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23: Paatal Lok
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 months ago
Host Aditya Pisharody and Satyen Rao descend into the depths of Paatal Lok and come out the other side immensely satisfied. A slick, intense, gripping crime thriller that is possibly the best show yet out of India's growing OTT boom.
22: Song remakes, Sidharth Malhotra's career choices, and more (NYC Lockdown Reunion special - Part 2)
Bollywood Weekly
access_time5 months ago
Host Aditya Pisharody is joined by Shaaz and Mansha to discuss the AR Rahman 'Masakali' remake controversy, and the whole advent of remakes in general. The panel also discusses how content will evolve in the digital age with new OTT players and other disruptions.
22: Song remakes, Sidharth Malhotra's career choices, and more (NYC Lockdown Reunion special - Part 2)
Bollywood Weekly
access_time5 months ago
Host Aditya Pisharody is joined by Shaaz and Mansha to discuss the AR Rahman 'Masakali' remake controversy, and the whole advent of remakes in general. The panel also discusses how content will evolve in the digital age with new OTT players and other disruptions.
21: Luka Chuppi (NYC Lockdown Reunion special - Part 1)
Bollywood Weekly
access_time5 months ago
(Part 1 of 2) Host Aditya Pisharody is joined by pod veterans Shaaz and Mansha - as they take their mind off lockdowns and coronavirus by watching Luka Chuppi. 
20: WAR ya Pyaar?
Bollywood Weekly
access_time6 months ago
Is Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's WAR actually an ode to love? Host Aditya Pisharody is joined by Satyen and Devika to de-construct the undeniable sexual tension between the two male leads in WAR. With the help of well-executed action sequences and Abbas-Mustan level plot twists, the biggest box office success of 2019 is actually a fun watch.
19: Om Shanti Om (Classics Special) | BW One-Take
Bollywood Weekly
access_time6 months ago
Why Om Shanti Om is the perfect thing to watch while in self-quarantine - entertaining, nostalgic and possibly even more relevant today than when it released. Host Aditya Pisharody explains why the film is ahead of its time, and possibly doesn't get the dues it deserve.
18: Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota | BW One-Take
Bollywood Weekly
access_time8 months ago
Part 1 - we address our sporadic publishing schedule, and present our plan to make things *a little bit* better by launching a new format. Part 2 - the glorious surprise that is Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, and why Radhika Madan is the best thing since sliced bread.
17: Housefull 4
Bollywood Weekly
access_time10 months ago
Aditya Pisharody and Satyen Rao re-live the scarcely believable scenes of Housefull 4 - as Satyen tries (in vain) to justify the existence of this film. From casual sexism to continuity errors, amid intense speculation about the existence or lack thereof of the film's script - the Housefull franchise continues to boggle the mind. Also featuring trailer round-ups of Drive, Pagalpanti and Motichoor Chaknachoor - with a shout-out to Athiya Shetty's surprisingly earnest performance.
16: The Sky is Pink
Bollywood Weekly
access_time11 months ago
Why host Aditya Pisharody thinks that 'The Sky is Pink' is possibly the best film of 2019, despite what the critics will have you believe. A wonderfully well-crafted narrative which manages to stay light-hearted even when dealing with an emotionally draining subject matter.
15: Kabir Singh: Misogynistic or Misunderstood?
Bollywood Weekly
access_time1 year ago
Arjun kare toh theek, Kabir kare toh character dheela hai? Host Aditya Pisharody welcomes back Bharat Misra to discuss why Kabir Singh, despite being a nearly frame-by-frame re-make suffers in comparison to Arjun Reddy - as well as the outrage surrounding the film. Also featuring Bharat's growing social media following.
14: Zero: SRK's Fading Charm, Static Hair-dos and more (feat. Bharat Misra) | BW Catch-up
Bollywood Weekly
access_time1 year ago
Host Aditya Pisharody invites self-confessed SRK fan Bharat Misra to try and make sense of Zero - a frankly puzzling film. Along the way, they discuss SRK's influence on films as a producer, why Katrina Kaif was the best part of the move and speculate why all Bollywood actors have static hair. No, really.
13: Karwaan | BW Catch-up
Bollywood Weekly
access_time1 year ago
Bollywood Weekly receives it's first ever Chinese guest on the show as the pod revisits Karwaan (2018) - and looks back on why it fell short of being a great road trip movie. Plus a look ahead to Bharat, Article 15 and the extreme hypocrisy of Kabir Singh. Also maybe the first ever analysis of Woody Allen in a Bollywood podcast.
12: Kalank
Bollywood Weekly
access_time1 year ago
A movie that tried to do so much that it didn't do anything - we run the rule over 'Kalank', a 90s SRK film by Dharma masquerading as a wannabe SLB epic.
11: Badla: The Mystery of Tony Luke
Bollywood Weekly
access_time1 year ago
This week, the pod ponders the mysteries of Bollywood - specifically why the makers of Badla chose to abandon a solid whodunnit and go full 'Race' mode with their plot twists? Other fun topics include Delhi Crime, Delhi accents, and the Kalank time warp. Also, we have a completely unbiased, noncontroversial political discussion around the Narendra Modi film - nothing to see here .
10: Gully Boy and the rise of Indian rap
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
On this week's show, we discuss why Gully Boy affirms Zoya Akhtar's status as the most talented filmmaker in Bollywood currently - as well as Ranveer Singh's increasingly diverse acting portfolio. Other topics we touch upon include the rise of India's rap scene and the challenges they face, key moments of the film that really stood out, the importance of fleshed-out supporting characters and the enduring mystery of Total Dhamaal's box office success.
9: Accidental PM, Uri and Bollywood propaganda
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
The podcast is back! We discuss the 2 first releases of the year, Accidental PM and Uri - two movies with the same large objective but opposite in every other way. We talk about why Uri was so great and why Accidental PM was effectively a 2 hour SNL episode - and of course talk about the big election-shaped elephant in the room.
8: Sui Dhaaga
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
Why Sui Dhaaga grows on you as you keep watching, and could have been a much better film with a tighter first half. Also, we discuss 'Thugs of Hindostan' blatantly ripping off Pirates, and Ayushmann Khurana's box office prowess.
7: Stree in high Spirits
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
Why Stree is a triumph of matching good, progressive content with wholesome entertainment - powered by brilliant dialogues and the enduring class of Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi and Aparshakti Khurana. We also discuss why Andha Dhun is the best trailer of the last decade, and the Sidharth Malhotra mystery (i.e. where is his acting?)
6: Gold (not Tamba) with a hint of Saffron
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
Gold is a simplistic movie of cliches - but it's a good watch. Strong performances and a beautifully nuanced treatment of India-Pakistan relations do enough to cover up the flaws and cringe-worthy moments that occasionally find their way into the script.
5: Dhadak but no heartbeat: a poor imitation of Sairat
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
Was there really any point in re-making Sairat? Dhadak adds a whole lot of glamour, but completely sucks out all the emotion of the original Sairat. On this episode, BW host Aditya is joined by podcast debutant Ishana Rai Setha to dissect all the numerous failings of Dhadak and where it falls short of its predecessor.
4: Sanju: Picture ya Progaganda?
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
Is 'Sanju' simply the untold, inside story of a complicated life of regret and bad choices? Or is it a problematic and dangerous whitewashing of an irresponsible person turned into a hero? On this week's podcast, we go in-depth into addressing this polarising biopic of Sanjay Dutt's life. Oh, and we also discuss EIGHT trailers of upcoming films so fasten your seltbelts mausam bigadne wala hai!
3: Lust Stories, Netflix's long game and the wasted potential of Race 3
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
On this week's episode: 1. Why Lust Stories - despite it's clickbait title - is more just about human relationships, love and affection. Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar shine, but Anurag Kashyap disappoints.  2. A brief overview (read: unpopular opinion)of Race 3: the plot twists alone make it a worthy successor to the previous films. Shame about the casting though 3. We get excited for Sacred Games, India's first Netflix Original series which is already getting rave reviews.
2: Kaala, Nana Patekar's dialoguebaazi and the sub-humanness of Jhanvi Kapoor
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
Why Kaala is a must-watch - in any language - and how Pa. Ranjith successfully manages to make 2 films co-exist in one: a typical Rajnikanth potboiler alongside gripping political commentary. Also, we discuss the reaction to the trailer of 'Dhadak' and why people are just so outraged about it.
1: Veere Di Wedding, Bhavesh Joshi and the biggest beneficiary of Race 3
Bollywood Weekly
access_time2 years ago
DISCLAIMER: This episode contains SPOILERS! But it's still worth listening to because if you haven't seen these films yet, you aren't going to watch them. Part 0 (0:00) - Welcome to Season 2! Part 1 (3:10) - Why Veere di Wedding is a terrible film, despite all the plaudits and success it's been receiving. While its unabashedly female-first approach to storytelling is great, it is let down by the lack of any actual story to tell and sub-par acting performances. Part 2 (18:09) - Bhavesh Joshi had all the makings of being a good film and a true DC Comics-style 'origin story', but eventually fell short. We also discuss what makes a superhero, and the importance of editing in a film. Part 3 (37:12) Trailer round-up featuring Sanju, Race 3 and 5 Weddings in India. Plus, we discuss who benefits the most from Race 3 - spolier alert: it's not the audience.
84: Padman, Padmaavat and apologies
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Nearly 1 month ago, our host Aditya sat down with regular panelist Satyen to discuss the joys of Padman (minus Sonam Kapoor), the frustratingly nonsensical Padmaavat, and the mildly amusing inconsistencies of Tiger Zinda Hai - which is more than what can be said of this episode.
84: Padman, Padmaavat and apologies
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Nearly 1 month ago, our host Aditya sat down with regular panelist Satyen to discuss the joys of Padman (minus Sonam Kapoor), the frustratingly nonsensical Padmaavat, and the mildly amusing inconsistencies of Tiger Zinda Hai - which is more than what can be said of this episode.
83: Tumhari Sulu, Padmavati debacle, and the futility of Indian award shows
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Ashwin Chhabria drops by for a wide-ranging chat featuring: * Why the simplicity of Tumhari Sulu, and Vidya Balan's sheer force of will, powers this film through despite some questionable narrative choices. * The farce that Indian award shows are, particularly illustrated by the Zee Cine Awards who awarded the Best Film and Best Cinematography awards to .Golmaal Again. * Why everyone has stopped talking about the Padmavati controversy, and why its a sorry state of affairs * Trailer round-up featuring Thackeray, Aiyaari, Hichki and Padman - and we're excited for them all. #Bollywood #TumhariSulu #VidyaBalan #BollywoodWeekly #Padmavati #Padmavat #GolmaalAgain #Comedy #Entertainment #Film #Movies #MovieReview #FilmReview #AkshayKumar #Padman #SonamKapoor #SidharthMalhotra #NeerajPandey #ManojBajpai #NawazuddinSiddiqui #RajkummarRao #Aiyaari #Hichki #RaniMukherji
83: Tumhari Sulu, Padmavati debacle, and the futility of Indian award shows
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Ashwin Chhabria drops by for a wide-ranging chat featuring: * Why the simplicity of Tumhari Sulu, and Vidya Balan's sheer force of will, powers this film through despite some questionable narrative choices. * The farce that Indian award shows are, particularly illustrated by the Zee Cine Awards who awarded the Best Film and Best Cinematography awards to .Golmaal Again. * Why everyone has stopped talking about the Padmavati controversy, and why its a sorry state of affairs * Trailer round-up featuring Thackeray, Aiyaari, Hichki and Padman - and we're excited for them all. #Bollywood #TumhariSulu #VidyaBalan #BollywoodWeekly #Padmavati #Padmavat #GolmaalAgain #Comedy #Entertainment #Film #Movies #MovieReview #FilmReview #AkshayKumar #Padman #SonamKapoor #SidharthMalhotra #NeerajPandey #ManojBajpai #NawazuddinSiddiqui #RajkummarRao #Aiyaari #Hichki #RaniMukherji
82: Ittefaq, and the art of the Whodunnit
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Bollywood Weekly is back from hiatus, and we have an action-packed episode. 1) Why Ittefaq is a solid detective story, held aloft by Akshaye Khanna but let down by the mediocrity of those surrounding him. 2) A wide-ranging discussions on our favourite detective stories, Indian whodunnit films, and Kolkata's contribution to the genre 3) Is 36 China Town actually a good film or not? 3) Monsoon Shootout trailer, Goosebumps and interactive storytelling 4) Kaalakandi trailer, and the image of Bollywood stars 5) Tiger Zinda Hai trailer, and the voice of a director (or lack thereof) With various other random things interspersed! Follow us: Twitter: www.twitter.com/productions_tic Facebook: www.facebook.com/ticmediaproductions #ittefaq #AkshayeKhanna #SRK #ShahRukhKhan #RedChillies #SidharthMalhotra #SonakshiSinha #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #podcast #entertainment #digital #crime #thriller #whodunnit #SatyajitRay #Feluda #AgathaChristie #Kaun #36ChinaTown #TigerZindaHai #SalmanKhan #KabirKhan #SaifAliKhan #KatrinaKaif #Phantom #AliAbbasZafar #Kaalakandi #MonsoonShootout
82: Ittefaq, and the art of the Whodunnit
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Bollywood Weekly is back from hiatus, and we have an action-packed episode. 1) Why Ittefaq is a solid detective story, held aloft by Akshaye Khanna but let down by the mediocrity of those surrounding him. 2) A wide-ranging discussions on our favourite detective stories, Indian whodunnit films, and Kolkata's contribution to the genre 3) Is 36 China Town actually a good film or not? 3) Monsoon Shootout trailer, Goosebumps and interactive storytelling 4) Kaalakandi trailer, and the image of Bollywood stars 5) Tiger Zinda Hai trailer, and the voice of a director (or lack thereof) With various other random things interspersed! Follow us: Twitter: www.twitter.com/productions_tic Facebook: www.facebook.com/ticmediaproductions #ittefaq #AkshayeKhanna #SRK #ShahRukhKhan #RedChillies #SidharthMalhotra #SonakshiSinha #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #podcast #entertainment #digital #crime #thriller #whodunnit #SatyajitRay #Feluda #AgathaChristie #Kaun #36ChinaTown #TigerZindaHai #SalmanKhan #KabirKhan #SaifAliKhan #KatrinaKaif #Phantom #AliAbbasZafar #Kaalakandi #MonsoonShootout
81: Secret Superstar, MAMI Round-up and 'Family Entertainment'
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
1. Why Secret Superstar may just be the best film of 2017 as Zaira Wasim's powerhouse performance is ably supported by Aamir Khan and the rest. 2. A round-up of this year's MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, with special focus on Shlok Sharma's 'Zoo' - shot entirely on an iPhone. 3. Golmaal Again is the highest grosser of the year so far, proving that there are deeply ingrained issues in society for a film like this to be considered most people's idea of 'family entertainment'. 4. Trailer round-up, featuring the exciting Ittefaq, the enigmatic Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, the confusing 'Tumhari Sulu' and the downright weird 'Qarib Qarib Singlle'. #Bollywood #Podcast #Movies #Entertainment #FilmReview #MovieReview #BollywoodWeekly #SecretSuperstar #AamirKhan #ZairaWasim #MeherVij #GolmaalAgain #ParineetiChopra #AjayDevgn #MAMI #Zoo #ShlokSharma #TumhariSulu #VidyaBalan #AkshayeKhanna #ittefaq #SidharthMalhotra #Sonakshi Sinha
81: Secret Superstar, MAMI Round-up and 'Family Entertainment'
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
1. Why Secret Superstar may just be the best film of 2017 as Zaira Wasim's powerhouse performance is ably supported by Aamir Khan and the rest. 2. A round-up of this year's MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, with special focus on Shlok Sharma's 'Zoo' - shot entirely on an iPhone. 3. Golmaal Again is the highest grosser of the year so far, proving that there are deeply ingrained issues in society for a film like this to be considered most people's idea of 'family entertainment'. 4. Trailer round-up, featuring the exciting Ittefaq, the enigmatic Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, the confusing 'Tumhari Sulu' and the downright weird 'Qarib Qarib Singlle'. #Bollywood #Podcast #Movies #Entertainment #FilmReview #MovieReview #BollywoodWeekly #SecretSuperstar #AamirKhan #ZairaWasim #MeherVij #GolmaalAgain #ParineetiChopra #AjayDevgn #MAMI #Zoo #ShlokSharma #TumhariSulu #VidyaBalan #AkshayeKhanna #ittefaq #SidharthMalhotra #Sonakshi Sinha
80: Anupama Chopra on MAMI, Independent Cinema and 2017's biggest disappointment
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
On a special edition of Bollywood Weekly, we catch up with Anupama Chopra - renowned film critic and festival director at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival - as she gets candid about her journey with MAMI, why festivals are important for independent filmmakers and how MAMI aims to provide something for everyone to enjoy. In addition, Anupama also tells us her favourite films and biggest disappointments from what has been an overall fairly dull 2017 in Bollywood. #Bollywood #Podcast #Movies #Film #JioMAMIWithStar2017 #MovieReview #filmreview #indie #IndieFilm #Cinema #filmfestival #newton #RajkummarRao #AnuragKashyap #Mukkabaaz #LUMB #ADeathInTheGunj #AnupamaChopra #JabHarryMetSejal #SRK #ImtiazAli
80: Anupama Chopra on MAMI, Independent Cinema and 2017's biggest disappointment
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
On a special edition of Bollywood Weekly, we catch up with Anupama Chopra - renowned film critic and festival director at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival - as she gets candid about her journey with MAMI, why festivals are important for independent filmmakers and how MAMI aims to provide something for everyone to enjoy. In addition, Anupama also tells us her favourite films and biggest disappointments from what has been an overall fairly dull 2017 in Bollywood. #Bollywood #Podcast #Movies #Film #JioMAMIWithStar2017 #MovieReview #filmreview #indie #IndieFilm #Cinema #filmfestival #newton #RajkummarRao #AnuragKashyap #Mukkabaaz #LUMB #ADeathInTheGunj #AnupamaChopra #JabHarryMetSejal #SRK #ImtiazAli
Episode 79 - Newton, Democracy and the art of film-making
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Why Newton is a fiercely patriotic film that should be made tax-free. We discuss a wide-ranging array of topics from Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi's perfect portrayals, the hidden meanings and symbolism behind different scenes, and why Newton stands out from other so-called 'indie films'. #Newton #RajkummarRao #PankajTripathi #Bollywood #Film #Cinema #Oscars #Movies #MovieReview #India #Democracy #Politics #Entertainment #judwaa2 #GolmaalAgain #Chef #SaifAliKhan #AjayDevgn #ParineetiChopra #VarunDhawan #TumhariSulu #VidyaBalan
79: Newton, Democracy and the art of film-making
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Why Newton is a fiercely patriotic film that should be made tax-free. We discuss a wide-ranging array of topics from Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi's perfect portrayals, the hidden meanings and symbolism behind different scenes, and why Newton stands out from other so-called 'indie films'. #Newton #RajkummarRao #PankajTripathi #Bollywood #Film #Cinema #Oscars #Movies #MovieReview #India #Democracy #Politics #Entertainment #judwaa2 #GolmaalAgain #Chef #SaifAliKhan #AjayDevgn #ParineetiChopra #VarunDhawan #TumhariSulu #VidyaBalan
Episode 78 - Shubh Mangal Savdhan
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
An inconsistent, but ultimately enjoyable affair, 'Shubh Mangal Savdhan' will definitely get you up and running. Underpinned by fantastic performances from Ayushmann, Bhumi Pednekar and the entire supporting cast, who carry the film despite a limp second half. We also look ahead to the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, to be held from October 6-14. In this week's show, we discuss Anurag Kashyap's comments regarding the dichotomy between commercial and indie cinema and how festivals like MAMI help films reach a wider audience. #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Podcast #Movies #Film #MovieReview #FilmReview #AyushmannKhurrana #BhumiPednekar #SeemaPahwa #BrijendraKala #Eros #ErosNow #Newton #RajkummarRao #BareillyKiBarfi #JioMAMIWithStar2017 #AnuragKashyap #Netflix #indie #FilmFestival
78: Shubh Mangal Savdhan
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
An inconsistent, but ultimately enjoyable affair, 'Shubh Mangal Savdhan' will definitely get you up and running. Underpinned by fantastic performances from Ayushmann, Bhumi Pednekar and the entire supporting cast, who carry the film despite a limp second half. We also look ahead to the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, to be held from October 6-14. In this week's show, we discuss Anurag Kashyap's comments regarding the dichotomy between commercial and indie cinema and how festivals like MAMI help films reach a wider audience. #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Podcast #Movies #Film #MovieReview #FilmReview #AyushmannKhurrana #BhumiPednekar #SeemaPahwa #BrijendraKala #Eros #ErosNow #Newton #RajkummarRao #BareillyKiBarfi #JioMAMIWithStar2017 #AnuragKashyap #Netflix #indie #FilmFestival
77: | Lipstick Under My Burkha | BW Catch-up
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Why Lipstick Under My Burkha, despite its numerous flaws, had enough going for it to be a significant film. This is the first in a new Bollywood Weekly episode format - where we provide a catch-up episode of a movie that released in the last few months that we were not able to cover on the podcast. Let us know what you think! #Podcast #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Film #Movies #MovieReview #FilmReview #LUMB #LipstickUnderMyBurkha #KonkonaSenSharma #RatnaPathakShah #AahanaKumra #VikrantMassey #ShashankArora #Balaji #EktaaKapoor #AlankritaShrivastava
Episode 77 | Lipstick Under My Burkha | BW Catch-up
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Why Lipstick Under My Burkha, despite its numerous flaws, had enough going for it to be a significant film. This is the first in a new Bollywood Weekly episode format - where we provide a catch-up episode of a movie that released in the last few months that we were not able to cover on the podcast. Let us know what you think! #Podcast #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Film #Movies #MovieReview #FilmReview #LUMB #LipstickUnderMyBurkha #KonkonaSenSharma #RatnaPathakShah #AahanaKumra #VikrantMassey #ShashankArora #Balaji #EktaaKapoor #AlankritaShrivastava
76: Bareilly ki Barfi's sweetness, Saif's acting ability, and a heartfelt plea to watch 'Newton'
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
The pod is back, and this week we celebrate the sweetness and simplicity of Bareilly ki Barfi, held aloft by acting masterclasses from Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi. We also discuss that pair's upcoming film Newton, and why it is important that we take the time to go watch it. That's part of our trailer round-up, which also features Judwaa 2 -and the astonishing lack of effort on David Dhawan's part - and Chef, as we discuss whether Saif can actually act or not. #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Movies #Film #Entertainment #Comedy #FilmReview #MovieReview #BareillyKiBarfi #KritiSanon #AyushmannKhurana #RajkummarRao #PankajTripathi #SeemaPahwa #Chef #SaifAliKhan #Newton #Judwaa2 #OonchHaiBuilding #ChaltiHaiKya9Se12 #VarunDhawan #DavidDhawan #Jacqueline #Taapsee
Episode 76 - Bareilly ki Barfi's sweetness, Saif's acting ability, and a heartfelt plea to watch 'Newton'
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
The pod is back, and this week we celebrate the sweetness and simplicity of Bareilly ki Barfi, held aloft by acting masterclasses from Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi. We also discuss that pair's upcoming film Newton, and why it is important that we take the time to go watch it. That's part of our trailer round-up, which also features Judwaa 2 -and the astonishing lack of effort on David Dhawan's part - and Chef, as we discuss whether Saif can actually act or not. #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Movies #Film #Entertainment #Comedy #FilmReview #MovieReview #BareillyKiBarfi #KritiSanon #AyushmannKhurana #RajkummarRao #PankajTripathi #SeemaPahwa #Chef #SaifAliKhan #Newton #Judwaa2 #OonchHaiBuilding #ChaltiHaiKya9Se12 #VarunDhawan #DavidDhawan #Jacqueline #Taapsee
75: Toilet: Ek Problematic (but Important) Katha
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
1) Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is problematic in so many ways, most significantly reinforcing stalking and male privilege in a film about empowering women and giving them basic rights. 2) Despite this, the main crux of the movie - toilets and lack thereof - is addressed and delivered effectively. Bhumi Pednekar overshadows Akshay but is given limited opportunity to so in the second half because Bollywood. 3) We look ahead to (in order of excitement and in reverse order of likely box office success) Newton, Fukrey 2, and Simran 4) Our guest Ashwin gives us a quick down-low on Lipstick Under My Burkha and why it was so effective. #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Movies #Film #Entertainment #MovieReview #FilmReview #AkshayKumar #BhumiPednekar #Toilet #AnupamKher #Newton #RajkummarRao #BareillyKiBarfi #AyushmannKhurana #KritiSanon #Simran #KanganaRanaut #HansalMehta #Fukrey2
Episode 75 - Toilet: Ek Problematic (but Important) Katha
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
1) Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is problematic in so many ways, most significantly reinforcing stalking and male privilege in a film about empowering women and giving them basic rights. 2) Despite this, the main crux of the movie - toilets and lack thereof - is addressed and delivered effectively. Bhumi Pednekar overshadows Akshay but is given limited opportunity to so in the second half because Bollywood. 3) We look ahead to (in order of excitement and in reverse order of likely box office success) Newton, Fukrey 2, and Simran 4) Our guest Ashwin gives us a quick down-low on Lipstick Under My Burkha and why it was so effective. #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Movies #Film #Entertainment #MovieReview #FilmReview #AkshayKumar #BhumiPednekar #Toilet #AnupamKher #Newton #RajkummarRao #BareillyKiBarfi #AyushmannKhurana #KritiSanon #Simran #KanganaRanaut #HansalMehta #Fukrey2
Episode 74 - Jab Harry Met Sejal
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Why Harry Met Sejal is not a question we have an answer to - and to be honest we wish they didn't. For the first time, Imtiaz Ali has let us down. In the absence of any plot line, SRK and Anushka are forced to recycle previous roles and the result can only be described as a strange, mediocre film. Plus, trailer round-up featuring Bareilly ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Lucknow Central, Secret Superstar and more! #Bollywood #Podcast #BollywoodWeekly #Entertainment #Comedy #Movies #Film #Review #JabHarryMetSejal #SRK #ShahRukh #ShahRukhKhan #ImtiazAli #AnushkaSharma #AyushmannKhurana #BhumiPednekar #AamirKhan
74: Jab Harry Met Sejal
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
Why Harry Met Sejal is not a question we have an answer to - and to be honest we wish they didn't. For the first time, Imtiaz Ali has let us down. In the absence of any plot line, SRK and Anushka are forced to recycle previous roles and the result can only be described as a strange, mediocre film. Plus, trailer round-up featuring Bareilly ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Lucknow Central, Secret Superstar and more! #Bollywood #Podcast #BollywoodWeekly #Entertainment #Comedy #Movies #Film #Review #JabHarryMetSejal #SRK #ShahRukh #ShahRukhKhan #ImtiazAli #AnushkaSharma #AyushmannKhurana #BhumiPednekar #AamirKhan
Episode 73 - Jagga Jasoos, IIFA Debacles and Mandira Bedi
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
- Why Jagga Jasoos should be applauded for its vision and technical brilliance, despite faltering and losing its way in the 2nd half. - In defence of Katrina Kaif, who - accent apart - delivers a career-best turn across the always brilliant Ranbir - An in-depth look at Anurag Basu's many sources of inspiration, from TinTin to Jean-Pierre Melville, courtesy this piece from Bharat Misra https://kahaanikisse.blogspot.in/2017/07/jagga-jasoos-references.html - A brief summary of IIFA, as we examine why TV has ruined the sanctity and credibility of Indian awards shows. - Other random chatter including why YRF should never make films, Ranveer Singh at the UEFA Champions League final and the merits of Mandira Bedi and Ajay Jadeja's cricket commentary. #JaggaJasoos #RanbirKapoor #KatrinaKaif #SaswataChatterjee #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Comedy #Entertainment #IIFA #Dangal #AamirKhan #AadarJain #YRF #YashRajFilms #KaranJohar #Nepotism #RanveerSingh #SaurabhShukla
73: Jagga Jasoos, IIFA Debacles and Mandira Bedi
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
- Why Jagga Jasoos should be applauded for its vision and technical brilliance, despite faltering and losing its way in the 2nd half. - In defence of Katrina Kaif, who - accent apart - delivers a career-best turn across the always brilliant Ranbir - An in-depth look at Anurag Basu's many sources of inspiration, from TinTin to Jean-Pierre Melville, courtesy this piece from Bharat Misra https://kahaanikisse.blogspot.in/2017/07/jagga-jasoos-references.html - A brief summary of IIFA, as we examine why TV has ruined the sanctity and credibility of Indian awards shows. - Other random chatter including why YRF should never make films, Ranveer Singh at the UEFA Champions League final and the merits of Mandira Bedi and Ajay Jadeja's cricket commentary. #JaggaJasoos #RanbirKapoor #KatrinaKaif #SaswataChatterjee #Bollywood #BollywoodWeekly #Comedy #Entertainment #IIFA #Dangal #AamirKhan #AadarJain #YRF #YashRajFilms #KaranJohar #Nepotism #RanveerSingh #SaurabhShukla
Episode 72 - Tubelight, and the hypocrisy of Indian audiences
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
1) Why Tubelight, contrary to critics and popular opinion, is actually a well-made film - let down solely by the insufferable presence of Salman Khan 2) In praise of Kabir Khan, who always tries to portray important messages of faith even in commercial masala entertainers 3) Why Indian movie-goers are hypocrites, and what constitutes a mainstream film 4) We reflect on the trailer of Jagga Jasoos, and an uncanny 'similarity' to TinTin comics #Tubelight #SalmanKhan #SohailKhan #KabirKhan
72: Tubelight, and the hypocrisy of Indian audiences
Bollywood Weekly
access_time3 years ago
1) Why Tubelight, contrary to critics and popular opinion, is actually a well-made film - let down solely by the insufferable presence of Salman Khan 2) In praise of Kabir Khan, who always tries to portray important messages of faith even in commercial masala entertainers 3) Why Indian movie-goers are hypocrites, and what constitutes a mainstream film 4) We reflect on the trailer of Jagga Jasoos, and an uncanny 'similarity' to TinTin comics #Tubelight #SalmanKhan #SohailKhan #KabirKhan
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