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51: Deadlier Than The Male: Filmi Femme Fatales in Ishqiya and 7 Khoon Maaf

To celebrate #Noirvember, we discuss two contemporary neo-noirs that focus on the femme fatale archetype. Show Notes: Will we or won't we do an episode on Ittefaq ( Erin’s mother watched Dangal, and she loved it! We miss Neale (! Listen to last year’s #Noirvember’s episode ( Film noir (

Duration: 00:59:46

Supplemental Episode 3: Sri Rao's BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN!

In our third supplemental episode we’re speaking to producer and screenwriter Sri Rao about his upcoming book Bollywood Kitchen, available November 7th. Show notes: Sri Rao’s website (, Twitter (, and Facebook ( Check out Sri’s book tour ( Preorder Bollywood Kitchen at Amazon...

Duration: 00:37:22

50: Halloween III - Season of the Witch: Ramsay Brothers Horror

In our third annual Hindi Horror Halloween episode we discuss the films of B-cinema auteurs the Ramsay Brothers. Show Notes: Ghosts foiled our first recording attempt Phobia ( and Trapped ( 1920 (, probably the topic of next year’s episode Don’t Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers by Shamya Dasgupta...

Duration: 01:14:04

49: Seeing Double: Judwaa x2 with Asim Burney

We welcome Asim Burney of Upodcast ( to discuss David Dhawan’s hit 1997 comedy Judwaa and his recent remake Judwaa 2. Show Notes: Upodcast ( The London advantage Interviewing Bollywood celebrities A critic’s perspective versus a fan’s Anupama Chopra ( and Baradwaj Rangan ( Carving out a space on the Internet The difficulty in translating comedy Episode 25 – Varun Dhawan,...

Duration: 01:36:33

48: Katrina Kaif is Wonderful & We Will Fight You, with Manish Mathur

We welcome online film writer Manish Mathur ( to discuss one of Bollywood’s most polarizing performers, Katrina Kaif. Show Notes: Newton ( is India’s submission for the Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Academy Awards Our episode on the India Film Festival of Alberta (, which includes our discussion of...

Duration: 01:25:40

21: 2016 Midyear Review

In this episode we summarize the highlights and lowlights of the year’s films so far and look ahead to the second half of 2016. Show Notes: · Matt on Letterboxd ( · Thank you for all of the kind words, we appreciate them so much · Erin was on the Split Screen podcast ( · We’re sad to have lost Anton Yelchin (go see Green Room) · Wazir...

Duration: 01:22:33

20: Filmi Pride

In this episode we celebrate Pride by discussing three recent Hindi films featuring LGBTQ characters and issues. Show Notes: It’s Edmonton Pride week ( Gay stereotypes and comedic relief Thank you Annarios for your review! Is Erin funny? Deep Mehta’s Fire( and Bombay Talkies ( Margarita With A Straw ( Disliking...

Duration: 00:58:57

19: The Sunny (Leone) Side of Bollywood, with Allan Mott

In this episode we are joined by writer and film lover Allan Mott to discuss Canadian porn star turned Bollywood heroine Sunny Leone. Show Notes: Welcome Allan Mott (! Western pop culture isn’t universal Hrithik Roshan cats ( Our Krrish 3 review for The Pulp ( Allan’s Pecha Kucha presentation on The Apple: “Transcending Tacky”...

Duration: 01:19:31

18: Un Certain Regard

In this episode we discuss three films that played at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard program. Show Notes: We’re on audioBoom and now reaching an audience in Pakistan and India Matt’s adventures in the Toronto airport The Cannes Film Festival Teaser for Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 Parallel Cinema is For Lovers! Cinéma vérité Miss Lovely Pornography in India Bollywood Bloodbath INTERVAL (“Mann Kasturi” from Masaan) Cannes films are depressing Titli Yash Raj produced...

Duration: 01:08:34

17: Sholay, The Greatest Story Ever Told

In this episode we discuss the iconic 1975 blockbuster Sholay. Show Notes: Sholay’s poster (and Citizen Kane’s) We are now on audioBoom! The Story Of Film: An Odyssey (it’s 15 episodes not 12!) “Sholay BC and Sholay AD” Anupama Chopra, Sholay: The Making of A Classic Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh Source issues The Magnificent Two and the influence of Hollywood westerns Sholay as national allegory Film romance mirrors life INTERVAL (”Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge”...

Duration: 00:54:11

16: Danny Bowes, Vocabulary Boy

In this episode we welcome writer and film critic Danny Bowes to discuss reviewing Bollywood movies and the films that introduced him to South Asian cinema. Show Notes: Superstar Rajinikanth and Enthiran Star power and celebrity Matt’s wrong, Tees Maar Khan’s Rotten Tomatoes score is 18% Appreciating popular cinema Bollywood’s popularity in North America, but lack of exposure Writing for Approaching every film on its own terms “Munni Badnaam Hui” from Dabangg INTERVAL...

Duration: 01:58:01