Kabir Khan, A Filmmaker Without Borders
In this episode we discuss three films by Kabir Khan that focus on global perspectives and reactions to terrorist attacks.
Kabir Khan, from documentaries to mainstream commercial filmmaking Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan Human scale perspective of global politics Kabul Express Loosely based on Khan’s own experiences in post-Taliban Afghanistan Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Afghan vs. Afghani A very fancy donkey Location shooting and a different perspective on modern conflicts Connecting through popular culture Banned in Afghanistan
INTERVAL (”Afghan Jalebi (Ya Baba)” from Phantom)
New York Spoiler alert! We couldn’t really discuss the film otherwise Post 9/11 detentions Matt mixes up Ek Tha Tiger and Bad Boys II, is Kabir Khan the Michael Bay of Bollywood? How terrorism is propgated by the reaction to terrorism Erin rewrites the film’s twist Portrayal of torture Phantom 26/11 Mumbai attacks Revenge fantasy Unsurprisingly banned in Pakistan Erin has moral issues with this film
NEXT TIME: We welcome writer and film critic Danny Bowes and discuss some of the films that got him interested in Bollywood.
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