Kabir Khan, A Filmmaker Without Borders

Episode 15,   Mar 28, 2016, 04:11 AM

In this episode we discuss three films by Kabir Khan that focus on global perspectives and reactions to terrorist attacks.

Show Notes:

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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