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83: Tumhari Sulu, Padmavati debacle, and the futility of Indian award shows
Ashwin Chhabria drops by for a wide-ranging chat featuring: * Why the simplicity of Tumhari Sulu, and Vidya Balan's sheer force of will, powers this film through despite some questionable narrative choices. * The farce that Indian award shows are, particularly illustrated by the Zee Cine Awards who awarded the Best Film and Best Cinematography awards to....Golmaal Again. * Why everyone has stopped talking about the Padmavati controversy, and why its a sorry state of affairs * Trailer...
82: Ittefaq, and the art of the Whodunnit
Bollywood Weekly is back from hiatus, and we have an action-packed episode. 1) Why Ittefaq is a solid detective story, held aloft by Akshaye Khanna but let down by the mediocrity of those surrounding him. 2) A wide-ranging discussions on our favourite detective stories, Indian whodunnit films, and Kolkata's contribution to the genre 3) Is 36 China Town actually a good film or not? 3) Monsoon Shootout trailer, Goosebumps and interactive storytelling 4) Kaalakandi trailer, and the image of...