Dilwale & Bajirao Mastani with Juliet Franklin
In this episode we welcome our first friendly, Juliet Franklin, to discuss two recent releases, Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani, and to reflect on some of the highlights and lowlights of the past year of Hindi cinema.
Juliet knows more about Indian culture than us, by virtue of being South Indian Watching bootlegs and the rise of digital distribution Matt forgot to plug in the mic, and broke his chair Netflix, please fix the subtitles on Chak De! India Dilwale (Rohit Shetty, 2015) with Shah Rukh and Kajol We are wrong about the translation of “Dilli Wali Girlfriend” it means “Girlfriend from Delhi” Johnny Lever SRK & Kajol’s beautiful song set in Iceland,"Gerua” “Tukur Tukur” the end credits song Kriti Sanon
INTERVAL (”Pinga” from Bajirao Mastani)
2015 in Bollywood
Anushka Sharma produced NH10 Deepika Padukone dominated with Piku, Tamasha, and Bajirao Mastani Kangana Ranaut proves she is a box office draw with Tanu Weds Manu Returns Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakane Do Varun Dhawan establishes himself outside of the Dharma Productions banner Salman Khan continues to reign supreme Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet bombed, adding to Ranbir Kapoor’s string of failures Alia Bhatt releases her first flop with Shaandaar and Vikas Bahl might be a one hit wonder Aishwarya Rai’s comeback, Jazbaa, underwhelmed
Sanjay Leela Bhanslai does not disappoint with his magnum opus Bajirao Mastani The Maratha Empire Ranveer Singh as Bajirao I, Deepika Padukone as Mastani, and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai Freedom to love Box office battle “Malhari” and “Deewani Mastani”
NEXT TIME: The work of director Anurag Kashyap
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