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84: Ladies Be Angry: Gulaab Gang, Akira, & Mom

8/6/2019
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You’ve heard of the Angry Young Man, but what do men really have to be angry about anyways? In this episode we discuss three films where women get angry and then get even. Show Notes: Thank you lilianmeere...

Duration:01:10:15

83: 2019 Midyear Review

7/22/2019
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We’re midway through 2019, so it’s time to look back at the first six months of Hindi film releases. Show Notes: Uri: The Surgical Strike (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FUri%3A_The_Surgical_Strike&t=MTczN2M4NjVmMzY3YjFhYjE2ODMxNDljYWQ0YTRjZGExNjFlYjY1MyxnY0xoYlJ2cw%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F186450925941%2Fepisode-83-2019-midyear-review&m=1) , Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi...

Duration:02:01:39

82: Shahid Kapoor, Is He Our Guy?: Ishq Vishk, Kaminey, and Mausam

6/25/2019
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With his latest film currently in theatres, we turn our attention to the career of the palpably handsome Shahid Kapoor. Show Notes: Erin has OPINIONS about Kabir Singh (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FKabir_Singh&t=OTU2ZDI3ZWRlZDhiMmIyOTZkZDk1MWMyZWQ1ZTdkODI0NTc0ZjM5ZixJZnNVMk1teg%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F185831834696%2Fepisode-82-shahid-kapoor-is-he-our-guy-ishq&m=1) Is Shahid Kapoor...

Duration:01:20:45

Netflix and Dil: Delhi Crime, or These Are Their Stories Dun Dun

6/11/2019
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To say that we weren’t looking forward to this show is putting it mildly, but after a couple of tubs of ice cream and a few glasses of bourbon we made it through and discovered that Richie Mehta’s Delhi Crime is an engaging and thoughtful procedural about one of India’s most notorious crimes. Show Notes: 2012 Delhi gang rape...

Duration:00:50:47

81: Yaasssh Chopra: Lamhe & Veer-Zaara with Manish Mathur

5/22/2019
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We welcome back fellow podcaster Manish Mathur to discuss the king of romance. Show Notes (for full show notes visit our Tumblr page (https://bollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com) ): Welcome back Manish (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FTheManish89&t=ZjMwMjI5NGJmMjQxYWFkMzVmZTkzMWQzNDdmZDljOTRhZDAwNmUxZCxmZ09SZjgwUA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkP3Y7y6o3K6ErDt0IV7Cnw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fbollywoodisforlovers.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F185054053631%2Fepisode-81-yaasssh-chopra-lamhe-veer-zaara&m=1) !...

Duration:01:52:19

80: Adventures in the Public Domain: Aladin and Arjun: The Warrior Prince

5/7/2019
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Ahead of the release of Walt Disney’s new live-action Aladdin, we discuss the Bollywood version alongside Disney’s own animated Hindi-language fantasy, Arjun: The Warrior Prince. Show Notes: * Thank you Anshita Makwana! 10 BiFL points! * Guy Ritchie’s [Aladdin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_(2019_film)) * Disney loves [Alan Tudyk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Tudyk) * [Comparisons to Bollywood](https://twitter.com/search?q=aladdin%20bollywood&src=typd) & [Naomi Scott in...

Duration:01:15:38

79: The People’s Champion: Akshay Kumar in Special 26, Holiday, and Baby

4/26/2019
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In a show of nationalistic pride, we turn our attention to the prolific and versatile Akshay Kumar in three contemporary action thrillers. Show Notes: * [Akshay Kumar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akshay_Kumar) * Our early AK experiences and how we came around * [Episode 16 where we discuss Tees Maar Khan](https://audioboom.com/posts/4467736-danny-bowes-vocabulary-boy) * [Episode 22 where we discuss Bollywood films shot in Alberta including 8x10...

Duration:01:05:48

78: The Express Train Of Camp: Madam X and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi with Sal Salam

4/9/2019
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We’re thrilled to welcome Sal Salam to discuss the incomparable Rekha in two iconic crime boss performances. Show Notes: * Welcome [Sal Salam](https://twitter.com/Salandthebadpun) * Sal on the [Split Screen Podcast](https://audioboom.com/posts/6992783-bollywood-news-round-up-trailers-for-sui-dhaaga-manmarziyaan-pataakha-and-more) * The importance of strong women in Bollywood * [Rekha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rekha) * [Sophia Loren loves...

Duration:01:46:38

Netflix and Dil: Made in Heaven, or Take Me Down to Sarbh City

3/28/2019
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Zoya Akhtar has done it again! Hot off the heels of Gully Boy, she’s co-created a new Amazon Prime series with fellow director and screenwriter Reema Kagti about the lives of wedding planners in Delhi and the rich clients who hire them to bring a little bit of heaven to Earth, or so they think. Show Notes: * [2019 Filmfare Awards](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64th_Filmfare_Awards) * [Malk](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfM7dvFto0&feature=youtu.be) * [Made in...

Duration:00:48:35

77: How To Get Away With Murder: Drishyam, Ittefaq, & Badla

3/19/2019
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Have you ever wanted to get away with murder? How about catch someone in a web of lies? Well the films in this episode provide a litany of dos and don’ts for the budding career felon or detective, depending on where you fall on criminal spectrum. Show Notes: * What’s an interrogation thriller? Erin made it up * [Chocolate](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_(2005_film)) * [Drishyam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drishyam_(2015_film)) (2015) *...

Duration:00:54:19

Netflix and Dil: Forget it, BiFL. It’s Mirzapur

3/5/2019
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With so much new streaming content dropping all of the time, we’re dedicating a new sub-series to Indian shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Eros Now, and more. First, or more accurately, third up is the violent gangster drama Mirzapur. Show Notes: [](https://audioboom.com/playlists/4627010-netflix-and-dil) * [Our Netflix and Dil playlist](https://audioboom.com/playlists/4627010-netflix-and-dil) * [Amazon Prime Video](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Video)’s other shows:...

Duration:00:47:16

76: Started From the Bottom: Rockstar, Aashiqui 2, & Gully Boy

2/20/2019
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With Gully Boy finally landing in theatres, we discuss three films about tortured artists and the women who love them. Show Notes: * Thank you choclaholic67 for the review! * The [tortured artist](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortured_artist) * Why are these films always about men * [Rockstar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockstar_(2011_film)) * Similarities to other Imtiaz Ali joints * “[Sadda Haq](https://youtu.be/p9DQINKZxWE)” * Do we like this film any more than when we first saw it? *...

Duration:01:19:37

75: 2018 Year End Review

2/5/2019
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We look back at the most notable Bollywood films of 2018! Show Notes: * We have new artwork design by [Becca Dalke](http://dalkedesigns.ca/)! * [Kaalakaandi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaalakaandi) ([our episode on Delhi Belly](https://audioboom.com/posts/6697239-pushing-the-envelope-being-cyrus-and-delhi-belly-with-suchin-mehrotra)) * [Mukkabaaz](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukkabaaz) * [Padmaavat](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmaavat) ([our episode on...

Duration:02:24:03

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

12/12/2018
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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](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8&feature=youtu.be)” and “[All I Want For Christmas Is You](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY&feature=youtu.be)” * Thank you listenerinthecity! 10 BiFL points for you! * Christmas movies * [Las...

Duration:01:06:23

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

11/30/2018
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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](https://www.shaktiflow.org/) and [Amarjeet Sohi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarjeet_Sohi) * [Canada Post strike](https://globalnews.ca/tag/canada-post-strike/) * [Sriram Raghavan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriram_Raghavan) * [Raman Raghav 2.0](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raman_Raghav_2.0) * [Ek Hasina...

Duration:01:07:33

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

11/13/2018
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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](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayushmann_Khurrana) * [MTV Roadies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Roadies) * [Meri Pyaari Bindu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meri_Pyaari_Bindu), [Bareilly Ki...

Duration:01:03:03

71: Halloween IV: Nine-Tenths of the Law

10/25/2018
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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...

Duration:01:14:46

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

10/10/2018
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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](https://twitter.com/aparita) and [Baisakhi](https://twitter.com/baisakhi) of the [Khabardaar Podcast](https://khabardaarpodcast.com/)! * TIFF 2018 * [Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota or The Man Who Feels No Pain](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mard_Ko_Dard_Nahi_Hota),...

Duration:01:33:37

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

9/25/2018
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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](http://www.bethlovesbollywood.com/)! * [Mujhse Dostu Karoge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mujhse_Dosti_Karoge!)! * [Shree 420](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shree_420) * [Bengali cinema](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_West_Bengal) and [Satyajit Ray](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray) * [Raj...

Duration:01:20:44

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

9/12/2018
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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](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karwaan#Critical_reception) * [The road movie](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_movie) * Matt remembers a [robot museum in Wisconsin](https://www.tommybartlett.com/exploratory/) * Is the road movie a genre? How is it different from a chase movie? or a travelogue? * [Honeymoon Travels Pvt....

Duration:01:21:48