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A generation of impostors brought up on cinema. The Other Banana podcast is primarily Deepauk M(@complicateur), Aditya(@gradwolf), Anantha(@anantha), Ashoka(@ABVan) and Max(@maxdavinci). We discuss films – mostly Indian – and analyse them in turn, roughly on a bi-weekly basis.

A generation of impostors brought up on cinema. The Other Banana podcast is primarily Deepauk M(@complicateur), Aditya(@gradwolf), Anantha(@anantha), Ashoka(@ABVan) and Max(@maxdavinci). We discuss films – mostly Indian – and analyse them in turn, roughly on a bi-weekly basis.
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A generation of impostors brought up on cinema. The Other Banana podcast is primarily Deepauk M(@complicateur), Aditya(@gradwolf), Anantha(@anantha), Ashoka(@ABVan) and Max(@maxdavinci). We discuss films – mostly Indian – and analyse them in turn, roughly on a bi-weekly basis.

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Episode 55 (Director Series): Vetri Maaran's Polladhavan

1/21/2020
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At The Other Banana, we are changing track a bit. Instead of arbitrarily choosing a film, we have chosen a director and will be focusing on all (or the best ones) their films, dedicating an episode to each of their works. We begin with one of the finest we've got in Tamil cinema - Vetri Maaran. In this episode, we talk about his debut, Polladhavan (2007), that also marked the beginning of an actor-director combo we cannot get enough of - Dhanush and Vetri Maaran. Listen on.

Duration:00:41:55

Episode 54: Kirumi

1/6/2020
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Hello and Happy New Year from the team of The Other Banana Podcast! It's not got off on a happy note, mind you, what with the anti-CAA/NRC/NRP protests and the general discontent across the country. Much needed action, of course. Maybe there is hope in this fight. On that note, our first episode of 2020. We talk about an underrated, less discussed film. Anucharan's KIRUMI. It trains its focus on one man, Kathir as Kathir, who is unemployed and is hired as an unofficial hand by the police....

Duration:00:49:21

Episode 53: Ajith and Vijay. Thala Thalapathy.

12/5/2019
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Following Kaithi, our previous episode, we thought of getting deep into the masala genre. And for that, we must get into what makes 'Thala' Ajith and 'Thalapathy' Vijay tick. In this episode, we talk about their respective phenomenon with two of their marquee films as the angle - Vijay's Thuppakki and Ajith's Mankatha. Listen on.

Duration:00:46:17

Episode 52: Kaithi

12/3/2019
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Lokesh Kanagaraj's sophomore effort is an interesting triumph of combining riveting set pieces to inject some much needed life into the Tamil masala genre. Almost universally liked, in this episode, we talk about Kaithi, the genre, and the question of where Lokesh Kanagaraj goes from here.

Duration:00:39:35

Episode 51: Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya

11/21/2019
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Swaroop RSJ and Naveen Polishetty get together to make a truly rollicking detective/suspense caper that is equal parts film noir and comedy, a mix that's as diabolical as it is fun. In our fifty first episode, @maxdavinci and Aditya are joined by film critic Hemanth CR to talk about Swaroop RSJ directed Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya, a film starring (and co written by) Naveen Polishetty, Shruti Sharma et al.

Duration:00:42:59

Episode 50: Kavaludaari with Hemanth Rao

10/31/2019
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We hit a half century! In The Other Banana's 50th episode, Anantha and Aditya talk to Hemanth Rao, director of Kavaludaari, the 2019 Kannada film. Kavaludaari is one of the latest entrants in Indian cinema's film noir. It combines the genre's trademark techniques to tell a compelling mystery story that spans decades. Director Hemanth Rao talks to us about the film, the challenges he faced in its making and his career in general.

Duration:01:10:46

The Other Banana Deepavali Episode

10/25/2019
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Hello, Every year, the Deepavali day is unambiguously related to Tamil cinema. So, the members of The Other Banana got together to discuss their Deepavali movie experiences ranging from early 90s to this day. We also sent out a tweet asking for others' experiences and we'll be reading out a few responses in the episode. Happy Deepavali! Happy listening. And hope you got tickets for your favorite films.

Duration:00:28:16

Episode 49: Antha Naal

9/30/2019
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Two of us take a walk down memory lane with author, filmmaker, and film studies professor Dr. Swarnavel Easwaran to discuss AVM Productions' cult hit Antha Naal. Featuring (then) rising star Sivaji Ganesan, Pandari Bai, and screenwriter Javert Seetharaman in a crucial role. Dr.Swarnavel's book Madras Studios is a great primer of the studio system that existed in Thamizh cinema at the time and his film Kattumaram starring Mysskin is in the festival circuit garnering acclaim. His article on...

Duration:00:59:27

Episode 48: Unda

9/24/2019
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This episode is more or less an ode to one of the finest films to come out the Malayalam industry this year (an industry that sets the standard high enough that this adjective is pretty high praise). Unda, Khalid Rahman's sophomore effort after Anuraaga Karikkinte Vellam, points to an evolution we hope continues on to many more films to come. Everyone on the crew enjoyed watching the film and we sincerely hope more people nationally and internationally stream it on Amazon Prime. Also read:...

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 47: Aandavan Kattalai

9/9/2019
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The gang gets together to talk about the Manikandan favorite, Aandavan Kattalai. A lovely film that helps you see the lighter side of the completely heavy social issues it explores. Listen to our episode where we talk to the music director of Aandavan Kattakai, here.

Duration:00:37:29

Episode 46: Virus

9/1/2019
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The gang got together to discuss another instant classic from the Malayalam film world this year - Virus. Huge ensemble cast, complicated issue, and a number potential issues that could've derailed the movie and yet it is pulled off with such elan. A strong recommend from the crew!

Duration:00:46:43

Episode 45: Meyaadha Maan

8/5/2019
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In the final episode of our romantic comedy series, the gang gets together to discuss the representations of class and caste divides in the Thamizh film Meyaatha Maan. We are joined by journalist, and author @krupage (do check out her book River Remember on the Chennai Floods here)!

Duration:00:52:51

Episode 44: Om Shanthi Oshaana

7/29/2019
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Next in our series of romantic comedies (though not according to @maxdavinci) is the malayalam film - Om Shanthi Oshana. We're joined by long time blogger and cine enthusiast @equanimus to discuss how this atypical film makes our list.

Duration:00:28:06

Episode 43: Sammohanam

7/24/2019
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On pod 2 of our Romantic Comedy series the crew invites guest Ideallaedi to discuss Mohan Krishna Indraganti's Sammohanam. We talk about how the film is different from the Hollywood rom coms of the 2000s as well as the characters and concerns of the film. ....We also wax eloquent for a bit on Aditi Rao Hydari....

Duration:00:52:40

Episode 42: Katheyondu Shuruvagithe

7/4/2019
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As part of our #GRCA series on romantic comedies the gang discussed the decidedly middling Kannada film Katheyondu Shuruvagithe. Listen, and hopefully it will get you in the mood for romance as we have better films coming up for discussion!

Duration:00:32:37

Episode 41: Velaiilla Pattadhari

6/20/2019
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The cabal is still a cabal but we are rebranding! We are now The Other Banana. Most of your feeds should be updated already but if you can't find it, please take a look at the About (The Crew) page for the updated feeds. Thank You. On to the new episode. We talk about one of Dhanush's seminal films - Velraj's Velaiilla Pattadhari or more popularly known as VIP (can you already hear the leitmotif in your head?). For this episode, we have a returning guest - Vijeta Kumar or @rumlolarum on...

Duration:01:02:20

Episode 40: To Let / Veedu

5/27/2019
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Episode 40: To Let / Veedu

5/27/2019
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The cabal attempts something different with a combo pod on Veedu and To Let. The films serve as a lens to discuss our own experiences with real estate, the era we grew up through and the one we now live in. It's hard not to think of Chezhiyan's To Let and Balu Mahendra's Veedu as companion pieces. We hope you all have as much fun listening as we did discussing and reminscing. The music for the pod, is from the wonderful piece named "Do Anything" from Ilayaraaja's album "How to name it".

Duration:00:54:02

Episode 39: Chithram

5/14/2019
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The gang takes a little trip to the 80's Malayalam nostalgia by revisiting Chithram. We're joined on this pod by writer editor extraordinaire @supriyan to cover a seminal moment in the history of Malayalam cinema, Mohanlal, and the film's director Priyadarshan. Big thanks to Supriya for making the time out to talk with us! You can watch the film here, listen to that lovely Neha Nair rendition of Eeran Megham, and take a trip down memory lane with Charithram Enniloode as well.

Duration:00:51:58

Episode 39: Chithram

5/14/2019
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