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74: A Very BiFL Christmas: Anjaana Anjaani and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

To celebrate the holidays we discuss a pair of Christmas movies, or at least a pair of movies set at Christmas time. Show Notes: * We are drinking mulled apple cider * Matt hates Christmas * “[Fairytale of New York](” and “[All I Want For Christmas Is You](” * Thank you listenerinthecity! 10 BiFL points for you! * Christmas movies * [Las...


73: Sriram Raghavan, Pulp Auteur: Johnny Gaddaar and Agent Vinod

With his latest movie, Andhadhun, in theatres, we discuss two films from critically acclaimed crime auteur Sriram Raghavan. Show Notes: * Matt invents BiFL Points * [Shaktiflow]( and [Amarjeet Sohi]( * [Canada Post strike]( * [Sriram Raghavan]( * [Raman Raghav 2.0]( * [Ek Hasina...


72: The Man of The Hour, Ayushmann Khurrana: Vicky Donor, Hawaizaada, and Dum Laga Ke Haisha

With his two latest films blowing up the box office, we discuss one of Bollywood’s freshest leading men, Ayushmann Khurrana. Show Notes: * We’ve changed up our recording schedule for the rest of the year, we only have three episodes left in 2018 * [Ayushmann Khurrana]( * [MTV Roadies]( * [Meri Pyaari Bindu](, [Bareilly Ki...


71: Halloween IV: Nine-Tenths of the Law

In our fourth annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode we discuss three films about women being possessed by malevolent forces. Show Notes: Our previous Halloween episodes are here Thank you so much to Sruguru and Xenia / Cat Green Bike for the Apple Podcasts reviews! The Exorcist and William Friedkin (and The Devil and Father Amorth which we don’t recommend) Sexism and the exorcism genre Naina The Eye and The Eye Ophthalmologist controversy Hot doctor Dark Messenger, the TV spinoff Lack of...


70: Something Happened: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai at 20 with the Khabardaar Podcast

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai we welcome Aparita Bhandari and Baisakhi Roy of the Khabardaar Podcast to reminisce and evaluate how the film holds up to today’s standards. Show Notes: * Welcome to [Aparita]( and [Baisakhi]( of the [Khabardaar Podcast](! * TIFF 2018 * [Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota or The Man Who Feels No Pain](,...


69: Play Nimmi For Me: Aag and Mera Naam Joker with Beth Loves Bollywood

We welcome Beth Watkins of Beth Loves Bollywood to discuss two films starring, directed, and produced by Raj Kapoor. Show Notes: * Welcome to [Beth Loves Bollywood](! * [Mujhse Dostu Karoge](!)! * [Shree 420]( * [Bengali cinema]( and [Satyajit Ray]( * [Raj...


68: Goin’ Down the Road: Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Piku

We bid adieu to the summer season with a trio of road films. Show Notes: * We were out late partying at our friends’ wedding * Thanks vcx100 * [Karwaan]( * [The road movie]( * Matt remembers a [robot museum in Wisconsin]( * Is the road movie a genre? How is it different from a chase movie? or a travelogue? * [Honeymoon Travels Pvt....


Supplemental Episode 7: Ghoul's On Film

Netflix has released their latest Hindi project, the three part horror series Ghoul, and we were so impressed we decided to record a quick supplemental episode. Show Notes: * [Split Screen Podcast: Bonus Episode 1 - The Future Of Streaming In Bollywood]( * [Omnipresent]( * [Ghoul Review: The Demons Within by Rahul...


67: Young, Adult: Gippi and Secret Superstar with That's a Thing?!

We welcome Elizabeth Spencer and Karen Unland of That’s A Thing?! to discuss two films about teen girls, and their moms. Show Notes: * Thanks Sri Rao for the Nimbu Pani recipe, get his book [Bollywood Kitchen]( (sorry for all the noise our metal straws make) * [That’s A Thing?!]( * Erin knows nothing about...


66: Hugs Not Drugs: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Sanju

With his biopic in theatres, we’re discussing Bollywood bad boy Sanjay Dutt’s life and work. Show Notes: * Thank you Sidhu177! * South Indian cinema we watch * [Mahanati]( and [Aruvi](, also [Arjun Reddy]( * [Split Screen Podcast]( * [Not Just...


Supplemental Episode 6: The Sacred Games Are Afoot!

With Netflix’s first original Indian series, Sacred Games, we’ve snuck in a quick supplemental episode to discuss the first season of the highly anticipated adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel from Phantom Film maestros Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. Show Notes: * NYT: “[Review: The Criminal Life in Mumbai in ‘Sacred Games’](” * [“Sacred Games on Netflix: Decoding the intricate title credits and...


65: Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate: NH10, Phillauri, and Pari

In this episode we discuss three films produced by and starring Anushka Sharma. Just a note, we discuss some mature subjects in this episode including sexual assault, honour killings, and infanticide. There’s also a fair amount of spoilers. Show Notes: * We hope all our fellow Canadians had a happy Canada Day * Thank you karenrayan and Airia101 * [Eros Now](, [Hotstar](, and [Amazon Prime...


64: Ladies Be Watching: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Veere Di Wedding with Juliet Franklin

To celebrate the release of Veere Di Wedding, we welcome one of our closest gal pals on to the show to discuss the hit film along with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Show Notes: * We’re back from vacation, for good this time * Welcome back [Dr. Juliet Franklin]( * Margaritas in a can * Matt loves girls’ night * Thank you to Dteaj and Hey.Vero for your reviews! * We forgot to invite Juliet’s mom to VDW * [Ladies vs Ricky...


63: Breaking Free: Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan, Lootera, and Trapped

Ahead of the release of his latest film, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, we discuss the work of Vikramaditya Motwane. Show Notes: * We were in Chicago, we’re back but we’re leaving again * Thank you narmeensaiyed and Kvoltage2017 for your reviews * [Vikramaditya Motwane]( * [Paanch](, which it seems has never been released because of the producer * [Bhavesh Joshi...


Supplemental Episode 5: Nisha Sharma's My So-Called Bollywood Life!

In our fifth supplemental episode we’re speaking to author Nisha Sharma about her upcoming young adult novel My So-Called Bollywood Life, available May 15th. Show notes: * Nisha Sharma’s [website]( and [Twitter]( * Check out Nisha’s [book tour]( * Preorder MSCBL from [Penguin Random...


62: Rhythm Nation: Dil To Pagal Hai and Taal with I Don't Get It

In this episode we’re joined by Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush of [I Don’t Get It]( to discuss two films about performers. Show Notes: * Welcome [Paul]( & [Fawnda]( * So many wind machines! * Erin is still mad that Oprah lied to her * The early Shah Rukh Khan film with the steamy love scene is [Maya Memsaab]( with [Deepa Sahi](


61: Bachchan '73 - '75

In this episode we discuss three mid-'70s films starring Amitabh the “Big B” Bachchan. Show Notes: * We did not come up with a series name * Our previous [AB episode]( * We still can’t find some of Bachchan’s big '70s hits * Thank you Edmonton Public Library * Bachchan: The Early Years * [Namak Haraam]( * [Hrishikesh Mukherjee]( * Social justice and...


60: Cops vs. Thugs: Shootout at Lokhandwala and Shootout at Wadala

In this episode we discuss a pair of films that dramatize deadly dealings between the Bombay police force and the criminal underworld. Show Notes: * [Mayaanadhi]( * “[Tollywood goes to Texas](" by Suchin Mehrotra * [Encounter killings]( * [Sicario]( *...


59: The Queen of Hearts: Rani Mukerji

In honour of her upcoming release Hichki, we look at three recent films starring leading lady Rani Mukerji. Show Notes: Hi Kimberly! We’re changing our release schedule Thank you PSC27 Matt’s looking for some feedback Rani Mukerji ( Biyer Phool ( and Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat ( Ghulam (, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai...


58: Pushing The Envelope: Being Cyrus and Delhi Belly, with Suchin Mehrotra

Writer and Magic of Bollywood ( founder Suchin Mehrotra ( joins us to discuss a pair of English-language black comedies. Show Notes: The desperate need to share your opinion with the world Anupama Chopra ( and Film Companion ( The role of the film critic Badrinath Ki Dulhania ( The difference between portrayal...