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The Best Parts

English, TV & Video, 2 seasons, 13 episodes, 9 hours, 11 minutes
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In season 1 of The Best Parts podcast, we dissect our favourite film characters, with a little help from the women who created them. This podcast is brought to you by TS Studios, the production company that brings The Swaddle's creative point of view to original podcasts and films.
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Tillotama Shome on Transgressive Love and Ratna’s Dignity in ‘Sir’

Actor Tillotama Shome speaks about her film ‘Sir,’ playing Ratna with dignity, trading oppressions, and how words hold power based on those who speak them.In TS Studios’ The Best Parts podcast, journalist Genesia Alves dissects our favorite films, with a little help from the people who brought them to life.About the film: Ashwin, a US returned architect, ends up falling in love with Ratna, his widowed servant who dreams of becoming a fashion designer.#TheBestPartsTSHost: Genesia AlvesProducer and Editor: Aditi PatelSound Design and Mixing: Vibhav SarafMarketing Collateral Design: Vibhav SarafArt Director: Neha ShekhawatCreative Director: Shrishti MalhotraExecutive Producer: Karla Bookman  
4/5/202434 minutes, 32 seconds
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Arpita Chatterjee on the Persistence of Memory in ‘Three of Us’

Writer Arpita Chatterjee speaks about her film ‘Three of Us,’ revisiting childhood love and grief, trust and individuality in a marriage, and writing gentle men in cinema. In TS Studios’ The Best Parts podcast, journalist Genesia Alves dissects our favorite films, with a little help from the people who brought them to life.About the film: When a woman with early onset dementia visits her hometown with her husband, buried memories and a former love pave a poignant path through her past.#TheBestPartsTS Host: Genesia AlvesProducer and Editor: Aditi PatelSound Design and Mixing: Vibhav SarafMarketing Collateral Design: Vibhav SarafArt Director: Neha ShekhawatCreative Director: Shrishti MalhotraExecutive Producer: Karla Bookman
3/8/202449 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on The Power and Pitfalls of Single Motherhood in ‘Nil Battey Sannata’

 Writer-director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari talks about her film ‘Nil Battey Sannata,’ what it means to be a single mother, Chanda’s larger-than-life dreams for a reluctant Apu, and why teens often value their friends more than their parents. In TS Studios’ The Best Parts podcast, journalist Genesia Alves dissects our favorite films, with a little help from the people who brought them to life.About the film: Apeksha hates studying since she thinks it is a futile effort owing to their financial status. To solve this problem, her mother, Chanda, comes up with a unique strategy to motivate her daughter.Host: Genesia AlvesProducer and Editor: Aditi PatelSound Design and Mixing: Vibhav SarafMarketing Collateral Design: Vibhav SarafPodcast Art Design: Neha ShekhawatCreative Director: Shrishti Malhotra
2/9/202436 minutes, 11 seconds
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Renuka Shahane on Flawed Mothers and Unforgiving Daughters in ‘Tribhanga’

Renuka Shahane talks about her film ‘Tribhanga,’ what it takes for daughters to forgive their mothers, and why some women choose patriarchal households. In TS Studios’ The Best Parts podcast, journalist Genesia Alves dissects our favorite films, with a little help from the people who brought them to life.About the film: When her estranged mother falls into a coma, a self-made single mother grapples with regret and resentment while reflecting on their strained relationship.#TheBestPartsTS Credits : Host: Genesia AlvesProducer and Editor: Aditi PatelSound Design and Mixing: Vibhav SarafMarketing Collateral Design: Denise D’souzaArt Director: Neha ShekhawatCreative Director: Shrishti MalhotraExecutive Producer: Karla Bookman
1/12/202446 minutes, 54 seconds
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Lavender Marriages and Writing for a Straight Audience in ‘Badhaai Do’ With Harshavardhan Kulkarni | The Best Parts Podcast

‘Badhaai Do’ writer-director Harshavardhan Kulkarni talks lavender marriages, unlearning stereotypes, and writing a Bollywood style queer romance.In TS Studios’ The Best Parts podcast, journalist Genesia Alves dissects our favorite films, with a little help from the people who brought them to life.(In ‘Badhaai Do,’ Shardul, a gay man, and Suman, a lesbian woman, get married to appease their families. However, when Suman's girlfriend moves in with them, their lives become more complex.)Host: Genesia AlvesProducer: Aditi PatelEditing, Sound Design and Mixing: Vibhav SarafAssociate Producer: Neha ShettyMarketing Collateral Design: Denise D’souzaArt Director: Neha ShekhawatCreative Director: Shrishti MalhotraExecutive Producer: Karla Bookman
12/8/202355 minutes, 42 seconds