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Ep. #545: Fareed Zakaria, John Leguizamo
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time4 days ago
Bill’s guests are Fareed Zakaria, John Leguizamo, Noah Rothman and John Avlon. (Originally aired 10/16/20)
Ep 183: Bad Boy Billionaires: India, Ginny Weds Sunny, and more
While talking about Ginny Weds Sunny:Abhinandan: She's really good. Yami Gautam, I think…Rajyasree: Please ya, Abhinandan! She was not good at all in this.Abhinandan: You said your bit, na?Rajyasree: Arrey, but you can't be delusional. I don't want you to be, na?Abhinandan: You are completely allowed to be delusional. See! We do this podcast together for, I don't know how many 300 episodes, thinking people are listening at the other end. And these emails that we keep writing, pretending to be other people.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Ginny Weds Sunny; Netflix docuseries Bad Boy Billionaires: India; the Tanishq ad controversy; Vijay Devarakonda’s comments on democracy; and a lot more.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction01:38: Dollar Big Boss ad06:03: Google Shopping ad 08:20: Letters from listeners15:32: Ginny Weds Sunny27:17: Vijay Devarakonda’s comments 33:24: Letters from listeners35:43: Bad Boy Billionaires: India55:16: Letters from listeners1:04:05: Tanishq ad controversy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. #544: Rep. Adam Schiff, John O. Brennan
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time11 days ago
Bill’s guests are Rep. Adam Schiff, John O. Brennan, Keli Goff and Bret Stephens. (Originally aired 10/9/20)
132: Ginny Weds Sunny | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vikrant Massey, Yami Gautam
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time11 days ago
Debutant director Puneet Khanna is not a fan of nuance. So his film has the straightforward title - Ginny Weds Sunny. Boy and girl (Vikrant Massey & Yami Gautam) meet-cute at a big, fat Punjabi wedding and their relationship culminates at a big, fat destination wedding. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s review to find out more.
Ep 182: Serious Men, American Murder: The Family Next Door, and more
While talking about their favourite James Bond actors:Abhinandan: This was I think about eight or nine years ago. He’s much taller in person than he looks. He looks slight.Rajyasree: What do you mean, Abhinandan? He looks tall only.Abhinandan: He does? Acha, he doesn't look like…he’s a biggish guy. There was this guy with this white dhaadi (beard) and a white mooch (moustache) and with a shirt. He was pushing this pram and a lady was walking with him.Rajyasree: You thought they’d stolen a grandchild ?Abhinandan: I didn’t know who it was. My friend who was with me said that’s Pierce Brosnan. I looked and it was PIERCE BROSNAN, ya! I was like, “Now, what should I do?”Rajyasree: What did you do?Abhinandan: Nothing. I looked at him and continued walking.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Serious Men; true crime documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door; short film The Discreet Charm Of The Savarnas; Bond theme song No Time to Die by Billie Eilish; and Bigg Boss Season 14.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction02:40: Letters from listeners06:47: Serious Men23:55: Letters from listeners25:36: The Discreet Charm of the Savarnas34:15: Letters from listeners41:12: American Murder: The Family Next Door51:22: Letters from listeners54:43: Bigg Boss 1459:54: No Time To Die by  Billie Eilish See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep 181: Criminal UK, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, and more
Talking about the Bhojpuri Rap ‘Bambai Main Ka Ba’:Rohit: Abhinandan, I’m not being a linguist because Bhojpuri is not my first language but it’s not Bambai Main Kaaba, it is Bambai Main Ka Ba.Abhinandan: Oh, I thought Kaaba.Rajyasree: Kaaba, as in the Islamic structure?Abhinandan: As Jagjit Singh said, “Kaabe se parda mat uthao varna wa bhi vahi ”Rohit: No, no, no! “Khuda ke waaste parda na kaabe se uthaa zaalim.”Rajyasree: Even that’s incorrect! Very good! Rohit: Oh, my God! Brilliant! So, we are on top of the things already.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri, Rajyasree Sen and Newslaundry subscriber Rohit Mehrotra discuss the series Criminal UK, PariWar, and Tehran; Manoj Bajpayee's Bhojpuri rap Bambai Main Ka Ba; Dua Lipa’s New Rules for Covid Dating; Ali Sethi’s Pehla Qadam; and Mariah Carey’s memoir.Tune in!Timecodes0:08: Introduction03:36: Bambai Main Ka Ba07:49: New Rules For Covid Dating by Dua Lipa14:42: Pehla Qadam by Ali Sethi19:44: Paar Chanaa De by Shilpa Rao and Noori29:34: Letters from listeners31:57: Criminal UK Season 238:01: PariWar49:13: Oppo ad #BeTheInfinite55:35: Cred Series1:00:55: Tehran1:07:08: The Meaning of Mariah Carey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
131: Khaali Peeli | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ananya Panday, Ishaan Khatter | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time19 days ago
Director Magbool Khan’s Khaali Peeli on  @ZEEPLEX (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCX3PcMUjayaB9ovRjoZacXQ) , starring Ananya Panday & Ishaan Khatter, tries to blend uncomfortable elements with Fast & Furious style car chases & romance. Listen to the review to know more.
130: Serious Men | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time19 days ago
Director Sudhir Mishra's film Serious Men on  @Netflix India (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCZSNzBgFub_WWil6TOTYwAg) , based on Manu Joseph's award winning novel, veers between sharp and sagging but ultimately Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the terrific child actor Aakshath Das steer the story to a satisfying close. Listen to the review to know more.
Ep. #543: Senator Bernie Sanders, Jim Belushi
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time25 days ago
Bill’s guests are Senator Bernie Sanders, Jim Belushi, Coleman Hughes and Bakari Sellers. (Originally aired 9/25/20)
Ep 180: Cuties, Emmy Awards 2020, and more
While talking about Paytm’s First Games ad:Abhinandan: I don’t know how this world works, Rajyasree. I just don’t know it.Rajyasree:  Oh my god! You have to go and live on that cliff, na, which you’ll push me off. You’ll build a hut on that cliff and become a recluse there. When I come to meet you, then you push me.Abhinandan: I don’t have to live there, I can just push you off and come back and live my normal life.Rajyasree: Oh, then life would be so much better, na? You wish!Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Cuties and Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare; the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards; the table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High; and a whole lot more.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction02:12: Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare18:32: Fast Times At Ridgemont High table read23:57: Letters from listeners28:59: Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees mashup31:42: Emmy Awards37:46: Letters from listeners40:05: Paytm First Games ad45:20: Cuties See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
129: Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time1 month ago
The best thing about Dolly and Kitty is that they are a mess. They can lie and steal. Both do really dumb things but because they are played by two keenly intelligent actors – Konkona Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar – they don’t come off as silly or capricious.
Ep. #542: Michael Cohen, Jane Fonda
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time1 month ago
Bill’s guests are Michael Cohen, Jane Fonda, Tim Miller and Trae Crowder. (Originally aired 9/18/20)
Ep 179: The Social Dilemma, Cargo, and more
While talking about Wakaalat From Home:Abhinandan: You are basically indulging in shameless nepotism that you’re plugging your friend’s show on this very credible pop culture podcast So you are using it for nepotism. Kangana was right! I’m sure you’re also doing drugs in your spare time.Rajyasree: I’m doing drugs? Dedo na, drugs dedo. I’m telling everyone, no one’s giving only. Imagine me on drugs. God!Abhinandan: Can you imagine? Already you are so loopy, you shout, you don’t talk normally. We should do it as just an experiment to see Rajyasree: Just an experiment?Abhinandan: You’d be something else. You’d be like I don't know what.Rajyasree: Maybe I calm down? It’s sometimes the opposite effect.Abhinandan: No, no.Rajyasree: Or I just burst! There’d be a high and then I’ll collapse and that’s the end. You would’ve killed me off once and for all.Abhinandan: All the more reason we must try it.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the documentary film The Social Dilemma; 2019 film Cargo; Into The Wild With Bear Grylls featuring Akshay Kumar; web series Wakaalat From Home; and a lot more.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction02:31: The Social Dilemma12:40: Letters from listeners18:14: Into The Wild With Bear Grylls and Akshay Kumar27:06: Letters from listeners31:07: Wakaalat From Home32:57: Horlicks ad39:30: TRESemmé “racist” hair adverts44:45: Cargo54:28: Jaya Bachchan’s Parliament speech See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. #541: Peter Strzok, Ewan McGregor
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time1 month ago
Bill’s guests are Peter Strzok, Ewan McGregor, Peter Hamby and Jessica Yellin. (Originally aired 9/11/20)
Ep 178: Bandish Bandits, I May Destroy You, and more
While talking about Bandish Bandits:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, sing one line of any song you want, just one.Rajyasree: No, now I don’t want to sing like that because you’ll get it doctored from the backend and make me sound bad. So, why will I do that?Abhinandan: You’re the crappiest singer ever and I must say that much as I have problems with the place you come from, Bongs have music in their blood. It is very rarely that you’ll come across a Bengali who is either not vocally trained or [doesn’t] play an instrument very well.Rajyasree: I play the piano very well.Abhinandan: You do nothing and stop lying.Rajyasree: No, no, I play the piano very well but I’ll sing one line of a song. “Saagar kinare dil ye pukare " See! You’re making me laugh. It’s off beat?Abhinandan: Dude, you're very bad, you shouldn’t try and sing. Okay, never mind. And don’t say that you can play the piano, your hands are too small to play the piano.Rajyasree: No, I play the piano. I can play Chopin (pronounced “Shoh-pan”, with a nasal “n”).Abhinandan: Ok, Chopin ki hogayi te pan.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the web series Bandish Bandits, Ramy and I May Destroy You; BBC Three Quickies’ sketch She’s Asking For It; the song Beyonse Sharma Jayegi; and a whole lot more.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction03:20: Letters from listeners06:26: Bandish Bandits17:33: I May Destroy You30:09: Letters from listeners34:44: Beyonse Sharma Jayegi43:44: She’s Asking For It45:59: Letters from listeners47:50: Ramy57:16: Letters from listeners1:08:03: Dream11 IPL 2020 ad1:10:55: Titan’s #LetsGetIndiaTicking campaign See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep 177: Masaba Masaba, Chadwick Boseman, and more
While talking about Sadak 2:Abhinandan: Suppose there was a tribe that caught us and they said, “We’ll kill you,” and we said, “No, please let us live.” They said, “Ok, you have to watch Sadak.” Even then I would think twice. You watched it when it was optional, no one was going to kill you.Rajyasree: If the tribe said this to me, I would say, “If I watch Sadak will you kill him [Abhinandan]?” Then I would watch Sadak. So, I would negotiate this way, do you understand?Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Sadak 2 and C U Soon; web series Masaba Masaba and A Suitable Boy; Oscar-winning short film The Neighbors' Window; Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman; and a whole lot more.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction01:29: Letters from listeners03:14: Sadak 211:55: The Neighbors’ Window19:03: A Suitable Boy36:05: Letters from listeners38:30: Masaba Masaba44:55: Letters from listeners48:07: Colgate commercial50:07: TFL cycling safety ad54:05: C U Soon56:46: Chadwick Boseman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
128: Sadak 2 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Sanjay Dutt | Alia Bhatt | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
Sadak 2 doesn’t just mirror the original in terms of narrative beats. The storytelling, performances, dialogue, cinematography, songs, background music – all seem to belong to the 90s, which was the last time Mahesh Bhatt directed a film before this. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Jisshu Sengupta, among others.
Ep. #540: Trey Gowdy, Wynton Marsalis
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are Trey Gowdy, Wynton Marsalis, Nina Burleigh and Rick Wilson. (Originally aired 8/28/20)
Ep 176: Class of '83, The Man from Earth, and more
Talking about The Man from Earth:Rajyasree: Because he doesn't age and after 10 years being in one place, he realises that people obviously know that he’s not aging. Then he keeps moving on. I know what Abhinandan says.Abhinandan: Why don’t you move then?Rajyasree: Why? You didn’t say, “Oh, then I should be moving.”Abhinandan: Why should I say that about myself? What do you think I am?Rajyasree: Everyone, Abhinandan thinks he looks 22 years old.Abhinandan: I don’t think I look 22. I’m just saying that when we went for a film, someone asked Rajyasree, “Brought your nephew for a film?”Rajyasree: He said that, huh?Abhinandan: “Accha! Tussi apne bhanje nu filme dekhne? So sweet of you!”Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Class of ‘83 and The Man from Earth; the Netflix documentary John Was Trying To Contact Aliens; and the biopic Joe Biden: Acceptable Under the Circumstances.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction04:07: Class of ‘8316:51: The Man from Earth33:03: Letters from listeners38:48: John Was Trying To Contact Aliens44:31: Letters from listeners50:14: Joe Biden: Acceptable Under the Circumstances. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
127: Ram Singh Charlie | Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Kumud Mishra | Divya Dutta | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
Ram Singh Charlie, directed by Nitin Kakkar, and written by Kakkar and Sharib Hashmi, is a celebration of the artist. Kumud Mishra, playing the titular role, is a circus performer whose specialty is playing Charlie Chaplin. The film also stars Divya Dutta, Lilliput.
Ep. #539: John Kasich, Oliver Stone
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are John Kasich, Oliver Stone, Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Thomas Frank. (Originally aired 8/21/20)
Ep 175: Gunjan Saxena, Greyhound, and more
While talking about Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl:Rajyasree: Also the change in behaviour, that commanding officer who takes her under his wing. The change in behaviour can’t happen because of one instance like Abhinandan: Not under the wing, under the rotor. If she was flying planes, it would be under the wing. But she’s flying helicopters which are under the rotor. Did you get it?Rajyasree: You’ll be under a truck wheel very soon if you carry on with your poor jokes.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and Greyhound; HBO series I Know This Much Is True; Pakistani web series Churails, and the Black Eyed Peas’ new song Action.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction02:41: Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl22:18: Letters from listeners27:36: Greyhound36:59: Letters from listeners40:41: I Know This Much Is True47:20: Churails59:35: Letters from listeners1:04:43: Action by Black Eyed Peas See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
126: Mee Raqsam | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Shabana Azmi
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
Mee Raqsam on Zee5 is presented by Shabana Azmi and directed by her brother, the acclaimed cinematographer Baba Azmi. Mee Raqsam is an ode to their father Kaifi Azmi. The film is about a girl  Mariam obsessed with Bharatnatyam, played by Aditi Subedi, and her father Salim, played by Danish Hussain. The film also stars Naseeruddin Shah & Rakesh Chaturvedi Om.
126: Class of '83 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Bobby Deol
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
Directed by Atul Sabharwal & produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, Class of '83 is a gritty drama about a batch of police officers who become famed encounter specialists. Set in Mumbai (Bombay) in the 80s, the film is inspired by a book named The Class of 83: The Punishers of Mumbai Police by S. Hussain Zaidi. You can watch this film on Netflix.
Ep. #538: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Colin Cowherd
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Colin Cowherd, Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang. (Originally aired 8/14/20)
125: Khuda Haafiz | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vidyut Jammwal | Disney+Hotstar
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
In Khuda Haafiz, writer-director Faruk Kabir ambitiously tries to expand the Vidyut Jammwal repertoire. With great action in place, the film has been inspired by a true incident. Also starring Shivaleeka Oberoi, Aahana Kumra, Shiv Panditt and Annu Kapoor, you can watch this film on @DisneyPlus Hotstar (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UC0PTktRYpZXb6On0_zFKWIg) .
Ep 174: Pareeksha, Richard Jewell, and more
While talking about Clint Eastwood’s movies:Abhinandan: Since I’m from the ‘70s generation, let me say a sexist line: “Humne bhi chudiyan nahi pehen rakhi hai.”Rajyasree: Now if no one writes mails on this, na? I’m going to be so disappointed.Abhinandan: That means people are unnecessarily attacking you and I get a free pass on all the shit that I say.Rajyasree: I crack a joke about something to do with my neighbouring state and everyone attacks me Abhinandan: And I say offensive things and yet I don’t get attacked.Rajyasree: That’s all I’m saying. I’m watching you guys. Y’all wait and watch now.Abhinandan: Wait and watch. She’ll kill me while I’m sleeping, guys. In case anything happens to me Rajyasree: You’ll be found with a rasgulla with a knife through it in your chest. Underneath I would have written, “Is this rasgulla from Bengal or is it from Orissa?”Abhinandan:  In case something happens to me Rajyasree: Oh! I can kill you by feeding you rasgulla because your sugar will just hype. Abhinandan: You can kill me in many ways.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Richard Jewell and Pareeksha, HBO series Run, Prabh Deep’s single Chitta, and a whole lot more.Tune in!PS. Rajyasree experiences something spooky during the recording. You can’t miss this! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
124: Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Janhvi Kapoor
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
The film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl shows Gunjan age from a schoolgirl to a young woman. With Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Manav Vij, Viineet Kumar Singh and Angad Bedi in pivotal roles, and directed by debutant director Sharan Sharma, this is an incredible story that seamlessly blends emancipation, valor, duty and patriotism. You can watch this film on @Netflix India from August 12.
Ep. #537: Lawrence Wilkerson, Chris Evans
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are Lawrence Wilkerson, Chris Evans, Paul Begala and Meghan Daum. (Originally aired 8/7/20)
Ep 173: Raat Akeli Hai, Three Identical Strangers, and more
While talking about Raat Akeli Hai:Rajyasree: I would not recommend it but if you all have time, you all should watch. What else is everyone doing? You’re sitting at home. Watch it.Abhinandan: You know only you are! Everybody is working by the way.Rajyasree: I’m working. I do three things Abhinandan: Then why do you assume “Since all of you are sitting home doing nothing. Abhinandan, you don’t watch anything, you’re sitting and doing nothing.” Why do you assume everybody’s sitting and doing nothing?Rajyasree: Why? I’m assuming people manage their time like I do. I cater, I do a full-time job, and I do this podcast and some other things.Abhinandan: Rajyasree, I think on January 26 you should get to ride on the elephant with the bahadur bachhas of India who salute the President.Rajyasree: You should make an elephant, na? Make a little statue over here. Abhinandan: Yeah, you can do that. Then you can congratulate yourself.Rajyasree: Nobody is congratulating me, I might as well congratulate myself.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Raat Akeli Hai and Lootcase, Netflix documentary Three Identical Strangers, Roger Federer’s new commercial for Barilla, and Nike ad You Can’t Stop Us.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction02:36: Three Identical Strangers10:21: Letters from listeners14:39: Raat Akeli Hai22:29: Letters from listeners27:30: Nike Ad30:17: Lootcase42:39: Barilla Ad See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. #536: Kerry Washington, Jim Carrey
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time3 months ago
Bill’s guests are Kerry Washington, Jim Carrey, Thomas Chatterton Williams and Bari Weiss. (Originally aired 7/31/20)
Ep 172: Dil Bechara, Olivia de Havilland, and more
While reading out a letter from a listener:Abhinandan: “As someone who is active in the field of theatre, Hamilton is sacred to me and I would've loved it had Abhinandan Sir, a former thespian himself, watched it.” So Rajyasree: She’s very young.Abhinandan: Have you passed out? Are you choking?Rajyasree: No, I’m choking so they’ll get me my smelling salts, I’ll be fine. But you must not use these words loosely.Abhinandan: I will be honest with you. Had bad acting been a crime, I would’ve got capital punishment based on one play that I did.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Dil Bechara, Netflix series Norsemen, documentary film A Suitable Girl, the death of Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, and a whole lot more.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
123: Shakuntala Devi | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vidya Balan | Sanya Malhotra
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
Shakuntala Devi on Amazon Prime Video is the biopic of a woman without limits. The real life Shakuntala was a math wizard, who was famously known as the human computer. Directed by Anu Menon, this film features Vidya Balan playing Shakuntala Devi, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh playing her daughter and son-in-law. Listen to this review to find out more.
123: Raat Akeli Hai | Anupama Chopra's Review | Radhika Apte | Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
Raat Akeli Hai on Netflix India begins as the classic whodunnit – one murder, many suspects. With Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Shweta Tripathi in pivotal roles, debutant director Honey Trehan and writer Smita Singh use the genre conventions to create a horrifying portrait of patriarchy. Listen to this review to find out more.
#TheMediaRumble
How dependent are journalists and film critics on access to power for their stories? Has the entertainment beat always been close to power structures – or have things improved/worsened?In this session of #TheMediaRumble -Dispatches, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Anupama Chopra, Mayank Shekhar, Ravina Rawal and Sowmya Rajendran to discuss this, and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep 171: Indian Matchmaking, The Arranged Gay Marriage Scam, and more
Abhinandan sharing his first acting experience in a play:Abhinandan: I didn't have dialogue, so I was just showing love with expressive eyes and my eloquent facial expressions. He [the director] said, “Okay, show love.” Then I was showing love and he said, “What are you doing?” I said, “I’m showing love!”Rajyasree: This explains why you’ve never gotten married because when you’re showing love, the person must be so confused, thinking, “Why is he so angry with me?”Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking; Vice Media’s documentary The Arranged Gay Marriage Scam; the trailer of upcoming miniseries A Suitable Boy; Arnab Goswami’s interview with Kangana Ranaut, and a whole lot more.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23: Paatal Lok
Bollywood Weekly TiC Productions
access_time3 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.
Ep 170: Hamilton, Breathe, and more
Talking about The Old Guard:Abhinandan: If Charlize Theron did an Alibaba film with Jack Ma Rajyasree: Hmm?Abhinandan: If she made an ad for Jack Ma and she played a thief in it, it would be called Alibaba and Charlize Chor.Rajyasree: Okay, we will get back to the film I was discussing so we cannot hear bad jokes.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the American musical drama Hamilton; Amazon Original series‎ Breathe; Sony Liv series Undekhi; Netflix film The Old Guard; and Apple and WhatsApp ads. They also talk about stand-up comedians apologising for hurting religious sentiments.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep 169: The Saroj Khan Story, Politician, and more
Abhinandan’s version of how he and Rajyasree met:Abhinandan: I was shooting a documentary in Bengal actually. I was in the Sundarbans and late at night, I was going with my crew.Rajyasree: And? Chudail came?Abhinandan: Suddenly there was this [malicious laugh] and the whole crew ran off. I was like, what is this? Then suddenly she emerged.Rajyasree: And then?Abhinandan: Then I said I’m not scared because I’m a brave Punjabi with Tamil blood also. So I said, “I’m not scared.” She was impressed and then she said, “Will you give me a job?”Rajyasree: And when you came back, you brought a chudail with you. [Surprisingly] you didn’t say that I sat on a tiger and I came towards you.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss Season 2 of the Netflix series Politician; Saif Ali Khan’s comments on nepotism; documentary The Saroj Khan Story, and various commercials.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Looking Like A Star
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Every year, thousands upon thousands of struggling actors from all over the world move to the movie capital of India with dreams of becoming the next Salman Khan or Priyanka Chopra. But in an industry obsessed with star-kids, the chances of making it are slim at best. Haroon speaks to two ‘outsiders’ who have managed to crack that glass ceiling – actress Katrina Kaif and actor Sidharth Malhotra. They tell Haroon how they deal with the pressure of always having to look like a Bollywood star; why Katrina was her own make-up artists for years and how Sidharth is choosing roles which push against his ‘pretty-boy’ looks.
Ep 168: Bulbbul, Disclosure, and more
Talking about the film Bulbbul:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, I must say this Anvita Dutta Rajyasree: Ya?Abhinandan: Dutt, sorry. Dutta will be Punjabi!Rajyasree: No no, Dutta is Bengali also. I think the Punjabis have just stolen it from us because I know a Dutta who is Punjabi and his first name is Bengali. He said, “No, I’m Punjabi.” And I just felt that was strange.Abhinandan: He started saying, “No”? Like you start everything? You could have said, “He said, ‘I am Punjabi.’ Why is everything “no”?Rajyasree: Because you made me a negative person Nikku. Before I met you, I was a very upbeat, chirpy, positive person. I believed in good and happiness. Now, I just believe that we will all die and I will get Covid.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss Netflix offerings Bulbbul, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga; documentary films Athlete A and Disclosure; and the cooking show Britannia Cheese Star Chef.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Power Games
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It takes a village to create a Hindi-film star. Behind-the-scenes, there are teams of managers and publicists working hard to create and maintain the image of the star who employs them. Working long before the star wakes and long after the star goes to bed, these people are invisible to most of us but are well-known power-players inside the industry. Haroon sits-down with Shah Rukh Khan’s former publicist Mandvi Sharma and pap-king Viral Bhayani to find out how the two sides actually work together to help create a star; Mandvi talks about why most star-managers in Mumbai are women and Viral talks about why photographers like him are still important in helping an actor jump from the B to the A-List.
Ep. #535: John Bolton, Kara Swisher
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
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Bill’s guests are John Bolton, Kara Swisher, Wes Moore and James Carville. (Originally aired 6/26/20)
Ep 167: Kadakh, Gippy Grewal, and more
Talking about Gippy Grewal’s new song:Abhinandan: Anyway, that was my review. What do you think of the song, Rajyasree Sen?Rajyasree: I rather reserve comment because I heard one minute of it and I said nothing is worth this. That’s what I felt.Abhinandan: You call me lazy for not watching stuff. Have you no shame?Rajyasree: No, I’ve learned from you. I’m following in the footsteps of the master.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Kadakh; 1948 psychological crime thriller Rope; Hotstar web series Aarya; Gippy Grewal’s new song Me & U; and Father’s Day ads. Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Body Doctor
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Haroon sits down with one of Bollywood’s best-kept secrets – nutritionist, Dr Siddhant Bhargava. Co-founder of company Food Darzee, Dr Siddhant supplies ready-made healthy meals and eating plans to A-List stars including Alia Bhatt and Sara Ali-Khan. Haroon finds out about the extraordinary levels of discipline required to follow Dr Siddhant’s bespoke programme; how he helps actors slim-down after an indulgent holiday and also reveals some of the secretive (and unhealthy) ways stars get their bodies camera-ready.
Ep. #534: Susan Rice, George Will
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
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Bill’s guests are Susan Rice, George Will, Malcolm Nance and Andrew Sullivan. (Originally aired 6/19/20)
Ep 166: Gulabo Sitabo, Sushant Singh Rajput, and more
While talking about Gone with the Wind and Little Britain being removed from streaming services:Abhinandan: See, everything is in a spectrum. This equivalence of everything from Noddy being the same as Little Britain to be the same as this each of these are different specifically.Rajyasree: I have one more thing which I think but I’ll wait till you say yours and then I’ll say.Abhinandan: No, first you have to ask me what I think.Rajyasree: What do you think, Abhinandan? I’m scared!Abhinandan: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Gulabo Sitabo, Axone and Da 5 Bloods; the removal of Gone with the Wind and Little Britain from streaming services; P&G ad The Choice, and the life of Sushant Singh Rajput.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
121: Chaman Bahaar | Anupama Chopra's Review | Jitendra Kumar | Netflix
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Chaman Bahaar, starring Jitendra Kumar and Ritika Badiani, has been written and directed by debutant director Apurva Dhar Badgaiyann. Set in Lormi, a district in Chhattisgarh, this is a story about Billu, a paan seller, who along with some other men in the village, is yearning for Rinku's love. You can watch the film on Netflix.
Ep. #533: Radley Balko, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
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Bill’s guests are Radley Balko, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, Larry Wilmore and Matt Welch. (Originally aired 6/12/20)
Ep 165: Chintu Ka Birthday, Choked, and more
Talking about the mountaineers Edmund Hillary and George Mallory:Abhinandan: He’s the one who made that line famous, “Because it’s there.” Have you heard that line?Rajyasree: It is why I also went mountaineering because it was there.Abhinandan: This is Mallory’s line. I think it is the coolest line in history ever.Rajyasree: Ever!Abhinandan: I use it all the time. Why did you eat that ice cream? Because it’s there! Why did you eat that cake? Because it’s there!Rajyasree: That’s why you have diabetes.Abhinandan: That also because it’s there.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Chintu Ka Birthday, Chippa and Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai; the child abuse helpline awareness video; the life and works of the filmmaker Basu Chatterjee; the second death anniversary of the chef Anthony Bourdain; and MAD magazine artist Al Jaffee’s retirement. Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.