next Leading Man](https://audioboom.com/posts/4955813-varun-dhawan-bollywood-s-next-leading-man) for our thoughts on Badlapur * [Johnny Gaddaar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Gaddaar) * [Vijay Anand](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Anand_(filmmaker)) and [James Hadley Chase](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hadley_Chase) * [Johny Mera Naam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johny_Mera_Naam) * Matt imagines a Bollywood remake of [Johnny Guitar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Guitar) * [Parwana](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parwana_(1971_film)) * Loose ends * The truth about Canada * [Neil Nitin Mukesh](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Nitin_Mukesh) * [Trash, Art, and The Movies on The Long Good Friday](https://itunes.apple.com/%E2%80%A6/trash-art-and-the-m%E2%80%A6/id352420040%E2%80%A6?ct=jp4f4wozpf01cvf301g91&at=10l6Xd) (INTERVAL (“[Raabta](https://youtu.be/-d9nvq3402M)” from Agent Vinod) * [Agent Vinod](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Vinod_(2012_film)) * [Agent Vinod](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Vinod_(1977_film)) 1977 * “[Raabta](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raabta_(song))” and [Raabta](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raabta_(film)) * “[I Will Do The Talking](https://youtu.be/ViPQgsjytjY)” and “[Rasputin](https://youtu.be/kvDMlk3kSYg)” * In and As * How important is the plot? * “[Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb](https://youtu.be/IIPZROBiNik)” * Comparisons to [Ek Tha Tiger](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ek_Tha_Tiger) * End credits song, “[Pyar Ki Pungi](https://youtu.be/Sjh1PQ9B73Y)” * Comparisons to [Phantom](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_(2015_film)) * “[Raabta](https://youtu.be/-d9nvq3402M)” * Do we even want a sequel? * “[Dil Mera Muft Ka](https://youtu.be/UZCOnDuL6pM)” NEXT TIME: Bollywood Christmas movies, they exist! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [We Are Alberta, an ATB podcast](https://www.atb.com/learn/podcast/Pages/we-are-alberta.aspx) Listen to [PopCycle](http://popcyclepod.com/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #SriramRaghavan, #EkHasinaThi, #JohnnyGaddaar, #AgentVinod, #Badlapur, #Andhadhun, #NeilNitinMukesh, #RimiSen, #Dharmendra, #ZakirHussain, #VinayPathak, #AshwiniKalsekar, #DayanandShetty, #SaifAliKhan, #KareenaKapoor, #AdilHussain, #RaviKishan, #PremChopra, #Raabta, #Bollywood
11/30/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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72: The Man of The Hour, Ayushmann Khurrana: Vicky Donor, Hawaizaada, and Dum Laga Ke Haisha

With his two latest films blowing up the box office, we discuss one of Bollywood’s freshest leading men, Ayushmann Khurrana. Show Notes: * We’ve changed up our recording schedule for the rest of the year, we only have three episodes left in 2018 * [Ayushmann Khurrana](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayushmann_Khurrana) * [MTV Roadies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Roadies) * [Meri Pyaari Bindu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meri_Pyaari_Bindu), [Bareilly Ki Barfi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bareilly_Ki_Barfi), and [Shubh Mangal Saavdhan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shubh_Mangal_Saavdhan) * [Andhadhun](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andhadhun) and [Badhaai Ho](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badhaai_Ho) * [Aparshakti Khurrana](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aparshakti_Khurana) * Lack of ego * Comparions and similarities to [Rajkummar Rao](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajkummar_Rao) * Great boyfriend material and [BDE](https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/6/27/17506898/big-dick-energy-explained) * [Vicky Donor](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicky_Donor) * [Starbuck](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbuck_(film)) and [Delivery Man](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delivery_Man_(film)) * People as sperm, cute sperm * Khurrana’s fertility trilogy * Not a lot of diversity * Challenging conventions of masculinity (INTERVAL (“[Pani Da Rang](https://youtu.be/EiItLWWxgOI)” from Vicky Donor) * [Hawaizaada](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaizaada) * Khurrana channels Ranbir Kapoor * We are the only ones who remember this movie * [Saawariya](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saawariya) and [Baz Lurhmann](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baz_Luhrmann) * [Boat workshop](http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o3ny7vIpMN0/VUZ5U_hbhHI/AAAAAAAAD4U/dXnuebh1gAw/s1600/Hawaizaada%2B(2015)%2B-720p%2B-%2BDVDRip%2B-%2Bx264%2B-%2BAC3%2B5.1%2B-%2BESub%2B%5BDDR%5D.mkv_001580412.jpg) * [Shivkar Bapuji Talpade](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivkar_Bapuji_Talpade) * Style over substance * [Dum Laga Ke Haisha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum_Laga_Ke_Haisha) * [Bhumi Pednekar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhumi_Pednekar) * Unlikable hero * “Youth Club” * Mental health issues? * [Wife carrying](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife-carrying) * Metaphor for marriage NEXT TIME: Sriram Raghavan’s Johnny Gaddaar and Agent Vinod Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [OtherWise](https://otherwiseshow.com/) Listen to [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [Audioboom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #AyushmannKhurrana, #VickyDonor, #YamiGautam, #AnnuKapoor, #DollyAhluwalia, #Hawaizaada, #VibhuPuri, #MithunChakraborty, #PallaviSharda, #DumLagaKeHaisha, #SharatKatariya, #BhumiPednekar, #SanjayMishra,
11/13/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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71: Halloween IV: Nine-Tenths of the Law

In our fourth annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode we discuss three films about women being possessed by malevolent forces.  Show Notes: Our previous Halloween episodes are here Thank you so much to Sruguru and Xenia / Cat Green Bike for the Apple Podcasts reviews! The Exorcist and William Friedkin (and The Devil and Father Amorth which we don’t recommend)  Sexism and the exorcism genre Naina The Eye and The Eye Ophthalmologist controversy  Hot doctor  Dark Messenger, the TV spinoff Lack of suspense  (INTERVAL (“Bichua” from 1920) 1920 Allerton Castle Sequels  Christian elements  Revolt of 1857 A real Beguiled situation Practical effects (granted ripped off of other movies) Should a horror movie be jusged by how scary it is? Hanuman saves the day! The House Next Door This is not a Bollywood film, it’s a Tamil film Films shot simultaneously in different languages Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Silent Hill (Naomi Watts is not in the film) Chinese Ghosts Subverting expectations NEXT TIME: thoughtful leading man Ayushmann Khurrana Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Check out We Are Alberta Listen to The Well Endowed Podcast Find us on Apple Podcasts! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! and iHeartRadio! and Spotify! and Google Podcasts! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Naina #Urmil Matondkar #AnujSawhney #ShripalMorakhia #1920 #VikramBhatt #RajneeshDugga l#AdahSharma #Aval #Siddharth #AndreaJeremiah #AtulKulkarni #PrakashBelawadi #Horror #Posession #Exorcism #Bollywood #TheHouseNextDoor
10/25/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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70: Something Happened: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai at 20 with the Khabardaar Podcast

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai we welcome Aparita Bhandari and Baisakhi Roy of the Khabardaar Podcast to reminisce and evaluate how the film holds up to today’s standards. Show Notes: * Welcome to [Aparita](https://twitter.com/aparita) and [Baisakhi](https://twitter.com/baisakhi) of the [Khabardaar Podcast](https://khabardaarpodcast.com/)! * TIFF 2018 * [Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota or The Man Who Feels No Pain](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mard_Ko_Dard_Nahi_Hota), [Reason or Vivek](https://www.tiff.net/tiff/reason/), and [Bulbul Can Sing](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulbul_Can_Sing) * Indian films at festivals and Indian genre cinema * Streaming services and South Indian and regional cinema * The missing market of Hindi podcasts * [Kuch Kuch Hota Hai](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuch_Kuch_Hota_Hai) * The affection for 90s Bollywood * [Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Jeeta_Wohi_Sikandar), [Rockford](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockford_(film)), [Student of the Year](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_of_the_Year), and [3 Idiots](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Idiots) * [Karan Johar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karan_Johar) * [Twinkle Khanna](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkle_Khanna) * [Beverly Hills, 90210](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills,_90210) and [Archie comics](http://archiecomics.com/) * [Koochie Koochie Hota Hai](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koochie_Koochie_Hota_Hai) (INTERVAL ("[Kuch Kuch Hota Hai](https://youtu.be/S9DsCP9Th7Y)" from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai) * Matt shames Erin for her love of “[Dil Tu Bataa](https://youtu.be/Hievfejv90c)” * Does anyone working in Bollywood know how to play basketball? * Rani Mukerji has very small writing * [A one kid, one grandma Parent Trap](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parent_Trap_(1961_film)) * [The Neelam Show](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neelam_Kothari) * So much summer camp * Matt thinks all of the suits are too big * KKHH then and now * SRK’s worst flirting techniques * [Negging](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negging) * Traditional ideals in a modern package * “Only death can save you from Ranbir Kapoor” * Karan Johar’s version of summer camp * [Parzaan Dastur](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parzaan_Dastur) * The origin of the [Dharma Productions logo](https://youtu.be/ZradJKsPZB8) music * The SRK-Kajol jodi NEXT TIME: our 4th annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [We Are Alberta](https://www.atb.com/learn/podcast/Pages/we-are-alberta.aspx?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=We+Are+Alberta+Podcast+%7C+ATB+Financial&utm_campaign=Copy+of+AFFILIATES+) Listen to [Otherwise](https://otherwiseshow.com/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-bollywood-is-for-lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #KuchKuchHotaHai, #KaranJohar, #ShahRukhKhan, #Kajol, #SalmanKhan, #SanaSaeed, #FaridaJalal, #AnupamKher, #JohnnyLever, #Bollywood, #RaniMukerji, #KKHH
10/10/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 36 seconds
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69: Play Nimmi For Me: Aag and Mera Naam Joker with Beth Loves Bollywood

We welcome Beth Watkins of Beth Loves Bollywood to discuss two films starring, directed, and produced by Raj Kapoor. Show Notes: * Welcome to [Beth Loves Bollywood](http://www.bethlovesbollywood.com/)! * [Mujhse Dostu Karoge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mujhse_Dosti_Karoge!)! * [Shree 420](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shree_420) * [Bengali cinema](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_West_Bengal) and [Satyajit Ray](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray) * [Raj Kapoor](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Kapoor) * Take that Hugh Jackman * [Prithviraj Kapoor](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prithviraj_Kapoor) and [the Kapoors](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapoor_family) * Comparisons to [Charlie Chaplin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin) * [Aag](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aag_(1948_film)) * “Dude’s got a type” * [Chiaroscuro lighting](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro) * “[Raat Ko Jee Chamke Taare](https://youtu.be/NH1Iq-MfIVE)” * Nimmi(s) * Comparisons to [Orson Welles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles) * Kapoor as India (INTERVAL (”[Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan](https://youtu.be/uze01t7vdaM)” from Mera Naam Joker) * [Mera Naam Joker](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mera_Naam_Joker) * “[Duff beer For Me, Duff Beer For You](https://youtu.be/JoKpmmoHG_M)” * [Kseniya Ryabinkina](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kseniya_Ryabinkina) * [Shankar Jaikishan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shankar_Jaikishan) * [Creepy clown doll](https://n2.sdlcdn.com/imgs/a/t/1/Prop-It-Up-Vintage-Bollywood-SDL242271388-1-a45e1.jpg) * No one likes clowns (at least they aren’t as bad as mimes) * Why do auteurs like the circus? * [Hot for teacher](https://youtu.be/6M4_Ommfvv0) * Is the Russian comprehensible? * Entitlement and the male ego * [Dom DeLuise](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_DeLuise) * Black and white vs. colour * “[Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din](https://youtu.be/yiUWxAbqTrE)” and “[Angh Lag Jaa Baalma](https://youtu.be/fb2jefcNcTI)” * [They do sell the clown doll](https://www.amazon.in/MASOOM-Mera-Naam-Joker/dp/B00FSA7XAC) * [Ajooba](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajooba) NEXT TIME: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai with [Khabardaar Podcast](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajooba) Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [We Are Alberta](https://www.atb.com/learn/podcast/Pages/we-are-alberta.aspx?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=We+Are+Alberta+Podcast+%7C+ATB+Financial&utm_campaign=Copy+of+AFFILIATES+) Listen to [Otherwise](https://otherwiseshow.com/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #RajKapoor #Aag #Nargis #KaminiKaushal #NigarSultana #ShashiKapoor #MeraNaamJoker #RishiKapoor #SimiGarewal #Dharmendra #RajendraKumar #KseniyaRyabinkina #Padmini #Bollywood
9/26/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 44 seconds
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68: Goin’ Down the Road: Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Piku

We bid adieu to the summer season with a trio of road films.    Show Notes: * We were out late partying at our friends’ wedding * Thanks vcx100 * [Karwaan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karwaan#Critical_reception) * [The road movie](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_movie) * Matt remembers a [robot museum in Wisconsin](https://www.tommybartlett.com/exploratory/) * Is the road movie a genre? How is it different from a chase movie? or a travelogue?  * [Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeymoon_Travels_Pvt._Ltd.) * Just like [Sorcerer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcerer_(film)) * [Reema Kagti](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reema_Kagti) * The film’s super twist * Radio DJ narrator  * “[Sajanaji Vari Vari](https://youtu.be/ZEMsTk5SPSg)” * Public versus private lives (INTERVAL (“[Dil Dhadakne Do](https://youtu.be/WuMWwPHTSoY)” from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) * It’s the following evening, Erin made a cocktail * [Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zindagi_Na_Milegi_Dobara) * Customary explanation of Katrina Kaif’s accent * [Running of the bulls](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_of_the_bulls) * “[Senorita](https://youtu.be/3lStGpkFD10)” * Masculine vulnerability  * [Bagwati](https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/719Nhh1lMvL._SX425_.jpg) * [La Tomatina](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Tomatina) and “[Ik Junoon (Paint it red)](https://youtu.be/5PbWtDGOL8A)” * [Piku](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piku) * Age difference bwteen love interests  * “[The sexual power of Irrfan Khan](https://st1.bollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/irfan-31013130131102938130221145602.jpg)” * Coming to terms with loss * Parineeti Chopra turned the title role down * While Irrfan Khan turned down The Martian  * Understated romance * [Howrah Bridge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howrah_Bridge) NEXT TIME: Raj Kapoor with special guest [Beth Loves Bollywood](http://www.bethlovesbollywood.com) Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [LitFest Alberta](https://litfestalberta.org) Listen to [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&uo=4&ct=jlyok7ifrc01cvf301g91&at=10l6Xd)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #HoneymoonTravelsPvtLtd, #ReemaKagti, #BomanIrani, #ShabanaAzmi, #KayKayMenon, #RaimaSen, #SandhyaMridul, #VikramChatwal, #AmeeshaPatel, #KaranKhanna, #RanvirShorey, #DiaMirza, #AbhayDeol, #MinisshaLamba, #ArjunRampal, #ZindagiNaMilegiDobara, #KatrinaKaif, #ZoyaAkhtar, #FarhanAkhtar, #HrithikRoshan, #KalkiKoechlin, #Piku, #ShoojitSircar, #AmitabhBachchan, #DeepikaPadukone, #IrrfanKhan, #roadmovies, #Bollywood, #NaseeruddinShah
9/12/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: Ghoul's On Film

Netflix has released their latest Hindi project, the three part horror series Ghoul, and we were so impressed we decided to record a quick supplemental episode. Show Notes: * [Split Screen Podcast: Bonus Episode 1 - The Future Of Streaming In Bollywood](https://audioboom.com/posts/6966947-bonus-episode-1-the-future-of-streaming-in-bollywood) * [Omnipresent](https://youtu.be/0LSgWzzaTD4)  * [Ghoul Review: The Demons Within by Rahul Desai](https://www.filmcompanion.in/ghoul-review-netflix-radhika-apte) * [Ghoul director Patrick Graham: We don’t intend to offend people](https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/web-series/ghoul-director-patrick-graham-netflix-5322868/) * [Ghoul director Patrick Graham: India hasn’t found its voice when it comes to horror](https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/web-series/india-hasnt-found-its-voice-when-it-comes-to-horror-5327773/) NEXT TIME: we get road trippin’ Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com) Listen to [Repodcasting](https://repodcasting.blubrry.net/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=Repodcasting&utm_campaign=Member+podcasts+-+NEW)  Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #Ghoul, #Blumhouse, #PhantomFilms, #PatrickGraham, #RadhikaApte, #ManavKaul, #Horror, #Netflix
8/29/201843 minutes, 59 seconds
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67: Young, Adult: Gippi and Secret Superstar with That's a Thing?!

We welcome Elizabeth Spencer and Karen Unland of That’s A Thing?! to discuss two films about teen girls, and their moms. Show Notes: * Thanks Sri Rao for the Nimbu Pani recipe, get his book [Bollywood Kitchen](http://www.newyorksri.com/books/) (sorry for all the noise our metal straws make) * [That’s A Thing?!](https://thatsathing.transistor.fm/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=That%26%2339%3Bs+a+Thing%3F%21&utm_campaign=Member+podcasts+-+NEW) * Erin knows nothing about teens * Do teenagers even watch movies anymore? * [The Lobby](http://www.thelobbymovies.com/) * [Are today’s teen movies as good as the ones from the ‘90s?](http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Alicia-Silverstone-As-If-Reaction-Gif-In-Clueless.gif) * [The YA genre](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_adult_fiction) * Why aren’t there a lot of Bollywood films about teenagers? * [The best joke](https://youtu.be/zcZ-jg670bE) * [Gippi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gippi) * SO MUCH SMOKING * Fat jokes * “It’s nice to watch a movie” * Twilight parallels? * [Blackface](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface)… (more here on [Bollywood and blackface](https://splinternews.com/bollywood-s-shameful-history-of-blackface-1793856198)) * Realistic portrayal of teen life? * [The Kraz](https://youtu.be/XIGAsK0newk) (INTERVAL (“[Main Kaun Hoon](https://youtu.be/XyZ0aXrpJIc)” from Secret Superstar) * [Secret Superstar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Superstar) * [Meghna Mishra](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghna_Mishra) * Age appropriate songs * Songs: “[Nachdi Phira](https://youtu.be/90csu7Y-zzA),” “[Meri Pyaari Ammi](https://youtu.be/z4I2H6Mulc0),” and “[Sapne Re](https://youtu.be/tQZdmF3VZyg)” * Box office and [popularity in China](https://www.forbes.com/sites/suparnadutt/2018/02/12/indias-aamir-khan-is-the-secret-superstar-of-chinas-box-office/https://www.forbes.com/sites/suparnadutt/2018/02/12/indias-aamir-khan-is-the-secret-superstar-of-chinas-box-office/) * Domestic violence * Daughters supporting mothers * An inaccurately positive portrayal of the Internet * Young love * Shakti Kumar’s first YouTube video: “[Sexy Baliye](https://youtu.be/-2VZsMrWbag)” * The human right to dream NEXT TIME: road trip movies! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](https://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [ATB’s The Branch for Arts and Culture](https://www.atb.com/business/experts/arts-and-culture-branch/Pages/default.aspx) Listen to [The UnDad Podcast](https://theundad.com/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #YA, #YoungAdult, #TeenComedy, #Bollywood, #Gippi, #RiyaVij, #JayatiModi, #TaahaShah, #DivyaDutta, #MrinalChawla, #DoorvaTripathi, #KaranJohar, #SecretSuperstar, #AamirKhan, #ZairaWasim, #MeherVij, #RajArjun, #MeghnaMishra
8/15/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 24 seconds
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66: Hugs Not Drugs: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Sanju

With his biopic in theatres, we’re discussing Bollywood bad boy Sanjay Dutt’s life and work. Show Notes: * Thank you Sidhu177! * South Indian cinema we watch * [Mahanati](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahanati) and [Aruvi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruvi), also [Arjun Reddy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjun_Reddy) * [Split Screen Podcast](https://audioboom.com/channel/splitscreenpodcast) * [Not Just Bollywood](https://homemcr.org/event/not-just-bollywood-hindies-the-indian-film-industry/), it actually doesn’t start till September * [Sunil Dutt](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunil_Dutt) and [Nargis](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nargis) * [Sanjay Dutt](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Dutt) * [Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saheb,_Biwi_Aur_Gangster_3) * [Episode 52: Rats in a Maze: Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday and No Smoking](https://audioboom.com/posts/6525622-rats-in-a-maze-anurag-kashyap-s-black-friday-and-no-smoking) * [Rocky](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_(1981_film)) * [Munna Bhai M.B.B.S](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munna_Bhai_M.B.B.S.) * [Rajkummar Hirani](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajkumar_Hirani) * What are [candy stripers](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candy%20striper)? * [Hazing](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazing) * Songs: “[Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.](https://youtu.be/lqyUdjm5wd8)”, “[Chann Chann](https://youtu.be/HyK3VIY-W_g)”, “[Apun Jaisa Tapori](https://youtu.be/b4ZYLnorsMA)”, and “[Dekhle Aankhon Mein Aankhien Daal](https://youtu.be/FtQVRCvZlQQ)” * [Sequel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lage_Raho_Munna_Bhai) (INTERVAL (”[Baba Bolta Hain Bas Ho Gaya](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcdOumGkgag&feature=youtu.be)” from Sanju) * [Sanju](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanju) * Propaganda? * Good performances, terrible wigs * Little behind the scenes scenes * [Tim Meadows](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Meadows) in [Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_Hard:_The_Dewey_Cox_Story) * The media and authenticity * Comparisons to [Citizen Kane](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Kane) * Fictionalized non-fiction * Father/son relationship * Props to Jim Sarbh, Vicky Kaushal, and Sonam Kapoor * Songs: “[Main Badhiya Tu Bhi Badhiya](https://youtu.be/lk4lraE0wxU)” and “[Kar Har Maidaan Fateh](https://youtu.be/9iIX4PBplAY)” * [Listen to Piyush Patel’s take](https://soundcloud.com/5riverbeat/5-river-beat-july-5-2018-sanju-review?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook) NEXT TIME: We’re joined by Karen Unland and Elizabeth Spencer of That’s A Thing to discuss two YA films Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the [Edmonton Community Foundation](https://www.ecfoundation.org/) and [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/) Listen to [EPIC Podcast](http://www.epicpodcast.ca/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #SanjayDutt, #RajkumarHirani, #SunilDutt, #Nargis, #ArshadWarsi, #BomanIrani, #JimmySheirgill, #GracySingh, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #MunnaBhaiM.B....
7/31/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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Netflix and Dil: The Sacred Games Are Afoot!

With Netflix’s first original Indian series, Sacred Games, we’ve snuck in a quick supplemental episode to discuss the first season of the highly anticipated adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel from Phantom Film maestros Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. Show Notes: * NYT: “[Review: The Criminal Life in Mumbai in ‘Sacred Games’](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/arts/television/sacred-games-netflix-review.html)” * [“Sacred Games on Netflix: Decoding the intricate title credits and logo design”](https://www.architecturaldigest.in/content/sacred-games-netflix-logo-title-design/) NEXT TIME: Sanju, we promise Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com) powered by [ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the [Edmonton Community Foundation](https://www.ecfoundation.org/) and [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com) Listen to [City of Champions](http://shanefen.podbean.com/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=City+of+Champions&utm_campaign=July+2018+APN+members+and+affiliates) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #SacredGames, #VikramChandra, #VikramadityaMotwane, #AnuragKashyap, #SaifAliKhan, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #RadhikaApte, #NeerajKabi, #JatinSarna, #KubraSait, #JitendraJoshi, #RajshriDeshpande, #ElnaazNorouzi, #SunnyPawar, #Bollywood, #Netflix
7/20/201858 minutes, 52 seconds
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65: Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate: NH10, Phillauri, and Pari

In this episode we discuss three films produced by and starring Anushka Sharma. Just a note, we discuss some mature subjects in this episode including sexual assault, honour killings, and infanticide. There’s also a fair amount of spoilers. Show Notes: * We hope all our fellow Canadians had a happy Canada Day * Thank you karenrayan and Airia101 * [Eros Now](https://erosnow.com/), [Hotstar](https://ca.hotstar.com/), and [Amazon Prime Video](https://www.amazon.ca/Amazon-com-Amazon-Prime-Video/dp/B00N28818A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1530473242&sr=8-2&keywords=prime+video) * We can finally watch [Aisha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisha_(film)) * Amazon isn’t a great company, Amazon Prime Video in Canada versus America * [Access Bollywood](https://accessbollywood.net/) * [Anushka Sharma](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anushka_Sharma) * [Clean Slate Films](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Slate_Films) * [Kaneda](https://zippy.gfycat.com/CautiousFavorableLarva.gif) * [NH10](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NH10) * Women can be complicit in toxic masculinity * [Deadly Road Trip](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeadlyRoadTrip) * Comparison to [rape revenge films](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_and_revenge_film) and [honour killings](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor_killing) * Urban versus rural India * Violence and grindhouse aesthetics (INTERVAL ( “[Naughty Billo](https://youtu.be/fCqwgtyCSDI)” from Phillauri) * [Phillauri](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillauri_(film)) * [Suraj Sharma](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suraj_Sharma) * This is not [magic realism](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism); [Shaandaar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaandaar) might be considered MR * [Paranormal romance](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal_romance) * Poets and poetry * [Jallianwala Bagh massacre](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre) and unfinished business * Commitment issues * The modern day is so weird! * Sexy times * Special effects * [Pari: Not A Fairytale](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pari_(2018_Indian_film)) * More [paranormal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal) than romance * [Feral Woman](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WildChild) trope * [Ifrit](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ifrit) * [Menstrual Menace](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MenstrualMenace) * Themes regarding childbirth and motherhood * Erin hates eye stuff (and teeth stuff) * Overuse of cheap [jump scares](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jump_scare) * Comparisons to contemporary Hollywood horror * Naked zebra! * Overarching themes and new voices NEXT TIME: Sanjay Dutt and the biopic Sanju Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [ATB BoostR](http://www.atb.com/business/experts/Pages/ATB-BoostR.aspx) Listen to [The Bothy](https://www.calumlykanstorytelling.com/the-bothy-podcast?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=Scottish+Storyteller+%7C+Calgary+%7C+Calum+Lykan+Storytelling+&%20Tours=&utm_campaign=March+2018+APN+members+and+affiliates) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! and [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2OTg2OTAucnNz)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Fac...
7/3/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 50 seconds
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64: Ladies Be Watching: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Veere Di Wedding with Juliet Franklin

To celebrate the release of Veere Di Wedding, we welcome one of our closest gal pals on to the show to discuss the hit film along with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Show Notes: * We’re back from vacation, for good this time * Welcome back [Dr. Juliet Franklin](https://twitter.com/coconewt) * Margaritas in a can * Matt loves girls’ night * Thank you to Dteaj and Hey.Vero for your reviews! * We forgot to invite Juliet’s mom to VDW * [Ladies vs Ricky Bahl](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_vs_Ricky_Bahl) * [Maneesh Sharma](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneesh_Sharma) * Dimple really likes [Pringles](https://www.pringles.com/ca/en/home.html) * [Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_a_Penny_More,_Not_a_Penny_Less) * [Parineeti Chopra](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parineeti_Chopra)’s debut * Sisterly bonds * Sunny wears so many layers * “[Jigar Da Tukda](https://youtu.be/c9w47mortQw),” “[Fatal Attraction](https://youtu.be/5BeP9qqPdDU),” “[Aadat Se Majboor](https://youtu.be/sB-S5LBU1eA),” and “[Thug Le Song](https://youtu.be/LEYXdZ_rVbo)” * Beach King * Is this a prequel to [Race](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(2008_film))? (INTERVAL ( “[Laaj Sharam](https://youtu.be/Gwb6XaddA20)” from Veere Di Wedding) * [Veere Di Wedding](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veere_Di_Wedding) * Cookie’s partner is named Keshav * [#imnotachickflick](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23imnotachickflick&src=tyah&lang=en) and inclusive representation * Class issues * Bhaskar’s big scene * Meera’s weight and love of drinking * Editing, pacing, and cinematography issues * The fashion * Is the film raunchy enough? * Relatable issues and experiences * Product placement * “[Veere](https://youtu.be/lvS2lrq79Do),” “[Bhangra Ta Sajda](https://youtu.be/Dto7Nms-Xo0),” and “[Tareefan](https://youtu.be/3SWc5G8Gx7E)” * Kalindi’s mother as narrator * Was Sonam Kapoor’s wedding part of the film’s promotion? NEXT TIME: Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Films Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the [Rotary District 5370 Conference 2018](https://www.conference5370-2018.ca/) Listen to [Mess Hall Podcast](http://messhallpodcast.podbean.com/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=Mess+Hall+Podcast&utm_campaign=March+2018+APN+members+and+affiliates) and fill out the [Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB listener surve](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/survey) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! And [Tumblr](https://bollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com/)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #LadiesvsRickyBahl, #ManeeshSharma, #RanveerSingh, #ParineetiChopra, #DipannitaSharma, #AditiSharma, #AnushkaSharma, #VeereDiWedding, #RheaKapoor, #KareenaKapoorKhan, #SonamKapoor, #SwaraBhaskar, #ShikhaTalsania, #SumeetVyas, #VishwasKini, #IshwakSingh, #ShashankaGhosh, #Bollywood, #Podcast
6/16/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 30 seconds
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63: Breaking Free: Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan, Lootera, and Trapped

Ahead of the release of his latest film, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, we discuss the work of Vikramaditya Motwane. Show Notes: * We were in Chicago, we’re back but we’re leaving again * Thank you narmeensaiyed and Kvoltage2017 for your reviews * [Vikramaditya Motwane](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikramaditya_Motwane) * [Paanch](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paanch), which it seems has never been released because of the producer * [Bhavesh Joshi Superhero](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhavesh_Joshi) * [Udaan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udaan_(2010_film)) * Kanti Shah’s "[Grapes](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1027800/)" * The 400 Blows * Themes of alienation * Differences between father and son * [Amit Trivedi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amit_Trivedi) * La Haine (INTERVAL ( “[Manmarziyan](https://youtu.be/RFNmDyBKqk8)” from Lootera) * [Lootera](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lootera) * This is Erin’s favourite Bollywood film * [O. Henry](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry) and “[The Last Leaf](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Leaf)” * [Zamindari Abolition Acts](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamindar#Abolition) * The period setting * Classical elements * [Trapped](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapped_(2016_Hindi_film)) * The dark [Love per Square Foot](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_per_Square_Foot) * Rao’s resourcefulness * [High-Rise](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Rise_(film)) * Urban alienation * [Edward Hopper](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hopper) * We would not survive this premise, though Matt would drink his own pee NEXT TIME: we’re joined by a surmise gal pal to discuss Veere Di Wedding and female friendship in Bollywood Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network](https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by [ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the [Edmonton Community Foundation](https://www.ecfoundation.org/) and [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/) Listen to [Ed - Conversations About the Teaching Life](http://theedpodcast.podbean.com/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=Ed+-+Conversations+About+the+Teaching+Life&utm_campaign=March+2018+APN+members+and+affiliates) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [Audioboom](https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #VikramadityaMotwane, #BhaveshJoshiSuperhero, #Udaan, #AnuragKashyap, #RajatBarmecha, #RonitRoy, #RamKapoor, #Lootera, #RanveerSingh, #SonakshiSinha, #BarunChanda, #VikrantMassey, #ArifZakaria, #AdilHussain, #Trapped, #RajkummarRao, #GeetanjaliThapa, #Bollywood
5/25/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 5: Nisha Sharma's My So-Called Bollywood Life!

In our fifth supplemental episode we’re speaking to author Nisha Sharma about her upcoming young adult novel My So-Called Bollywood Life, available May 15th. Show notes: * Nisha Sharma’s [website](http://www.nisha-sharma.com/) and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/Nishawrites) * Check out Nisha’s [book tour](https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/258794/nisha-sharma#events) * Preorder MSCBL from [Penguin Random House](https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/248939/my-so-called-bollywood-life-by-nisha-sharma/9780553523256/), [Indigo](https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/my-so-called-bollywood-life/9780553523256-item.html?ikwid=my+so-called+bollywood+life&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=1), or [Barnes & Noble](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-so-called-bollywood-life-nisha-sharma/1127396561?ean=9780553523256) * The actress from Good Luck Charlie is Bridgit Mendler NEXT TIME: TBA Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB’s [The Branch for Arts and Culture](http://www.atb.com/business/experts/arts-and-culture-branch/Pages/default.aspx) Listen to [That’s A Thing?!](http://thatsathing.libsyn.com/?utmsource=Publicate&utmmedium=embed&utm_content=That%27s+a+Thing%3F%21&) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #Bollywood, #YA, #YoungAdult, #MySoCalledBollywoodLife, #NishaSharma, #Author, #Interview
5/8/201839 minutes, 13 seconds
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62: Rhythm Nation: Dil To Pagal Hai and Taal with I Don't Get It

In this episode we’re joined by Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush of [I Don’t Get It](https://idontgetityeg.com/) to discuss two films about performers. Show Notes: * Welcome [Paul](https://twitter.com/PaulJBlin) & [Fawnda](https://twitter.com/Fawnda) * So many wind machines! * Erin is still mad that Oprah lied to her * The early Shah Rukh Khan film with the steamy love scene is [Maya Memsaab](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MayaMemsaab) with [Deepa Sahi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeepaSahi) * [Dil To Pagal Hai](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DilToPagal_Hai) * Baby Shahid Kapoor * 90s+ fashion * [Shiamak Davar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiamak_Davar) * [The Baxter](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baxter)) * Opening song: “[Le Gayi](https://youtu.be/eebj-D15-XI)" * Dance telepathy * “[Rhythm Nation](https://youtu.be/OAwaNWGLM0c)” * Art and ego * What is Maya? * Karisma Kapoor deserves better * Fritz Lang’s [M](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M(1931film)) and whistling * [Europa-Park](https://www.europapark.de/en) (INTERVAL (“[Taal Se Taal Mile](https://youtu.be/TEqpxQ_tB5I)” from Taal) * [Taal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taal_(film)) * [Amrish Puri](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmrishPuri)) and [Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IndianaJonesandtheTempleof_Doom) * Roger Ebert’s [review](https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/taal-1999) * Hot take: Aishwarya Rai is gorgeous * So much Coca-Cola * Obligatory Clone High reference: [song taking](https://youtu.be/rhzCH1ui2cw) * Comparisons to Dil To Pagal Hai * Opening dream * Art versus commerce and rural versus urban and tradition versus modernity * Anil Kapoor’s rules * The SkyDome * Brownie * Is Akshaye Khanna a good match for AR? * “[Ramta Jogi](https://youtu.be/pLCXAAJcZUU))” * Links to the Race series * The real villain * Visual appeal * “[Ni Main Samajhh Gayi](https://youtu.be/gkY8Jlel-lU)” * SRK versus Anil Kapoor NEXT TIME: Nisha Sharma, author of the upcoming [My So-Called Bollywood Life](https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/248939/my-so-called-bollywood-life-by-nisha-sharma/9780553523256/) Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the [Edmonton Community Foundation](https://www.ecfoundation.org) and [The Well Endowed Podcast](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com) Come see Sickboy at [NorthWest Fest](http://northwestfest.ca) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #DilToPagalHai, #YashChopra, #AdityaChopra, #ShahRukhKhan, #MadhuriDixit, #KarismaKapoor, #AkshayKumar, #UttamSingh, #AnandBakshi, #ManishMalhotra, #KaranJohar, #FarahKhan, #ShiamakDavar, #ShahidKapoor, #Taal, #SubhashGhai, #ARRahman, #AishwaryaRai, #AishwaryaRaiBachchan, #AkshayeKhanna, #AmrishPuri
4/28/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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61: Bachchan '73 - '75

In this episode we discuss three mid-'70s films starring Amitabh the “Big B” Bachchan. Show Notes: * We did not come up with a series name * Our previous [AB episode](https://audioboom.com/posts/6295088-bachchan-76-78) * We still can’t find some of Bachchan’s big '70s hits * Thank you Edmonton Public Library * Bachchan: The Early Years * [Namak Haraam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namak_Haraam) * [Hrishikesh Mukherjee](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrishikesh_Mukherjee) * Social justice and class struggle themes * The persuasiveness of poets * [Ken Loach](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Loach) (INTERVAL (“[Aa Raat Jaati Hai Chupke Se](https://youtu.be/s3Tw-nTRdFs)” from Benaam) * [Benaam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benaam(1974film)) * Horror and thriller tropes * [RIP Johnny](https://i.imgur.com/3IqqD6Z.gif) * Comparisons to Don * Newsflash: [Helen is attractive](http://bollywoodgallery.net/albums/film/normalHindiactressoldgoldsexyHelen_photos1.jpg)) * AB’s nasty streak * [Mili](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mili(1975film)) * Erin wants a [butlertron](https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/clonehigh/images/3/3c/Mr._B.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20161125185317) * Bachchan’s creepiest scene * The terminal romance genre * [The Fault in Our Stars](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheFaultinOurStars_(film)) * Switzerland! * [Bobby](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby(1973film)) NEXT TIME: Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush of I Don’t Get It join us to discuss Taal and Dil To Pagal Hai Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [ATB Cares](https://www.atbcares.com/)) Listen to [The WorkNotWork Show](http://the.worknotwork.show/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2))! and [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #NamakHaraam, #HrishikeshMukherjee, #AmitabhBachchan #RajeshKhanna, #SimiGarewal, #Rekha, #Benaam, #MoushumiChatterjee, #Helen, #Satyen Kappu, #Mili, #JayaBhaduri, #JayaBachchan, #AshokKumar
4/17/201856 minutes, 50 seconds
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60: Cops vs. Thugs: Shootout at Lokhandwala and Shootout at Wadala

In this episode we discuss a pair of films that dramatize deadly dealings between the Bombay police force and the criminal underworld. Show Notes: * [Mayaanadhi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayaanadhi) * “[Tollywood goes to Texas](http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/tollywood-goes-to-texas/article23331486.ece))" by Suchin Mehrotra * [Encounter killings](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encounterkillingsby_police) * [Sicario](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicario(2015film)) * [Starlight tours](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskatoonfreezingdeaths) * [Shootout at Lokhandwala](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShootoutatLokhandwala) * [1991 Lokhandwala Complex shootout](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991LokhandwalaComplex_shootout) * Police brutality propaganda * [Sanjay Dutt](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Dutt) * Processing how the film fictionalizes real life * Comparisons to Clint Eastwood * The ends justifying the means * Songs: “[Unke Nashe Mein](https://youtu.be/zs-UtDZQ4Uo),” “[Mere Yaar](https://youtu.be/nplGiE7Q9Ts),” and “[Ganpat](https://youtu.be/4BB-aKPyLe0)” * Narrative structure * Comparisons to other Hindi crime films (INTERVAL (“[Babli Badmaash](https://youtu.be/4NFrmvfoFsI)” from Shootout at Wadala) * [Shootout at Wadala](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShootoutatWadala) * It takes A LOT of bullets to kill John Abraham * Item numbers: “[Laila](https://youtu.be/l6WMdmrEOq8)" and “[Aala Re Aala](https://youtu.be/tKBa64-w4XA)” * Criminal motivations * A kill or be killed world * (according to Matt, Mastizaade is still the worst film ever featured on this podcast) * Clichéd dialogues and one-liners * John Abraham’s “guns” * Mildly sexy sex * How much do these films assume we know about these events? * [imfdb](http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/ShootoutatLokhandwala) * The morality of enjoying violent movies and becoming desensitized to violence NEXT TIME: we return to our Amitach Bachchan series, maybe we’ll come up with a series name! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the [Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB](http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out [The Well Endowed](https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/) podcast Listen to [Don’t Call Me a Guru](https://dontcallmeaguru.wordpress.com/) Find us on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and [iHeartRadio](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod)! Like us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #ShootoutAtLokhandwala, #ApoorvaLakhia, #SanjayGupta, #AmitabhBachchan, #SanjayDutt #VivekOberoi, #SunilShetty, #TusharKapoor, #ShootoutAtWadala, #JohnAbraham, #AnilKapoor, #KanganaRanaut, #SonuSood, #ManojBajpayee, #RonitRoy, #RohitRoy #Bollywood
4/1/201850 minutes, 40 seconds
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59: The Queen of Hearts: Rani Mukerji

In honour of her upcoming release Hichki, we look at three recent films starring leading lady Rani Mukerji. Show Notes: Hi Kimberly! We’re changing our release schedule Thank you PSC27 Matt’s looking for some feedback Rani Mukerji (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rani_Mukerji) Biyer Phool (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biyer_Phool) and Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Ki_Aayegi_Baraat)  Ghulam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghulam_(film)), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuch_Kuch_Hota_Hai), and Saathiya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saathiya_(film)) Hum Tum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum_Tum) and Yuva (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuva) Veer-Zaara (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veer-Zaara) and Black (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_(2005_film)) Hichki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hichki) Comparisons to Vidya Balan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidya_Balan) and No One Killed Jessica (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_One_Killed_Jessica) Dil Bole Hadippa! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil_Bole_Hadippa!) Nautaki song “Bhangra Bistar (https://youtu.be/BV4sLBZkU8M)” Girls can’t play cricket Twelfth Night (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Night), Clone High (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clone_High), and She’s The Man (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She%27s_the_Man, which also stars Channing Tatum) John D’Arc (http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/arc/images/shows/other/106_clonehigh.jpg) Erin learns about men’s locker rooms Songs: “Discowale Khisko (https://youtu.be/VB5CdFzRcWo)” and “Hadippa The Remix Song (https://youtu.be/VB5CdFzRcWo)” (INTERVAL (“Sava Dollar (https://youtu.be/XtKNNC1OZ7k)” from Aiyyaa) Aiyyaa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aiyyaa) Drugs are a kind of cocaine Sexy painter versus regular guy Quirky sidekick Anita Date (is she wearing false teeth?) Dance numbers: “Dreamum Wakeupum (https://youtu.be/AQeC89lO2w0)” and “Aga Bai (https://youtu.be/CHwlXtF3zXs)” Does Meenakshi even like movies? Northanger Abbey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northanger_Abbey) Stalking versus romantic infatuation We like Madhav Mardaani (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardaani) “Masculinity” and how the film engages with gender Physical acting and clever police work NEXT TIME: Shootout At Lokhandwala/Wadala Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB (http://www.atb.com/community/hockey/Pages/default.aspx) Listen to Northern Nerdcast (http://northernnerdnetwork.com/nerdcast/) Find us on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #RaniMukerji, #DilBoleHadippa, #ShahidKapoor, #AnupamKher, #SherlynChopra, #Cricket, #SachinKundalkar, #Prithviraj, #AmeyWagh, #SubodhBhave, #AnitaDate, #Mardaani, #TahirRajBhasin, #JisshuSengupta, #PriyanksSharma, #PradeepSarkar, #Bollywood
3/17/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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58: Pushing The Envelope: Being Cyrus and Delhi Belly, with Suchin Mehrotra

Writer and Magic of Bollywood (http://magicofbollywood.com/) founder Suchin Mehrotra (https://twitter.com/suchin545) joins us to discuss a pair of English-language black comedies. Show Notes: The desperate need to share your opinion with the world Anupama Chopra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anupama_Chopra) and Film Companion (http://www.filmcompanion.in/) The role of the film critic Badrinath Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badrinath_Ki_Dulhania) The difference between portrayal and endorsement Indian cinema’s global reach Perception and expectations Kaalakaandi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaalakaandi) Black comedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy) and the state of comedy in Hindi cinema Humshakals (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humshakals) English Bollywood (INTERVAL (“I Hate You (Like I Love You)" from Delhi Belly) Being Cyrus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_Cyrus) Homi Adajania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homi_Adajania) Saif Ali Khan channels The Talented Mr. Ripley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Talented_Mr._Ripley) Voice over narration Matt missed the twist The Ghost Hooker movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talaash:_The_Answer_Lies_Within), spoiler warning Sacred Games (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_Games_(TV_series)) Delhi Belly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi_Belly_(film)) The banana just isn’t the right amount of happy Disco Dancer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Dancer) The mean Canadian fiancé Matryoshka doll (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll) Qaushiq Mukherjee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qaushiq_Mukherjee) Street chicken and orange juice Imran Khan versus Ranbir Kapoor versus Ayushmann Khurrana Why haven’t these films had a greater influence on Bollywood? Johnny Lever (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lever) NEXT TIME: Leading Lady Rani Mukerji Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Listen to Walkcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1250709299?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=Walkcast+by+Walkcast+by+Tim+Querengesser+on+Apple+Podcasts&utm_campaign=Feb+2018+APN+members+and+affiliates) Find us on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Bollywood, #BadrinathKiDulhania, #FilmCriticism, #Kaalakaandi, #Comedy, #BlackComedy, #BeingCyrus, #SaifAliKhan, #NaseeruddinShah, #DimpleKapadia, #BomanIrani, #SimoneSingh, #DelhiBelly, #AbhinayDeo, #ImranKhan, #VirDas, #KunaalRoyKapur, #PoornaJagannathan, #SheenazTreasurywala
2/28/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 3 seconds
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57: We Don’t Bite, We Only Love: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

We ring in the year of the dog with a discussion of everyone’s favourite canine, Tuffy in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Show Notes: Sorry for the tardiness of this episode Happy Lunar New Year! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year) Our favourite movie dogs HAHK’s iconic status and our outside status The wedding film “Here’s An Accurate And Honest Summary Of ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ (https://www.buzzfeed.com/imaansheikh/their-blood-group-is-definitely-alcohol?utm_term=.ci1xp3EWj#.vvgZnDNYB)” A celebration of traditional Indian values and culture We’re coming for your shoes Torrey Dance What are Bum Chums? (http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/images/bumchums1.jpg) Tuffy saves the day (https://media.giphy.com/media/dgB5ibvyMHrEY/giphy.gif) (INTERVAL (“Didi Tera Devar Deewana (https://youtu.be/2V56f0xZNqw)” Matt doesn’t love baby showers Prem love family (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9dOSy5EGnqQ/maxresdefault.jpg) “Cool Rider (https://youtu.be/RYB317pljts)” Erin has a giant family Tuffy: True Bollywood Stories (https://youtu.be/Y42Z_EAFke8) Madhuri Dixit loves ice cream (https://s3.scoopwhoop.com/anj/hahk/097ce392-d000-438b-bc69-252f3ff4f1b1.jpg) Salman Khan’s transition over the years Anupam Kher, Bollywood’s favourite dad NEXT TIME: We’re joined by Suchin Mehrotra (https://twitter.com/suchin545) to discuss a pair of black comedies Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB Global Transfers (http://www.atb.com/personal-banking/resources/Pages/global-money-transfer-online.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9ZClqI6s2QIVB5R-Ch2dkQquEAAYASAAEgIoXfD_BwE) Listen to A Branded World (http://marcastrategy.com/abrandedworldpodcast/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=A+Branded+World+Podcast+%7C+Marca+Strategy&utm_campaign=Feb+2018+APN+members+and+affiliates) Find us on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #MadhuriDixit, #SalmanKhan, #MohnishBahl, #RenukaShahane, #AnupamKher, #ReemaLagoo, #AlokNath, #SahilaChadha, #SoorajBarjatya, #HumAapkeHainKoun, #HAHK, #Tuffy
2/17/201850 minutes, 4 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 4: On My Way to Steal Your Girl, or Padmaavat, At Last!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s long awaited epic Padmaavat is finally out, but is it any good? Show Notes: The Movie Wala Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-wala-podcast/id1335885547?mt=2) Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmavat) Swara Bhaskar’s open letter: At The End of Your Magnum Opus… I Felt Reduced to a Vagina - Only (https://thewire.in/218456/end-magnum-opus-i-felt-reduced-vagina/) Reviews to check out: · Sal Salam at The Daily Star (http://www.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/murder-and-love-scenes/the-rousing-troubling-spectacle-padmaavat-1528444) · Suchin Mehrotra at Magic of Bollywood http://magicofbollywood.com/padmaavat-review-underwhelming-lifeless/ · Kathy Gibson at Access Bollywood (https://accessbollywood.net/2018/01/26/movie-review-padmaavat-2018/) · Shah Shaid and Kathy Gibson on the Split Screen Podcast (https://audioboom.com/posts/6633492-the-long-awaited-padmaavat-movie-review) · Simon Abrams for rogerebert.com (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/padmaavat-2018) · Manish Mathur at Talk Film Society (http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/articles/the-films-of-sanjay-leela-bhansali-padmaavat-2018?rq=padmaavat) · Siddhant Adlakha for The Village Voice ( https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/02/01/padmaavat-an-indian-masterpiece-held-hostage-sees-the-light-of-day/) · Amrita Rajan at Medium (https://medium.com/@amrita.rajan/padmaavat-a-failure-of-male-imagination-916f768cbefb) Next Time: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network (https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) powered by ATB (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Listen to I Don't Get It (https://idontgetityeg.com) Check out the Well Endowed Podcast (https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/?utmsource=Publicate&utmmedium=embed&utmcontent=It%27s+Good+to+be+Well+Endowed+%7C+ECF&utmcampaign=Oct+2017+APN+members+and+affiliates) from the Edmonton Community Foundation (https://www.ecfoundation.org/) Find us on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Padmaavat, #SanjayLeelaBhansali, #DeepikaPadukone, #ShahidKapoor, #JimSarbh, #AditiRaoHydari, #Bollywood
2/6/201849 minutes, 53 seconds
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56: Age of Empires: Aśoka and Jodhaa Akbar

In honour of Padmaavat’s release, we discuss a pair of epic romances. Show Notes: We’re ranked number 3 on the Indian iTunes podcast chart (at the time of recording)! Thank you so much to all of our listeners! Erin invented a cocktail (https://www.instagram.com/p/BegwIBogvuY/?taken-by=erinefraser) 63rd Filmfare Awards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/63rd_Filmfare_Awards) Padmaavat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmaavat) The epic genre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_film) Our episodes on Lagaan (https://audioboom.com/posts/5083740-lagaan-ball-so-hard-the-british-wanna-fine-me) and Mughal-e-Azam (https://audioboom.com/posts/5855659-the-great-epic-mughal-e-azam) Aśoka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C5%9Boka_(film)) Emperor Ashoka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka) Darth SRK Songs: “San Sanana (https://youtu.be/75mx2r5EC9k),” “O Re Kanchi (https://youtu.be/wCbOu0LSpy0),” and “Raat Ka Nasha (https://youtu.be/q7Mn3KrTrNg)” Using violence to promote non-violence Is historical accuracy important? Let us know if you think There Will Be blood is an epic or not (INTERVAL (“Roshni Se (https://youtu.be/sRVKz2LsBQk) from Aśoka) Erin invented another cocktail (https://www.instagram.com/p/Beg1ttwgquf/?taken-by=erinefraser) Jodhaa Akbar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodhaa_Akbar) Akbar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akbar) and Jodhaabai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariam-uz-Zamani) “Azeem-O-Shaan Shanenshah (https://youtu.be/mVNdp_YyWRY)” “In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein (https://youtu.be/zZe8yU23cTc)” Sonu Sood is a dead ringer for a young Big B (http://images.indianexpress.com/2017/02/sonu-sood-759.jpg) Romance versus politics We forgot to mention Akbar’s love of taming elephants (https://youtu.be/sdRlqYWLXRk) Jodhaa’s eunuch lady in waiting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijra_(South_Asia)) Matt finally mentions Crusader Kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusader_Kings_(video_game)) “Star Wars Undercover Boss” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaOSCASqLsE) Costuming NEXT TIME: Padmaavat, finally Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out The Well-Endowed Podcast by the Edmonton Community foundation (https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/) Listen to Let’s Find Out (https://letsfindoutpodcast.com/) Find us on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Padmaavat, #FilmfareAwards, #Epic, #Asoka, #SantoshSivan, #ShahRukhKhan, #KareenaKapoor, #AshutoshGowariker, #HrithikRoshan, #AishwaryaRai, #SonuSood, #Bollywood
1/29/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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55: 2017 Year End Review

We recap the most notable Bollywood films of the back half of 2017, from July to December. Show Notes: Erin is sick, as always Our episode on the first half of 2017 (https://audioboom.com/posts/6074501-2017-midyear-review) Padmavati is now called Padmaavat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmaavat) and it’s coming out on January 25, 2018 Mom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mom_(film)) The rape revenge genre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_and_revenge_film) Jagga Jasoos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagga_Jasoos) Our episode on Anurag Basu (https://audioboom.com/posts/6153927-life-in-a-red-circle-the-films-of-anurag-basu) Sung-through musical (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sung-through) “Galti Se Mistake (https://youtu.be/05TA9jNnCdU)” Lipstick Under My Burkha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipstick_Under_My_Burkha) Our episode on the India Film Festival of Alberta (https://audioboom.com/posts/6120218-supplemental-episode-2-bifl-at-india-film-festival-of-alberta-2017) Munna Michael (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munna_Michael) Nawazuddin Siddiqui dancing in “Swag (https://youtu.be/iFYExvoVKGU)” Mubarakan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mubarakan) Jab Harry Met Sejal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jab_Harry_Met_Sejal) “PHURRR (https://youtu.be/0BiJrQBIqWw)” Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet:_Ek_Prem_Katha) Bareilly Ki Barfi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bareilly_Ki_Barfi) Erin starts to notice a trend in the year’s better films A Gentleman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Gentleman) Baadshaho (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baadshaho) The Emergency (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emergency_(India))shub Sunny Leone in “Piya More (https://youtu.be/F6wn3Cw-o0g)” (also Emraan Hashmi’s Free Love shirt) Shub Mangal Saavdhan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shubh_Mangal_Saavdhan) Matt tries very hard to make erectile dysfunction jokes Daddy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_(2017_film)) (INTERVAL (“Disco Disco (https://youtu.be/I5SzASOuZVA) from A Gentleman) Simran (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simran_(film)) Lucknow Central (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucknow_Central) The film Matt is trying to remember is Greenfingers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenfingers) starring Clive Owen Newton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(film)) Bhoomi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoomi_(film)) Judwaa 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judwaa_2) Our episode with Asim Burney (https://audioboom.com/posts/6377939-seeing-double-judwaa-x2-with-asim-burney) Chef (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_(2017_film)) Chef (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_(film)) and Chef! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef!) Proof of Erin’s Bollywood bias Secret Superstar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Superstar) “Sexy Baliye (https://youtu.be/-2VZsMrWbag)” Golmaal Again (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golmaal_Again) Erin can’t remember the plot of this film Ittefaq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittefaq_(2017_film)) Qarb Qarib Singlle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qarib_Qarib_Singlle) Tumhari Sulu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumhari_Sulu) Tiger Zinda Hai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Zinda_Hai) NEXT TIME: Historical Epics Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Go all in with ATB (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Listen to That’s So Maven (http://www.yegmavens.com/) Find us on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) ...
1/16/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 1 second
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54: The Spy Who Loved Me: Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai

To finish off 2017, we discuss Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s explosive spy series, Ek Tha Tiger from 2012 and Tiger Zinda Hai, currently blowing up box offices around the world. Show Notes: Happy Holidays Thank you Deborah Kaplan Ek Tha Tiger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ek_Tha_Tiger) RAW (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_and_Analysis_Wing) What is Pinocchio’s Son? All things Irish in “Banjaara (https://youtu.be/7QF7z76ehyo)” ISI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-Services_Intelligence) Havana in “Laapata (https://youtu.be/3PqxT1VqyNc)” Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s chemistry (https://media.indiatimes.in/media/content/2014/Sep/katrina%20laugh%20ek%20tha%20tiger_1410525967.gif) A cute dog As a Kabir Khan film The film’s real villain (INTERVAL (“Mashallah (https://youtu.be/9_BUZaTcozs) from Ek Tha Tiger) Tiger Zinda Hai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Zinda_Hai) Based on a true story? Take Off (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Off_(2017_film)) Ryan, our favourite terrorist Journalist James Back in Austria: “Dil Diyan Gallan (https://youtu.be/SAcpESN_Fk4)” Deus Ex Wife Understanding the stakes Bayhem, Every Frame a Painting (https://youtu.be/2THVvshvq0Q), and Lindsay Ellis (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJGOq3JclTH8J73o2Z4VMaSYZDNG3xeZ7) India & Pakistan working together Paresh Rawal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paresh_Rawal) Solid Snake (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_Snake) “Swag Se Swagat (https://youtu.be/xmU0s2QtaEY)” NEXT TIME: we look back at 2017’s big hits and misses, as well as a few hidden gems Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB Cares (https://www.atbcares.com/) Listen to The Expats Podcast (http://www.expatspodcast.ca/) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #EkThaTiger, #SalmanKhan, #KatrinaKaif, #RanvirShorey, #GirishKarnad, #KabirKhan, #TigerZindaHai, #AliAbbasZafar, #Paresh Rawal, #Bollywood
12/30/201746 minutes, 5 seconds
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53: Controversy Loves Bollywood: Aarakshan, Madras Cafe, & Udta Punjab

Since we can’t see Padmavati, we discuss three Bollywood films that have been mired in controversy. Show Notes: Padmavati (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmavati_(film)) ‘Padmavati’: Incidents that made headlines about the Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor film (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/padmavati-incidents-that-made-headlines-about-the-deepika-padukone-ranveer-singh-shahid-kapoor-film/Ranveer-Singh-reveals-why-he-cried-during-Padmavati-shoots/photostory/62047771.cms) Historical Fiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_fiction) Billu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billu), Aamir Khan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanaa_(film)#Controversy), Gunday (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunday) Trends in Bollywood controversies (https://www.scoopwhoop.com/entertainment/controversial-bollywood-movies/) This Film Is Not Yet Rated (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Film_Is_Not_Yet_Rated) Making sense of these controversies The Wind Rises (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_Rises#Controversy) Bandit Queen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandit_Queen) Shekhar Kapur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shekhar_Kapur) and Phoolan Devi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoolan_Devi) “The Great Indian Rape Trick (http://arundhati-roy.blogspot.ca/2004/11/great-indian-rape-trick-i.html)” Roger Ebert’s Bandit Queen review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bandit-queen-1995) Aarakshan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarakshan) Reservation in India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservation_in_India) Equality versus equity (http://culturalorganizing.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/originalequityvsequality.jpg) Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission_(Canada)) Aligarh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aligarh_(film)) (INTERVAL (“Ud-daa Punjab (https://youtu.be/Ezsb5afVXQQ) from Udta Punjab) Madras Cafe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_Cafe) Sri Lankan Civil War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_Civil_War) and the Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Rajiv_Gandhi) Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_Tigers_of_Tamil_Eelam) M.I.A. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.I.A._(rapper)) The location of the titular café is not clear in the film Udta Punjab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udta_Punjab) Traffic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_(2000_film)) and The Wire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire) Matt on That Brown Guy podcast (http://bollycast.libsyn.com/episode-12-review-of-udta-punjab) Udta Punjab controversy: How a Bollywood film won a historic battle against Censor Board (http://www.catchnews.com/bollywood-news/udta-punjab-controversy-timeline-how-a-bollywood-film-won-a-historic-battle-against-censor-board-udta-punjab-movie-latest-news-1465824531.html) Interview with Pahlaj Nihalani (https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/clearing-indu-sarkar-without-cuts-main-reason-behind-my-sacking-says-pahlaj-nihalani-1739488) ‘Udta Punjab’ Censor Copy Leaks Online, Producers File Cyber-Crime Complaint (http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/06/15/udta-punjab-leaked_n_10480546.html) Puducherry cable channel airs pirated copy, HC bans 600 online links (http://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/udta-punjab-updates-puducherry-cable-channel-airs-pirated-copy-hc-bans-600-online-links-2840376.html) Deglamourizing Punjab NEXT TIME: Katrina Kaif is a badass Pakistani spy in Ek Tha Tiger and the new Tiger Zinda Hai, also Salman Khan is there Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the Well Endowed Podcast (https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/?utmsource=Publicate&utmmedium=embed&utmcontent=It%27s+Good+to+be+Well+Endowed+%7C+ECF&utmcampaign=Oct+2017+APN+memb...
12/14/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 48 seconds
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52: Rats in a Maze: Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday and No Smoking

To cap off #Noirvember, we look at two Noir-inspired films from one of Hindi cinema’s most acclaimed and controversial directors, Anurag Kashyap. Show Notes: It’s still #Noirvember Our misadventures in film sourcing Ittefaq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittefaq_(1969_film)) never showed up Subtitle issues on Eros Now and iTunes The failure of Bigflix Scarecrow Video (http://blog.scarecrow.com/) Anurag Kashyap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anurag_Kashyap) Paanch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paanch) Black Friday: The Shocking Truth Behind the ’93 Bombay Blasts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(2007_film)) The 1993 Bombay bombings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Bombay_bombings) and the Bombay riots (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_riots) Sanjay Dutt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Dutt) Digital film aesthetics Michael Mann (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Mann) and Danny Boyle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Boyle) “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” Understanding terrorism (INTERVAL (“Chase (https://youtu.be/B8-32SeZSk8)” from Black Friday) Return of Hanuman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_Hanuman) No Smoking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Smoking_(2007_film)) “Quitters, Inc” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quitters,_Inc.) Holocaust imagery Dreamcatcher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcatcher_(2003_film)) and Cat’s Eye (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_Eye_(1985_film)) It’s Abraham that wants to make a sequel to spread anti-smoking awareness, not Kashyap; Kashyap appears to be a smoker Bob Fosse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Fosse) and Jab Bhi Ciggaret (https://youtu.be/9pyBgc3S27w) Cyclical narrative “Phoonk De (https://youtu.be/GbhAVIOJ3MA)” D.O.A. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.O.A._(1949_film)) and Seconds (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seconds_(1966_film)) Cameron Bailey on Kashyap (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/cameron-bailey-kashyap-one-of-the-most-knowledgeable-filmmakers/articleshow/61767906.cms) NEXT TIME: Because we can’t watch Padmavati, we’re discussing some other recent controversial films Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the Well Endowed Podcast (https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=It%27s+Good+to+be+Well+Endowed+%7C+ECF&utm_campaign=Oct+2017+APN+members+and+affiliates) from the Edmonton Community Foundation (https://www.ecfoundation.org/) Listen to Assumptions (http://assumptions.libsyn.com/?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=embed&utm_content=Assumptions&utm_campaign=Oct+2017+APN+members+and+affiliates) Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #AnuragKashyap, #HussainZaidi, #KayKayMenon, #PavanMalhotra, #AdityaShrivastava, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #ImtiazAli, #BlackFriday, #BombayBombings, #BombayRiots, #NoSmoking, #StephenKing, #JohnAbraham, #AyeshaTakia, #PareshRawal, #RanvirShorey, #Bollywood
11/30/201754 minutes, 51 seconds
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51: Deadlier Than The Male: Filmi Femme Fatales in Ishqiya and 7 Khoon Maaf

To celebrate #Noirvember, we discuss two contemporary neo-noirs that focus on the femme fatale archetype. Show Notes: Will we or won't we do an episode on Ittefaq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittefaq_(1969_film)) Erin’s mother watched Dangal, and she loved it! We miss Neale (https://twitter.com/nealpolitan)! Listen to last year’s #Noirvember’s episode (https://audioboom.com/posts/5339719-dev-anand-s-bombay-noir-with-neale-barnholden) Film noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir) and Neo-noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-noir) #Noirvember and @oldfilmsflicker (https://twitter.com/oldfilmsflicker) Bollywood noir What songs are they using in Ishqiya, let Matt know Femme fatale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme_fatale) Ishqiya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishqiya) LMFAO (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMFAO) “Dil Toh Bachcha (https://youtu.be/_DosLkRn3xg)” Uttar Pradesh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttar_Pradesh) Dedh Ishqiya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dedh_Ishqiya) The Handmaiden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaiden) (INTERVAL (“Darling (https://youtu.be/viBaS0fKPGc)” from 7 Khoon Maaf) 7 Khoon Maaf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_Khoon_Maaf) Ruskin Bond (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruskin_Bond) and The Blue Umbrella (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Umbrella_(2005_film)) Kind Hearts and Coronets (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kind_Hearts_and_Coronets), Truffaut’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Truffaut) Mississipi [sic] Mermaid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Mermaid) and The Bride Wore Black (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bride_Wore_Black), and Cornell Woolrich (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornell_Woolrich) Anna Karenina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Karenina) versus Anna Karina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Karina) Erin called the ending Bluebeard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebeard) Motivation for murder We bring up Fitoor again… and What’s Your Raashee Murder well How people change depending on who they are with The Love Witch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Witch) “O’ Mama (https://youtu.be/N4cG5OqjJZk)”, “Bekaraan (https://youtu.be/UBIXCrDO10w)”, and “Yeshu (https://youtu.be/4ERsA1_j9yY)” NEXT TIME: Maybe we’ll discuss Ittefaq, maybe something else? Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB’s Branch for Arts and Culture (http://www.atb.com/business/experts/arts-and-culture-branch/Pages/default.aspx) Listen to Girl Tries Life (http://www.girltrieslife.com/) Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Noirvember, #NeoNoir, #FilmNoir, #Bollywood, #FemmeFatale, #Ishqiya, #VidyaBalan, #NaseeruddinShah, #ArshadWarsi, #AbhishekChaubey, #Gulzar, #7KhoonMaaf, #SaatKhoonMaaf, #VishalBhardwaj, #PriyankaChopra, #NeilNitinMukesh, #JohnAbraham, #IrrfanKhan, #VivaanShah, #KonkonaSenSharma
11/14/201759 minutes, 16 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 3: Sri Rao's Bollywood Kitchen!

In our third supplemental episode we’re speaking to producer and screenwriter Sri Rao about his upcoming book Bollywood Kitchen, available November 7th. Show notes: Sri Rao’s website (http://www.newyorksri.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/newyorksri), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkSri/) Check out Sri’s book tour (http://www.newyorksri.com/books/) Preorder Bollywood Kitchen at Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Bollywood-Kitchen-Home-Cooked-Indian-Unforgettable-ebook/dp/B073XBZ39L/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509421561&sr=8-1&keywords=bollywood+kitchen), Indigo (https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/bollywood-kitchen-home-cooked-indian/9780544971257-item.html?ikwid=Bollywood+kitchen&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0), or Barnes & Noble(https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bollywood-kitchen-sri-rao/1125350263?ean=9780544971257#/) Learn more about ATB (http://www.atb.com/listen/) and the Edmonton Community Foundation (https://www.ecfoundation.org/) Find us on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Bollywood, #BollywoodKitchen, #IndianFood, #Cooking, #Cookbook, #SriRao
10/31/201736 minutes, 52 seconds
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50: Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Ramsay Brothers Horror

In our third annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode we discuss the films of B-cinema auteurs the Ramsay Brothers. Show Notes: Ghosts foiled our first recording attempt Phobia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobia(2016film)) and Trapped (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapped(2017Hindi_film)) 1920 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1920(filmseries)), probably the topic of next year’s episode Don’t Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers by Shamya Dasgupta (https://www.amazon.in/Dont-Disturb-Dead-Ramsay-Brothers/dp/9352644301) Miss Lovely (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Lovely) Bollywood Bloodbath by Finders Keepers (http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/shop/bollywood-bloodbath/) We love disco Usha Khanna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usha_Khanna) Blumhouse Productions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blumhouse_Productions) and Hammer Film Productions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HammerFilmProductions) Grindhouse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindhouse) Ramsay Brothers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay_Brothers) “No stars, no cars” Zee Horror Show (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZeeHorrorShow) Neighbours: They Are Vampires (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighbours:TheyAre_Vampires) Hotel “Kaun Ye Aaya Mehfil Mein (https://youtu.be/1FtYRP5vSHc)” and “Jeena Hai To Jee Bhar Hanslo (https://youtu.be/3UdaZPdSbcE)” “Dekho Pyar Mein (https://youtu.be/Z4pfXoRPRaw)” (INTERVAL (Jeena Hai To Jee Bhar Hanslo (https://youtu.be/3UdaZPdSbcE)” from Hotel) Purana Mandir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purana_Mandir) Eyeball powers Anirudh Agarwal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anirudh_Agarwal) 3D Saamri (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_Saamri) Cardboard props Leering camera Spooky paintings More eyeball effects (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DM1_tmxWkAEWd76.jpg:large) “Woh Beete Din (https://youtu.be/lF4bpGRVc)” No titties Understanding the audience Veerana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veerana) The suggestion of nudity Where is Jasmine Dhanna now? (http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-where-is-veerana-actress-jasmine-dhunna-now-video-sparks-a-discussion-2375283) What would Anna Biller (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Biller) think? Bargain basement Temple of Doom “Sathi Mere Sathi (https://youtu.be/QLqZUcXmf8w)” Mahakaal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahakaal) and Bandh Darwaza (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandh_Darwaza) NEXT TIME: We talk with writer Sri Rao about his new book Bollywood Kitchen Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the ATB Entrepreneur Centres (http://www.atb.com/business/experts/Pages/ATB-Entrepreneur-Centres.aspx Listen to I Have Some Notes (http://ihavesomenotes.com/) Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Bollywood, #Horror, #RamsayBrothers, #ShyamRamsay, #PuranaMandir, #Veerana, #JasmineDhanna #JasminDhanna, #AjayAgarwal, #AnirudhAgarwal, #Disco, #BappiLahiri, #RakeshRoshan
10/25/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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49: Seeing Double: Judwaa x2 with Asim Burney

We welcome Asim Burney of Upodcast (http://upodcasting.com/) to discuss David Dhawan’s hit 1997 comedy Judwaa and his recent remake Judwaa 2. Show Notes: Upodcast (http://upodcasting.com/) The London advantage Interviewing Bollywood celebrities A critic’s perspective versus a fan’s Anupama Chopra (http://www.filmcompanion.in/) and Baradwaj Rangan (https://twitter.com/baradwajrangan) Carving out a space on the Internet The difficulty in translating comedy Episode 25 – Varun Dhawan, Bollywood’s Next Leading Man (https://audioboom.com/posts/4955813-episode-25-varun-dhawan-bollywood-s-next-leading-man?t=0) Everyone has a different idea of what’s funny David Dhawan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Dhawan) Aankhen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aankhen_(1993_film)) and Partner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partner_(2007_film)) Subtitling issues (INTERVAL (“Oonchi Hai Building Lift Teri Bandh Hai https://youtu.be/eUhzDf9eRbM)” from Judwaa 2) Judwaa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judwaa) Hello Brother (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Brother_(1994_film)) and Twin Dragons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Dragons) Karisma Kapoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karisma_Kapoor) and Rambha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambha_(actress)) Sexism The progression of Salman Khan Cartoon logic Songs: “Tan Tana Tan Tan Taara (https://youtu.be/qeOfhT44XWg),” “Duniya Mein Aaye (https://youtu.be/UOTem2lJjSk),” “Oonchi Hai Building (https://youtu.be/QmHTmr8Kazs),” “Tera Aana Tera Jaana (https://youtu.be/ipfa7I1HqyM),” “Tu Mere Dil Mein Bas Ja (https://youtu.be/zMBdfhMzhTw),” and “East Or West India is the Best (https://youtu.be/DqKMQeTNLT0)” Judwaa 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judwaa_2) Box office success Bullying in Hindi films Varun Dhawan impersonating others BMX Bandits (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMX_Bandits_(film)) Laughter is contagious Songs: “Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12 (https://youtu.be/E9OFaR2DSOI),” “Duniya Mein Aaye Ho (https://youtu.be/2LkiVE2VnY4),” “Aa Toh Sahii (https://youtu.be/vfXM9oApCm4),” and “Suno Ganpati Bappa Morya (https://youtu.be/m9LFPd2BRac)” NEXT TIME: three films from B-horror auteurs the Ramsay Brothers Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the Forward Thinking Speaker Series featuring George Takei (https://www.epl.ca/speakerseries/) and the Well Endowed Podcast (https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/) Listen to the Loyal Company Of The River Valley (https://loyalcompanyrv.wordpress.com/) Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #DavidDhawan, #Judwaa, #SalmanKhan, #KarismaKapoor, #Anupam Kher, #Rambha, #Judwaa2, #VarunDhawan, #TapseePannu, #JacqulineFernandez, #Bollywood
10/9/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 33 seconds
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48: Katrina Kaif is Wonderful & We Will Fight You, with Manish Mathur

We welcome online film writer Manish Mathur (https://twitter.com/TheManish89) to discuss one of Bollywood’s most polarizing performers, Katrina Kaif. Show Notes: Newton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(film)) is India’s submission for the Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Academy Awards Our episode on the India Film Festival of Alberta (https://audioboom.com/posts/6120218-supplemental-episode-2-bifl-at-india-film-festival-of-alberta-2017?t=0), which includes our discussion of Newton India’s past submissions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_submissions_for_the_Academy_Award_for_Best_Foreign_Language_Film) Court (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_(film))was 2015’s submission, Matt was right, 2016’s submission was the Tamil film Visaranai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visaranai) Lipstick Under My Burkha now most watched Hindi movie on Amazon Prime (http://www.livemint.com/Consumer/UvY5AEsRzQWeDEC3anVkeL/Lipstick-Under-My-Burkha-now-most-watched-Hindi-movie-on-A.html) Talk Film Society (http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/), Manish’s articles (http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/articles/?author=589c9698f5e2314b23168160#show-archive) 10 Essential Films from Indian Cinema (http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/articles/10-essential-films-from-indian-cinema) Katrina Kaif (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrina_Kaif) Her accent and the obligatory diegetic explanation Colourism, lack of interesting or challenging roles, and the rapid fire on KWK Boom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boom_(film)), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Pyaar_Kyun_Kiya%3F), and Namastey London (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namastey_London) Comedy chops Reverse She’s All That Jab Tak Hai Jaan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jab_Tak_Hai_Jaan) Katrina Kaif’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/katrinakaif/) “Ishq Shava (https://youtu.be/iEJPDYrLtsI )” and “Sheila Ki Jawani (https://youtu.be/ZTmF2v59CtI)” (INTERVAL (“Dhunki (https://youtu.be/WG6qKDoidmg)” from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere_Brother_Ki_Dulhan) Wild Katrina “Madhubala (https://youtu.be/8ZPhtWRtntU)” Screwball comedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screwball_comedy_film) American rom-coms versus Hindi rom-coms Imran Khan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imran_Khan_(Indian_actor)) “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (https://youtu.be/vZ0JF7-d3Lo)” Avoiding the manic pixie dream girl trap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_Pixie_Dream_Girl) Ali Zafar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Zafar) Fitoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitoor) Why did Matt make us watch this movie? Amit Trivedi’s music Great Expectations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Expectations) Kaif’s red hair (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Revealed-The-reason-behind-Katrina-and-Tabus-Rs-55-lakh-red-hair/articleshow/50848216.cms) Miss Havisham is a bitch Kashmir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashmir) Why did Kaif’s agent let her do this film? An eight-year-old’s great love affair Stop trying to make snow romantic Lack of cultural or political relevance “Pashmina (https://youtu.be/uxTXp0-iZrY)” NEXT TIME: Asim Burney (https://twitter.com/asimburney) of Upodcast (https://twitter.com/upodcast) joins us to discuss Judwaa and Judwaa 2 Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB’s Man Vans here: http://www.atb.com/community/social-responsibility/Pages/man-van.aspx Listen to For Kicks (https://forkickspodcast.com/) Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter....
9/26/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 40 seconds
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47: Bachchan '76 - '78

In this episode we look at three late 70s films from Bollywood’s most enduring star, Amitabh Bachchan. Show Notes: The Big B! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amitabh_Bachchan) The Great Gatsby (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gatsby) We couldn’t find Zanjeer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanjeer_(1973_film)) or Deewaar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deewaar) unfortunately Shemaroo on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ShemarooEnt Fashion TV (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion_Television_(TV_channel)) Kabhi Kabhie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabhie_Kabhie_(1976_film)) Harivansh Rai Bachchan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harivansh_Rai_Bachchan) Rupi Kaur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupi_Kaur) 70s fashion Convoluted plot Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein (https://youtu.be/dLL9YFAXaYY) Paul Anka and Nelly Furtado (https://youtu.be/6dM9orHsfJc) (INTERVAL (“Are Diwano Mujhe Pechchano (Main Hoon Don) (https://youtu.be/IfZ1N3Rz-G8)” from Don) Amar Akbar Anthony (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amar_Akbar_Anthony) Action-packed The film as metaphor for India New Books in South Asian Studies (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/new-books-in-south-asian-studies/id427197319?mt=2) Amitabh Bachchan celebrating Easter, “My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves (https://youtu.be/cl2T-Itb7WQ)” “Amar Akbar Anthony (https://youtu.be/3GhGq7db9v0)” Don (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_(1978_film)) 2006 Don (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_(2006_Hindi_film)) and Don 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_2) The Prisoner of Zenda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner_of_Zenda) and Infernal Affairs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infernal_Affairs)/ The Departed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Departed) “Yeh Mera Dil (https://youtu.be/ahf1OL6rFdk)” Opening titles (https://youtu.be/gRi20kAZ1gU) Khaike Pan Banaraswala (https://youtu.be/FUoZGpqyEe0) NEXT TIME: Two films starring Katrina Kaif with Manish Mathur (https://twitter.com/TheManish89) Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out the Edmonton Community Foundation (http://www.ecfoundation.org/) and The Well Endowed Podcast (http://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ Listen to Modern Manhood (https://modernmanhood.org/) Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #AmitabhBachchan #Raakhee #SashiKapoor #WaheedaRehman #RishiKapoor #NeetuSingh #YashChopra #KabhiKabhie #AmarAkbarAnthony #ManmohanDesai #VinodKhanna #ShabanaAzmi #ParveenBabi #NirupaRoy #Pran #Jeevan #Helen #Don #ZeenatAman #Pran #Iftekhar #OmShivpuri #ChandraBarot
9/13/201758 minutes, 21 seconds
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46: Lovers In A Dangerous Time: Dil Se.. & Raavan with Piyush Patel

We welcome Piyush Patel (https://www.facebook.com/FHWGS/) to discuss two films by acclaimed South Indian director Mani Ratnam. Show Notes: Erin’s mother liked Talvar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talvar_(film)) CJSR (http://www.cjsr.com/) 70th anniversary of India’s Independence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(India)) and Partition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India) Why doesn’t the Alberta Education curriculum teach anything about India? The Komagata Maru incident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komagata_Maru_incident) Rangeela (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangeela_(film)) and film going in Mumbai India's Film Industry -- A $10 Billion Business Trapped In A $2 Billion Body (https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2015/10/23/indias-film-industry-a-10-billion-business-trapped-in-a-2-billion-body/#4a85609870d2) DDLJ at Maratha Mandir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maratha_Mandir) We love our listeners! The appeal of Hindi cinema BFI Southbank India on Film (http://www.bfi.org.uk/india-on-film) and the “mindie” (http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/features/beyond-bollywood-survey-new-indian-cinema) Under-appreciated supporting actors Mani Ratnam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Ratnam) A.R. Rahman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._R._Rahman) and Gulzar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulzar) Ratnam’s Terrorism Trilogy, Roja (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roja) and Bombay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_(film)) (INTERVAL (“Chaiyya Chaiyaa (https://youtu.be/YOYN9qNXmAw)” from Dil Se…) Dil Se.. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil_Se..) Sukhwinder Singh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhwinder_Singh) Sonnet 130 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnet_130) Insurgency in Northeast India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurgency_in_Northeast_India) Perceptions on Independence Urban versus rural experiences Empathetic portrayals of a suicide bomber All India Radio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Radio) “Dil Se Re (https://youtu.be/YwfCMvo19s8),” “Satrangi Re (https://youtu.be/sAdnMmhg5gM),” and “Jiya Jale (https://youtu.be/M-2nlaOQQSQ)” Preity Zinta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preity_Zinta) Raavan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raavan) Abduction of Sita (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sita#Exile_and_abduction) Negative critical and audience reaction Abhishak Bachchan’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhishek_Bachchan) maniacal performance So much eyeliner SO MUCH WATER The falling motif Pacing issues The Searchers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Searchers) “Behne De Mujhe Behne De (https://youtu.be/yWETUyQZmIo), “ “Thok Di Killi (https://youtu.be/u2H9b7Id4O8),” “Khilli Re (https://youtu.be/7s31RlMr-6E),” and Kata Kata (https://youtu.be/bTyW9t16KQU)” Sita Sings The Blues (http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/) From Here We Go Sublime on CJSR 88.5 (https://www.facebook.com/FHWGS/) NEXT TIME: Three iconic 1970s Amitabh Bachchan films Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB Cares here: https://www.atbcares.com/ Listen to Highlevel Showdown here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/highlevel-showdown/id1006308840?mt=2 Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #ManiRatnam #ShahRukhKhan #PreityZinta #ManishaKoirala #ARRahman #Gulzar #SantoshSivan #Raavan #AbhishekBachchan #AishwaryaRai #Govinda #Vikram #SukhwinderSingh #Bollywood
8/29/20171 hour, 45 minutes, 23 seconds
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45: One Man Army Corps: Martial Arts Films with Kathy Gibson

We welcome Kathy Gibson (https://twitter.com/kathyfgibson) of Access Bollywood (https://accessbollywood.net/) to discuss two martial arts films as well as covering Hindi cinema with a Western lens. Show Notes: Listen to Kathy on the Split Screen Podcast with Shah Shahid! (http://blankpagebeatdown.com/category/split-screen/) Access Bollywood’s streaming lists: Netflix (https://accessbollywood.net/bollywood-movies-streaming-on-netflix/), Amazon (https://accessbollywood.net/bollywood-movies-streaming-on-amazon-prime/), Heera (https://accessbollywood.net/bollywood-movies-streaming-on-amazons-heera-channel/) How the Hindi and Indian film industries have benefited from streaming services The ups and downs of Eros Now (http://erosnow.com/) The public library is still the best resource around Does anyone understand cricket? Josh Larsen of Larsen On Film (http://www.larsenonfilm.com/) Lack of local media coverage for Hindi cinema Access Bollywood’s Bollywood Box Office (https://accessbollywood.net/category/box-office-2/) South Indian ticket pricing MovieMavenGal (https://moviemavengal.com/) American versus Canadian film tastes Reviewing Hindi cinema as an outsider (INTERVAL (“Cham Cham https://youtu.be/f6vY6tYvKGA” from Baaghi) Martial arts in Bollywood (there aren’t that many) Kalaripayattu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalaripayattu) Vidyut Jammwal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidyut_Jammwal) Asian filmmaking traditions: India versus East Asia Commando: A One Man Army (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commando:_A_One_Man_Army) First Blood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Blood) “Saawan Bairi (https://youtu.be/3nIFEKebpcs )” and “Lena Dena (https://youtu.be/D_3tB85ba-k)” Baaghi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baaghi_(2016_film)) So bad it’s good? The most idiotic hero and heroine The economics of underground fighting leagues Tiger Shroff (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Shroff) and Shraddha Kapoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shraddha_Kapoor) A Flying Jatt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Flying_Jatt) The Raid Redemption (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raid_(2011_film)) Kazu Patrick Tang’s wig (http://kungfukingdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Kazu-Patrick-Tang-Dragonwolf-2.jpg) Xenophobic portrayal of Thailand Tiger Shroff’s star potential and nepotistic expectations NEXT TIME: We’re joined by CJSR DJ Piyush Patel to discuss the films of Mani Ratnam. Bollywood is For Lovers is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (http://www.atb.com/listen/Pages/default.aspx) Check out ATB’s Man Vans here: http://www.atb.com/community/social-responsibility/Pages/man-van.aspx Listen to Seen and Heard in Edmonton here: https://seenandheardyeg.com/ Find us on (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and iHeartRadio (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Bollywood-is-For-Lovers-28344928/)! and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1m38Hxx8ZFxTJzadsVk5U3)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #AccessBollywood, #StreamingServices, #Netflix, #AmazonPrime, #Heera, #Erosnow, #SouthIndianCinema, #MartialArtsFilms, #Kalaripayattu, #Commando, #CommandoAOneManArmy, #VidyutJammwal, #PoojaChopra, #JaideepAhlawat, #Baaghi, #TigerShroff, #Shaddhakapoor, #SudheerBabu, #SunilGrover, #SanjayMishra, #SumitGulati, #SabbirKhan, DIlipGhosh, #Bollywood
8/13/20171 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds
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44: Life in a ... Red Circle: The Films of Anurag Basu

In honour of his latest release, Jagga Jasoos, we look at three films from celebrated filmmaker Anurag Basu. Show Notes: Erin’s mother loved Dil Dhadakne Do (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil_Dhadakne_Do) Matt is protesting the CBFC’s crack down on alcohol in films by drinking two beers (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/cbfc-chief-pahlaj-nihalani-may-axe-liquor-consumption-display-of-alcohol-scenes/articleshow/59757490.cms) Anurag Basu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anurag_Basu) Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stories_by_Rabindranath_Tagore) Kucch To Hai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kucch_To_Hai) Leukemia and Tumsa Nahin Dekha: A Love Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumsa_Nahin_Dekha:_A_Love_Story) Saaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saaya_(2003_film)), Murder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_(2004_film)), and Gangster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangster_(2006_film)) Pritam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritam) Kites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kites_(film)) “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias (https://youtu.be/koJlIGDImiU) Kites: The Remix (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kites:_The_Remix) Life In A…Metro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_in_a..._Metro) The Apartment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apartment) and Brief Encounter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brief_Encounter) Playing By Heart (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_by_Heart) Songs: “In Dino (https://youtu.be/EEnB3vDN9AI),” “Alvida (https://youtu.be/NcDxGhwuphI),” “O Meri Jaan (https://youtu.be/fLdCE9beY6g),” and “Baatein Kuch Ankahee (https://youtu.be/qfO5hH48gXU)” (INTERVAL (“Galti Se Mistake https://youtu.be/05TA9jNnCdU” from Jagga Jasoos) Barfi! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfi!) Barfi the dessert (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfi Charlie Chaplin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin), Buster Keaton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Keaton), Harold Lloyd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd), and Raj Kapoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Kapoor) Saawariya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saawariya) Comparisons to Wes Anderson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Anderson) Songs: “Ala Barfi (https://youtu.be/j0JHpYBRADA),” “Main Kya Karoon (https://youtu.be/02ossVAJM30 ),” “Kyon (https://youtu.be/X_q9IXvt3ro),” “Saawali Si Raat (https://youtu.be/v-eUWdjBgJA),” and “Aashiyan (https://youtu.be/sCMNen9q3fI)” Jagga Jasoos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagga_Jasoos) Framing device (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_story) Musical (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_film) and overcoming adversary by artistic creation Naxalite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naxalite) and the Purulia arms drop case (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purulia_arms_drop_case) Songs: “Khaana Khaake (https://youtu.be/nt_vxUwAbKA ),” “Jhumritalaiyya (https://youtu.be/exUQkIkyBBI),” and “Ullu Ka Pattha (https://youtu.be/h2GhQBI5YGw)” Production problems (http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/a-jagga-jasoos-update-one-missed-deadline-but-no-need-to-fret-1724452, http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/a-jagga-jasoos-crisis-katrina-and-ranbirs-film-may-miss-overseas-deadline-1722735, http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/not-just-rishi-kapoor-ranbir-slammed-jagga-jasoos-director-too-his-process-is-irresponsible/story-7bDVGoQIlhzhnIHdaWeI3N.html) Our exciting news came our after we recorded, but before we edited: we’re part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial (https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/) NEXT TIME: Martial arts Bollywood with Kathy Gibson of Access Bollywood (https://accessbollywood.net/) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #AnuragBasu #Kites #HrithikRoshan #BarbaraMori #LifeInAMetro #...
7/29/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 2: BiFL at India Film Festival of Alberta 2017

In our second supplemental episode, we discuss the films we saw at the third annual India Film Festival of Alberta! Big thanks to Edmonton Movie Club for having us! Show Notes: India Film Festival of Alberta (http://www.indiafilmfestival.ca) and the Edmonton Movie Club (http://www.edmontonmovieclub.ca) Lipstick Under My Burkha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipstick_Under_My_Burkha) A Death In The Gunj (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Death_in_the_Gunj) Newton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(film)) #LipstickUnderMyBurkha #KonkonaSenSharma #RatnaPathak #AahanaKumra #SushantSingh #VikrantArosa #VikrantMassey #AlankritaShrivastava #ADeathInTheGunj #RanvirShorey #KalkiKoechlin #TillotamaShome #GulshanDevaiah #Tanuja #OmPuri #JimSarbh #Newton #RajkummarRao #PankajTripathy #AnjaliPatil #RaghuvirYadav #AmitVMasurkar
7/19/201753 minutes, 40 seconds
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43: 2017 Midyear Review

We summarize the big hits and many misses that have come out so far this year. Show Notes: Erin’s mom has been listening to the show and she’s going to watch Talvar Ok Jaanu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ok_Jaanu) Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor are inexplicably popular Kaabil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaabil) Matt pitches a Bollywood remake of Elle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elle_(film)) Dangal is still crushing it (https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2017/06/28/like-a-true-champ-dangal-is-making-a-miraculous-fight-to-the-finish-in-china/#76cad2632b5d) Raees (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raees_(film)) Note: Nawazuddin Siddiqui has more films coming out in the second half of the year, we were planning on discussing them but the episode ran long Sunny Leone’s item number: “Laila Main Laila (https://youtu.be/95I5VaR7GeU)” Jolly LLB 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly_LLB_2) We still don’t understand the Indian legal system Running Shaadi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_Shaadi) Rangoon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangoon_(2017_Hindi_film)) Miss Julia (https://youtu.be/o7TOBuJTQ20) Badrinath Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badrinath_Ki_Dulhania) Toxic masculinity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_masculinity) (INTERVAL (“Tamma Tamma Again (https://youtu.be/EEX_XM6SxmY)” from Badrinath Ki Dulhania) India Film Festival of Alberta (http://www.indiafilmfestival.ca/) Phillauri (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillauri_(film)) Naam Shabana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naam_Shabana) Begum Jaan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begum_Jaan) Noor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_(film)) Pretentious Movie Reviews and Kanan Gill (https://www.youtube.com/user/knngill) Meri Pyaari Bindu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meri_Pyaari_Bindu) Sarkar 3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkar_3) Half Girlfriend (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_Girlfriend_(film)) Why is the romantic lead assaulting the heroine? The only thing worse than the girl getting cancer is fake cancer Hindi Medium (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi_Medium_(film)) Raabta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raabta_(film)) Tubelight (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubelight_(film)) “Naach Meri Jaan (https://youtu.be/xbAEUGhAubU)” Angamaly Diaries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angamaly_Diaries) Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baahubali_2:_The_Conclusion) NEXT TIME: The films of Anurag Basu Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Raees #ShahRukhKhan #OkJaanu #AdityaRoyKapur #ShraddhaKapoor #Kaabil #HrithikRoshan #YamiGautam #NawazuddinSiddiqui #MahiraKhan #JollyLLB2 #AkshayKumar #HumaQureshi #SayaniGupta #RunningShaadi #AmitSadh #TapseePanu #Rangoon #KanganaRanaut #ShahidKapoor #SaifAliKhan #BadrinathKiDulhania #VarunDhawan #AliaBhatt #Phillauri #AnushkaSharma #DiljitDosanjh #NaamShabana #BegumJaan #VidyaBalan #NaseeruddinShah #Noor #SonakshiSinha #KananGill #MeriPyaariBindu #AyushmannKhurrana #ParineetiChopra #Sarkar3 #AmitabhBachchan #ManojBajpayee #JackieShroff #HalfGirlfriend #ArjunKapoor #HindiMedium #IrrfanKhan #SabaQamar #AmritaSingh #Raabta #SushantSinghRajput #KritiSanon #JimSarbh #RajkummarRao #Tubelight #SalmanKhan #SohailKhan #AngamalyDiaries #Baahubali2TheConclusion
7/4/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 3 seconds
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42: Murder, Hindi Style: Bollywood True Crime

We jump on the true crime bandwagon with two films about real life murders: No One Killed Jessica and Talvar. Show Notes: We went to Toronto Mira Nair (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mira_Nair) Podcasting and true crime (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_crime) Zodiac (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_(film)), Mesrine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesrine_(2008_film)), Carlos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_(miniseries)), O.J: Made In America (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.J.:_Made_in_America) Heavenly Creatures (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavenly_Creatures), Memories Of Murder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memories_of_Murder), Dear Zachary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Zachary:_A_Letter_to_a_Son_About_His_Father) We didn’t mention it, but we also love Pain & Gain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain_%26_Gain) Alan Moore’s From Hell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Hell) No One Killed Jessica (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_One_Killed_Jessica) The murder of Jessica Lal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jessica_Lal) Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life (https://youtu.be/jQvUBf5l7Vw)” Great poster (https://i.jeded.com/i/no-one-killed-jessica.17567.jpg) (INTERVAL (“Insaaf” (https://youtu.be/9SVVXdliUkg) from Talvar) Talvar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talvar_(film)) International title vs. Hindi title Split Screen Podcast, Episode 16: Rahasya vs. Talvar (https://accessbollywood.net/2016/07/13/split-screen-podcast-episode-16-rahasya-vs-talvar/) Trial By Error: The Aarushi Files (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_By_Error:_The_Aarushi_Files) Rashomon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashomon) CID (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_Investigation_Department_(India)) Narco test (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_serum) The elusiveness of memory and the truth Class and the media The CBC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Broadcasting_Corporation) NEXT TIME: Our 2017 mid-year review! Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Talvar #NoOneKilledJessica #IrrfanKhan #RaniMukherjee #VidyaBalan #KonkonaSenSharma #Tabu #TrueCrime #Crime #Murder
6/20/20171 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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41: On The Mom Squad: Kya Kehna! and English Vinglish with Lindsey Campbell

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we welcome film scholar, musician, and former podcaster Lindsey Campbell on to discuss two films about different portrayals of mothers and motherhood in Hindi cinema. Show Notes: The Krrish ride (https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/en/attractions/krrish-heros-flight) at Bollywood Parks Dubai (https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/) Our NorthWestFest (https://audioboom.com/posts/5906136-supplemental-episode-1-bifl-at-northwestfest-2017?t=0) Erin’s mom couldn’t get through a Bollywood film, so we didn’t ask her on RIP Sneak Preview, we miss you This Manic Mama (https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThisManicMama/) Do you even read these notes? Thankur Anoop Singh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thakur_Anoop_Singh) Erin does not like Punjabi films The typical Bollywood mom mean moms Kya Kehna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kya_Kehna) Preity Zinta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preity_Zinta) Anupam Kher bakes A lot of plot (and a banner http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l64zuvjvUS1qcm16uo1_500.jpg) A positive but unrealistic portrayal Cad awareness piece “O Soniye Jaise Ho Jaanam Sanam (https://youtu.be/j_9vrQdMs3k)” and “Aye Dil Laya Hai Bahaar (https://youtu.be/3wGPjDTqJxI)” Framing choice (INTERVAL (“English Vinglish https://youtu.be/i-F5oU8FuR0” from English Vinglish) English Vinglish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Vinglish) Gauri Shinde’s inspiration Being a stranger in a strange land The mean New Yorker stereotype Stay-at-home moms in entertainment media Mehdi Nebbou (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehdi_Nebbou) NY accurate Marginalized motherhood The process of self-improvement The Springhill Mine Disaster (https://www.facebook.com/thespringhillminedisaster/) and The Campbell Review (http://thecampbellreview.weebly.com/) NEXT TIME: we explore the hottest trend in podcasting, true crime Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #PreityZinta #SaifAliKhan #AnupamKher #KyaKehna #Sridevi #GauriShinde #EnglishVinglish #Bollywood #BollywoodIsForLovers #Mother’sDay
5/14/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 26 seconds
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Supplemental Episode 1: BiFL at NorthWestFest 2017!

Hi everyone, here's a bonus episode for this week. We were invited to be on a panel talking about movie podcasting in our hometown of Edmonton! Show notes: Northwestfest (http://northwestfest.ca), the latest incarnation of the longest-running documentary film festival in Canada, invited us on to talk about the world of movie podcasts. Paul Matwychuk (@myelbow), Erin's co-host on Trash, Art and the Movies, who you'll remember from Episode 23 on DEVDAS and DEV.D (https://audioboom.com/posts/4821508-episode-23-devdas-vs-dev-d-with-paul-matwychuk) hosted the panel, and J.P. Fournier of The Movie Jerks (@moviejerks) also spoke with us. He was on our now-legendary episode on the JISM films (https://audioboom.com/posts/5013228-episode-26-a-double-dose-of-jism-with-the-movie-jerks) with his co-host Shawn Gramiak. Topics we spoke on included the shift from traditional criticism to podcasting, broadcasting Edmonton out to the world, how to start a podcast and do research, and more! #Edmonton #Canada #podcast #podcasting #Bollywood #Bollywoodpodcast #BollywoodisforLovers #TheMovieJerks #TrashArtandtheMovies
5/10/201755 minutes, 3 seconds
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40: A Little Bit of That Jadoo Magic: Krrish with Brandon Schatz

Free Comic Book Day (http://www.freecomicbookday.com/), May 6th, is around the corner so we invited Variant Edition (http://variantedmonton.com/) co-owner and podcast savant Brandon Schatz (https://twitter.com/soupytoasterson) on to discuss Bollywood’s leading superhero franchise, Krrish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krrish_(franchise)). Show notes: Why are we discussing these films? We couldn’t get A Flying Jatt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Flying_Jatt) We see you Huntington Bollywood fans We’ve reached one hundred thousand downloads, THANK YOU! Come see us at Northwest Fest (http://northwestfest.ca/2017/04/19/shorts-podcasts/)! Doctor Whooch (http://submetropolitan.com/) is coming back! Variant Edition’s approach to retail The big two, Marvel and DC, aren’t interested in publishing books anymore Creating a superhero franchise out of a property that has nothing to do with superheroes Our Bollywood in Alberta episode (https://audioboom.com/posts/4773054-episode-22-dancing-on-hoodoos-bollywood-in-alberta), where we discuss Koi… Mil Gaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi..._Mil_Gaya) Krrish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krrish) Matt misses Jadoo (https://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrxo7zi79z1qlxr9ao1_500.gif) India’s Pam Grier (https://68.media.tumblr.com/af9d444ad256501db9a8f770f8960e8e/tumblr_ns6pjuL35F1snjenfo1_500.gif) PC eats a lot of Lays chips Sunny Pawar’s (https://media.giphy.com/media/l0MYMoTEsyiQzA8Ew/giphy.gif) favourite film (awww) Why does Krishna gaslight Priya? How does Krrish stand out in a film culture where heroes already regularly exhibit superhuman strength? Moving from a sci-fi series to a superhero series We get nerdy AF Wuxia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuxia) “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (https://youtu.be/6oxkN1rRPW4 ), “Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani (https://youtu.be/fkCiQtgAXjg ),” “Dil Na Diya (https://youtu.be/FrHFtoEHw08),” and “Koi Tumsa Nahin (https://youtu.be/KYHF8nm6NAE)” Why does Netflix hate us? (INTERVAL (“Krrish Krrish (https://youtu.be/2fC6P-9wfQQ)” from Krrish 3) Krrish 3 Matt still misses Jadoo (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/thumb/msid-44930957,width-400,resizemode-4/44930957.jpg) Daddy issues Hrithik Roshan worked out a lot before this film (http://photos.filmibeat.com/ph-big/2012/10/hrithik-roshan-stunning-look-for-krrish-3_13493300250.jpg) Where are our Krrish bracelets (https://3.imimg.com/data3/EH/GF/MY-10346832/brown-krrish-3-bracelet-250x250.png)? Manimals (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manimal)! Matt’s experience with the Krrish apps Good dumb fun “Raghupati Raghav (https://youtu.be/UVWB9UHpXzY),” “God Allah Aur Bhagwan (https://youtu.be/cczl08DLCXQ),” “Dil Tu Hi Bataa (https://youtu.be/Hievfejv90c)” Strong family dynamic An excellent super-villain plan! Why does a man with telekinesis not use it on himself? Comparisons to X-Men (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men) and Superman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman) Krrish saves and inspires people Would Kangana Ranaut (and Priyanka Chopra) take this kind of role in the future? Krrish: The Menace of the Monkey Men (https://www.comixology.com/Krrish-The-Menace-of-the-Monkey-Men/comics-series/36317) Children’s spinoff series and video games Krrish 4 is on its way We forgot to mention the theme park ride at Bollywood Parks Dubai (https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/en/attractions/krrish-heros-flight, we still wanna go) The end…for now NEXT TIME: Film scholar, librarian, and musician Lindsey Campbell (https://www.facebook.com/thespringhillminedisaster/) join us to discuss films about motherhood Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Krrish #RakeshRoshan #HrithikRoshan #Rekha #PriyankaChopra #NaseeruddinShah #Kan...
5/4/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 31 seconds
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39: The Great Epic: Mughal-e-Azam

We discuss the lavish 1960 epic Mughal-e-Azam Show notes: Mughal-e-Azam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal-e-Azam) Erin is nervous to discuss this film Comparisons to Gone With The Wind (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_(film)) and Cleopatra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_(1963_film)) K. Asif (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Asif) and production setbacks Every individual production element cost more than the entire budget of most other films Intolerance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intolerance_(film)), Foolish Wives (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foolish_Wives), and Greed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed_(film)) Beautiful Ruins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Ruins) Filmed thrice The set was too glittery (https://media.giphy.com/media/Kd9IQloZWxEEU/giphy.gif) Huge cast Technicolor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technicolor), “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (https://youtu.be/6Au_J6jHKE0),” and colourisation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_colorization) Unknown Armies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unknown_Armies) “Ae Mohabbat Zindabad (https://youtu.be/u0CIZv9Y5n4)” Dilip Kumar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilip_Kumar) and Madhubala (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhubala) Bollywood Parks Dubai’s Mughal-e-Azam (https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/en/attractions/mughal-e-azam) Historical accuracy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarkali) (INTERVAL (“Teri Mehfil Mein” (https://youtu.be/TC7LyI1GVYw)” from Mughal-e-Azam) We still can’t speak Hindi Lean narrative, no excess characters There actually was a stage play before the film, and a film adapted from it (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarkali_(1953_film)) Poetic dialogue “Impossible Dreams (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Dreams)” Spectacle and narrative Father/son tension The film as metaphor for India Execution methods NEXT TIME: Variant Edition (https://twitter.com/VariantEdmonton) owner and prolific podcaster Brandon Schatz (https://twitter.com/soupytoasterson) joins us to discuss the Krrish franchise Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Mughal-e-Azam #K.Asif #DilipKumar #Madhubala #PrithvirajKapoor #DurgaKhote #NigarSultana #Bollywood #BollywoodPodcast #BollywoodIsForLovers
4/26/201756 minutes, 59 seconds
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38: Feminist Bollywood: Queen & Pink with Shrina Patel

We are joined by Dance Choreographer and Creative Director of ShaktiFlow (http://www.shaktiflow.org/) Shrina Patel (https://www.instagram.com/shaktiflowyeg/) to discuss feminism and the portrayal of women’s issues in Bollywood Cinema. Show notes: Matt finally saw Mirzya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirzya_(film)) How to learn Hindi 90s Bollywood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bollywood_films_of_the_1990s) Western perspectives of India Feminist Hindi cinema Actors supporting women’s stories Responding to social issues and societal shifts Badrinath Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badrinath_Ki_Dulhania) and toxic masculinity 2012 Delhi gang rape (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Delhi_gang_rape) and India’s Daughter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%27s_Daughter) Censorship issues with Lipstick Under My Burkha (http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/cbfc-refuses-to-certify-prakash-jhas-film-lipstick-under-my-burkha/articleshow/57302257.cms) and Begum Jaan (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/vidya-balana-begum-jaan-12-cuts-censor-board-lovemaking-scence/1/917090.html) (INTERVAL (“London Thumakda (https://youtu.be/udra3Mfw2oo)” from Queen) Queen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(film)) Kangana Ranaut (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangana_Ranaut), her Koffee With Karan episode (http://www.hotstar.com/tv/koffee-with-karan/1525/saif-kangana-let-it-all-out/1000167379), and her sister Rangoli (http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/kangana-s-sister-rangoli-opens-up-about-acid-attack/story-xaYMFm8ppfPh9CPJEx9KQJ.html) Society versus culture Familial support and independence There’s no right way to be a woman or a feminist Vijayalakshmi Learning how you want to be loved Rani’s journey Pink (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_(2016_film)) Title’s meaning (http://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/bollywood-amitabh-bachchan-pink-movie-relevance-349483) Does anyone understand the Indian legal system? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judiciary_of_India) Sexism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism) and victim blaming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_blaming) Articulating consent Frustrating but rewarding viewing The Hunting Ground (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunting_Ground) and sexual assaults in Canada being deemed unfounded (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/investigations/unfounded-sexual-assault-canada-main/article33891309/) Solidarity Amitabh Bachchan’s open letter to his granddaughters (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Amitabh-Bachchans-heart-warming-letter-to-his-granddaughters/articleshow/54006214.cms) Alternate endings NEXT TIME: Bollywood’s biggest epic Mughal-e-Azam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal-e-Azam) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Feminism #Women'sIssues #WomeninBollywood #FeminisminBollywood #Queen #VikasBahl #KanganaRanaut #RajkummarRao #LisaHaydon #Pink #AniruddhaRoyChowdhury #AmitabhBachchan #TaapseePannu #KirtiKulhari #AndreaTariang #ShoojitSircar
4/8/20171 hour, 33 minutes, 53 seconds
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37: The Sarkar Series: Govinda Govinda, More Govinda

In advance of the third instalment, we discuss Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkar_(film_series)) series. There are spoilers for Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, and The Godfather series. Show Notes: Sequel naming conventions Money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_(1993_film)), Money Money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_Money_(1995_film)), and Money Money, More Money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_Money,_More_Money) This was supposed to be topical, but unfortunately Sarkar 3 has been pushed back (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/sarkar-3-release-date-postponed/articleshow/57760594.cms) Ram Gopal Varma (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Gopal_Varma) Episode 5 (https://audioboom.com/posts/4467732-episode-5-ghosts-witches-and-zombies-oh-my?t=0), where we discuss Bhoot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoot_(film)) The Godfather (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfather_(film_series)) Sarkar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkar_(film)) Corruption in India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_India) Bal Thackeray (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal_Thackeray) Erin can’t sing, she is sorry she tried The RGV aesthetic (INTERVAL (“The Govinda Song (https://youtu.be/N5GZG8Bi6TQ)” from Sarkar Raj) Sarkar Raj (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkar_Raj) Abhishek Bachchan’s dream to build a hydroelectric dam Crashing into a brick wall Colour palette Seijun Suzuki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seijun_Suzuki) Repetition and scope Split Screen Podcast: Episode 03 – The Remake Of ‘The Godfather’ (http://blankpagebeatdown.com/split-screen-podcast-episode-03-the-remake-of-the-godfather/) Gangs Of Wasseypur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangs_of_Wasseypur_(film_series)) A Godmother? Sarkar 3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkar_3) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #RamGopalVarma #TheGodfather #Sarkar #SarkarRaj #AmitabhBachchan #AbhishekBachchan #KayKayMenon #KatrinaKaif #AishwaryaRai #Bollywood #BollywoodPodcast #Bollywood IsForLovers #BiFL
3/24/201753 minutes, 7 seconds
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36: So You Think You Can Bollywood, with Danica LeBlanc and Devin Bruce

In this episode we welcome Danica LeBlanc (https://twitter.com/DanicaHere), co-owner of Edmonton’s best comic book store Variant Edition (https://variantedmonton.com), and Devin Bruce (https://twitter.com/Doctor_Teeth), of the infrequently produced Scotch & Comics (https://scotchandcomics.wordpress.com) podcast, to discuss Bollywood on America’s So You Think You Can Dance and two films about international dance competitions. Show notes: Episode 11 – Two Tragedies by Vishal Bhardwaj, with Devin Bruce (https://audioboom.com/posts/4467741-episode-11-two-tragedies-by-vishal-bhardwaj-with-devin-bruce?t=0) Variant Edition (https://variantedmonton.com), Yegs and Bacon (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/yegs-and-bacon/id994654957?mt=2), and Doctor Whooch (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/doctor-whooch/id665504944?mt=2) Seen and Heard in Edmonton with Karen Unland (https://seenandheardyeg.com) So You Think You Can Dance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_You_Think_You_Can_Dance_(U.S._TV_series)) Promos (http://prowrestling.wikia.com/wiki/Promo) and kayfabe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayfabe) Rory Gilmore tap-dancing (http://hellogiggles.com/gilmore-girls-tap-dancing-therapy/) Bollywood Star (http://www.omnitv.ca/on/pa/shows/bollywood-star/) Canadians are sexier than Americans Choreographer Nakul Deb Mahajan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakul_Dev_Mahajan) People Both Love And Hate This American “So You Think You Can Dance” Bollywood Performance (https://www.buzzfeed.com/soniathomas/so-you-think-you-can-bollywood?utm_term=.jigGQEqbB#.io5Na7MRD) Cultural literacy and exposure Testing dancers’ skill (INTERVAL (“Lovely (https://youtu.be/HT7g_9eNnYk)” from Happy New Year) Happy New Year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_New_Year_(2014_film)) Watching movies with the right people Regrettably offensive character traits and homophobia “Manwa Laage (https://youtu.be/52jQMfVAEEU),” “Dance like a Chammiya (https://youtu.be/jVa4JQs--w0 ),” “India Waale (https://youtu.be/X-DDknSzELI), “Nonsense Ki Night (https://youtu.be/llZasorsis8),” “Satakli (https://youtu.be/tsN9vouq-nk),” “World Dance Medley (https://youtu.be/G_mCIeEb6cM),” What are SRK’s two things? North Korea’s dance troupe ABCD 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABCD_2) The ABCD universe The Fictitious dance crew (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/abcd-2-varun-dhawan-shraddha-kapoor-remo-ddouza-dance-group/1/444833.html) “Chunar (https://youtu.be/3W0f6mlPOKE ),” “Happy Hour (https://youtu.be/mBgdiGkMT4c ),” Auditions (https://youtu.be/kfXkaof_OdM), “Sun Saathiya (https://youtu.be/TGpG56pg3UU?list=RDQMGmsYts1p94E),” “Tattoo (https://youtu.be/jDp_QVw4xJs),” Charlie Chaplin dance (https://youtu.be/PqSwJlJYt8o), “Bezubaan Phir Se (https://youtu.be/xutBFUf3LoU?list=RDQMGmsYts1p94E ),” “If You Hold My Hand (https://youtu.be/OU7_n4nAb0Q),” “Hey Ganaraya (https://youtu.be/v10jDT7SJsw ),” “Vande Mataram (https://youtu.be/Ki4_Fc3XoSk?list=RDQMGmsYts1p94E)” Repetitive dance numbers A dance competition is major global news Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Bollywood #BollywoodIsForLovers #BollywoodPodcast #SoYouThinkYouCanDance #HappyNewYear #DeepikaPadukone #ShahRukhKhan #BomanIrani #AbhishekBachchan #JackieShroff #SonuSood #VivaanShah #ABCD2 #PrabhuDeva #VarunDhawan #ShraddhaKapoor #FarahKhan #RemoD'Souza #LaurenGottlieb
3/10/20171 hour, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
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35: Muslims in America

In this episode we discuss two films about the Indian Muslim experience in post 9/11 America. Show notes: Matt loves his neti pot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_irrigation) Racial discrimination in the Western world A lack of nuance Episode 15 – Kabir Khan, A Filmmaker Without Borders (https://audioboom.com/posts/4467731-episode-15-kabir-khan-a-filmmaker-without-borders?t=0) New York (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_(film)) Kurbaan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurbaan_(2009_film)) Spoiler warning! Ideas punctuated with explosions Arlington Road (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Road) Is this a love story? One decent guy Exploring the roots of terrorism (INTERVAL (“Allah Hi Rahem (https://youtu.be/WgIBgC3a4Vs)” from My Name Is Khan) My Name Is Khan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Name_Is_Khan) Don’t turn to Karan Johar for subtlety Asperger syndrome (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome) The impact of 9/11 on Muslims in America Erin hates Forrest Gump (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump) Ani Biswas’ Letterboxd review (https://letterboxd.com/anib443/film/my-name-is-khan/1/) Army (http://arresteddevelopment.wikia.com/wiki/Army) SRK as a stand in for the Muslim experience in the west Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tere_Bin_Laden:_Dead_or_Alive) NEXT TIME: Devin Bruce and Danica LeBlanc join us to discuss dance competition films Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Kurbaan #MyNameIsKhan SaifAliKhan #OmPuri #KareenaKapoor #VivekOberoi #KirronKher #ShahRukhKhan #Kajol #JimmyShergill #KaranJohar #Bollywood #BollywoodIsForLovers #BollywoodPodcast
2/24/201753 minutes, 9 seconds
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34: Bollywood's Fashion Plate, Sonam Kapoor

In this episode we discuss three films starring Bollywood leading lady and fashion icon Sonam Kapoor. Show notes: The death plague Sonam Kapoor as a brand The mannequin challenge (https://youtu.be/TFa6XI0CgPs) I Didn’t Wake Up Like This (https://www.buzzfeed.com/sonamkapoor/i-didnt-wake-up-like-this?utm_term=.ma7ooQon3Q#.yiBxxgxNYg) Erin gives Matt a compliment Sonam Kapoor Literally Never Allows Her Makeup Artists To Get Any Work Done (https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/these-snapchats-prove-sonam-kapoors-hair-and-makeup-artists?utm_term=.eyxllWlgGW#.efxrrOrYZO) Saawariya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saawariya) Coldplay’s “Hymn For The Weekend (https://youtu.be/YykjpeuMNEk)” On Koffee With Karan with Deepika Padukone (http://www.hotstar.com/tv/koffee-with-karan/1525/deepika-padukone-and-sonam-kapoor/1000004233) and Kareena Kapoor Khan (http://www.hotstar.com/tv/koffee-with-karan/1525/kareena-kapoor-khan-and-sonam-kapoor/1000163547) Khoobsurat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khoobsurat_(2014_film)) Fawad Khan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawad_Khan) A surprising stylistic connection to Dune (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_(film)) (INTERVAL (“Engine Ki Seeti (https://youtu.be/YWhbDQeWfNk)” from Khoobsurat) Dolly Ki Doli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Ki_Doli) The Decemberists’ “The Infanta (https://youtu.be/nFlTBJdpy5A)” (it’s elephant) Malaika Arora Khan’s item number “Fashion Khatam Mujhpe (https://youtu.be/PKhjmDgy_iI)” Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (which Matt was calling Ladies Love Ricky Bahl) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_vs_Ricky_Bahl) Neerja (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neerja) Abu Nidal Organization’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Nidal_Organization) hijacking or Pan Am Flight 73 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_73) Neerja Bhanot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neerja_Bhanot) Carlos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_(miniseries)) NEXT TIME: two films about the Muslim experience in the United States Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #SonamKapoor #Khoobsurat #FawadKhan #DollyKiDoli #Neerja #Bollywood #BollywoodPodcast #BollywoodIsForLovers
2/12/201751 minutes, 37 seconds
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33: 2016 Year End Review

In this episode we recap the back end of 2016′s Bollywood releases. Show Notes: We’re back! Our episode on the first half of 2016 (https://audioboom.com/posts/4732056-episode-21-2016-mid-year-review?t=0) The master list on Lettrboxd (http://letterboxd.com/mattbowes/list/bollywood-is-for-lovers-master-list/) Bollywood (http://www.blue13dance.com/) at Disney’s California Adventure Festival of Holidays (https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disney-california-adventure/festival-of-holidays/) Sarbjit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarbjit_(film)) Phobia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobia_(2016_film)) Udta Punjab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udta_Punjab) There’s a lot to read out there on UP’s problems with the Censor Board, but for the sake of brevity here’s an article from the Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/udta-punjab-and-bollywoods-battle-with-the-censors-a7113286.html) Raman Raghav 2.0 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raman_Raghav_2.0) “Qatl-E-Aam (https://youtu.be/zK7RNRsXe8I)” Sultan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_(2016_film)) and Dishoom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dishoom) Mohenjo Daro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohenjo_Daro_(film)) and Rustom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rustom_(film)) Hrithik Roshan’s unicorn dance (https://youtu.be/UiN3AY7bdBg) A Flying Jatt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Flying_Jatt) & Baar Baar Dekho (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baar_Baar_Dekho) Erin doesn’t like time travel movies (INTERVAL (“Bulleya (https://youtu.be/wTgrZE9RWNY)” from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) Pink (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_(2016_film)), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.S._Dhoni:_The_Untold_Story), & Mirzya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirzya_(film)) Mirzya’s chorus like dances (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangal_(film)) Shivaay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaay) & Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ae_Dil_Hai_Mushkil) #ShivaayMidAirBangSesh with broken leg BTW Lisa Haydon’s vatavaran Dear Zindagi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Zindagi) Stay away from guys who bring guitars to party (https://youtu.be/wHD6z0vuWiM) Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahaani_2:_Durga_Rani_Singh) Befikre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befikre) Dangal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangal_(film)) Fatima Sana Shaikh & Sanya Malhotra dancing to Beyoncé (http://beingindian.com/entertainment/dangal-girls-dancing/) The 62nd Filmfare Awards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/62nd_Filmfare_Awards) Koffee With Karan on Hotstar (http://www.hotstar.com/tv/koffee-with-karan/1525) Split Screen Podcast: Episode 24 – The Most Anticipated Bollywood Movies Of 2017 (Part 1) (http://blankpagebeatdown.com/split-screen-podcast-episode-24-the-most-anticipated-bollywood-movies-of-2017-part-1/) NEXT TIME: three films featuring Sonam Kapoor! Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook!(https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Sarbjit #Phobia #UdtaPunjab #RamanRaghav2.0 #Sultan #Dishoom #MohenjoDaro #Rustom #AFlyingJatt #BaarBaarDekho #Pink #M.S. DhoniTheUntoldStory #Mirzya #Shivaay #AeDilHaiMushkil #DearZindagi #Befikre #Dangal #Bollywood #BollywoodPodcast #BollywoodIsForLovers
1/24/20171 hour, 28 minutes, 4 seconds
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32: Traveling in the Love Lane: The Films of Aditya Chopra

In honour of his latest release, Befikre, we discuss three films directed by Aditya Chopra. Show Notes: We’ve been very busy and very sick Aditya Chopra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aditya_Chopra) Our episode on DDLJ (https://audioboom.com/posts/4467726-episode-7-come-fall-in-love?t=0) Yash Raj Films (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yash_Raj_Films) Mohabbatein (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohabbatein) A huge cast of icons and newcomers So many leaves Everyone is fallin’ in love, even though it is forbidden Uday Chopra’s sexy and intense dancing (https://youtu.be/4vwqlLkymIE) Why does Amitabh Bachchan hate love? Early 2000s fashion Songs: “Soni Soni (https://youtu.be/OpLD97fG9Hw),” “Aankhein Khuli (https://youtu.be/eM8Mjuq4MwQ),” “Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai (https://youtu.be/bC7RmYYMqTw),” and “Humko Humise Chura Lo (https://youtu.be/zWPsjhBaRb0)” INTERVAL (“Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte (https://youtu.be/S3P3DSk_ap0)” from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab_Ne_Bana_Di_Jodi) SRK attempts to be cool Does Anushka Sharma recognize SRK the whole time? Songs: “Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai (https://youtu.be/Vim6rhY_S0g) and “Dance Pe Chance (https://youtu.be/rap8SoUIPaw)” Examining the Bollywood star persona, famous jodis, and the romatic tradition Befikre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befikre) Modern, crazy love You can’t be friends with your ex Ranveer Singh’s bum!!! Vaani Kapoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaani_Kapoor) Songs: “Nasha Si Chadh Gayi (https://youtu.be/Wd2B8OAotU8),” “Ude Dil Befikre (https://youtu.be/gXe-KWe-YMs),” “You and Me (https://youtu.be/TZ82ZR70vcc),” and “Je T’aime (https://youtu.be/dowuV7mgmWg),” “Khulke Dulke (https://youtu.be/X6qFTZUisG4)” Comparisons to Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ae_Dil_Hai_Mushkil) French aesthetics So much kissing (https://youtu.be/o1naAWn2IsY) NEXT TIME: We’re taking a break to go on vacation, we’ll be back in the new year Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #AdityaChopra #Mohabbatein #RabNeBanaDiJodi #Befikre #AmitabhBachchan #ShahRukhKhan #UdayChopra #AmrishPuri #AnupamKher #AishwaryaRai #AnushkaSharma #RanveerSingh #VaaniKapoor
12/21/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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31: Dev Anand’s Bombay Noir with Neale Barnholden

To celebrate the end of #Noirvember, we welcome fellow Edmonton cinephile and podcaster Neale Barnholden to discuss two classic Bollywood films noir starring Dev Anand. Show Notes: Thank you Ryan Currie! Neale on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nealpolitan), Witch, Please (http://ohwitchplease.ca), and Plot Device (https://soundcloud.com/plotdevice) Matt and Erin want all films to feature singing and dancing dogs The Pacific Cinematheque (http://www.thecinematheque.ca) Film Noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir) #Noirvember (https://twitter.com/hashtag/noirvember) Dev Anand (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev_Anand) Shah Shahid’s piece at Indian Screen (http://indianscreen.com/spotlight-dev-anand-how-a-legend-helped-shape-the-current-bollywood-landscape/) Guru Dutt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Dutt) Erin misread her notes: Dutt directed Jaal, the film that he and Anand acted in together is Hum Ek Hain INTERVAL (“Suno Gajar Kya Gaye (https://youtu.be/MF7EhAB0um8)” from Baazi) Baazi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baazi_(1951_film)) Deviations from Hollywood Noir conventions Venetian blinds and dutch angles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_angle) A hearty handshake and kissing in Bollywood (http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/kissing-is-on-the-rise-in-india-but-not-because-of-bollywood-author-say/?_r=0) A modern and progressive woman The opening song: “Sharmaye Kahe Ghabraye Kahe (https://youtu.be/RFDkSjz-FKA)” the umbrella song: “Dekh Ke Akeli Mohe Barkha (https://youtu.be/poszw4rWMMM)” C.I.D. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.I.D._(1956_film)) Anand as a detective vs. Anand as a gambler The femme fatale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme_fatale) Getting out of the city Johnny Walker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Walker_(actor)) and his flying hat Tonal shifts and differences Bollywood cops are always corrupt Smoking in Bollywood NEXT TIME: The films of Aditya Chopra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aditya_Chopra) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2) and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #filmnoir #noirvember #devanand #gurudutt #baazi #geetabali #kalpanakartik #knsingh #johnnywalker #shakila #waheedarehman
11/30/20161 hour, 22 minutes, 12 seconds
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30: Rolling In The Randeep (Hooda), with Shah Shahid

We welcome Shah Shahid of Blank Page Beatdown (http://www.blankpagebeatdown.com/) and the Split Screen Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/split-screen-podcast/id1056295660?mt=2) to discuss one of our favourite underrated stars, Randeep Hooda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randeep_Hooda) Show Notes: Thank you filmilibrarian for the review! The influx of Bollywood podcasts The genesis of the Split Screen Podcast Insight into high school Matt and Erin (and Shah and his wife, awww) Media comprehension skills we take for granted Edmonton Bollywood fans ask Cineplex to screen Hindi and Punjabi language films on south side (http://www.edmontonexaminer.com/2016/08/24/edmonton-bollywood-fans-ask-cineplex-to-screen-hindi-and-punjabi-language-films-on-south-side) Cineplex says it won’t play Tamil film Kabali at its theatres due to safety concerns (http://www.citynews.ca/2016/07/14/cineplex-says-it-wont-play-tamil-film-kabali-at-its-theatres-due-to-safety-concerns/) Monsoon Wedding (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsoon_Wedding) and D (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_(film)) Highway (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_(2014_Hindi_film)) (so many feels) The bulge effect INTERVAL (“Jab Chaye Tera Jadoo (https://youtu.be/qLBUiCssD44)” from Main Aur Charles) John Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Day_(film)) German-Russian actress Elena Kazan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Kazan) Too much exposition and not enough cohesion Forced biryani overdose Catholic overtones, maybe from the original Spanish film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325145/) Main Aur Charles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Aur_Charles) Charles Sobhraj aka The Bikini Killer aka The Serpent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Sobhraj) Charisma and pulling off a terrible look (http://static.koimoi.com/wp-content/new-galleries/2015/09/trailer-launch-of-movie-main-aur-charles-7.jpg) Convoluted editing Can Randeep Hooda dance? (https://youtu.be/9WfgCE0Yn7Y) Accents are hard Female objectification and point of view Bombay Talkies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Talkies_(film)) Character actor or art house performer? NEXT TIME: we celebrate Noirvember with two classic Bollywood films noir and Neale Barnholden (https://twitter.com/nealpolitan) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and audioBoom (https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #RandeepHooda #MonsoonWedding #Highway #JohnDay #NaseeruddinShah #ElenaKazan #MainAurCharles #CharlesSobrahj #RichaChadda #BombayTalkies
11/16/20161 hour, 38 minutes, 36 seconds
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29: Halloween II: Bollywood’s Scream Queen, Bipasha Basu

To get us in the Halloween spirit, we look at two horror films starring Bollywood’s reigning scream queen Bipasha Basu. Show Notes: We are now available on Indian iTunes Thanks to Tilottama Biswas for the review Horror as a niche genre Planet Money Episode 650: The Scariest Thing in Hollywood Scream Queens Bipasha Basu Should we review Bollywood workout videos? Creature 3D Imran Abbas as a fake Booker Prize winning writer Don’t be the guy that brings the guitar to the party The creature is a Brahmaraksha, we have no idea if this is a real legend or not (the Wendigo is!) The creature’s design and roar Kathy Gibson’s review INTERVAL (”Katra Katra” from Alone) Alone Karan Singh Grover as Bips’ on-screen (and off-screen) husband Bipasha Basu’s skin is flawless How to film a exorcism without objectifying the possessed woman Bollywood Bloodbath and “He Meet Me In The Guest House” Conjoined twins; real life is a lot more frightening than this film NEXT TIME: We welcome Shah Shahid of Blank Page Beatdown and the Split Screen Podcast to discuss Randeep Hooda Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #screamqueen #bipashabasu #creature3d #imranabbas #mukuldev #vikrambhatt #karansinghgrover #alone #bollywood #bollywoodpodcast #bollywoodisforlovers
10/28/201654 minutes, 9 seconds
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28: The Race Is On! with Danny Bowes

We welcome back film critic Danny Bowes (http://www.bydannybowes.com/) to discuss Abbas-Mustan’s Race duology. Show Notes: We are not talking about the Jesse Owens film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(2016_film)) High-art versus high-entertainment Matt didn’t see the plot twists coming! Race (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(2008_film)) Ranvir Singh versus Ranveer Singh Akshaye Khanna steals Bipasha Basu from Saif Ali Khan at a party: “Dekho Hashe Mein (https://youtu.be/41wHHp1L1-4)” Hardboiled plot machinations Saif Ali Khan ex-machina and star charisma Comparisons to Don (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_(2006_Hindi_film) ) and Dhoom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhoom) Katrina Kaif dancing: “Zara Zara Touch Me (https://youtu.be/Sv_kEdNwYtQ)” and “Khwab Dekha (https://youtu.be/6FuItxLckvA)” INTERVAL (”Allah Duhai Hai (https://youtu.be/Cmpd1uxqr7E)” from Race 2, also there’s a Race version (https://youtu.be/n-bsPnT5ZpQ)) Rcae 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_2) Sibling rivalries …and beach parties (https://youtu.be/VpCQaoQO2qE)! Underground pit fights What is the race? Even MORE plot twists Eric Roberts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Roberts)? Oh right, the Shroud of Turin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shroud_of_Turin) Will there be a Race 3? Matt’s Lupin III (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_the_Third) comparison Why show a character trained in weaponry but not use her? Anil Kapoor’s 24 stint NEXT TIME: Two films starring Bollywood’s scream queen Bipasha Basu Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #Race #Race2 #AbbasMustan #SaifAliKhan #BipashaBasu #AkshayeKhanna #AnilKapoor #KatrinaKaif #JohnAbraham #DeepikaPadukone #JacquelineFernandez
10/8/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 31 seconds
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27: Lagaan: Ball So Hard the British Wanna Fine Me

To celebrate the podcast’s first anniversary we reflect on the past year before turning our focus to one of Hindi cinema’s most iconic and celebrated films, Lagaan. Show Notes: Happy anniversary to Bollywood is For Lovers and thank you to all of our guests and listeners! Understanding and appreciating popular cinema versus art house Western film criticism’s bias by omission towards Bollywood BBC’s The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films (http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films) Arbitrary markers of cinematic quality Forbes’ The World’s Highest-Paid Actors 2016 (http://www.forbes.com/actors/#130fee382740) (also Erin meant Andy Lau, who doesn’t seem to appear on the list this year, but he did last year) Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagaan) Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Foreign_Language_Film) (INTERVAL (“Chale Chalo (https://youtu.be/LQmHKl3oNu0)” from Lagaan) Comparisons to Sergio Leone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Leone) and Akira Kurosawa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kurosawa), and John Ford (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ford) We’ve been watching Hindi films for a year and can speak a handful of words, but Elizabeth Russell learns Hindi overnight The team as a microcosm for India Things that Matt learned about cricket Songs: “Ghanan Ghanan (https://youtu.be/GmCn31pq8i0),” “Radha Kaise Na Jale (https://youtu.be/qNnvL0ztJhA),” “O Rey Chhori (https://youtu.be/3PIKesjmQTs),” and “O Paalanhaare (https://youtu.be/kbMinfmC3E0)” NEXT TIME: We welcome back Danny Bowes (https://twitter.com/bybowes) to discuss Race (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(2008_film)) and Race 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_2) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #Lagaan #AamirKhan #GracySingh #RachelShelley #PaulBlackthorne #AshutoshGowariker #ARRahman #BestForeignLanguageFilm #AcademyAwards #Oscars #Bollywood #BollywoodPodcast #BollywoodisForLovers
9/23/201659 minutes, 22 seconds
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26: A Double Dose of Jism with The Movie Jerks

We welcome fellow Edmonton podcasters and funny people The Movie Jerks (http://www.themoviejerks.ca/) on to discuss Jism and Jism 2. Show Notes: Welcome to The Movie Jerks and our lost collaboration episode Aśoka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C5%9Boka_(film)) and Saawariya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saawariya) Liking movies that flop Shawn Gramiak’s desire to be beat up by Salman Khan How Bollywood challenges western perceptions of quality cinema Cinematography, colour, and travelogues Jism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jism_(2003_film)) (remake of Body Heat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_Heat), which is itself a remake of Double Indemnity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Indemnity_(film)) John Abraham (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abraham_(actor)) and Bipasha Basu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipasha_Basu) Channel 4 poll of the 100 sexiest film scenes (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Jism-among-hottest-in-UK-poll/articleshow/362453.cms?referral=PM) Sexual tension (https://youtu.be/wK4fHX9K6Q4) (INTERVAL (“Maula (https://youtu.be/yqiNOCfn-wU)” from Jism 2) · Jism 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jism_2) · Arunoday Singh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arunoday_Singh) · Unreliable subtitles · Sunny Leone’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunny_Leone) debut · The Jism cinematic universe and thematic sequels · Objectification of the female body · Chemistry between Randeep Hooda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randeep_Hooda) and Leone (https://youtu.be/FzjRz4ijgCM) · Beeba Boys (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeba_Boys) NEXT TIME: For our first anniversary we’re looking at one of the most iconic and acclaimed Bollywood films of all time, Lagaan Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and audioBoom (https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #Jism #JohnAbraham #BipashaBasu #Jism2 #SunnyLeone #RandeepHooda #Arunoday Singh #Bollywood #Bollywoodpodcast #BollywoodisforLovers
9/5/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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25: Varun Dhawan, Bollywood's Next Leading Man

We discuss Bollywood’s next leading man, heartthrob Varun Dhawan and three films that showcase his exceptional range. Show Notes: · Varun Dhawan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varun_Dhawan), is he a dreamboat or a heartthrob? · Is there Bollywood Dirty Dancing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Dancing)? (Apparently Pooja Bhatt’s Holiday (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_(2006_film)) is a remake of DD) · Nepotism in Bollywood Student of The Year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_of_the_Year) (listen to us discuss it here: https://audioboom.com/boos/4467740-episode-4-bollywood-the-next-generation?t=0), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpty_Sharma_Ki_Dulhania) (which we discuss here: https://audioboom.com/boos/4467733-episode-12-bollywood-s-sweetheart-alia-bhatt?t=0), and Dilwale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilwale_(2015_film)) (here: https://audioboom.com/boos/4467734-episode-9-dilwale-bajirao-mastani-with-juliet-franklin?t=0) As an intertextual (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertextuality) star · Main Tera Hero (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Tera_Hero) · The plot doesn’t matter · Songs: “Besharmi Ki Height (https://youtu.be/IFYJNLZT_B0)” “Galat Baat Hai (https://youtu.be/coQ95u7w_18)” · Four colour comics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Color) · His bulge (https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/people-really-think-that-varun-dhawan-has-a-boner-in-this-in?utm_term=.pi611j1wXj#.prORR5ROM5) (INTERVAL (“Palat Tera Hero Idhar Hai (https://youtu.be/9vkcYxbGdTE)” from Main Ter Hero) · Badlapur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badlapur_(film)) · Erin forgot she had seen this film before · A bleak noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir) · A transformative performance · The Nawazuddin Siddiqui Memorial Award for Enduring Police Brutality · Credits song: “Jee Karda (https://youtu.be/VAJK04HOLd0)” · Kuleshov effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuleshov_effect) · The title’s double meaning · Consumed by grief and revenge · Dishoom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dishoom) · A fictional Arabian rogue nation · Buddy cop dynamics and action · The credits song, “Jaaneman Aah (https://youtu.be/w_M_9T-_qM0)” and the opening title song, “Toh Dishoom (https://youtu.be/OCZTqrm2QJA)” · The Arabian club banger: “Sau Tarah Ke (https://youtu.be/PIyf0hMc498)” NEXT TIME: We are joined by The Movie Jerks (http://www.themoviejerks.ca/) to discuss the unfortunately titled Jism and Jism 2 Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and audioBoom (https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #VarunDhawan #MainTeraHero #NargisFakhri #IleanaDCruz #Badlapur #NawazuddinSiddiqui #HumaQureshi #Dishoom #JohnAbraham #JacquelineFernandez #SaqibSaleem #AkshayeKhanna #Bollywood #BollywoodPodcast #BollywoodIsForLovers
8/20/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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24: Sports!

In honour of the Summer Olympics in Rio, we discuss three films featuring Olympics sports. Show Notes: We’re sorry this episode is late; a storm fried both our router and our computer The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics) We don’t like sports, but we like sports movies We’re not discussing Mary Kom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kom_(film)), because we already did (https://audioboom.com/boos/4467735-episode-6-who-s-the-hottest-girl-in-the-world?t=0) Chak De! India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chak_De!_India) The unfortunate status of women’s sports Cultural diversity and sports/film as nation building Girl power and solidarity Erin’s plans for a Canadian remake (INTERVAL “Chak De! India (https://youtu.be/OSEw6kv70Xw)” from Chah De! India) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhaag_Milkha_Bhaag) Milkha Singh, The Flying Sikh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milkha_Singh) Flashbacks in your flashbacks Partition of India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India) “Maston Ka Jhund (https://youtu.be/3_OKOmTC42A),” the army song and Bhangra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhangra_(dance)) “Slow Motion Angreza (https://youtu.be/_aPnHl68SaU),” the Australian Country Western song and “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Rock (https://youtu.be/hc7IJO7fD78),” the training montage Milkha Singh’s relationships with women Sultan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_(2016_film)) A meta-critique Matt’s far out Austen comparison Fight scenes and training montages (https://youtu.be/tzWLrPUnIwY) “440 Volt (https://youtu.be/y2i-QCubGZ0),” “Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai (https://youtu.be/aWMTj-rejvc),” and “Jag Ghoomeya (https://youtu.be/6TPcwWHZN_0)” Zodiac’s (https://twitter.com/ZODIAC_MF) film scoring system NEXT TIME: We shine the spotlight on Varun Dhawan and discuss his performances in Main Tera Hero, Badlapur, and Dishoom Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and audioBoom (https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #chakdeindia #shahrukhkhan #chakdegirls #bhaagmilkhabhaag #farhanakhtar #sonamkapoor #sultan #anushkasharma #randeephooda #sportsmovies #bollywood #bollywoodpodcast #bollywoodisforlovers
8/5/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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23: Devdas vs. Dev.D with Paul Matwychuk

We welcome Erin’s Trash, Art, and The Movies (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/trash-art-and-the-movies/id352420040?mt=2) co-host and our good friend Paul Matwychuk (https://twitter.com/Myelbow) on to breakdown two different adaptations of the classic Bengali novella Devdas. Show Notes: Listen to Erin’s other show, Trash, Art, and The Movies! We did an episode on Memento vs. Ghajini (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/taatm-105-memento-vs.-ghajini/id352420040?i=1000315013357&mt=2) Devdas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devdas) by (a 17 year-old) Sarat Chandra Chattopahyay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarat_Chandra_Chattopadhyay) P.C. Barua’s Devdas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devdas_(1936_film)) and Bimal Roy’s Devdas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devdas_(1955_film)) “The Devdas Phenomenon (http://www.uiowa.edu/indiancinema/devdas)” by Corey K. Creekmur Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devdas_(2002_Hindi_film)) The dowry system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowry_system) “Morey Piya (https://youtu.be/hwMM21jGdHs),”featuring Paro’s mother’s dance Chandramukhi’s brothel (https://youtu.be/fVg6Ehu1VXY) “Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka (https://youtu.be/8qhkBTGE_Wo)” where Paro won’t let the lamp go out Sensitive machismo Cannes director criticized for selecting Devdas (http://movies.ndtv.com/bollywood/was-criticized-for-selecting-devdas-says-cannes-director-thierry-fremaux-636412) SRK remembers the film’s 14th anniversary (http://www.filmfare.com/news/shah-rukh-khan-talks-about-devdas-on-its-14th-anniversary-14478.html) (INTERVAL ("Dola Re Dola (https://youtu.be/Jbn39j-xa-k)” from Devdas) Raman Raghav 2.0 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raman_Raghav_2.0) “Dev.D most overrated film (http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/anurag-kashyap-dev-d-most-overrated-film-raman-raghav/) Anurag Kashyap’s Dev.D (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev.D) “Chammak Challo (https://youtu.be/M4EZHGFK-1c)” from Ra.One Dev is an even bigger dick than Devdas “Emotional Attyachar (https://youtu.be/Vng5mg0iY0Q)” featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui The DPS MMS Scandal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DPS_MMS_Scandal) Visualizing drugs and the Danny Boyle influence (https://youtu.be/EmxaK0R1YUM) Chanda has a nose for literature Phantom Films (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Films) We finally saw Udta Punjab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udta_Punjab) Homages to SLB’s Devdas and Scorsese Intertextual references NEXT TIME: In honour of the upcoming summer Olympics, we discuss three Olympic sized sports movies Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-bowes/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #Devdas #DevD #Shahrukhkhan #AishwaryaRai #MadhuriDixit #JackieShroff #KironKher #SanjayLeelaBhansali #SLB #AnuragKashyap #MahiGill #KalkiKoechlin #AbhayDeol #Bollywood #BimalRoy #BollywoodPodcast
7/15/20161 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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22: Dancing on Hoodoos: Bollywood in Alberta

To celebrate Canada Day we look at three films shot in our home province of Alberta Canada. Show Notes: Happy Canada Day! Erin is sick, also we picked the wrong setting on our mic. so she sounds very far away Alberta has more Oscar nominations than any other province in Canada Tum Bin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tum_Bin), songs: “Chhoti Chhoti Raatein (https://youtu.be/2S-1S9SPZ00 )”and “Pyar Humko Hone Laga (https://youtu.be/mJlDDZPCaAE0” Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humko_Deewana_Kar_Gaye), songs: “Tum Jo Na Aate"/title song (https://youtu.be/LXuZXdR3trU) and sad version (https://youtu.be/l938aA3pge8), “Fana Fanah Ye Dil Fanah (https://youtu.be/3uOCVmwfPrI),” and “Bhula Denge Tumko Sanam (https://youtu.be/8Q2YA5_sOZY)” Koi... Mil Gaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi..._Mil_Gaya) Satyajit Ray’s The Alien (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alien_(film)) The Krrish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krrish_(franchise)) series Songs shot in Alberta: “In Pancchiyon (https://youtu.be/BfmdlboyOLQ).” “Koi... Mil Gaya (https://youtu.be/8ljX-fp5rm0),” “Jaadu (https://youtu.be/-hXoAmpEo2w),” and “Haye Aayla (https://youtu.be/7idy9h0kxic)” Jaadu was stealing scenes from Hrithik Roshan “Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala (https://youtu.be/1lJT3FyQLfE),” the An American in Paris inspired dance (INTERVAL (“Gazab Ka Hain Yeh” (https://youtu.be/xJmu_ud93GU) from Sanam Re) 8 x 10 Tasveer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_x_10_Tasveer) Akshay Kumar is a forest ranger and his father is the CEO of a private oil company, so very Alberta Where does one park their yacht in Alberta Sanam Re (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanam_Re) “Humne Pee Rakhi Hai (https://youtu.be/6nVaq23shLI),” Divya Khosla Kumar's item number The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Wales_Hotel) and Strathmore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strathmore,_Alberta) "Gazab Ka Hai Yeh Din (https://youtu.be/-hXoAmpEo2w)" How films can stereotype other cultures and places “Hua Hain Aaj Pehli Baar (https://youtu.be/DGVJtAHzzDQ)” the other song that showcases Alberta NEXT TIME: We welcome Trash, Art, and The Movies (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/trash-art-and-the-movies/id352420040?mt=2) co-host Paul Matwychuk (https://twitter.com/Myelbow ) on to discuss Devdas and Dev. D Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and audioBoom (https://audioboom.com/channel/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #TumBin, #HumkoDeewanaKarGaye, #KoiMilGaya, #HrithikRoshan, #PreityZinta, #Rekha, #8x10Tasveer, #AkshayKumar, #AyeshaTakiaAzmi, #SanamRe, #DivyaKhoslaKumar, #PulkitSamrat, #UrvashiRautela, #YamiGautam, #RishiKapoor, #Alberta, #AlbertaFilm, #Bollywood, #BollywoodIsForLovers, #BiFL
7/1/201659 minutes, 28 seconds
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21: 2016 Midyear Review

In this episode we summarize the highlights and lowlights of the year’s films so far and look ahead to the second half of 2016. Show Notes: · Matt on Letterboxd (https://letterboxd.com/mattbowes/) · Thank you for all of the kind words, we appreciate them so much · Erin was on the Split Screen podcast (http://www.blankpagebeatdown.com/split-screen-podcast-episode-13-bollywood-director-remakes-own-movie-in-hollywood/) · We’re sad to have lost Anton Yelchin (go see Green Room) · Wazir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wazir_(film)) · Kathy Gibson’s review (https://accessbollywood.net/2016/01/08/movie-review-wazir-2016/) · Airlift (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airlift_(film)) · Mastizaade (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastizaade) · Fitoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitoor) · “Pashmina” (https://youtu.be/uxTXp0-iZrY) Note: this dance is not in the film · Katrina Kaif’s red hair (http://www.indicine.com/img/2015/05/Katrina-Kaif-at-Cannes-2015.jpg) · Neerja (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neerja) · Sonam Kapoor at Cannes (http://im.rediff.com/movies/2016/may/16sonam-kapoor2.jpg) · Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapoor_%26_Sons)) · Highest Grossing Indie Films of 2016 (http://www.indiewire.com/2016/06/the-20-highest-grossing-indies-of-2016-a-running-list-21839/) (INTERVAL (“Jabra Fan” from Fan) · Ki & Ka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ki_%26_Ka) · Fan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_(film)) · Transforming SRK into his own fan (https://youtu.be/G5JMoRx_QyM) · Housefull 3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housefull_3) · We still have to see Sarbjit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarbjit_(film)) and Udta Punjab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udta_Punjab) · Raman Raghav 2.0 trailer (https://youtu.be/xq1cEmhVa68) · July: Sultan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_(2016_film)), Great Grand Masti (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Grand_Masti), Dishoom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dishoom) · August: Mohenjo Daro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohenjo_Daro_(film)), Banjo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjo_(2016_film)) · September: Baar Baar Dekho (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baar_Baar_Dekho), Akira (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_(2016_Hindi_film)), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.S._Dhoni:_The_Untold_Story) (we forgot to mention this) · October: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ae_Dil_Hai_Mushkil) · November: Rock On!! 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_On!!_2), Kahaani 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahaani_2) · December: Befikre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befikre), Dangal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangal_(film)) NEXT TIME: three films shot in our home province of Alberta Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook!(https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Wazir, #AmitabhBachchan, #FarhanAkhtar, #NeilNitinMukesh, #Airlift, #AkshayKumar, #NimratKaur, #Fitoor, #KatrinaKaif, #Tabu, #AdityaRoyKapur, #Neerja, #SonamKapoor, #Kapoor&Sons, #AliaBhatt, #SidharthMalhotra, #FawadKhan, #RishiKapoor, #Ki&Ka, #KareenaKapoor, #ArjunKapoor, #Fan, #ShahRukhKhan, #Housefull3, #AbhishekBachchan, #BollywoodIsForLovers, #Bollywood, #BiFL
6/22/20161 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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20: Filmi Pride

In this episode we celebrate Pride by discussing three recent Hindi films featuring LGBTQ characters and issues. Show Notes: It’s Edmonton Pride week (http://www.edmontonpride.ca/) Gay stereotypes and comedic relief Thank you Annarios for your review! Is Erin funny? Deep Mehta’s Fire(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_(1996_film)) and Bombay Talkies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Talkies_(film)) Margarita With A Straw (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarita_with_a_Straw) Disliking a film with good intentions Kalki Koechlin’s commitment to her role Gabrielle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_(2013_film)) “normal” is relative INTERVAL (“Kar Gayi Chuli” (https://youtu.be/-sWXx1mbgtU) from Kapoor & Sons) Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapoor_%26_Sons) Arjun Kapoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjun_Kapoor) in name only Spoiler alert: Fawad Khan’s character is gay and his family doesn’t know Fawad Khan is really attractive (http://st1.bollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/602805.jpg) Not defining a character by their sexuality Dramatizing coming out Aligarh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aligarh_(film)) Based on a real event (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramchandra_Siras) Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_377_of_the_Indian_Penal_Code) Being forced to become an advocate for a cause Freeheld (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeheld_(2015_film)) India Film Festival of Alberta (http://indiafilmfestival.ca/films.html) NEXT TIME: a 2016 mid-year round up Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and audioBoom! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #KapoorAndSonsa, #FawadKhan, #ShakunBatra, #Aligarh, #ManojBajpayee, #RajkummarRao, #HansalMehta, #MargaritaWithAStraw, #KalkiKoechlin, #ShonaliBose, #Pride, #LGBTQCinema, #Bollywood #BollywoodIsForLovers, #BiFL
6/5/201657 minutes, 57 seconds
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19: The Sunny (Leone) Side of Bollywood, with Allan Mott

In this episode we are joined by writer and film lover Allan Mott to discuss Canadian porn star turned Bollywood heroine Sunny Leone. Show Notes: Welcome Allan Mott (https://twitter.com/HouseofGlib)! Western pop culture isn’t universal Hrithik Roshan cats (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat) Our Krrish 3 review for The Pulp (http://thepulppress.com/boozy-bollywood-krrish-3-2013/) Allan’s Pecha Kucha presentation on The Apple: “Transcending Tacky” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7KrmX3hA2I&feature=youtu.be) Devon Sanders’ “Dignity In Satin: How Wonder Woman Taught Me To Be a Better Man” (http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/dignity-satin-wonder-woman-taught-man-almo/) Sunny Leone, Vivid Girl turned Bollywood actress (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunny_Leone) “It Happened To Me: I Worked Graveyard at a Sex Store” (http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/working-at-a-sex-store) Making the transition from an adult industry to a mainstream one Kim Kardashian, Traci Lords, and Sasha Grey The ways beautiful women are stereotyped and underestimated Allan’s thoughts on Starcrash (http://allan-mott.squarespace.com/starcrash/?rq=starcrash http://allan-mott.squarespace.com/starcrash-part-2/?rq=starcrash) INTERVAL “Tere Bin Nahi Laage” from Ek Paheli Leela (https://youtu.be/3PYjIzUyEbM) Ek Paheli Leela (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ek_Paheli_Leela) Double role: Meera (https://youtu.be/53JF_3tjrqU) and Leela (https://youtu.be/YNWSrCeG9LU) Matt didn’t see the twist coming! Don’t throw away your antidepressants away The brother’s band’s music (https://youtu.be/chI9Egi2r9s) Why do free spirited Bollywood heroines always need to be tamed? Mastizaade (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastizaade) The Masti series and Milap Zaveri (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masti_(film_series)) Lily (the Madonna) and Laila (the whore) Lele (https://youtu.be/baECOS06_fM) Titli Boobna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gizele_Thakral) All animal footage was filmed outside of India The Indian Censor Board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/cbfc-facts?utm_term=.heD03zdZN#.ujZKJPxnz) NEXT TIME: We look at three films featuring LGBTQ characters and issues, Margarita With A Straw, Kapoor & Sons (since 1921), and Aligarh Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! and audioBoom! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers)! #SunnyLeone, #Mastizaade, #EkPaheliLeela, #TussharKapoor, #VirDas, #RiteshDeshmukh, #Bollywood, #BollywoodIsForLovers, #BiFL
5/26/20161 hour, 19 minutes, 31 seconds
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18: Bollywood at Cannes: Masaan, Titli and Miss Lovely

In this episode we discuss three films that played at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard program.  Show Notes: We’re on audioBoom and now reaching an audience in Pakistan and India Matt’s adventures in the Toronto airport The Cannes Film Festival Teaser for Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 Parallel Cinema is For Lovers! Cinéma vérité Miss Lovely Pornography in India Bollywood Bloodbath INTERVAL (“Mann Kasturi” from Masaan) Cannes films are depressing Titli Yash Raj produced Grace Of Monaco, so is it also Bollywood? The difference between liking a film and respecting it Erin cares little for the daddy and brother issues Masaan Cremation ghats Oh hey, this film has a fully realized female character This film is about the big things: life, sex, and death NEXT TIME: We’re joined by Allan Mott to discuss Canadian porn-star turned Bollywood heroine Sunny Leone Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! and audioBoom! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Masaan, #Titli, #MissLovely, #CannesFilmFestival, #UnCertainRegard, #AshimAhluwalia, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #NeerajGhaywan, #RichaChadda, #KanuBehl, #BollywoodIsForLovers, #BiFL
5/10/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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17: Sholay, The Greatest Story Ever Told

In this episode we discuss the iconic 1975 blockbuster Sholay. Show Notes: Sholay’s poster (and Citizen Kane’s) We are now on audioBoom! The Story Of Film: An Odyssey (it’s 15 episodes not 12!) “Sholay BC and Sholay AD” Anupama Chopra, Sholay: The Making of A Classic Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh Source issues The Magnificent Two and the influence of Hollywood westerns Sholay as national allegory Film romance mirrors life INTERVAL (”Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge” from Sholay) Expectations and watching a classic for the first time The portrayal of violence Lasting tropes and aesthetics Location photography “Haan Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and the male gaze Director’s cut Cross-cultural film pollination Please Criterion Collection release this film! “40 Years Of Sholay” by Siddhant Adlakha and “The Blinding Light Of Sholay: A 40th Anniversary Appreciation” by Danny Bowes NEXT TIME: We look at three films hat have played at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competition Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Sholay, #AmitabhBachchan, #Dharmendra, #JayaBachchan, #HemaMalini, #AmjadKhan, #GabbarSingh, #SanjeevaKumar, #Bollywood, #BiFL, #BollywoodisForLovers
4/24/201653 minutes, 41 seconds
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16: Danny Bowes, Vocabulary Boy

In this episode we welcome writer and film critic Danny Bowes to discuss reviewing Bollywood movies and the films that introduced him to South Asian cinema. Show Notes: Superstar Rajinikanth and Enthiran Star power and celebrity Matt’s wrong, Tees Maar Khan’s Rotten Tomatoes score is 18% Appreciating popular cinema Bollywood’s popularity in North America, but lack of exposure Writing for rogerebert.com Approaching every film on its own terms “Munni Badnaam Hui” from Dabangg  INTERVAL (”Sheila Ki Jawani” from Tees Maar Khan) Om Shanti Om Wanted Salman Khan’s star persona “Jalwa” Twists and Matt’s perceptive ability to call them Are masala cop movies fascist? The obligatory love interest The way in which Salman Khan’s shirt is removed Tees Maar Khan Erin is learning to appreciate Akshay Kumar Farah Khan addresses Slumdog Millionaire  Every member of the cast and crew gets screen time during the credits Katrina Kaif’s resemblance to both Marilyn Monroe and Arnold Schwarzenegger Danny Bowes’ Twitter, weekly column at Film School Rejects, writing on rogerebert.com, and recaps on Vague Visages NEXT TIME: We dig into arguably the most important Bollywood film of all time, Sholay. Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #Rajinikanth, #Enthiran, #TeesMaarKhan, #KatrinaKaif, #AkshayKumar, #FarahKhan, #OmShantiOm, #Wanted, #SalmanKhan, #Bollywood, #BiFL, #BollywoodisForLovers
4/13/20161 hour, 58 minutes, 1 second
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15: Kabir Khan, A Filmmaker Without Borders

In this episode we discuss three films by Kabir Khan that focus on global perspectives and reactions to terrorist attacks. Show Notes: Kabir Khan, from documentaries to mainstream commercial filmmaking Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan Human scale perspective of global politics  Kabul Express Loosely based on Khan’s own experiences in post-Taliban Afghanistan Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Afghan vs. Afghani  A very fancy donkey Location shooting and a different perspective on modern conflicts Connecting through popular culture Banned in Afghanistan  INTERVAL (”Afghan Jalebi (Ya Baba)” from Phantom) New York Spoiler alert! We couldn’t really discuss the film otherwise Post 9/11 detentions  Matt mixes up Ek Tha Tiger and Bad Boys II, is Kabir Khan the Michael Bay of Bollywood? How terrorism is propgated by the reaction to terrorism Erin rewrites the film’s twist Portrayal of torture  Phantom 26/11 Mumbai attacks Revenge fantasy  Unsurprisingly banned in Pakistan  Erin has moral issues with this film NEXT TIME: We welcome writer and film critic Danny Bowes and discuss some of the films that got him interested in Bollywood.  Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #KabirKhan, #KabulExpress, #NewYork, #Phantom, #KatrinaKaif, #JohnAbraham, #NeilNitinMukesh, #IrrfanKhan, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #SaifAliKhan, #Bollywood, #BiFL, #BollywoodIsForLovers
3/28/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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14: Bollywood’s Bro, Salman Khan

In this episode we discuss Salman Khan’s three most profitable films to date.  Show Notes: List of highest-grossing Indian films worldwide The popularity of the three Khans Baahubali: The Beginning (Which Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions released, but maybe didn’t have much to do with the production?) Franchise power versus star power Deepika Padukone, the secret weapon to box office success?  Genre diversity and social issues Kick  Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nargis Fakhri The 100 Crore Club Salman Khan A controversial and divisive figure Jai Ho versus “Jai Ho” “Jumme Ki Ratt” and “Hangover” Kathy Gibson’s review in Access Bollywood INTERVAL (”Devil- Yaar Naa Miley” from Kick) Bajrangi Bhaijaan Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harshaali Malhotra Monkey God Hanuman Indo-Pakistani relations/ Hindu-Muslim relations Missing children in India and reliability of public institutions  Superfluous romance Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh The Prisoner of Zenda Too many songs  “Jab Tum Chaho” and “Prem Leela” Jodi: a perfect pairing Is Salman Khan Bollywood’s Elizabeth Taylor of Richard Burton? (and should he be cast as Freddie Mercury?) Fun soccer/football scene Should Neil Nitin Mukesh be cast in Game of Thrones? NEXT TIME: Three films from Kabir Khan on real life acts of terrorism  Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #SalmanKhan, #Kick, #BajrangiBhaijaan, #PremRatanDhanPayo, #JacquelineFernandez, #RandeepHooda, #NargisFakhri, #NawazuddinSiddiqui, #KareenaKapoor, #HarshaaliMalhotra, #SonamKapoor, #NeilNitinMukesh, #Bollywood, #BollywoodIsForLovers, #BiFL
3/13/20161 hour, 16 minutes, 3 seconds
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13: Love Nowadays: Three Romances by Imtiaz Ali

In this episode we discuss three romances from director Imtiaz Ali.  Show Notes: New review! Thank you Shah166! Big thanks to Manish Chandna for the episode suggestion.  Imtiaz Ali, Rockstar, and Highway Repression and the artistic temperament Manic Pixie Dream Girl We are not discussing Highway Jab We Met and the screwball comedy Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor Poo is the shit! Far-flung comparison to Cléo de 5 à 7 and Casa de Mi Padre “Yeh Ish Hai” shot in the Himalayas; Jab We Met songs Saawariya and The Movie Jerks  Heer Ranjha INTERVAL (”Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai” from Tamasha) Love Aaj Kal Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, and Rishi Kapoor Saif Ali Khan is awful to his Swiss girlfriend More obscure film references “Chor Bazari” and Saif Ali Khan’s Jack Kirby t-shirt in “Twist” Watch Cocktail Tamasha and Ranbir Kapoor “Why always the same story?” Asterix in Corsica  Indian censorship The problem with films about artists “Matargashti” falling in love in corsica vs. existential angst in “Wat Wat Wat” Buttrflicks NEXT TIME: We look Salman Khan’s three most profitable films to date.   Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #JabWeMet, #Tamasha, #LoveAajKal, #RishiKapoor, #ShahidKapoor, #DeepikaPadukone, #KareenaKapoor, #SaifAliKhan, #RanbirKapoor, #ImtiazAli, #Bollywood, #BiFL, #BollywoodIsForLovers
2/28/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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12: Bollywood's Sweetheart, Alia Bhatt

In this episode we celebrate Valentine’s Day with Hindi cinema’s current reigning sweetheart, Alia Bhatt.  Show Notes: We celebrated Valentine’s Day early and went for a spa day Narayanni’s Restaurant Erin has been taking a Bollywood dance class at the University of Alberta At only 22 and with only five films, Alia Bhatt’s cinematic output is very strong  Student Of The Year and Highway 2 States: A Culture Clash Romance There are a lot of schools in Bollywood films, and they all look the same to us Romancing the family “Iski Uski,” Punjabi wedding song vs. “Hulla Re,” Tamil wedding song The festival song, check out the super steamy sex scene: “Offo!”  Erin’s favourite Bollywood look ever INTERVAL (“D Se Dance” from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania) Karan Johar’s involvement in Alia Bhatt’s career Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania: DDLJ Redux  Gender reversals Kavya’s drinking challenge to Humpty Humpty is a much more likeable guy than Raj Kavya is a baller and AB does SRK “Saturday Saturday,” a pointless club banger, and “Lucky Tu Lucky Me” Shaandaar: A Bollywood fairy tale Insomnia Sindhis Sexy Wedding Planner A Kapoor/Kapur family affair Cross-dressing bachelorette: “Gulaabo” Mixed messages surrounding weight and physical appearance “Senti Wali Mental,” gendered dance battle Admirable themes in a bizarre package Black and white with spot colour NEXT TIME: we keep the love train going with three romances from Imtiaz Ali  Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! #HumptySharma,KiDulhania, #2States, #Shaandaar, #AliaBhatt, #VarunDhawan, #ArjunKapoor, #ShahidKapoor, #Bollywood, #BiFL, #BollywoodIsForLovers
2/13/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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11: Two Tragedies by Vishal Bhardwaj, with Devin Bruce

In this episode we welcome Devin Bruce to discuss two adaptations of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Omkara and Haider, as well scotch and Bollywood’s profile, or lack there of, with western filmgoers.  Show Notes: The first half of this episode is long and free-wheeling, if you’d like to head straight to the reviews jump to 43:35 Devin Bruce of Scotch and Comics, The Listmakers Podcast, and Variant Edition’s Blog Amrut’s Single Malt Whisky Vikram Vij’s Bolly Water (Matt is right, Vij’s full name is Vikram Vij; Erin was mixing up his first name and surname)  Thanks to Shash-D for his review Our appreciation of musicals  Cinema as a cultural gateway Dhoom 3 and reviewing popular cinema Bollywood in Edmonton and its profile Ranveer Singh’s Durex ad INTERVAL ("Bismil” from Haider) Vishal Bhardwaj  Unfortunately we couldn’t find Maqbool anywhere Omkara Ajay Devgan and Saif Ali Khan Hierarchal structures in Shakespeare  Konkona Sen Sharma and the big change from the play “O Saathi Re,” the shot of them moving around the house Our experience with Eros Now Haider 1995 Kashmir conflict setting Surprising references to Salman Khan The lack of Horatio and the disappointing Ophelia Tabu’s Gertrude “So Jao”; The gravediggers  NEXT TIME: We look at three rom-coms with Alia Bhatt, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, 2 States, and Shaandaar  Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
1/31/20161 hour, 49 minutes, 49 seconds
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10: Bollywood's Enfant Terrible, Anurag Kashyap

In this episode we discuss the three most recent films from Bollywood auteur Anurag Kashyap. Show Notes: Check out our interviews with Metro Edmonton and CBC's Edmonton AM Big thanks to Vinay B for his review and insight The 61st Filmfare Awards Unfortunately Bajirao Mastani hasn't overtaken Dilwale, at least not at the international box office Take a drink every time Erin says "phenomenal" Split Screen's 2016 Bollywood preview Anurag Kashyap, Bollywood Auteur and real downer Filmography rundown Anurag Kashyap vs. the Indian Censors MST3K aside; Girl in Gold Boots and "Creepy Girl" Vittorio De Sica and Bicycle Thieves Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) Runs 319 minutes, was split into two parts for theatres and has been split into eight for Netflix Matt's secret desire to be a gangster Translating for impact INTERVAL (”Kaala Rey” from Gangs Of Wasseypur) Ugly (2013) Anti-smoking warnings in Indian cinema Everyone is corrupt, the city itself is diseased  Bombay Velvet (2015)  A huge flop This movie is made specifically to appeal to our sensibilities Influenced by James Ellroy and 30s gangster films Lounge singing, bootlegging, queer subtext, and street fighting It only took us 10 episodes to make a Ghandi in Clone High reference Bombay Velvet's award-winning special effects NEXT TIME: Devin Bruce joins us to discuss Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara and Haider Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
1/16/20161 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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9: Dilwale & Bajirao Mastani with Juliet Franklin

In this episode we welcome our first friendly, Juliet Franklin, to discuss two recent releases, Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani, and to reflect on some of the highlights and lowlights of the past year of Hindi cinema.  Show Notes: Juliet knows more about Indian culture than us, by virtue of being South Indian Watching bootlegs and the rise of digital distribution  Matt forgot to plug in the mic, and broke his chair Netflix, please fix the subtitles on Chak De! India  Dilwale (Rohit Shetty, 2015) with Shah Rukh and Kajol We are wrong about the translation of “Dilli Wali Girlfriend” it means “Girlfriend from Delhi”  Johnny Lever SRK & Kajol’s beautiful song set in Iceland,"Gerua”  “Tukur Tukur” the end credits song Kriti Sanon INTERVAL (”Pinga” from Bajirao Mastani) 2015 in Bollywood Anushka Sharma produced NH10 Deepika Padukone dominated with Piku, Tamasha, and Bajirao Mastani Kangana Ranaut proves she is a box office draw with Tanu Weds Manu Returns Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakane Do Varun Dhawan establishes himself outside of the Dharma Productions banner Salman Khan continues to reign supreme Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet bombed, adding to Ranbir Kapoor’s string of failures Alia Bhatt releases her first flop with Shaandaar and Vikas Bahl might be a one hit wonder Aishwarya Rai’s comeback, Jazbaa, underwhelmed Sanjay Leela Bhanslai does not disappoint with his magnum opus Bajirao Mastani The Maratha Empire Ranveer Singh as  Bajirao I, Deepika Padukone as Mastani, and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai Freedom to love Box office battle “Malhari” and “Deewani Mastani” NEXT TIME: The work of director Anurag Kashyap Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
12/30/20151 hour, 32 minutes, 38 seconds
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8: Straight From The Heart: Three Films by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

In this episode we discuss director Sanjay Leela Bhansali with an in-depth look at three of his films Show Notes: This episode is late, we’re sorry (but our next episode will be out soon) Matt and Boman Irani are becoming pretty close Shout out to Shah Shahid and the Split Screen Podcast Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Devdas and Ram-Leela Vidhu Vinod Chopra, director of Broken Horses Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Who can tell the difference between Italy and Hungary? Kissing will not get you pregnant  Erin doesn’t watch the songs before seeing the film Oprah lied to us INTERVAL (”Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) Black When Matt was a child he didn’t know the difference between Helen Keller and Anne Frank Rani Mukherjee evokes Chaplin When does SLB set his films? Guzaarish, a about euthanasia or “ethanasia” Hrithik Roshan, without the use of his body He does dance with a giant bubble though and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan claps Don’t replay Action Replayy Auteurism NEXT TIME: we go to the movies to see Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani with our good friend Juliet Franklin  Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
12/14/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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7: Come ... Fall in Love: DDLJ at 20

This week we take an in depth look at Aditya Chopra’s landmark romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, or DDLJ Show Notes: Thanks to (the attractive) Allan Mott for reviewing the show Matt's podcast roundup on The Pulp Celebrating DDLJ's 20th Anniversary December 18th is stacked with movie releases Erin makes a Rocky reference We recognize Amrish Puri from his iconic role in Temple of Doom Kajol's unibrow So much Switzerland Shout out to Pretentious Movie Reviews Raj is an asshole, but charming “Tujh Dekha To”, the song in a canola field (canola stands for: Canada Oil Low Acid) INTERVAL ("Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main" from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) Simran is a handful while drunk We are familiar with snow Shah Rukh Khan's star-making performance (and terrible fashion sense) and his iconic jodi with Kajol DDLJ is the longest running film in Indian film history, maybe ever Take the YRF Enchanted Journey in glorious Switzerland "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: The Record-Breaking Bollywood Rom-Com Celebrating 1000 Weeks in Cinemas" by Scott Jordan Harris We discuss the lack of film criticism and popular awareness in the west Poptimism Next Episode: we discuss the work of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali
11/28/201549 minutes, 54 seconds
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6: Priyanka Chopra: Who's the Hottest Girl in the World?

In this episode we discuss global Bollywood sensation Priyanka Chopra and take an in depth look at three of her iconic films. Show Notes: Thanks to LizC (@lizcook) who caught a mistake in the previous episode We went to TD Presents Diwali Bollywood Dance Night at Northlands Matt learns the difference between Diwali and Dilwale  Award-winning actress, model, and singer Priyanka Chopra Too many segues about Miami rapper Pitbull Dostana (2008, Tarun Mansukhani) “Shut Up & Bounce” and Will Smith’s “Miami” Discussion of queer representation and gay panic “Maa Da Laadla”  (Pitbull featuring Chris Brown “Fun” because Matt promised) INTERVAL (“Desi Girl” from Dostana) Matt invites Boman Irani to the show What’s Your Raashee? (2009, Ashutosh Gowarikar) PC plays 12 different characters and we ruin them all for you “Aa Le Chal” shot in Chicago and “Aaja Lehrate” shot in one take, though it is clearly edited in the film “Chehre Jo Dekhe Hain” shows all 12 characters in one song “What’s Your Raashee?” a Bond-esque opening Another hilarious disclaimer! Mary Kom (2014, Omung Kumar) Five-time World Amateur Boxing champion and mother of three MC Mary Kom Don’t underestimate strong women Work-it PC! “Ziddi Dil” & “Salaam India” NEXT TIME: we fall in love with SRK and Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
11/13/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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5: Halloween: Ghosts, Witches, and Zombies, Oh My!

In this episode we discuss three Bollywood horror films featuring popular and familiar supernatural creatures. Show Notes: Happy Halloween! Matt plugs John Carpenter’s Halloween (not a Bollywood film) Shout out to Edmonton’s DEDfest Ranging MMS is the found footage horror film we mention Bipasha Basu, Bollywood’s scream queen Nagini, Indian snake women Pretentious Movie Reviews Bhoot (Ram Gopal Varma, 2003) Shout out to 90s Canadian classic Due South Film Studies Students Alert: we discuss shots Ajay Devgan (the slap master) Urmila Matondkar and Rekha INTERMISSION (“Bhoot Hoon Main” from Bhoot) Ek Thi Daayan (Kannan Iyer’s, 2013) Emraan Hashmi as Bobo the Magician Illusions, not tricks Elevator to hell Indian witches Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Kalki Koechiln Dance sequences! Gothic elements Go Goa Gone (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., 2013) Saif Ali Khan (from Race!) India’s first zombie film Blonde Saif Ali Khan isn’t fooling anyone Pre-film disclaimers NEXT TIME: Three films with international superstar Priyanka Chopra Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
10/30/201549 minutes, 30 seconds
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4: Bollywood: The Next Generation

In this episode we discuss some of the biggest rising stars in Bollywood by looking at four recent films. Show notes: Matt is getting old, and he would like Priyanka Chopra to attend his birthday Quantico is doing well, go Pranks! Band Baaja Baaraat (Maneesh Sharma, 2010) Ranveer Singh, party catalyst, fashionista, and major object of affection   Anushka Sharma  “Dum Dum” and “Ainvayi Ainvayi” Ranveer’s gym Uncle Student Of The Year (Karan Johar, 2012) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... came out in 2001, but it feels so 90s Alia Bhatt (as SHANAYA!) “The Disco Song” Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan Shout out to Tiny Rick! INTERVAL (”Kukkad” from Student Of The Year) Shuddh Desi Romance (Maneesh Sharma, 2013)  Erin’s favourite modern Rom-Com Sushant Singh Rajput Parineetti Chopra Tevar (Amit Ravindernath Sharma, 2015) New to us sport: Kabaddi Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh’s Bro Sonakshi Sinha  NEXT TIME: We watch a trio of spoooooky Boooollywood mooovies Find us on iTunes!  and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
10/16/20151 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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3: Bollywood on Bollywood

In this episode we discuss how Bollywood presents itself in cinema by looking at a few films that take use behind the scenes of the Hindi film industry. Show notes: Om Shanti Om (Farah Khan, 2007) Arjun Rampal makes a great villain New term: Junior Artist “Dard E Disco” a.k.a. “The Pain of Disco” So Many Good Dance Scenes Luck By Chance (Zoya Akhtar, 2011) Nepotism and gender imbalances Opening sequence showing the production process Representation of filmi gossip INTERVAL (”Love Mera Hit Hit” from Billu) Billu (Priyadarshan, 2009) Hairstylists in India found the term “barber” derogatory SRK’s celebrity persona Matt wants Bollywood Star Wars Heroine (Madhur Bhandarkar, 2012) It’s hard out there for a heroine “Main Heroine Hoon” The Dirty Picture (Milan Luthria, 2011) Based on the tragic life of Silk Smitha Vidya Balan gives an acclaimed and sexy performance Double standards and the objectification of women NEXT TIME: The Next Generation of Bollywood Stars! Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher! Follow us on Twitter!
10/1/201559 minutes, 7 seconds
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2: Our Major Players

In our second episode we discuss some of the biggest actors and actresses in Hindi cinema, as well as introduce a few common Bollywood terms and tropes. Show notes: We already have reviews! The dance scene for “Gallan Goodiyan” from Dil Dhadakne Do is here The Heroes Amitabh “The Big B” Bachchan Shah Rukh Khan, aka King Khan Aamir Khan (his show is Satyamev Jayate) Salman Khan Abhishek Bachchan Human special effect Hrithik Roshan Akshay Kumar Saif Ali Khan Ajay Devgan Ranbir Kapoor INTERVAL (“Deewangi Deewangi” from Om Shanti Om) A few terms Leading actors and actresses are referred to heroes and heroines A cameo, and there are a lot of cameos, is known as a friendly The Item number (Matt’s favourite is “Ram Chahe Leela” from Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela) Double Role! The Heroines Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the most beautiful woman in the world ‘90s Goddess Kajol Kareena Kapoor Vidya Balan Priyanka Chopra Katrina Kaif Bollywood’s current it-girl, Deepika Padukone NEXT WEEK: Bollywood on Bollywood! Find us on iTunes! Follow us on Twitter!
9/18/20151 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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1: Your First Bollywood Film

In our inaugural episode we discuss who we are and why we love Hindi cinema, aka. Bollywood. As well as dispelling some common misconceptions about Bollywood, we reveal some good picks for films to watch if you’re new to Bollywood and where to find them.  Show notes:  Erin lists her credentials  Matt failed to major in Bollywood in University  Shout out to The Pulp (where we first publicly exposed our respective interest in Bollywood)  First mention of Shah Rukh Khan  Mother India and Lootera Bollywood’s global popularity Dhoom 3, India’s The Fast and The Furious The open secret that is Hindi cinema   Misconceptions dispelled:  Bollywood ≠ Indian Cinema How many movies come out of Bollywood every year? Medium, not genre All Hindi films are not musicals Not every movie is three hours long The importance of marketable songs and a shout out to Will Smith Surprising Michael Bay analogy  INTERVAL (“Gallan Goodiyaan” from Dil Dhadakne Do, note: the dance for this song is done in one 5 minute take) Our picks for the best Hindi films for newcomers Using iTunes and other legal ways to watch your Hindi films So much drama Is there anything Farhan Akhtar can’t do? Matt lays down a fancy film studies term: “diegetic” Erin discusses feminism (take a drink?) Political controversies Canadians should launch a smear campaign against Argo Shirtless dudes, part one of an ongoing series at BIFL  Reading list:  Tejaswini Ganti’s Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema  Kush Varia’s Bollywood: Gods, Glamour, and Gossip  Mihir Bose’s Bollywood: A History  Thanks to all our friends who encouraged us to do this!  NEXT WEEK: The biggest and brightest stars in the Bollywood galaxy!  Find us on iTunes!  Follow us on Twitter!
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