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Love of Cinema

Himanshu

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S3+Episode+6%3A+Ram+Jaane+%281995%29+-+with+Vinay+Shukla+
access_time4 months ago
Early in his career, Shah Rukh Khan did a series of films where he played the anti-hero. One of those films was Ram Jaane  (1995), a full-bodied remake of the James Cagney classic, Angels with Dirty Faces. Ram Jaane could've been a career-defining film for SRK but it failed to have a lasting impact. Nevertheless, it's a very peculiar film and if you're a SRK fan, you probably have many memories around the film. In conversation with Vinay Shukla, who wrote Ram Jaane, on — the parallels between Cagney and SRK, SRK's performance in Ram Jaane, the actor's rather interesting wardrobe for the film,  what the film could've been and why in spite of its flaws, Ram Jaane has its moments. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Produced and hosted by: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2021Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S3+Episode+5%3A+Satyajit+Ray%27s+documentaries+-+with+Subha+Das+Mollick+
access_time6 months ago
Satyajit Ray made an absolutely moving documentary on Rabindranath Tagore. He also made documentaries on —  the blind artist, Binode Behari Mukherjee; Bharatanatyam dancer, Balasaraswati; Sikkim; and Sukumar Ray. Ray had also planned documentaries on Nehru and Pandit Ravi Shankar, which never got made.As we inch closer to Ray's centenary, we take a close look at the filmmaker's equally excellent documentary work. Professor of Film Studies at Aliah University (Kolkata) and documentarian, Subha Das Mollick, joins me to share her insights on Ray's approach to documentaries, critically examine the five documentaries, and to talk about the other two documentaries which Ray wanted to make. We also tried to juxtapose the realism in his feature films with Ray, the documentarian. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Produced and hosted by: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2021Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S3+Episode+4%3A+Ek+Chalis+Ki+Last+Local+%282007%29+-+with+Sanjay+Khanduri
access_time6 months ago
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007) is packed with quirk. A delightful crime comedy, pulling off one improbable scene after another, and delivered with the confidence that's rare from a director making his debut film. In conversation with writer-director Sanjay Khanduri on —-his early days in films, assisting Kundan Shah and Subhash Ghai; Kundan's Shah's advice-writing ECKLL and getting a small film made in 2007-casting Abhay Deol and Neha Dhupia -the film's deliciously ridiculous scenes and sets (Ponnappa's private gambling den)-anecdotes around making the film and the film's memorable characters (Malvankar, Naidu, Bhujang, Mangeshbhai, Patrick)-influcences on the film and ECKLL's influence on some of the newer films like Lootcase (2020)-Sanjay's plans around spinning off a popular character from the film with a web series ...and more!Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Produced and hosted by: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S3+Episode+3%3A+Remembering+Kader+Khan+-+with+Sukanya+Verma
access_time8 months ago
Kader Khan was an extraordinary writer and actor. He was also one of the primary architects of, what I like to call, the Bachchan aura. He was instrumental in the careers of two other big stars as well - Jeetendra and Govinda. Sukanya Verma, film critic, quiz-maker, and a true blue Hindi film buff,  joins us as we look back on Kader Khan's legacy.  We talked about Kader Khan's difficult childhood, his course down the path of theatre, his early days in films, and his role in the towering career of Amitabh Bachchan. We also covered Khan's mastery over language, which was instrumental in being able to write outstanding dialogue for filmmakers with contrasting styles, like Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra - makers of some of Bachchan's biggest films.Sukanya also touched on her favorite Kader Khan performances, Khan's subconscious imprint on the comedy of actors like Pankaj Tripathi, and why she is a big fan of Patal Bhairavi (1985) and Taqdeerwala (1995).Finally, I shared some cool trivia (sent in by a listener) about a dark film that Kader Khan had planned on writing and directing, with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead. This month, it will be two years since we lost Kader Khan.  Join us, as we pay a small tribute, in our own way, to, as Sukanya likes to call him, "my favorite Khan." Here's Sukanya's (in memoriam) piece from last year: http://www.sukanyaverma.com/2019/01/i-loved-kader-khan-i-spoke-kader-khan/Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S3+Episode+2%3A+Kamlesh+Pandey+%28Tezaab%2C+Aatish%2C+Aks%2C+Delhi+6%29
access_time9 months ago
Kamlesh Pandey has written upwards of 45 films, including Tezaab, Saudagar, Aatish, Aks, Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6, and Yalgaar.Kamlesh Pandey joins us for a chat on screenwriting, stories behind some of his biggest films, and how writing for Hindi cinema has changed over the last 30 years.We chatted about Tezaab, Aks, Delhi-6, Aatish, his admiration for Walter Hill, working with Feroz Khan, and why our lives are incomplete without stories. Also...Did you know the trial show of Tezaab was a huge disaster, primarily due to its non-linear narrative structure, and the wife of a superstar wanted the film edited to a linear structure?Did you know that Pandey had originally conceived Delhi-6 along the lines of My Big Fat Greek Wedding - set in Delhi? Or how, initially, he was never interested in writing for Feroz Khan?Or why he believed Sanjay Dutt was better suited to play Nawab in Aatish? All those stories and more. Listen in! Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S3+Episode+1%3A+Jaane+Bhi+Do+Yaaro+%281983%29+-+with+Kaveree+Bamzai
access_time10 months ago
In conversation with columnist, author and former editor of India Today, Kaveree Bamzai on Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983).Superfan Kaveree and I tried to unpack what makes Kundan Shah's endlessly fascinating comedy — timeless. We talked about our favorite scenes, Kundan Shah's style, the comedic genius of Satish Shah, the film's increasingly relevant satire, its take on corruption and media, and the spoken language dialogue of the film.We also touched on the influences on the film, from the Marx Brothers to Antonioni to the 1964 Dilip Kumar film, Leader.Kaveree also made some interesting points about the famous 'Mahabharat scene' and why we, as a country, are much more touchy about the Ramayan than the Mahabharat.Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+12%3A+Pankuj+Parashar+%28Peechha+Karro%2C+Jalwa%2C+ChaalBaaz%29
access_time11 months ago
2 cult comedies, 2 massively entertaining blockbusters, and an iconic TV show...In conversation with director Pankuj Parashar on — Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984), Karamchand (1985), Peechha Karro (1986), Jalwa (1987) and ChaalBaaz (1989).Pankaj and I chatted about the films he made in the 80s. Films which I am a fan of. Films which have had an influence on Andaz Apna Apna, Rangeela, and Priyadarshan's comedies.Along the way, Pankaj shared a truckload of anecdotes around making of those films. Anecdotes you do not want to miss! Anecdotes involving everyone from Naseeruddin Shah to Ram Gopal Varma to Kamal Haasan to Dharmedra to Sridevi to Alyque Padamsee to Ravi Baswani.We also talked about why Jalwa and ChaalBaaz have aged well. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+11%3A+Satyajit+Ray%27s+Aranyer+Din+Ratri+at+50+-+with+Amitava+Nag
access_time12 months ago
In conversation with independent film critic and author Amitava Nag on one of Satyajit Ray's magnificent films, Arranyer Din Ratri (1970). We reflect on one of my favorite films by Ray, as it turns 50 this year, discussing — scenes from the film, the craft behind the film, the strong women of the film, Sunil Gangopadhyay's novel, the film's place in Ray's oeuvre, influences on the film and the film's legacy. Guest Amitava Nag has authored Satyajit Ray's Heroes and Heroines, decoding Ray's unique ability in extracting superlative performances from his actors. Amitava has also hosted a wonderful series of video lectures on Ray's cinema on Youtube, titled: Ray@100 Video Lectures by Amitava Nag.Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+10%3A+Sameer+Vidwans+%28in+Marathi%29
access_time1 year ago
**My first podcast episode in Marathi**In conversation with director Sameer Vidwans on — Double Seat (2015) and YZ (2016), present day Marathi cinema, takeaways from assisting Sachin Pilgaonkar, his creative partnership with writer Kshitij Patwardan, and more.We chatted about the common thread between Double Seat and YZ, some of my favorite scenes from those two films, and the writing of the films.We also touched on the problems facing Marathi cinema today - dwindling footfalls, why a large section of the Marathi youth struggles to connect with the Marathi cinema on offer, and why it is important for Marathi cinema to go beyond nostalgia. Sameer also shared the lessons learned from assisting Sachin Pilgaonkar, in his early days. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+9%3A+Nayakan+%281987%29+-+with+Baradwaj+Rangan
access_time1 year ago
In conversation with Baradwaj Rangan on Mani Ratnam's modern classic, Nayakan (1987).We chat about the landmark film's craft, including Kamal Haasan's departure from star signature for the role of Velu, DoP P. C. Sreeram's groundbreaking work, Raaja's legendary score — and Mani Ratnam, the formalist filmmaker. Rangan shared his experience of watching Nayakan in the theaters at the time of its release, and we discussed the film's legacy, the film's influence on several popular films, as well as influences on Nayakan.I also asked Rangan if we will ever get to watch an out-and-out action movie by Mani Ratnam.Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+8%3A+Navdeep+Singh
access_time1 year ago
In conversation with Navdeep Singh on Manorama Six Feet Under, NH10, and Laal Kaptaan                  Navdeep shared interesting stories and anecdotes about the making and casting of Manorama. We discussed the hat tips to Chinatown (1974), David Lynch, Antonioni and Brazil (1985). And yes, we did talk about the cab with pink curtains!Did you know that before Abhay Deol got attached to the project, Navdeep wanted to make the movie with Irrfan? We also talked about filming the violence in NH10, using violence as a storytelling tool, and casting Deepti Naval as Ammaji.Also, I asked him about making Laal Kaptaan as a Western, the visual palette of the film, the beautiful low-angle shots (inspired by Sergio Leone), and how hard it was to sell the film as a Western to the producers. Finally, Navdeep had some interesting advice for young filmmakers.Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+7%3A+Nikhil+Mahajan+
access_time1 year ago
In conversation with writer/director Nikhil Mahajan on Pune 52 (2013), genre filmmaking, Marathi cinema and Shah Rukh KhanWe chatted about the underlying themes in the 2013 neo-noir Pune 52, the casting, influences on the film and why Girish Kulkarni figures among the finest actors of our times.Nikhil also spoke on genre filmmaking in India and today's Marathi cinema.Finally, two fellow SRK fans got down to chatting about the kind of films we would love to see King Khan explore, the kind of film Nikhil would love to do with SRK, and......I shared my pitch for an action film, designed, keeping SRK in mind:) Do listen!**Spoiler alert for part of the conversation on Pune 52's ending**Start: 28:10End: 32:40 Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+6%3A+Ritesh+Batra
access_time1 year ago
In conversation with writer/director Ritesh Batra on themes and some of my favorite scenes from his films. We chatted about The Lunchbox, Our Souls at Night and Photograph. Ritesh also shared thoughts on writing, his process on the sets and why he likes Louis Malle's cinema. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+5%3A+Gol+Maal%2C+Hrishida+and+more+-+with+Jai+Arjun+Singh
access_time1 year ago
In conversation with Jai Arjun Singh on Gol Maal, recurrent themes in Hrishida's films, Utpal Dutt, Amol Palekar and more.Jai has authored a lovely book on Hrishida's films, titled The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Jai and I chatted about the film's classic lines, the muted socio-political commentary, Hrishida's style of writing films in an 'adda' setting, Utpal's Dutt's theatre background, Pancham's timeless soundtrack, and Gol Maal trivia.We also touched on few other comedies. Join us!(Shout out to @FarziLogic for pointing out the bit on Professor Rele)Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept and Host: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+4%3A+Remembering+Kobe+Bryant+-+with+Akshay+Manwani+
access_time1 year ago
An episode dedicated to the memory of a generational, champion athlete. Kobe Bryant touched so many of my generation with his game and his pursuit of excellence that following his untimely passing, I decided to do an episode in his memory. NBA commentator Akshay Manwani was kind enough to join me on the episode to chat on  Kobe's legacy, lasting on-court memories, the Mamba mentality and more. We also talked about how Kobe stacks up against other great Lakers, other great shooting guards, and other giants of his generation. An one-off episode; a small tribute to Kobe, in my own little way. Thank you Kobe, and thank you for the memories. Godspeed. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+3%3A+Sudhir+Mishra
access_time1 year ago
In conversation with Sudhir Mishra on Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005) as it turns 15 this year. Mishra shared memories about conceiving the film, as well as the writing, casting and music of the film. We also chatted about the astonishing relevance of the film today, the current political climate, and his upcoming Netflix series, Serious Men.I also asked him if Manu Joseph and he shared similar worldviews and how he's managed to remain a balanced voice on Twitter in what seems like a never ceasing season of polarization. Although we spoke over Skype and it was our first interaction, it did feel like a nice conversation around a film which you would have with a friend over some scotch:) Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+2%3A+Manish+Gupta+%28Sarkar%2C+The+Stoneman+Murders%2C+Section+375%29
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with writer-director Manish Gupta on Sarkar (2005) - researching the Thackeray family, referencing The Godfather, being mentored by Ram Gopal Varma The Stoneman Murders - recreating the Mumbai of early 80sRahasya - writing true crime movies Section 375 - responsibilities of a filmmaker when making a film around a sensitive topic advice for screenwriters in India and more! Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2020Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S2+Episode+1%3A+Tigmanshu+Dhulia+
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with Tigmanshu Dhulia on - Haasil, Paan Singh Tomar, Shagird, his craft, his approach to acting, his creative takeaways from working with Shekhar Kapur and Mani Ratnam, the towering talent of Irrfan, his admiration for K. Asif, and much moreTigmanshu also spoke of wanting to make a film on the legendary K. Asif, some day - with Irrfan!Links to some of Tigmanshu's film recommendations: Film Hi Film (1983) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb35P3eafGQMusafir (1957)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPc7HczcKJoFeedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+12%3A+Ajit+Andhare+
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with Ajit Andhare (COO, Viacom18 Studios) on the studio's approach with its film slate, challenges with regional cinema markets, post-mortem of films, pay parity, explosion in the digital space, and much more. Ajit talked about green-lighting Andhadhun, decoding the failure of Rangoon, and building an in-house team which shares a maker's mindset.Ajit also spoke about exciting new films which the Studio's been working on, including the one, centered around the Indian women's cricket team!Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+11%3A+Nipun+Dharmadhikari+
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with writer/director Nipun Dharmadhikari on Baapjanma (2017), the smash-hit talk show Casting Couch, Marathi cinema, and Marathi streaming content.Nipun also shared a few tiny bits about his dream project, a biopic, slated for release in 2020! Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+10%3A+Tridev+turns+30+-+with+Gautam+Chintamani+
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with film historian, Gautam Chintamani on the legacy of Tridev as it turns 30. The casting, the deliciously outrageous sequences, the knock ‘em dead dialogues, the iconic soundtrack --- we took a deep dive. In celebration of Rajiv Rai’s Tridev, as it turns 30. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+9%3A+Abhijeet+Deshpande+
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with writer/director Abhijeet Deshpande on Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar, Amazon's Breathe, screenwriting, Marathi cinema and V. Shantaram.We also spoke about the kind of Marathi cinema we would love to see. For example, imagine an honestly made film tracing the arc of the friendship and changing dynamics between Thackeray, Sharad Pawar and George Fernandes. That and much more on this episode... Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika Music: Nakul Copyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+8%3A+Mayank+Shekhar
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with Mayank Shekhar on the craft of the interview, print v. video, the changing landscape of the business of covering films, the state of film criticism, and the tricky song-and-dance with the celeb PR-machinery. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika Music: Nakul Copyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+7%3A+Devyani+Chaubal+-+with+Suparna+Sharma+
access_time2 years ago
In conversation with Suparna Sharma about Devyani Chaubal, the film columnist extraordinaire. We talked about the woman, the legend, her legacy, and her infamous episodes with Bollywood stars. Chaubal, whose gossip columns in film magazines were eagerly anticipated by readers for the juicy scoop, and dreaded by stars for the bluntness and the insider information they divulged. An episode, entirely devoted to the ever enigmatic Devyani Chaubal. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika Music: Nakul Copyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+6%3A+Shivendra+Singh+Dungarpur
access_time2 years ago
My chat with Shivendra Singh Dungarpur about film preservation and film restoration.We chatted about preservation and how restoration also entails keeping the filmmaker’s original intent intact. We also spoke about Muzaffar Ali’s Zoonie; the recent restoration of Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A space Odyssey; the first Bengali silent film, Bilwamangal; and Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old. Dungarpur also touched on his unfinished film, Ittefaq. For which he had assembled an enviable crew, comprising  Rahman, Gulzar, Sriram Raghavan, Karan Bali and Sharmishta Roy. And.. of course, I asked him about the wonderful documentary, Celluloid Man.Please do consider making a donation to the Film Heritage Foundation at: https://filmheritagefoundation.co.in/donate/Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+5%3A+Apurva+Asrani+Part+2
access_time2 years ago
Storytelling (on film) occurs in three stages: on paper (writing), on sets (direction) and in the editing room. Apurva Asrani has had the experience of wearing all three hats. He’s been an integral part of some of the finest Hindi films in the last 20 years. Spoke with Asrani about his experiences working with RGV, Kalpana Lajmi, Hansal Mehta and Nagesh Kukunoor; his role in persuading RGV to switch from Steenbeck to Avid; the personally cathartic experience of writing ALIGARH; Indian queer cinema; and struggles of gay men in India.Asrani was articulate and insightful with his responses, and bared his soul on several issues he holds close to his heart. I greatly appreciated that. I think you’ll too. Part 2 of my conversation with Apurva Asrani. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+4%3A+Apurva+Asrani+Part+1
access_time2 years ago
Storytelling (on film) occurs in three stages: on paper (writing), on sets (direction) and in the editing room. Apurva Asrani has had the experience of wearing all three hats. He’s been an integral part of some of the finest Hindi films in the last 20 years. Spoke with Asrani about his experiences working with RGV, Kalpana Lajmi, Hansal Mehta and Nagesh Kukunoor; his role in persuading RGV to switch from Steenbeck to Avid; the personally cathartic experience of writing ALIGARH; Indian queer cinema; and struggles of gay men in India.Asrani was articulate and insightful with his responses, and bared his soul on several issues he holds close to his heart. I greatly appreciated that. I think you’ll too. Part 1 of my conversation with Apurva Asrani. Corrections: In my intro, I mentioned Apurva wrote Waiting (2015), which is incorrect. Waiting was written by Atika Chohan, Anu Menon and James Ruzicka. Also, Shahid (2013) was co-written by Sameer Gautam Singh. My apologies to all four writers. Sorry about this.  Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+3%3A+Yasser+Usman
access_time2 years ago
On this episode, I spoke with Yasser Usman about writing honest biographies, the debate about authorized versus non-authorized biographies, and why there's a dearth of good writing on Hindi film personalities. We also chatted about Rekha, Bachchan and... Rekha & Bachchan. He had a very interesting take on the present day equation between the two. We also briefly talked about the ever enigmatic, Devyani Chaubal. That and much more on Episode 3. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika Music: Nakul Copyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
S1+Episode+2%3A+Atul+Sabharwal+Part+2
access_time2 years ago
Part 2 of our wide-ranging chat with Atul Sabharwal, writer and director of the landmark Indian television show, Powder. Himanshu spoke with Sabharwal, at length, about Powder, the under-seen action drama AURANGZEB, his fondness for Raj Khosla’s Kuchhe Dhaage, film appreciation in the wake of the #MeToo movement, restoration of Hindi films, and much more. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika Music: Nakul Copyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
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access_time2 years ago
A wide-ranging chat with Atul Sabharwal, writer and director of the landmark Indian television show, Powder. Himanshu spoke with Sabharwal, at length, about Powder, the under-seen action drama AURANGZEB, his fondness for Raj Khosla’s Kuchhe Dhaage, film appreciation in the wake of the #MeToo movement, restoration of Hindi films, and much more. Feedback/comments/questions: loveofcinemasf@gmail.comCredits:Concept, script: Himanshu (@loveofcinemasf8)Host: Himanshu Editor: Devika Music: Nakul Copyrights © Love of Cinema 2019Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
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